The Finalists

Following extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges, the Travel Media Awards are delighted to announce the 2016 finalists.

A big thank you to all those who entered. We look forward to welcoming the finalists to the 2016 Travel Media Awards ceremony on Thursday 27 October, at the glamorous ME London Hotel.

CONSUMER TRAVEL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Condé Nast Traveller
Lonely Planet Traveller
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Wanderlust
Which? Travel

CONSUMER TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR
Jon Holmes, Freelance
Michelle Jana Chan, Freelance
Gavin Haines, Freelance
Nick Boulos, Freelance
Stanley Stewart, Conde Nast Traveller

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Audley Traveller – Audley Travel
Compass – Cox & Kings
EasyJet Traveller – Easyjet
Excelente – Iberia
N by Norwegian – Norwegian

CONSUMER MAGAZINE TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR
Bird Watching
Cosmopolitan
Elle
Harper’s Bazaar
Olive

NATIONAL BROADSHEET NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR
The Sunday Telegraph – Discover
The Independent – Traveller
The Sunday Times – Travel
The Daily Telegraph – Travel
The Telegraph – Ultratravel

NATIONAL CONSUMER TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Christina Lamb for ‘Into Iran’ in The Sunday Times
Emma Thomson for ‘Djibouti: Africa’s hottest new travel destination’ in The Telegraph
Margaret Atwood for ‘The Call of the Wild’ in Harper’s Bazaar
Mark Stratton for ‘Iran: Mission Impassable’ in National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Orla Thomas for ‘The Real Jungle Book’ in Lonely Planet Traveller

NATIONAL TABLOID NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR
Daily Mail
Daily Mirror
Metro
The Sunday Mirror
The Sun

ONLINE CONSUMER TRAVEL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Independent – independent.co.uk/travel
Passport Stamps – passportstamps.uk
Rough Guides – roughguides.com
Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk/travel
Family Traveller – familytraveller.com
World Travel Guide – worldtravelguide.net

ONLINE TRAVEL TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
The Business Travel News – btnews.co.uk
Travel Daily UK – traveldailymedia.com/uk
TravelMole – travelmole.com
TTG – ttgmedia.com

TRAVEL MEDIA INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN & CONTENT OF THE YEAR
‘Oceans’ editorial campaign by Family Traveller
Food & Travel international content strategy
‘Travel Memories’ commercial and editorial partnership by Harpar’s Bazaar for Ritz Carlton
‘London Northolt’ editorial campaign by The Business Travel News – btnews.co.uk
‘The Rough Guide to 2016’ editorial campaign by Rough Guides
‘TravelSuper’ magazine app by TravelSupermarket

REGIONAL PUBLICATION TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Ian Belcher for ‘The Rock Less Travelled’ in Brummell Magazine
Jon Hawkins for ‘Reinventing the Heel’ in Escapism
Karen Bowerman for ‘Hanging with the Howler Monkeys’ in Bristol Evening Post
Lizzie Pook for ‘Waterworld’ in Escapism
Mark Nicholls for ‘Across the flat lands of wide vistas and sky’ in Eastern Daily Press

TRAVEL AND TOURISM PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Cedric Arnold for ‘Kerala: Soul Food’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Jon Attenborough for ‘France: Off the Eaten Track’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Kerry Christiani for ‘Antarctica: a voyage to another world’ in Lonely Planet
Per Kårehed for ‘Gothenburg’s Retro Road’ in n by Norwegian
Sergio Villalba for ‘British Virgin Islands: Learning the Ropes’ in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

TRAVEL BLOGGER AND VLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Alex Hunter – youtube.com/attachetravel
Jayne Gorman – girltweetsworld.com
Kash Bhattacharya – budgettraveller.org
Paul Farrugia – globalhelpswap.com
Stuart Forster – go-eat-do.com

TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK OF THE YEAR
Bradt – A Summer of British Wildlife, by James Lowen
Cicerone – The Book of the Bothy, by Phoebe Smith
Insight Guides – Great Breaks Brighton, Sussex, South Downs, by Emma Gregg
Lonely Planet – Pocket Porto, by Kerry Christiani
Rough Guides – Reykjavik

TRAVEL TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Chloe Cann for ‘Lost and found in the wild’ in TTG
Meera Dattani for ‘A new dawn’ in Travel Weekly
Pippa Jacks for ‘The keys to happiness’ in TTG
Sophie Griffiths for ‘Rebirth of Detroit’ in TTG
Tamara Hinson for ’Take it to the Mex’ in Travel Weekly

TRAVEL TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
Buying Business Travel
Selling Travel
The Business Travel Magazine
TTG Luxury
TTG

TRAVEL TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Katherine Lawrey, TTG
Matthew Parsons, TTG
Peter Ellegard, Freelance
Pippa Jacks, TTG
Sophie Griffiths, TTG

YOUNG TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR
Hannah Summers, Escapism
Kate Hamilton, Suitcase Magazine
Lauren Razavi, Freelance
Sam Kinchin-Smith, Freelance
Will Coldwell, Guardian News & Media

TRAVEL BROADCAST PROGRAMME – TV, RADIO, ONLINE
An Interview with an Astronaut – The world from Space, Rough Guides
A Walk in the Woods – In Bryson’s footsteps on the Appalachian Trail, Extreme Sleeps
Between Life and death – Toraja People of Sulawesi, Mark Stratton, BBC From Our Own Correspondent
British Airways City Guide: San Jose
The Travel Show, BBC2