Voting for the 21st Annual Wanderlust Travel Awards is now open

Nominate your most desirable destinations, plus your favourite brands and influencers for the chance to win one of 10 incredible prizes, including some once-in-a-lifetime adventures...

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Returning for its 21st year is the Wanderlust Travel Awards, where we ask you – our globe-trotting readers – to tell us the places, people and brands who have captured your imagination and inspired your wanderlust over the past year.

For this year's awards, we’re wanting to know which off-the-beaten-path gems make your heart leap. Whether it’s an underappreciated ancient land, balmy hideout or a sprawling metropolitan, help us celebrate these desirable countries, cities, regions and emerging destinations around the world by casting your vote.

We also want to know the airlines you're most impressed with, the tour operators which made your adventures as seamless as possible, and finally, the travel media influencers who have ignited your passions. 

As an added extra, those who vote will be in with the chance of winning one of 10 fabulous prizes. This includes an unforgettable 11-day tour of India, an 8-day adventure in Jordan and a road trip in Iceland, plus a £100 CEWE Photobook voucher and six John Lewis vouchers!

Voting opens on 27 July 2022 and closes on 25 October 2022, with the Wanderlust Travel Awards ceremony taking place at an iconic London venue  the Tower of London  on 8 November 2022.


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Last year, Australia took home the award for Wanderlust's Most Desirable Country (Long-haul) (Shutterstock)

Last year, Australia took home the award for Wanderlust's Most Desirable Country (Long-haul) (Shutterstock)



The Wanderlust Sustainability Initiative Award

Since 1993, sustainable travel has been at the heart of Wanderlust. Therefore, there will be additional four categories open for Tourist Boards, Tour Operators, Airlines and Accommodation to enter, with applicants encouraged to highlight the success of their sustainability initiatives. A panel of sustainability experts will judge each category and select the winners. To apply, click here

Why your vote matters

Whilst we must all stay patient, and operational challenges persist, our desire to see more of the world is stronger than ever. With travel restrictions now lifted in many countries across the globe, these awards show support and appreciation to all the people and places who rallied through and made it possible for us to explore again.

Want to see your favourite less-well-known destinations, organisations and individuals get the recognition they deserve? Nominate them now and they could be crowned winners at this year’s Wanderlust Travel Awards. The power truly is in your hands.

And as a thank you for participating, Wanderlust is offering all those who vote the chance to win one of 10 incredible prizes, including some once-in-a-lifetime adventures.


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VOTE and WIN one of 10 fabulous prizes

An 11-night trip for two exploring India’s Golden Triangle & Tigers with Audley

This tailor-made trip from Audley offers the ultimate Indian exploration. Begin your journey in Delhi where you will take a private tour of Old and New Delhi and its architecture. This is followed by a night in Agra, where you can witness the Red Fort, before waking up early the next morning to see the spectacular Taj Mahal at sunrise. You will then spend two nights into Ranthambhore National Park searching for tigers, before finishing the trip in the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

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An 8-day tour of Jordan for two with Intrepid

Fascinating ancient wonders is what drawers in explorers to Jordan. From UNESCO-listed Petra and the mystic Wadi Rum desert, to the historic ruins of Jerash, the trip is led by a local expert who will help you understand this extraordinary landscape and experience the country’s authenticity. Expect to also spend time in the cosmopolitan capital of Amman, plus a night under the stars at a traditional Bedouin camp, plus much more.

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A 3-night getaway to West Iceland with Discover the World

The winner will be cruising across West Iceland on this tailor-made self drive break from Discover the World. You’ll be based at the dream like Glacier Lodge (sleeps 6) on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula - a great location for accessing Iceland’s most striking scenery, with extraordinary wildlife, fjords and charming fishing villages. Four-day car hire and a flights courtesy of Icelandair are included.

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£100 CEWE Photobook voucher

Keep your travel memories alive with expertly printed products from CEWE. Choose from stunning photobooks, wall art, greeting cards and lots more.

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1 of 6 John Lewis vouchers courtesy of Wanderlust

Needing some new holiday gear? We’ve got six £100 John Lewis vouchers for the taking, so you can treat yourself to anything, from cosmetics and clothing to electrical goods!

Want to be in with the chance of winning? Vote in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2022 now

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