Readers' Choice Award

Independent Travel Awards 2015 - your chance to nominate

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Which travel personality has done more for travellers than any other, through innovation or inspiration?

Perhaps it was 19th-century pioneer Thomas Cook, who led the first organised package holidays. Or Isabella Bird, the 19th-century explorer, adventurer, naturalist, photographer and writer who travelled to America, Hawaii, Persia, Japan and China.

Has 21st-century screen globetrotter Michael Palin inspired the adventurer in you, or indeed Simon Reeve, who seeks out the dark side of dream holiday destinations, ensuring that both sides of the story are told.

When so much of our world is now familiar, is it still possible to be an adventurer? Let us know who you think deserves to win the Readers' Choice Award - the only category which will be decided purely on your nominations.