Special Contribution Award

The Special Contribution Award is presented by the Travel Media Awards organisers and advisory panel for lifetime contribution to the field of travel media. The recipient of the 2022 Special Contribution Award will be announced on 25 July.

Past recipients have included Ade Adepitan, Paralympic medalist, TV presenter and journalist; Levison Wood, adventurer, author and photographer; Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides; Lisa Minot, travel editor of The Sun; chef and television presenter Rick Stein; journalist and broadcaster Michael Portillo, and bestselling author and TV presenter Simon Reeve.

Ade Adepitan

2021, Ade Adepitan, Paralympic medalist, TV presenter and journalist

Levison Wood, adventurer, author and photographer

2020, Levison Wood,
Adventurer, Author and Photographer

Hilary Bradt, Founder of Bradt Guides

2019, Hilary Bradt,
Founder of Bradt Travel Guides

Lisa Minot, Sun Newspaper Travel Editor

2018, Lisa Minot,
Travel Editor of The Sun

Rick Stein, Travel Media Awards

2017, Rick Stein,
Television Presenter

Michael Portillo

2016, Michael Portillo, 
Journalist and Broadcaster 

Simon Reeve Travel Media Awards

2015, Simon Reeve, 
Author and TV Presenter