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Tata Safari Storme sponsors Travel + Leisure 'India's Best Awards'

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The third edition of Travel + Leisure ‘India’s Best Awards’ for the year 2013 was held on 31st March at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi. The event was organized by the magazine’s in-house team. The night was attended by a number of restaurateurs and award winning hoteliers.



These are a reader’s choice awards and the polling was conducted through the Travel + Leisure magazine as well as online in 2013 over a period of five months. The awards were aimed at the best and most deserving across 32 different categories in the field of travel and hospitality and ranged from best country, emerging destination, cruise, business hotel, airport, luxury train, destination spa and honeymoon destination in India and across the world.



The award ceremony was sponsored by Tata Safari Storme with CERA and Godrej Properties as its associate sponsors. NDTV Profit was the TV Partner and TAJ Palace, New Delhi was the Hospitality Partner.



A number of industry influencers were seen at the event including Piyush Sharma, Publisher & CEO, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, Ruchira Bose, Editor, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, His Excellency Dr. Burak Akcapar, Ambassador, Turkey, Mr. Chetan Seth, Chairman & Managing Director, Chemon India, Mr. Atul Wassan, Fashion designer Anupama Dayal, His Excellency Mr. Jorge Roza De Oliveira, Ambassador, Portugal, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Nualart, Ambassador, Mexico, His Excellency Dr. A K Jagessur, High Commissioner, Mauritus, and Mr. Shashidharan, Vice President, Marketing, CERA.

Now in its 8th year in the South Asian region, Travel + Leisure India & South Asian has been conducting a survey of its readers for the past two years to assess the very best of the world of travel and hospitality experiences. The survey questionnaire was published for five months in the magazine and was available online at www.travelandleisureindia.com, with a deadline of December 31, 2013. The magazine partnered with Turkish Airlines to offer a chance to win four tickets to any destination around the world to its readers who voted.



Payal Kohli, Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, said “In this, our third edition of the India’s Best Awards, we have had the largest number of winners as the competition has been very close in many categories resulting in a number of joint winners and joint runner-up positions. We consider the 'India’s Best Awards' as some of the industry’s most credible and authentic awards as they are voted exclusively by our discerning and esteemed readers."



The winners for the India’s Best Awards are:



Best Country: THAILAND



Best City (World): DUBAI/SINGAPORE



Best City (India): BANGALORE



Best Emerging Destination (World): PORTUGAL/MEXICO



Best Emerging Destination (India): JAMMU & KASHMIR



Best Indian State: KERALA



Best Heritage Destination (World): SPAIN



Best Heritage Destination (India): RAJASTHAN



Best Party Destination (World): LAS VEGAS



Best Party Destination (India): GOA



Best Cultural Destination (World): TURKEY



Best Cultural Destination (India): GUJARAT



Best Green Destination (World): MALAYSIA



Best Green Destination (India): KERALA



Best Leisure Destination (World): SWITZERLAND



Best Leisure Destination (India): GOA



Best Cruise: ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL



Best New Hotel (World): THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL



Best New Hotel (India): FAIRMOUNT JAIPUR/ THE LEELA PALACE CHENNAI



Best Business Hotel (World): THE ADDRESS DOWNTOWN DUBAI



Best Business Hotel (India): THE OBEROI, GURGAON



Best Business Hotel for Women Travelers (World): RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE



Best Business Hotel for Women Travelers (India): THE WESTIN GURGAON, NEW DELHI



Best Boutique Hotel (World): CAPELLA SINGAPORE



Best Boutique Hotel (India): THE KHYBER HIMALAYAN RESORT & SPA



Best Heritage Hotel (World): THE FULLERTON HOTEL SINGAPORE



Best Heritage Hotel (India): TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE HYDERABAD



Best Luxury Resort (World): THE VENETIAN MACAO



Best Luxury Resort (India): THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS, UDAIPUR



Best Hotel Group (World): STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS WORLDWIDE



Best Hotel Group (India): TAJ HOTELS RESORTS & PALACES



Best Hotel Restaurant: BUKHARA, ITC MAURYA, NEW DELHI



Best Hotel Nightclub (World): SIROCCO, LEBUA BANGKOK



Best Hotel Nightclub (India): AER, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL MUMBAI



Best Airport (World): CHANGI AIRPORT, SINGAPORE



Best Airport (India): T3, INDIRA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NEW DELHI



Best Airlines (World): TURKISH AIRLINES



Best Airline (India): INDIGO



Best Tour Operator: ABERCROMBIE & KENT, INDIA



Best Travel Portal: MAKEMYTRIP.COM



Best Luxury Train: PALACE ON WHEELS



Best Destination Spa (World): BANYAN TREE SPA PHUKET



Best Destination Spa (India): ANAND IN THE HIMALAYAS



Best Honeymoon Destination (World): THE MALDIVES



Best Honeymoon Destination (India): GOA



Best Wedding Destination (World): THAILAND



Best Wedding Destination (India): UDAIPUR



Best Family Destination (World): SINGAPORE/DUBAI



Best Family Destination (India): GOA



Best Food Destination (World): LONDON



Best Food Destination (India): DELHI



Best Spiritual Destination: AMRITSAR



Best Hotel Loyalty Programme: TAJ INNERCIRCLE


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