Turkey won the award for ‘Favourite Country’ at the eighth edition of Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards. Hosted by Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh and held in New Delhi, this ceremony saw the attendance of industry leaders, influencers and recognised names from the travel and tourism sector including government bodies.Like every year, the Readers’ Travel Awards were chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months scans any nominations and recognises the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines and more.The ceremony saw several eminent personalities from the industry like Satyajeet Rajan, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Vijay Kumar Gautam, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra; Isidora Petropoulou, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Greece; Kristin Eva Sigurdardottir, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland; H.E., Gautam Mukhopadhya, former Ambassador of India to Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar; H.E. Nengcha Lhouvum, former Ambassador of India to Lebanon and Indonesia; and Nasir Aslam Wani, former Minister of State for Home, Jammu and Kashmir, amongst others who showed up to celebrate the best in business.Divia Thani, Editor, Condé Nast Traveller India said, “Year after year, we have seen the participation and enthusiasm of our Condé Nast Traveller readers’ voter base increase significantly. Our readers form India’s most discerning travellers, the kind that set the travel trends. The Readers’ Travel Awards are a barometer of what the discerning, affluent Indian traveller looks for and appreciates when he or she travels. It also puts into perspective what tourism boards, hotels, airlines and other travel companies should focus on to attract this audience and helps them identify and cater to new trends. For us at Condé Nast Traveller India, it is an honour to announce the results and felicitate the winners in the presence of the creme de la creme of the travel and hospitality industry.”Turkey is a country that occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. With 81 states and 932 cities, Turkey is a nation straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. From luxurious hotels to food, Turkey is a paradise proposing unforgettable notes to treasure for a lifetime and a gamut of endless memories to take back home.The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards has set the benchmarks in the hospitality and travel industry year on year, since its inception in 1989 in the United States of America.