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Revealed: Travellers' favourite brands

travel Updated: Sep 07, 2012 16:39 IST

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Canon features as one of the favorite brands for photography equipment, as well as Starbucks in the coffee category and Kindle as one of the favorite e-reader devices, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards published this week.

The travel website TripAdvisor published on Tuesday the Travel Favorites, part of Travelers' Choice Awards. The awards are based on the votes of thousands of travelers in France, Italy, Spain, the UK and the US. The website asked participants to vote on the must-have items they take wherever they go. The awards honor travel brands in 15 categories.

The US travelers participating in the voting chose the brand Canon as their favorite camera for traveling, People as their favorite magazine and Ray-Ban as their favorite brand of sunglasses.

British travelers voted for Costa as their preferred coffee brand, Kindle as their preferred e-reader device and Lonely Planet as their favorite travel guide and favorite travel magazine.

Among French travelers, the iPad was chosen as the favorite e-reader device, Paris Match as their favorite magazine and Nivea as their favorite sunscreen. Le Routard was chosen as the favorite travel guide.

Italy is the only country where Canon was not chosen as the favorite camera, as Italian voters prefered Nikon. Genuine Italian coffee by Illy was unsurprisingly the favorite among Italian travelers, and Nike was the most popular brand for their walking shoes.

For Spaniards, Samsonite is the top luggage brand, TomTom came first in the GPS category and Starbucks for coffee.

US - Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
Category: Winner
Camera: Canon
Coffee: Starbucks
e-reader: Kindle
GPS/Satnav: Garmin
Headphones: Bose
Insect Repellent: Off
Luggage: Samsonite
Magazine: People
Rain Jacket: The North Face
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Sunscreen: Neutrogena
Swimwear: Speedo
Travel Guide: Lonely Planet
Travel Magazine: National Geographic
Walking: Shoes Nike

UK - Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
Category: Winner
Camera: Canon
Coffee: Costa
e-reader: Kindle
GPS/Satnav: TomTom
Headphones: Sony
Insect Repellent: Jungle Formula
Luggage: Samsonite
Magazine: Private Eye
Rain Jacket: The North Face
Sunglasses: Boots
Sunscreen: Boots
Swimwear: Marks & Spencer
Travel Guide: Lonely Planet
Travel Magazine: Lonely Planet
Walking Shoes: Clarks

France - Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
Category: Winner
Camera: Canon
Coffee: Nespresso
e-reader: iPad
GPS/Satnav: TomTom
Headphones: Sony
Insect Repellent: Hansaplast
Luggage: Samsonite
Magazine: Paris Match
Rain Jacket: Decathlon
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Sunscreen: Nivea
Swimwear: Banana Moon
Travel Guide: Le Routard
Travel Magazine: Geo
Walking Shoes: Decathlon

Italy - Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
Category: Winner
Camera: Nikon
Coffee: Illy
e-reader: iPad
GPS/Satnav: TomTom
Headphones: Sony
Insect Repellent: Autan
Luggage: Samsonite
Magazine: Focus
Rain Jacket: K-Way
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Sunscreen Nivea
Swimwear: Calzedonia
Travel Guide: Lonely Planet
Travel Magazine: National Geographic
Walking Shoes: Nike

Spain - Travelers' Choice Awards for Travel Favorites
Camera: Canon
Coffee: Starbucks
e-reader: iPad
GPS/Satnav: TomTom
Headphones: Sony
Insect: Repellent Off
Luggage: Samsonite
Magazine: National Geographic
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Sunscreen: Nivea
Swimwear: Speedo
Travel Guide: Lonely Planet
Travel Magazine: National Geographic
Walking Shoes: Nike