Advisory Panel

The Travel Media Awards Advisory Panel consists of leading travel businesses and specialist travel PR companies, and plays an important role in shaping the awards.

The panel also provides invaluable knowledge and insight into the travel media sector, and to maintaining the Awards as a must enter event for travel writers, broadcasters and photographers.

Debbie Flynn

Debbie Flynn is Managing Partner of Brighter Group, an agency she founded in 1995. The agency has been part of the Finn Partners global communications agency since January 2018 and was named best PR agency at the 2018 Travel Marketing Awards.

Emma Cashmore

Emma Cashmore is the Founder and Managing Director of Axis Travel Marketing, one of London’s leading tourism marketing, PR and MICE agencies. Emma has more than seventeen years’ experience working across a variety of clients from luxury high end resorts to emerging destinations, resulting in extensive reach from PR and brand marketing campaigns.

Jill Duffell

Jill Duffell is Head of Consumer Communications and Campaigns for Thomas Cook Group plc, one of the world’s leading holiday companies operating across 15 source markets.

Jonathan Sloan

Jonathan Sloan is the Managing Director of Hills Balfour, a full service representation agency specialising in the tourism industry.

Jules Ugo
Jules Ugo is managing director of Lotus, one of the leading communications agencies in the travel and lifestyle sectors.
Maria Pieri

Maria Pieri is the Editorial Director for APL Media, a specialist travel and lifestyle content media provider, whose titles the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, Postcards and a series of lifestyle newspaper supplements, apps and websites

Rachel O

With more than 20 years’ experience in travel and leisure PR, Rachel has a track record of success working for some of the leading brands in travel.