THE 21ST ANNUAL

8TH NOVEMBER 2022

Nominations and voting begins July, 2022

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Celebrating the best in travel for 21-years, the Wanderlust Travel Awards spotlight the industry’s ultimate stars. This year, the ceremony will be held for the very first time in the iconic White Tower of the Tower of London. There will be 15 awards handed over, in an evening that convenes industry heavy-weights and esteemed guests.

The awards are completely free to enter and open globally to tourism boards, tour operators, guides and destinations, to travel personalities and influencers.

Winners are decided either by an independent panel of expert judges, or by the most serious, passionate-travellers of them all, the Wanderlust readers.

THE CEREMONY

Welcoming the world’s foremost travel leaders, writers and celebrities, the 21st Wanderlust Travel Awards are uniquely held at the Tower of London. As the industry looks to re-bound, it is with immense joy to host the live-awards and celebrate the resilience of the sector. Guests and those shortlisted will enjoy private viewings of the Crown Jewels, with exclusive tours of the venue followed by a lavish ceremony with live opera and gourmet cuisine!

2021 WINNERS

View the full list of winners below from our amazing awards evening last year at Kensington Palace.

BEST TOUR LEADER

BEST SPECIALIST GUIDE

BEST RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC
TOUR OPERATOR

BEST RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC
TOURISM BOARD

BEST SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE

MOST DESIRABLE CITY
SHORT HAUL

MOST DESIRABLE CITY
LONG HAUL

MOST DESIRABLE REGION
SHORT HAUL

MOST DESIRABLE REGION
LONG HAUL

MOST DESIRABLE COUNTRY
SHORT HAUL

MOST DESIRABLE COUNTRY
LONG HAUL

TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

TRAVEL MEDIA INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

FAVOURITE TRAVEL PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

HISTORY

As the UK’s longest running travel magazine, Wanderlust has been at the forefront of sustainable travel for the past 29-years. Today, our values remain more important than ever. Through the awards, we hope to show our gratitude and support to the individuals and organisations who represent the sort of awe-inspiring, responsible travel, our readers prize. We exist to inform and inspire travellers globally to take the road less travelled, by sharing authentic travel writing, stunning photography and expert advice, in print and online.

2021 Destination Partner