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Condé Nast Traveler Names Cape Breton Island the #1 Island Destination in the Americas

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Cape Breton Island has been named the top choice among international travellers for amazing island destinations. Condé Nast Traveler has announced the recipients of its 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards, and readers crowned Cape Breton Island as the #1 island in the Americas.

Condé Nast Traveler is a distinguished travel publication, providing luxury travel advice to readers in the United States and United Kingdom. More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences. The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

See the full list of the world’s best islands here.

“We are thrilled that Cape Breton Island has been acknowledged as the #1 Island in the Americas and are thankful to the Condé Nast readers who voted for us,” says Terry Smith, CEO, Destination Cape Breton. “This accolade is a tribute to everyone in the Island's tourism industry and our residents who welcome visitors and ensure that they have an unforgettable experience. This recognition will undoubtedly bring even more awareness and interest to our destination."

The 2019 Readers' Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler's website at and celebrated in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions.

Earlier this year, Cape Breton Island was also named #1 island destination in Canada and #8 in the world by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.

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