The way people travel is changing, and fast. As with any trend, some industry leaders are ahead of the curve. We looked at six categories this year to find the outstanding destination focused on wellness and sustainability, and the emerging travel destination, in addition to shout outs for an airline, an influencer, and an important cause to rally behind.

For our second annual survey, Matador 2022 Travel Awards turned to a panel of tourism experts to identify both the trends and the trailblazers. Thanks to the panelists for indicating their top picks from among the nominations put forward by Matador Network’s own international team of writers and editors.