WAYN, travel and lifestyle social media platform in the world, announced the winner of the Top Seven Cities competition. Paris is celebrating victory in the latest WAYN awards with nearly 8,000 votes, closely followed by New York and Rome, where there was less than 100 votes between them.
Jerome Touze, Co-Founder of WAYN.com said: “All of these cities are very worthy candidates for this award but as a French citizen myself I am of course delighted to hear that nearly 8,000 WAYN members recognised Paris as the top city. It doesn’t surprise me, as Paris is such a beautiful and vibrant place. I could happily spend a lot of time here, with museums, galleries and some of the best food on earth. It is hard not to fall in love with it.”
WAYN members have voted in their thousands, with over 42,000 votes cast for all seven cities in total, which also featured Sydney, London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. The cities were selected through a combination of market research data and tracking user engagement on WAYN.com. The Top Seven Cities Competition has its own micro-site and members have had the chance to win Amazon vouchers in return for casting their votes.
Mr Nicolas Lefebvre, General Manager of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, said: “We are very excited to win this international competition against other top cities and would like to say a big thank you to WAYN members for choosing Paris. Their vote pays tribute to Paris, its inhabitants, tourism trade professionals and tourism institutions as well as the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau, who all work together to promote the French capital. We hope you will come and visit our fantastic city soon!”