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 is free of charge and open to all travel publishers, writers, broadcasters and photographers. Having over 50 judges — sitting on panels comprised of senior travel industry figures, alongside travel editors or writers — makes for a unique and refreshing approach to identifying the very best of the UK travel media.

This year saw over 700 entries from a wide range of titles, writers, broadcasters and photographers, including leading newspapers, consumer and trade titles and hundreds of travel writers.

The finalists of the Travel Media Awards 2017, in association with ENIT- Italian National Tourist Board, have now been announced, with the ceremony returning to ME London 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.