Greentraveller wins British Travel Editors' Award
greentraveller.co.uk won the British Travel Editors' Green Award at the inaugural British Travel Press Awards last night in London.
The judges were:
Frank Barrett, Travel Editor, The Mail on Sunday
Graham Boynton, Group Travel Editor, Telegraph Media Group
Mark Lewis, Caterer & Hotelkeeper
Sarah Miller, Condé Nast Traveller
Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor, The Independent
Richard Hammond collected the award on behalf of greentraveller from Fiona Jeffrey, chairperson of World Travel Market who sponsored the Travel Editors' Green Award.
The judges said of greentraveller: "The site is appealing, approachable and informative reflecting that conscience and commitment within tourism can also be profitable."
Rough Guides East Coast Australia, written by Emma Gregg (et al), won the Travel Guide Book of the Year and Amanda Hudson of The Travel Channel won Travel Broadcaster of the Year. The full list of winners:
TRAVEL GUIDE BOOK OF THE YEAR: Rough Guides East Coast Australia, written by Emma Gregg (et al)
NARRATIVE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR: Stephen Fry in America
TRAVEL EDITORS' GREEN AWARD OF THE YEAR: www.greentraveller.co.uk
TRAVEL BROADCAST PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR: www.independent.co.uk/travel - 48 hrs in: Rio
CONSUMER TRAVEL FEATURE OF THE YEAR: Paul Bloomfield
TRAVEL TRADE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Andy Hoskins
CONSUMER TRAVEL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Joint winers: Sankha Guha and Charles Starmer-Smith
TRAVEL BROADCAST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Amanda Hudson
TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Peter Ellegard
YOUNG TRAVEL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR: Alex Dalzell
TRAVEL TRADE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR: The Business Travel Magazine
(right: greentraveller's Richard Hammond with travel writer legend David Wickers)
TRAVEL JOURNALISTS' AWARD FOR THE UK TRAVEL WEBSITE OF THE YEAR: www.selectiveasia.com
TRAVEL TRADE FEATURE OF THE YEAR: Tom Vaughan
CONSUMER TRAVEL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR: Lonely Planet Magazine
TRAVEL ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR: www.telegraph.co.uk/travel
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION:
1) Roger Bray – One of the UK’s longest serving travel journalists, Roger started out as a travel and aviation correspondent before becoming travel editor of the Evening Standard and a news commentator on the BBC Holiday Programme. Specialising in skiing and hiking Roger now freelances for various publications.
2) Nigel Coombs – Best known for the Saturday morning BBC Radio 4 programme Breakaway, Nigel was launch travel editor of the BBC Breakfast Time and edited Travel Trade Gazette for over 20 years.
3) John Carter - A freelance travel journalist and presenter for many years, John worked on the BBC’s Holiday programme and went on to present Thames Television’s travel programme Wish You Were Here…?. Since then he has made many contributions to BBC radio and national newspapers and is widely acknowledged as one of travel’s most experienced and respected commentators.
4) Peter Hughes – Peter was the founding editor of the Thames Television’s travel programme Wish You Were Here…?. Originally a journalist for regional newspapers in East Anglia, he spent 20 years in television before returning to full time writing where he has since contributed to nearly every national newspaper. Peter is also an active supporter of responsible tourism.
5) David Wickers – David was the first Chief Travel Correspondent of the Sunday Times (1988 – 2003), and is currently Travel Editor of Good Housekeeping as well as a busy freelance travel journalist contributing to the Express, Mail and many other national newspapers.
The judges of the 2009 Travel Press Awards included: Steve Allen, Managing Director, Wexas; Dermot Blastland, Managing Director, TUI, UK and Ireland; Steve Byrne, Managing Director, Travel Counsellors; Richard Carrick, Chief Executive Officer, Hoseasons; Barbara Cassani, Chairman Jurys Inns; Alun Cathcart, Chairman, Avis Europe; Litsa Constantinou , Managing Director Inghams; Ian Derbyshire, Chief Executive Officer – Independent Travel Thomas Cook, UK and Ireland; Nick Grandvoinet, Vice President for Sales Intercontinental Hotels Group; Mike Greenacre, Managing Director, The Co-operative Travel, Emma Harris, Director of Sales and Marketing (UK and International), Eurostar; Lawrence Hunt, Managing Director lowcostholidays; Debbie Marshall, Managing Director CV Travel; John McEwan, Chairman ABTA; Liz savage, Managing Director, Monarch Flights & Holidays; Peter Shanks, President and Managing Director, Cunard; Simon Vincent, President Europe Hilton Worldwide.
Judges of the Travel Editors Green Award included:
Frank Barrett, Mail on Sunday; Graham Boynton, Telegraph Media Group; Simon Calder, The Independent; Mark Lewis, Caterer and Hotelkeeper; Sarah Miller, Condé Nast Traveller
Judges of the Travel Journalists Award for best Travel Website included:
Amanda Afiya, John Carter, Roger Bray, Sally Shalam, Amanda Morrison
For more information about the awards, see: http://www.kingley.co.uk/tpa/