2007 Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards Nominees

Travel Weekly is proud to present your nominees for the 2007 Readers' Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at the Fifth Annual Readers' Choice Awards gala at the Pierre New York on Dec. 13 and featured in the Jan. 21 issue of Travel Weekly.

Introduction 

During the five years since Travel Weekly presented its first annual Readers' Choice Awards, tourism suppliers have been adapting to ever-changing technology, product and consumer preference. Hotel chains have been planting their flags in cities around the globe and maintaining standards so that travelers will feel "at home" anywhere in the world; travel agents, tour operators and  cruise lines have been searching the map for places that will provide "authentic experiences" for their clients; and airlines have been building their fleets and adding new routes. Made-in-America theme parks and car rental companies have been sprouting in Europe and Asia, and CVBs and tourism boards have been promoting their people and culture to a new breed of tourist, the experiential traveler. 

From a mix of 15 interrelated businesses, Travel Weekly readers voted to select the finalists in this year's Readers' Choice Awards poll. For the fifth consecutive year, our readership of agents, industry marketing executives and CEOs of the world's largest travel companies responded to our e-mail invitation to vote for this year's nominees for the best in travel in 51 categories.

Unlike many other readers' surveys of its type, this survey is open-ended. It represents not the opinions of a select sample of readers whose choices are culled from a select list of candidates but, rather, the picks of the industry, illuminated by our readers and tabulated by Northstar Travel Media.

TOP RESORTS WORLDWIDE 

Atlantis, Paradise Island

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

St. Regis Bora Bora

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Burj al Arab

Fairmont Kea Lani

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

BEST IN HOTEL CHAINS 

All-Inclusive 

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Palace Resorts

Riu Hotels & Resorts

Sandals Resorts

Superclubs

Economy Scale 

Best Western

Comfort Inn

Days Inn

Hampton Inn

Holiday Inn

Midscale 

Embassy Suites

Hilton

Hyatt

Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Sheraton

Upscale 

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels

& Resorts

Park Hyatt

W Hotels

Westin Hotels & Resorts

Luxury 

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

The Peninsula Hotels

Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Sales & Service 

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Worldwide

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels Group

Marriott International

Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Hotel Chains 

(By location) 

Asia 

Hilton Worldwide

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Marriott International

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Caribbean 

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Marriott International

Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts

Riu Hotels & Resorts

Sandals Resorts

Domestic 

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Worldwide

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

InterContinental Hotels Group

Marriott International

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Wyndham Hotel Group 

Europe 

Accor

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Worldwide

InterContinental Hotels Group

Marriott International

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Mexico 

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Fiesta Americana Hotels & Resorts

Palace Resorts

Riu Hotels & Resorts

Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts

South Pacific 

Accor

InterContinental Hotels Group

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Marriott International

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

BEST IN DESTINATIONS 

Asia/Pacific 

Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand,Thailand

Canada 

Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria

Caribbean 

Aruba, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Thomas

Central/South America 

Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru

Europe 

England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain

Hawaii 

Hawaii (Big Island), Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

Mexico 

Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya

U.S. 

California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, New York

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BEST IN CITIES

Asia/Pacific 

Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo

Europe 

Florence, London, Paris, Rome, Venice

U.S. 

Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco

BEST IN CRUISE LINES 

Alaska 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Caribbean 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Domestic 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Europe 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Luxury 

Crystal Cruises

Cunard Line

Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seabourn Cruise Line

Silversea Cruises

Overall 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

Sales & Service 

Carnival Cruise Lines

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean International

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BEST IN RIVER CRUISES 

Overall 

Avalon Waterways

Majestic America Line

Peter Deilmann Cruises

Uniworld River Cruises

Viking River Cruises

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BEST IN CRUISE SHIPS

Overall 

Carnival Spirit (Carnival)

Constellation (Celebrity)

Queen Mary 2 (Cunard)

Freedom of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Liberty of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Rookie 

Carnival Freedom (Carnival)

Azamara Journey (Azamara)

Norwegian Pearl (NCL)

Emerald Princess (Princess)

Liberty of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)

Luxury 

Crystal Symphony (Crystal)

Queen Mary 2 (Cunard)

Paul Gauguin (Regent)

Seabourn Spirit (Seabourn)

Silver Whisper (Silversea)

BEST IN THEME PARKS 

Disneyland, SeaWorld Adventure Parks, Six Flags, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World

BEST IN AIRLINES 

Domestic 

American Airlines

Continental Airlines

Delta Air Lines

JetBlue Airways

Southwest Airlines

International 

American Airlines

British Airways

Lufthansa

Singapore Airlines

Virgin Atlantic

BEST IN CAR RENTALS 

Domestic 

Avis

Budget

Enterprise

Hertz

National Car Rental

International 

Auto Europe

Avis

Budget

Europcar

Hertz

BEST IN TOUR OPERATORS 

Domestic 

Funjet Vacations

Globus

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Tauck World Discovery

Travel Impressions

International 

Abercrombie & Kent

Globus

Tauck World Discovery

Trafalgar Tours

Travel Impressions

Luxury 

Abercrombie & Kent

Big Five Tours & Expeditions

Classic Vacations

Creative Leisure International

Tauck World Discovery

Travcoa

Africa 

Abercrombie & Kent

African Travel

Big Five Tours & Expeditions

Globus

Micato Safaris

Asia/Pacific 

Abercrombie & Kent

General Tours

Globus

Pacific Delight Tours

Pleasant Holidays

Canada 

Brennan Vacations

Brewster Tours

Globus

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Tauck World Discovery

Caribbean 

Apple Vacations

Classic Vacations

Funjet Vacations

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Travel Impressions

Europe 

Classic Vacations

Globus

Insight Vacations

Tauck World Discovery

Trafalgar Tours

Travel Impressions

Hawaii 

Blue Sky Tours

Classic Vacations

Happy Vacations

Pleasant Holidays

Travel Impressions

Mexico 

Apple Vacations

Funjet Vacations

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Pleasant Holidays

Travel Impressions

Sales & Service 

Apple Vacations

Classic Vacations

Globus

Gogo Worldwide Vacations

Travel Impressions

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