Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 Winners

Recommend presents the winners of the 19th annual Recommend Readers’ Choice Awards. Many of the destinations, tour operators, resort/hotel chains, cruise lines, and other travel suppliers selected by our readers are long-standing Readers’ Choice Awards recipients in their respective categories, while others are being applauded for the first time.
To all, we say congratulations on an extraordinary year.

Best Selling Destination

  • USA/ Canada – Alaska
  • Europe– Italy
  • Asia – Japan
  • South Pacific – Australia
  • Caribbean – U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Latin America – Costa Rica
  • Africa/ Middle East – South Africa

Sexiest Romance/ Honeymoon Destination

  • USA/ Canada – Hawaii
  • Europe – Italy
  • Asia – Thailand
  • South Pacific – Tahiti
  • Caribbean – Saint Lucia
  • Latin America – Costa Rica
  • Africa/ Middle East – Morocco

Best Tour Operator

  • USA/ Canada – Tauck
  • Europe – Globus
  • Asia – Globus
  • South Pacific – Pleasant Holidays
  • Caribbean – Travel Impressions
  • Mexico – Travel Impressions
  • Latin America – Globus
  • Africa – African Travel, Inc.
  • Middle East– IsramWorld of Travel

Best Hotel/ Resort Chain by Category

  • Luxury/ Spa – Ritz-Carlton
  • All-Inclusive – Sandals
  • Family Oriented – Disney Resorts
  • Destination Weddings/ Honeymoons – Sandals

Best Cruise Line

  • Large Ship – Royal Caribbean International
  • Small Ship – Viking Ocean Cruises
  • Itineraries – Princess Cruises
  • Luxury/ Spa – Crystal Cruises
  • River Cruise – Viking River Cruises
  • Cuisine – Celebrity Cruises

Best Airline

  • US Airline – Southwest Airlines
  • International Airline – British Airways
  • Airline to Latin America – Delta Air Lines
  • Airline to Europe & Africa – Delta Air Lines
  • Airline to Asia – Delta Air Lines

Best Rail Vacation Provider

  • Amtrak Vacations

Best Car Rental Company

  • Enterprise

Best Reservation/ GDS System

  • Sabre, Inc.

Best Travel Agent Supplier Incentive Program

  • Princess Cruises

Best Travel Agent Support

  • USA/ Canada – Hawaii
  • International Destination – Italy
  • Airline – Delta Air Lines
  • Rail – Amtrak
  • Car Rental– The Hertz Corporation
  • Cruise Line – Princess Cruises
  • Tour Operator – Globus
  • Hotel/ Resorts – Hyatt