Lonely Planet unveiled its Best in Travel picks for 2021, reflecting an unprecedented year of disruption in the travel industry. For the first time, this year’s list spotlights not only places, but also people and communities who are transforming the travel industry. In 2021, Lonely Planet is looking ahead to the important changes taking place globally, from sustainability to diversity, and shining a light on the future of travel.
Highlights in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel List for 2021:
Sustainability: Soraya Abdel-Hadi; Le Vie di Dante (Roads of Dante); Rwanda; Antigua & Barbuda; Rocky Mountaineer; Greece; Virginia Mountain Bike Trail; Grootberg Lodge, Namibia; Palau; and Gothenberg, Sweden.
Diversity: Gabby Beckford, Packs Light; Costa Rica; El Hierro, Spain; Hiakai, New Zealand; Jeff Jenkins, Chubby Diaries; Wheels of the World; Karl Krause and Daan Colijn, Couple of Men; Gullah Islands, USA; San Diego, USA; and Amman, Jordan.
Community: Invisible Cities, U.K.; Kazakhstan; Faroe Islands; Medellín, Colombia; Tesfa Tours, Ethiopia; Australia; Hesham Moadamani, Refugee Voices Tours; Footprints Café, Cambodia; Burren EcoTourism Network, Ireland; and Georgette Jupe, Girl in Florence.