MAUI is Awarded "Travelers Choice Award" for "Islands Pacific, Worlds Best New Properties" 

Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, resorts, and car rental agencies worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands October 20) and are derived from the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, 25,008 readers voted on more than 10,000 properties and destinations.

“The big news is that, undaunted by tough times, our readers are still out there, discovering the coolest experiences and reaffirming an enduring passion for travel,” said Conde Nast Traveler Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska. “It’s clear that our readers are as devoted to the worldwide diversity of travel as ever.”

The results of the 2009 Readers Choice Awards reveal some surprising news:

* The friendliest U.S. cities are Charleston, Savannah, and Honolulu 

Hot List of the world’s best new properties:

Below are results for the top three winners in each category to visit

Top Islands Pacific

1. Maui
2. Kauai
3. Bora Bora

The full list of winners is on at: