The Extraordinary Experience is considered the most coveted award of the Global Youth Travel Awards event each year and is the final award presented during the ceremony. The award serves to remind us of the core values of our industry; providing positive, rewarding and memorable experiences that young people can carry into the future. Examples might include a young person who, through your programme, has volunteered or worked in the developing world, climbed the Himalayas, learnt an exotic language or engaged in a valuable way with another culture.
Open to all youth travel providers. Entries must be in English.
The judging panel evaluates nominations on the following criteria:
- What did the individual put into their experience and what did they gain
- Original and inspiring story
- Tangible engagement with the host culture