The list of winners of the 2022 Readers Choice Awards

NEW YORK -- Travel Weekly honored the winners of its 20th annual Readers' Choice Awards at a black-tie gala dinner and ceremony on Dec. 14 at the American Museum of Natural History here.

The awards represent what Travel Weekly's audience of travel advisors considers the best of the best in 82 categories of travel. 

An open ballot phase of the voting was conducted during the summer, and readers were invited to write in the names of any company they believed best exemplified a particular category. The leading vote recipients were identified as finalists, and a second round of voting on those names took place in the fall.

Travel Weekly also recognized four people with Lifetime Achievement Awards: Michael Premo, president and CEO of ARC; Anne Morgan Scully, partner with Embark Beyond; Matthew Upchurch, chairman and CEO of Virtuoso; and Arnold Donald, former president and CEO of Carnival Corp. The award pays tribute to individuals whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who have also made significant contributions to the industry as a whole.

In addition, the Travel Weekly Sustainability Award was given to The Travel Corporation in recognition of its long-standing commitment to sustainable practices. 

The Readers Choice Awards winners in each category are below. For a complete list of finalists, scroll down on our Readers Choice Finalists page.

Travel Weekly's 2022 Readers' Choice winners are:

Best in Airlines

  • Domestic: Delta Air Lines 
  • International: United Airlines 
  • Business/First Class: American Airlines 
  • Premium Economy Class:  Delta Air Lines 
  • Global Network: American Airlines 
  • Sales & Service: Delta Air Lines 
  • Overall: Delta Air Lines 

Best in Car Rentals

  • Domestic: Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
  • International: Hertz 

Best in Hotel Chains

  • Domestic: Marriott International 
  • Asia: InterContinental Hotels Group 
  • Caribbean: Sandals Resorts 
  • Europe: Hilton Worldwide 
  • Mexico: Playa Hotels & Resorts 
  • Hawaii/South Pacific: Marriott International 
  • All-Inclusive: Sandals Resorts 
  • Luxury: Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts 
  • Boutique: Karisma Hotels & Resorts 
  • Sales & Service: Marriott International 
  • Overall Hotel Group: Marriott International 

Best Resort Worldwide

  • St. Regis Bora Bora 

Best in Tour Operators

  • Domestic Packaged: Delta Vacations 
  • Domestic Escorted: Collette 
  • International: Globus 
  • Adventure: Adventures by Disney 
  • Africa: African Travel 
  • Asia/Pacific: Pleasant Holidays 
  • Canada: Collette 
  • Caribbean: Apple Vacations 
  • Europe: Globus 
  • Hawaii: Pleasant Holidays 
  • Mexico: Funjet Vacations 
  • Luxury: Abercrombie & Kent 
  • Group, Packaged: Funjet Vacations 
  • Escorted Sales & Service: Globus 
  • Packaged Sales & Service: Delta Vacations 
  • Escorted Overall: Globus 
  • Packaged Overall: Funjet Vacations 

Best in Cruise Lines

  • Domestic: Carnival Cruise Line 
  • Alaska: Princess 
  • Caribbean: Royal Caribbean International 
  • Europe: Celebrity Cruises 
  • Hawaii/Pacific: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Under 500 Berths: Windstar Cruises 
  • Under 1,000 Berths: Seabourn 
  • Premium: Celebrity Cruises 
  • Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Cruises 
  • Expedition: Celebrity Cruises 
  • World Cruise Itinerary: Holland America Line 
  • Family: Carnival Cruise Line 
  • Best Cuisine: Oceania Cruises 
  • Best Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Private Island/Destination: CocoCay, Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Group Program: Carnival Cruise Line 
  • Best Shipboard Tech: Princess 
  • Best Short Itinerary: Carnival Cruise Line 
  • Sales & Service: Royal Caribbean International 
  • Overall: Royal Caribbean International 
  • River Cruise, Cuisine: AmaWaterways 
  • River Cruise, Sales & Service: Viking 
  • River Cruise, Overall: Viking 

Best in Cruise Ships

  • River Cruising: AmaMagna, AmaWaterways 
  • New: Wonder of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International 
  • Premium: Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Cruises 
  • Luxury: Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall: Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International 

Best in Destinations

  • Africa: South Africa 
  • Asia/Pacific: Australia 
  • Canada: Vancouver 
  • Caribbean: Saint Lucia 
  • Central/South America: Costa Rica 
  • Europe: Ireland 
  • Hawaii: Maui 
  • Mexico: Riviera Maya 
  • U.S. State: Hawaii 
  • U.S. City: Las Vegas 

Best Travel Advisor Educational Program

  • Princess Academy, Princess 

Best Advisor Loyalty Program

  • Norwegian Cruise Line 

Best Rail Vacation

  • Rocky Mountaineer 

Best Travel Technology Provider

  • VAX VacationAccess 

Best Insurance Provider

  • Allianz Global Assistance 

Best Theme Park

  • Walt Disney World 

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