Yardley, PA (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the winners of its third annual Leisure Travel Awards. The winners will be feted at a cocktail reception on April 30, 2015, on the rooftop of the Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean in Santa Monica, Calif. The iconic Art Deco hotel hosts the event for the second consecutive year.
Global Traveler’s elite Globility Board and the highly experienced magazine staff made nominations in each category. Global Traveler’s Globility Board consists of well-traveled subscribers who act as a direct link between the magazine and our readers.
From these nominations, Global Traveler’s esteemed Advisory Board selected the final prestigious winners.
The awards are announced in Global Traveler’s third annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition. The issue also includes articles on romantic getaways, travel fitness, outdoors tours, driving across America, travel apps and more.
For the second year, Global Traveler named Special Achievement Awards. For their new Residence Cabin and Flying Nanny service, Etihad Airways was recognized for Outstanding Customized Service. American Airlines’ achievements in working with the EPA’s Climate Leaders program earned them the Outstanding Environmental Initiatives recognition. The Outstanding Innovations honor went to China Airlines for the airline’s unique Family Couch seating. British Airways received the Outstanding Social Awareness accolade for supporting more than 40 charities and its Flying Start program.
A complete list of winners is as follows:
Turks and Caicos
Best Caribbean Island
British Virgin Islands
Best Island in Europe
Second Consecutive Year
Best Island Pacific Rim
Best Adventure Destination
Best Historical Attractions
Best Small Ship Cruise Line
Third Consecutive Year
Best Large Ship Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean International
Best Cruise Line Entertainment
Best Cruise Line Dining
Best Luxury Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line
Best Adventure Cruise Line
Best Family Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line
Best River Cruise Line
Viking River Cruises
Third Consecutive Year
Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World
Melia Hotels International
Best Hotel Chain Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Best Leisure Lifestyle Hotel Group in the World
Vida Hotels and Resorts
Best Leisure Airline
Outstanding Customized Services
Outstanding Environmental Initiatives
Outstanding Social Awareness
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