Lalia Rach - Bio
Professor/Founding Dean, NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management
Burt Wolf - Bio
Internationally Syndicated Television Journalist
Our winners are only chosen by the best names and most qualified judges in the industry. In determining winners, entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the long experience of Travel Weekly and considering the category entered. To uphold a high standard of excellence, a category may have multiple winners, or may have no winners at all. Entries are evaluated on a ten point performance scale. The highest scoring entries will be selected as winners of Gold Magellan Awards, our very top honor. Other outstanding entries will be awarded the Silver Magellan Award.
Judging for the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards will be completed in August with winners announced in late August via a press release as well as on our website. Entrants will also be notified of their entry's status by email or post in early September. At that time, Gold and Silver Winners will be given the opportunity to order and customize their complimentary statuette to commemorate and promote their success as a Travel Weekly Award Winner. Winners will also be featured in an issue of Travel Weekly in September that will include a special section dedicated to this year’s winners.