Simon Reeve

06 October 2015, London: The Travel Media Awards are pleased to announce that bestselling author and TV presenter Simon Reeve will be the recipient of the first ever Special Contribution Award at the 2015 Awards.

Described by the BBC as “one of the world’s most adventurous travellers”, Simon has spent more than a decade making over 80 programmes and is well known for his extraordinary journeys, having visited more than 120 countries worldwide.

Simon’s award-winning TV series include Caribbean, Sacred Rivers, Indian Ocean, Australia, Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Pilgrimage, to name just a few.

Simon Reeve said, “I’m chuffed to bits to receive the Special Contribution Award at the Travel Media Awards. My programmes usually incorporate a mixture of the light-hearted and the serious, but making them is always a fantastic adventure, and I really hope they encourage and inspire people to take an interest in our planet and enjoy the extraordinary experiences that can be had exploring our world.”

Described by The Observer as “outstanding” and “a man whose very name is a guarantee of interesting television”, Simon is a worthy winner of the Special Contribution Award, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Travel Media Awards on 9 November.

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Notes for Editors

The Travel Media Awards launched this year, celebrating the very best of the travel media sector. The awards were created in recognition of the hugely influential role that today’s travel media play in the holiday or business travel decision-making process. Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, the awards are a true barometer of the travel media sector. The Travel Media Awards are owned and operated under a joint venture agreement between Travega and APL Media Limited. Please note: for the purposes of fairness and transparency, no travel titles by APL Media were entered into the Awards.

APL Media Limited (formerly Absolute Publishing Ltd) works across the travel and lifestyle sectors in a number of media, from print right through to events. APL Media produces the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, ABTA Magazine, Destination Vacation, ASTANetwork and a series of lifestyle newspaper supplements, apps and websites.

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