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Sri Lanka ranked ‘World’s Best Island’ by Travel + Leisure mag readers

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Sri Lanka has been ranked as the ‘World’s Best Island’at the influential Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual awards scheme judged by readers’ survey.

The publication (www.travelandleisure.com) ranked destinations and companies spanning more than 90 categories, including everything from the best city in the world to best domestic airline to best regional resort hotels.

 To look at the complete list of the 15 best cities in the world, scroll through the gallery above.

The readers’ survey asked respondents to rate destinations and companies across a slew of criteria, which varied depending on the category. For example, Travel + Leisure asked readers to rate airlines based on topics, including cabin comfort and customer service. For cities, the characteristics were sights/landmarks, culture, culture, shopping and more.

“Brands and properties from all over the world — from Peru to Japan, India to Italy, and right here at home in the United States — are recognized by our audience because they deliver exceptional experiences, rooted in a sense of place,”Travel + Leisure’s Editor-In-ChiefJacqui Giffordsaid in a statement. “I congratulate all of this year’s winners, who have worked so hard to be among the world’s best.” 

(Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2019/07/10/travel-leisure-worlds-best-cities-hotels-airlines/1691198001/)

FT Quick Take

Here’s a look at the ‘Best’ winners overall:

World’s Best Island: Sri Lanka

World’s Best City: Hoi An, Vietnam

World’s Best Hotel: The Leela Palace, Udaipur, India

World’s Best Hotel Brand: Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas

World’s Best Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Disney Cruise Line

World’s Best Large-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Viking Cruises

World’s Best Midsize-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Paul Gauguin Cruises

World’s Best Small-Ship Ocean Cruise Line: Quasar Expeditions

World’s Best River Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

World’s Best International Airline: Singapore Airlines

World’s Best Domestic Airline: JetBlue Airways

World’s Best International Airport: Singapore Changi Airport

World’s Best Domestic Airport: Portland International Airport, Oregon

World’s Best Safari Outfitter: Africa Travel Inc.

World’s Best Tour Operator: Classic Journeys

World’s Best Car-Rental Company: National Rental Car

World’s Best International Destination Spa: Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Santorini, Greece

World’s Best Domestic Destination Spa: MiiAmo, Sedona, Arizona

See the full list at https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best

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