Following extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges, the Travel Media Awards are delighted to announce the 2022 finalists.

A big thank you to all those who entered. We look forward to welcoming all the finalists to the ceremony at The Dorchester on 26 September.

The Finalists

Blogger/Vlogger of the Year

Abigail King – Inside the Travel Lab (

David & Alicia Reilly – Life of Reilly (

Michele Frolla – The Intrepid Guide (

Paul Healy & Mark Barnes – Anywhere We Roam (

Sian Lewis – The Girl Outdoors (


Breaking Travel News

Jacob Lewis, iNews

James Draven, Which? Travel

Julia Buckley, CNN Travel

Simon Calder, The Independent

Trevor Baker, Which? Travel


Broadcast Programme of the Year – TV, radio, online or podcast

I lost my heart to a herd of reindeer – The Outlook Podcast, BBC World Service

Lost treasure tombs of the ancient Maya – Windfall Films, Channel 4

From alligators to astronauts: go one step beyond Orlando – The Independent

The road to recovery – The Travel Show, BBC

Shetland: winter in the wildest corner of Britain – The Telegraph


Consumer Magazine Section of the Year


Country & Town House

Good Housekeeping


Radio Times


Consumer Publication of the Year – Online –

BBC Travel –

FT Globetrotter –

get lost –

Much Better Adventures Magazine –


Consumer Publication of the Year – Print

Good Place

JRNY Travel Magazine


The Tonic Magazine



Consumer Writer of the Year

Matt Charlton – Freelance

Mark Palmer – Daily Mail

Mark Stratton – Freelance

Sean Newsom – Freelance

Uwern Jong – OutThere


Customer Content

Charitable Traveller

Companion Magazine

Host Unusual



Guide of the Year – Book, online, app

Bradt Travel Guides: Wild Woods – Martin Cray and Alvin Nicholas

Lost Lanes Central England – Jack Thurston

Lonely Planet: Under The Stars – Kerry Walker and Luke Waterson

Photographing Iceland – James Rushforth

The Rough Guide to the 100 best places on Earth – Rough Guides

Secret Sussex: An unusual guide – Ellie Seymour


National Broadsheet Newsprint Section


Scotland on Sunday

Telegraph Travel

The Guardian

The Sunday Times


National Consumer Feature of the Year

Matt Charlton for ‘Why you’re doing Yellowstone all wrong’ in The Telegraph

Meera Dattani for ‘The town that lives life on the edge’ in JRNY Magazine

B.A. Van Sise for ‘We’ll kill a man in the morning’ in Intrepid Times

Pól Ó Conghaile for ‘Northern lights’ in National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Sian Lewis for ‘Taking the plunge: ice swimming and sauna rituals in Finland’ in The Independent


National Tabloid Newsprint Section

Daily Mail

Daily Star on Sunday


Sunday Mirror

Sunday People

The Sun on Sunday


Photography Award

James Rushforth

Jamie Lafferty

Karolina Wiercigroch

Kav Dadfar

Mark Parren Taylor


Regional Publication Feature of the Year

Emma Newlands for ‘Maybe it’s because…’ in Scotsman Magazine

Ian Belcher for ‘Water wise’ in Brummell Magazine

Mike MacEacheran for ‘The sweetest place on earth’ from Escapism

Richard Mellor for ‘Feral goats and total tranquility: What it’s like to take a walking holiday in Northumberland’ in Metro

Robin McKelvie ‘Seaplanes and artisan coffee roasters: Cowal emerges as a getaway for savvy Scots’ in The National


Specialist Travel Writer of the Year

Antonia Windsor, the Channel Islands

Bella Falk, ancient sites

Claire Boobbyer, Cuba

Nigel Tisdall, the Caribbean

Zoey Goto, US Southern States


Sustainability Travel Feature of the Year

Christopher Beanland for ‘‘Cars are an addiction’: How Lisbon is turning green for good’ in euronews

Lisa Grainger for ‘The Rewilding of Africa’ in Centurion Magazine

Mike MacEacheran for ‘Why a troll hunting tour of Denmark is the education in sustainability you never knew you needed’ in The Independent

Shafik Meghji for ‘The Chilean mycologist celebrating fungi’s “hidden kingdom”’ in BBC Travel

Stuart Kenny for ‘Where the wild things are: a trip to Romania’s southern mountains’ in The Guardian


Trade Publication of the Year – Online

Business Travel News

The Business Travel Magazine –

Travel Gossip



Trade Publication of the Year – Print

Cruise Trade News

Selling Travel

The Business Travel Magazine



Trade Writer of the Year

Andy Hoskins, Business Travel News Europe

Gillian Upton, The Business Travel Magazine

James Chapple, TTG

Phoebe Harper, Outlook Travel Magazine

Sophie Griffiths, TTG


Young Writer of the Year

Alexandra Steffgen  – Freelance

Jessica Prupas – Ink Global

Jessica Vincent – Freelance

Lucy Perrin – The Times

Stuart Kenny – Freelance

*In the event of the judges scoring being equal, all 6 entries are listed as finalists.