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Recommend presents the winners of the 20th 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: Florida (Gold); California (Silver)
Europe: Italy (Gold); Spain (Silver)
Asia & The Pacific: Australia (Gold); China (Silver)
Caribbean: Aruba (Gold); U.S. Virgin Islands (Silver)
Latin America: Panama (Gold); Belize (Silver)
Africa & Middle East: South Africa (Gold); Dubai (Silver)

Best Family Destination

Alaska (Gold); Hawaii (Silver)

Best Active Destination

Alaska (Gold); Costa Rica (Silver)

Sexiest Romance/Honeymoon Destination

Hawaii (Gold); Tahiti (Silver)

Best Value Destination

Las Vegas (Gold); Dominican Republic (Silver)

Best Tour Operator

USA/Canada: Tauck (Gold)
Europe: Collette (Gold)
Asia & The Pacific: Goway (Gold)
Caribbean/Mexico: Travel Impressions (Gold)
Latin America: Globus (Gold)
Africa/Middle East: Globus (Gold)

Best Domestic Airline

Delta Air Lines (Gold); American Airlines (Silver)

Best International Airline

British Airways (Gold); Singapore Airlines (Silver)

Best Airline for International Travel

Europe and Africa: Delta Air Lines (Gold);
American Airlines (Silver)
Latin America: Delta Air Lines (Gold);
American Airlines (Silver)

Best Rail Vacation Provider

Rail Europe (Gold); Amtrak (Silver)

Best Car Rental Company

Avis (Gold); Enterprise (Silver)

Best Travel Agent Support

Airline: Delta Air Lines (Gold)
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International (Gold)
Rail Vacation: Rail Europe (Gold)
Tour Operator: Globus (Gold)
Car Rental Company: Hertz (Gold)
Hotel/Resort Group: Starwood (Gold)

Best Hotel/Resort

Luxury: The Ritz-Carlton (Gold); Four Seasons (Silver)
All-Inclusive: Sandals (Gold); AMResorts (Silver)
Family: Disney (Gold); Beaches (Silver)
Destination Weddings/Honeymoons: Sandals (Gold);
Hilton Hawaiian Village (Silver)
Casino Resort: Bellagio Las Vegas (Gold);
Atlantis Paradise Island-Tie (Silver);
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana-Tie (Silver)
Value: Hilton Hotels & Resorts (Gold); Best Western (Silver)

Best Cruise Line

Large Ship: Princess Cruises (Gold); Celebrity Cruises (Silver)
Small Ship: Oceania Cruises (Gold);
Regent Seven Seas Cruises-Tie (Silver)
Azamara Club Cruises-Tie (Silver)
Itineraries: Royal Caribbean International (Gold);
Holland America Line (Silver)
Luxury: Crystal Cruises (Gold); Cunard Line (Silver)
River Cruises: Viking River Cruises (Gold); AmaWaterways (Silver)
Cuisine: Celebrity Cruises (Gold); Princess Cruises (Silver)
Family: Disney Cruise Line (Gold); Carnival Cruise Line (Silver)
Expedition: Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (Gold);
Celebrity Xpedition (Silver)