It’s back! Join Wanderlust at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show It’s back! Join Wanderlust at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

The UK’s largest event for travel inspiration returns to Olympia London, and Wanderlust will be there too…
31 January 2023

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show is returning to London this week after a three-year hiatus due to coronavirus.

From 2 to 5 February, Olympia London will transform into a hive for adventure lovers buzzing with hundreds of travel experts, global cuisines, and TV personalities – including the likes of Michael Portillo, Aldo Kane and Kate Humble.

As ever, Wanderlust will be there too, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet our team, learn more about the magazine and pick up plenty of travel tips for the year ahead.

Across the four-day event, the highly-anticipated Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year exhibition – kindly supported by Singapore Tourist Board – will be available to browse at your leisure. From thousands of entries from across the globe, our expert judges have whittled it down to just 40 finalists, 10 in each category: Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Travel Icons. The winners of the UK’s largest amateur travel photography competition will be announced on Friday 3 February at the Meet the Experts Theatre at 3.45pm. Join the session to hear from the judges on what made the photos so special. and while, you’re at the show do vote for your favourite photo too. 

Get plenty of travel inspiration at Destinations (Shutterstock)

You’ll also have the chance to hear from the Wanderlust team about the 2023 Editors’ Hot List, when they take to the Travel Stage for two sessions. On Thursday 2 February at 1pm and Saturday 4 February at 12.15pm, our panel of Wanderlust editors will be chatting about their stand-out destinations for the year ahead, and what makes these places so special for 2023. Editor-in-Chief George Kipouros, Founding Editor Lyn Hughes, Special Features Editor Rosie Fitzgerald, Digital Editor Jessica Reid and Marketing & Social Media Manager Christina Mullett will be among the panel.

Another unmissable event on the Travel Stage will see Lyn Hughes have an exclusive Q&A with Simon Calder, one of the UK’s leading travel journalists and commentators. This will take place on Friday 3 February at 1pm, where Lyn will be grilling Simon about what you should do about everything from delayed flights to losing your luggage, as well as taking questions from the audience. Lyn will also be catching up with journalist Meera Dattani and Wanderlust’s brand-new sustainability editor Karen Edwards about all things sustainability in travel on Sunday 5 February at 1pm, again on the Travel Stage.

We are also offering a special opportunity for visitors to have an immersive experience Wanderlust MetaTravel. Click here to book in in your time slot for free, and get ready to be transported across the world through the power of virtual reality.

Finally, Wanderlust will have our very own stand at the show next to the Photo of the Year gallery, so make sure to come along and say hello. We look forward to meeting many of our readers – both old and new!

Get your complimentary tickets (with only a £1.50 booking fee) to the show at destinationsshow.com, using the code WANDERLUST at the checkout.

Our Wanderlust Editors will be chatting about our 2023 Hot List (Shutterstock)

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