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Celebrate the Award Winners, as Voted by our Trazee Travel Readers

Aug 8, 2023

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Let’s celebrate! We’re announcing the winners of our 2023 The Trazees, now in its ninth year. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Trazee Travel, Global Traveler’s sister web publication, is the resource for travelers aged 25–40 for tips, reviews and the latest travel trends. Readers selected their favorites in the world of travel during the voting period.

 

Let’s take off with the airline winners: United Airlines flies away with a duo of accolades, including its fourth consecutive Favorite International Airline, while its MileagePlus program earns its sixth Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program win. Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner took the Favorite Aircraft Type title.

 

American Airlines’ aa.com is a six-time Favorite Airline Website winner. American’s airline alliance, oneworld, takes its second Favorite Airline Alliance nod.

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Around the globe, we recognize airline winners doing it best in their respective regions, including Air Canada, Favorite Airline in North America, fifth consecutive year; COPA Airlines, Favorite Airline in South/Central America; TAP Air Portugal, Favorite Airline in Europe, sixth consecutive year; Ethiopian Airlines, Favorite Airline in Africa, fourth consecutive year; Emirates, Favorite Airline in the Middle East; Cathay Pacific Airways, Favorite Airline in Asia; and Aeromexico, Favorite Airline in Mexico, fourth consecutive year. Delta Air Lines wins Favorite Airline App honors, for the second consecutive year, and Favorite Green Airline.

 

New to this year’s survey, we’re awarding the best in premium economy class worldwide. Here is the inaugural class of winners: Air New Zealand, Favorite Premium Economy Class, Asia; Air France, Favorite Premium Economy Class, Europe; LATAM Airlines, Favorite Premium Economy Class, South/Central America; and Delta Air Lines makes its third appearance on the winners’ list as Favorite Premium Economy Class, United States.

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Now, flying on over to our airport winners, iGA Istanbul Airport takes two awards this year, each for the second consecutive year: Favorite Overall Airport in the World and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Europe. A few other airports are double winners, as well: O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, is three-time Favorite Airport in Africa and Favorite Duty- Free Shopping in Africa; Bogotá El Dorado International Airport claims Favorite Airport in South/Central America for the fifth consecutive year and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in South/Central America, three years in a row; Singapore Changi Airport’s two titles include Favorite Airport in Asia and Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Asia; and Dubai Duty Free wins Favorite Duty-Free Shopping and its second Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East.

 

Rounding out the rest of our airport winners, we have Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Favorite Airport in Europe, second consecutive year; Hamad International Airport, Qatar, Favorite Airport in the Middle East for the second consecutive year; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Favorite Airport in North America; Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Favorite Airport Dining, four years running; and Orlando International Airport, Favorite Airport Shopping.

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Moving on to hotels, Thompson Nashville takes top honors as Favorite Individual Hotel. Marriott is a three-peat on this year’s survey, winning Favorite Hotel Chain for Marriott Hotels & Resorts; Marriott.com, Favorite Hotel Website, two years in a row; and Marriott Bonvoy, three times running, Favorite Hotel Rewards Program in the World. Next up is Autograph Collection Hotels, Favorite Lifestyle Hotel Chain, followed by Aman Resorts, Hotels & Residences, Favorite Hotel Chain in Asia. Favorite Green Hotel goes to Aloft for the third year running.

 

Fiesta Americana Travelty appears twice on this year’s survey: four-time Favorite Hotel Chain in Central/South America; and Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico, ninth consecutive year. The last winning hotels include Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Favorite Hotel Chain in Europe; Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East; and Hyatt, Favorite Hotel App.

 

Journey around the globe with these winners: Greece, Favorite Country for the fourth consecutive year; Seoul, Favorite Worldwide City, second year in a row; Tahiti, Favorite Honeymoon Destination for the fourth consecutive year; Taiwan, Favorite Adventure Destination; New Orleans, Louisiana, with a win for Favorite Foodie City; and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Friendliest City.

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We’re hitting the beach with this list of winners identifying the very best everywhere in the United States: Mystic, Connecticut, Favorite Beach Town, Northeast United States; Dewey Beach, Delaware, Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Atlantic United States; Virginia Beach, Virginia, four-time Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Southern United States; Jekyll Island, Georgia, Favorite Beach Town, Southeast United States; Fort Lauderdale, Favorite Beach Town, Florida East, for the second year in a row; Sarasota, Favorite Beach Town, Florida West, second consecutive year; Fort Walton Beach, Favorite Beach Town, Florida Panhandle; Gulf Shores, Alabama, Favorite Beach Town, Gulf, three years in a row; Corpus Christi, Texas, Favorite Beach Town, Texas; Santa Monica, Favorite Beach Town, Southern California, two years running; Half Moon Bay, Favorite Beach Town, Northern California; Cannon Beach, Oregon, two-time Favorite Beach Town, Pacific Northwest; Lanai City, Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Lanai, for the second time; Kaimukī, Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, O’ahu; Hilo, Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Big Island; Kapa’a, Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Kaua’i; and Lāhainā, Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Maui, for the second time in a row.

 

How have we already come to the end of our winners’ list? One last round of applause for the last of our The Trazees 2023 winners: Hertz, Favorite Car Rental Company, third consecutive year; GOWAY, five-time Favorite Tour Operator; Away, Favorite Luggage Brand; United Explorer Card from Chase, Favorite Credit Card for the sixth year in a row; Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase, Favorite Credit Card Design; Celebrity Cruises Visa Signature Card, Favorite Cruise Line Credit Card; and Celebrity Cruises, Favorite Cruise Line.

 

Congratulations to the 2023 The Trazees winners!

 

THE PROCESS
Trazeetravel.com conducted a survey of its readers Dec. 14, 2021–May 1, 2022, with open-ended questions for the best in many categories important to the millennial travel market (under 40 years of age). This survey was conducted online at trazeetravel.com/thetrazees and emailed during the period in question. Only those questionnaires with more than 50 percent of the questions completed were counted. Those with less than 50 percent answered were discarded. Employees of the magazine or individuals associated with the travel industry were not allowed to participate.

 

Winners’ Circle

Favorite International Airline
United Airlines

 

Favorite Airline Alliance
oneworld

 

Favorite Aircraft Type
Boeing 787

 

Favorite Airline Website
aa.com

 

Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program
United MileagePlus

 

Favorite Airline in Africa
Ethiopian Airlines

 

Favorite Airline in Asia
Cathay Pacific Airways

 

Favorite Airline in Europe
TAP Air Portugal

 

Favorite Airline in Mexico
Aeromexico

 

Favorite Airline in the Middle East
Emirates

Favorite Airline in North America
Air Canada

 

Favorite Airline in South/Central America America
COPA Airlines

 

Favorite Green Airline
Delta Air Lines

 

Favorite Airline App
Delta Air Lines

 

Favorite Premium Economy Class, Asia
Air New Zealand

 

Favorite Premium Economy Class, Europe
Air France

 

Favorite Premium Economy Class, South/Central America
LATAM Airlines

 

Favorite Premium Economy Class, United States
Delta Air Lines

 

Favorite Overall Airport in the World
iGA Istanbul Airport

 

Favorite Airport in Africa
O.R. Tambo International Airport

 

Favorite Airport in Asia
Singapore Changi Airport

 

Favorite Airport in Europe
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

 

Favorite Airport in North America
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

 

Favorite Airport in the Middle East
Hamad International Airport, Qatar

 

Favorite Airport in South/Central America
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport

 

Favorite Airport Dining
Chicago O’Hare International Airport

 

Favorite Airport Shopping
Orlando International Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping
Dubai Duty Free

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Africa
O.R. Tambo International Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Asia
Singapore Changi Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in Europe
iGA Istanbul Airport

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East
Dubai Duty Free

 

Favorite Duty-Free Shopping in South/Central America
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport

 

Favorite Individual Hotel
Thompson Nashville

 

Favorite Hotel Chain
Marriott Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Lifestyle Hotel Chain
Autograph Collection Hotels

 

Favorite Hotel Website
Marriott.com

 

Favorite Hotel Rewards Program in the World
Marriott Bonvoy

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in Asia
Aman Resorts, Hotels & Residences

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in Europe
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico
Fiesta Americana Travelty

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

 

Favorite Hotel Chain in South/ Central America
Fiesta Americana Travelty

 

Favorite Green Hotel
Aloft Hotels

 

Favorite Hotel App
Hyatt

 

Favorite Country
Greece

 

Favorite Worldwide City
Seoul

 

Favorite Honeymoon Destination
Islands of Tahiti

 

Favorite Adventure Destination
Taiwan

 

Favorite Foodie City
New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Friendliest City
Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

Favorite Beach Town, Northeast United States
Mystic, Connecticut

 

Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Atlantic United States
Dewey Beach, Delaware

 

Favorite Beach Town, Mid-Southern United States
Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

Favorite Beach Town, Southeast United States
Jekyll Island, Georgia

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida East
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida West
Sarasota, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Florida Panhandle
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

 

Favorite Beach Town, Gulf
Gulf Shores, Alabama

 

Favorite Beach Town, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas

 

Favorite Beach Town, Southern California
Santa Monica, California

 

Favorite Beach Town, Northern California
Half Moon Bay, California

 

Favorite Beach Town, Pacific Northwest
Cannon Beach, Oregon

 

Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Lanai
Lanai City, Hawai’i

 

Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, O’ahu
Kaimukī

 

Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Big Island
Hilo

 

Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Kaua’i
Kapa’a, Hawai’i

 

Favorite Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands, Maui
Lāhainā, Hawai’i

 

Favorite Rental Car Company
Hertz

 

Favorite Tour Operator
GOWAY

 

Favorite Luggage Brand
Away

 

Favorite Credit Card
United Explorer Card from Chase

 

Favorite Credit Card Design
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase

 

Favorite Cruise Line Credit Card
Celebrity Cruises Visa Signature Card

 

Favorite Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises

 

QUINT STATUS
Quint Status celebrates those companies winning the same award for five consecutive years. Congratulations to this year’s five-peat honorees!

 

Favorite Airline in North America
Air Canada

 

Favorite Airport in South/Central America
Bogotá El Dorado International Airport

 

Favorite Tour Operator
GOWAY

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