Tell us what’s important to you as a traveller by completing this year’s Telegraph Travel Awards survey – and you could win one of 15 ultimate luxury holidays worth a total of more than £500,000.
The Telegraph Travel Awards 2019 are your opportunity to highlight the tour operators, destinations, airlines and trips that consistently deliver in terms of service and experiences.
Our awards are the most trusted in the industry, voted for entirely by you, the readers of The Telegraph, who are among the most experienced and discerning of travellers.
In return for your efforts, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of 15 amazing prizes, including a luxury river cruise across France, a no-expense-spared tour of India, and a dazzling journey on the trail of the snow leopard in Ladakh.
How to enter
Follow this link to tell us about your favourite travel companies and destinations – and to enter the draw for one of the prizes. You will need to leave your name, telephone number and a valid email address. See here for full terms and conditions.
1. Win a luxury seven-night stay at Jumby Bay Island in the Caribbean with The Oetker Collection and Worldwide Escapes
The prize-winner will win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of the most select resorts in the Caribbean, staying in the most exclusive accommodations on the island courtesy of Oetker Collection’s Jumby Bay Island and Worldwide Escapes. This white-powder sand private isle is ringed with coral reefs and reachable only by boat. This prize will include return economy flights for two from the UK to Antigua and a seven-night stay in one of Jumby Bay Island’s exquisite, ultra-luxe Private Residences. The stay is based on two people sharing and includes airport transfers, all meals, beverages, cocktails and house wine by the glass, as well as motorised water sports. Read more about this prize.
2. Win a six-night curated Grand Tour of Italy with The Dedica Anthology
A new brand in luxury hôtellerie, The Dedica Anthology is offering a once-in-a-lifetime package for two to discover the beauty of Italy over six nights. Travel in style between three exceptional landmark properties; Palazzo Naiadi in Rome, Palazzo Gaddi in Florence and Grand Hotel dei Dogi in Venice. The trip will be curated exclusively for the winner by their own private curator, based on their gastronomic and cultural preferences. The lucky winner will have access to an Italian classic car to travel between the properties and explore Italy’s cultural hotspots. Valued at over £29,000, the curated grand tour of Italy is also inclusive of return flights and airport transfers. Read more about this prize.
3. Win a 12-night luxury tour of India with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
The prize-winner and their guest will experience a luxurious 12-night tour of India with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts worth over £40,000. The winners will start their journey into the heart of India with The Oberoi, New Delhi, which reopened after a multi-million-dollar renovation in January 2018. They will then continue their exploration of India with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts’ luxury properties The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur and The Oberoi, Mumbai. Winners will enjoy suite accommodation at all the properties, while indulging in an array of unique Oberoi Experiences. The itinerary will include air tickets (international and domestic), sightseeing, food, soft beverages and Oberoi Experiences at each hotel. Read more about this prize.
4. Win a luxury stay at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort with Kuoni
The winning couple will win a trip of a lifetime, worth £30,000, to one of St Lucia’s most iconic hotels: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. The prize includes full board included and return premium economy flights from London provided by luxury tour operator, Kuoni. The winners will stay seven nights in one of the exclusive Sugar Beach Residences complete with butler service and their own infinity pool. Winners will also spend a blissful evening for two at The Great Room restaurant. Read more about this prize.
5. Win the ultimate expedition to the Arctic with Natural World Safaris
Deep fjords, glistening ice sheets and close encounters with an icon from the edge of the earth: the Svalbard Polar Bear Explorer expedition is the ultimate Arctic journey. You can enter the realm of the world’s largest terrestrial carnivore on this intimate ship charter arranged by wildlife specialists Natural World Safaris, focusing on sightings of the amazing polar bear and the other wildlife that calls Svalbard’s unspoilt Arctic wilderness home. With a trip value of £25,000 per couple, this curated journey donated by Natural World Safaris includes business class flights as well as pre and post services in Longyearbyen. Read more about this prize.
6. Win a 13-night Malaysian journey with YTL Hotels and Kuoni
The Ultimate Malaysian Experience with YTL Hotels is an exclusive 13-night Malaysian Journey for two lucky winners, worth £25,000. YTL Hotels’ prize will take guests on a journey from the bright city lights of Kuala Lumpur to the historic riverbanks of Malacca, up to the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands Resort and onto the white sandy beaches of an exclusive private island, staying in one of eight private Estates at Pangkor Laut Resort. With Malaysia Airlines flights provided by Kunoi, meals, spa treatments, ground and speedboat transfers all included, guests will want for nothing during this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Read more about this prize.
7. Win the ultimate seven-night detox programme in Spain at SHA Wellness Clinic with Healing Holidays
Escape to Spain’s picturesque Valencia region for the ultimate detox at one of the world’s leading medical destination, SHA Wellness Clinic, in partnership with Healing Holidays. The winner and one accompanying guest will be treated to SHA’s seven-night detox programme, experienced in total luxury from their exclusive SHA Residence. The £35,000 prize also includes access to two pioneering treatments from SHA’s Cognitive Development Unit, integrating technology developed by Nasa and Harvard University, as well as a personalised nutrition plan and natural therapies as part of SHA’s 360-Degree Method. Read more about this prize.
8. Win a five-night villa holiday for up to 14 adults in Croatia with Losinj Hotels
Exclusive villa living awaits on Croatia’s best-kept island secret, Losinj, with five nights for up to 14 adults at Villa Augusta, an Austro-Hungarian villa elegantly adorning the picturesque pine-fringed Cikat Bay. Representing the pinnacle of bespoke luxury living for families and groups of friends seeking the ultimate Mediterranean hideaway, winners will be pampered with signature butler service; daily breakfast prepared by a private chef; and luxury private transfers from selected airports in a przie worth £42,000. Offering an ideal blend of private villa-style experience with all the facilities of a world-class hotel, the winner and guests can make full use of the adjacent five-star Boutique Hotel Alhambra, famed for its award-winning Alfred Keller Restaurant and indulgent Cube Spa Alhambra. Read more about this prize.
9. Win an eight-night luxury safari in South Africa and Zimbabwe with Scott Dunn
Luxury tailor-made tour operator Scott Dunn is offering one lucky winner an eight-night luxury safari holiday to South Africa and Zimbabwe for two people. On this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary, guests can explore the very best of Cape Town and the Western Cape, as well as the iconic Victoria Falls and safari plains of the Zambezi River. Guests can look forward to staying in some of Southern Africa’s most luxurious boutique hideaways, as well enjoying private safari game drives and experiences throughout. Scott Dunn’s team of expert Africa consultants will arrange international flights, transfers, car hire, guiding and excursions, which are all included in the prize, ensuring guests need not worry about anything and can truly appreciate the majesty of Southern Africa. Read more about this prize.
10. Win a two-week luxury family holiday at Hillside Beach Club in Turkey
Hillside Beach Club, described as “Heaven on Earth” by its guests and known with its with its unparalleled and wholehearted service has put together an incredible prize, worth £25,000, which allows one lucky family of four the chance to fully escape to paradise for a holiday to remember. Nestled within privately owned Kalemya Bay, Hillside is a luxury hideaway and much-loved home away from home from visitors around the world. The beautifully appointed resort cocoons guests in contemporary comfort from the moment they arrive – and the only thing on the agenda is the resort’s ethos of “feeling good”. Complete with boat trips, spa treatments, tennis lessons and so much more, your entire family will feel utterly spoilt after enjoying two weeks in paradise. With business class flights, a family escape couldn’t be easier. Read more about this prize.
11. Win a 14-day adventure on the trail of snow leopards in India and Ladakh
This 14-day adventure for two lucky prize-winners starts in Delhi, staying at The Imperial Hotel, before heading up to the high mountains of Ladakh in search of the ghost of the mountains with Voygr Expeditions. The high reaches of the Ladakh Range are prime territory for the magnificent Snow Leopard and Voygr’s expert guides are the best in the business. If you’ve seen the “Mountains” episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II, where snow Leopards were caught on film for the first time, you’ve seen the tracking abilities of the Voygr team, as they were responsible for guiding the crew. Read more about this prize.
12. Win a 16-day tour of India’s finest cities, palaces, temples and wildlife with Taj Hotels and Ampersand Travel
Legendary South Asian hotel group Taj Hotels and tailor-made specialist tour operator Ampersand Travel are offering two lucky prizewinners a 16-day tour of India worth over £40,000. The journey spans the length and breadth of the subcontinent, starting in the historic capital New Delhi before staying in Rajasthan’s finest living palaces in Jaipur and Jodhpur. From here it’s a short flight to Mumbai before heading deep into the jungles of Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh in search of the Bengal tiger – a setting, which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s much loved Jungle Book. The journey continues south to Chennai on the Coromandel Coast and ends in Hyderabad, the “City of Pearls”. Prize-winners will experience Taj Hotels’ authentic luxury, world-class service and warm hospitality in India’s finest heritage hotels, palaces and safari lodges. Ampersand Travel’s expert guides and historians will be an invaluable accompaniment when navigating the exhilarating energy, spectacular monuments and natural scenery of the subcontinent. Read more about this prize.
13. Win a five-night luxury stay at Dromoland Castle in Ireland with Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Dromoland Castle, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection, has been welcoming guests since the 16th century and is one of Ireland’s finest country-estate hotels. From the imposing baronial façade to the decadent interiors, guests are transported to a world of historic grandeur combined with the finest modern comforts. For an unforgettable experience, the property is offering a five-night escape for two worth £25,000. Highlights of the break include a stay in the signature suite, daily golf on the hotel’s championship golf course, deluxe spa treatments, fine dining experiences, and an array of outdoor pursuits on the 450-acre estate. Read more about this prize.
14. Win the ultimate 15-day river cruise through France
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the world’s most luxurious all-inclusive river cruise line, is offering the ultimate voyage for gourmets, wine connoisseurs and lovers of all things French. The prize, the 15-day A Portrait of Majestic France, is a beautiful, all-inclusive cruise from Paris to Bordeaux on two of the line’s stunning new and unique Super Ships, the SS Joie de Vivre and SS Bon Voyage. Worth over £25,000, the prize for two includes accommodation in one the ships’ stunning suites, with butler service and return travel in Eurostar Premium Business, making it the ultimate in luxurious experiences. Read more about this prize.
15. Win a six-night luxury break at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island and Hurawalhi Maldives
Experience recently opened Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, the first fully solar-powered luxury resort of its kind in the Maldives. With only 15 Ocean Residences, Kudadoo offers freedom reimagined with their high luxurious all-inclusive offering – anything, anytime, anywhere. From unscripted fine dining with personal chefs ready to prepare your every desired meal, to a choice of over 80 wines from across the world, to private water adventures and unlimited luxury spa treatments, everything is available 24/7 – as, of course, is your personal butler. Naturally Chic, Hurawalhi is Kudadoo’s sister-resort, located only minutes away by speedboat, offering a wide range of pool and beach villas, international restaurants and bars – including the iconic 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, a multi-award winning spa and other experiences for every guest. Read more about this prize.