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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.

Key figures


Attendees in 2023


Entries in 2023


Award Categories






Email Subscribers

Our results

Since its launch in 2015, the Travel Media Awards has seen seven glittering ceremonies celebrating excellence and achievement across all forms of travel media.

The winners of the 2023 Awards were announced during a live event held on 23 October at The Savoy, attended by representatives of the UK’s top travel media. At the event, 22 publications, broadcasters, journalists and photographers were honoured with prestigious awards.

Among the winners were The TimesThe SunTTG and Condé Nast Traveller. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Special Contribution Award to Pippa Jacks, editorial director of TTG Media. Previous recipients of the award, which recognises someone who’s made an extraordinary contribution to travel, include Simon Reeve, Michael Portillo, Rick Stein and Lisa Minot.

The Travel Media Awards 2024 will take place on on 28 October 2024 at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane. The awards ceremony will begin with an early evening Champagne reception, followed by networking after-party. Book your tickets for the travel media industry's premier awards here.

“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