Travel Extra Travel Journalist of the Year Awards Announced

Dublin, 25th January 2020 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 took place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin this weekend.


Nine other winners, each for different travel categories, were announced on Friday night at an awards 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 and Lanzarote Tourist Board. 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 winners were:

The Gerry O’Hare Best Newcomer Journalist – sponsored by
Stephen Evans

Best Digital Media – sponsored by ClickandGo:
Janet Newenham

Best Broadcasting – sponsored by TUI:
RTÉ Nationwide – Mary Fanning and Mary Kennedy

Best Northern Ireland – sponsored by Tourism Northern Ireland:
Jamie Ball

Home market (Ireland) story – sponsored by Fáilte Ireland:
Pól O Conghaile

Best Adventure – sponsored by & Salzburgerland State Board of Tourism:
Yvonne Gordon

Best Skiing – sponsored by Topflight & Gastein Tourist Board Austria:
Catherine Murphy

Best Short Haul – sponsored by Sunway:
Pól O Conghaile

Best Long Haul – sponsored by Cassidy Travel:
Isabel Conway

Travel Writer of the Year (overall) – sponsored by the Spanish Tourism Office (Ireland) & Lanzarote Tourist Board:
Isabel Conway

The Holiday World Show at the RDS, Simmonscourt is an annual event running until Sunday 26th January. It will attract over 40,000 visitors who can avail of expert advice from over 2,000 travel professionals to find a holiday to suit any budget.

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