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AQUIDNECK ISLAND RECOGNIZED WITH
CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER’S 2016 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD

October 27, 2016 – Condé Nast Traveler recently announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Aquidneck Island recognized as one of the “Top 10 Islands in the U.S.”

“Aquidneck Islanders should be proud to be included among top-notch islands like Maui, Longboat Key and Kiawah Island,” said Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover Newport. “While we’re always grateful to have our fine destination recognized, it is especially meaningful when it’s a publication’s readers that make their voice heard.”

More than 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year – cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships and 236 islands in the survey. The result? The 1,402 best travel experiences in the world.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide this week. The full list is published exclusively online at CNTraveler.com/rca

 

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ABOUT DISCOVER NEWPORT

Discover Newport is the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, Rhode Island. These include Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Warren. As a non-profit organization, Discover Newport partners with stakeholders throughout our tourism and hospitality industry to market the region as a premier destination for business and leisure travel. DiscoverNewport.org

ABOUT CONDE NAST TRAVELER

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel with 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28-year history. Advertising Age named Pilar Guzmán Editor of the Year in 2014 and CNTraveler.com attained 4 Webby Awards since 2015. www.cntraveler.com

Condé Nast Press Contact: Victor De Vita – 212 286 6449 victor_devita@condenast.com