Travel Weekly’s incredible Cover Stars competition is back – and this time our winners will get to enjoy even more great experiences.


And to celebrate the wealth of once-in-a-lifetime experiences your clients can have in the Golden State, this year’s 12 lucky winners will be photographed as they try out a range of amazing activities in a host of iconic locations.

Following the success of Cover Stars 2013 in Southern California, Cover Stars 2018: California Dreamers will head north from Los Angeles, taking in the incredible Pacific Coast Highway.

To get our winners there and back in style, our official travel partners American Airlines and British Airways will showcase their routes to Los Angeles and Oakland.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Manzanita Lake
San Diego, beach in front of Hotel Del Coronado

And rather than having designer makeovers as in previous years, our 12 Cover Stars will instead spend their time discovering what California has to offer on a fantastic fam trip and star in their photoshoots as they try experiences ranging from the laidback and luxurious to the adventurous and high-octane.

The entry process hasn’t changed – we still want our agent readers to tell us why they want to be a 2018 Cover Star before we open up voting to the public. But this year’s winners will get to see more of our host destination than ever before.

This year’s Cover Stars trip will take in the amazing state of California between December 4 and 10, with flights on American Airlines and British Airways to Los Angeles from Heathrow and return flights from Oakland to Gatwick with British Airways.

If you want to be a 2018 Travel Weekly Cover Star, simply click below and tell us why you want to be there, and why a trip to California would make your dreams come true.