GayCities Members Pick Best Cities in the World, From Tel Aviv to San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, January 10, 2012 -- GayCities--the world's largest LGBT community-driven city guide--today announced the winners in its annual “Best of GayCities” challenge, presented by American Airlines. (http://www.gaycities.com/best-of-2011/
Bolstered by an organized online campaign, Tel Aviv received the most votes by GayCities readers in the "City of the Year" category to take the top overall prize in this year's challenge. American gay meccas New York City and San Francisco were awarded “Best Nightlife City” and “Best Pride City” respectively. Provincetown edged Palm Springs as “Best Resort Town.”
"It's great to see so many people using the GayCities platform to share their favorite cities all over the world," said Scott Gatz, CEO of GayCities, Inc. "Readers are helping each other find the best experiences where they live and travel."
Tens of thousands of people cast votes for great destinations in nine categories, ranging from “Best Dressed City” to “Best Sand & Sun City.”
The complete list of winners:
Fifty cities, from Toronto to Santiago, received nominations based on thousands of reviews, fans and check-ins this year by GayCities members across the globe. Each winning city will receive a special virtual badge on the home page of its GayCities guide.
GayCities is the most popular website and mobile app where gays and lesbians connect with each other and share what's great about the cities where they live and travel. Members contribute their own experiences and discover what people like them really think about their town and cities around the world. GayCities brings together mobile checkins, reviews, questions and answers and up-to-date listings of bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, hotels and other venues in over 200 cities via the web site and popular iPhone app. GayCities reaches over 450,000 visitors each month and another 900,000 through its sister site, Queerty.com, the popular LGBT news and entertainment site.
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