Global Traveler Announces Fourth Annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards

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GT announces the winners in its fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the winners of its fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. The winners will be feted at a cocktail reception tonight, May 19, 2016, on the rooftop of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

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 winners. The Advisory Board is comprised of well-traveled executives across a broad range of industries.

The awards are announced in Global Traveler’s fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition, available now. The issue also includes articles on heritage travel, airline vacation companies, hotel collections, LGBT tours and solo travel.

For the third year, Global Traveler named Special Achievement Awards. For their Hello Kitty-themed airplanes, EVA Air was recognized for Outstanding Customized Service. Airbus’ eco-efficiency and environmentally friendly strides earned them the Outstanding Environmental Initiatives recognition. The Outstanding Innovations honor went to Royal Caribbean International’s unique Robotic Bartender. Air Canada received the Outstanding Social Awareness accolade for the 2012 creation of its Air Canada Foundation.

A complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Beaches
Turks and Caicos

Best Caribbean Island
US Virgin Islands

Best Island in Europe

Best Island Pacific Rim
Cook Islands

Best Adventure Travel Destination

Best Historical Attractions

Best Shopping in the World
The Dubai Mall

Best Small-Ship Cruise Line
Paul Gauguin Cruises

Best Large-Ship Cruise Line
Cunard Line

Best Cruise Line Entertainment
Royal Caribbean International

Best Cruise Line Dining
Azamara Club Cruises

Best Luxury Cruise Line
Silversea Cruises

Best Adventure Cruise Line
Lindblad Expeditions

Best Family Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises

Best River Cruise Line
Viking River Cruises

Best Cruise Line Suites
The Haven by Norwegian

Best Cruise Ship Excursions
Princess Cruises

Best Cruise Line Rewards Program
Mariner Society, Holland America Line

Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World
Meliá Hotels International

Best Hotel Chain Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts

Best Pet-Friendly Hotel
Loews Hotels & Resorts

Best Leisure Lifestyle Hotel Group in the World
Vida Hotels and Resorts

Best Family Resort Chain in the World
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Best Family Resort in North America
Mohonk Mountain House

Best Family Resort in the Gulf
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Best Hotel Restaurant
Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Best Leisure Airline
Hawaiian Airlines

Best Premium-Economy Class
China Airlines

Best Pet-Friendly Airline
United Airlines

Best Luxury Tour Company
Abercrombie & Kent

Best Luxury Train
The Royal Canadian Pacific

Best Car Rental for Leisure

Best Luxury Vehicle

Favorite Luxury Fashion Brand
Louis Vuitton

Favorite Luxury Watch Brand
TAG Heuer

Favorite Luxury Jewelry Brand
Tiffany & Co.

Outstanding Customized Services

Outstanding Environmental Initiatives

Outstanding Innovations
Royal Caribbean International

Outstanding Social Awareness
Air Canada

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About Global Traveler
Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM-audited paid circulation of 111,000+.

About FXEXpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, China Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee Travel and several annuals; and also operating,, and

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