AccorHotels Group to sponsor major ASTW travel award

The Australian Society of Travel Writers ( is delighted to announce AccorHotels Group ( will once again sponsor the award for Best International Travel Story Over 1000 Words.

AccorHotels Group is a world-leading travel and lifestyle group, and digital innovator, offering unique experiences in more than 4100 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in more than 3000 of the finest private homes in 95 countries.

The Best International Travel Story Over 1000 Words category is for destination articles about travel destinations or products outside Australia and may range from a single destination to several destinations, products or activities that are thematically linked.

The award is one of 20 to be presented at the ASTW Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence gala evening on 19 August 2017. The celebration of outstanding travel writing, photography, and tourism communications is part of the annual ASTW Convention to be held on the Sunshine Coast from 19-22 August 2017.

AccorHotels Group will also be presenting prizes to winners on the night of the awards.

For more information about sponsoring awards, lunches or events; attending events as a member’s guest; or for membership inquiries, please visit our website or contact secretariat Justine White on

About the ASTW

The ASTW is a 300-strong group of travel writers, editors, radio and television broadcasters, bloggers, guide book authors, photographers and travel industry public relations and marketing professionals, whose work appears regularly in major newspapers, magazines, airwaves and websites across Australia and the world.

All ASTW members must satisfy strict criteria to join and are obligated to substantiate their membership annually by providing details of their published output or industry participation. They must also adhere to a Code of Ethics. By ensuring that only bona fide applicants are admitted, the ASTW maintains its integrity and the professionalism of the travel industry.