Italy Wins Top Awards from Condé Nast Traveller Readers
Venice and Sicily are currently on top of the luxury travel world. The 2010 Conde’ Nast Traveller Readers’ Awards were presented at a scintillating evening on Wednesday 1st September 2010 at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in Albemarle Street.
It was a good night for Italy with Venice and Sicily in particular picking up “Favourite Overseas City” and runner up prize for “Favourite Island” respectively.
Great success also for the Italian Hotel Industry as the Hotel Spendido in Portofino picked up the award for “Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel in Europe, Asia Minor and Russian Federation”, followed in second place by the Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Also nominated in this category: Grand Hotel Villa Feltrinelli, Lake Garda (5th) and the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence (7th). In the category ” Favourite Overseas Business Hotel” the Four Seasons Hotel in Milan was 9th and the Principe di Savoia also in Milan was 11th.
Other Italian achievements include: Rome in 4th place in the category “Favourite Overseas Cities” and Florence was 7th. Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort was 10th in the category “Favourite Destination Spa”.
The Tour Operator Citalia was in 8th place as “Specialist Tour Operator” and Think Sicily came 6th in the category “Villa Rental Companies.”
Alitalia achieved a 10th place as “Favourite short-haul airline.”
Conde’ Nast Traveller is one of the most important travel publications in the UK with the largest circulation among the travel magazines and its awards are based on votes cast by their readers during a survey earlier in the year.
Photo of Venice by BCNBits – www.flickr.com/photos/bcnbits/3595903890
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