Travel Weekly presents Readers Choice finalists

Travel Weekly proudly presents your nominees for the 2014 Readers Choice Awards. This year's winners will be announced at the 12th annual Readers Choice Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Dec. 16.



We added five categories to the list this year for a total of 67, from airlines and cruise ships to tour operators and theme parks.

Two rounds of voting to determine winners ended Nov. 21, and the results are being tabulated by Travel Weekly's parent company, Northstar Travel Media.

To read about the finalists, click here to access our special report in the Dec. 8 issue.

2014 Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards Finalists

Airline: Domestic

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

Airline: International

  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Lufthansa
  • Singapore Airlines
  • United Airlines 
  • Virgin Atlantic

Airline: Business/First Class

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines 
  • Emirates
  • Singapore Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Top Airline Overall

  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Car Rental: Domestic

  • Alamo Rent A Car
  • Avis Rent A Car
  • Budget Rent A Car
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental

Car Rental: International

  • Alamo Rent A Car    
  • Auto Europe
  • Avis Rent A Car
  • Budget Rent A Car
  • Europcar
  • Hertz

Best Rail Vacation

  • Amtrak Vacations
  • Belmond (formerly Orient-Express)
  • Rail Europe
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Via Rail Canada

Best Travel Agent Educational Program

  • MLT University -- MLT Vacations 
  • NCL University -- Norwegian Cruise Line
  • OneSource Academy -- Princess Cruises
  • Certified Sandals Specialist -- Sandals Resorts
  • SPG Pro -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Best GDS

  • Amadeus
  • Apollo/Galileo
  • Sabre
  • Worldspan

Theme Park

  • Busch Gardens
  • Disneyland 
  • SeaWorld
  • Six Flags
  • Universal Studios
  • Walt Disney World

Hotel Chain: Domestic

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Hotel Chain: Asia

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Marriott International
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Hotel Chain: Caribbean

  • Dreams Resorts & Spas
  • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Riu Hotels & Resorts
  • Sandals Resorts
  • Secrets Resorts and Spas

Hotel Chain: Europe

  • Best Western
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International 
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Hotel Chain: Mexico

  • Dreams Resorts & Spas 
  • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
  • Karisma Hotels & Resorts
  • Palace Resorts
  • Riu Hotels & Resorts
  • Secrets Resorts and Spas

Hotel Chain: Hawaii/South Pacific

  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Marriott International
  • Outrigger Hotels
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Hotel Chain: All-Inclusive

  • Dreams Resorts & Spas
  • Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
  • Palace Resorts
  • Riu Hotels & Resorts
  • Sandals Resorts
  • Secrets Resorts and Spas

Hotel Chain: Luxury

  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts 
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
  • St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
  • Waldorf Astoria

Hotel Chain: Upscale

  • Crowne Plaza
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Marriott International
  • Sandals Resorts
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Chain: Mid-Priced

  • Best Western
  • Comfort Inn
  • Fairfield Inn
  • Hampton Inn
  • Holiday Inn

Hotel Chain: Boutique

  • Hotel Indigo
  • Karisma Hotels & Resorts
  • Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Relais & Chateaux
  • W Hotels Worldwide
  • Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts

Hotel Chain: Sales & Service

  • Hilton Worldwide
  • Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International
  • Sandals Resorts
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Top Overall Hotel Group

  • AMResorts
  • Hilton Worldwide
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • Marriott International
  • Sandals Resorts
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

Best Las Vegas Hotel

  • Aria Hotel and Casino 
  • Bellagio Las Vegas
  • Caesars Palace
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • The Venetian Las Vegas
  • Wynn Las Vegas

Best Resort Worldwide

  • Fairmont Kea Lani
  • Las Ventanas al Paraiso
  • One&Only Ocean Club
  • One&Only Palmilla
  • The Resort at Pelican Hill
  • St. Regis Bora Bora

Tour Operator: Domestic Packaged

  • Classic Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations 
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Domestic Escorted

  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Insight Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar

Tour Operator: International

  • Collette
  • Delta Vacations
  • Globus
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Africa

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • African Travel
  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Micato Safaris
  • Tauck

Tour Operator: Asia/Pacific

  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Pacific Delight Tours
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Tauck
  • Wendy Wu Tours

Tour Operator: Canada

  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Caribbean

  • Apple Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Europe

  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Insight Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar

Tour Operator: Hawaii

  • Apple Vacations
  • Blue Sky Tours
  • Classic Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Mexico

  • Apple Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Luxury

  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • Classic Vacations
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Journese
  • Tauck
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Escorted Overall

  • CIE Tours
  • Collette
  • Globus
  • Insight Vacations
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar Tours

Tour Operator: Packaged Overall

  • Apple Vacations
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations 
  • Gogo Vacations
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Travel Impressions

Tour Operator: Sales & Service

  • Apple Vacations
  • Collette
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • Globus
  • Tauck
  • Travel Impressions

Cruise Line: Domestic

  • Carnival Cruise Lines 
  • Celebrity Cruises 
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Alaska

  • Celebrity Cruises 
  • Holland America Line 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Caribbean

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Europe

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Hawaii/Pacific

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Paul Gauguin Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Cruise Line: Under 1,000 Berths

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises 
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Line
  • Windstar Cruises

Cruise Line: Premium

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Cruise Line: Luxury

  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Seabourn Cruise Line 
  • Silversea Cruises

Cruise Line: River Cruising

  • AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Waterways
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Tauck
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking River Cruises

Best World Cruise Itinerary

  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises 
  • Cunard Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Princess Cruises

Best Family Experience

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises 
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Sales & Service

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Line: Overall

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International

Cruise Ship: River Cruising

  • AmaSonata, AmaWaterways
  • Avalon Expression, Avalon Waterways
  • Savor, Tauck
  • S.S. Catherine, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking Longship Magni, Viking River Cruises

Cruise Ship: New

  • Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Regal Princess, Princess Cruises
  • Savor, Tauck
  • S.S. Catherine, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
  • Viking Longship Lif, Viking River Cruises

Cruise Ship: Premium

  • Azamara Journey, Azamara Club Cruises 
  • Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises
  • Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line
  • Marina, Oceania Cruises
  • Royal Princess, Princes Cruises

Cruise Ship: Luxury

  • Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line
  • Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises
  • Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Silver Spirit, Silversea
  • Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Cruise Line

Cruise Ship: Overall Individual

  • Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Cruises
  • MSC Divina, MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Royal Princess, Princess Cruises
  • Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Destination: Africa

  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

Destination: Asia/Pacific

  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • Tahiti
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Destination: Canada

  • Banff
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver

Destination: Caribbean

  • Aruba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Jamaica
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Martin
  • Turks & Caicos

Destination: Central/South America

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Peru

Destination: Europe

  • England 
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Spain

Destination: Hawaii

  • Big Island
  • Kauai
  • Lanai
  • Maui
  • Oahu

Destination: Mexico

  • Cabo San Lucas
  • Cancun
  • Cozumel
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Riviera Maya

Destination: U.S. State

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • New York

Destination: U.S. City

  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • New York
  • Orlando
    San Francisco
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