Hoi AN reaps top accolade

NEW YORK, 12 July 2019: Hoi An a UNESCO World Heritage port town in central Vietnam was declared World Best City in the 24th annual Travel + Leisure awards.

Travel + Leisure announced the World’s Best Awards 2019, Thursday, revealing the top travel destinations and companies worldwide.

Vietnam’s Hoi An won the Top Cities Overall award. The Leela Palace Udaipur in India was named top hotel and Singapore Airlines won the top airline award.

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand gained an honourable mention as the third-placed city in the top 15 with Bangkok, the Thai capital, named 15th.

On the island of Bali, Indonesia, Ubud took sixth place. The hill town is best known for its art community and chill-out spas.

The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards will be presented in New York City 16 July to honour the magazine’s World’s Best Award 2019 winners.

15 BEST CITIES IN THE WORLD 2019

  1. Hoi An, Vietnam
  2. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  3. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  4. Mexico City, Mexico
  5. Oaxaca, Mexico
  6. Ubud, Indonesia
  7. Tokyo, Japan
  8. Kyoto, Japan
  9. Florence, Italy
  10. Udaipur, India
  11. Rome, Italy
  12. Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  13. Seville, Spain
  14. Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  15. Bangkok, Thailand

TRAVEL + LEISURE WORLD’S BEST AWARDS 2019 WINNERS OVERALL

WORLD’S BEST CITY

Hoi An, Vietnam

WORLD’S BEST HOTEL

The Leela Palace, Udaipur, India

WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BRAND

Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas

WORLD’S BEST ISLAND

Sri Lanka

WORLD’S BEST MEGA-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Disney Cruise Line

WORLD’S BEST LARGE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Viking Cruises

WORLD’S BEST MIDSIZE-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Paul Gauguin Cruises

WORLD’S BEST SMALL-SHIP OCEAN CRUISE LINE 

Quasar Expeditions

WORLD’S BEST RIVER CRUISE LINE 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE 

Singapore Airlines

WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRLINE 

JetBlue Airways

WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Singapore Changi Airport

WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC AIRPORT 

Portland International Airport, Oregon

WORLD’S BEST SAFARI OUTFITTER 

Africa Travel Inc.

WORLD’S BEST TOUR OPERATOR 

Classic Journeys

WORLD’S BEST CAR-RENTAL COMPANY 

National Rental Car

WORLD’S BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION SPA 

Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Santorini, Greece 

WORLD’S BEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION SPA 

Mii Amo, Sedona, Arizona

The 2019 results, including the Best 100 HotelsBest Domestic AirlinesBest IslandsBest Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S.Best Resort Hotels in HawaiiBest Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise LinesBest Domestic Airports and Best Hotels in Paris, among other lists, are now posted on www.TravelandLeisure.com/worlds-best.

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