Condé Nast Traveller UK’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2018

Condé Nast Traveller UK’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2018 has been recently announced and here is the list of winners and runners.

Italy

READERS’ TRAVEL AWARDS 2018: ALL THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP

BEST COUNTRY
Winner: Italy
Runner Up: Greece

BEST ISLAND
Winner: Greek Islands
Runner Up: Maldives

BEST UK CITY
Winner: London
Runner Up: Edinburgh

BEST OVERSEAS CITY
Winner: Paris
Runner Up: Rome

BEST SKI RESORT
Winner: Val-d’Isère, France
Runner Up: Whistler, Canada

BEST UK HOLIDAY HOTEL
Winner: The Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire (above)
Runner Up: Soho Farmhouse, Oxfordshire,

BEST UK BUSINESS HOTEL
Winner: Mandarin Oriental, London (above)
Runner Up: Rosewood, London

BEST OVERSEAS BUSINESS HOTEL
Winner: Le Bristol Paris, France
Runner Up: The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong

BEST EUROPE, TURKEY & RUSSIA HOTEL
Winner: Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
Runner Up: La Réserve Paris, France

BEST AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN HOTEL
Winner: One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico
Runner Up: Eden Rock – St Barths, St Barths

BEST MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA & THE INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL
Winner: Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town, South Africa
Runner Up: Singita Sabi Sand, Kruger, South Africa

BEST ASIA & THE INDIAN SUBCONTIENT HOTEL
Winner: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India (above)
Runner Up: The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India

BEST AUSTRALASIA & SOUTH PACIFIC HOTEL
Winner: The Brando, French Polynesia
Runner Up: Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia

BEST VILLA RENTAL COMPANIES
Winner: The Thinking Traveller
Runner Up: Tuscany Now & More

BEST BUSINESS AIRLINE
Winner: Emirates
Runner Up: Singapore Airlines

BEST AIRLINE – LONG-HAUL HOLIDAY
Winner: Emirates
Runner Up: British Airways

BEST AIRLINE – SHORT-HAUL HOLIDAY
Winner: Norwegian Air
Runner Up: EasyJet

BEST AIRPORT
Winner: Heathrow Airport, London
Runner Up: Changi Airport, Singapore

BEST CRUISE LINES – LARGE SHIPS
Winner: Holland America Line
Runner Up: Cunard Line

BEST CRUISE LINES – SMALL SHIPS
Winner: Seabourn Cruise Line
Runner Up: Silversea Cruises

BEST TOUR OPERATORS
Winner: The Turquoise Holiday Company
Runner Up: Kuoni

BEST SPECIALIST TOUR OPERATORS
Winner: Scott Dunn
Runner Up: Healing Holidays

BEST UK HOTEL SPAS
Winner: The Spa, Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Hampshire
Runner Up: Spa Village Bath, The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath

BEST OVERSEAS HOTEL SPAS
Winner: Thalassa Spa, Anassa, Cyprus
Runner Up: Vair Spa, Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

BEST DESTINATION SPA
Winner: Lanserhof Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany
Runner Up: The Original FX Mayr, Maria Wörth, Austria

BEST ISLAND FOR BEACHES
Winner: Hawaii

BEST CITY FOR CULTURE
Winner: Rome

BEST COUNTRY FOR PEOPLE
Winner: Thailand

BEST CITY FOR ARCHITECTURE
Winner: York

THE WORLD’S TOP SIX
Winner: Greek Islands
Runners Up:
Lanserhof Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India
Hôtel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes, France
One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico

 

 

VillaCasa-7 Marbella – Tripadvisor’s 2018 Travelers Choice Top 10 Winner

Villacasa 7 Marbella

Located in Marbella.This villa is 1 minute walk from the beach.VillaCasa 7 has 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.VillaCasa 7 also features 2 private outdoor pools, a heated indoor pool and terraces. Free WiFI and private parking are available on site.One of the main features of this Villa is the proximity to the beach and the center of Marbella.

Portugal, the hottest destination of 2018

lisbon, portugal

Virtuoso Travel Week, the luxury travel network awarded Portugal as the Hottest Destination of 2018. The award was another feather to Portugal’s growing tourism sector.Its up to various reasons including its proximity from major destinations across the World, mild weather all throught he year, warm and friendly people, popular golf courses and resorts are make this destination truly a paradise for any holiday.

Villa Lucija Dubrovnik – Croatia’s Leading Luxury Private Villa

Villa Lucija

Villa Lucija, a completely new, exceptional and luxuriously chosen private rental villa facing the Adriatic Sea, Lokrum Island and the Old City of Dubrovnik. Villa Lucija is located within strolling distance from the Old City, however is enclosed by cypress trees and perfumed gardens in Dubrovnik’s most finest and private residential area.Villa Lucija offers excellent holiday accommodation and amenities for the most discerning vacationers, their families, tourists, and staff.

For more info visit http://www.villalucijadubrovnik.com/nova/

Silver Travel Awards 2018

Here is the list of silver travel award winners for the year 2018

Silver travel awards
Best Ocean Cruise Lines – Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Best Luxury Cruise Line – Silversea

Best Specialist or Expedition Cruise Line – Hurtigruten

Best River Cruise Line – Viking

Best Luxury River Cruise Line – Scenic

Best Escorted Tour Operator (UK Tours) – Shearings

Best Escorted Tour Operator (Europe & Long Haul Tours) – Wendy Wu Tours

Best Luxury Escorted Tour Operator – Cox & Kings

Best Cultural Tour Operator – Jules Verne

Best City Breaks Operator – SuperBreak

Best Self-Catering Travel Company – Eurocamp

Best Villa Holiday Company – Villa Plus

Best Car Rental Company – Avis

Best Airline – British Airways

Best Accessible Travel Provider – Enable Holidays

Best Operator for the Single Traveller – Solos Holidays

Best Short Haul Tour Operator – Jet2holidays

Best Long Haul Tour Operator – Saga Holidays

Best Activity or Adventure Tour Operator – HF Holidays

Best Rail Holiday Company – Great Rail Journeys

Best Overseas Destination – Italy

Silver-i Award Inghams – Dementia Adventure & Personal Touch Holidays

Villa Holiday to Orlando

Probably the most sought after vacation ideas nowadays is the villa holiday.There are numerous of factors why the villa vacation has become the desired choice of several holiday makers.As the single most preferred family locations on the planet,Orlando is wellknown mainly for Disney World there is however also plenty of other interesting attractions in the Florida area,such as Universal Studios, Magic kingdom, Gatorland, Volcano bay, Sea World and Busch Gardens.But there is much more being offered in Orlando than simply theme parks.

Orlando

Your long expected holiday at Disney World has arrived so you are all prepared to arrange the schedule and get ready for the go.The very first thing on the agenda is choosing an appropriate holiday accommodation for you and family.This can be the primary step of any holiday trip.Thankfully , when Disney World is the location , there are many villas are available for rent and enjoy your holiday.Villas in Orlando are generally huge and usually include an exclusive pool and massive garden area.They are a testament to the actual scale of everything American.The main Villa rental spots are often within quick commuting range of the local activities.

Faliraki, a lively coastal town near Rhodes.

Faliraki

Faliraki is the main coastal resort town on the Greek island of Rhodes.As the town is located atop the island’s magnificent cliffs,it offers a charming area which is enveloped with a beautiful view of the terrific Aegean Sea.Faliraki is compared to one big festival, with a massive, multiethnic people tirelessly pursuing enjoyment, 24 hours a day – in the morning on the renowned beach with its umbrellas, after dark in the small streets with their garish neon lighting and blaring.Faliraki has rediscovered itself as a cosmopolitan, lively focal point of tourism catering to a lot of nationalities and all age groups.Faliraki offers the biggest water park in Greece,an advanced bowling park, a history park, and a fun-park for families and young children.The centre of the town,especially in July and August, is buzzing with small children and families.The attractive spot of Faliraki can make it an ideal location for families, honeymooners or groups of friends who are looking for special holiday accommodations.Owning the best of the island’s golf courses, dining places and taverns that provides genuine local meals and wine,Faliraki villa accommodations offer holiday deals that attends to the guests delights.Since the town is located at the peaceful outskirts of Rhodes tourists will have a good time relaxing with the villas latest facilities.

Cheap Villa Holiday Destinations in Europe

Villa

Its a general view that the villa holidays are for luxury travellers. And from outside it seems this is true that villas are costly because of its facilities and locations. The luxurious rooms, swimming pool and garden are not common for normal budget travellers. So its normal for people to think villas are only for rich people. But the real situation is villas are cheaper than the hotels and apartments when you are travelling as a group. Here we list some of the destinations in Europe where you can get villas for cheap and affordable….

1. Menoraca
2. Algarve
3. Majorca
5. Lanzarote
6. Cyprus
7. Corfu
8. Kefalonia
9. Fuerteventura
10. Crete
11. Croatia
12. Rhodes
13. Zante
14. Puglia

Holiday Homes for World Cup in Russia and Moscow

Moscow, Russia

World cup fever is high now and folks traveling to Russia and Moscow are in the increase. Apart from traditional hotel accommodation, holiday homes and apartments in Moscow are the best options for football fans coming to World cup. Most of the holiday homes and apartments are located close to Sheremetyevo International Airport, Red Square, The Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Then most of the holiday home owners speak English and friendly. Mostly the apartments and vacation homes near VTB Arena – Dinamo Stadium and Spartak Stadium are all sold out. Facilities like flat TV, Wifi and Parking are common and extra amenities can also be added on request. If you want to enjoy a worry-free World cup with friends and family in Russia then Holiday homes are the best choice.