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Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2022 Leisure Lifestyle Awards

by Kimberly Inlander

Jun 8, 2022


Leisure Lifestyle 2022

One decade of winners! That’s right, we’re celebrating our 10th Leisure Lifestyle Awards, our annual survey honoring the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, recognizing goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines and cruises. Read on to find out the champions in this year’s milestone ranking — and congratulations to them!

Let’s begin with our destination winners, some of the best cities, islands and towns around the world offering the ultimate in leisure travel. Kick back in any of these exceptional, award-winning spots, starting with Greece, Best Historical Attractions, International; and Savannah, Georgia, Best Historical Attractions, Domestic. History buffs, those are the destinations for you, and adventure seekers, here’s your round-up: India is Best Adventure Destination, International, for the second consecutive year; while Alaska proves the Best Adventure Destination, Domestic, two years running.

Lanai, Hawai‘i, upset a four-time winner to take the top spot for Best Beaches. The Dominican Republic now stands as a two-time Best Caribbean Island winner, while Santoríni retains its Best Island in Europe title for the ninth consecutive year. Cook Islands continues its winning streak, winning Best Island in the Pacific Rim for the seventh year in a row. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, takes its second win as Best Island in the United States.

Sports enthusiasts, listen up: Telluride, Colorado, Best North American Ski Destination for the fourth year in a row, is calling your name, while Whistler, British Columbia, takes back its title as Best International Ski Destination. Golfers, Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Florida, is Best Golf Destination.


Consider these other winning destinations as you plan your leisure travel: Charleston, South Carolina, Best Leisure Destination in the United States for the third consecutive year; Morocco, Best Leisure Destination in Africa; İstanbul, Best Leisure Destination in Europe; Panamá City, Panamá, Best Leisure Destination in Latin/South America; Cabo San Lucas, Best Leisure Destination in Mexico; and Italy, Best Leisure Destination for Groups, for the second year in a row. Taipei takes its fifth title as Best Leisure Destination in Asia, also earning it Quint Status, which recognizes those who win the same award for five consecutive years.

Savannah, Georgia, and Dublin, Ireland, round out our destination winners as Best Weekend Destination in North America (three years running) and Best Weekend Destination in the World, respectively.

Let’s set sail with this year’s winning cruise lines, starting with Holland America Line, Best Family Cruise Line for the second consecutive year. Silversea Cruises takes a Best Luxury Cruise Line win, while Emerald Cruise Line is the winner of Best Value Cruise Line two years running. Oceania Cruises also takes its second win as Best Cruise Line Suites for its Owner’s Suites.

Several cruise lines earn seventh consecutive wins this year: Paul Gauguin Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line; Cunard, Best Large-Ship Cruise Line; and Princess Cruises, Best Cruise Ship Excursions. Princess Cruises is a three-peat on this year’s survey, also honored as Best Cruise Line Entertainment, four years in a row, and Best Cruise Line to Alaska.

Ponant makes its second appearance as Best Adventure Cruise Line, and also wins Best Expedition Cruises. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises earns Quint Status for its fifth win as Best River Cruise Line. Seabourn has us seeing double with two wins: Best Cruise Line Dining and Best Cruise Line Spas for the fourth year in a row.

Captain’s Club from Celebrity Cruises takes its second Best Cruise Line Rewards Program title. Going around the world? Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the Best World Cruise winner. In the Caribbean, it’s all about Windstar Cruises, Best Cruise Line Caribbean Sailings. Take off from the Port of San Diego, Best Cruise Port.

Upsetting a seven-time winner, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts shook up the Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World category this year. The brand also appears topping the Best Pet-Friendly Hotels ranking. Another winner that unseated a former long-time favorite, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is Best Hotel Chain Resorts. Making its first appearance ever on one of our surveys, Ace Hotel won Best Eco-Friendly Hotel Chain.

Rounding out our hotel and resort winners, we have Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Best Family Resort Chain in the World; Club Med, Best Hotel Chain in the Caribbean; Banyan Tree, Best Hotel Chain in Thailand; and Hyatt Zilara, Best All-Inclusive Resort.

So much goes into executing the perfect leisure travel trip. Here’s a look at the rest of this year’s survey honorees, starting with airports and airlines. We applaud the following winners: Istanbul Grand Airport as Best Airport for Layovers, and Denver International Airport, Best Airport for Recreation.


TAP Air Portugal takes its fourth win for Best Stopover Program, while Air Canada flies away with three awards: Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment and Best Premium Economy Class, both for the fourth consecutive year, and Best Airline Onboard Menu in its business class cabin, for the third year in a row. United Airlines earns its title as Best Eco-Friendly Airline. Last, but certainly not least, Hawaiian Airlines is Best Leisure Airline.

The band of winners continues with Abercrombie & Kent, Best Tour Operator; Maserati, Best Luxury Vehicle; Ulysse Nardin, Favorite Luxury Watch Brand; Hertz, receiving Quint Status as five-time Best Leisure Car Rental; Na Hoku, Best Destination Jewelry Brand for the third year in a row; and Bacardi, Best Liquor Brand.

Congratulations to the 2022 Leisure Lifestyle Awards winners!

Global Traveler conducted a survey of its readers Dec. 14, 2021–April 30, 2022, with open-ended questions for the best in many categories of leisure, luxury and lifestyle travel. This survey ran in the magazine, as an insert to subscriber copies, as a direct mail questionnaire, online at globaltravelerusa.com/leisureballot and emailed during the survey period. Only those questionnaires with more than 50 percent of the questions completed were counted. Those with fewer than 50 percent of the questions answered were discarded. Employees of the magazine and individuals associated with the travel industry could not participate in the survey.



Global Traveler is pleased to name its Cruise Line of the Year. Congratulations to Viking!

River, ocean or expedition — this year’s Cruise Line of the Year offers it all. Started as a river cruising company, Viking today has hundreds of awards to its name and operates a fleet of state-of- the-art ships. This year marks Viking’s 25th anniversary, and by the end of 2022 it will welcome its second expedition ship; two new ocean ships; new Viking Longships; and purpose-built vessels for the Nile, Mekong and Mississippi rivers.

Viking river cruises sail Europe’s Rhine, Main, Danube, Seine, Rhône, Duoro, Moselle, Elbe, Dordogne, Garonne and Gironde rivers, as well as Egypt’s Nile and Asia’s Mekong, on eight- to 23-day itineraries. This spring Viking launched on the Mississippi River. Viking took to the oceans in 2015 with Viking Star; the current fleet of six ocean ships await two more vessels this year and another in 2023, all designed to be environmentally considerate. Ocean voyages focus on Scandinavia, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Alaska, North America, South America and Africa. January 2022 marked the launch of Viking’s expedition voyages with the 378-guest Polar-class Viking Octantis, sailing Antarctica and the Great Lakes.

We eagerly look to the future of this year’s Cruise Line of the Year. Congratulations, Viking!


Each year, in addition to our Leisure Lifestyle Awards, Global Traveler acknowledges those travel companies going above and beyond. Our Special Achievement Awards recognize leaders in innovation, environmental initiatives and community outreach. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!

Social responsibility lies at the heart of Oceania Cruises’ mission as the cruise line works to consider human impact on the air, land and sea. Several initiatives — including its Alaska Raptor Center, dedicated to the medical treatment of birds of prey; its measures to protect marine mammals during cruising; its eco-paradise Harvest Caye in Belize; and its introduction of Vero Water and elimination of single-use plastic bottles — earned Oceania Cruises this year’s Outstanding Social Responsibility nod.

For cruisers looking to customize their entire cruise experience, consider Silversea Cruises, winner of Outstanding Customized Services. Around-the-clock, dedicated butlers offer service and undivided attention in all suites. That’s only the beginning — the staff-to-guest ratio is 1:1 and customized bars can be found in each suite, along with many other unique amenities.

With its Le Commandant-Charcot, the first hybrid- electric polar exploration ship sailing the seas, it’s no wonder Ponant was bestowed this year’s Outstanding Environmental Initiatives honor. The latest addition to the cruise line’s fleet, powered by liquefied natural gas, it allows for polar exploration like never before.

Virgin Voyages came about under the guise of disrupting the cruising industry, making it an obvious choice for Outstanding Innovations. These range from its adults-only policy and cutting-edge technologies to its ability to achieve carbon neutrality from Day One and its brand- new Terminal V at PortMiami. Continue to watch this provider for future innovations.


Best Beaches
1. Lanai, Hawai‘i
2. Cayman Islands
3. Turks and Caicos
4. The Big Island, Hawai‘i
5. Costa Rica
6. Lopes Mendes, Brazil
7. Mykonos, Greece
8. Phuket, Thailand
9. Krabi, Thailand
10. Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Best Historical Attractions, Domestic
1. Savannah, Georgia
2. Williamsburg, Virginia
3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
5. Washington, D.C.
6. Charleston, South Carolina
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
8. Boston, Massachusetts
9. Charlottesville, Virginia
10. Big Sur, California

Best Historical Attractions, International
1. Greece
2. Italy
3. Turkey
4. Egypt
5. Spain
6. United Kingdom
7. Israel
8. India
9. Jordan
10. Peru

Best Adventure Destination, Domestic
1. Alaska
2. Hilton Head, South Carolina
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. Asheville, North Carolina
5. Nashville, Tennessee
6. Grand Canyon
7. Salt Lake City, Utah
8. Portland, Oregon
9. California
10. Montana

Best Adventure Destination, International
1. India
2. Taiwan
3. South Africa
4. The Galápagos Islands
5. New Zealand
6. Chile
7. Thailand
8. Australia
9. Jordan
10. Colombia

Best Leisure Destination in the United States
1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Savannah, Georgia
3. Asheville, North Carolina
4. Austin, Texas
5. Nashville, Tennessee
6. Chicago, Illinois
7. Virginia Beach, Virginia
8. San Francisco, California
9. Napa Valley, California
10. New Orleans, Louisiana

Best Leisure Destination in Africa
1. Morocco
2. South Africa
3. Seychelles
4. Zambia
5. Kenya
6. Uganda
7. Réunion Island
8. Zanzibar
9. Botswana
10. Namibia

Best Leisure Destination in Europe
1. İstanbul, Turkey
2. Lisbon, Portugal
3. Krakow, Poland
4. Florence, Italy
5. Seville, Spain
6. Porto, Portugal
7. Paris, France
8. Prague, Czech Republic
9. Venice, Italy
10. Rome, Italy

Best Leisure Destination in Asia
1. Taipei, Taiwan
2. Seoul, South Korea
3. Phuket, Thailand
4. Tokyo, Japan
5. Singapore
6. Hong Kong
7. Bangkok, Thailand
8. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
9. Osaka, Japan
10. Bali, Indonesia

Best Leisure Destination in Latin/ South America
1. Panamá City, Panamá
2. Buenos Aires, Argentina
3. Bogotá, Colombia
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5. Mendoza, Argentina
6. Santiago, Chile
7. Montevideo, Uruguay
8. Cusco, Peru
9. Machu Picchu, Peru
10. Quito, Ecuador

Best Leisure Destination in Mexico
1. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
2. Cancún, Mexico
3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
4. Guadalajara, Mexico
5. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
6. Isla Holbox, Mexico
7. Mexico City, Mexico
8. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
9. Cozumel, Mexico
10. Mérida, Mexico

Best Leisure Destination for Groups (four or more)
1. Italy
2. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
3. Costa Rica
4. Park City, Utah
5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
6. Cartagena, Colombia
7. Napa Valley, California
8. Montréal, Canada
9. Nashville, Tennessee
10. Ireland

Best Weekend Destination in North America
1. Savannah, Georgia
2. Charleston, South Carolina
3. Austin, Texas
4. Asheville, North Carolina
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Nashville, Tennessee
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
8. San Francisco, California
9. Miami, Florida
10. New York City, New York

Best Weekend Destination in the World
1. Dublin, Ireland
2. Québec City, Québec, Canada
3. Belize City, Belize
4. Bermuda
5. Lisbon, Portugal
6. Rome, Italy
7. São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
8. Cartagena, Colombia
9. Vienna, Austria
10. Paris, France

Best North American Ski Destination
1. Telluride, Colorado
2. Vail, Colorado
3. Breckenridge, Colorado
4. Aspen Snowmass, Colorado
5. Alta, Utah
6. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
7. Park City, Utah
8. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
9. Winter Park, Colorado
10. Beaver Creek, Colorado

Best International Ski Destination
1. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
2. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
3. Lech, Austria
4. Niseko, Japan
5. Gstaad, Switzerland
6. Meribel, France
7. St. Moritz, Switzerland
8. Verbier, Switzerland
9. Courchevel, France
10. Zermatt, Switzerland

Best Golf Destination
1. Streamsong Resort
2. Pebble Beach
3. Kiawah Island Golf Resort
4. Sea Island Resort
5. Pinehurst Resort
6. The Broadmoor
7. Sea Pines Resort
8. Bandon Dunes
9. Big Cedar Lodge
10. The Greenbrier

Best Caribbean Island
1. Dominican Republic
2. U.S. Virgin Islands
3. Grand Cayman
4. Bahamas
5. Curaçao
6. Saint Lucia
7. British Virgin Islands
8. Nevis
9. Jamaica
10. Aruba

Best Island in Europe
1. Santoríni
2. Sicily
3. Mykonos
4. Ireland
5. Capri
6. England
7. Sardinia
8. Crete
9. Elba
10. Jersey, United Kingdom

Best Island in the Pacific Rim
1. Cook Islands
2. Okinawa
3. Bora Bora
4. Lanai, Hawai‘i
5. Tahiti
6. Phuket, Thailand
7. The Big Island, Hawai‘i
8. Fiji
9. Maui, Hawai‘i
10. Japan

Best Island in the United States
1. Hilton Head, South Carolina
2. Marco Island, Florida
3. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
4. Amelia Island, Florida
5. Maui, Hawai‘i
6. St. Simons & Little St. Simons, Georgia
7. Isle of Palms, South Carolina
8. Lanai, Hawai‘i
9. Longboat Key, Florida
10. Oahu, Hawai‘i

Best Family Cruise Line
1. Holland America Line
2. Celebrity Cruises
3. Disney Cruise Line
4. Atlas Ocean Voyages
5. Seabourn
6. Royal Caribbean Cruises
7. Princess Cruises
8. Silversea Cruises
9. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
10. MSC Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Line
1. Silversea Cruises
2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
3. Azamara
4. Seabourn
5. Paul Gauguin Cruises
6. Cunard Line
7. SeaDream Yacht Club
8. MSC Cruises
9. Celebrity Cruises
10. Atlas Ocean Voyages

Best Value Cruise Line
1. Emerald Cruise Line
2. American Cruise Line
3. Carnival Cruise Line
4. Celebrity Cruises
5. Royal Caribbean Cruises
6. Princess Cruises
7. Holland America Line
8. Riviera Cruise Line
9. Norwegian Cruise Line
10. Virgin Voyages

Best Cruise Line Suites
1. Owner’s Suite, Oceania Cruises
2. Atlas Navigator Suites, Atlas Ocean Voyages
3. Queens Grill Suites, Cunard Line
4. Princess Grill Suites, Cunard Line
5. Penthouse, Celebrity Cruises
6. Owner’s Suite, Silversea Cruises
7. Regent Suites, Regent Seven Seas Cruises
8. Haven Suites, Norwegian Cruise Line
9. Royal Loft, Royal Caribbean Cruises
10. Mega Rockstar Quarters, Virgin Voyages

Best Adventure Cruise Line
1. Ponant
2. Hurtigruten
3. National Geographic Expeditions
4. Azamara
5. American Safari
6. UnCruise Adventures
7. Windstar Cruises
8. Lindblad Expeditions
9. Scenic
10. Silversea Cruises

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
1. Paul Gauguin Cruises
2. Silversea Cruises
3. Windstar Cruises
4. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
5. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
6. Viking River Cruises
7. Azamara
8. Seabourn
9. SeaDream Yacht Club

Best Large-Ship Cruise Line
1. Cunard Line
2. Viking Ocean Cruises
3. Celebrity Cruises
4. Atlas Ocean Voyages
5. Princess Cruises
6. Holland America Line
7. Norwegian Cruise Line
8. Royal Caribbean Cruises
9. MSC Cruises

Best River Cruise Line
1. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
2. Viking River Cruises
3. AmaWaterways
4. American Queen Steamboat Co.
5. Emerald Cruise Line
6. American Cruise Lines
7. Aqua Expeditions
9. Avalon Waterways
10. Tauck

Best Cruise Line Entertainment
1. Princess Cruises
2. Viking Ocean Cruises
3. Holland America Line
4. Atlas Ocean Voyages
5. Disney Cruise Line
6. Celebrity Cruises
7. Royal Caribbean Cruises
8. Cunard Line
9. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
10. Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Cruise Line Dining
1. Seabourn
2. Azamara
3. Cunard Line
4. Atlas Ocean Voyages
5. Silversea Cruises
6. Viking Ocean Cruises
7. Celebrity Cruises
8. Oceania Cruises
9. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
10. Virgin Voyages

Best Cruise Line Spas
1. Seabourn
2. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
3. Atlas Ocean Voyages
4. Celebrity Cruises
5. Viking Ocean Cruises
6. Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
7. Princess Cruises
8. Costa Cruises
9. Virgin Voyages
10. Cunard Line

Best Cruise Ship Excursions
1. Princess Cruises
2. Atlas Ocean Voyages
3. Celebrity Cruises
4. Cunard Line
5. Silversea Cruises
6. Viking Ocean Cruises
7. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
8. MSC Cruises
9. Virgin Voyages
10. Holland America Line

Best Cruise Line Rewards Program
1. Captain’s Club, Celebrity Cruises
2. MSC Voyagers Club, MSC Cruises
3. Crown & Anchor Society, Royal Caribbean Cruises
4. Oceania Club, Oceania Cruises
5. Latitudes, Norwegian Cruise Line
6. Captain’s Circle, Princess Cruises
7. Mariner Society, Holland America Line
8. Castaway Club, Disney Cruise Line
9. Club World, Cunard Line
10. Seven Seas Society, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best Cruise Line to Alaska
1. Princess Cruises
2. Holland America Line
3. Cunard Line
4. Celebrity Cruises
5. Royal Caribbean
6. UnCruise Adventures
7. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
8. Oceania Cruises
9. Viking Ocean Cruises
10. Norwegian Cruise Line

Best Expedition Cruises
1. Ponant
2. Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic
3. Swan Hellenic
4. Quark Expeditions
5. Atlas Ocean Voyages
6. Hurtigruten Expeditions
7. Silversea Cruises
8. Seabourn
9. UnCruise Adventures
10. Viking Expeditions

Best Cruise Line Caribbean Sailings
1. Windstar Cruises
2. Celebrity Cruises
3. Princess Cruises
4. Norwegian Cruise Line
5. Royal Caribbean Cruises
6. Carnival Cruise Line
7. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
8. Holland America Line
9. MSC Cruises
10. Viking Ocean Cruises

Best World Cruise
1. Regent Seven Seas Cruises
2. Holland America Line
3. Oceania Cruises
4. Princess Cruises
5. Cunard Line
6. Viking Ocean Cruises
7. Silversea Cruises
8. Seabourn
9. MSC Cruises
10. P&O Cruises

Best Cruise Port
1. Port of San Diego
2. PortMiami, Florida
3. Port Canaveral, Florida
4. Port Everglades, Florida
5. Cozumel, Mexico
6. Southampton, England
7. Port of Los Angeles
8. Philipsburg, St. Maarten
9. New York City, New York
10. Venice, Italy

Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World
1. Sonesta Hotels & Resorts
2. Meliá Hotels International
3. The Ritz-Carlton
4. The Peninsula Hotels
5. Westin Hotels & Resorts
6. Hyatt
7. The Waldorf Astoria
8. Belmond
9. Four Seasons
10. Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain Resorts
1. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
2. Four Seasons
3. Meliá Hotels International
4. St. Regis
5. Westin Hotels & Resorts
6. The Ritz-Carlton
7. Sonesta Hotels & Resorts
8. Hyatt
9. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
10. Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel
1. Sonesta Hotels & Resorts
2. Westin Hotels & Resorts
3. Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants
4. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
5. Loews
6. The Peninsula Hotels
7. Le Méridien
8. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
9. Mandarin Oriental
10. Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Best Family Resort Chain in the World
1. Marriott Hotels & Resorts
2. Sonesta Hotels & Resorts
3. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
4. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
5. Disney Hotels
6. Westin Hotels & Resorts
7. Hyatt
8. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
9. Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants
10. Loews

Best Hotel Chain in the Caribbean
1. Club Med
2. Meliá Hotels International
3. JW Marriott
4. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
5. Super Clubs
6. Rui Hotels
7. Barcelo
8. Iberostar
9. Hyatt
10. Royalton Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in Thailand
1. Banyan Tree
2. JW Marriott
3. Kempinski Hotels
4. Four Seasons
5. The Luxury Collection
6. St. Regis
7. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
8. Mandarin Oriental
9. Six Senses
10. Marriott Hotels & Resorts

Best Eco-Friendly Hotel Chain
1. Ace Hotel
2. Kimpton Hotels + Restaurants
3. Joie de Vivre Hotels
4. Six Senses
5. Banyan Tree
6. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
7. Marriott Hotels & Resorts
8. Choice Hotels
9. Sonesta Hotels & Resorts

Best All-Inclusive Resort
1. Hyatt Zilara
2. Hyatt Ziva
3. Dreams Resorts & Spas
4. Sandals Resorts
5. Karisma Hotels & Resorts
6. Meliá Hotels International
7. Paradisus Resorts
8. Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia
9. Secrets Resorts & Spas
10. Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resort

Best Tour Operator
1. Abercrombie & Kent
2. Kenwood Travel
3. The Inspiring Travel Company
4. The Turquoise Holiday Company
5. Red Savannah
6. Kuoni
7. Trailfinders
8. Cox & Kings
9. Perillo Tours
10. Elegant Resorts

Best Airport for Layovers
1. Istanbul Grand Airport
2. Miami International Airport
3. Singapore Changi Airport
4. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
5. Hamad International Airport, Doha
6. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
7. Zürich Kloten International Airport
8. Incheon International Airport
9. Dubai International Airport
10. Denver International Airport

Best Airport for Recreation
1. Denver International Airport
2. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
3. Miami International Airport
4. Incheon International Airport
5. Orlando International Airport
6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
7. Istanbul Grand Airport
8. Zürich Kloten International Airport
9. Munich Airport
10. Singapore Changi Airport

Best Stopover Program
1. TAP Air Portugal
2. Finnair
3. Brussels Airlines
4. Qatar Airways
5. Turkish Airlines
6. Air Canada
7. British Airways
8. Emirates
9. Korean Air
10. Singapore Airlines

Best Leisure Airline
1. Hawaiian Airlines
2. Air Tahiti Nui
3. American Airlines
4. Alaska Airlines
5. United Airlines
6. Delta Air Lines
7. Aeromexico
8. TAP Air Portugal
9. Kenya Airways
10. Fiji Airways

Best Eco-Friendly Airline
1. United Airlines
2. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
3. Alaska Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
5. Delta Air Lines
6. American Airlines
7. Lufthansa
8. TAP Air Portugal
9. Air Canada
10. Singapore Airlines

Best Airline for Onboard Entertainment
1. Air Canada
2. Qatar Airways
3. United Airlines
4. American Airlines
5. Korean Air
6. Delta Air Lines
7. Asiana Airlines
8. Emirates
9. Singapore Airlines
10. British Airways

Best Airline Onboard Menu
1. Air Canada Business Class
2. Korean Air First Class
3. Air France First Class
4. United Polaris
5. Swiss International Air Lines First Class
6. Emirates First Class
7. All Nippon Airways First Class
8. Asiana Airlines Business Class
9. LATAM Premium Business Class
10. Lufthansa Business Class

Best Premium Economy Class
1. Air Canada
2. Delta Air Lines
3. United Airlines
4. Singapore Airlines
5. American Airlines
6. Lufthansa
7. Scandinavian Airlines
8. Air New Zealand
9. British Airways

Best Luxury Vehicle
1. Maserati
2. Volvo
3. Audi
4. Tesla
5. Mercedes-Benz
6. Porsche
7. BMW
8. Lexus
9. Acura
10. Cadillac

Best Leisure Car Rental
1. Hertz
2. Sixt
3. National Car Rental
4. Avis
5. Enterprise
6. Thrifty
7. Dollar Car Rental
8. Alamo
9. Budget
10. Payless

Favorite Watch Brand
1. Ulysse Nardin
2. Panerai
3. TAG Heuer
4. Cartier
5. Louis Vuitton
6. Patek Philippe
7. Movado
8. Tiffany & Co.
9. A Lange & Sohne
10. Omega

Best Destination Jewelry Brand
1. Na Hoku
2. Dune Jewelry
3. Destination Jewelry Brands
4. Maui Divers Jewelry Hawai‘i
5. Caribbean Gems
6. Cardow Jewelers
7. Arezzo Jewelers
8. Little Switzerland
9. Tiffany & Co.
10. Diamonds International

Favorite Liquor Brand
1. Bacardi
2. Maker’s Mark
3. Woodford Reserve
4. Patrón
5. Johnnie Walker Blue
6. Bombay Sapphire
7. Johnnie Walker Black
8. Crown Royal
9. Grey Goose
10. Belvedere

Cruise Line of the Year 2022

Outstanding Social Responsibility
Oceania Cruises

Outstanding Customized Services
Silversea Cruises

Outstanding Environmental Initiatives

Outstanding Innovations
Virgin Voyages


Best Leisure Destination in Asia

Best River Cruise Line
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Best Leisure Car Rental


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Hotel Heron Joins Lodging Options in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Perfectly positioned in the historic center of Old Town Alexandria, the newly opened Hotel Heron is ready to welcome guests in search of boutique luxury and eclectic fine dining. The hotel is housed in a space once occupied by George Mason Hotel, opened in 1926.

Daejeon Prepares for Its Iconic Zero O’Clock Festival

Daejeon, South Korea, looks forward to August 2024 and the return of its iconic tradition, the Zero O’Clock Festival. This year, the event is held Aug. 9 –17 with a time travel theme featuring past, present and future zones. Find events pertaining to each zone’s characteristics in the area of Jungang-ro Street, from Daejeon Station to the former site of the South Chungcheong Provincial Office. These streets will be free of vehicles, and public transportation is highly recommended.

Global City Guidebook: Cairo

Take a step back in time in Cairo, Egypt’s capital and largest city. Home to the Nile River, museums boasting antiquities and the nearby Pyramids of Giza, there is no shortage of wonders to behold in Cairo.

Jul 17, 2024

History and Refinement Combine at Oslo’s The Continental Hotel

Traveling to Norway’s capital city? For an ideal setting, The Continental Hotel’s address on Stortingsgata in central Oslo is just the ticket. Ideally situated close to public transportation, the ferry harbor, and a wide array of world-class museums and dining options, this elegant 5-star, family-owned hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World, offering a luxe guest experience that presents the best in Nordic design and ambience.

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Global City Guidebook: Cairns, Australia

Located on the northeastern coast of Far North Queensland, Australia, Cairns is a seaside city drawing visitors both by land and sea. The city, founded in the late 19th century, features two UNESCO World Heritage sites, a rain forest comprising part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns blends urban sprawl with Australia’s natural landscape, from beaches to rivers to valleys. With just 153,000 people calling the city home, Cairns invites visitors to explore its many sites and experiences.