Lonely Planet’s Greatest in Journey Picks for 2021 Replicate a New World for Journey

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International journey authority Lonely Planet has at this time unveiled a radical reimagining of its much-awaited Greatest in Journey picks for 2021, reflecting an unprecedented yr of disruption within the journey trade. For the primary time, this yr’s listing spotlights not solely locations but in addition folks and communities who’re remodeling the journey trade. In 2021, Lonely Planet is waiting for the essential adjustments happening globally, from sustainability to variety, and shining a light-weight on the way forward for journey.

“Journey is a way more thoughtful train in 2021 than it has been ever earlier than,” Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera mentioned. “With vacationers cautiously re-engaging with the world and targeted on guaranteeing their influence is secure and optimistic for host communities, we’ve determined to focus on locations and people that actually allow guests to have transformative experiences and make real contributions.”

Journey is at all times altering. Greatest in Journey 2021 champions individuals who make journey a drive for good, all of the extra important in a yr when COVID-19 has disrupted and deprioritized journey. Greatest in Journey 2021 displays how journey contributes to sustainability, neighborhood, and inclusivity and ponders how we are able to greatest discover the world responsibly. Quite than delivering a vacation spot bucket listing, Lonely Planet targeted on how folks journey now: open air; in household teams; purposefully; with cautious consideration to the communities they may discover. 

After a tumultuous yr for journey, Greatest in Journey additionally symbolizes Lonely Planet’s dedication to those values. “We’re taking the prospect to re-emphasize what we’re right here for and why: our mission stays to be a trusted journey companion. One which conjures up, informs, and guides, whereas being in sync along with your journey needs and wishes,” mentioned Cabrera.

Lonely Planet began the method for the 2021 Greatest in Journey listing by looking for nominations from Lonely Planet’s huge neighborhood of employees, writers, photographers, videographers, bloggers, publishing companions, and extra. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic struck and, like the remainder of the journey world, Lonely Planet hit the pause button. However different issues modified, too. The dialog surrounding variety took a decisive shift. The way forward for journey moved in direction of small-group engagement and decades-old points like overtourism got here again to the forefront. Because of this, Lonely Planet’s picks match this new strategy and are tailor-made for journey in 2021 — a yr that is going to be like no different.

Highlights in Lonely Planet’s Greatest in Journey Checklist for 2021:


Uncover the exceptional folks and locations remodeling journey and making the world a greater place – for now and future generations. Winners embody:

  • Soraya Abdel-Hadi
  • Le Vie di Dante (Roads of Dante)
  • Rwanda
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Greece
  • Virginia Mountain Bike Path
  • Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
  • Palau
  • Gothenburg, Sweden


Everybody has a unique story to inform. Rejoice the folks and locations that illuminate the mosaic of tales and views discovered all over the world. Winners embody:

  • Gabby Beckford, Packs Mild
  • Costa Rica
  • El Hierro, Spain
  • Hiakai, New Zealand
  • Jeff Jenkins, Chubby Diaries
  • Wheels of the World
  • Karl Krause and Daan Colijn, Couple of Males
  • Gullah Islands, USA
  • San Diego, USA
  • Amman, Jordan


Who is aware of greatest what sort of journey will profit their communities? Individuals who dwell and work there, in fact, providing genuine and unforgettable experiences that give again to native communities. Winners embody:

  • Invisible Cities, U.Okay.
  • Kazakhstan
  • Faroe Islands
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Tesfa Excursions, Ethiopia
  • Australia
  • Hesham Moadamani, Refugee Voices Excursions
  • Footprints Café, Cambodia
  • Burren EcoTourism Community, Eire
  • Georgette Jupe, Lady In Florence

The Greatest in Journey listing is a two-way road in 2021, as effectively. In January, Lonely Planet will announce readers’ nominations of their very own favourite folks and locations which might be shaping the way forward for journey this yr and past. Reader’s Alternative voting begins at this time and might be discovered on the Greatest in Journey touchdown web page.

For these eager about visiting one of many locations in Lonely Planet’s Greatest in Journey listing, KAYAK’s suite of COVID-inspired instruments, together with its versatile filters, Discover characteristic, and Journey Restrictions map may help vacationers do it neatly.

For extra info on the Lonely Planet Greatest in Journey 2021 listing, go to www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel. Award locations may also be explored with Lonely Planet’s Guides app without spending a dime and on social media channels through #BestInTravel.

About Lonely Planet:

Lonely Planet is a number one journey media firm and the world’s primary journey guidebook model, offering each inspiring and reliable info for each sort of traveler since 1973. Over the previous 4 many years, we have printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a devoted, passionate world neighborhood of vacationers. You will additionally discover our content material on lonelyplanet.com, Guides app, video, guidebooks in 14 languages, kids’s books, way of life books, e-books, and extra. Go to us at lonelyplanet.com or be part of our social neighborhood of over 14 million vacationers. Discover us on Fb (fb.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/lonelyplanet).

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