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Italy and Paris the favourite destinations of British readers of CN Traveller

Sep 4, 2015

The well-traveled, well-heeled readers of CN Traveller UK have spoken, voting Italy, Paris, British Airways and the Greek Islands among their favorite destinations and travel brands this year.

In the UK edition of CN Traveller magazine's 2015 Readers’ Travel Awards, voters crowned Italy their favorite international country for the fifth year in a row.

Le Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France - ©LVMH Hotel Management

While the Mediterranean country has always been a perennial favorite for its history, culture, food and bucolic setting, this year the country received a major boost with Expo Milano 2015.

After Italy, France, the US, Spain and Greece rounded out the top five countries.
When it came to favorite cities, Paris edged out New York to take the top spot, both of which were followed by Barcelona, Rome and Venice.

Holidaymakers looking for ideas on the best luxury hotels around the world may also want to check out the recommendations of fellow travelers, as the Readers’ Travel Awards features the top picks for hotels in five regions.

In the category of the Americas and the Caribbean, the luxurious LVMH-owned resort Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France in St. Barth’s took the top spot.

Set amidst lush, tropical gardens, the resort is composed of 40 suites, bungalows and villas and rooms offer panoramic views of the ocean. Luxury services that include Guerlain spa treatments, access to a 21-meter-long yacht, and lobster lunches on the beach.

Other regional hotel winners include Le Bristol in Paris in the category of Europe; The Oberoi Udaivilas, in Udaipur for Asia and the Indian Subcontinent; and La Mamounia in Marrakech for Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Here are some of the winners from CN Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2015:

Top international cities

1. Paris
2. New York
3. Barcelona
4. Rome
5. Venice
6. Sydney
7. Istanbul
8. Amsterdam
9. Berlin
10. Florence

Top countries

1. Italy
2. France
3. USA
4. Spain
5. Greece
6. Australia
7. New Zealand
8. Thailand
9. Turkey
10. India

Top long-haul airlines

1. British Airways
2. Qatar
3. Emirates
4. Qantas
5. Cathay Pacific
6. Singapore Airlines
7. Etihad
8. Virgin Atlantic
9. Air New Zealand
10. KLM

For the full results visit http://www.cntraveller.com/readers'-travel-awards-2015.

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