The awards honor top brands travelers across select global markets prefer to use on their trips. In the U.S., there were 21 winners in categories ranging from cameras to sunscreen to carry-on luggage. Winners were also announced in the U.K., France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Russia.
"The TripAdvisor community has spoken and these are the most beloved travel brands from around the world," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "We are thrilled to recognize these world-class brands with Travelers' Choice awards that millions of travelers worldwide rely on for the best travel products for their trips."
2013 U.S. Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
The North Face
Gum & mints:
Car rental agency:
ChapStick® Brand Lip Care
"As the No. 1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, Neutrogena is proud that travelers have honored us with the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award for favorite sunscreen," said Kerry Sullivan, Group Brand Director for Neutrogena Sun.
Award methodology: Surveys were conducted in each country using a total panel of more than 3,900 TripAdvisor travelers to select a shortlist of brands/products in each category. A total of 39,898 travelers (including 12,125 U.S. respondents) then selected their favorites from the shortlists.
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