National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards Shortlist Announced Wednesday 11 November 2015 PDF Print The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2015, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2015, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED http://www.natgeotraveller.co.uk/readerawards LONDON (11 November) — The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2015, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority. Readers of one of the UK’s best-loved travel magazines voted for their favourite destination, airline, tour operator and more, with the winners announced during a ceremony in London this November and in the Jan/Feb issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK). Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “These inaugural awards were the ideal platform for readers to air their views, have their say and let us know what they relish about travel the most. We’re excited to see the results and look forward to celebrating with the category winners this month. A big thanks to all those who put forward their views and also to all our sponsors who have made this happen in our first event of this kind.” Those who entered were rewarded with the opportunity to win a number of fabulous prizes including a seven-night escape to Morocco, courtesy of Rickshaw Travel; a week’s winter luxury trip to France, courtesy of AliKats Mountain Holidays; and a long UK weekend, courtesy of Natural Retreats. Twenty National Geographic Traveller (UK) subscriptions and four Amazon Kindles were also up for grabs. 2015 READER AWARDS SHORTLIST: SHORT-HAUL CITY Barcelona Paris Rome SHORT-HAUL COUNTRY France Italy Spain SHORT-HAUL AIRLINE British Airways easyJet Ryanair LONG-HAUL CITY San Francisco Sydney New York LONG-HAUL COUNTRY Australia USA New Zealand LONG-HAUL AIRLINE Virgin Atlantic British Airways Emirates OVERSEAS HOTEL GROUP Mandarin Oriental Hilton Marriott International UK HOTEL GROUP Hilton Premier Inn Radisson Blu OVERSEAS ATTRACTION Grand Canyon Great Barrier Reef Machu Picchu UK ATTRACTION Edinburgh Castle Stonehenge Tower of London TOUR OPERATOR Thomas Cook Thomson Virgin Holidays TV PROGRAMME Caribbean with Simon Reeve Italy Unpacked The Mekong River with Sue Perkins BOOK Humans of New York National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years National Geographic: World’s Best Cities DIGITAL Airbnb Skyscanner TripAdvisor GREEN High Line See Turtles The Eden Project OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TRAVEL To be announced Sponsors of the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2015 are: Qatar Tourism Authority Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) works with stakeholders to promote the development of a sustainable and mature tourism sector, positioning the country as a leading tourism destination. qatartourism.gov.qa G Adventures G Adventures’ sustainable approach to small-group travel means the tour operator gives back wherever it goes. With eight travel styles on seven continents, G Adventures has a life-changing experience for everyone. gadventures.co.uk Philippines Department of Tourism / Philippine Airlines The tourism promotions board and the flag carrier of the Philippines have teamed up to sponsor the Reader Awards 2015. itsmorefuninthephilippines.com philippineairlines.com Feefo The global feedback engine is an award-winning consumer ratings and reviews platform. Offering a comprehensive solution that harnesses the power of customer reviews, using Feefo can enhance your online visibility, grow sales conversions and provide valuable customer insight. feefo.com Exodus Travels For over 40 years, Exodus Travels has been creating the best activity and adventure holidays on the planet, offering more than 450 trips to over 90 countries. exodus.co.uk Swhype Swhype is a creative motion agency based in London. They work with their clients to create film, motion graphics and original content for broadcast, digital and tablet. swhype.com Franciacorta Franciacorta signifies three things: the undiscovered region in the Northern Italian lakes, the production method and the wine. Franciacorta sparkling wines are arresting yet elegant, reflecting timeless and distinctive Italian style. franciacortawines.com For more information, please visit natgeotraveller.co.uk/readerawards Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/NatGeoTraveller Twitter: twitter.com/NatGeoTraveller Google+: gplus.to/NatGeoTravellerUK Pinterest: pinterest.com/natgeotraveller Instagram: instagram.com/natgeotraveller Notes National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. 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