Travel’s top performers

A recommendation is always reassuring. And while it’s always good to know what the experts think, there are some things that seem more trustworthy when they come from your fellow peers.

International Traveller has just announced the results of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. After sorting through thousand of entries, it’s compiled a comprehensive list of the best destinations, experience, hotels and airlines for 2015.

Here are the winners, as voted by your fellow travellers:

Best country for travel: USA
Best destination for a city break: Paris
Best beach getaway: Fiji
Best place for a ski holiday: New Zealand
Best place for a family holiday: Fiji
Best place to spot wildlife: Africa
Best destination to head off the beaten track: New Zealand
Best destination to indulge: France

Best hotel for luxury: The Peninsula Hong Kong
Best budget hotel brand: Ibis
Best hotel room service: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Best bathroom goodies: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Best family hotel: Disneyland Resorts
Best hotel pool: Marin Bay Sands, Singapore
Best resort: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Best lodge: Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

Air travel
Best airline for service: Qantas
Best airline for food: Qantas
Best airline lounge: Qantas
Best airline for entertainment: Qantas
Best stopover city: Singapore
Best airport: Changi, Singapore

Best rail journey: Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Best destination for cruising: Alaska
Best road trip: Route 66, USA
Ultimate dream destination: Maldives
Ultimate dream travel experience: Grand tour of Europe

See the full list including all the runners up at International Traveller.

What do you think of these results? Do they surprise you? What would be your answers for the four categories?

YourLifeChoices Writers
YourLifeChoices Writers
YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.
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