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Hotels, planes and everything in between: Travel + Leisure sets 'World's Best" list

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Is Oregon's Portland International the best domestic airport? Should Kyoto, Japan, be crowned the overall best city? And does Maui have it made as the best Hawaiian island?

According to Travel + Leisure magazine's 2015 World's Best Awards,the answer is yes to all of the above.

Just released this month, T+L's annual awards are based on an "indexed average" of readers' responses and give kudos in a wide range of categories. These include cities and service providers, ranging from airports, airlines and car rental agencies, to destination spas and safari outfitters. Among some "usual suspect" locations that have topped the list for more than a decade are a few newcomers.

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See how some of the winners stack up against your favorites.

—By Harriet Baskas, special to CNBC. Follow Road Warrior on Twitter at @CNBCtravel.
Posted 18 July 2015

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