The Experientialist® Awards return

A couple of years back – at the height of the global pandemic – we launched The Experientialist® Awards. The idea was simple: a not-for-profit, philanthropy-driven awards programme to recognise and applaud the luxury brands and people from across our big and beautiful world that have delivered truly OutThere initiatives, ingenious and innovative ideas, original and dynamic campaigns, unparalleled leadership and community-first approaches in luxury and experiential travel. For an added feel-good factor, we also recognised the very best in OutThere experiences, particularly those rooted in our core values of diversity, discovery and discernment.

The response was overwhelming: hundreds of worthy entries and nominees from all corners of the world took part. We brought together a diverse and inclusive panel of Experientialist® judges – travel editors, journalists and content creators – experts in luxury and experiential travel, who helped us discern the shortlists. Then, of course, we put it out to OutThere travellers to make the final decision.

We showcased all the winners editorially, telling their extraordinary stories through the voices of our Experientialist®s in our Experientialist Issue. Our hearts were warmed by the tales of deep dedication to putting people firmly ahead of profits; of boundary-pushing pioneers who are redefining what it means to be global citizens; of celebrated living and the very best in culture, sophistication and hedonism.

We were thrilled to be able to give back, awarding each category winner(s) an advertising package prize worth GBP£15,000 / USD$20,000 each, which we’re pleased to say has gone a long way to helping them build back after the pandemic. All the initiatives that were shortlisted were extremely worthy and we know that even for those who didn’t take away the top prize, the exposure alone helped them raise much-needed awareness for their projects.

Watch how your entry donations have benefitted the Shinta Mani Foundation in the Cardamom Rainforest of Cambodia.

We were also thrilled to have raised GBP£5,000 / USD$6,500 in cash from generous entry donations, that went to the winners of the Most OutThere initiative in community, conservation and sustainability. It was shared between two amazing initiatives, Ride4Rangers and the Shinta Mani Foundation at Shinta Mani Wild.

And we’re thrilled to say that, due to popular demand, we are back! This edition of The Experientialist® Awards will build on the success of the last and recognise all that is amazing about luxury and experiential travel today… its innovation, inclusivity, creativity, stewardship and resilience. We can’t wait to receive your entries!

Hugs,

Uwern Jong & Martin Perry
Founding Experientialist®s, OutThere

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday 11th October 2023
***PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED***

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