July 26, 2010 | Diane Johnson | Leave a comment Travel + Leisure’s just released the “World’s Best” awards. This year had a record number of votes by viewers for 2010 travel. This allows people to tell them what they want wherever they are. This is a study where the magazine turns to their viewers and asks them about their experiences and their travel and which destinations or companies are the best. Viewers rank the top destinations both internationally and nationally, as well as the best riverboat cruise companies, and the best airlines. Best U.S. Cities 1. New York, NY 2. San Francisco, CA 3. Charleston, SC 4. Chicago, IL 5. Santa Fe, NM Best International Cities 1. Bangkok, Thailand 2. Chiang Mai, Thailand 3. Florence, Italy 4. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 5. Rome, Italy Top Five Domestic Airlines 1. Virgin America 2. JetBlue Airways 3. Midwest Airlines 4. Southwest Airlines 5. Hawaiin Airlines Top five large city hotels in the US and Canada 1. Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago 2. The Peninsula, Chicago 3. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas 4. Sutton Place Hotel, Chicago 5. Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park Top Hotels 1. Oberoi Vanyavilas – Tanthambhore, India 2. Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana 3. Fairmont Mara Safari Club – Masai Mara, Kenya 4. San Ysidro Ranch – Santa Barbara, California 5. Oberioi Amarvilas – Agra, India Top Five River Cruises 1. Abercrombie & Kent 2. Avalon Waterways 3. Tauck 4. Viking River Cruises 5. Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection There are thousands of destinations to visit and even more companies you could book it through. The only problem is trying to decide which is the best with your budget. These companies have provided their customers with the best service which is why they come highly recommended. So these rankings can make your life much easier when planning your 2010 or 2011 vacation.