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Travel Top 50 2011/12

— Global


Monocle's annual Travel Top 50 introduces you to the world's best hoteliers and the leading airlines, airport operators and chefs. The awards are based on the hundreds of journeys made by the Monocle team over the past 12 months - and we are a very demanding bunch to please. So whether you're a traveller to contemplating a switch to a hospitality career, we think you'll find the following pages inspiring.

Worldwide, aviation, cities, hospitality, tourism

50/50 - Austria's mega-rail overhaul

Best looking infrastructure initiative

Austria’s ÖBB may not have the global fame of Germany’s DB or France’s SNCF but its current overhaul of most of the country’s main Hauptbahnhofs will soon have other rail operators rushing to Vienna and Innsbruck to sample new concourses, shopping facilities, public toilets and signage. While much of the project has included heavy facelifts to some stations, it’s also seen considerable new ­construction involving some of the country’s top architects and ­engineering firms…


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