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Winners of 2023 Smart Travel Asia 20th Anniversary Best in Travel Poll

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Winners pose as Halloween ghosties prowl: 2023 Reader Poll

With 20 years under the belt and travel returning we ran our annual reader poll to spot trends, fresh winners from Maldives to Macau, and to find new poses for our Winner's Album. Do see the detailed Results and rankings too.

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Smart Travel Asia 2023 20th Anniversary Poll Award Photos

Do check out our 2023 Winner's Album that's gathering steam on Facebook (the Results here). Spot your own favourites and familiar faces. As before, we urged winners to crack on with their poses from sunny beaches to swish hotels as we jetted around to press the flesh and catch up with a few in person for a celluloid moment. From Bangkok to Bali, Maldives and Philippines; from Japan to India, Hong Kong, and Singapore, these are the brands our readers picked after storming out of home in a rather bad mood after a long lockdown. These destinations and hotels soothed nerves and restored faith in travel for battered travellers.

In this frame above spot The Athenee Bangkok's inventive Choo Leng Goh (top left), Macau's livewire Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes (top centre), Grand Hyatt Hong Kong's hard-working Ann Foo and Richard Greaves (far right), Dolly (Lalidapun) resplendent in purple at The Siam Kempinski Bangkok (bottom left), and the cheery Pinida Pettangul and Tom Thrussel from fast growing Centara (bottom centre) in front of their signature stone wall. More album pics. And some select Bangkok Award poses and more on Linked In.

Smart Travel Asia 2023 20th Anniversary Poll Award Photos

More details and photos in our 2023 Winner's Album and the Results here. The Oberoi New Delhi stormed back as No.1 for Business after a huge facelift (top left); Azerai Ke Ga Bay duo (top centre left); Peter Draminski, regional head Four Seasons (top centre); All-blue Soneva Jani Maldives a Family No.1 (top centre right); and the dapper everywhere-everytime GM of Sofitel Sentosa, Giovanni Viterale (far right); Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok team (bottom left) with immaculately accoutred GM Patrick Both receiving his award along with a beaming Tawan Moody far left, and a vibrant Aticha and Shane Jameson to the right; Park Hyatt Niseko pride (bottom centre); and Fairmont Makati's weekend cyclist Eugene Tamesis (bottom right) with Smart Travel Asia's Socci Cristi in Manila.

Smart Travel Asia 2023 20th Anniversary Poll Award Photos

Sharon Kaserer holds her award at the playful Indigo Bangkok (top left); Amorita duo with a Boutique Hotels award (top centre); Klaus Christandl the lobby-cruising GM at St Regis Bangkok (top centre right); proud Regent Taipei team with award (top right); Solar-powered Kudadoo Maldives (bottom left) was No.1 among the Best Luxury Hotels in Asia; the dapper Dean Dimitriou, GM at Niccolo Chengdu strikes a handsome pose for a Conference win (bottom centre left); a delighted Four Seasons Nam Hai Hoi An team (bottom centre right); and regular awardee Apurva Kempinski Bali with a flash of Indonesian fashion to thank Smart Travel Asia readers for their vote. More details and photos in our 2023 Winner's Album.

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