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Winners of the 2013 Business Travel Journalism Awards Announced

LONDON | 14 OCTOBER, 2013


Journalists at The Independent, CNN Business Traveller and Conference News among those honoured.

The winners of the 10th annual Business Travel Journalism Awards were announced during a sparkling awards dinner at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London. Journalists across consumer, meetings & events and business travel titles were recognised for their quality media coverage of the business travel and meetings & events sectors.

Ginny Buckley, broadcaster and journalist, chaired the judging panel for the awards, comprising business travel and meetings managers, industry experts, and journalists.

Commenting on the awards, Buckley said, "Over the past 10 years, the number and quality of entries has increased each year and 2013 is no exception. We received nearly 15% more entries than last year, a testament to the hard work of the journalists covering the sector."

The awards are a celebration of the achievements of individual journalists, designers and editorial teams. During the event, journalists cast their vote for the peer most deserving of the accolade, Journalists’ Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalist of the Year, which was presented to Sarah O’Donnell, Deputy Editor of Conference News.

The 2013 Business Travel Journalism Awards winners in full:

Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism
Rosie Tomkins (CNN)

Responsible Business Journalist of the Year
Gary Noakes (TTG)

Business Travel News Journalist of the Year – Consumer
Lucy Tobin (The Independent)

Business Travel News Journalist of the Year - Trade
Ayesha Durgahee (CNN)

Meetings & Events News Journalist of the Year
Catherine Chetwynd (Buying Business Travel)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year - Accommodation
David Churchill (Buying Business Travel)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year - Air
Catherine Chetwynd (The Business Travel Magazine)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year - Destination
Gary Noakes (Buying Business Travel)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year - Industry Trends
Felicity Cousins (Buying Business Travel)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year - Technology
Jenny Southan (Business Traveller)

Meetings & Events Features Journalist of the Year
Louise Ridley (Event Magazine)

Designer or Design Team of the Year for Business Travel or Meetings & Events
Annie Harris (Business Traveller)

Supplement of the Year for Business Travel or Meetings & Events
Paul Revel - Buying Business Travel’s “Corporate Cards” supplemen

Best Use of Social Media in Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism
Sarah O’Donnell (Conference News)

Business Travel Editor of the Year
Paul Revel (Buying Business Travel)

Meetings & Events Editor of the Year
Yasmin Arrigo (Conference & Incentive Travel)

Editorial Team of the Year - Business Travel
Buying Business Travel

Editorial Team of the Year - Meetings and Events
Conference News

The Journalists’ Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalist of the Year
Sarah O’Donnell (Conference News)

The awards are organised and promoted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). The winners will be treated to a lunch courtesy of CWT and the sponsors of the awards: Gulf Air, DoubleTree by Hilton, Lufthansa Group, Malmaison & Hotel Du Vin, United Airlines & Air Canada, Hertz, Avis, Travelport, Flybe, and Park Plaza.

For photographs of the event, please click here or contact Natalie Curant on +44 (0)20 3353 1108.


About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
CWT is a global leader specialising in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel programme in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travellers. In 2012, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totalled US$27.7 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at www.carlsonwagonlit.com.

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