The TravMedia Awards 2021 Winners and Finalists

THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS

The winners of the inaugural TravMedia Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by John Humphrys at London’s QEII Centre. The evening celebrated 22 winners announced across media, PR and influencer categories, with top honours including Travel Writer of the Year, PR Professional of the Year, Influencer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution Award.

the TravMedia Special awards winners

TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR

Award sponsored by Travelbag

Greg Dickinson

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Award sponsored by Travelbag

Lyn Hughes

the MEDIA awards winners

MEDIA Rising Star of the Year

Tom Allan

Freelance Writer & Journalist

Award sponsored by Malta Tourism Authority

Malta Tourism Authority Logo

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

Trade Publication of the Year

TTG

Award sponsored by Destination Canada

Destination Canada Logo

ABTA Magazine

Travel Weekly

Travelmole

TTG

TRAVEL MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Wanderlust

Award sponsored by CLIA

CLIA Logo

Lonely Planet

National Geographic Traveller

National Geographic Traveller Food

SUITCASE

Sunday Times Travel Magazine

Wanderlust

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

Ultimate Japan

A Tern TV Productions for BBC World News Channel

Award sponsored by Tailor Made Rail

Tailor Made Rail Logo

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)

CONSUMER MAGAZINE TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

Olive

Award sponsored by Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia Logo

Cosmopolitan

Olive

Saga Magazine

Women's Health

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

The Guardian

Award sponsored by Gran Canaria Tourist Board

Gran Canaria Tourist Board Logo

Metro

The Daily Mail

The Guardian

The i

The Independent

TRADE STAFF WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Amie Keeley

Head of News, Travel Weekly

Award sponsored by Destination Canada

Destination Canada Logo

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

CONSUMER STAFF WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Greg Dickinson

Digital Content Producer, The Telegraph

Award sponsored by Visit Wales

Visit Wales Logo

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

FREELANCE WRITER OF THE YEAR

James Stewart

Award sponsored by Visit Wales

Visit Wales Logo

Adrian Phillips

Ianthe Butt

James Stewart

Lizzie Pook

Nigel Tisdall

Phoebe Smith

the influencer awards winners

INFLUENCER RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Teresa Gomez

Brogan Abroad

Award sponsored by
Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

Ashley Hall, Ashley’s Footprints

Bella Falk, Passport & Pixels

Gemma Thompson, Girls That Travel

Oliver Kilvert, Here We Go Again

Teresa Gomez, Brogan Abroad

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Mark Borton and Miranda Forstmanis

The Common Wanderer

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

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Joe Allam

@JoeAllam

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 of the Year Award

Joe Allam

@JoeAllam

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 winners

PR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Alissa Kirkwood

Kuoni

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 STUNT OF THE YEAR AWARD

British Airways

100 Acts of Kindness

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

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

SLC Representation on behalf of Tourism Western Australia

Freckles the Manta Ray

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 CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

The Royal British Legion’s ‘D-Day 75 Voyage of Remembrance

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

IN-HOUSE PR TEAM OF THE YEAR

ABTA

ABTA

Atout France

G Adventures

Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Visit Wales

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

LOTUS

Brighter Group, A Finn Partners Company

GEC PR

LOTUS

SEO Travel

Siren Comms

PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Kate McWilliams

Deputy Managing Director, LOTUS

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