The list of winners of 2019 Readers Choice

NEW YORK -- Travel Weekly on Thursday announced the winners of its 17th annual Readers Choice Awards.

The winners, in categories ranging from hotels to tours to airlines to GDSs to cruise lines and more, represent the best of the best in travel. Click here to see all the finalists in all categories.

The awards were presented during a black-tie gala dinner at the Conrad New York. Travel Weekly also recognized Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners; Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways; Rudi Schreiner, president and co-owner of AmaWaterways; Bruce Shulman, senior vice president and group publisher for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West; and Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

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

Best in Airlines

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

Best in Car Rentals

  • Domestic: Hertz
  • International: Hertz

Best in Hotel Chains

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

Best Resort Worldwide

  • St. Regis Bora Bora

Best in Tour Operators

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

Best in Cruise Lines

  • Domestic: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Alaska: Princess Cruises
  • Caribbean: Royal Caribbean International
  • Europe: Celebrity Cruises
  • Hawaii/Pacific: Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Under 500 Berths: Windstar Cruises
  • 500 to 1,000 Berths: Seabourn
  • Premium: Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Crystal Cruises
  • River Cruising: Viking River Cruises
  • World Cruise Itinerary: Holland America Line
  • Family Experience: Carnival Cruise Line
  • Expedition: Celebrity Cruises
  • Cuisine: Oceania Cruises
  • Entertainment: Royal Caribbean International
  • Private Island/Destination: Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line
  • River Cruise Sales & Service: Viking River Cruises
  • Sales & Service: Royal Caribbean International
  • Overall: Royal Caribbean International

Best in Cruise Ships

  • River Cruising: AmaMagna, AmaWaterways
  • New: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises
  • Premium: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises
  • Luxury: Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Overall Individual: Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Best in Destinations

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

Best Travel Advisor Educational Program

  • Carnival Learn & Earn, Carnival Cruise Line

Best Advisor Loyalty Program

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Rail Vacation

  • Rocky Mountaineer

Best Travel Technology Provider

  • VAX/Trisept

Best Insurance Provider

  • Allianz Global Assistance

Best Theme Park

  • Walt Disney World 
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