Nominate now for The Independent Travel Awards

With the chance to win a luxury safari holiday in South Africa

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Nominations are now open for The Independent Travel Awards, celebrating travel providers that go the extra mile to offer exceptional experiences and deliver great value.

We want to know which companies, airlines and travel experts you feel deserve to win. Please select your chosen category and fill in the nominations form below, making clear which company/travel personality you are nominating and why.

By nominating you will be automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a fantastic luxury holiday to South Africa, with four nights at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, three nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, return flights London Heathrow to Cape Town courtesy of Flight Centre and internal return flights Cape Town to Johannesburg courtesy of South African Airways, plus tickets to the awards ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel London on 7 October. Four runners-up will also receive a pair of tickets to the awards.

  • European airline
  • Long-haul airline
  • Train operator
  • Ferry company
  • International airport
  • Cruise line
  • Travel company – winter sports
  • Travel company – beach
  • Travel company – adventure
  • Place to stay – luxury
  • Place to stay – family
  • Place to stay – budget
  • Destination innovation
  • Travel app
  • Travel guidebook
  • Reader’s Choice award
Nominate here

Terms & Conditions:

Nominations close at 23:59 on 13 September 2015. There is one prize of a trip to South Africa for two people and the promotion is open to readers of The Independent and i. The prize includes return economy flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town courtesy of Flight Centre and internal return flights Cape Town to Johannesburg courtesy of South African Airways. Four nights stay at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve includes accommodation, all daily meals, selection of beverages (local house wine, local beer, soft drinks and mineral waters), morning and evening safaris, walking safari and ‘sundowners’ (sunset in the African Bush). Three nights stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve includes accommodation in a freestanding luxury suite, welcome drink served upon arrival, fresh fruit daily in suite, light lunches, five-course dinners, breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu. Also included at Grootbos is horse-riding for non- and experienced riders through the reserve (please note that the weight limit is 90kg/198lbs per person/ children under the age of 12 are only allowed on guided pony rides), guided walks including nature and costal tours and drives, plus whale-watching (depending on season) and bird-watching. Subject to availability. Blackout dates apply. A valid passport is required for each participant. Winner is responsible for any Visa requirements. Prize excludes other expenses such as transport in the UK, transport between reserves, travel insurance, food and drink, personal expenditure and incidental costs. The winner and the four runners-up will be first five entries selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by 18 September 2015. The trip must be completed by 30 June 2016. All winners and guests must be over 18. You may nominate as many times as you like but each nominator will be entered into the prize draw only once. The winner and runners-up will be contacted using the details provided when registering on The Independent website. The winner, runners-up and all guest must be 18 years or older. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Flight Centre is solely responsible for the prize. Winner should contact Flight Centre with any issues over fulfilment.  Usual promotion rules apply, see  For further information, please write to Customer Care, The Independent, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: The Independent