How did you create the Best In Travel 2018 list?

We invited Lonely Planet’s community of experts - writers, bloggers and staff - to nominate destinations for 2018; specifying why each place would be worth visiting that year based on current travel trends, upcoming events and attractions, and more.

Our editors then carefully select a shortlist of the most appealing, interesting and diverse destinations. To finalise the list, a panel of in-house experts, including co-founder Tony Wheeler and editorial director Tom Hall, select the final ten in each category (countries, cities, regions and value) by giving each destination in the shortlist a score for topicality, excitement and “x-factor”.

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