The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
The 2012 British Travel Press Awards
Home Criteria & Submission Information Judges & Advisory Panel The 2012 Finalists The 2012 Winners

Recognising excellence
& achievement in
travel writing, photography and broadcasting


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 took
place on Wednesday 21 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 6.45 pm, the awards ceremony at 7.30 pm followed by a networking drinks reception. 

Nominations to the British Travel Press Awards were welcomed from anyone working in the UK travel industry and from travel editors, writers, photographers and broadcasters.  A judging panel of senior travel industry executives (see the 2012 Judges & Advisory Panel at the bottom of this page) running some of the UK's leading travel businesses selected the 'best of the best' and invited them to receive their awards in London on November 21.



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
  • Kingley contacted all nominees to invite them to submit Work for the relevant Award category

Stage 3: Judging

  • Expert panels of independent judges reviewed the Work submitted and select the Winners

3 September - Nominations close
7 September - Closing date for Submissions of Work
4/5 October - Judging panel meets
16 October - Finalists announced
21 November - Awards Ceremony


We were very 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
Ali Gayward, Commercial Manager, easyJet
Jonathan Sloan, Managing Director, Hills Balfour
Patricia Yates, Strategy & Communications Director, VisitBritain

The 2012 BritishTravel Press Awards judging panels are as follows: 

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

  • Carol Marlow, P&O Cruises
  • Ted Wake, Kirker Holidays
  • Matthew Crummack,

Young Travel Writer of the Year
Travel & Tourism Photography Award

  • Simon Johnson, P&O Ferries
  • Julia Kemp, Avis 
  • Allan Lambert, Bourne Leisure

Travel Blogger of the Year

  • Jeremy Ellis, TUI
  • Susan Hooper, Acromas Travel
  • Darren Neylon, Superbreak

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

  • Hugh Morgan, Monarch Travel Group
  • Ben Reid OBE, Midcounties Co-operative
  • Peter Shanks, Cunard Line

Regional Consumer Publication Travel Feature of the Year

  • John Bevan, VoyagePrive
  • Tony Seaman, Attraction World
  • Maria Whiteman, Directline Holidays

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

  • Diane Bouzebiba, Amadeus
  • Alison Copus, TripAdvisor
  • Rob Grover, Expedia

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

  • John McEwan, Advantage Travel Centres
  • Richard Tams, British Airways
  • John Wimbleton, TUI

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

  • Derek Jones, Kuoni
  • Paul Simmons, easyJet
  • Lol Nichols, Fred Olsen Cruise Line

Travel Broadcast Programme of the Year
Travel Broadcast Writerof the Year

  • Steve Byrne, Travel Counsellors
  • Steve Odell, Silversea Cruises
  • Denis Wormwell, Shearings Group

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

  • Roger Allard, All Leisure
  • Geoff Cowley, Hoseasons Group
  • Peter Traynor, Collette Worldwide Holidays

Travel Editors' Green Award of the Year

  • Mark Lewis, Caterer Group
  • Lisa Minot, The Sun

The Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at RIBA, Portland Place, London W1. The Awards were presented at an early evening drinks and canapés reception.

For further information about the British Travel Press Awards please contact Franciszka Ozog at Kingley Event Management Solutions on
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