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Travel Media Awards 2016 in association with Qatar

Celebrating excellence in travel media, journalism, broadcasting and photography

The Travel Media Awards, in association with Qatar, are now in their second year of celebrating the very best of the travel media sector. Following the success of the inaugural awards, the 2016 Awards will take place on 27 October 2016 at ME London Hotel.

The Awards were created in recognition of the hugely influential role that today’s travel media play in the holiday or business travel decision-making process. Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, the Awards are importantly not aligned to any Association or Guild, resulting in no barriers to entry. As such the Travel Media Awards are a true barometer of the travel media sector. Submissions are judged by some of the UK’s most influential travel industry figures alongside leading travel writers and editors.

Categories cover a wide range of disciplines and media, from national newspaper travel sections, with separate categories for tabloid and broadsheets, consumer travel magazines, both national and regional, travel trade titles, the increasingly influential travel blogging sector and travel guide books to list just a few.

The Event

Thursday, 27th October 2016

The Travel Media Awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday 27 October 2016 at ME London Hotel on the Strand.

Tickets are now available.

Key dates

18 April: Entries Open

Entries should be submitted before 24 June for consideration. Browse the categories and entry criteria section and find out how to enter now.

14 September: Finalists Announced

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

24 June: Closing Date for Submissions

The awards close for entry and judges begin reviewing submissions.

27 October: Awards Ceremony

The winners of the Travel Media Awards 2016 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.