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Away.com's Editors Pick World's Best Resorts & Lodges

New 'Best Resorts & Lodges' Guide Launches on Away.com

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Away.com (http://away.com), a leading website for travel planning, announced the launch today of its new "Best Resorts & Lodges Guide" - a comprehensive directory of the top domestic and international resorts and lodges. The guide offers in-depth profiles of 200 of the world's best destination resorts across ten popular travel categories, including the best family resorts, best beach resorts, best all-inclusive resorts, and best adventure lodges(1).

With expert input provided by Away.com's experienced editorial team and staff of travel writers, this new guide provides consumers with access to independent resort and lodging reviews that are tailored to their specific travel interests. In addition, travelers can research recreation options and amenities, eco-rating(2) and the type of vacation each property may be appropriate for, plus find maps, booking tools and detailed destination profiles to help them plan their travel.

"Away.com is focused on delivering advice to travelers that helps them choose the best vacation option, no matter the destination, no matter the price," said Eric Brodnax, vice president and general manager of The Away Network. "Our new Best Resorts & Lodges Guide provides consumers with easy-to-review information that captures opinions on where to stay from our worldwide team of travel experts."

Away.com's Editors' Picks for the Top Resorts and Lodges

The Best Resorts & Lodges Guide highlights Away.com's top picks within the following popular travel categories: Adventure, All-Inclusive, Beach, Family, Golf, Luxury, National Parks, Nature & Wilderness, Romantic and Ski. Below are examples of winners in each category. To access the new Resorts & Lodges Guide or for more information, visit: http://away.com/bestresorts.

Away.com's Editors' Picks

Top Resorts & Lodges(3)

Adventure Lodges - The Lodge at Sun Ranch (Cameron, Montana)

All-Inclusive Resorts - Grand Velas All Suites Spa & Resort (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Beach Resorts - Rosewood Little Dix Bay (Tortola, British Virgin Islands)

Family Resorts - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (Orlando, Florida)

Golf Resorts - The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Plantation (Athens, Georgia)

Luxury Resorts - The Breakers Palm Beach (Palm Beach, Florida)

National Park Lodges - Ahwahnee Hotel (Yosemite National Park, California)

Nature & Wilderness Lodges - Lapa Rios Eco-Lodge (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica)

Romantic Resorts - The Fairmont Orchid (The Big Island, Hawaii)

Ski Lodges - Hotel Terra (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

(1) The Top 200 Resorts and Lodges were selected by Away.com's staff of editors and travel contributors and are based on the research and opinions of the writers.

(2) Eco-rating is based on Away.com's editor's/contributor's opinion from research conducted. If applicable energy information was not available for a specific property a rating was not included.

(3) Away.com editors pick up to 20 winning properties for each category within the guide.

About Away.com

Away.com (http://away.com) is a part of The Away Network and is the leading online destination for travelers planning their next vacation. Trip planners will find over two million pages of travel inspiration, trip ideas, travel planning tools and destination content for over 35,000 global locations. Founded in 1999, Away.com provides a distinctive blend of expert and consumer advice. The Away Network also includes Trip.com (http://trip.com), GORP.com (http://gorp.com/), GORPtravel.com (http://gorptravel.com), Outside Online (http://outsideonline.com) and Lodging.com (http://lodging.com). The Away Network is owned by Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW).

SOURCE Away.com

SOURCE: Away.com

Web site: http://www.away.com/

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