Business Travel Journalism 2014
Business Travel Journalism Awards

The awards are organised and promoted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

2016 Winners

Here are last year's BTJA award winners.


Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings & Events Journalism

Benjamin Coren

The winner brought new stuff to the table and covered broad territory that could save people's lives. Writing an excellent entry that belies the fact that the writer is in the newcomer category.

Responsible Business (CSR) Journalist of the Year

Rob Gill

Rob produced an “educational piece with good flow and sound statements from knowledgeable experts in the industry”.

Best Digital Strategy

Tom Newcombe

Judges remarked that the online courses for travel bookers are excellent tools and outstanding metrics proved the success of their strategy among readers.

Best Social Media Campaign

Which? Magazine

The judges decided that the winner should be for the campaign that focused on a crucial and relevant issue to many people who travel for both business and leisure.

The panel said that the “campaign took a wider issue and made clever use of social media channels and a concerted social media strategy to make a change”.

Supplement of the Year for Business Travel


This report gained high praise, with the judging panel saying that the winner was 150 pages brimming with information, analysis, and various insider perspectives on the evolution of serviced apartments. And called the writer “a force in travel editorial”.

Supplement of the Year for Meetings and Events


The judges loved the Meetings in Travel supplement, commenting that it took “an interesting and worthy topic and presented it well”.

News Journalist of the Year

Amon Cohen

Amon won rave reviews from our judges who said the entry was “A well-researched piece which shows depth as well as a concise ability to communicate”.

Scoop of the Year

Katie Morley

The winning scoop reported on a “contentious issue” and “a subject anyone who travels by air will care about.”

Features Journalist of the Year - Air

Alex McWhirter

The panel thought that this category winner provided something “topical, informative and something different. The writer provided a different perspective on a region that is not typically covered in the business travel media and more business travellers are going to that part of the world”.

Features Journalist of the Year - Accommodation

David Churchill

For his article on Let the best rate win for Business Traveller.

Features Journalist of the Year - Destination

Christian Koch

The winning journalist garnered high praise for “A very insightful piece about the destination's culture, work ethic and what it means to be Polish”.

Features Journalist of the Year - Ground transportation

Alex McWhirter

The winning journalist presented the panel with an “interesting and insightful piece on how rail is competing with low cost airlines” that was both interesting and useful.

Features Journalist of the Year - Technology

Jenny Southan

The panel commended Jenny's article, remarking that it was a “very thought provoking article about cybersecurity threats on board and on the ground”.

Features Journalist of the Year - Industry Trends

Catherine Chetwynd

For her piece on Safe and Sound for Buying Business Travel.

Business Travel Editor of the Year

Paul Revel

The judges felt Paul deserved the title for his “outstanding editorial leadership and journalistic skill”.

Meetings and Events Editor of the Year

Yasmin Arrigo

The winner of this award creates a lot of the content themselves and leads two titles simultaneously – an impressive achievement. Yasmin clearly never sleeps! The judges were particularly impressed by Event360's range of topics and reach.

Design Team of the Year

The Business Travel Magazine

This creative bunch wowed the judges with their versatility and modern approach to magazine design.

Business Travel Editorial Team of the Year

Buying Business Travel

This team produces a great looking magazine that covers interesting topics spanning meetings and events as well as travel.

Meetings and Events Editorial Team of the Year


M&IT won for its topical, with a strong focus recently on terrorism and how it has affected the industry, especially relevant for events and meetings bookers.

Business Travel Journalism Awards 2017 | Thursday, 05 October 2017 | The Natural History Museum | Cromwell Rd | Kensington | London SW7 5BD | UK

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