The Finalists 2020

Following extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges, the Travel Media Awards are delighted to announce the 2020 finalists.

A big thank you to all those who entered. We look forward to announcing the winners at a virtual awards ceremony on 25 January.

Blogger/Vlogger of the Year
Anywhere We Roam – Paul Healy & Mark Barnes
Borders of Adventure – Becki Enright
Joe Allam
The Girl Outdoors – Sian Lewis
Weekend Candy – Claire Robinson

Breaking Travel News
Francesca Street, CNN Travel
James Chapple, TTG
John Walton, Lonely Planet
Julia Buckley, CNN Travel
Rory Boland, Which? Travel

Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year – TV, radio, online or podcast
Earth Cycle, Prime Video
From Our Own Correspondent – Trobriand Islands: a passion for cricket, BBC Radio 4
Insight Guides: The Travel Podcast – ‘Discovering the Fez Medina’, Soundcloud
Wander Woman: ‘The Sound of Silence’, Buzzsprout
Would you visit Fukushima? The Telegraph

Consumer Magazine Section of the Year
Harper’s Bazaar
Town & Country
Vanity Fair

Consumer Publication of the Year – Online
BBC Travel
The Independent
Lonely Planet

Consumer Publication of the Year – Print
Lonely Planet
Suitcase Magazine
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Travel Africa

Consumer Writer of the Year
Alicia Miller, Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Jamie Lafferty, freelance travel writer
Michelle Jana Chan, Vanity Fair
Mike Unwin, freelance travel writer and photographer
Oliver Berry, freelance travel writer and photographer

Customer Magazine
Audley Traveller
easyJet Traveller
Kuoni Magazine
Selamta, Ethopian Airlines
Vera, Virgin Atlantic

Guide of the Year – Book, online, app
Bradt Guides — Italy: Fruili, Venezia, Giulia
Bradt Guides — Slow Travel: Somerset
Curious Travel Guides — Lost in Florence
Lonely Planet — Saudi Arabia
Scotland Beyond the Bagpipes 

National Broadsheet Newspaper Section
The Guardian
Sunday Times Travel
The Telegraph
The Times

National Tabloid Newspaper Section
Daily Star Sunday
The Sun
The Sun on Sunday
Sunday Mirror

National Consumer Feature of the Year
Anthony Sattin, ‘Wanderland’ in 1843
Dan Richards, ‘My Search for the Real Moominland’ in 1843
Joey Tyson, ‘Touching the Heavens in Tigray, Ethiopia’ in Suitcase Magazine
Monisha Rajesh, ‘The Godfather of Trains’ in The Guardian
Oliver Smith, ‘Frontierland’ in Lonely Planet

Photography Award
Bella Falk
Francesco Lastrucci
Graeme Green
Lisa Young
Renato Granieri

  Regional Publication Feature of the Year
Cathy Adams, ‘Slow down south’ in London Evening Standard
Helen Warwick, ‘City of surprises’ in Cheshire Life
Ian Belcher, ‘What lies beneath’ in Brummell Magazine
Lizzie Pook, ‘Trailing the snow leopard in mountainous Ladakh’ in London Evening Standard
Sarah Marshall, ‘Time to tell the real story of Sierra Leone’ in The Press

Specialist Travel Writer of the Year
Ian Belcher, African wildlife
Jamie Lafferty, Polar regions
Jessica Vincent, food
Jez Fredenburgh, food and drink
Sarah Reid, emerging destinations

Sustainability Feature of the Year
Cristian Bonetto, ‘Now the floods are over, here’s how to make a positive impact on your trip to Venice’ in Lonely Planet
Jo Rhodes, ‘British Airways emitting more carbon than rival airlines’ in Which? Travel
Lauren Jarvis, ‘Making Travel Matter’ in Selling Travel
Michelle Jana Chan, ‘The wild, empty safari destination you must visit before the crowds arrive’ in The Telegraph
Paul Bloomfield, ‘The Arctic: a new port of call?’ in BBC Wildlife

Trade Feature of the Year
James Draven, ‘Ahead for Heights’ in TTG
Jonathan Thompson, ‘Making a Splash’ in Cruise Adviser
Lauren Jarvis, ‘Making Travel Matter’ in Selling Travel
Rebecca Barnes, ‘From Russia With Love’ in Cruise Adviser
Sue Watt, ‘Game Changing’ in TTG Luxury

Trade Writer of the Year
James Chapple, TTG
James Draven, travel journalist and editor
Jeannine Williamson, freelance 
Jennifer Morris, TTG
Lauren Jarvis, freelance

Trade Publication of the Year – Online
Future Cruise

Trade Publication of the Year – Print
ABTA Magazine
The Business Travel Magazine
Selling Travel
TTG Luxury

Young Writer of the Year
Emily Frost, freelance 
Florence Derrick, freelance 
Greg Dickinson, The Telegraph
Katie Gatens, The Times and The Sunday Times
Lottie Gross, freelance