The nominees in all 10 categories were selected by a a group of professional travel writers, and the winners were seleced by the readers or tripouttravel.com and newnownext.com.
Here’s the full list of the 2011 NewNowNext Travel Award winners:
- Best US Destination: New York City
- Best Global Destination: Montreal
- Best Luxury Hotel: Peninsula Chicago
- Best Resort: Encore Las Vegas
- Best Hotel Chain: W Hotels & Resorts
- Best Airline: Jet Blue
- Best Annual Event: Mardi Gras, Sydney
- Favorite Travel Show: The Amazing Race
- Sexiest Spot: Rio de Janeiro
- NewNowNext Destination 2011: Columbus, Ohio
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Photo: Columbus' fabulous Nina West