Case study:
Travel Media Awards


The brief

With no other independent media awards existing within the travel and tourism sector, APL Media and Travega wanted to fill the gap and celebrate the very best in travel media, journalism, broadcasting and photography.


Our approach

As a joint venture agreement with Travega, APL Media launched the Travel Media Awards to recognise and promote excellence in travel media.

Open to all travel writers, broadcasters and photographers, the awards are not aligned to any association or guild — meaning no barriers to entry. Submissions are judged by some of the UK’s most influential figures from the travel media, as well as the travel industry at large.

The award categories cover a wide range of disciplines and media, including trade and consumer, print and online, and photography and broadcasting.

Champagne flutes on a tray at the Travel Media Awards 2019

Key figures


Attendees in 2019


Entries in 2019


Award Categories






Email subscribers

The results

After four successful years, the Travel Media Awards returned in 2019 with a ceremony held on 21 October at the Landmark London Hotel.

With more than 300 guests attending and a staggering 907 entries across 20 award categories, the awards continue to grow.

Attendees networking at the Travel Media Awards

“My favourite networking event of the year is the Travel Media Awards. It’s the one event of the year where leading editors of nearly all national media and trade titles and some of the most high profile digital influencers, photographers and broadcasters come together. It’s a celebration of travel media talent with everyone in one room — fantastic networking and great fun too!”

Rachel O’Reilly
Head of Communications, Kuoni – Judge and category sponsor at the Travel Media Awards 2019