Winners announced – Travel Media Awards 2018

“Celebrating the best of the travel media sector”

17 October 2018, London: The Travel Media Awards is pleased to announce this year’s winners, following an evening ceremony held at ME London on 17 October. The event was attended by representatives of the UK’s top travel media, with 20 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers each collecting a prestigious award.

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director of APL Media and co-founder of the Awards, said: “The Travel Media Awards have 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 over 300 guests attending, the Awards were very successful and are now an important and well-established event in the media calendar.”

The Travel Media Awards 2018 were also thrilled to welcome Lisa Minot, Travel Editor of The Sun, who was presented with the Special Contribution Award. Lisa joined Britain’s bestselling newspaper as a subeditor in 1991 and worked her way up the ranks via the backbench. She has been the full-time travel editor of The Sun since 1999 and her work has seen the travel section go from one solitary page a week to two weekly sections today.

Co-founder of the Travel Media Awards and Travega Managing Director, Giles Harper, said: “For the third consecutive year, entry levels to the Awards have continued to increase, and it’s really encouraging to see such a significant number of entries from travel writers and titles who previously haven’t entered. I’d like to thank our headline partner, Malta Tourism Authority, all entrants, sponsors and everyone who attended the event. The awards are a celebration of the travel media sector and it’s wonderful to see it in such good health.”

THE WINNERS

NATIONAL BROADSHEET­ NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
The Telegraph

NATIONAL TABLOID NEWSPAPER SECTION OF THE YEAR
Metro

CONSUMER WRITER OF THE YEAR
Adrian Phillips, freelance travel writer

REGIONAL PUBLICATION FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Jonathan Thompson for ‘Make mine a Scottish mini break’ for Metro

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
The Girl Outdoors – Sian Lewis thegirloutdoors.com

BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS
Guy Hobbs for ‘Grand theft auto’ for Which? Travel

CONSUMER MAGAZINE SECTION OF THE YEAR
Sainsbury’s Magazine

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – ONLINE
OutThere – outthere.travel

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

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR – TV, RADIO, ONLINE
Dawn Lake and Joanne Whalley for ‘Seeing the world without sight’ for BBC Travel Show

YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR
Lauren Bravo, freelance writer

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
easyJet Traveller – easyJet

GUIDE OF THE YEAR – BOOK, ONLINE, APP
Cruising & Cruise Ships 2018, Berlitz
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

NATIONAL CONSUMER FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Michelle Jana Chan for ‘Primal green’ for Vanity Fair

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD
Jonathan Gregson for ‘Across Patagonia’ for Lonely Planet Traveller

SOCIAL PHOTOGRAPHER
Joe Allam – instagram.com/joeallam

TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR
Sam Ballard for ‘Generation game’ for Cruise Adviser

TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR – PRINT & ONLINE
Selling Travel

TRADE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Sophie Griffiths, TTG

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR
David Reilly – Life of Reilly – youtube.com/lifeofreillytv

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Lisa Minot

For more information, please visit travelmediaawards.com/winners-2018
or contact: T: 0203 818 5600 E: info@travelmediaawards.com

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 nine independent shortlisters narrowed down a final list of five finalists in each category and a panel of 57 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

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