The Travel Media Awards 2016 are pleased to announce this yearβs winners, following a ceremony held at ME London Hotel on Thursday 27 October.
The event was attended by representatives of the UKβs top travel media, with 20 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers each collecting a prestigious award.
Matthew Jackson, managing director of APL Media and co-founder of the Awards, said: βOnce again, the Travel Media Awards have been a huge success with a remarkably high standard of entries. Our judges had some difficult decisions to make and weβd like to congratulate all the winners and entrants. With over 200 people attending, weβre proud to say the Awards were a great success.β
The Travel Media Awards 2016 were also thrilled to welcome British journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo, who was presented with the Special Contribution Award. Over the past eight years at the helm of the BBCβs eminently popular Great Railway Journeys series, Portillo has taken viewers along the historic railroads of the United Kingdom and Europe.
The series has run to a total of 12 seasons, an achievement that the organisers and advisory panel of the Awards labelled: βA testament to the importance and popularity of the showβs theme, and to Portilloβs intellectual rigor and boundless enthusiasm as a presenterβ.
Co-founder of the Travel Media Awards and Travega managing director Giles Harper said: "Weβre delighted that the awards have grown so substantially year on year, with over 600 entries across all the various categories β an increase of some 20% on last year β and with many household names now supporting the Awards. Iβd like to thank everyone who entered and attended the Awards, our panel of judges, the Awards sponsors and the entire Travel Media Awards team who have worked so hard to make the Awards such a memorable event."
Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year
Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Consumer Travel Writer of the Year
Michelle Jana Chan, CondΓ© Nast Traveller
Customer Magazine of the Year
Excelente β Iberia
National Broadsheet Newspaper Travel Section of the Year
The Sunday Times β Travel
National Consumer Travel Feature of the Year
Orla Thomas for 'The Real Jungle Book' in Lonely Planet Traveller
National Tabloid Newspaper Travel Section of the Year
Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
Online Travel Trade Publication of the Year
TTG β ttgmedia.com
Regional Publication Travel Feature of the Year
Ian Belcher for 'The Rock Less Travelled' in Brummell Magazine
Special Contribution Award
Travel and Tourism Photography Award
Sergio Villalba for 'British Virgin Islands: Learning the ropes' in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Travel Blogger and Vlogger of the Year
Alex Hunter β youtube.com/attachetravel
Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year β TV, Radio, Online
Mark Stratton: Between Life and Death - Toraja People of Sulawesi, BBC From Our Own Correspondent
Travel Guide Book of the Year
Bradt β A Summer of British Wildlife, by James Lowen
Travel Media Innovative Campaign and Content of the Year
'Travel Memories' commercial and editorial partnership by Harper's Bazaar for The Ritz-Carlton
Travel Trade Feature of the Year
Chloe Cann for 'Lost and Found in the Wild' in TTG
Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Travel Trade Writer of the Year
Peter Ellegard, Freelance
Young Travel Writer of the Year
Hannah Summers, Escapism
For more information, please visit www.travelmediaawards.com/winners-2016 or contact:
T: 0203 818 5600
Notes for Editors
The Travel Media Awards launched last year, celebrating the very best of the travel media sector. The Awards were created in recognition of the hugely influential role that todayβs travel media play in the holiday and business travel decision-making process. Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, the Awards are a true barometer of the travel media sector.
The Travel Media Awards are owned and operated under a joint venture agreement between Travega and APL Media Limited. Please note, for the purposes of fairness and transparency, no travel titles by APL Media were entered into the Awards. A team of 9 independent shortlisters narrowed down a final list of four or five in each category before a panel of 55 travel industry and media experts decided the winners. www.travelmediaawards.com
APL Media Limited works across the travel and lifestyle sectors in a number of media, from print through to events. APL Media produces the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, ABTA Magazine, Destination Vacation, ASTANetwork and a series of lifestyle newspaper supplements, apps and websites. www.aplmedia.co.uk
Travega offers a wide range of travel marketing solutions to companies within both the leisure and business travel sectors, including sponsorship procurement for some of the UK's leading travel industry events, alongside bespoke event creation and third party event management. www.travega.co.uk
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