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Luxury travel magazine announces leisure travel awards

Global Traveler, a respected US-based monthly magazine written for business and luxury travellers, has announced the winners of its Leisure Travel Awards. Readers could vote on the awards online between May and December last year.
The magazine describes its readers as “intrepid business travellers”, but of course they also travel frequently for leisure averaging three international and six domestic leisure trips per year.
This year’s winners include Silversea Cruises (Best Small Ship Cruise Line), InterContinental Resort&Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora (Best Resort in Asia and the Pacific), Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort&Spa (Best Resort in Africa), Kaua’i (Best Island in the United States and Canada) and Capri (Best Island in Europe).
A complete list of winners:
 – Best Spa: The Peninsula Bangkok
 – Best Shopping: Hong Kong
 – Best Natural Attractions: Australia
 – Best Historical Attractions: Turkey
 – Best Skiing: Switzerland
 – Best Beach Destination: British Virgin Islands
 – Best Adventure Travel Destination: Australia
 – Best Safari Destination: South Africa
 – Best Hiking Destination: New Zealand
 – Best Small Ship Cruise Line: Silversea Cruises
 – Best Large Ship Cruise Line: Celebrity Cruises
 – Best River Cruise Line: Viking River Cruises
 – Best Resort in the United States and Canada: The Phoenician
 – Best Resort in Hawaii: Hilton Hawaiian Village&Waikiki Beach Resort
 – Best Resort in the Caribbean: Four Seasons Resort Nevis
 – Best Resort in South America: The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
 – Best Resort in Mexico: Hilton Los Cabos Beach&Golf Resort
 – Best Resort in Asia and the Pacific: InterContinental Resort&Thalasso Spa, Bora Bora
 – Best Resort in Europe: The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
 – Best Resort in Africa: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort&Spa
 – Best Resort in the Middle East: Emirates Palace
 – Best Luxury Tour Operator: Abercrombie&Kent
 – Best Island in the United States and Canada: Kaua’i, Hawai’i
 – Best Island in the Caribbean: Saint Lucia
 – Best Island in Mexico and Central/South America: Galapagos
 – Best Island in Australia and the South Pacific: Bora Bora
 – Best Island in Europe: Capri
 – Best Island in Asia and Africa: Bali
Global Traveler
[pictured: Capri; photo by Bmdavll]

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