Let winners of the first annual Travvy Awards help plan your next holiday

Travelers have a myriad of choices when it comes to a vacation experience.

A new travel award that recognizes the best travel suppliers, destinations and professionals across a wide range of categories could help those planning a trip.

Winners of the inaugural 2014 Travvy Awards, organized by my group travAlliancemedia, were recently announced.

Let’s be clear, these were not groups picked by us, rather they were compiled by more than 30,000 travel agents who cast their votes for the best in the business based on their own experiences and feedback from millions of their clients.

Here are the winners by category.

And The Travvy goes to….


Best Cruise Line Contemporary: Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Line Premium: Celebrity Cruises

Best Cruise Line Luxury: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Best Cruise Line Overall: Royal Caribbean International

Best River Cruise Line: AmaWaterways

Best Cruise Ship Contemporary: Norwegian Getaway

Best Cruise Ship Premium: Celebrity Reflection

Best Cruise Ship Luxury: Seven Seas Mariner

Best Cruise Ship Overall: Allure of the Seas

Best River Cruise Ship: AmaSonata


Best Escorted Tour Operator Africa & Middle East: Abercrombie & Kent USA

Best Escorted Tour Operator Europe: Trafalgar

Best Escorted Tour Operator Mexico & Latin America: Trafalgar

Best Escorted Tour Operator Pacific Asia: SITA World Tours

Best Escorted Tour Operator US & Canada: Collette

Best Tour Operator Adventure Travel: G Adventures

Best Tour Operator Caribbean: MLT Vacations

Best Escorted Tour Operator Overall: Abercrombie & Kent USA

Best Vacation Packager Caribbean: Travel Impressions

Best Vacation Packager Europe: Europe Express

Best Vacation Packager Mexico & Latin America: Apple Vacations

Best Vacation Packager Pacific Asia: Down Under Answers

Best Vacation Packager US & Canada: MLT Vacations

Best Vacation Packager Overall: Travel Impressions


Best Hotel & Resort Chain Overall: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain Luxury: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain Mid-Market: Barcelo Hotels & Resorts

Best All-Inclusive Resort Chain: Sandals Resorts International

Best City Hotel Africa & Middle East: Sun International-Table Bay Hotel

Best City Hotel Asia: W Hong Kong

Best City Hotel Europe: Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

Best City Hotel Mexico & Latin America: St. Regis Mexico City

Best City Hotel US & Canada: St. Regis New York

Best Resort Asia: Club Med Bali

Best Resort Caribbean: Sandals La Source

Best Resort Mexico & Latin America: Zoetry Paraiso

Best Resort US & Canada: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


Best Car Rental Company Domestic: Enterprise Holdings

Best Car Rental Company International: Hertz


Best Country Tourism Bureau Africa & Middle East: South Africa Tourism

Best Country Tourism Bureau Europe: Visit Britain

Best Country Tourism Bureau Pacific Asia: Tahiti Tourisme

Best US City CVB: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Best US State Tourism Bureau: Colorado Tourism


Best Foreign Airline: Air Tahiti Nui


Best Rail Travel Company: Rail Europe

Best Train Experience Worldwide: Rocky Mountaineer


Best Travel Insurance Provider: AIG Travel Guard

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