What are the awards?

The Wanderlust World Guide Awards were launched in December 2005 to recognise the undersung heroes of the travel world - guides and tour leaders. Each year, thousands of guides from around the world are nominated by their clients, all eager to tell us about an individual who has gone beyond the call of duty to make their trip a remarkable experience.

Nominations close at the end of February each year. The judging process is long and challenging, but the winners are announced each October at a life-affirming celebration at London's Royal Geographical Society.

The awards at a glance

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The history of the awards