This Year's Winners and Finalists

THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS

The winners of this year's TravMedia Awards were announced at a glittering gala dinner hosted by the irrepressible Sue Perkins, at The Londoner, Leicester Square on 5 April 2022. An amazing night of celebration honoured 24 winners 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

Tom Robbins

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Simon Calder

the MEDIA awards winners

MEDIA Rising Star of the Year

Adam Turner

Award sponsored by visitPITTSBURGH

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Adam Turner

James March

Jessica Vincent

Portia Jones

Richard Collett

FREELANCE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Antonia Windsor

Award sponsored by Switzerland Tourism

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Antonia Windsor

Christopher Beanland

Ianthe Butt

Jamie Lafferty

Mike MacEacheran

CONSUMER STAFF WRITER OF THE YEAR

Tom Robbins

Travel Editor, Financial Times

Award sponsored by Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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Benjamin Parker, Content Editor, The Telegraph

Chris Haslam, Chief Travel Writer, The Sunday Times

Greg Dickinson, Senior Travel Writer, The Telegraph

Lisa Minot, Head of Travel, The Sun

Liz Edwards, Commissioning Editor, Travel, The Times and The Sunday Times

Tom Robbins, Travel Editor, Financial Times

TRADE STAFF WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

April Hutchinson

Editor, TTG Luxury

Abra Dunsby, Ex-Features Editor, TTG, now Editor, LoveEXPLORING.com

April Hutchinson, Editor, TTG Luxury

Beverley Fearis, Editor, The Business Travel Magazine

Ian Taylor, Executive Editor, Travel Weekly

Katie McGonagle, Ex-Features & Supplements Editor, Travel Weekly, now Editor, Cruise International

Trade Publication of the Year

TTG

Selling Travel

TTG

TravelMole

Travel Gossip News

Travel Weekly

TRAVEL MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

JRNY

Award sponsored by Gran Canaria Tourist Board

Gran Canaria Tourism Logo

Food and Travel

JRNY

National Geographic Traveller UK

OutThere

SUITCASE

BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

The Travel Diaries Podcast

Holly Rubenstein

A Giant's Welcome to Northern Ireland - Part 5, Ed Finn/Virgin Media (TV)

Postcards, Greg Dickinson/Telegraph Travel (Podcast)

The Travel Diaries Podcast, Holly Rubenstein

Planet Sail, Matthew Sheahan, Founder and Producer (TV)

The Travel Show – Ireland Special, Rajan Datar/BBC

EXCLUSIVE OF THE YEAR

James Draven

Which?

What really happened in Verbier, Abi Butcher, Daily Telegraph

NHS App Blunder leaves Holidaymakers in Limbo, Jacob Lewis, iNews

Four out of Five of the UK's Top Airlines gave Holidaymakers Incorrect Covid Advice, James Draven, Which?

Paul Tudor Jones, the Billionaire Hedge-funder, on his Conservation work in Africa, Lisa Grainger, The Times

EasyJet Holidays puts Packages on Sale through Travel Agents, Lucy Huxley and Juliet Dennis, Travel Weekly

Specialist Travel Writer of the Year

Michelle Jana Chan

Award sponsored by battleface

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Adrian Philips

Ian Belcher

Michelle Jana Chan

Nigel Tisdall

Jane Knight

Juliet Rix

Sustainability Writer of the Year

Phoebe Smith

Award sponsored by Tourism Australia

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Catherine Mack

Holly Tuppen

Juliet Kinsman

Phoebe Smith

Sarah Marshall

Tamsin Wressell

CONSUMER MAGAZINE TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

Good Housekeeping

Award sponsored by Princess Cruises

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Breathe

Cosmopolitan

Good Housekeeping

Prima

Vanity Fair

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER TRAVEL SECTION OF THE YEAR

Telegraph Travel

Award sponsored by Destination Canada

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Daily Mail

The Independent

Metro

Sunday Times Travel

Telegraph Travel

the influencer awards winners

INFLUENCER RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Jacquie Hale

Flashpacking Family

Alessia Vurchio and Antonio Maisto, Italian Trip Abroad

Dan Garlick, NottsNomad

Jacquie Hale, Flashpacking Family

Michelle Attard, @COCONUTODYSSEY

Tania Zorrilla and Adam Stocker, Jits into the Sunset

BLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Paul Healy and Mark Barnes

Anywhere We Roam

Brock and Betty Jeffrey, Brock & Betty

Claire Robinson, Weekend Candy

Cory and G, You Could Travel

Paul Healy and Mark Barnes, Anywhere We Roam

Sion and Ben Walton-Guest, The Globetrotter Guys

VLOGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Michele Frolla

The Intrepid Guide

David & Alicia Reilly, Life of Reilly

Farrukh Younus and Dr Shagufta Ahmed, Implausibleblog

Mansoureh Farahani, Travel with Mansoureh

Michele Frolla, The Intrepid Guide

Tania Zorrilla and Adam Stocker, Jits into the Sunset

Influencer of the Year Award

Chloe Gunning

Wanderlust Chloe

Award sponsored by Croatian National Tourist Board

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Abigail King, Inside the Travel Lab

Cathy Bartrop, travelguru.tv

Chloe Gunning, Wanderlust Chloe

Paul Johnson, A Luxury Travel Blog

Sophie Davis, Sophie's Suitcase

the PR awards winners

PR RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Matilda Haymes

LOTUS

Daniel Jones, Finn Partners Travel

Daniel Machado-Gibbs, ex Avia Reps, now LOTUS

Hannah Carlisle, Rooster

Madeline Schilg, Siren Communications

Matilda Haymes, LOTUS

PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Paul Charles

The PC Agency

Frank Marr, Managing Director and Co-Founder, AM+A Marketing and Media Relations

Nadia Walford, PR Specialist for Luxury Travel, Nadia Walford PR

Olivia Lewis, Associate Vice President - Sustainability at Finn Partners Travel

Paul Charles, CEO, The PC Agency

Rachel O'Reilly, Director of Communications, Kuoni

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

FINN Partners

FINN Partners

Four Communications

Heaven Publicity

LOTUS

Siren Communications

IN-HOUSE PR TEAM OF THE YEAR

VisitEngland

British Airways Holidays

Kuoni

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

VisitEngland

Visit Scotland

PR CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

LOTUS / battleface

The Battleface Barometer & Launch of Space Insurance

Finn Partners Travel, Covid Survival Campaign - Advantage Travel Partnership

LOTUS and battleface, The Battleface Barometer & Launch of Space Insurance

Mason Rose, Introducing Airelles - Les Airelles

MMGY Global UK, Hotel Week London - Collective of London Hotels

The PC Agency, Quash Quarantine - Red Savannah and PC Agency

Digital PR Campaign of the Year

G Adventures

Stop, Unlearn and Retravel

AM+A Marketing & Media Relations, #CheersFromCzech – Czech Tourism

FINN Partners, Now vs. Later – Polish Tourist Office

G Adventures, Stop, Unlearn and Retravel

LOTUS, Launch of AIRE Ancient Baths London

SLC Representation, Quokka TV, Tourism Western Australia