NEW YORK, Jul 10, 2018 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — World’s Best Awards Brought to Life with 11 Original Videos; Four Seasons Resort Bali in Indonesia Named World’s Best Hotel; Singapore Airlines Is Top International Airline
Survey Results Rank Cities, Hotels, Airlines, Cruise Lines, Islands, Destination Spas, Airports and More
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Meredith Corporation’s MDP, +0.09% Travel + Leisure announces the World’s Best Awards 2018, revealing the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Results of this 23rd annual readers’ survey, in which discerning Travel + Leisure readers rated their experiences, are now featured on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best and span 86 category lists, including worldwide rankings, such as Top Cities Overall, with San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; and Udaipur, India, ranking one through three; and regional lists, such as Top Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., with The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, taking the No. 1 spot, followed by The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming, and Twin Farms in Barnard, Vermont.
As part of this franchise, Travel + Leisure is launching 11 original videos, including three on-location mini-documentaries covering the Best International Airport, Best Island in the Caribbean, and Best Island Overall, and social promotions for select cities on the list. These in-depth videos give Travel + Leisure’s audiences firsthand experiences of a few of the winners from 2018’s World’s Best Awards and are all available on TravelandLeisure.com.
The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards is the leading barometer of the places and companies that satisfy some of the most passionate and sophisticated travelers. Travel + Leisure Editor in Chief Nathan Lump will host a celebration in New York City on July 26 in honor of the World’s Best Awards 2018 winners.
“Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards take a deeper look into what travelers want today. Whether it’s an exclusive safari lodge, urban sanctuary, or family-friendly beach resort, there’s a rich variety in what’s most satisfying in travel right now,” says Lump. “No matter the destination or the way you get there, today’s traveler is drawn to cultural immersion, mental and physical well-being, and a true sense of adventure.”
15 BEST CITIES OVERALL 2018
1. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2. Oaxaca, Mexico 3. Udaipur, India 4. Ubud, Indonesia 5. Kyoto, Japan 6. Florence, Italy 7. Luang Prabang, Laos 8. Hoi An, Vietnam 9. Chiang Mai, Thailand 10. Charleston, South Carolina 11. Mexico City, Mexico 12. Cape Town, South Africa 13. Rome, Italy 14. Istanbul, Turkey 15. Beirut, Lebanon
The 2018 results, including the Best 100 Hotels, Best Domestic Airlines, Best Islands, Best Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S., Best Resort Hotels in Hawaii, Best Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Lines, Best Domestic Airports and Best Hotels in Paris, among other lists, are now posted on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best. The survey results are also featured in the August issue of Travel + Leisure, on newsstands July 27.
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST AWARDS 2018 WINNERS OVERALL --------------------------------------------------------- WORLD'S BEST CITY San Miguel de Allende, Mexico WORLD'S BEST HOTEL Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia WORLD'S BEST HOTEL BRAND Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas WORLD'S BEST ISLAND Java, Indonesia WORLD'S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE Cunard WORLD'S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE Viking WORLD'S BEST MIDSIZE- SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE Windstar Cruises WORLD'S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE Quasar Expeditions WORLD'S BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection WORLD'S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE Singapore Airlines WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE Virgin America WORLD'S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Singapore Changi Airport WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT Portland International Airport, Oregon WORLD'S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTER Alluring Africa WORLD'S BEST TOUR OPERATOR Artisans of Leisure WORLD'S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANY National Car Rental WORLD'S BEST Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa & Cultural INTERNATIONAL Hideaway, Elmau, Germany DESTINATION SPA WORLD'S BEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION SPA Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST HOTEL 2018 WINNERS, BY REGION ----------------------------------------------------------- CONTINENTAL U.S. OVERALL ----------- BEST CITY HOTEL The Lowell, New York City BEST RESORT HOTEL The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada U.S. (BY REGION) -------- BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE NORTHEAST Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE SOUTH Primland, Meadows of Dan, Virginia BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE MIDWEST Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE WEST The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Nevada BEST RESORT HOTEL IN CALIFORNIA Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur BEST RESORT HOTEL IN FLORIDA The Pearl Hotel, Rosemary Beach BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREATER MIAMI BEACH The Setai BEST HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY The Lowell BEST HOTEL IN GREATER LOS ANGELES Viceroy L'Ermitage Beverly Hills BEST HOTEL IN CHICAGO The Langham BEST HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. The Jefferson BEST HOTEL IN CHARLESTON Spectator Hotel BEST RESORT HOTEL IN HAWAII Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui CANADA ------ BEST CITY HOTEL Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia BEST RESORT HOTEL Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS ----------- BEST RESORT HOTEL Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla MEXICO ------ BEST CITY HOTEL Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, San Miguel de Allende BEST RESORT HOTEL Viceroy Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA --------- BEST CITY HOTEL Inkaterra La Casona, Cuzco, Peru CENTRAL AMERICA -------- BEST RESORT HOTEL Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica SOUTH AMERICA -------- BEST RESORT HOTEL Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, Torres del Paine, Chile EUROPE (OVERALL) ---------- BEST CITY HOTEL La R�serve-Hôtel & Spa, Paris, France BEST RESORT HOTEL Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland EUROPE (BY REGION) -------- BEST RESORT HOTEL IN ITALY Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano BEST Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, a Four Seasons Hotel, St.- RESORT Jean-Cap-Ferrat HOTEL IN FRANCE BEST RESORT HOTEL IN THE U.K. & IRELAND Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland BEST RESORT HOTEL IN GREECE Katikies Santorini BEST RESORT HOTEL IN BARCELONA Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona BEST HOTEL IN PARIS La R�serve-Hôtel & Spa BEST HOTEL IN LONDON The Lanesborough BEST HOTEL IN ROME J.K. Place Roma BEST HOTEL IN FLORENCE (TIE) Hotel Lungarno and Villa Cora BEST HOTEL IN VENICE Aman Venice ASIA OVERALL -------- BEST CITY HOTEL Temple House, Chengdu, China BEST RESORT HOTEL Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia ASIA (BY REGION) -------- BEST HOTEL IN HONG KONG The Peninsula BEST HOTEL IN BANGKOK Mandarin Oriental BEST HOTEL IN SINGAPORE Raffles Singapore BEST HOTEL IN TOKYO The Peninsula BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDIA Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra BEST RESORT HOTEL IN INDONESIA Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali BEST RESORT HOTEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Six Senses Yao Noi, Yao Noi, Thailand AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND --------- BEST CITY HOTEL The Langham, Melbourne BEST RESORT HOTEL Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand THE SOUTH PACIFIC --------- BEST RESORT HOTEL The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST -------- BEST CITY HOTEL Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa, Johannesburg, South Africa BEST RESORT HOTEL La Residence, Franschhoek, South Africa BEST SAFARI LODGE Gibb's Farm, Karatu, Tanzania
TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD'S BEST CITY AND ISLAND 2018 WINNERS, BY REGION --------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES ------------------------- BEST CITY Charleston, South Carolina BEST ISLAND Hilton Head Island, South Carolina CANADA ------ BEST CITY Quebec City BEST ISLAND Cape Breton Island CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA ----------------------- BEST CITY Cuzco, Peru MEXICO ------ BEST CITY San Miguel de Allende, Mexico MEXICO & CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA ------------------------ BEST ISLAND Galápagos Islands, Ecuador EUROPE ------ BEST CITY Florence, Italy BEST ISLAND Páros, Greece ASIA ---- BEST CITY Udaipur, India BEST ISLAND Java, Indonesia AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & THE SOUTH PACIFIC ---------------------------- BEST CITY Sydney, Australia BEST ISLAND Waiheke Island, New Zealand AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST ------------------------ BEST CITY Cape Town BEST ISLAND Mauritius HAWAII ------ BEST ISLAND Maui THE CARIBBEAN, BERMUDA & THE BAHAMAS ---------------------------- BEST ISLAND Anguilla
For the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2018 readers’ survey methodology, visit https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/survey-methodology-2018.
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