Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet has released its long-awaited Best in Travel list for 2021. Due to the corona pandemic and its massiv impact on travel and tourism, this year's list has been radically reimagined. While Lonely Planet normally issues lists including the best countries, cities and regions, the Best in Travel 2021 is split into three new categories, namely "Sustainability", "Community" and "Diversity".
- The Grootberg Lodge in Namibia's Damaraland has been named winner in the "Sustainable Accommodation" category. The lodge is 100% owned by the the #Khoadi/Hoas conservancy in which the lodge is located. Built from natural materials and powered by the sun, the luxurious accommodation blends effortlessly into the surrounding Klip River Valley.
- Rwanda's mountain gorilla conservation program, which uses sustainable tourism as a vehicle to implement long-term conservational change, has been named winner in the "Sustainable Wildlife Program" category.