Travel Weekly Readers Choice 2015


The list

Winners, chosen by Travel Weekly readers for excellence in product and service during the past year, were announced in 74 categories in the airline, car, hospitality, rail, GDS, agent education, tour, cruise, destination and theme park sectors.



The following is a list of this year's Readers Choice winners: (For the complete list of nominees, click here.)

Best in Airlines

  • Domestic: Delta Air Lines
  • International: Virgin Atlantic
  • Business/First Class: Emirates
  • Top Airline Global Network: United Airlines
  • Sales & Service: Delta Air Lines
  • Top Airline Overall: Delta Air Lines

Best in Car Rental

  • Domestic: Hertz
  • International: Hertz

Best in Cruise Lines

  • Domestic: Princess Cruises
  • Alaska: Princess Cruises
  • Caribbean: Royal Caribbean International
  • Europe: Celebrity Cruises
  • Hawaii/Pacific: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Under 1,000 Berths: Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Premium: Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Crystal Cruises
  • River Cruising: Viking River Cruises
  • Best World Cruise Itinerary: Holland America Line
  • Best Family Experience: Disney Cruise Line
  • River Cruise Sales & Service: Viking River Cruises
  • Sales & Service: Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall: Royal Caribbean International

Best in Cruise Ships

  • River Cruising: Viking Longship Tor, Viking River Cruises
  • New: Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
  • Premium: Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line
  • Overall: Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises

Best in Destinations

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

Best in Hotels

  • Asia: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Caribbean: Sandals Resorts
  • Domestic: Marriott International
  • Europe: Hilton Worldwide
  • Hawaii/South Pacific: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Mexico: Secrets Resorts and Spas
  • All-Inclusive: Sandals Resorts
  • Boutique: Karisma Hotels & Resorts
  • Luxury: Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
  • Mid-Priced: Hampton Inn
  • Upscale: Westin Hotels & Resorts
  • Sales & Service: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Top Overall Hotel Group: Marriott International

Best GDS

  • Sabre

Best Rail Vacation

  • Rocky Mountaineer

Best Resort Worldwide

  • St. Regis Bora Bora

Best Ski Resort

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Best Theme Park

  • Walt Disney World

Best in Tour Operators

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

Best Travel Agent Educational Program

  • NCL University, Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Travel Agent Loyalty Program

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
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