1 March 2017, London: The Travel Media Awards is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Awards, recognising the hugely influential role travel media plays in the holiday and business travel decision-making process.

New categories this year include Emerging Writer – for new entrants into the field of travel writing, while also recognizing the increasingly popular categories of Blogger and Vlogger as individual categories. As in previous years, the Awards will be judged by panels of high-profile travel industry and media personnel.

Giles Harper, co-founder of the Travel Media Awards and managing director of Travega, said: “The team is really excited about the launch of the 2017 Travel Media Awards and hopes to build on the very positive feedback received from last year’s entrants, sponsors and guests alike. We’re confident of attracting more entries this year and look forward to showcasing the very best travel media in the UK at our fabulous venue, the ME London hotel on Wednesday 18 October.”

Matthew Jackson, joint co-founder of the Travel Media Awards and managing director of APL Media Limited, said: “Today’s travel media is consistently finding new ways to bring destinations to life and these Awards are in recognition of the exceptional talent behind the bylines, photos, broadcasts and stories – we are unique in celebrating the quality of the talent in the travel media industry.”

Categories cover a wide range of disciplines and media, including: national newspaper travel sections, with separate categories for tabloid and broadsheets; consumer travel magazines; travel trade titles; and the increasingly influential travel blogging sector.

Submissions will be judged by some of the UK’s most influential travel industry figures, alongside leading travel writers and editors. More than 50 judges will determine the winners of the 2017 Awards.

Key dates for the 2017 Travel Media Awards:

1 March: Entries open
18 May: Entries close
4 September: Finalists are announced
18 October: Awards ceremony at ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA

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

Notes for Editors

The 2016 Awards saw more than 600 entries across 19 categories and culminated in an awards ceremony at the ME London hotel. Some 250 guests, including representatives from the UK’s leading travel media and industry organisations, attended the event, continuing the Travel Media Awards as a key fixture on the travel industry calendar.

The Travel Media Awards was launched in 2015, celebrating the very best of the travel media sector. Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, the Awards is a true barometer of the travel media sector. The Travel Media Awards is owned and operated under a joint venture agreement between Travega and APL Media Limited.

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), ABTA Magazine, Postcards, ASTA Network and a series of lifestyle newspaper supplements, apps and websites.

Travega offers a wide range of travel marketing and sales solutions for both the leisure and business travel sectors. These include delivering sponsorship revenues for some of the leading events in the UK travel industry, alongside third party management of events for other leading travel brands.