Sunday, 30 October 2011 1:26 PM
The United States was among the winners at the Telegraph Travel Awards 2011, with the newspaper's readers naming the nation their favourite country worldwide ahead of runners-up New Zealand and Australia.
Furthermore, New York topped the category covering the most popular cities across the globe, followed by Venice and Cape Town.
The Telegraph polled some 23,000 readers earlier this year to find their favourite destinations, hotels, transport providers and travel companies.
A ceremony was held at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel in London last week to announce the winners.
Also among the awards recipients was Italy, which beat France and Spain to the title of most popular European country, while London, Edinburgh and Bath emerged as the leading UK cities.
In a section of the poll dedicated to travel apps, Telegraph readers recommended TripIt, a mobile journey planner that brings details, plans and schedules together to create a single itinerary.
The Trainline application and Skype took the runners-up spots in this category.
In the transport section, voters named British Airways and Emirates the top short- and long-haul airlines respectively, while P&O Cruises, Noble Caledonia and Eurostar also received awards.
Riviera Travel was voted the favourite tour operator ahead of Virgin Holidays and Kuoni, while Villa d'Este in Lake Como and The Savoy in London emerged as the most popular hotels worldwide and in the UK respectively.
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