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Hong Kong is voted Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers’ favourite island

Hong Kong has not only been voted Favourite Island but also overall won the Bronze Medal in the Best of the Best Top 100 Travel experiences at the Readers’ Travel Awards from Condé Nast Traveller magazine that were unveiled in London on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Hong Kong beat all the other islands including Sicily and the Maldives by scoring 94.77 out of a maximum of 100 on eight criteria, including range of accommodation (86.29) and variety of attractions (87.08), moving from number 15 in 2009 into the top three. To add to the glory, Hong Kong was also voted into the Top 10 in the Best Overseas City category. Hong Kong airline, Cathay Pacific, was named Favourite Business Airline and numerous Hong Kong hotels scored very highly in the Favourite Overseas Business Hotel category including: The Peninsula Hong Kong (1st) and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (3rd).

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. We visited Hong Kong in 2002 and found it to be an amazing place. We stayed in the Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel (a Marriott hotel)and the harbour view was quite breath-taking.

    There’s lots to do in Hong Kong, as well as eat loads of marvellous food. I went on a moon walk. It was a sort of contraption you got strapped into which made it seem like gravity was reduced. I thought it would be fun and really easy to jump high and stuff like that. Actually it was very difficult to move forward at all because I couldn’t get any traction. I spent most of the time floundering about in mid-air having a fit of the giggles.

  2. Hong Kong is such a dynamic city, full of so many cultures and vibrant life. I’ve been once for one day on an around the world trip, and have been meaning to go back ever since. I’m not surprised that it’s been voted number 1. Cathay is also an excellent airline, I highly recommend it.

  3. I love hong kong, so many things to do and eat. worth taking a trip out to lantau island and the huge buddha, or off to the man mo temple on hong kon island. go shopping at the markets or gleaming malls, or for a complete change take the hovercraft to macau.

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