Headline Sponsor
ENIT- Italian National Tourist Board

There’s no doubting the strong ‘love affair’ between Italy and the United Kingdom that has faithfully continued since the times of the 18th-century Grand Tour. This is because Italy offers something for everyone, including culture and food, seaside, lakes and mountains. There’s also borghi, picturesque historic villages; nature and environmental tourism; luxury and wellness; sport and business travel; smaller museums and art cities; hiking and the Pilgrims Ways.

Consumer Media Partner
Holland America Line

Holland America Line epitomises the ultimate in worldwide premium travel experiences. Step onboard and find beautiful lounges adorned with fine art; spacious staterooms, many with private balconies; elegant restaurants serving gourmet cuisine, state of the art leisure amenities, all which give the company its reputation for offering classic elegance and incredible destinations – with a modern twist.


Seabourn’s intimate ships are the perfect blend of all-inclusive glamorous elegance, impeccable service, exquisite cuisine and highly personalised destination experiences, which have earned the company some of the most coveted awards in travel. The much heralded Seabourn Encore arrives late in 2016, making Seabourn the youngest most modern contemporary fleet in the ultra-luxury market.

Trade Media Partner

Irresistible Mauritius promises visitors far more than paradise beaches. Whether you’re seeking luxury and seclusion for a romantic break; safety and adventure for the perfect family holiday; culture and vibrancy for authentic experiences, not to mention emerald mountains to climb or champion waves to surf; Mauritius boasts a wealth of experiences for every visitor. Set to celebrate 50 golden years of independence in 2018, there’s never been more of a reason to visit our island-Eden which is just waiting to be discovered!

Category Sponsors
Guide of the Year Award Sponsor
Accord is the UK’s leading travel marketing agency. Founded in 1988, we regularly work with over 600 clients operating in every sector of travel, tourism, hospitality and leisure. Everything we do is brilliantly joined-up, achieving real results by using the right channels, targeting the right audiences and developing the right strategy.
Canadian Tourism Commision
Blogger Award Sponsor
2017 marks two major anniversaries. Firstly Canada marks its 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Major celebrations are planned across the country,  although the majority will focus on Canada Day, July 1st, in the capital, Ottawa. Meanwhile, the city of Montreal marks its 375th founding year. Major new museum openings feature across the country. Find out more by going to: www.explore-canada.co.uk, or for media stories, angles, news and images: www.destinationcanada.com
Vlogger of the Year Award Sponsor
Stretching along the Adriatic Sea, just a stone’s throw from Central Europe, Croatia is a country defined by a rich cultural legacy. Whether exploring the old city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, island-hopping around the Split archipelago, truffle hunting in Istria, paragliding across the Plitvice Lakes, delving into Zagreb’s streets and hidden passages, birdwatching in Kopacki rit, partying the night away at Zrce beach in Novalja or taking time out with the family on Zlatni Rat beach, there truly is something for everyone in Croatia.
Forever Cruises
Broadcast Programme of the Year Award Sponsor
Forever Cruises is a bespoke tailor made cruise specialist. We pride ourselves on our expertise and passion for all things cruise. Winner of the Rising Star Award 2016 (Cruise Lines International Association); Winner of the Best Newcomer Award 2017 (Royal Caribbean); Nominated for Cruise Holiday Retailer (British Travel Awards)
Travel & Tourism Photography Award Sponsor
Kuoni Travel UK is part of DER Touristik, one of Europe’s leading travel groups.  Kuoni has continued to set the pace in luxury worldwide travel in the UK market for fifty years and is regularly voted one of the best holiday companies in the country by readers of national newspapers and travel industry titles. The company excels in creating tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to more than 90 destinations around the world.  Over the last seven years Kuoni has grown its retail network across the UK and can be found in 40 locations on premium high streets and in selected John Lewis department stores. Each store is unique in design and showcases Kuoni’s Personal Travel Experts and personalised customer service.
Young Writer of the Year Award Sponsor
The Maltese archipelago is in the centre of the Mediterranean. Malta, the largest island, is the cultural hub, Gozo is more rural and Comino, the smallest, is largely uninhabited. Attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of history bestow this trio of islands with a wide appeal. Valletta’s year as European Capital Culture 2018 and Malta taking top spot in the European Rainbow Index provide more compelling reasons to visit.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
Trade Feature of the Year Award Sponsor
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel companies, currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com
Customer Magazine of the Year Award Sponsor
Established in 1974, Sunsail is the world’s leading sailing holiday company, delivering incredible holidays in amazing sailing locations. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, with Sunsail you can discover sailing in the Mediterranean, Caribbean,UK, Southeast Asia, South Pacific, Indian Ocean and Pacific Northwest of Canada.

Consumer Magazine Section of the Year Award Sponsor
Travelbag has been tailor-making worldwide holidays since 1979, offering customers an unbeatable range of great value travel experiences, including group tours, city breaks, cruises and personalised itineraries. These can be booked either online or with Travelbag’s Travel Experts, located across the U.K in its 7 shops and 3 call centres.