CATEGORY: TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR
Visit USA (Australia) Organisation is a voluntary body that promotes travel to the United States of America. It is funded by individual members from the Australian Travel Trade as well as from associate members in the USA. The Board Members of the organisation work vigorously to promote the US as a desirable destination of choice.
This work supports the Australian Travel Trade members of the Organisation who proactively promote US destinations and products through a variety of marketing and promotional tactics.
As a trade focussed organisation, we provide a series of trade only expo’s on the East Coast of Australia in February and a range of regional events throughout the year. Recently, we set a record for the largest contingent of suppliers at our expos with over 70 exhibitors and around 1000 qualified travel agents in attendance. Together with our networking events for members and market updates, the team is busy year-round providing support and insights to our partners, members and the travel trade.
The Visit USA executive team participate in the annual IPW International inbound travel trade show as a means to recruit new associate members to the organisation and to network with our existing member base. IPW participation is critical in the ongoing support of the US for the Australian market. IPW attracts over 1300 exhibitors, over 6000 attendees including 1300 International and domestic travel buyers and 500 journalists from more than 70 countries. Australia continues to see a growing contingent from our market, primarily supported by the Visit USA organisation.
For more information please go to our website or follow our social handles @usatraveltrade.
ABERCROMBIE AND KENT
CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Born on safari in East Africa in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has been reinventing luxury travel for more than half a century.
Now with 55 offices and more than 2,500 travel experts on the ground around the world, A&K takes the world’s most discerning travellers to the ends of the earth on unforgettable adventures.
This is luxury travel redefined – exquisite, creative, courageous and enriching journeys – taking travellers out of their comfort zones, in incomparable comfort, to more than 100 countries and all seven continents.
The A&K portfolio includes private and bespoke travel, luxury small group journeys, and luxury expedition cruises.
For more information please go to our website.
CATEGORY: PR COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR
TravMedia is the travel industry’s social media network. Connecting media and public relations professionals worldwide.
Established in 1999 by Nick Wayland, a former travel editor seeking a better way to research and report travel news, TravMedia now delivers a social network for business, that enables PR professionals and media in the travel space, to share content, coverage and collaborate like never before.
TravMedia currently operates in 10 countries – Australia, United Kingdom, United States, China, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa – with a community of over 40,000 media and PR members.
TravMedia operates sister company Food4Media. Food4Media distributes food-related press releases, videos and information on the food industry. TravMedia also pioneered the technology that powers Property4Media.com and Homes4Media.com.