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The people have spoken: Australia’s favourite travel destinations revealed

The nominations are in and the votes have been counted for our annual Reader’s Choice Awards 2018. Thousands of you answered the call to tell us what you love right now when it comes to travel, so, allow us to present your ultimate travel escapes!

 

1. The best escape for sun, sea and sand

 

Fiji

 

Runners up: Hawai’i, Maldives, Thailand, Bali

 

2. Ultimate stopover destination

 

Singapore

 

Runners up: Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Bangkok

 

3. Where to go for wildlife and nature

 

Africa

 

Runners up: Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Galapagos

 

4. Best waking holiday destination

 

New Zealand

Runners up: Spain, Italy, UK, Peru

 

5. Preferred airline

 

Emirates

 

Runners up:  Singapore, QANTAS, Air New Zealand, Virgin

 

6. Favourite luxe hotel

 

Hilton

 

Runners up: Four Seasons/Marriott, Sofitel, Hyatt, Shangri-La

 

7. Favourite road tripping destination

 

USA

 

Runners up: Europe, UK, New Zealand, Italy

 

8. Ultimate food and wine destination

 

Italy

 

Runners up: France, Spain, New Zealand, USA

 

9. Favourite destination for train journeys

 

Europe

 

Runners up: New Zealand, USA, Japan, Switzerland

 

10. Ultimate cruise destination

 

Europe

 

 

Runners up: Caribbean, South Pacific, Alaska, Hawai’i

 

11. Favourite cruise line

 

 

Royal Caribbean

 

Runners up: P&O/Scenic, Holland America, Princess, Carnival

 

12. Where to ski, snowboard and snowman

 

Canada

 

Runners up: Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA

 

13. Favourite family holiday destination

 

Fiji

 

Runners up: Bali, Disneyland, USA, Hawai’i

 

14. Preferred airport

 

Singapore Changi airport

 

Runners up: Dubai International, London Heathrow, Hong Kong International, Los Angeles International

 

15. Ultimate place for an adventure

 

New Zealand

 

Runners up: Africa, South and Central America, USA, Canada

 

16. Favourite family stay

 

Airbnb

 

Runners up: Hilton, Mariott/Sofitel, Sheraton, Accor

 

17. Best city in the world

 

New York

 

Runners up: Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo

 

18. Favourite country in the world

 

Italy

 

Runners up: France, New Zealand, USA, Japan

 

19. Ultimate dream destination

 

 

Europe

 

Runners up: Africa, USA, Dubai, Italy

 

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