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Meet the judges

The judging panel for the Wanderlust World Guide Awards

The judges for 2017 are...

Derek Moore – legendary travel industry supremo

An ex-teacher, Derek spent some 13 years as a tour guide before co-founding leading adventure company Explore in 1982. He is now Chairman of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), runs a small specialist tour operation, is partner in a tourism consultancy, and presents seminars on various aspects of tourism.

 

 

 

Lyn Hughes – Editor-in-Chief, Wanderlust

Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Wanderlust, Lyn launched the World Guide Awards in 2006 in memory of her late husband, Paul Morrison, who passionately believed that guides were the undersung heroes of the travel world.

As well as overseeing the day to day running of Wanderlust Travel Media, Lyn sits on various travel committees, and is in demand as a writer, speaker and consultant. She freely admits she wouldn't have what it takes to be a great guide. 

 

Myles Farnbank – guide and consultant

A highly experienced wilderness guide with over 30 years of sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing and mountaineering in many of the worlds wildest places.  As well as being Head of Guides & Training for Wilderness Scotland, Myles is still an active guide, trainer, educator and consultant.

His main area of current work is in adventure guide training both in the UK and overseas. This includes creating the UK’s first Adventure Guide training programme, which is run through Wild Scotland. He sits on the Governance Board for the new ATTA Adventure Travel Guide Qualifications & Performance Standard and the steering group for Failte Ireland’s suite of tour guide training courses.