Meet your winners of the 2021 Wanderlust Travel Awards
Wanderlust Travel Magazine|January 2022 / Issue 218
You crown Australia and France the most desirable countries at our prestigious awards held at Kensington Palace, hosted by Steve Backshall
That’s right, the country that has been largely closed to international arrivals throughout the pandemic came out on top at this year’s Wanderlust Travel Awards. Australia was crowned our readers’ Most Desirable Country (Long Haul) for 2021.

On 2 November, hundreds of the world’s foremost travel leaders, writers and celebrities headed to London’s Kensington Palace for the 20th Wanderlust Travel Awards, hosted by the BAFTA award-winning travel legend, Steve Backshall. This year, Wanderlust presented a mix of reader, guide and industry awards, putting a spotlight on the industry’s stars who have kept shining during this turbulent time for travel.

“With Australia’s diverse landscapes and endless adventures, we’re not surprised our readers have named it 2021’s Most Desirable Country for a long-haul destination,” said George Kipouros, Wanderlust Editor in Chief, noting that flights from the UK are planned to begin taking off again before the end of the year.

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