Travel+Leisure magazine’s yearly World’s Best Awards included only one Korean entry as the influential list voted on by readers was not so kind to Korea’s offerings.
The only saving grace — Korean Airlines was ranked as the #8 international airline.
The rankings saw no Korean city ranked in the top 10 in the world or even Asia, no hotel ranked in the top 25 in Asia or 100 in the world, and a surprising omission — Incheon International Airport not even making the top 5 airports in the world.
Travel+Leisure has been published in New York City since 1937 by Time Inc. and is considered one of the foremost travel magazines in the world.
So what do you think? Are the voters rankings accurate?
Top 10 Cities in Asia
1. Kyoto, Japan
2. Siem Reap, Cambodia
3. Bangkok, Thailand
4. Tokyo, Japan
5. Hong Kong, China
7. Hanoi, Vietnam
8. Shanghai, China
9. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10. New Delhi, India
Top 5 International Airports
1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Hong Kong International Airport
3. Amsterdam Airport Schipol
4. Zurich Airport
5. Munich Airport
Top 10 International Airlines
1. Singapore Airlines
3. Qatar Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
5. Air New Zealand
6. Virgin Atlantic Airways
7. Thai Airways International
8. Korean Air
9. All Nippon Airways
10. Qantas Airways
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