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The Future of Travel Awards

While it's still not known what travel will look like this year and beyond as the world waits to see how the vaccines rollout will influence the opening of borders, the travel industry is preparing for a new era in travel. The pandemic has changed everything, including how we will travel.

Newsweek's Future of Travel Awards will highlight those who are looking ahead and creating a travel industry for the future—one that's not only safer but also more adaptable, sustainable, responsible, innovative and inclusive. We'll be recognizing companies and individuals who are rebuilding a travel industry that will be even better than what existed before.

The finalists and winners for Newsweek's Future of Travel Awards will be determined by a panel of advisers, all experts in different categories in travel: Natalia Bayona, Director of Innovation, Education and Investments at World Tourism Organization; Shannon Stowell, CEO of Adventure Travel Trade Association; Stephanie Jones, Founder & CEO, National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative; Zach Honig, Editor-at-Large at The Points Guy; Paula Vlamings, Chief Impact Officer at Tourism Cares & Co-founder of the Future of Tourism; Oneika Raymond, Travel Journalist and On-Air Host; Norie Quintos, Contributing Editor at National Geographic Travel; Jamie Sweeting, President of Planeterra; and Kathleen Rellihan, Travel Editor at Newsweek.

The advisers will help select the finalists and winners in these categories:

  1. Visionaries
  2. Destinations (Countries and Cities)
  3. Airlines
  4. Places to Stay
  5. Trips/Tour Operators
  6. Cruises
  7. Startups/Travel Tech
  8. Storytelling (VR, to documentaries, to writers/photographers)

Do you have a travel company or visionary you'd like to nominate for Newsweek's Future of Travel Awards? Submit a tip or nomination by emailing travelawards@newsweek.com or submit a nomination below (no limit on nominations). Please be sure to include how this company or individual is helping to create a better travel industry for the future.

Deadline for nominations: April 7, 2021

The Future of Travel Awards