Trade urged to enter OutThere awards

Agents and operators have been urged to enter a new travel awards event. 

The inaugural #Experientialist Awards by OutThere aims to reward and recognise brands who champion creativity, innovation, resilience and stewardship in the luxury travel sector. 

There are 10 categories to enter, four of which are related specifically to Covid-time initiatives and six linked to OutThere’s traveller profile. 

The winners will all receive a £15,000 advertising package with OutThere. 

Aspire editor Hollie-Rae Brader is a judge for the awards. 

Editor-in-chief Uwern Jong said: “The awards look to applaud luxury brands, ideas, itineraries, products and people, from across our beautiful world, that have delivered truly “OutThere” initiatives – that are feel-good, positive and uplifting, through ingenious activities, original and dynamic campaigns, unparalleled leadership and community-first approaches.

“The #Experientialist Awards is part of our response to everything that has happened over the last few months from when travel started to lock down – to bring feel-good factor, optimism and news to our readers, followers and the luxury travel industry at large under the banner of #KeepYourMindTravelling. We also aim to position inspiring journeys as a way of aiding positive mental health – through feeding wanderlusts – and showcase the amazing and selfless travel brands that have put the needs of their staff, guests and the public ahead of their own and are delivering exceptional products for when we can all travel again.”

Entry is free but the title is encouraging those who submit to donate a small amount of money, with the proceeds going to the winner of the Most OutThere Initiative in Community, Conservation and Sustainability category. 

The deadline for entry is September 11. 

To enter, visit outthere.travel/awards

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