22 October 2019, London: The Travel Media Awards is pleased to announce this year’s winners, following a ceremony held at The Landmark London on 21 October, attended by representatives of the UK’s top travel media. At the event, 20 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers were each honoured with a prestigious award.

Anthony Leyens, co-founder of the awards, said: “The Travel Media Awards has been a huge success, with a remarkably high standard of entries. Our judges had some difficult decisions to make and we’d like to congratulate all the winners and entrants. With more than 300 guests attending, and a staggering 907 entries across 20 award categories, the awards continue to grow. Every year, the event attracts the cream of the UK’s travel media.”

The Travel Media Awards 2019 is also thrilled to present the Special Contribution Award to one of the industry’s leading figures, Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides. Bradt’s love of travel took her from a career as an occupational therapist to an award-winning publisher and writer of guidebooks, with many opening up off-the-beaten-track destinations.

Giles Harper, co-founder of the Travel Media Awards, said: “Entry levels to the awards continue to grow year-on-year with the Consumer Travel Writer of the Year category receiving more than 200 entries alone. I’d like to thank our headline partner, Malta Tourism Authority, for its continued support, the hundreds of entrants to the awards, our panel of around 60 travel industry and media judges, our sponsors and everyone who attended; the awards are a celebration of the British travel media sector at its very best and it’s terrific to see it in such rude health. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.”

THE WINNERS

BLOGGER/VLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Jelly Journeys

CONSUMER MAGAZINE SECTION OF THE YEAR
1843

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
Suitcase Magazine

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE
Audley Traveller

GUIDE OF THE YEAR – BOOK, ONLINE, APP
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City

BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS
Francesca Street, CNN Travel

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR – TV, RADIO, ONLINE
The Travel Show, Tokyo Paralympics 2020 for BBC

CONSUMER WRITER OF THE YEAR
Michelle Jana Chan

NATIONAL BROADSHEET NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
The Sunday Times

NATIONAL CONSUMER FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Emma Thomson ‘Is Greenland the new Iceland’ The Sunday Telegraph

NATIONAL TABLOID NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
Metro

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Jonathan Gregson ‘The Hunt’ Lonely Planet Magazine

REGIONAL PUBLICATION FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Lazell ‘Fun in the Jungle’ The Sunday Times, Scotland

SPECIALIST TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR
Amelia Duggan

TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Sue Bryant ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Cruise Adviser

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR — ONLINE
travelmole.com

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT
ABTA Magazine

TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Mike MacEacheran

YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
Amelia Duggan

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Hilary Bradt

For more information, please visit travelmediaawards.com/winners-2019
or contact: T: 0203 818 5600 E: [email protected]

Notes for Editors
The Travel Media Awards launched in 2015, 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 plays in the holiday and 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. However, individual writers were permitted to submit their own work. A team of eight independent shortlisters narrowed down a final list of five finalists in each category and a panel of 59 travel industry and media experts decided the winners. travelmediaawards.com

APL Media Limited works across the travel and lifestyle sectors in a number of media, from print through to events. APL Media produces the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, as well as National Geographic Traveller Food, Travel Trends and a series of lifestyle newspaper supplements, apps and websites. aplmedia.co.uk

Travega offers a wide range of travel marketing solutions to companies within both the leisure and business travel sectors, including revenue generation for some of the UK’s leading travel industry events, alongside bespoke event creation and third party event management. travega.co.uk