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Canon, Lonely Planet and Nivea among travellers’ favourite brands

Lonely Planet favourite travel guide. ©Lonely PlanetLonely Planet favourite travel guide. ©Lonely PlanetNEWTON, Massachusetts, Sept 7 — Canon features as one of the favourite brands for photography equipment, as well as Starbucks in the coffee category and Kindle as one of the favourite e-reader devices, according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards published this week.

The travell website TripAdvisor published the Travell Favourites, part of Travellers’ Choice Awards. The awards are based on the votes of travelllers 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 honour travell brands in 15 categories.

US travellers picked Canon as their favourite camera, People as their magazine and Ray-Ban their brand of sunglasses.

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

Among the French, the iPad was top e-reader device, Paris Match their magazine, and Nivea their sunscreen. Le Routard was the travel guide of choice.

Italy is the only country where Nikon outranked Canon. Genuine Italian coffee by Illy was unsurprisingly the favourite, and Nike the most popular walking shoes.

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

US — Travellers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favourites

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 — Travellers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favourites

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 — Travellers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favourites

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 — Travellers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favourites

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 — Travellers’ Choice Awards for Travel Favourites

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

— AFP/Relaxnews