Istanbul was crowned the “Best Destination in Europe” during a ceremony held in the US state of New York.
Istanbul was named the “best destination to spend time in 2022” by the readers of Global Traveler Magazine, one of the largest travel and tourist magazines in the United States, for the tenth year in a row in the “Best Leisure Lifestyle Awards.”
Lisbon came in second and Krakow came in third in the category where Istanbul was voted “best destination in Europe” with the most votes at the award ceremony held at the legendary Lotos Club in New York.
The New York-based publication, which caters to affluent readers and is frequently found in the lounge areas of major airlines, reaches millions of readers in print and online.
Two awards were also given to Istanbul Airport. GA Istanbul Airport was also named “best transfer airport” and “best family-friendly international airport” at the “2022 Leisure Lifestyle Awards” award ceremony, which is conducted every year.
Hüseyin Baştürk, New York Culture and Promotion Attaché of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, accepted the “2022 Best Leisure Lifestyle Destination in Europe” award on behalf of Istanbul, while the awards were presented to Gökhan engül, Corporate Communications Director, on behalf of GA Istanbul Airport.
With the help of Global Traveler subscribers, who take an average of 18 foreign trips per year, the finest in areas like locations, airlines, and hotels are chosen each year through voting.