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2020 CATEGORIES

 

 

 

CWT

BEST NEWCOMER TO BUSINESS TRAVEL OR MEETINGS AND EVENTS JOURNALISM

Presented to the journalist with three years' experience or less who conveys business travel and/or meetings and events issues in the most compelling and accurate manner.

Of the winner, our judges felt their articles were well researched, very well written, thorough and varied adding that they provided, “great content and great insights.”

Jenni Reid

BEST USE OF DIGITAL IN BUSINESS TRAVEL & MEETINGS AND EVENTS JOURNALISM

Presented to the team that has shown the most innovative use of digital in Business Travel & Meetings and Events Journalism. This could be through social media campaigns, webinars or generating a strong presence and measurable success rate.

The judges said the winning entry proved that digital excellence doesn't have to be rocket science as this team utilised its assets and partnerships and maximised its storytelling avenues to make digital content that is highly accessible and appropriate.

Businesstraveller.com

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Presented to the editor or publication that has produced the most effective and impactful supplement.

the judges said of the winning entry:

“Tackling an old subject but managing to bring new life and vigour into it, is a neat trick to pull off, and this supplement succeeds in that. A growing option for travellers, this supplement is highly useful for reference purposes and will ensure it has a long shelf life.”

The 2019 Guide to Serviced Apartments - The Business Travel Magazine, written by Catherine Chetwynd

NEWS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most timely, accurate and original news reporting (across print, online and broadcast).

“This person is a great writer who pushes the buttons, writes objectively, and always considers the business travel professional in a meaningful and impactful way. There is a great balance in this person’s articles. If I wanted to know what’s going on in the industry, this is the journalist I would call to ask.”

Amon Cohen

INTERVIEW OF THE YEAR

Presented to the journalist who has conducted the best interview, in which new and interesting information has been covered.

The judges said the winning interview covered an excellent topic really well with one judge saying they loved reading the different perspective on the link between social responsibility and ground transport and called it a very original interview.

Matthew Parsons – Interview with Charlie Bowmont

EDITOR OF THE YEAR

The editor who demonstrates the best leadership, enterprise, and coverage.

Of the winner, the judges said they were successfully producing a…

Clean, modern and easy to read publication that everyone in the business actually picks up and looks at and which brings real value.

Andy Hoskins – The Business Travel Magazine

EDITORIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the editorial team that provides the most insightful analysis and brings new topics to the fore and provoking debate on key issues.

the winning team was praised for its magazine’s really excellent breadth and depth of coverage, its good use of infographics, images and space and described it as a thoroughly informative read.

Buying Business Travel

FEATURES JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – AIR

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on business travel or meetings and events related to aviation topics with the most accuracy and style.

Of the winning journalist, the judges gave their article a near-perfect score and added that:

“Proving it is clearly a buyer’s (and a flyer’s) market, this is a succinct and insightful feature explaining the developments within business class travel AND changes within business travel policy. Great writing style, in-depth analysis, broad scope of content.”

Gary Noakes – Suite sensations

FEATURES JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – DESTINATION

Presented to the business travel or meetings and events journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on a business travel and conference and incentive destination.

the winning entry was described as a fascinating article on an initiative to reinvigorate a remote Icelandic village community. You know, it’s great that this has won – said the judges - because we all started talking about this article when we walked into the room, as something we remembered, and loved, and were super impressed by.”

Jonny Ensall – Really remote working

FEATURES JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – GROUND TRANSPORTATION

Presented to the business travel or meetings and events journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on the use of ground transportation.

The winning journalist, presented the panel with a feature, which:

…was an effortless and engaging read full of insight. However, one judge complained that, while they really enjoyed reading this article, they regretted reading it 30 minutes after spending a fortune on a train ticket!

Simon Calder – What is split ticketing and how can it save me money on train tickets?

Features Journalist of the Year – Technology

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on a business travel-related or meetings and events related technology and innovation topic (including apps and social media) with the most accuracy and style.

The winning article, was described as:

“…brilliant – it covers the basics but with lots of added depth, successfully prompting debate. It is an excellent piece of writing with really great energy.”

Jenni Reid – Airport biometrics: Face of the future

Features Journalist of the Year – Industry Trends

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on a business travel or meetings and events related topic with the most accuracy and style.

In a first for the BTJAs, the winner has been chosen for two articles that they entered, as the judges felt both were superbly well written, and they had received the highest scores of all entries.

The judges praised this journalist for tackling the unsexy, big issues in a lift and shift way for travel managers.

Amon Cohen – Big Changes Loom for Payments in Europe & Can Travel Managers Prep for a No-Deal Brexit?

 

Features Journalist of the Year – Accomodation

 

Presented to the journalist who has provided the most insightful analysis and commentary on business travel or meetings and events related accommodation topics with the most accuracy and style.

the judges described our winner as:

“A great journalist who delivers truthful investigations which are both intriguing and enjoyable to read. This article is a genuine piece of investigative journalism that’s easy to read without requiring great background understanding or breadth of industry knowledge.”

Jo Rhodes - The incredible shrinking hotel room

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General Information and Terms

Work submitted must have been published in print or online, or if broadcast, aired on TV, radio or online between
1 July 2018 – 1 July 2019.

Entrants can submit as many entries as they wish. Entrants will be required to put their name and title of publication (when required) on the submission form.

The decision of the judges is final.

Entry to the awards signifies your acceptance of all terms and conditions as stipulated. The closing dates for entries are 12th July 2019.

More information will be added about the application process in due course.

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