The finalists for this year's China Travel & Meetings Industry Awards were announced by Leisure & Business Travel of China, indicating some of the favorite luxury travel destinations for Chinese tourists.
England, Ireland and Switzerland come in first place in the Golf Travel Destination category, while the Seychelles, Tahiti and the Maldives are among the preferred options when it comes to island holidays. Those in search of adventure go to Egypt, neighbor Tibet and Tanzania.
When looking for a luxurious flying experience, Chinese tourists apparently prefer Ethiad, Cathay Pacific Airways and Lufthansa. Regent Seven Seas Cruises comes in first followed by Crystal Cruises and Silversea Cruises in the Cruises for Unique Experience category.
In the Luxury Business Hotel of the Year category, the jury nominated Park Hyatt Beijing, the Sofitel Wanda Beijing and Le Royal Méridien Shanghai.
The finalists were selected by a jury of 31 experts including Xu Jinzhi, Vice president of the China Tourist Hotels Association and Wang Liji Head of the China Tourism Research Institute, based on their knowledge of the industry.
It is now up to the public to choose the winners by voting online until August 21 at: http://awards.travelweekly-china.com/vote2012.asp.
The awards, which also influence tourism trends for the years to come, will be announced on September 11 by Travel Weekly Magazine.