Travellers’ Top Spots
New Zealand took second place after Italy in a Condé Nast Traveler readers’ poll for best destination in the world. Each country was given a mark out of 100, with Italy scoring 95.55 and New Zealand 95.18. Air New Zealand was named second-best airline for long-haul leisure travel and also as having the best in-flight catering of all the long-haul carriers. Luxury Glenorchy hotel Blanket Bay was named the best leisure hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific, with Taupo’s Huka Lodge, the Wairarapa’s Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers also making the top 20.