The 2011 British Travel Press Awards
The 2011 British Travel Press Awards
The 2011 British Travel Press Awards
Home To Nominate Criteria & Submission Information Judges & Advisory Panel Finalists Winners

Recognising excellence
& achievement in
travel writing, photography and broadcasting

THE 2012 BRITISH TRAVEL PRESS AWARDS IS CLOSED - SITE WILL BE OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS AND BOOKING ON 6 JUNE

The British Travel Press Awards is a prestigious national awards programme created to recognise excellence and achievement within the fields of travel writing, photography and broadcasting in both trade and consumer press.

The 2012 British Travel Press Awards will take
place on Monday 26 November,at RIBA (the Royal Institute of British Architects), Portland Place, central London.  The Awards were presented in an early evening cocktail programme format with drinks from 6.30 pm, the awards ceremony at 7.15 pm and followed by a networking drinks reception. 

Nominations to the British Travel Press Awards are welcome from anyone working in the UK travel industry and from travel writers, photographers and broadcasters.  A judging panel of senior travel industry executives (see the 2011 Judges & Advisory Panel at the bottom of this page) running some of the UK's leading travel businesses will select the 'best of the best' and invite them to receive their awards in London on November 26.

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THE 2012 AWARD CATEGORIES:

People Awards
Award 1 Travel Trade Writer of the Year
Award 2 Consumer Travel Writer of the Year
Award 3 Travel Broadcaster of the Year
Award 4 Travel Blogger of the Year
Award 5 Young Travel Writer of the Year
Award 6 Travel Photographer of the Year
Award 7 Outstanding Contribution Awards
Print, Online &  Broadcast Awards
Award 8 Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Award 9 Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
Award 10 National Newspaper Travel Section of the Year
Award 11 Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year
Award 12 Online Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Award 13 Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year
Award 14 Travel Trade Feature of the Year
Award 15 Consumer Travel Feature of the Year
Award 16 Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year – TV, Radio & Online
Award 17 Travel Guide Book of the Year
Award 18 Travel Narrative Book of the Year -  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
Media Awards to the Travel Industry
Award 19 The Travel Journalists’ Award for the Best UK Travel Website of the Year
Award 20 The Travel Editors’ Green Award of the Year

THE AWARDS PROCESS

Stage 1: Nominations
  • Nominations were accepted in all Award categories from anyone working in the UK travel industry and the UK travel trade, online, consumer and broadcast press; and self-nominations will be welcome too

Stage 2: Submissions
  • When the nominations have been received Kingley will contact the nominees inviting them to submit Work for the relevant Award category

Stage 3: Judging

  • An expert panel(s) of independent judges reviewed the Work submitted and selecedt the Winners
     

2011 KEY DATES:
20 September - Nominations close
22 September - Closing date for Submissions of Work
10/11 October - Judging panel meets
17 October - Finalists announced
28 November - Awards Ceremony

ADVISORY PANEL

We are fortunate to have secured the services of some of the leading industry figures from the world of PR and travel - the 2012 British Travel Press Awards Advisory Panel comprises:

Debbie Flynn Chief Executive Brighter PR
Debbie Hindle Managing Director Four BGB
Andrew McConnell Corporate Affairs Manager easyJet
Jonathan Sloan Managing Director Hills Balfour
Patricia Yates Strategy & Communications Director VisitBritain

 

JUDGING PANEL
The 2011 BritishTravel Press Awards judging panels are listed below.  The 2011 Judges were:


Travel Trade Writer of the Year 
Consumer Travel Writer of the Year 

  • Mike Greenacre, The Co-operative Travel
  • Nick Longman, TUI UK & Ireland
  • Simon Vincent, Hilton Worldwide

Young Travel Writer of the Year
Travel Photographer of the Year

  • Steve Byrne, Travel Counsellors
  • Andrew Nicholson, Traveltainment  
  • John Wimbleton, TUI UK & Ireland

Travel Blogger of the Year

  • Joel Brandon-Bravo, Travelzoo 
  • Pleasance Coddington, VisitBritain
  • Alison Couper, Expedia Inc

Travel Trade Feature of the Year 
Consumer Travel Feature of the Year 

  • John McEwan, Advantage Travel Centres
  • Steve Odell, Silversea
  • Peter Traynor, Collette Worldwide Holidays

Online Travel Trade Publication of the Year
Online Consumer Travel Publication of the Year

  • Hugo Burge, Cheapflights.com
  • Alison Copus, TripAdvisor
  • Andrew Nicholson, Traveltainment

Travel Trade Publication of  the Year
Consumer Travel Publication of the Year 

  • Geoff Cowley, Hoseasons Group
  • Carol Marlow, P&O Cruises
  • Susie Tempest, Hills Balfour

National/Regional Newspaper Travel Section of the Year 
Consumer Magazine Travel Section of the Year

  • Mandy Round, easyJet Holidays
  • Ian Smith, Page & Moy Travel Group
  • Richard Tams, British Airways & Iberia

Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year
Travel Broadcast Writerof the Year

  • Roger Allard, All Leisure     
  • Stuart Jackson, The Monarch Group
  • Peter Shanks, Cunard Line

Travel Guide Book of the Year  
Narrative Travel Book of the Year 

  • Richard Carrick, PrivateFly
  • Denis Wormwell, Shearings Group
  • Susan Hooper, Acromas Travel

Travel Editors' Green Award of the Year

  • Mark Lewis, Caterer Group
  • Lisa Minot, The Sun
  • Harriet O'Brien, Condé Nast Traveller

Travel Journalists' Award for the Best UK Travel Website of the Year

  • Steve Keenan, Sunday Times
  • Francisca Kellett, Telegraph Travel
  • Robin Searle, Travel Weekly


THE BRITISH TRAVEL PRESS AWARDS CEREMONY
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 November 2012 at RIBA, Portland Place, London W1. The Awards will be presented at an early evening drinks and canapés reception.


For further information about the British Travel Press Awards please contact Franciszka Ozog franciszka.ozog@kingley.co.uk at Kingley Event Management Solutions on 020 7631 3879
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Giles Harper email giles.harper@kingley.co.uk.