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.