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Reader Awards 2016

Readers of one of the UK’s best-loved travel magazines will be able to vote for their favourite destination, airline, tour operator and more

Voting is now open for the second annual National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority.

Readers of one of the UK’s best-loved travel magazines will be able to vote for their favourite destination, airline, tour operator and more. With a host of new categories this year, including best rail journey, family travel company and cruise line, voters can help their favourite companies win one of the most prestigious awards in travel. The results will be announced during a ceremony in London this November and in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK).

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “On the back of last year’s successful launch, we’re really excited to be able to announce that voting is now open for our second annual Reader Awards — a means for our readers to have their say. We want to know what readers value the most about travel, and to award the companies and destinations that have struck a chord with them.”

Readers can vote for their favourite in the following categories:

• Short-haul country
• Long-haul country
• Short-haul city
• Long-haul city
• Short-haul airline
• Long-haul airline
• Overseas hotel group
• UK hotel group
• Overseas attraction
• UK attraction
• Tour operator
• Travel TV programme
• Travel book
• Travel blog
• New green initiative
• Rail journey
• New cultural experience, presented by Qatar Tourism Authority
• Cruise line
• Family travel company

Voters will be automatically entered into a prize draw. Holiday prizes include a seven-night cruise of northern Iceland on board a brand new, boutique 17-cabin yacht with Variety Cruises; and a seven-night ski trip to Austria, courtesy of VIP SKI. An Apple iPad mini 2, two Amazon Kindles and 20 National Geographic Traveller (UK) subscriptions are also up for grabs.

Voting for the Reader Awards closes on 30 September.

For more information and to vote, please visit

The headline sponsor of the National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016 is:

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.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010, and is one of 17 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

About National Geographic Travel (USA)

National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programmes. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) has 16 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel programme of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.


For editorial enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, editorial director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Matthew Jackson, managing director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9909

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9909

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