Reader Travel Awards
What’s fresh? Who to book with? And, of course, which destination bagged the top spot? Here’s the answers from travel’s best-journeyed barometers: the Wanderlust readers
The results are in! Countries, cities, telly programmes, gear and more – they were all rated by you for the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2018. And the winners are? Drum roll please...
After a couple of years off the summit, Air New Zealand is once again your choice as the world’s best airline. Singapore Airlines continues yo-yoing between first and second while Emirates completes a familiar-looking top three; the rest of the list again flush with Asian, Middle Eastern and Oceanic carriers, with Vietnam Airlines new to the scene.
Only Swiss International Air Lines breaks the Eastern monopoly of your top ten, while Qantas will hope that its new direct flights to Perth from the UK will help it to advance further up the list in 2019.
RANKING % 1 Air New Zealand 90.59% 2 Singapore Airlines 89.68% 3 Emirates 89.46% 4 Thai Airways International 88.46% 5 Qatar Airways 88.30% 6 Vietnam Airlines 87.60% 7 Cathay Pacific 87.23% 8 Etihad 83.81% 9 Qantas 83.50% 10 Swiss International Air Lines 83.48%