The publication (www.travelandleisure.com) ranked destinations and companies spanning more than 90 categories, including everything from the best city in the world to best domestic airline to best regional resort hotels.
To look at the complete list of the 15 best cities in the world, scroll through the gallery above.
The readers’ survey asked respondents to rate destinations and companies across a slew of criteria, which varied depending on the category. For example, Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate airlines based on topics, including cabin comfort and customer service. For cities, the characteristics were sights/landmarks, culture, culture, shopping and more.
“Brands and properties from all over the world — from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States — are recognized by our audience because they deliver exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place,”Travel + Leisure’s Editor-In-ChiefJacqui Giffordsaid in a statement. “I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.”
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Here’s a look at the ‘Best’ winners overall:
World’s Best Island: Sri Lanka
World’s Best City: Hoi An, Vietnam
World’s Best Hotel: The Leela Palace, Udaipur, India
World’s Best Hotel Brand: Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas
World’s Best Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Disney Cruise Line
World’s Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
World’s Best Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin 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: JetBlue Airways
World’s Best International Airport: Singapore Changi Airport
World’s Best Domestic Airport: Portland International Airport, Oregon
World’s Best Safari Outfitter: Africa Travel Inc.
World’s Best Tour Operator: Classic Journeys
World’s Best Car-Rental Company: National Rental Car
World’s Best International Destination Spa: Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Santorini, Greece
World’s Best Domestic Destination Spa: MiiAmo, Sedona, Arizona
See the full list at https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best