Number 26 on the list of New York Times' 2009 Destinations is Boracay Island in the Philippines. The Times refers to Boracay as the "next Phuket". Phuket is Number 12 on this list while the top spot goes to Beirut followed by Washington D.C. The 44th position goes to Zambia.
For more on this list follow this link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/11/travel/20090111_DESTINATIONS.html
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