This is absolutely Great! As Cape Bretoners we already know that Cape Breton Island is spectacular, we hear it all the time from visitors coming to our shores. As a visitor counsellor I hear stories from visitors everyday, about the scenery, the views, the Bras d'Or Lakes and the Highlands, the Fortress of Louisbourg, our ceilidhs and history so I know just how lucky we are to live on this marvelous island. But to see it receive credibility as number 1 island to visit in Continental US and Canada and Number 3 Island in the World, from the Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers World's Best Awards, just makes a person want to hold their head up just a little higher.
I just received this information from Lou Leith of Destination Cape Breton Association about the recognition and I just had to pass it along.
Once again Cape Breton is basking in the glow of the Travel and Leisure Magazine Readers World’s Best Awards!!! Number one in Continental US and Canada and........................
Number 3 Island in the World!!!
None of this would be possible without Cape Breton’s Tourism Operators and Cape Bretoners themselves!!!!
TOP 10 ISLANDS
RANK'11 '10 NAME SCORE
1 6 Santorini, Greece 90.61
2 4 Bali 90.45
3 - Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia 89.90
4 - Boracay, Philippines 89.83
5 - Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia 89.68
6 7 Sicily, Italy 89.51
7 10 Big Island, Hawaii 89.11
8 2 Kauai 88.99
9 8 Maui 88.59
10 1 Galápagos 88.22
Destination Cape Breton
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