New York is the Top Vacation Travel Destination for Doctors in First-Ever Physicians' Travel Poll

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors today are busier and more stressed than ever. When they can find time to get away for a relaxing vacation, where do these affluent, high-level professionals with discerning tastes for quality and value go? To find out, DIVERSION magazine, which covers the medical profession's leisure-time pursuits, asked selected subscribers to participate in its very first comprehensive travel poll.

The result is DIVERSION's 2007 Readers' Choice Awards, featured in the magazine's November issue. Editors were impressed by the broad scope of the trips and diversity of interests represented by the nearly 500 physician respondents to the open-ended survey.

Topping the list as favorite U.S. city is New York. Thanks to world-class museums, restaurants, theaters, shopping, celebrities and pure energy and excitement, the Big Apple reigned supreme with the medical set. San Francisco was a close second.

For favorite resort, Orlando/Disney World led the pack without any close competition. Even so, Florida was edged out by California as the most popular state to visit, with Colorado coming in third.

Europe's Big Three -- Paris (first), London (second) and Rome (third) -- were the undisputed winners in the foreign city category. Although the City of Light took top honors, the country with the greatest number of popular cities was Italy, with voters naming Rome, Venice, Florence, Positano and Taormina.

In addition to travel destinations, the magazine surveyed its readership about their favorite restaurants, hotel chains and dream vacations. Some highlights:

"DIVERSION'S readers travel a lot, both to medical conferences and for their own personal pleasure," says editor in chief Cathy Cavender. "Their choices are a great guide to planning your own dream getaway."

The full list of physician favorites appears in the November 2007 issue of DIVERSION magazine. The feature is also currently posted online at