India voted 7th best holiday destination

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Turkey adjudged favourite holiday destination

Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2010, India voted as the seventh-best destination in the world. Last year, India stood at the 13th position. According to the results, Turkey was adjudged the favourite holiday destination as people gave it top marks “for range of accommodation and that increasingly important component of any holiday: value for money”, says the Conde Nast Traveller website. Egypt, in second position, scored highest on culture, while Australia in third position was voted for having the best climate. Italy at fourth position and Spain in sixth position were voted for having great food and restaurant offerings, while New Zealand at number five scored highest on environmental friendliness. India scored highest for the warmth of its people and hospitality with a score of 94.44 on 100. “In the first seven months of this year,  India scored highest for the warmth of its people and hospitality with a score of 94.44 on 100. “In the first seven months of this year, inbound arrivals have gone up by about 10%. Besides, India attracts the long haul travelers who spend on an average of 15 days,” said Karan Anand, head (relationship and supplier management), Cox & Kings. inbound arrivals have gone up by about 10%. Besides, India attracts the long haul travelers who spend on an average of 15 days,” said Karan Anand, head (relationship and supplier management), Cox & Kings. “New products like the Maharajas Express — the luxury train that is considered among the top ten trains in the world introduced early this year has added a new dimension to the tourism scene.” Conde Nast Traveller UK, specializes in luxury travel and reviews of hotels, products, and services aiming at a proportion of its space at business travelers. It also rates travel destinations and travel facilities such as hotels and airlines. The ratings emerge primarily from the annual readers’ survey, which results in the Readers’ Choice Awards. The Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards relies on its audience to nominate the best travel experiences across the globe. The winners are selected by an independent research company, which receives a mass of responses from readers choosing the ‘cream of the crop’ in a variety of categories including hotels, airlines, tour operators, spas and destinations. The readers vote for the things they really like on parameters such as service and value for money. The ratings are an index of satisfaction with travel facilities and services, scored out of a maximum of 100. The full award listings appear in the October issues. It is the definitive guide to the most important places around the globe for the affluent UK globetrotters.

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