We are thrilled to announce the launch of the second annual Solo Travel Awards.
Last year we honored five companies as winners. This year, we're expanding the number of categories and adding the World Nomads Solo Travelers Choice Award. The latter award will be open for voting from May 16 to September 15 to give you a chance to vote for your preferred travel company.
The purpose of the Awards is twofold:
- to recognize companies that serve solo travelers well
- to encourage more companies to tailor products and services to the burgeoning solo travel market.
Nominations Are Now Open for the Solo Travel Awards
Standard criteria has been developed for each category, putting all entrants on an equal playing field. From the submissions, a short list of those that best meet the criteria will be created and presented to an esteemed panel of judges. All things being equal, the awards will be given on purely objective measures. However, should there be significant variances for the better or worse in terms of issues such as responsible tourism or consumer treatment, the judges may take these into consideration in their determination of the final winner.
We look forward to receiving nominations from companies in the following categories.
Thank You to our Sponsors
World Nomads is a fast-growing online travel company that provides inspiration, advice, safety tips and specialized travel insurance for independent, volunteer and student travelers traveling and studying most anywhere in the world.
Their online global travel insurance covers travelers from more than 150 countries and allows travelers to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.
While they are not a healthcare provider, their insurance focuses on what is really important to the traveler - emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage & trip cancellation costs, dental and personal liability (depending on the customer’s country of residence … please read the policy wording for full details on what is covered). They also cover more than 200 adventure activities and various kinds of tech gear. Their policies are underwritten by a global suite of premier-tier insurers and emergency assistance providers making them the No. 1 choice for many of the world’s leading adventure and youth travel brands.
Clothing Arts, makers of Pick-Pocket Proof Apparel, offers the traveler an innovative wardrobe of pants, shirts, and jackets designed to keep you looking good and your valuables secure on the road. Since 2012, travelers have stopped 74 known pick-pockets red-handed while wearing their travelwear.