National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2019

Our fifth annual Reader Awards will celebrate the best places, experiences, hotels, operators, authors, podcasts and more, as shortlisted by our judges and voted for by you.Thursday, 6 June 2019

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)

We asked, you answered.


We’re excited to present the winners for the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2019, as voted for by you.


Returning for its fifth year, the 2019 awards represent the last word on the best places, experiences, hotels and personalities that make our travels meaningful and memorable.


The National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2019 is in association with Audley Travel. Thanks to our sponsors Flight Centre and Guatemala and our venue partner The Montcalm London Marble Arch.


Meet the winners


One to watch (city/region): Antarctica
 
Firm favourite (country): Italy
 
New national treasure (UK attraction): National Maritime Museum, London
 
Far & away (overseas attraction): Skywalk at Fuxi Mountain, China
 
One for the kids (family experience): Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conwy
 
Right track (rail): DiscoverEU and Interrail
 
Across the waves (cruise & expedition): Celebrity Cruises’ Xpedition Class ships
 
Domestic bliss (UK hotel): Titanic Hotel Belfast
 
The destination hotel (overseas hotel): The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland
 
Unique stays (accommodation worldwide): Panorama Glass Lodge, Iceland
 
High-flyer (airline): Emirates
 
The big operator (tour operators & travel agents): Trailfinders
 
The small-medium operator (tour operators & travel agents): Exodus Travels
 
The innovator (industry movers and shakers): Aberdeen Airport’s therapy dogs
 
Book worm (travel books): Around the World In 80 Trains, by Monisha Rajesh
 
Sound & vision (TV & radio): Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond The Lobby (BBC Two)
 
Beyond the recipe book (food & travel): Around the World in 80 Food Trucks, Lonely Planet
 
Tastiest food & travel show (TV, radio, podcasts): The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure (BBC Two)
 
Foodie hotspot (destination): Lisbon
 
The wish list (destination): Japan
 
Special contribution to travel: Felicity Aston MBE
 

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