Meet The Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors

The TravMedia Awards would be nothing without the support of our wonderful sponsors. Each of the brands and organisations below will be firmly placed front and centre of the event in April, enjoying close networking with finalists over dinner as well as the chance to announce the winner and present their award on stage. If you are interested in joining our current sponsors, please check our all the opportunities here or contact Louise Napier direct.


Visit Herefordshire

Off the beaten track, under the radar, a hidden gem... many people haven’t yet stumbled upon Herefordshire, yet. Tucked against the Welsh border, hugged by the Malvern Hills and the Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Herefordshire is closer than you think yet has a distinctly undiscovered ‘secret’ feel with the River Wye running through its heart. It’s a place which draws you in with rich history, a vibrant food and drink scene, wild adventures, gorgeous garden, as well as pretty market towns and the cathedral city of Hereford, all packed with independent shops and home to a thriving creative community. Explore all corners of the county by foot, bike, bus or car. Sample the best produce at one of the many buzzing festivals, or take it slow and meander down the river by kayak or canoe.

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Classic Cottages

Established in 1977, Classic Cottages is the UK's largest independent holiday letting specialists, marketing a portfolio of high-quality properties across the UK, all of which are exclusive to Classic Cottages and will not be found on other sites. Which? awarded Classic Cottages the status of Recommended Provider for UK Holiday Cottages in 2021, 2022 and 2023, commended for excellent customer service, accuracy of cottage descriptions, website quality and reasonable prices.

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Trade Publication OF THE YEAR Sponsor

Visit Tampa Bay

Unlock Tampa Bay, the heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Where hospitality is as warm as the weather; discover blue skies and sunshine, sparkling waterfronts, world-class chefs, family fun and a century of Cuban culture – all with an active yet relaxing vibe that is authentically Tampa Bay. Plus, with daily direct flights from London Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic and from London Gatwick with British Airways and new luxury hotels, there has never been a better time to find out more. Treasure Awaits.

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Protected Trust Services

Established 15 years ago to bring much-needed financial protection to the UK travel industry, Protected Trust Services (PTS) is now a flexible toolkit designed to support a variety of travel businesses. PTS believes in complete transparency and providing a trustworthy and affordable foundation for UK travel sellers that doesn’t limit a member’s options or take their profits. Built around the travel trust account, PTS provides member businesses with Package Travel Regulations compliance, market-leading travel software, Franchise ATOLs, card services, currency hedging, consumer protection, exclusive supplier opportunities, and expert-lead support.

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The Travel Corporation

The Travel Corporation (TTC), a family-owned travel company since 1920, boasts 40 award-winning brands across various industries, offering diverse travel experiences. From guided tours to luxury hotels, river cruises, and innovative travel options, each brand delivers unique experiences united by a commitment to exceptional service. TTC collaborates with The TreadRight Foundation, founded in 2008, aligning all 40 brands with a collective mission to “MAKE TRAVEL MATTER.” Through TreadRight’s philanthropy and TTC’s 5-year sustainability strategy, “How We Tread Right,” they strive to positively impact global travel while maintaining industry leadership.

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Deep South USA

The Deep South states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee are like nowhere else in America. Here, you’re only a song away from authentic adventures for music fans, history buffs, and aficionados of “Only in America”, while down-home cooking and friendly smiles await around every corner, just down the road from breath-taking natural beauty. The sheer variety of the region, from the beaches of the Gulf Coast to the Appalachian Mountains will enthral both seasoned and first-time visitors to America.

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The ATOL scheme offers financial protection for British holidaymakers who book a package trip that includes a flight. ATOL protects passengers if their holiday company goes out of business, assisting them to get home if they are already abroad, or allowing them to claim for a refund if they’re yet to travel. Established in 1973, ATOL now financially protects around 29 million passengers annually, a figure projected to grow to almost 32 million this year. Last year, ATOL protected bookings made up around £31 billion in sales. Consumers can check their holiday company is ATOL licenced on their website.

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Tourism Western Australia

Perth is the Western gateway to Australia and home to the only direct flight from London with a new direct route from Paris to Perth launching this July. Rich in wildlife, in Western Australia you can see Quokkas, the world’s happiest animal or gentle giants of the ocean, whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef. The state’s Aboriginal history dates back more than 50,000 years and is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collections of petroglyphs, an area currently under a UNESCO world Heritage nomination. Dreamlike experiences and natural wonders await in this grand and diverse state.

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Photobooth Sponsor

Travel Texas

Travel Texas is the tourism promotion body for the U.S. state of Texas. Known for its culinary delights - from legendary Texas barbecue to authentic craft beer and wine; its breadth of entertainment - from the live music capital of the world to South by Southwest (SXSW); and the world's biggest rodeo, as well as its extensive road trip network, the second largest state in the U.S., Texas has a wealth of tourist attractions and experiences for every visitor to enjoy!

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Outstanding Contribution Award


Kuoni has set the pace in luxury worldwide travel in the UK market for over 55 years and is regularly voted one of the best holiday companies by readers of national media and industry titles. The company excels in creating tailor-made holidays around the world and is able to offer insights into travel innovations, new developments and up and coming news. The Kuoni team is friendly, knowledgeable and happy to share their experiences to create memorable and exciting holidays..

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Influencer Rising Star of the Year


Pittsburgh is an edgy urban destination offering an alternative city break in the US. For decades, Pennsylvania’s second city has been forging a thrilling cultural scene, where cutting edge artists such as Andy Warhol were born and raised. It’s a city with a rich history and a bright future, where local businesses thrive, from street food and craft beverages to inspiring tech companies and iconic sports teams. A city of contrasts, Pittsburgh offers over 90 diverse neighbourhoods to explore, carved by the confluence of two rivers and surrounded by outdoor adventure possibilities.

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Diversity Champion of the Year

Visit Gibraltar

Known in ancient times as Mons Calpe, the Rock of Gibraltar is an intriguing destination in the Mediterranean. Just 2.5 hours from the UK, with summer temperatures stretching into autumn, its sterling currency, English language and VAT-free shopping makes it an ideal home from home. Steeped in history and tradition, it is packed with activities to suit all ages, from its UNESCO recognised Neanderthal findings to dolphin spotting in the Bay. A vibrant city break, Gibraltar offers a year-round calendar of events including the Calentita Food Festival and the Gibunco Gibraltar international literary festival.

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Travel Magazine of the Year

Gran Canaria Tourist Board

This beautiful island is known as a ‘Continent in miniature’ and definitely worth exploring. Take a beach holiday to the south of the island and soak up the Canarian sun at the Maspalomas dunes. Spend a few days in the capital, Las Palmas de GC, a city with an interesting heritage and charming old quarter combined with fabulous gastronomy and amazing new Aquarium. Those wanting a more authentic experience on this volcanic isle should head north, where they can enjoy scenic walks and plenty of stargazing opportunities.

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National Broadsheet Newspaper Travel Section of the Year

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. The organisation is active in 15 key markets and activities include advertising, PR and media programmes, trade shows and industry programmes, consumer promotions, online communications and consumer research. Our vision is to make Australia the most desirable and memorable destination on earth.

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Travel Media Website OF THE YEAR

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises is one of the world’s largest cruise brands, delivering dream holidays to millions of guests every year in the most sought-after destinations on the largest ships that offer elite service personalisation customary of small, yacht-class ships. Well-appointed staterooms, world-class dining, grand performances, award-winning casinos and entertainment, luxurious spas, imaginative experiences and boundless activities blend with exclusive Princess Medallion Class service to create meaningful connections and unforgettable moments in the most incredible settings in the world - the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England, Antarctica, and World Cruises.

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Consumer Staff Writer of the Year

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is a leading global hospitality company, guided by its purpose – to care for people so they can be their best. The portfolio includes more than 1,250 hotels and all-inclusive properties, in 76 countries across six continents. Hyatt is the world’s fastest-growing hotel group in Northern America and EMEA regions, with more than 200 hotels in EAME including 15 UK properties. Hyatt’s brands include Park Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Alila®, Andaz®, Thompson Hotels® and Secrets® amongst others, across distinct collections — Independent, Inclusive, Boundless and Timeless — catering to all types of travellers.

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Media Rising Star of the Year

True Traveller

True Traveller, in partnership with AXA, is travel insurance designed by travellers for holidaymakers, adventure travellers, digital nomads and backpackers. They offer cover for one way travel as well as for those already abroad and can also offer cover to those volunteering with animals. All claims are handled in house, and so can be turned around and paid quickly. Travellers can take out cover online in minutes, save insurance policy documents to your Apple or Android wallet and you are all set to go. True Traveller also includes up to 92 activities as standard with flexible options to upgrade the policy to cover multiple other activities. Rated five-star by TrustPilot &

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Switzerland Tourism

Switzerland Tourism's main function is the promotion of Switzerland as a holiday, travel and conference destination. Founded in 1917, Switzerland Tourism is the country's official national tourist office. Switzerland Tourism specialises in the implementation of demand-stimulating and creative marketing and PR campaigns across a wide range of channels and platforms. Switzerland Tourism is present in 22 markets worldwide, employing around 240 people. Its office for the UK & Ireland is located in Holborn, London.

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Welcome Drinks Reception SPONSOR

Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is a government-subvented body. Operating 15 offices around the world and representative offices in seven different markets, its primary mission is to maximise the social and economic contribution that tourism makes to the community of Hong Kong and to consolidate the city’s position as a world-class destination. The HKTB works closely with the government, travel industry and other partners to promote Hong Kong worldwide, widen the range of tourism products Hong Kong offers, elevate service standards, and enhance the visitor experience. 

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