Finalists named for 2011 Readers Choice Awards

2011 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards FinalistTravel Weekly proudly presents your nominees for the 2011 Readers Choice Awards. This year's winners will be announced at the ninth annual Readers Choice Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Dec. 15. With the travel industry in slow but steady recovery, Travel Weekly looks back at the best of the best in 59 categories that we cover, from airlines and cruise lines to tour operators and hotel chains. Voting to determine winners ended Nov. 18, and results are being tabulated by Travel Weekly's parent, Northstar Travel Media.
(Click through each heading for more information on the nominees.)

AIRLINES
American Airlines
British Airways
Delta Air Lines
JetBlue Airways
Lufthansa
Singapore Airlines
Southwest Airlines
United Airlines
Virgin Atlantic

CAR RENTALS
Alamo Rent A Car
Auto Europe
Avis Rent A Car
Budget Rent A Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Europcar
Hertz
National Car Rental

TRAVEL AGENT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Certified Sandals Specialist -- Sandals Resorts
Five Star Academy -- Celebrity Cruises
Hotel Excellence! -- Marriott International
NCL University -- Norwegian Cruise Line
OneSource Academy -- Princess Cruises
University of WOW! -- Royal Caribbean International

GDSs
Amadeus
Apollo/Galileo
Sabre
Worldspan

HOTEL CHAINS
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Best Western
Comfort Inn
Crowne Plaza
Dreams Resorts & Spas
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Hampton Inn
Hilton Worldwide
Holiday Inn
Hotel Indigo
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group
Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marriott International
Outrigger Hotels
Palace Resorts
Red Carnation
Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
Riu Hotels & Resorts
Sandals Resorts
Secrets Resorts & Spas
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Sofitel
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
W Hotels Worldwide
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts

LAS VEGAS HOTELS
Aria Hotel and Casino
Bellagio Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Venetian Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas

BEST RESORTS WORLDWIDE
Atlantis
Cap Juluca
Fairmont Kea Lani
One&Only Palmilla
Royal Hideaway
St. Regis Bora Bora

TOUR OPERATORS
Abercrombie & Kent
African Travel
Apple Vacations
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Blue Sky Tours
Classic Vacations
Collette Vacations
Funjet Vacations
Globus
Gogo Worldwide Vacations
Insight Vacations
Micato Safaris
MLT Vacations
Pacific Delight Tours
Pleasant Holidays
Tauck World Discovery
Trafalgar Tours
Travel Impressions

RAIL VACATIONS
Amtrak
Orient-Express
Rail Europe
Rocky Mountaineer
Via Rail Canada

CRUISE LINES
Ama Waterways
Avalon Waterways
Azamara Club Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Cunard Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Seabourn
Silversea Cruises
Tauck World Discovery
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Viking River Cruises

CRUISE SHIPS
Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
AmaCello, Ama Waterways 
Avalon Panorama, Avalon Waterways
Azamara Journey, Azamara Club Cruises
Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Cruises
Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises
Crystal Symphony, Crystal Cruises
Disney Dream, Disney Cruise Line
Marina, Oceania Cruises
Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line
Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line
Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line 
River Beatrice, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Seabourn Quest, The Yachts of Seabourn
Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
S.S. Antoinette, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Viking Legend, Viking River Cruises
Viking Prestige, Viking River Cruises

DESTINATIONS
Argentina (Central/South America)
Aruba (Caribbean)
Australia (Asia/Pacific)
Banff (Canada)
Belize (Central/South America)
Big Island (Hawaii)
Botswana (Africa)
Brazil (Central/South America)
Cabo (Mexico)
California (U.S. State)
Cancun (Mexico)
China (Asia/Pacific)
Colorado (U.S. State)
Costa Rica (Central/South America)
Cozumel (Mexico)
Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
Egypt (Africa)
England (Europe)
Fiji (Asia/Pacific)
Florida (U.S. State)
France (Europe)
Germany (Europe)
Hawaii (U.S. State)
Ireland (Europe)
Italy (Europe)
Jamaica (Caribbean)
Kauai (Hawaii)
Kenya (Africa)
Lanai (Hawaii)
Las Vegas (U.S. City)
Maui (Hawaii)
Montreal (Canada)
New York (U.S. State)
New York City (U.S. City)
Oahu (Hawaii)
Orlando (U.S. City)
Peru (Central/South America)
Puerto Rico (Caribbean)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
Quebec (Canada)
Riviera Maya (Mexico)
San Diego (U.S. City)
San Francisco (U.S. City)
South Africa (Africa)
Spain (Europe)
St. Lucia (Caribbean)
St. Maarten (Caribbean)
Tahiti (Asia/Pacific)
Tanzania (Africa)
Thailand (Asia/Pacific)
Toronto (Canada)
Vancouver (Canada)

THEME PARKS
Busch Gardens
Disneyland
SeaWorld
Six Flags
Universal Studios
Walt Disney World
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