TW unveils finalists for 2010 Readers' Choice Awards

Readers Choice Awards 2010 finalistsTravel Weekly proudly presents your nominees for the 2010 Readers' Choice Awards. This year's winners will be announced at the eighth annual Readers' Choice Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York on Dec. 16 and will be featured in our Jan. 17 issue and on TravelWeekly.com.



It wasn't the best of years, yet it wasn't the worst, either, for many of the travel companies that made it into the final round of the 2010 installment of the Readers' Choice Awards. As the industry creeps gingerly into 2011 on the heels of a steady but slow recovery, Travel Weekly looks back at the best of the best in 59 categories among the companies and destinations we cover, from airlines, railways and cruise lines to tour operators, hotel chains and GDSs.

As always, we fine-tuned the competition, adding two new categories -- Travel Agent Educational Program and Cruise Ship: River Cruising -- while splitting an existing one, Tour Operator: Domestic, into two: escorted and packaged vacations. Voting to determine winners ended Nov. 12, and results are being tabulated by Travel Weekly's parent, Northstar Travel Media.
(Click through each heading for more information on the nominees.)

AIRLINES
American Airlines
British Airways
Continental Airlines
Delta Air Lines
JetBlue Airways
Lufthansa
Singapore Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Virgin Atlantic

CAR RENTALS
Alamo
Auto Europe
Avis
Budget
Enterprise
Europcar
Hertz

TRAVEL AGENT EDUCATION PROGRAM
Five Star Academy, Celebrity Cruises
Travel University, Globus
Marriott Excellence, Marriott International
NCL University, Norwegian Cruise Line
Onesource Academy, Princess Cruises
University Of Wow, Royal Caribbean International

GDSs
Amadeus
Galileo/Apollo
Sabre
Worldspan

HOTEL CHAINS
Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Best Western
Comfort Inn
Crowne Plaza
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Hampton Inn
Hilton Worldwide
Holiday Inn
Hotel Indigo
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group
Karisma Hotels & Resorts
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Marriott International
Outrigger Hotels
Palace Resorts
Park Hyatt
Peninsula Hotels
Relais & Chateaux
Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts
Riu Hotels & Resorts
Sandals Resorts
Secrets Resorts & Spas
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
W Hotels Worldwide
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts

LAS VEGAS HOTELS
Bellagio Las Vegas
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Mirage Las Vegas
The Venetian Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas

BEST RESORT WORLDWIDE
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Cap Juluca, Maundays Bay, Anguilla
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Maui, Hawaii
One&Only Palmilla, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Royal Hideaway Playacar, Riviera Maya, Mexico
St. Regis Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

TOUR OPERATORS
Abercrombie & Kent
African Travel
Apple Vacations
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Blue Sky Tours
Brewster
Classic Vacations
Collette Vacations
Funjet Vacations
Globus
Gogo Worldwide Vacations
Insight Vacations
Micato Safaris
MLT Vacations
Pacific Delight Tours
Pleasant Holidays
Tauck
Trafalgar Tours
Travel Bound
Travel Impressions

RAIL VACATIONS
Amtrak
Orient-Express
Rail Europe
Rocky Mountaineer
VIA Rail Canada

CRUISE LINES
Ama Waterways
Avalon Waterways
Azamara Club Cruises
Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruises
Crystal Cruises
Cunard Line
Holland America Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
The Yachts of Seabourn
Silversea Cruises
Tauck Small Ship Cruising
Uniworld River Cruises
Viking River Cruises

CRUISE SHIPS
Amalegro, Ama Waterways
Avalon Scenery, Avalon Waterways
Azamara Journey, Azamara Club Cruises
Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises
Eclipse, Celebrity Cruises
Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line
Equinox, Celebrity Cruises
Eurodam, Holland America Line
Freedom of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Nieuw Amsterdam, Holland America Line
Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International
Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line
River Beatrice, Uniworld River Cruises
River Queen, Uniworld River Cruises
Seabourn Odyssey, The Yachts of Seabourn
Seabourn Sojourn, The Yachts of Seabourn
Seven Seas Mariner, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Seven Seas Voyager, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Silver Spirit, Silversea Cruises
Solstice, Celebrity Cruises
Viking Legend, Viking River Cruises

DESTINATIONS 
Argentina (Central/South America)
Aruba (Caribbean)
Australia (Asia/Pacific)
Banff (Canada)
Barbados (Caribbean)
Botswana (Africa)
Brazil (Central/South America)
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)
California (U.S. States)
Cancun (Mexico)
Chile (Central/South America)
China (Asia/Pacific)
Colorado (U.S. States)
Costa Rica (Central/South America)
Cozumel (Mexico)
Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
Egypt (Africa)
England (Europe)
Florida (U.S. States)
France (Europe)
Germany (Europe)
Hawaii (U.S. States)
Hawaii (Hawaiian Islands)
Ireland (Europe)
Italy (Europe)
Jamaica (Caribbean)
Japan (Asia/Pacific)
Kauai (Hawaiian Islands)
Kenya (Africa)
Lanai (Hawaiian Islands)
Las Vegas (U.S. Cities)
Maui (Hawaiian Islands)
Montreal (Canada)
New York (U.S. States)
New York (U.S. Cities)
New Zealand (Asia/Pacific)
Oahu (Hawaiian Islands)
Orlando (U.S. Cities)
Peru (Central/South America)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)
Quebec City (Canada)
Riviera Maya (Mexico)
San Diego (U.S. Cities)
San Francisco (U.S. Cities)
South Africa (Africa)
Spain (Europe)
St. Lucia (Caribbean)
Tahiti (Asia/Pacific)
Tanzania (Africa)
Thailand (Asia/Pacific)
Toronto (Canada)
U.S. Virgin Islands (Caribbean)
Vancouver (Canada)
Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)
 

THEME PARKS
Busch Gardens
Disneyland
SeaWorld
Six Flags
Universal Studios
Walt Disney World

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