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Finalists 2018 2018-09-07T15:23:37+00:00
The Finalists

Following extensive deliberation by panels of industry and media judges, the Travel Media Awards in association with Malta Tourism Authority are delighted to announce the 2018 finalists.

A big thank you to all those who entered. We look forward to welcoming the finalists to the 2018 Travel Media Awards ceremony on 17 October, at the glamorous ME London Hotel.

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
The Discoveries Of – Julianna Barnaby (thediscoveriesof.com)
globalhelpswap – Paul Farrugia (globalhelpswap.com)
The Girl Outdoors – Sian Lewis (thegirloutdoors.com)
Luxury Columnist – Suze Renner (luxurycolumnist.com)
Amsterdam Wonderland – Tracy Abraham (amsterdamwonderland.com)

BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS
Greg Dickinson for ‘Self-boarding is here — but do you feel safe getting on a plane without any human checks?’ for The Telegraph
James Draven for ‘Tourism in Antarctica: what does it mean for the world’s last great wilderness?’ for National Geographic Traveller
Nada Farhoud for ‘Ryanair’s dirty tricks’ for Daily Mirror
Guy Hobbs for ‘Grand theft auto’ for Which? Travel
Jo Rhodes for ‘Hurry! Sale won’t end soon’ for Which? Travel

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR – TV, RADIO, ONLINE
Colt St George for ‘5 reasons you need to visit Islay’ for Rough Guides
Juliet Rix for ‘From our own correspondent – Nunavut’ for BBC Radio 4
Dawn Lake and Joanne Whalley for ‘Seeing the world without sight’ for BBC Travel Show
Phoebe Smith for ‘From our own correspondent – Vultures in Nepal’ for BBC Radio 4
Shafik Meghiji for ‘The Rough Guide to Everywhere’ for Rough Guides

CONSUMER MAGAZINE SECTION OF THE YEAR
Elle
Harper’s Bazaar
Olive
Sainsbury’s Magazine
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CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
BBC Travel – bbc.com/travel
Lonely Planet Travel News – lonelyplanet.com/news
Telegraph Travel – telegraph.co.uk/travel
OutThere – outthere.travel
Suitcase – suitcasemag.com

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT
Condé Nast Traveller
Family Traveller
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Which? Travel
Lonely Planet Traveller

CONSUMER WRITER OF THE YEAR
Adrian Philips, freelance travel writer
Alicia Miller, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
David Whitley, freelance travel writer
Mandi Keighran, Ink Publishing
Simon Parker, freelance travel writer

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Atlas by Etihad – Etihad
Audley Traveller – Audley Travel
easyJet Traveller easyJet
N by Norwegian –Norwegian
Wizz – Wizz Air

GUIDE OF THE YEAR – BOOK, ONLINE, APP
Cruising & Cruise Ships 2018 (Berlitz)
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018
52 European Wildlife Weekends (Bradt Travel Guides), by James Lowen
England’s South Coast (DK Eyewitness)
The Girl Outdoors (Conway), by Sian Lewis

NATIONAL BROADSHEET NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
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The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times

NATIONAL CONSUMER FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Jamie Lafferty for ‘Papua New Guinea: Behind the mask’ for National Geographic Traveller
Jon Holmes for ‘A bicycle made for brews’ for The Sunday Times
Michelle Jana Chan for ‘Primal green’ for Vanity Fair
Phoebe Smith for ‘Eastern promise’ for Wanderlust
Stephen Bleach for ‘High stakes’ for The Sunday Times

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

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Alex Robinson for ‘Peace time’ for The Sunday Times
Ewen Bell for ‘Shetland Islands’ for National Geographic Traveller
Jonathan Gregson for ‘Across Patagonia’ for Lonely Planet Traveller
Kris Davidson for ‘Californian Deserts’ for National Geographic Traveller
Tom Parker for ‘Silver Linings’ for Condé Nast Traveller

REGIONAL PUBLICATION FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Cathy Adams for ‘Hit the road in laid-back Taiwan’ for Evening Standard
Ian Belcher for ‘Horse power’ for Brummell
Jonathan Thompson for ‘Make mine a Scottish mini break’ for Metro
Richard Mellor for ‘Welcome to the country that doesn’t exist’ for Metro
Sue Watt for ‘Why you should visit Sierra Leone to experience the world’s most worthwhile marathon’ for Evening Standard

SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Joe Allam – instagram.com/joeallam
Lola Akimade Åkerström – instagram.com/lolaakinmade
Suzanne Jones – instagram.com/thetravelbunny
Suze Renner – instagram.com/luxurycolumnist
Victoria Brewood – instagram.com/pommietravels

TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Daniel Allen for ‘Mother of rivers’ for Cruise Adviser
Larry Pryce for ‘And all that jazz’ for TTG
Mike Unwin for ‘Lviv a little’ for Other Shores
Pippa Jacks for ‘Tales from Tanzania’ for TTG
Sam Ballard for ‘Generation game’ for Cruise Adviser

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT & ONLINE
Cruise Adviser
European Spa Magazine
Selling Travel
Solus
The Business Travel Magazine
TTG

TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Abra Dunsby-Sircana, TTG
Heather Richardson, freelance travel writer
Madeleine Barber, TTG
Sam Ballard, Waterfront Publishing
Sophie Griffiths, TTG

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Garlen Lo – Modern Grand Tour with Garlen Lo – garlenlo.com/moderngrandtour
Farrukh Younus – Implausibleblog – facebook.com/Implausibleblog/videos
Joe Allam – youtube.com/JoeAllam
David Reilly – Life of Reilly – youtube.com/lifeofreillytv
Cathy Bartrop – travelguru.tv

YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
Amelia Duggan, freelance travel writer
Jack Palfrey, Lonely Planet
Lauren Bravo, freelance writer
Olivia Squire, Suitcase
Zara Sekhavati, freelance travel writer

Special Contribution Award

Lisa Minot

The Travel Media Awards, in association with Malta Tourism Authority, is proud to announce that Lisa Minot, travel editor of The Sun, will be presented with a prestigious Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards 2018.

Minot joined Britain’s bestselling newspaper as a sub editor in 1991, and worked her way up the ranks via the backbench to become travel editor in 1999. Since then, Minot has broken many important travel stories while inspiring readers to explore the world and taking The Sun’s travel section from strength to strength.

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