Winners of the 2015 Business Travel Journalism Awards Announced
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
Business Travel Editorial Team of the Year
Business Travel iQ
Meetings & Events Editorial Team of the Year
Design Team of the Year for Business Travel or Meetings & Events
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 atwww.carlsonwagonlit.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter@CWT_UKI