Results of world’s largest customer travel survey revealed at 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards

1 December 2017

The Telegraph readers’ vote on their favourite travel destinations, operators and experiences were revealed today at the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards, in a record-breaking year which has seen the most respondents ever.

At over 87,000 responses, the survey confirms its place as the world’s largest customer survey in travel. By visitor numbers, Telegraph Travel is the tenth largest travel website in the world.

Established in 1998, the Awards are among the longest running and most prestigious in the industry, giving readers a voice in recognising those in the travel sector who they feel have made the biggest impact over the last year.

At an awards ceremony held at SUSHISAMBA at Heron Tower in central London, co-hosted by Mariella Frostrup, author, broadcaster and Telegraph Travel writer; Claire Irvin, Head of Travel Editorial and Mark Maddock, MD Travel, the Telegraph Travel Survey winners were announced.

Claire Irvin, Head of Travel Editorial said: “I’m thrilled that so many of our readers have shared their favourite travel experiences and passions. It’s so interesting to see movements and shifts each year: countries as varied as Canada, Italy and Lebanon are growing in readers’ estimations. Similarly, Tokyo continues to rise in the favourite city stakes – will it one day beat the seemingly unstoppable Cape Town, which wins for the fifth year in a row? Telegraph Travel also continues to go from strength to strength – 2017 has seen us introduce two new-look sections, Travel and Travel on Sunday, offering a new cast of columnists, beautiful in-the-moment photography and exciting new features – not to mention three new video series, numerous travel exclusives and consistently trusted, expert advice and recommendations.”

The winners in each category at the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards were as follows:

Best Tour Operator – Audley Travel

Best Escorted Tour Operator – APT

Best Specialist Tour Operator – McKinlay Kidd

Best Rail Operator – Belmond

Best Ski Operator – Première Neige

Best Ferry Line – Brittany Ferries

Best Short-haul Airline – Swiss

Best Long-haul Airline – Singapore Airlines

Best River Cruise Line – Uniworld

Best Large Cruise Line – Disney Cruise Line

Best Small Cruise Line – Seabourn

Best Hotel Group – Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Best Villa Operator – Mr & Mrs Smith

Best City – Cape Town

Best Country – New Zealand

Notes to editors:

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Telegraph Travel has unrivalled expertise and reader trust, with the biggest print sections in the world and more expert digital content than any other UK travel brand. By visitor numbers, Telegraph Travel is the tenth largest travel website in the world.


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