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The July/August 2018 issue

In this issue, the winners of the annual Big Sleep Awards are revealed in the Jul/Aug 2018 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK). Selected by a panel of travel and hotel experts, the awards celebrate 51 of the best new hotels in the world — in 20 categories — including three readers’ favourites categories.

From design dens, spas and eco-retreats to boutique boltholes, budget beds and gourmet getaways, the winners and runners-up are some of the hotel world’s most exciting openings and renovations from the past 18 months. With awards that recognise level of service, hotel experience, innovation, value for money and style, each of these hotels is exceptional in its class.

This issue also comes with a FREE guide to the Top 20 Trips of a Lifetime.

Destinations: We discover mercurial and mystical landscapes in Cornwall; delve into an overlooked corner of Mozambique; and bed down in some of the most luxury digs in the Maldives.

Cities: Our urban highlights this issue include Malmö, Venice, Paris, Dallas and Ghent.

Smart Traveller: Our pick of solo female travel tours; heritage icons revamped for the 21st century; ultra-luxury travel experiences; the best rooms in Marbella; the top five arts festivals in Lucca; a gin tour of Cape Town; and a trip to the UK’s Surrey Hills.

Author Series: Bestselling historical fiction author Wilbur Smith looks back on his writing life in Africa.

Travel Geeks: Ask the Experts includes destinations for an off-grid digital detox, tips about travel insurance for a staycation, plus recommendations for visiting Miami.

PLUS: Win a twin-city rail break to Paris and Brussels. natgeotraveller.co.uk/competitions

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