Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2024 is out again after the forced stop due to the pandemic. The annual bestseller Best in Travel 2024 presents the 10 best destinations in the world, across 5 distinct categories: country, region, city, sustainable and value.
Lonely Planet’s best in Travel 2024: A Strict Selection Process
The annual Best in Travel guide is the result of a very thorough selection process. A survey is first sent to all international authors, staff writers, bloggers, employees, and collaborators of the editor, who are asked to share their expertise on places and travel experiences that they predict will be buzzing in the year ahead.
The results of the survey produce a long list of hundreds of ideas, then reviewed by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel team – an opinionated bunch of travel geeks with hundreds of thousands of travel miles between them. The team reads every pitch and help whittle down the list to a shortlist of the very best places, which is ultimately submitted to a panel of travel specialists.
The membership of this jury, who live and breathe travel in their everyday lives, change every year to ensure objectivity and fresh perspectives. This committee finally scrutinizes each idea and scores them based on three criteria: topicality, uniqueness and wow factor, in order to build the ultimate list of the 50 best places to visit in 2024.
The list: from Montreal to Tuscany and Croatia
This year’s list includes five different categories:
“Our picks for this year seek to both inspire and follow the instincts of 2024’s traveller. Best in Travel is Lonely Planet’s heart and soul travel inspiration offering, responding to the urgent enthusiasm of travellers who want to explore the world in a way that is authentic, led by local guidance and has sustainable values at its core”Nitya Chambers, SVP content and executive editor