FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETravel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards Announced In Dublin
Pic shows Short Break winner Conor Pope (Irish Times) with Carina Dimech(Malta Tourism Authority) and Martin Skelly (Irish Travel Agents Assoc) at the awards in Dublin tonight.
Pic Gary Ashe.22/1/2016Dublin, 22nd 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 this evening 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 IndependentSponsored by Falcon HolidaysSkiing Award Catherine Murphy of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Topflight & Gastein Tourist Board AustriaNorthern Ireland Award Mal Rogers of the Irish Times Sponsored by Northern Ireland Tourist BoardHome Holiday Award Yvonne Gordon of the Sunday TimesSponsored by Fáilte IrelandBroadcasting Award Mary Fanning of RTE Nationwide Sponsored by Cassidy TravelDigital Award Deirdre Mullins of RTE Ten Sponsored by ClickandgoShort Break Award Conor Pope of the Irish TimesSponsored by Malta Tourist AuthoritySun Break Award Conor Power of the Irish Examiner Sponsored by Sunway TravelSpain Award Pól Ó Conghaile of National Geographic TravellerSponsored by Spanish Tourism OfficeLong Haul Award Isabel Conway of Sunday Business Post Sponsored by Turkish AirlinesOverall winner of the Travel Ext