Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards

The hotels, destinations and companies that define the very best in travel.

For nearly two decades, the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure have cast their votes for the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruise lines, outfitters, and transportation companies in the world. The result? The definitive collection of who’s who in travel—as chosen by travelers, for travelers.

35% of readers booked a trip as a result of reading the T+L World’s Best issue

The Facts

  • Within the last year, the World’s Best Awards—plus related content, such as the T+L 500, World’s Best Business Hotels, and World’s Best Spas—brought in nearly 28 million page views.
  • The 2014 World’s Best Awards were announced on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and have since amassed more than 130 additional broadcast placements, as well as stories on,,, and others.
  • In July 2014 alone, there were more than 46 million social media impressions for #TLWorldsBest.
  • Fun fact: Since the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards launched in 1996, the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is the only hotel to have made the list every year. Bangkok is also the city with the most appearances (19), slightly edging out Florence and Rome (18).