The ULTRAs 2017 awards: How to have your say - and what you can win

A spate of new openings in the Maldives has further consolidated the country's reputation as one of the world's quintessential luxury travel destinations Credit: Fotolia

Luxury travel is booming. Despite global political uncertainty, the sector has grown markedly in recent years and the prognosis for the industry remains buoyant. Travel providers who create the experiences that lure this lucrative demographic can expect rich rewards, and we have plenty of fodder to choose from when deciding what to report on in the travel section of Telegraph Luxury.

But of course we’re also keen to learn about your favourite hotels, airlines, cruise companies and more, and each year we invite the discerning readers of The Telegraph and Ultratravel, The Telegraph’s luxury-travel magazine, to vote for their preferred holiday providers and destinations. The winners and runners-up are announced each May at The ULTRAS awards ceremony; recognition here is one of the most coveted accolades in the industry.

Spectacular skyline views from Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

This year’s awards ceremony takes place on May 22 in The Savoy hotel, where professionals from the highest ranks of hospitality will be told if they’ve sufficiently impressed some of the world’s most well-travelled consumers. Now’s the time to have your say on who deserves to be commended – an incentive is of course provided.

The Anantara Hoi An Resort in Vietnam

To help determine who will win the 2017 ULTRAS simply visit and cast your vote before midnight on Monday April 3. This year everyone who selects their favourites will have the opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime, with Anantara Hotels and Emirates. The prize is a twin-centre trip to Dubai and Vietnam, staying in Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and Anantara Hoi An Resort,with business-class flights provided by Emirates.

The winners of The ULTRAS will be published in the summer issue of Ultratravel, available with The Telegraph on May 27, and listed online on Telegraph Luxury shortly after the awards are announced.

For a reminder of who most impressed last year, visit our gallery showcasing the winners and runners-up of the 2016 ULTRAs awards.