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National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2022

Our seventh 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.

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Cast your votes in the Reader Awards 2022 and you could win one of 24 incredible prizes.

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By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Published 1 Jun 2022, 09:08 BST

Think back over the past year: has a book, TV show or podcast kept you inspired between travels? Which destinations have topped your wish list? Perhaps an airline has gone the extra (air) mile, or a tour operator has pulled out all the stops? We want to hear from you. Cast your votes and you could win one of 24 incredible prizes — and help your favourites get recognised, too.


THE PRIZES


1. A seven-night holiday for two at Landings Resort and Spa in Saint Lucia
Unwind with views across the Caribbean Sea on this unforgettable escape to The Landings Resort and Spa, tucked into Saint Lucia's picturesque Rodney Bay. Long hailed as one of the lushest isles the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is known for its forested green peaks, dazzling beaches and famous hospitality, and you’ll experience the very best on this trip of a lifetime, which includes a seven-night stay in a Marine View room – with its own private plunge pool – on a B&B basis. You’ll also be able to make the most of the resort’s first-class service and facilities, including four pools, three restaurants, two bars, expansive spa and stretch of white-sand beach. Flights from the UK and transfers from the airport to The Landings Resort and Spa are included, as well as a complimentary dinner at The Beach Club restaurant, non-motorised watersports, a ziplining experience and a ride in the island’s aerial tram. Valid until 31 August 2023, blackout dates apply.

2. A six-night rail adventure for two through Slovenia with Inntravel
This six-night journey by train from slow-travel specialists Inntravel showcases the very best of Slovenia’s spectacular landscapes, from soaring mountains to the shores of the Adriatic. Beginning amid the peaks of the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park, you’ll visit the famed lakes of Bled and Bohinj before exploring the capital, Ljubljana, with its buzzing restaurant scene. Another southbound train will then transport you to the glittering Gulf of Venice – home to glorious sunsets and the pocket-sized town of Piran. Includes six nights’ accommodation, B&B; flights from a UK airport (to the total of £250 per person); a flexible rail pass (including Bohinjska Bistrica-Ljubljana-Kope and transfer from Koper-Piran on day four), and detailed cultural notes for city walking tours. Valid until 31 October 2022, and again from 1 May to 31 October 2023.

3. A five-night cycling holiday for two in Puglia with Macs Adventure
Explore the heel of Italy by bike on a Puglia in Style cycling holiday with self-guided specialists Macs Adventure. Starting from the Adriatic waters of Monopoli, cycle to the UNESCO-protected town of Alberobello, with stylish accommodation throughout, including two nights in a traditional trulli house. You’ll pedal through olive and almond groves to the medieval castle of Conversano and up to the hilltop city of Ostuni, all the while sampling some of the finest local produce, from creamy burrata to crisp Apulian wines. Includes return flights from a UK airport (to the total of £400 per person).

4. A two-night stay for two at room2 in Chiswick, London 
We’re offering a two-night stay for two at the new room2 in London, on a B&B basis. This green, 86-room ‘hometel’ offers a relaxed combination of home and hotel, while encouraging guests to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. The hotel aims to use 89% less energy per square metre compared to typical UK hotels, and with decor inspired by the area’s 19th-century arts and crafts heritage, it’s perfectly placed for exploring this leafy corner of West London, with historic riverside pubs, Kew Gardens and Chiswick House and Gardens all moments away.

5. A £25 voucher to spend at Stanfords
Established in 1853, Stanfords is the UK’s leading retailer of expertly sourced mapstravel books and other accessories and is a one-stop shop for travellers planning or seeking inspiration for their next adventure. Whether you want to stock up on guidebooks or treat yourself to a beautiful map of the world, Stanfords is offering 10 vouchers worth £25 each to spend either online or in the Covent Garden or Bristol stores. stanfords.co.uk

6. A year’s subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Fan of the magazine? We’ve got 10 subscriptions of award-winning travel content up for grabs, so cast your votes today.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By participating in any promotion, you are deemed to accept these rules and the specific directions/terms and conditions applicable to the relevant promotion as well as any terms and conditions of any relevant third party.

The Promoter
The Promoter is APL Media Limited, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL.

The Prize
There are 24 prize(s) in total. The prizes are:
- One (1) x seven-night holiday for two at the Landings Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia
- One (1) x six-night rail adventure for two through Slovenia with Inntravel
- One (1) x five-night cycling holiday for two in Puglia with Macs Adventure
- One (1) x two-night stay for two at room2 in Chiswick, London
- 10 x £25 gift card to spend at Stanfords
- 10 x one-year subscriptions to National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Specific terms and conditions apply to each prize.

Seven-night holiday for two at the Landings Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia

There is one (1) prize consisting of a seven-night holiday for two at the Landings Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia.

The prize includes: 7-nights in a One Bedroom Marina View with Plunge Pool for 2 people at the Landings Resort and Spa, with non-motorised water sports, a ziplining and aerial tram experience, daily breakfast and one dinner at The Beach Club restaurant and car transportation from/to the airport. The prize also includes two world traveller British Airways seats from London Gatwick to Saint Lucia, courtesy of Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.

The prize is valid for travel from September 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023. Blackout dates of December 24 2022 - January 2 2023, February 19 -24 2023, March 11-24 2023 and 3-16 April 2023 apply.

It is the winner’s responsibility to check all visa, passport, travel insurance and health requirements are fulfilled.

The prize must be booked at least 30 days in advance of the intended date of travel and no longer than 120 days in advance of date of travel.

Prize travel is subject to British Airways’ General Conditions of Carriage, available at http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/legal/conditions-of-carriage The winner and their companion must travel together on prize flights and will not accrue Frequent Flyer points on the prize travel. An upgrade cannot be purchased on airfares with cash or Frequent Flyer points. The flight tickets must be used by the prize winner and companion travelling together in both directions. Children and infants under 12 years old are not eligible to travel on the prize winner’s ticket. Once tickets have been issued they are valid for the flights/dates shown only. Lounge passes and upgrades are not permitted with these tickets.

The Landings Resort and Spa and Saint Lucia Tourism Authority make no representation as to the safety, conditions or other issues that may exist at the destination.

The winner and their chosen companion must comply with all relevant customs, security and immigration requirements, including appropriate passport and visa requirements. The prize winner and their companion are responsible for holding a passport with at least six months validity remaining after the return to the UK and must organise relevant visas where required. UK passport holders do not require a visa to visit Saint Lucia. The Landings Resort and Spa and Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will not be responsible for any passenger’s failure to comply with these requirements.

Six-night rail adventure for two through Slovenia with Inntravel
There is one (1) prize consisting of Inntravel’s Best of Slovenia journey for two people as detailed on Inntravel’s website: https://www.inntravel.co.uk/journeys/slovenia/alps-to-adriatic-by-rail

The prize includes: includes six nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in Bohinjska Bistrica, Ljubljana and Piran. The prize also includes rail between Bohinjska Bistrica and Ljubljana and Ljubljana and Piran. Additionally, the prize also includes return economy flights from the UK to Ljubljana (up to the value of £250pp) and return direct taxi transfers to/from Ljubljana airport.

The prize excludes: travel insurance; the cost of any passports, visas, or travel documentation required for the prize winner to travel to Slovenia; airport transfers between the prize winner’s home and the departure airport; personal spending money; tips; or any food, drink or activities not mentioned in the prize description. Any additional taxes, costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.

The winner must agree to Inntravel’s standard booking conditions, available here: https://www.inntravel.co.uk/information/booking-conditions

The prize is valid for travel from 1 September to 31 October 2022 and from 2 May to 31 October 23 2023 and is subject to availability. Blackout dates of 29 May 2023 and 28 August 2023 apply.

It is the winner’s responsibility to check all visa, passport, travel insurance and health requirements are fulfilled.

The prize must be booked at least 30 days in advance of the intended date of travel.

Five-night cycling holiday for two in Puglia with Macs Adventure

There is one (1) prize consisting of Macs Adventure’s Puglia in Style cycling holiday.

The prize includes: Macs Adventure’s Puglia in Style cycling trip for 2 persons, based on 2 people sharing a room. All the standard inclusions of the trip are provided (accommodation and breakfasts for 5 nights, baggage transfer, and comprehensive route guidance and information). The optional extra inclusion of standard bike hire for 2 persons is also included in the prize. Macs Adventure will cover the cost of a return flight for two people to Bari or Brindisi from the UK at the start and end of the trip. Flights will be standard or economy seats and include one item of hold baggage per person. No upgrade or premium seats or services will be included. Flight costs are capped at £400 per person.

Visit https://www.macsadventure.com/holiday-2307/cycle-puglia-in-style/ for full information on standard inclusions.

The winner must agree to Macs Adventure’s standard booking conditions, available here: https://www.macsadventure.com/about-us/booking-conditions/

The prize excludes: extra nights; travel insurance; the cost of any passports, visas, or travel documentation required for the prize winner to travel to Italy; arrival or departure airport transfers; personal spending money; tips; or any food, drink or activities not mentioned in the prize description. Any additional taxes, costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.

The prize is valid for travel from 01 September 2022 to 31 October 2023. Blackout dates of August and some of July, when the weather is too warm for a cycling holiday, apply.

It is the winner’s responsibility to check all visa, passport, travel insurance and health requirements are fulfilled.

The prize must be booked at least 30 days in advance of the intended date of travel, but ideally as early as possible as availability cannot be guaranteed until the trip is reserved.

Two-night stay for two at room2 in Chiswick, London

The prize includes: a two-night stay for two in a lounge room at room2 Chiswick, including breakfast and dinner at BOCA London.

The prize excludes: extra nights; travel insurance; travel from the prize winner’s home to London; personal spending money; tips; or any food, drink or activities not mentioned in the prize description. Any additional taxes, costs and expenses incurred during the trip will be the responsibility of the prize winner.

The prize is valid for travel until 1 September 2023, subject to availability, excluding UK Bank Holidays.

It is the winner’s responsibility to check all visa, passport, travel insurance and health requirements are fulfilled.

The prize must be booked at least 30 days in advance of the intended date of travel.

10 x £25 gift card to spend at Stanfords

There are ten (10) prizes, each consisting of one (1) £25 Stanfords gift card.

The prize winner will receive their gift card by email, and can be redeemed either online or in the Stanfords Covent Garden or Bristol stores.

If the card is not used for a consecutive period of 24 months (whether to make a purchase, top-up or to make a balance enquiry), the card will automatically expire and any remaining balance will be deducted.

Stanfords standard Gift Card Terms and Conditions apply to the prize: https://www.stanfords.co.uk/gift-card-terms-and-conditions

One-year subscriptions to National Geographic Traveller (UK)
There are ten (10) prizes, each consisting of one (1) one-year print subscription to National Geographic Traveller (UK) including delivery to a UK address. 

All Prizes
All prizes is subject to availability, non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. The prizes for this Prize Promotion will be given to the winner as set out in these terms and conditions. The winner must accept the prize in that form. There is no cash alternative. No alternative will be offered. 

In the event of cancellation by the winner, for whatever reason, no alternative prize will be given. 

The prize providers and Promoter retain the right to substitute the prize with another prize of similar value in the event that the original prize offered is not available.

The Promoter will not be held liable for a prize if it does not reach the winner for reasons beyond its reasonable control.

The winners use their prize at their own risk. 

The Promoter shall not be liable in any way for any failure, liability or breach by any third party in connection with this Prize Promotion or prize and accepts no responsibility for any loss, property damage or personal injury suffered by the winner relating to this Prize Promotion or the prize, except in the case of death or personal injury caused by Promoter’s negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation and, so far as permitted by law, the Promoter its associated companies and agents exclude responsibility and all liabilities arising for reasons beyond its control including any act or default of any third party supplier.

Entrants
Entrants must reside in the UK and be aged 18 or over.

Employees and agents of APL Media Limited (APL) or any company connected with the production or distribution of a promotion or any of their associated companies are not eligible to take part in the applicable promotion, nor are their relatives or members of their families or households. 

Entrants can enter the Prize Promotion only as specified in these terms and conditions.

The winner may be required to provide the Promoter with the form of proof of identity as Promoter in its sole discretion requests before receipt of any prize. Failure to produce sufficient evidence as to identity may result in disqualification.

No entries from agents, third parties, organised groups or entries automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete, illegible or corrupted entries will be accepted.  Failure to comply with any of these terms and conditions (including instructions) will disqualify any entrant from taking part in the Prize Promotion and the entry will be invalid. The Promoter retains sole discretion to refuse entrants the right to enter if it feels that these terms and conditions are not being complied with or for any valid and justifiable reason.

The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner and/or amend these terms and conditions at any time in its absolute discretion.

Entries and Prize draw
To enter the prize draw, entrants must fill in the Reader Awards survey form available at: https://natgeotraveller.typeform.com/to/yRDP1d9K

Entrants must vote in at least ten (10) of the fifteen (15) available categories to be entered in the prize draw. 

The Prize Promotion closes at 11.59pm GMT on 31 August 2022. All entries must be received before this time. Only one entry per named entrant and email address will be accepted.

The winner will be drawn at random from valid entries received before the closing date.

The winner will be notified by email within 14 days of the Prize Promotion closing. The winner will be contacted using the email address provided at the time of entry. Once notified, the winner must reply within 10 days.

If the selected winner is unreachable, ineligible, disqualified or fails to claim the prize within 10 days of notification being sent by the Promoter, that winner automatically forfeits the prize.

The Promoter’s decision in this Prize Promotion is final and legally binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

Prize Promotion
No purchase is necessary for entry in the Prize Promotion.

Any entry made giving another person’s (or a false) name or other dishonest information will be disqualified.

Publicity and Personal Data
All personal data submitted by an entrant in connection with this Prize Promotion is submitted voluntarily. All personal data collected from entrants will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of administering the Prize Promotion and by entering this Prize Promotion, entrants’ consent to Promoter using this information to contact them in respect of the prize. 

Entrants may consent to receiving National Geographic Traveller (UK) email newsletters containing the latest travel features, events, competitions and offers, by ticking the relevant box on the entry form. 

If at a later stage you wish to withdraw your consent to receive such materials please select the “unsubscribe” link which can be found on the National Geographic Traveller (UK) newsletters. Further information about how the information gathered will be held is available from the Promoter’s privacy policy.

Entrants may also consent to receiving direct marketing communications from the prize providers by ticking the relevant boxes on the entry form. If you consent to such marketing your information will be processed in accordance with the privacy policies specified with the relevant tick box on the entry form.

You are under no obligation to consent to emails or direct marketing material and this in no way affects your eligibility to still enter the Prize Promotion.

By entering into this Prize Promotion you consent to your personal data being passed outside the EU for the purposes of processing and storing on the Promoter’s servers for the purpose of administering the Prize Promotion. 

By entering this Prize Promotion, each of the entrants agree to the use of their name and/or likeness without compensation, for the Promoter’s promotional and marketing purposes.

Miscellaneous
Entrants indemnify the Promoter, its agents, employees, representatives, associates, affiliates, parent and subsidiary companies against any and all claim, losses, costs, damages, liability and expenses arising out of the entrant’s breach of any of these terms and conditions.

Each entrant by entering this Prize Promotion expressly releases the Promoter, its affiliates, agents, employees and directors from any claim, action or demand arising out of or in connection with the Prize Promotion or their prize, if any.

The Promoter reserves the right to modify these rules, suspend or discontinue the Prize Promotion at any time, including without limitation where it is necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control or if it cannot be guaranteed that the Prize Promotion can be carried out correctly for technical or legal reasons or if the Promoter suspects that any person has been manipulating the administration of the Prize Promotion or has acted unethically in any other way.

The determination and decision of the publishers of the Promoter on all matters shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

The laws of England and Wales govern these terms and conditions.

*External link. This competition is organised by APL Media Limited, publishers of National Geographic Traveller (UK). Any personal data submitted will be processed in accordance with APL Media Limited's privacy policy, available here.