///National Geographic Traveller (UK) Reader Awards 2018, in association with Flight Centre, winners announced

National Geographic Traveller (UK) Reader Awards 2018, in association with Flight Centre, winners announced

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LONDON (26 November 2018) — Bill Bryson, Bristol and Emirates were among the winners announced at the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2018, in association with Flight Centre. The awards ceremony at The May Fair Hotel in London on 26 November was attended by some of the travel industry’s most senior figures.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “From old favourites to the new kids on the block, this year’s awards saw thousands of votes for the destinations, hotels, experiences, attractions and personalities making a difference to our readers.

“It goes without saying that the winners deserve huge congratulations — Bill Bryson, in particular, a writer who’s inspired millions with his sharp-witted travel tales over the years.”

The 2018 awards saw readers vote in 17 categories between June and September. The winners will be featured in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on newsstands 6 December 2018.

Voters were automatically entered into a prize draw. Up for grabs was a five-night stay at the Banyan Tree in Phuket, Thailand, with flights from Destinology; a two-night luxury spa stay in Wiltshire with Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort; two Amazon Kindles; and 20 National Geographic Traveller (UK) subscriptions.

 

2018 READER AWARDS WINNERS

RISING STAR (CITY/REGION): Bristol, UK

RETURN TICKET (COUNTRY): Italy

NEW NATIONAL TREASURE (UK ATTRACTION): Temperate House, Kew Gardens

FAR & AWAY (OVERSEAS ATTRACTION): Circus Maximus, Rome

LANDMARK LEGEND (FAMOUS ATTRACTION): Grand Canyon

ONE FOR THE KIDS (FAMILY EXPERIENCE): Walt Disney World, Florida

RIGHT TRACK (RAIL): Eurostar, London to Amsterdam

THE EXPERIENCE (TRAVEL EXPERIENCE): A helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon

ACROSS THE WAVES (CRUISE & FERRY): MS Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line

DOMESTIC BLISS (UK HOTEL): Gleneagles Hotel

THE DESTINATION HOTEL (OVERSEAS HOTEL): Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

TRAVEL EXPERTS (TRAVEL COMPANY): Trailfinders

HIGH CLASS (AIRLINE EXPERIENCE): Emirates

TRUE CLASS (AIRLINE VALUE): EasyJet

GREEN LIGHT (ECO TRAVEL): TUI Cruises

BOOK WORM (BOOK): Islander, by Patrick Barkham (Granta Books, 2017)

SCREEN & SOUND (TV & RADIO): Blue Planet II (BBC One)

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TRAVEL: Bill Bryson

 

For more information, please visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/readerawards

 

Sponsors of the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2018 are:

HEADLINE SPONSOR

Flight Centre
With 80 stores around the UK, Flight Centre offer amazing travel experiences. Travel experts are passionate and knowledgeable, with access to the best deals, to tailor make a holiday that’s unique. Visit flightcentre.co.uk, chat in-store or call 0808 278 6552 to find your perfect adventure.

SPONSOR

iTravelJerusalem.com

VENUE PARTNER
The May Fair Hotel

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Notes

National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine was launched in December 2010, and is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk

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For editorial enquiries:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

editorial@natgeotraveller.co.uk

 

Pat Riddell, Editor

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

pat.riddell@natgeotraveller.co.uk

 

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906                    

maria.pieri@natgeotraveller.co.uk

 

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009                                            

matthew.jackson@natgeotraveller.co.uk

 

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009
Anthony.leyens@natgeotraveller.co.uk

 

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