New Categories Announced!

The TravMedia Awards Categories

The TravMedia Awards honour the finest achievements across the travel media and PR landscape, and set the highest bar for recognising the sector’s finest output. Now in it's fourth year and, with over 700 entries received last year, the Awards are firmly established as the accolade to win for every journalist, influencer and PR working in travel today.

The Awards celebrate outstanding talent across 29 categories, including seven new awards for 2024, with opportunities for individuals, media titles and organisations. They bestow recognition on travel's dedicated, hard-working media professionals and create invaluable career profiling and business opportunities for winners and finalists.

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Rising Star of the Year

Sponsored by True Traveller

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Overview

Our judges are looking for tomorrow's household name in travel writing. Entrants will be up to three years into their media career and beginning to see their travel articles published regularly in leading media titles.

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Trade Staff Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Protected Trust Services

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We are looking for outstanding trade journalists who inform the informed. Do you write compelling copy? Do you break exclusives? Can you spot news a mile off? Do you always present your stories in an engaging way?

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Consumer Staff Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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We are looking for outstanding consumer journalists who constantly inform and entertain their audiences. Do you consistently demonstrate the ability to cover a destination or product with originality? Do you write with great flair? Are you known for securing exclusive content? Are you a consumer champion? Our judges are looking for a writer whose articles truly inform and entertain.

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Freelance Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Switzerland Tourism

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The Freelance Writer of the Year will be an outstanding journalist who writes regularly for some of the UK's leading media titles. Have you demonstrated the ability to cover a destination or product with originality? Secured exclusive interviews? Or are you a consumer champion on all matters travel? Judges will look for articles that truly inform, entertain and generate interest.

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Specialist Travel Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

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The Specialist Writer of the Year will be an outstanding journalist who writes regularly for media titles on a particular theme or topic, or about a specific destination. Have you demonstrated the ability to cover a destination, industry sector or industry focus with originality? Do you cover your specialist area with originality and flair? Have you secured exclusive interviews or written perception-altering stories? Judges will look for articles that demonstrate expert knowledge of your specialism.

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Sustainability Travel Writer of the Year

Sponsored by TTC

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Sustainability has become a crucial industry issue. The topic influences how the travel industry plans its operations and impacts how consumers choose their holidays. Our judges are seeking to recognise the writer who most clearly demonstrates a talent for recognising the game-changing effect sustainability now exerts on our sector.

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Domestic Travel Writer of the Year

Sponsored by Classic Cottages

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Do you write memorable features about the joys of holidaying at home? Are you generating engaging and eye-catching stories about everything great that the UK has to offer? We’re looking for a writer who devotes considerable time to these isles, who has built a loyal following, and who is commissioned by top media titles to share their experiences.

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Trade Publication of the Year

Sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay

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The Travel Trade Publication of the Year will be a print or online publication that is the essential read for the inside track on our industry. How well does it serve its audience? How is it adapting to the ever-evolving media landscape? Is it well written, well designed, informed and authoritative? Does it deliver memorable exclusives and engaging features?

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Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year

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The Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year will be awarded to the travel section that best entertains, informs and influences its readers, is perfectly tailored to its demographic and acts as a powerful section within its parent magazine. Judges are looking for an inspiring must-read that influences consumer mindsets and drives purchasing decisions.

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Travel Magazine of the Year

Sponsored by Gran Canaria Tourist Board

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The Travel Magazine of the Year will be awarded to the consumer travel magazine that best inspires, informs and educates readers all year long. Judges are looking for an engaging and aspirational read, which delivers memorable features, great picture stories, and which knows how to tackle the sensitivities of the ever-changing travel market. In short, a stand-out read, every issue!

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National Tabloid Newspaper Travel Section of the Year

Sponsored by ATOL

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The National Tabloid Newspaper Travel Section of the Year will be awarded to the newspaper section that best defines the market, is ground-breaking, and always surprises with the quality and insight of its content. A must-read that constantly influences consumer mindsets and drives purchasing decisions.

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National Broadsheet Newspaper Travel Section of the Year

Sponsored by Tourism Australia

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The National Broadsheet Newspaper Travel Section of the Year will be awarded to the travel section that consistently exceeds expectations with the depth and perspective of its content. Does that sound like your title's mission statement?

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Travel Media Website of the Year

Sponsored by Princess Cruises

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This exciting new Award will recognise the supreme travel website when it comes to dynamic media content. The trophy may be headed to a consumer or to a b2b website; to a portal focused on scintillating travel experiences, or the best advice to aspirant travellers, or simply unsurpassed delivery of travel news or information. So, whether you’re the news site of a trade or consumer media title, a consumer site or just a much-loved enthusiasts resource, you must be in it to win it!

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Broadcast Programme of the Year

Sponsored by Visit Herefordshire

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The Broadcast Programme of the Year will be awarded to a show which has extended the boundaries of travel broadcasting and inspired significant audience loyalty. Judges will consider submissions from across the broadcasting spectrum (TV, radio, online, podcast), and will consider anything from a series to a one-off show.

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Exclusive of the Year

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Our judges are looking for the greatest news exclusive published in 2023. This has to be a story that you sourced and broke and which had the travel industry or the travelling public engrossed.

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Feature of the Year

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Did you write the single greatest travel feature of last year? We’re looking for the best story that perfectly captured a travel experience anywhere on planet earth, published in the media in 2023.

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Rising Star of the Year

Sponsored by VisitPITTSBURGH

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Are you tomorrow’s most influential influencer? The judges are looking for an exceptional talent who is establishing themselves quickly within the social media/ influencer marketing worlds and who delivers exceptional ROI to the travel and tourism brands they work with. Entrants will be up to three years into their influencer career and beginning to see corporate brands making a beeline to your door for partnerships.

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Vlogger of the Year

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We are looking for a vlogger whose video output is constantly memorable, entertaining and insightful, and which always drives engagement. Do you have a cinematographic eye? Do you have a winning way of communicating with your viewers? Do you showcase destinations and products in a genuinely interesting way? Do you drive travel purchasing decisions?

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Blogger of the Year

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We are looking for a blog which is creative, memorable, inspirational and drives engagement. Do you have a winning formula for promoting your blog across a variety of social media channels and through wider marketing? Do you bring destinations and travel products to life? Are your followers always eager to read your next blog post? Do you work with brands and does your blog drive travel purchasing decisions?

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Influencer of the Year

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We are looking for THE influencer of the moment! Someone who creates original, inspiring and thought-provoking content. Whether you use one or multiple social channels for your campaigns, and whether you are a social media influencer, blogger or vlogger (or all three!) we are looking for someone who is building a loyal following, creating memorable output, and delivering exceptional ROI to the travel brands you partner with.

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Rising Star of the Year

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Open to both in-house and agency professionals, the Rising Star of the Year award will be awarded to an individual who consistently demonstrates campaign results, creativity, and impact within their own organisation and a constant commitment to expanding their skills base. Entrants will be up to three years into their PR career.

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PR Professional of the Year

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Who will be declared the travel industry PR Professional of the Year? This category is open to both in-house PRs and PR agency staff. Our judges will be looking for a communicator whose work sets them apart from their peer group. You must have had direct, creative, hands-on involvement in campaigns (or a single campaign) that have changed the way a brand is perceived, or which have secured impressive business outcomes for the brand.

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PR Business Leader of the Year

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Will you be our first-ever PR Business Leader of the Year? This category is open to a PR agency head or the leader of a PR/communications division of a travel or tourism brand whose work expanding or developing their agency or their travel brand sets them apart from their rivals. You must have led initiatives that have changed the way the agency/brand is perceived, or which have secured impressive business outcomes for the agency/brand.

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PR Agency of the Year

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The PR Agency of the Year will be awarded to the organisation that has most clearly raised the bar in travel PR. The category is open to any travel PR agency or to a multi-sector PR agency with a travel practice. Judges are looking for an agency that can demonstrate exceptional results from campaigns, constant creativity and a clear impact within the travel industry.

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In-house PR team of the Year

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Whether you are a team of one or a team of many, you are eligible to enter our In-house PR Team of the Year Award. Did you create a memorable campaign which positively impacted your company? Are you an integral part of the wider organisation, central to managing the brand’s reputation, and involved in helping grow the business? If so, you should enter!

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PR Campaign of the Year

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This category is open to both in-house PRs and PR agencies. We are looking for a travel PR campaign of outstanding creativity that delivered impressive outcomes linked to clear objectives. Judges will consider campaigns that are print or digital, consumer or trade. Meaningful, measurement and impact will be top of their minds.

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Diversity Champion of the Year

Sponsored by Visit Gibraltar

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Are you our Diversity Champion of the Year? This award is open to any individual who has made it their mission to promote awareness of the need for diversity and inclusion in the travel industry, including within travel media, travel PR and travel influence. The award is open to someone at any level within the industry who has actively encouraged conversations, has been prepared to challenge the status quo and who has made a strong and memorable case for a different future.

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OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Sponsored by Kuoni

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The accolade of Outstanding Contribution Award will be presented a key figure in travel - whether from the media or communications sectors - who has a made a unique impact in the industry. A special committee compromises of our Awards judges will arrive at a shortlist from which the winner will be chosen.

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Travel Writer
of the Year

Sponsored by Deep South USA

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Our judges will decide who is the Travel Writer of the Year based on their selection from the other media categories winners. For any travel writer aspiring to win this coveted award, you must have entered one of the individual journalist categories to be in the running come Awards night!