Awards

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Guild Awards

 

Each year, the Guild gives out its own awards at a gala dinner on the eve of World Travel Market.

There are two sets of awards. Those for the travel trade are sponsored and judged by the Guild, those recognising the journalistic work of members are sponsored and judged by the trade.

Tourism Awards

  • Best UK Tourism Project is given for the best new (less than 3-yrs old) UK tourism project.
  • Best European Tourism Project is awarded for the best new (less than 3-yrs old) tourism project in Europe outside the UK.
  • Best Wider World Project,is given to a new (less than 3-yrs old) tourism project outside Europe.
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to an individual for long-term contributions to the travel industry. This award is judged by the committee from nominations made by Guild members.

Overseas Tourism Award
UK Tourism Award

 

Members' Awards

The Guild also awards the work of its own members. The categories are as follows:

• Best destination (short article up to 850 words)

• Best UK destination

• Best European destination

• Best Non-European destination

• Best Trade/Business

• Best Specialist feature

• Best Narrative Travel Book

• Best Blog

• Best Guidebook

• Best Photographer

• Travel Writer of the Year

 

Details of the 2013 Award Winners can be found under the Members' Awards and Tourism Awards pages. Many congratulations to all our winners.

 
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"Apparently Ranger was a bit of a ladies dog - the Steve Owen of Alaskan Huskies – intent on making sudden amorous advances towards anything with four legs and a fur coat. This was fine in his own time but not when pulling a slightly overweight journalist over the icy terrain of Swedish Lapland. The last thing this slightly overweight journalist needed was to be tipped from his sled into a frozen lake, even in the name of canine romance."


Joe Cawley, Adrenaline-lovers of the Arctic Circle, The Guardian, Sept 11, 2003

 

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