At 9pm tonight,

Lonely Planet

releases globally its 12th annual collection of the world's best trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year ahead, in the

Best In Travel 2017

.

We're hoping New Zealand gets some accolades after its success in Best In Travel 2016 — last year Waiheke Island was named the world's top 5 region to visit.

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Go to nzherald.co.nz/travel tonight at 9pm to find out who this year's lucky winners are.

Meanwhile, we want to hear from you. What are your picks for must-visit destinations in 2017? What place do you think is the best in the world?

Send in your picks, in 200 words or less, and we'll publish them in upcoming issues of Travel.