Travel Leisure India’s Best Awards 2018 – Best Travel Awards

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia hosted India’s Best Awards 2018

The Monday evening looked gorgeous as the red carpets rolled and I put forward my black evening shoes. It all looked fancy just after the Diwali weekend, of course, we aren’t over the festivities yet so there we go! The Clinking wine glasses and the gorgeous faces looking to the next announcement as I entered the venue.  Today I bring you a short description of what I saw at India’s Best Awards hosted by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia at their 7th edition on the 12th of November at ITC Maurya in New Delhi.

The show was hosted by the actress Ira Dubey and I think she is quite loved since she remarked her performance in movie Aisha as Pinky Bose. Yes, certainly she was the first thing I noticed as soon as I stepped in at the Nandiya Gardens of ITC Maurya, Chanakyapuri.

Travel leisure 2018 awards

There were quite a lot of renowned faces from the industry and the Best award for Honeymoon Destination was going on. I was offered a glass of wine which I took instantly and had a big sip and very soon I realised to be courteous and more formal as I was seated between the big names. Oh, and the awards list is mentioned below.

Travel leisure 2018 awards

Travel and Leisure conducted the online voting through their website and received 2, 00,000 votes on over a period of three months (between August to October ’18). Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards recognise key players from the industry where readers cast their votes across various categories — from top hotels, resorts, spas, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, and travel service providers.

The flagship event of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia saw in attendance the crème de la crème of Delhi along with Opinion Leaders from various industries including travel, hospitality, automobile, aviation, Tourism boards, as well as several international dignitaries. With 58 set of awards across different categories that range from the best country, emerging destination, cruise, business hotel, airport, destination spa, and honeymoon destinations in India and across the world, thousands of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s discerning readers voted robustly and the competition was very close in most categories.


1Best StateTamil NaduGujarat
2Best Emerging Destination- DomesticAndhra PradeshSikkim
3Best Indian City to LivePuneBengaluru
4Best Heritage Destination- DomesticMadhya PradeshChattisgarh
5Best Cultural Destination- DomesticOdishaUttar Pradesh
6Best Honeymoon Destination- DomesticKeralaJammu & Kashmir
7Best Wedding Destination- DomesticRajasthanGoa
8Best Family Destination- DomesticHimachal PradeshAssam
9Best Spiritual Destination- DomesticJharkhandUttarakhand
10Best Food Destination- DomesticWest BengalTelangana
11Best New Hotel – DomesticConrad BengaluruGrand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
12Best Heritage Hotel- DomesticTaj Falaknuma Palace, HyderabadSujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
13Best Boutique Hotel- DomesticNamahThe Serai Chikmagalur
14Best Hotel For Women Travellers- DomesticHyatt Regency DelhiRoseate House New Delhi
15Best Business Hotel- DomesticShangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New DelhiThe Park Kolkata
16Best Family Hotel – DomesticLe Méridien Goa, CalanguteW Goa
17Best Luxury Business Hotel- DomesticLe Méridien New DelhiPark Hyatt Chennai
18Best Luxury Hotel- DomesticThe St. Regis MumbaiThe Leela Palace Udaipur
19Best Luxury Resort- DomesticJaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Greater NoidaInterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort
20Best Destination Spa- DomesticPark Hyatt HyderabadKumarakom Lake Resort
21Best Indian Hotel Group- DomesticOberoi Hotels & Resorts
22Best Airport-IndiaIndira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
23Best Wedding Venue In A Hotel- DomesticThe Oberoi Udaivilas, UdaipurFairmont Jaipur
24Best Luxury Hotel Chain (India)ITC Hotels
25Best New Luxury Hotel- Domestic
26Popular Choice Award- Domestic


Travel leisure 2018 awards


1Best CountrySwitzerland
2Best City – InternationalBangkok Dubai
3Best Emerging Destination – InternationalIsraelDenmark
4Best Heritage Destination – InternationalPeruGreece
5Best Honeymoon Destination – InternationalMaldivesNew Zealand
6Best MICE DestinationAbu DhabiTokyo
7Best Wedding Destination – InternationalTuscanyBali
8Best Food Destination – InternationalMacauMadrid
9Best Family Destination – InternationalNew South WalesSingapore
10Best Luxury Destination – InternationalParisBaden Baden
11Best Adventure Destination – InternationalOmanSouth Africa
12Best New Hotel – InternationalHôtel de Crillon, ParisFairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
13Best Business Hotel – InternationalJumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi
14Best Heritage Hotel – InternationalThe Fullerton Hotel Singapore
15Best Luxury Resort – InternationalThe Venetian MacaoEmirates Palace Abu Dhabi
16Best Hotel Group – InternationalHyatt Hotels Corporation
17Best Destination Spa – InternationalAYANA Resort and Spa, Bali
19Best Luxury Safari Resort – InternationalUlusaba Private Game Reserve, South Africa
20Best Amusement Park – InternationalUniversal Studios Singapore
21Best Integrated ResortResorts World Sentosa, Singapore
22Best Duty-Free ShoppingDubai Duty FreeMumbai Duty Free
23Best Airport-InternationalSingapore Changi Airport
24Best Airline- InternationalSingapore Airlines
25Best Cruise – InternationalPONANTNorwegian Cruise Line
26Best One Stop Shopping DestinationBicester Village, UKSimon Shopping



Travel Leisure Awards 2018


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