PHOTO: Hawaii was just one big winner at 2017 Travvy Awards. (Photo via Flickr/Paul Bica)
The 2017 Travvy Awards honored some of the best brands in the travel industry. However, there was also a moment for those places that motivate us to use our passports as they were intended.
Wednesday’s ceremony eventually meandered to the Destinations category, highlighting those very locations that give us pause when we see them on Instagram. These are the exact sights we daydream about visiting when we trudge off to another day of work.
As you would assume, there was no shortage of bucket list items to add to our hypothetical lifetime itinerary.
The greatest winner is one you more than likely thought of as you pondered destinations you would want to visit right this moment: Hawaii takes the top spot as the Best Destination–Overall.
However, the most prolific award winner was Jamaica, which claimed four awards: Best Tourism Board–Overall, Best Culinary Destination–Caribbean/Bahamas, Best Honeymoon Destination–Caribbean/Bahamas and Best Tourism Board–Caribbean/Bahamas.
You have your hands full in attempting to fill that aforementioned passport with the following remarkable destinations.
If you ever wanted to know the hottest destinations around, here they are (Gold winners listed first; Silver winners listed second):
• Best Destination, Overall – Hawaii, Mexico
• Best City Destination, Mexico – Cancun, Puerto Vallarta
• Best City Destination, U.S./Canada – New York City, San Francisco
• Best City Destination, Australia/New Zealand – Sydney, Melbourne
• Best Honeymoon Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas – Jamaica, Aruba
• Best Honeymoon Destination, Mexico & South America – Riviera Maya, Belize
• Best Family Destination, Domestic – Orlando, Grand Canyon
• Best Family Destination, International – Mexico, Ireland
• Best Culinary Destination, Caribbean/Bahamas – Jamaica, Martinique
• Best Culinary Destination, Europe – Paris, Barcelona
• Best Culinary Destination, Mexico – Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta
• Best Culinary Destination, U.S./Canada – New Orleans, New York City
• Best Expedition/Adventure Destination, Domestic – Alaska, Colorado
• Best Expedition/Adventure Destination, International – Costa Rica, Iceland
• Best Gaming Destination, International – Monte Carlo, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• Best Luxury Destination, Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific – The Islands of Tahiti, Bali
• Best Luxury Destination, Europe – Cannes, Switzerland
• Best Luxury Destination, Mexico – Riviera Maya, Los Cabos
• Best Luxury Destination, U.S./Canada – Beverly Hills, Miami Beach
• Best LGBTQ Destination, Domestic – Miami Beach, New Orleans
• Best LGBTQ Destination, International – Ibiza, Spain, Puerto Vallarta
• Best Tourism Board, Overall – Jamaica, Visit Britain
• Best Tourism Board, Caribbean/Bahamas – Jamaica, Aruba
• Best Tourism Board, Europe – Visit Britain, Norway
• Best Tourism Board, Mexico – Riviera Maya, Cancun
• Best Tourism Board, Africa – South Africa, Cape Town
• Best Tourism Board, U.S/Canada – Las Vegas, Greater Miami
• Best Cruise Destination, St. Maarten, Grand Cayman