Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards Announced In Dublin

Dublin, 24th January 2016   Isabel Conway was presented with the Travel Extra Journalist of the Year Award at a ceremony held to coincide with the annual Holiday World Show, which takes place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin this weekend.

 

Ten other winners, each for different holidaying categories, were announced on Friday night at a dinner in Thomas Prior House, Ballsbridge which was attended by the cream of Irish travel and tourism writers and broadcasters.  The event was sponsored by the Spanish Tourism Office, Salou.  The award winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of senior Irish journalists. This year saw a huge increase in the number of submissions from previous years, displaying the creativity and continuing innovation of travel and tourism journalism in Ireland.

 

The category winners were:

 

Newcomer/Young Journalist Award   Jamie Blake Knox of the Sunday Independent

Sponsored by Falcon Holidays

 

Skiing Award                                                 Catherine Murphy of Sunday Business Post

Sponsored by Topflight & Gastein Tourist Board Austria

 

Northern Ireland Award                          Mal Rogers of the Irish Times

Sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist Board

 

Home Holiday Award                                Yvonne Gordon of the Sunday Times

Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland

 

Broadcasting Award                                   Mary Fanning of RTE Nationwide

Sponsored by Cassidy Travel

 

Digital Award                                                Deirdre Mullins of RTE Ten

Sponsored by Clickandgo

 

Short Break Award                                     Conor Pope of the Irish Times

Sponsored by Malta Tourist Authority

 

Sun Break Award                                        Conor Power of the Irish Examiner

Sponsored by Sunway Travel

 

Spain Award                                                  Pól Ó Conghaile of National Geographic Traveller

Sponsored by Spanish Tourism Office

 

Long Haul Award                                         Isabel Conway of Sunday Business Post

Sponsored by Turkish Airlines

 

Overall winner of the Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Award, Isabel Conway, was awarded the prize for her exceptional body of work including articles written for Sunday Business Post, Irish Mail on Sunday, Sunday World, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and Evening Echo. The sponsor of the award for overall winner was Uniworld River Cruise.

 

The Holiday World Show at the RDS is an annual event running until Sunday 24th January, which will attract over 30,000 visitors, who can avail of expert advice from almost 1,000 travel professionals to find a holiday to suit any budget.

 

www.holidayworldshow.com

 

ENDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETravel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards Announced In Dublin Pic shows Travel Writer of the Year Isabel Conway with Sharon Jordan (Uniworld River Cruise) and Martin Skelly ( Pres, Irish Travel Agents Assoc) at the awards in Dublin tonight. Pic Gary Ashe.22/1/2016Dublin, 22nd JANUARY 2016   Isabel Conway was presented with the Travel Extra Journalist of the Year Award at a ceremony held to coincide with the annual Holiday World Show, which takes place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin this weekend.Ten other winners, each for different holidaying categories, were announced this evening at a dinner in Thomas Prior House, Ballsbridge which was attended by the cream of Irish travel and tourism writers and broadcasters.  The event was sponsored by the Spanish Tourism Office, Salou.  The award winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of senior Irish journalists. This year saw a huge increase in the number of submissions from previous years, displaying the creativity and continuing innovation of travel and tourism journalism in Ireland. The category winners were:Newcomer/Young Journalist Award	Jamie Blake Knox of the Sunday IndependentSponsored by Falcon HolidaysSkiing Award	Catherine Murphy of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Topflight & Gastein Tourist Board AustriaNorthern Ireland Award	Mal Rogers of the Irish Times Sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist BoardHome Holiday Award	Yvonne Gordon of the Sunday TimesSponsored by Fáilte IrelandBroadcasting Award	Mary Fanning of RTE Nationwide Sponsored by Cassidy TravelDigital Award	Deirdre Mullins of RTE Ten Sponsored by ClickandgoShort Break Award	Conor Pope of the Irish TimesSponsored by Malta Tourist AuthoritySun Break Award	Conor Power of the Irish Examiner Sponsored by Sunway TravelSpain Award	Pól Ó Conghaile of National Geographic TravellerSponsored by Spanish Tourism OfficeLong Haul Award	Isabel Conway of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Turkish AirlinesOverall winner of the Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Award, Isabel Conway, was awarded the prize for her exceptional body of work including articles written for Sunday Business Post, Irish Mail on Sunday, Sunday World, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and Evening Echo. The sponsor of the award for overall winner was Uniworld River Cruise.The Holiday World Show at the RDS is an annual event running until Sunday 24th January, which will attract over 30,000 visitors, who can avail of expert advice from almost 1,000 travel professionals to find a holiday to suit any budget. www.holidayworldshow.com ENDSFor further information please contact Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications (085 233 6033 – 01 668 0600) Kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETravel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards Announced In Dublin Pic shows at the awards in Dublin tonight. Pic Gary Ashe.22/1/2016Dublin, 22nd JANUARY 2016   Isabel Conway was presented with the Travel Extra Journalist of the Year Award at a ceremony held to coincide with the annual Holiday World Show, which takes place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin this weekend.Ten other winners, each for different holidaying categories, were announced this evening at a dinner in Thomas Prior House, Ballsbridge which was attended by the cream of Irish travel and tourism writers and broadcasters.  The event was sponsored by the Spanish Tourism Office, Salou.  The award winners were chosen by a distinguished panel of senior Irish journalists. This year saw a huge increase in the number of submissions from previous years, displaying the creativity and continuing innovation of travel and tourism journalism in Ireland. The category winners were:Newcomer/Young Journalist Award	Jamie Blake Knox of the Sunday IndependentSponsored by Falcon HolidaysSkiing Award	Catherine Murphy of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Topflight & Gastein Tourist Board AustriaNorthern Ireland Award	Mal Rogers of the Irish Times Sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist BoardHome Holiday Award	Yvonne Gordon of the Sunday TimesSponsored by Fáilte IrelandBroadcasting Award	Mary Fanning of RTE Nationwide Sponsored by Cassidy TravelDigital Award	Deirdre Mullins of RTE Ten Sponsored by ClickandgoShort Break Award	Conor Pope of the Irish TimesSponsored by Malta Tourist AuthoritySun Break Award	Conor Power of the Irish Examiner Sponsored by Sunway TravelSpain Award	Pól Ó Conghaile of National Geographic TravellerSponsored by Spanish Tourism OfficeLong Haul Award	Isabel Conway of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Turkish AirlinesOverall winner of the Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Award, Isabel Conway, was awarded the prize for her exceptional body of work including articles written for Sunday Business Post, Irish Mail on Sunday, Sunday World, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner and Evening Echo. The sponsor of the award for overall winner was Uniworld River Cruise.The Holiday World Show at the RDS is an annual event running until Sunday 24th January, which will attract over 30,000 visitors, who can avail of expert advice from almost 1,000 travel professionals to find a holiday to suit any budget. www.holidayworldshow.com ENDSFor further information please contact Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications (085 233 6033 – 01 668 0600) Kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie

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