26 July 2017, London: 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.
Rick’s love of travel and cooking bodes excellently for tourism, encouraging viewers to discover for themselves the cultural and culinary gems of each destination. His cooking escapades have also taken him to such far-flung destinations as India, Istanbul and the Far East.
Rick said: “I’m delighted that the series has been recognised by the Travel Media Awards and is encouraging people to visit some of the cities featured, which are generally not as well known but are fabulous places to go to.”
Giles Harper, managing director of Travega and co-founder of the Travel Media Awards said: “We’re thrilled to have Rick Stein joining us at the 2017 Travel Media Awards as the recipient of the Special Contribution Award. Rick’s Long Weekends series was universally acclaimed and made for great viewing, and has without doubt encouraged viewers to travel to the destinations featured.”
The Travel Media Awards look forward to welcoming Rick Stein to the stage on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at ME London Hotel on the Strand for this year’s ceremony.
Key dates for the 2017 Travel Media Awards:
18 October: Awards ceremony at ME London Hotel, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
For more information and tickets, please visit travelmediaawards.com or contact:
T: 0203 818 5600
Notes for Editors
The Travel Media Awards is a key fixture in the travel industry calendar. The 2016 Awards saw more than 600 entries across 19 categories and culminated in a ceremony at the ME London Hotel. Some 250 guests, including representatives from the UK’s leading travel media and industry organisations, attended the event.
The Travel Media Awards was launched in 2015, celebrating the very best of the travel media sector. Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, it’s a true barometer of the travel media sector. The Travel Media Awards is owned and operated under a joint venture agreement between Travega and APL Media Limited. travelmediaawards.com
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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. travega.co.uk