Congratulations to the
2018 ASTW Awards
For Excellence Winners
and Finalists

Image by Dan Avila – 2017 & 2018 ASTW Photographer of the Year

Thailand hosts the
2018 ASTW Convention and
Awards for Excellence

Image courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand

Spa Pool - Dan Avila - 2017 ASTW photographer of the year

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Image by Dan Avila – 2017 & 2018 ASTW Photographer of the Year​

Australia's travel media
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in Thailand

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Felicity Byrnes
Snapshot: Following a degree on Communications (Journalism) and Postgraduate degree in Tourism Marketing & Management, Flip has been in media for the past 18 years, beginning as a broadcast sports reporter, then news reporter and now travel journalist. You are just as likely to find Flip Byrnes fishing in Iceland, snowboarding in Kashmir or trekking in Mongolia. She recently climbed and snowboarded down Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe, and has hiked across Corsica on the GR20, runs sub-3.5hr marathons, climbed Mt Blanc and Kilimanjaro and kite skied half way across the Greenland icecap. Flip has a varied media portfolio, which includes representing Aspen/Snowmass in Australia through her company Passport PR and 18 years of freelance travel writing for publications around the globe from The Sun Herald Australia to Outside magazine USA. Permanent positions have included presenting travel webisodes for Digital Fairfax, assistant editor at nineMSN and Travel Editor for Women’s Fitness magazine. When not freelancing, she also works on large events in the organising committees as a media consultant, including five Olympics, two Rugby World Cups and an Asian Games as Press Manager and News Service Supervisor. She is partial to raclette and is undergoing the challenge of importing her 2CV from France.

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