OAKLAND, CA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OAKLAND, CA — Sunset, the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West, has announced its fourth annual Sunset Travel Awards, honoring the West’s top destinations for lodging, food and drink, and attractions and activities. Since its founding in 1898 by the Southern Pacific, Sunset has established itself as the West’s most trusted source of travel information. The Sunset Travel Awards will help steer the magazine’s 5 million readers to the best destinations to match their taste, budget, and interests. Award winners will be revealed in the August 2018 issue and on Sunset.com.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Sunset Travel Awards at www.sunset.com/travelawards.
To honor the West’s standout travel destinations, organizations, and businesses, Sunset will issue awards across five broad categories, including Tourist Activities, Lodging, Destination Towns, Food and Wine, and Travel Gear.
The deadline for entries and registration payment is 11:59 p.m., PDT, February 28, 2018. Nominees will be vetted and voted on by Sunset’s esteemed editors, who have been authorities on Western travel since the magazine’s inception in 1898. Sunset’s passionate readers will also have a chance to take part in a very special Reader’s Choice vote. All winners will be featured in the August 2018 issue’s cover story.
“Our readers pride themselves on being in the know when it comes to the best in travel, whether it be an adventurous rafting trip on the Salmon River or an inspired wine weekend in the Walla Walla Valley,” says Irene Edwards, Sunset Editor-in-Chief. “Sunset’s Travel Awards are a wonderful way that we can recognize the people behind the incredible places, getaways, and escapes that help to make the West one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world.”
The cost is $400 per entry. Early birds can submit entries for a discounted rate of $300 before 11:59 p.m. PDT January 31, 2018. Additional payment details and entry rules can be found here.
Stay up to date on the Sunset Travel Awards by following the hashtag #explorethewest when you visit Sunset on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
SUNSET (http://www.sunset.com) is the defining lifestyle brand of the modern American West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, the iconic 120-year-old brand covers the region’s top destinations, food and wine experiences, home and garden trends, and personalities. SUNSET engages and inspires an audience of more than 5 million educated, active, and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publications, SUNSET showcases the West’s unique lifestyle and compelling destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partnerships, books, and International Wine Competition.
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