The Awards

The My Planet Travel Awards are a unique partnership with Russia’s main state television group, All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), represented primarily by Moya Planeta TV, Russia’s leading travel and leisure network.

In the last decade, Russia has been one ofenter the world’s fastest growing outbound travel markets. However, only 15% of Russia’s 142 million population have ever travelled abroad. With huge untapped demand for foreign travel it is no surprise that the international travel industry is eager to know more about the tastes of Russian tourists and to reach out to this exciting new market.

Voted for exclusively by the Russian public and by Russian travel industry professionals, the My Planet Travel Awards provide a snapshot of the growth of this dynamic market. Following a huge nationwide awareness campaign, thanks to the coverage of the event’s TV partners, and a public online vote, the awards culminated with a gala dinner at which the winners will be announced. With guests from Russia and around the world, the dinner took place on 22 September 2011.

The Awards have been designed to ensure that any hotel, resort, destination, country or travel service provider that wishes to enter the competition and be represented in the My Planet Travel Awards, can be.

As such, there are two award segments, both voted on by the public and travel trade professionals.

My Planet Travel Awards

Leading international and Russian hotels, resorts, destinations and service providers are invited to join the shortlist and enter the My Planet Awards from the categories listed below. Nominating your organisation for an award will guarantee inclusion on the shortlist and promotion through the public vote.

Registration for the shortlist is not announced yet. All nominees go forward to the public vote which will be open on the My Planet Awards website.

Participating organisations will receive a long list of promotional benefits throughout the voting campaign, above and beyond the opportunity to win an award. Companies may enter as many award categories as they wish, however each individual registration is subject to a separate fee. To register, and to learn more about what is included for the €380 administration fee, please click here.

My Planet Travel Award categories:


  • Best Hotel in Europe in association with  
  • Best Hotel in Asia, Australasia and the Indian Ocean
  • Best Hotel in Middle East & Africa in association with
  • Best Luxury Hotel

Resorts and Destinations:

  • Best Eco-friendly Destination
  • Best Resort for Family Holidays
  • Best Honeymoon Resort in association with
  • Best Health and Spa Resort
  • Best Ski Resort
  • Best Beach Resort in association with


  • Best Airline
  • Best International Tour Operator / Travel Agent

Russia and CIS:

  • Best Russian and CIS Tourist Destination (country/region) in association with
  • Best Russian and CIS Tour Operator in association with
  • Best Russian and CIS Hotel in association with

Please see the terms and conditions for full detail on how to enter and participate.

My Planet ‘People’s Choice’ Awards

For the My Planet ‘People’s Choice’ Awards’, the Russian public nominate their personal favourite in each ‘People’s Choice’ award category: they are decided exclusively by the Russian public who submit their nominations during the voting period from 1 August until 10 September August 2011.
  • My Favourite Destination (country, island or city) in association with
  • My Favourite Hotel
  • My Favourite Airline
  • My Favourite Tour Operator