Recently I’ve noticed a couple of articles about 2015 travel awards. There are all kinds of categories like Best Tour Operator, Best Airline, Best Travel Rep and, most intriguingly, Best Destination. Some interesting criteria are used to determine the Best City or Best Country of 2015, I only wish I was a part of the selection committee!!

I first came across the Irish Travel Industry Awards, an initiative of the Irish Travel Agents Association, rewarding outstanding travel agents and suppliers in Ireland.


The following is a summary of the prizewinners in the destination category:


Readers of Wanderlust travel magazine voted on their favourite destinations, airlines, airports and guidebooks giving each a percentage scored on its merits.


World Travel Awards showcases a huge range of operators as voted by travel agents worldwide. Here are a few examples of the best destinations:

World’s Leading Beach Destination Turks and Caicos Islands
World’s Leading City Break Destination New York City, USA
World’s Leading Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International
World’s Leading Culinary Destination Peru
World’s Leading Destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World’s Leading Green Destination Ecuador
World’s Leading Island Destination

Bali, Indonesia

Other recent award ceremonies include:

The Tatler Travel Awards

The Globe Travel Awards

The Business Travel Awards