Travel Weekly Readers Choice 2017


Travel Weekly honors winners of 2017 awards

NEW YORK -- Travel Weekly on Thursday unveiled the winners of the 15th annual Readers Choice Awards during a black-tie gala dinner at the Conrad New York here. The winners, in 77 categories ranging from hotels to tours to airlines to GDSs to cruise lines, represent the best of the best in travel.



In addition to the winners, Dan Sullivan, president and CEO of Collette, was honored at the event with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

For the entire list of Readers Choice Awards finalists, click here.

Best in Airlines

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

Best in Car Rental

  • Domestic: Hertz
  • International: Hertz

Best in Hotel Chains

  • Domestic: Marriott International
  • Asia: InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Caribbean: Sandals Resorts
  • Europe: Hilton
  • Mexico: Playa Resorts/Hyatt
  • Hawaii/South Pacific: Marriott International
  • All-Inclusive: Sandals Resorts
  • Luxury: Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
  • Upscale: Hilton
  • Mid-Priced: Hampton Inn
  • Boutique: W Hotels Worldwide
  • Sales & Service: Marriott International
  • Overall: Marriott International

Best Resort Worldwide

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Best in Tour Operators

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

Best in Cruise Lines

  • Domestic: Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Alaska: Princess Cruises
  • Caribbean: Royal Caribbean International
  • Europe: Celebrity Cruises
  • Hawaii/Pacific: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Under 1,000 Berths: Seabourn
  • Premium: Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Crystal Cruises
  • River Cruising: Viking River Cruises
  • Best World Cruise Itinerary: Holland America Line
  • Best Family Experience: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Best Cuisine: Oceania Cruises
  • Best Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
  • Best Private Island/Destination: Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line
  • River Cruise Sales & Service: Viking River Cruises  
  • Sales & Service: Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall: Royal Caribbean International

Best in Cruise Ships

  • River Cruising: AmaKristina, AmaWaterways
  • New: Majestic Princess, Princess Cruises
  • Premium: Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall Individual: Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Best in Destinations

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

Best Theme Park

  • Walt Disney World

Best Travel Agent Educational Program

  • Carnival Passport -- Carnival Cruise Lines

Best Agent Loyalty Program

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Rail Vacation

  • Rocky Mountaineer

Best GDS

  • Sabre

Best Insurance Provider

  • Allianz Global Assistance
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