2020 Finalists

Announcing our Finalists

TravMedia has pleasure in revealing the finalists for the inaugural TravMedia Awards, with 101 entries making judges' shortlists for the 22 trophies. The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony on 10 March 2020 (QEII Centre, London), hosted by broadcasting legend John Humphrys.

THE Media awards Finalists

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Rising Star of the Year

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The Finalists

Connor McGovern, Assistant Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Francesca Street, Digital Producer, CNN Travel

Georgia Stephens, Travel Writer, The Times and Sunday Times

Laura French, Deputy Features & Supplements Editor, Travel Weekly

Tom Allan, Freelance writer & journalist

Media Award star

Trade Publication of the Year

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The Finalists

ABTA Magazine

Travel Weekly

Travelmole

TTG

Media Award star

Trade Staff Writer of the Year

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The Finalists

Amie Keeley, Head of News, Travel Weekly

April Hutchinson, Editor, TTG Luxury

James Chapple, Deputy news editor, TTG

Katie McGonagle, Features & Supplements Editor, Travel Weekly

Laura French, Deputy Features & Supplements Editor, Travel Weekly

Laura Gelder, Editor, Selling Travel

Media Award star

Consumer Staff Writer of the Year

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The Finalists

Alicia Miller, Assistant Editor, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Antonia Wilson, Travel Reporter, The Guardian

Farida Zeynalova, Assistant Editor, National Geographic Traveller/ National Geographic Traveller Food

Greg Dickinson, Digital Content Producer, The Telegraph

Jane Dunford, Travel Editor, The Guardian

Lydia Winter, Editor, Escapism

Media Award star

Freelance Writer of the Year

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The Finalists

Adrian Phillips

Ianthe Butt

James Stewart

Lizzie Pook

Nigel Tisdall

Phoebe Smith

Media Award star

Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year

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The Finalists

Cosmopolitan

Olive

Saga Magazine

Women's Health

Media Award star

Travel Magazine of the Year

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The Finalists

Lonely Planet

National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveller Food

SUITCASE

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Wanderlust

Media Award star

National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year

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The Finalists

Metro

The Daily Mail

The Guardian

The i

The Independent

Media Award star

Broadcast Programme of the Year

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The Finalists

Earth Cycle, (Simon Parker/1080 Media)

Great British Railway Journeys, (Fremantle/BBC)

Insight Guides, The Travel Podcast

Japan Welcomes the World, (Greg Dickinson/The Telegraph)

Ultimate Japan, (Tern TV Productions for BBC World News Channel)

THE Influencer awards FINALISTS

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Rising Star of the Year

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The Finalists

Ashley Hall, Ashley’s Footprints

Bella Falk, Passport & Pixels

Gemma Thompson, Girls That Travel

Oliver Kilvert, Here We Go Again

Teresa Gomez, Brogan Abroad

Influencer Award star

Vlogger of the Year

The Finalists

David Reilly, Life of Reilly

Deb and Dave Bouskill, ThePlanetD

Gary Bembridge, Tips for Travellers

Joe Allam, Joe Allam

Michele Frolla, The Intrepid Guide

Influencer Award star

Blogger of the Year

The Finalists

Abigail King, Inside the Travel Lab

Chloe Gunning, Wanderlust Chloe

Emily Luxton, Emily Luxton Travels

Mark and Mim Forstmanis, The Common Wanderer

Paul Johnson, A Luxury Travel Blog

Influencer Award star

Influencer of the Year

The Finalists

Gary Bembridge, Tips for Travellers

Joe Allam, Joe Allam

Macca Sherifi, An Adventurous World

Sian Lewis, The Girl Outdoors

Suze Renner, Luxury Columnist

the PR awards finalists

PR Award star

Rising Star of the Year

The Finalists

Alissa Kirkwood, Public Relations Executive, Kuoni

Georgia Gogarty, Assistant Account Executive, Brighter Group

Jack Stevens, Account Executive, Brighter Group

Rebecca Riley, Account Executive, Brighter Group

PR Award star

PR Agency of the Year

The Finalists

Brighter Group, A Finn Partners Company

GEC PR

LOTUS

SEO Travel

Siren Comms

PR Award star

In-house PR team of the Year

The Finalists

ABTA

Atout France

G Adventures

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Visit Wales

PR Award star

PR Stunt of the Year

The Finalists

British Airways, 100 Acts of Kindness

Cornett, Neigh-SMR

Fox Communications, Istrian White Truffle Auction

SEO Travel, Predict the Ending of Game of Thrones

Travel Republic, Woke You Were Here

PR Award star

PR Campaign of the Year

The Finalists

Four Comms (on behalf of Visit Victoria), Broadcast Priority 2019

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, The Royal British Legion's 'D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance'

SEO Travel, Predict the Ending of Game of Thrones

Tourism and Events Queensland, scUber

PR Award star

Social Media Campaign of the Year

The Finalists

Black Diamond, Tom Daley's Deep Dive: Tohoku and the road to Tokyo

Kuoni, The Travel Project, Hidden Antigua

Brighter PR, Boohoo Takes Jamaica

Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Tourism, Leaf Peepers Welcome

SLC Representation on behalf of Tourism Western Australia, Freckles the Manta Ray

PR Award star

PR Professional of the Year

The Finalists

Anne Pedersen, Head of Public Relations, Atout France

Catriona McGale, PR & Content Director, SEO Travel

Emma Westman, Communications Director, Visit California

Kate McWilliams, Deputy Managing Director, Lotus

Laoise Collins, PR Account Director, SLC Representation

Rachel O'Reilly, Head of Communications, Kuoni

the Special Awards

Special Award star

Outstanding Contribution Award

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The decision of who wins the first-ever Outstanding Contribution Award will be made by our TravMedia audience. Our judges will arrive at a shortlist of people with noted careers in travel journalism, PR or social media. The chosen names will then go forward to our customers for a popular vote.

Media Award star

Travel Writer
of the Year

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Our judges will decide who is the Travel Writer of the Year based on who they decide is the standout winner from the following three Award categories: Freelance Writer of the Year, Trade Staff Writer of the Year, and Consumer Staff Writer of the Year. For any writer aspiring to win this coveted award, you must have entered one of these categories to be in the running come 10 March!