Costa Rica and Greece win most fascinating nations with New Orleans and Dubrovnik topped Wanderlust readers’ favorite cities
LONDON, Nov. 9, 2022 /CNW/ — A rustic identified all through the world for its staggering magnificence and for being a pacesetter in sustainability, Costa Rica was topped Wanderlust readers’ Most Fascinating Nation (Remainder of World) for 2022.
On Tuesday 8th November, tons of of the world’s foremost journey leaders convened on the Tower of London for the twenty first Wanderlust Journey Awards, offered by legendary journey broadcaster Simon Reeve. This 12 months, Wanderlust offered a mix of reader-voted and business sustainability awards.
“Costa Rica has been a perennial favorite of Wanderlust readers for many years, with its Pura Vida joie de vivre mentality and excellent pure grandeur influencing our readers’ votes as soon as once more in 2022″ stated George Kipouros, Wanderlust Editor in Chief, concerning the Gold Winner. Securing the Silver prize for this class was Canada, nudging final 12 months’s winner, Australia, to Bronze.
New Orleans, took Gold for the Most Fascinating Metropolis (Remainder of World). This vibrant and thrilling metropolis got here up towards robust contenders with Tokyo nabbing Silver simply forward of Cartagena.
Readers voted Greece as their Most Fascinating Nation (Europe) winner. “A summer season in Greece has been a ceremony of passage for a lot of a traveller – but our readers our now rediscovering a vacation spot that provides ample tradition, nature and culinary experiences all year long and past its famed islands” added George Kipouros.
Dubrovnik was topped the Readers’ Most Fascinating Metropolis (Europe), with the medieval jewel of Tallinn in Silver, adopted by ever-popular Lisbon in Bronze.
With the slogan ‘Taking the Street Much less Travelled’, Rising Locations are at all times of curiosity to Wanderlust. This 12 months, Georgia waltzed to gold; with Central America’s Belize, and Saudi Arabia leaping into Silver and Bronze respectively.
Palawan in the Philippines took Gold as Most Fascinating Island (Remainder of the World); Eire took Most Fascinating Island (Europe). Outdated favourites dominated different classes, with Favorite Airline going to Singapore Airways – who’ve received each single 12 months of the Wanderlust Awards – and Favorite Tour Operator (common) to Audley Journey – one other many-times winner – with Exodus Travels and Trailfinders finishing the highest positions. Sunvil received gold within the Favorite Tour Operator (specialist) class, with Journey Latin America in Silver, and Wild Frontiers in Bronze.
Sustainability has been on the coronary heart of Wanderlust since its launch. New classes recognising Sustainability Initiatives have been launched this 12 months, judged by a panel of business consultants. Exodus Travels have been awarded Gold within the Tour Operator class, whereas Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons took the Lodging class, and Go to Scotland the Tourism Board Gold.
Wanderlust additionally awarded a Particular Achievement Award to the Trans Bhutan Path, a restored 250-mile historical path, connecting lots of Bhutan’s historic websites. Wanderlust cofounder Lyn Hughes stated, “The usual of nominations within the sustainability classes was spectacular, with a various vary of ground-breaking initiatives which can be making a distinction.”
View the outcomes right here – https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content material/wanderlust-travel-awards-results-2022/ or learn the complete story and all class winners HERE – https://wanderlusttravelawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/WLAwardsPressRelease.pdf
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