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Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" Names Maui "Top Island in Hawaii"

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The results are in, and the island of Maui has captivated the hearts of Travel + Leisure readers once again. 

Maui retained the No. 1 spot on the magazine’s list of “Top Islands in Hawaii” in its 2015 “World’s Best Awards” readers’ survey, to be published in the upcoming August issue. On Travel + Leisure’s list of “Top 10 Islands Overall,” Maui is ranked No. 7 in the world. 

“We are proud to receive this wonderful recognition from Travel + Leisure readers, and share this honor with the visitor industry and people of Maui that continue to make our island a remarkable, world-class destination,” said Terryl Vencl, executive director of the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau. 

Travel + Leisure editor Nathan Lump said, “Stellar food, friendly people, lots to do and, of course, spectacular beaches—Maui is a pretty perfect package according to T+L readers, so it’s no surprise to see this perennial favorite topping the list once again.”

According to the publication, its annual “World’s Best Awards” are determined by discerning readers who cast votes for the hotels, destinations and companies that make up the final awardees lists. Collectively, the lists define the very best in worldwide travel. 

Island rankings are based on readers’ ratings of these five characteristics: natural attractions/beaches, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people/friendliness, and value. 

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The Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau is a subsidiary of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. HVCB is contracted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state of Hawaii’s tourism agency, for marketing management services in North America. The HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawaii’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs.

The islands of Maui Nui (Maui County) offer three very distinct Hawaiian experiences. World-class resorts, award-winning cuisine, championship golf, exquisite natural beauty and the islands’ host Hawaiian culture have propelled Maui Nui into the limelight. For more information, go to or call 800-525-6284.

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