How did you create the Best In Travel 2017 list?

We invited Lonely Planet writers and staff to nominate destinations and consulted our travel community, asking them to specify why each place would be worth visiting in 2017 based on current travel trends, upcoming events and attractions, and more.

Our editors then carefully selected a shortlist of the most appealing, interesting and diverse destinations.

To finalize the list, a panel of in-house experts, including co-founder Tony Wheeler, editor of the UK edition of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, Peter Grunert, and editorial director Tom Hall, select the final ten in each category (countries, cities and regions) by giving each destination in the shortlist a score for topicality, excitement and “x-factor”.

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