Italy, Barbados & Vietnam Among the Winners at Travelzoo Destination Awards 2015

01 Oct 2015
On Wednesday, 30 September, we held our second Travelzoo Destination Awards in London. Champagne was drunk, canapés were consumed and big shiny awards were dispensed – among the big winners on the night were Italy (which was named Top Destination in Europe), Barbados (Top in Caribbean) and Vietnam (Top in Southeast Asia).

Crucially, winners were selected by Travelzoo members. Ahead of the event, we asked 1,000 people to tell us which destinations topped their wish list. Here's how they voted:

Top in Africa – South Africa

Runners-up: Kenya, followed by Tanzania

Top in Asia – India

Runners-up: China and Sri Lanka (joint 2nd place) followed by Japan

Top in Australia-Pacific – Australia

Runners-up: New Zealand, followed by Fiji

Top in Caribbean – Barbados

Runners-up: St Lucia, followed by Cuba

Top in Central America – Mexico

Runners-up: Costa Rica, followed by Panama

Top in Europe – Italy

Runners-up: Spain, followed by Greece

Top in Indian Ocean – Maldives

Runners-up: Seychelles, followed by Mauritius

Top in Middle East – UAE

Runners-up: Israel, followed by Oman

Top in North Africa (new category) – Morocco & Egypt (joint winners)

Runners-up: Western Sahara, followed by Algeria

Top in North America – USA

Runner-up: Canada

Top in South America – Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

Runners-up: Peru, followed by Brazil

Top in Southeast Asia – Vietnam

Runners-up:  Thailand, followed by Indonesia

Top Ski Destination (new category) – Canada

Runners-up: France and USA (joint 2nd place), followed by Austria and Switzerland (joint 3rd place)

Top UK Getaway (new category) – Cornwall

Runners-up: Lake District, followed by Scotland

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