Results have just been revealed for the Fourth Annual Leisure Travel Leaders Awards by Travel Agent Magazine. Over 100,000 travel agents from across the country were polled to create this most encompassing list of travel providers for both domestic and international travel.
So are travel agents the best ones to trust for products they are selling? Would you ask a Chevy dealer for the best brand of auto to buy? Well, in this case, actually travel agents probably are the best ones to ask.
Think about it. If anything goes wrong on a vacation, who’s the first to hear about it….the travel agent. If plans get cancelled or a reservation gets lost, who can solve it for you…the travel agent. So yes, in this case, they are the best ones to know who will make your vacation trouble free, and ultra-enjoyable.
You can read the top winners below or you can watch Mark Murphy, publisher of Vacation Agent magazine discuss the results.
Fellow Clevelanders, if you are looking to escape the winter weather, you might want to consider Best Western for a quick trip to Florida. Their rooms start at only $52.00 per night in Orlando.
FULL LISTING OF AWARDS WINNERS:
Best Cruise Line Overall: Royal Caribbean
Best Contemporary (Mass-Market) Line: Royal Caribbean
Best Premium or Deluxe Cruise Line: Celebrity
Best Luxury Cruise Line: Crystal
Best River Cruise Line: Uniworld
HOTELS & RESORTS
Best Hotel & Resort Chain Overall: Starwood
Best All-Inclusive Chain: Sandals
Best Luxury Hotel Chain: Four Seasons
Best Mid-Market Hotel Chain: Marriott
Best Economy Hotel Chain: Best Western
Best U.S. Domestic Airline: Southwest
Best Foreign Airline: Singapore Airlines
Best Domestic Car Rental Company: Enterprise
Best International Car Rental Company: Auto Europe
Best Rail Travel Company: Rail Europe
Best U.S. State Tourism Bureau: Florida
Best U.S. City Convention & Visitors Bureau: Las Vegas
Best European Country Tourism Bureau: Italy
Best Pacific Asia Country Tourism Bureau: Japan
Best Latin or South America Country Tourism Bureau: Costa Rica
Best Africa & Middle East Country Tourism Bureau: South Africa
Best Caribbean Island Tourism Bureau: Jamaica
Best Travel Technology Provider: Sabre
Best Travel Insurance Provider: Travel Guard