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Alexandria Nominated For Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Cities

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Alexandria is no stranger to travel destination rankings, as it has again made the list of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Small Cities. Now the city is nominated for Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Cities category.

Visit Alexandria leverages national rankings to promote the city as a destination amid COVID-19 pandemic recovery. The pandemic particularly hit Alexandria’s hotel, retail and restaurant sectors hard, and revenues haven’t fully recovered. While sales revenue has increased in fiscal years 2020 and 2021, restaurant tax receipts in 2021 didn’t quite recover to the 2019 level, and lodging tax receipts fell in 2020 and 2021.

Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards asks readers to rate their favorite travel experiences. In the cities category, readers can vote for Alexandria by rating it as “excellent” across nine categories. Other nominations in Alexandria include Alexandrian, Hyatt Centric Old Town and Morrison House in

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Charleston is Travel + Leisure’s No. 1 city for 9th year; SC islands take top 2 spots | Business

Charleston is one year shy of a decade-long sweep for the top spot on Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual list of the best cities to visit in the country. 

The city was the only one in the U.S. to make the publication’s 2021 worldwide ranking, coming in at No. 18.

South Carolina also took the top two spots on a list of the best islands in the continental U.S. with Hilton Head and Kiawah Island. 



SC tourism has recovered well, but rising COVID cases loom over the comeback

Unlike last year, when Travel + Leisure’s rankings were rolled out amid a major downturn for tourism caused by COVID-19, the 26th annual awards are coming out after a summer season marked by recovery for many parts of the industry, particularly in places like Charleston that have been able to lean on assets like beaches and outdoor activities that have remained popular during the pandemic.

In an announcement of the ranking rollout, the

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The Lake House on Canandaigua makes Travel + Leisure’s ‘It List’ 2021

CANANDAIGUA, NY — The Lake House on Canandaigua has hit the big time.

In Travel + Leisure magazine’s It List for 2021, the hotel was one of the 73 properties cited as “essential” to visit, even if each of the resorts and hotels had opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Describing it as “within striking distance” of touring a vineyard or hiking, the magazine said the hotel was “pilgrimage-worthy.”

“In many ways, the Lake House feels like a super-sized vacation home, with an enviable location at the northern tip of the lake, with a swimming pool, a dock (boat rentals are available), a sprawling yard with fire pits and lawn games,” the piece continues. The excerpt also suggested the best reason to visit was to “wake up with a view of the lake and to wander down, bare foot, for a swim.” 

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On Wednesday, Wyndham Destinations officially became Travel + Leisure Co., a membership and leisure travel company, after acquiring Travel + Leisure magazine last month.

Travel + Leisure Co. will maintain its portfolio of nearly 20 brands — including vacation ownership resorts under the Wyndham Destinations umbrella — and has appointed Noah Brodsky (whose resume includes such travel industry behemoths as Sheraton, Four Seasons and, most recently, Wyndham Hotels) to oversee its Travel + Leisure Group as president and chief brand officer.

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