Welcome to the Travel Media Awards 2017

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The Travel Media Awards were launched in 2015 to recognise and reward excellence and achievement within the fields of travel writing, broadcasting and photography, and have quickly established themselves as the leading national awards for travel media in the UK.

Entry to the awards is free of charge and open to all travel publishers, writers, broadcasters and photographers. The awards are judged by over 50 judges, with judging panels comprised of senior travel industry figures sitting alongside travel editors or writers, making for a unique and refreshing approach to identifying the very best of the UK travel media.

Last year saw over 600 entries to the awards from a wide range of titles, writers, broadcasters and photographers including leading newspaper, consumer and trade titles and literally hundreds of great travel writers.

Entry to the Travel Media Awards 2017, in associaton with ENIT- Italian National Tourist Board, has now closed. The finalists will be announced on 04 September 2017, with the Awards returning to the ME London Hotel on the night of Wednesday 18 October 2017.

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The Event

ME London

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Travel Media Awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday 18 October 2017 at ME London Hotel on the Strand.


01 March: Entries Open

Entries should be submitted before 18 May for consideration. Browse the categories and entry criteria section and find out how to enter now.

04 September: Finalists Announced

Judging finishes and the finalists of the Travel Media Awards will be announced.

18 May: Closing Date for Submissions

The awards close for entry and judges begin reviewing submissions.

18 October: Awards Ceremony

The winners of the Travel Media Awards 2017 will be presented with their awards at a prestigious ceremony taking place at ME London Hotel.


Travel Media Awards have been created and are owned and operated under a joint venture agreement between Travega and APL Media Limited.

Travega offers a wide range of travel marketing and sales solutions for both the leisure and business travel sectors; these include delivering sponsorship revenues for some of the leading events in the UK travel industry, alongside third party management of events for other leading travel brands.

APL Media Limited (formerly Absolute Publishing Ltd) works across the travel and lifestyle sectors in a number of media, from print right 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.