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Over the past two months, we’ve been asking you to nominate your favourites in the world of food and travel – and boy, did you deliver! From literally thousands of entries our expert panel has compiled the voting shortlist for the main categories for the 2016/7 Awards. Now comes the really fun part – voting to decide the finalists.

Your votes will decide who will go through to the final rounds to judged by the expert panel. CLICK HERE and register to choose your favourites from the shortlisted candidates.

So whether it’s the tour operator that’s given you the experience of a lifetime, a hotel that’s gone the extra mile to make your stay special, or an unforgettable meal from that exciting new restaurant, get voting – because it’s you who decides their fate.

The winners will be announced at a Gala Ceremony in January 2017

So whether it is your favourite restaurant, hotel or café – you can vote in as many or as few categories as you wish – now is the time to make sure you register your vote.

A big thanks for your initial nominations. And don’t forget, even if you didn’t get involved first time around, you can still make your voice heard, by helping to pick the finalists.

Salah Alhaiki, Publisher