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Melanie Lieberman
July 11, 2017

It’s a big world out there — so many destinations to visit, so many ways to get there, so many places to stay. How to choose?

Answering that question is the aim of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, the annual survey where we invite you, our trusted, globetrotting readers, to rate your recent trips to identify the leaders shaping travel today.

This is the 22nd edition of World’s Best, with more than 300,000 respondents submitting ratings in categories ranging from cities and hotels to airlines, cruise ships, and destination spas.

Readers shared their opinions on various characteristics. When it came to cities, for example, they could rate characteristics like sites/landmarks, food, shopping, and the friendliness of locals. And when it came time to domestic and international airports, they were asked to rate access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design.

As always, the results surprise, delight, and inspire. (For more details about how the survey was conducted, check out our methodology.)

Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate, and congratulations to all the 2017 winners, who are listed below.

Cities

Top 15 Cities Overall
Top 15 Cities in the United States
Top Cities in Canada
Top 15 Cities in Europe
Top 10 Cities in Asia
Top Cities in Africa and the Middle East
Top 10 Cities in Mexico and Central and South America
Top Cities in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

Islands

10 Best Islands in the World
10 Best Islands in the Continental US
15 Best Islands in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and The Bahamas
10 Best Islands in Asia
10 Best Islands in Europe
Best Islands in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Best Islands in Canada
Best Islands in Hawaii
Best Islands in Mexico and Central and South America
Best Islands in Africa and the Middle East

Hotels

Top 15 Hotel Brands
100 Best Hotels in the World

United States

Top 15 City Hotels in the United States
Top 15 Resort Hotels in the United States
Top 10 Resort Hotels in the Northeast
Top 10 City Hotels in Chicago
Top Resort Hotels in Midwest
Top 10 City Hotels in Washington D.C.
Top 10 Hotels in New York City
Top 10 Hotels in Greater L.A.
Top 10 Hotels in Charleston
Top 10 Resort Hotels in the South
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Florida
Top 10 Resort Hotels in California
Top 10 Resort Hotels in the West
Top 15 Resort Hotels in Hawaii

Caribbean, Bermuda and The Bahamas

Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean, Bermuda, and The Bahamas
Top City Hotels in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Top Resort Hotels in the South Pacific
Top Resort Hotels in Australia and New Zealand

Asia

Top 10 City Hotels in Asia
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Asia
Top Hotels in Beijing
Top Hotels in Hong Kong
Top Hotels in Shanghai
Top Hotels in Tokyo
Top Hotels in Singapore
Top Resort Hotels in India
Top Resort Hotels in Indonesia
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia

Africa and the Middle East

Top 10 City Hotels in North Africa and the Middle East
Top Resort Hotels in North Africa and the Middle East
Top 10 Safari Lodges in Africa
Top Resort Hotels in Africa
Top City Hotels in Africa

Europe

Top 15 City Hotels in Europe
Top 15 Resort Hotels in Europe
Top 10 Hotels in Paris
Top Hotels in Rome
Top Hotels in Venice
Top Hotels in Florence
Top 10 Hotels in London
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Italy
Top 10 Resort Hotels in France
Top Resort Hotels in Greece
Top Resort Hotels in the UK and Ireland
Top Resort Hotels in Spain and Portugal

Canada

Top 10 City Hotels in Canada
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Canada

Mexico, Central and South America

Top City Hotels in Mexico
Top 10 City Hotels in Central and South America
Top 10 Resort Hotels in Mexico
Top Resort Hotels in Central America
Top Resort Hotels in South America

Transportation

Top Domestic Airlines
Top 10 International Airlines
Top Rental Car Companies
Top 10 International Airports
Top 10 Domestic Airports
Top 10 Best Tour Operators
Top 10 Best Safari Outfitters

Cruise Lines

Top River Cruise Lines
Top Small-ship Ocean Cruise Lines
Top Midsize-ship Ocean Cruise Lines
Top 10 Large-ship Ocean Cruise Lines
Top 10 Mega-ship Ocean Cruise Lines

Destination Spas

Top 10 Domestic Destination Spas
Top 10 International Destination Spas

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