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Winners of the 2015 Business Travel Journalism Awards Announced

LONDON | 12 OCTOBER, 2015

The winners of the 12th annual Business Travel Journalism Awards were announced during a spectacular awards dinner at The Magazine Restaurant, Kensington Gardens last night. Journalists from national, broadcast, meetings & events and business travel media were recognised for their quality coverage and on topics relating to business travel and meetings and events.

 

Steph McGovern, BBC business reporter, hosted the night and chaired the expert judging panel comprising of business travel and meetings managers, industry experts, and respected journalists.

 

Organised and promoted by leading travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, (CWT) the awards are a celebration of the achievements of individual journalists, designers and editorial teams.

 

Commenting on the awards, CWT’s senior vice president UK & Ireland Chris Bowen said, “Over the last 12 years the BTJAs have grown to be a highly sought-after awards. We’ve never had so many entries, from such a wide breadth of publications. Recognising the quality of journalism in this industry that supports companies in every sector is so important.”

 

The winners will be treated to lunch at a top London restaurant courtesy of CWT and the sponsors of the awards: Gulf Air, DoubleTree by Hilton, Lufthansa Group, United Airlines & Air Canada, Avis, Travelport, Flybe, Park Plaza, China Southern, Virgin Atlantic and Delta, GLH, Melia and BMI Regional.

 

 

The 2015 Business Travel Journalism Awards winners in full:

 

Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism

Eleanor Ross, SME magazine

 

Responsible Business (CSR) Journalist of the Year

Rob Gill, Buying Business Travel

 

Best Use of Digital or Social Media in Journalism

Graham Smith, BusinessTraveller.com

 

Supplement of the Year for Business Travel

Leading 50 TMCs, Buying Business Travel

 

Supplement of the Year for Meetings & Events

Dubai Built For Business Conference & Meetings World

 

Business Travel News Journalist of the Year 

Eoghan Corry, RTE Radio 1

 

Meetings & Events News Journalist of the Year

Susie Harwood, citmagazine.com

 

Features Journalist of the Year – Accommodation

David Churchill, Buying Business Travel

 

Features Journalist of the Year – Air

Jenny Southan – Business Traveller


Features Journalist of the Year – Destination

Amon Cohen, Business Travel News

 

Features Journalist of the Year – Technology

Jack Carter, C&IT

 

Features Journalist of the Year – Industry Trends

Jenny Southan, Business Traveller

 

Business Travel Editor of the Year

Andy Hoskins, The Business Travel Magazine

 

Meetings & Events Editor of the Year

Yasmin Arrigo

 

Business Travel Editorial Team of the Year

Business Travel iQ

 

Meetings & Events Editorial Team of the Year

Event magazine

 

Design Team of the Year for Business Travel or Meetings & Events

C&IT

 

During the event, journalists also 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 Susie Harwood, Deputy Editor of C&IT magazine.

         

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

 

About CWT 
CWT is a global leader specialised 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 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 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 UK website at www.carlsonwagonlit.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter @CWT_UKI


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