The Finalists

Following extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges, the Travel Media Awards are delighted to announce the 2017 finalists.

A big thank you to all those who entered. We look forward to welcoming the finalists to the 2017 Travel Media Awards ceremony on 18 October, at the glamorous ME London Hotel.

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Amsterdam Wonderland – Tracy Abraham (amsterdamwonderland.com)
Borders of Adventure – Becki Enright (bordersofadventure.com)
Bridges and Balloons – Victoria Watts Kennedy (bridgesandballoons.com)
Go Eat Do – Stuart Forster (go-eat-do.com)
The Family Adventure Project – Kirstie Pelling (familyadventureproject.org)

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR – TV, RADIO, ONLINE
How a paradise island copes with the demands of modern life – Lucy Daltroff, From Our Own Correspondent, BBC Radio 4
Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra – Terry Abraham, BBC 4
Terrorism vs Tourism, You & Yours – Chas Watkin (Editor), BBC Radio 4
Saving Mountain Gorillas – Jon Holmes (Presenter), Unusual Productions and Talk Radio
Discover the other side of Florida – Amelia Island and St Augustine, Simon Calder, independent.co.uk

CONSUMER MAGAZINE SECTION OF THE YEAR
Best
Cosmopolitan
Elle
Harper’s Baazar
Olive
Red
The Travel Edit

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT
Conde Nast Traveller
Family Traveller
Lonely Planet Traveller
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Wanderlust
Which? Travel

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
Family Traveller – familytraveller.com
Globetrender – globetrendermagazine.com
Suitcase Magazine – suitcasemag.com
Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk/travel
The Independent – independent.co.uk/travel

CONSUMER WRITER OF THE YEAR
Amanda Canning, Lonely Planet Traveller
Jan Masters, Harrods Magazine
Mandi Keighran, N by Norwegian
Mina Holland, Suitcase Magazine
Oliver Smith, Lonely Planet Traveller

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Audley Traveller – Audley Travel
easyJet Traveller – easyJet
Journey – Princess Cruises
PrivatAir Magazine – PrivatAir
Wizz – Wizz Air

GUIDE OF THE YEAR – BOOK, ONLINE, APP
Icon Books – The 50 Greatest Wonders of the World by Aaron Millar
Bradt – Aple-Adria Trail by Rudolf Abraham
Bradt – Wild Times by Jini Reddy
Rough Guides – Argentina by Shafik Meghji, Sorrel Moseley-Williams, Madelaine Triebe and Stephen Keeling
Wild Things Publishing – The Scottish Bothy Bible by Geoff Allan

NATIONAL BROADSHEET NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
The Daily Telegraph – Travel (Saturday)
The Sunday Telegraph – Discover
The Sunday Times – Travel
The Times – Travel (Saturday)
The Telegraph – Ultratravel

NATIONAL CONSUMER FEATURE OF THE YEAR
AA Gill for ‘A Farewell to Africa’ in The Sunday Times, Travel section
Julia Buckley for ‘Life on the Heel’ in National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Kerry Christiani for ‘Svalbard: The sound of silence’ in Lonely Planet
Louise Roddon for ‘Royal Russia – caviar, palaces and a princess’ in The Times
Nick Boulos for ‘Lifting the veil on the mysteries of Iran’ in The Sunday Telegraph

NATIONAL TABLOID NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
Daily Mail – Travel
Daily Mirror – Travel
Mail on Sunday – Travel
Metro – Escape
Sunday Mirror – Travel
The Sun – Travel

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Jon Attenborough for ‘Canal Knowledge’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Jonathan Gregson for ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’ in Lonely Planet Traveller
Jonathan Perugia for ‘All in the Mix’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Mark Parren Taylor for ‘Hong Kong’ in National Geographic Traveller Magazine (UK)
Philip Lee Harvey for ‘Tahir Shah’s Casablanca’ in Lonely Planet Traveller

REGIONAL PUBLICATION FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Ian Belcher for ‘Divine Adventure’ in Brummel Magazine
Laura Millar for ‘A drama of your own’ in The Scotsman
Lizzie Pook for ‘Making Tracks’ in Escapism
Nicola Trup for ‘Peak performance on Kilimanjaro’ in Evening Standard
Sarah Marshall for ‘An adventure waiting to happen’ in Manchester Evening News

TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Anthony Pearce for ‘Fjord Fiesta’ in Cruise Adviser
Jeannine Williamson for ‘Setting sail for the past’ in Cruise Adviser
Laura Gelder for ‘My Japan Journey’ in Selling Travel
Neal Baldwin for ‘Tall order’ in Travel Weekly
Peter Ellegard for ‘Contrasts of the Caribbean’ in TTG

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
Business Travel News – btnews.co.uk
Buying Business Travel online – buyingbusinesstravel.com
Travelmole – travelmole.com
TTG Media – ttgmedia.com
Travel Daily Media – traveldailymedia.com

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT
Buying Business Travel
Cruise Adviser
Selling Travel
Solus
The Business Travel magazine
TTG Luxury
TTG

TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Anthony Pearce, Cruise Adviser
Jeannine Williamson, Freelance
Jennifer Morris, TTG
Pippa Jacks, TTG
Stuart Forster, Freelance

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Alex Hunter – Attaché – youtube.com/attachetravel
Cathy Bartrop – travelguru.tv
Christianne Risman – Backpacking Bananas – youtube.com/BackpackingBananas
David Reilly – Life of Reilly – youtube.com/lifeofreillytv
Gary Bembridge – Tips For Travellers – youtube.com/tipsfortravellers

YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
Adam Edwards, Freelance
India Dowley, Suitcase Magazine
Kate Hamilton, Freelance
Lucy Thackray, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Meg Abbott, Suitcase Magazine

Special Contribution Award

Rick Stein

The Travel Media Awards are proud announce that chef and television presenter Rick Stein will be presented with a Special Contribution Award at the 2017 Awards ceremony.

Since the ’90s, Rick Stein OBE has been at the helm of over 30 cookery programmes, travelling the world in search of new recipes and discovering local traditions. In 2016, the BBC aired his superbly popular five-part Long Weekends series, followed by another last autumn in which Stein visited destinations such as Cadiz, Bologna, Bordeaux, Reykjavik and Vienna.

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