Inside the Travel Lab Wins at the Visit USA Media Awards 2019

July 5, 2019


Inside the Travel Lab has been crowned Blogger/Vlogger of the Year at the Visit USA Media Awards 2o19.

The  Fly Drive Florida: Orlando to the Gulf Coast Two Week Itinerary  post earned this fantastic accolade. 

The Visit USA Association Media Awards were created 19 years ago to recognise and thank the media for their contribution to the promotion of the USA through their work. Entries and nominations are invited from journalists, publications and PRs and are judged on three main criteria: 

1. The quality and factual accuracy of the writing

2. Whether the feature actually makes readers want to pack their bags and visit

3. Whether the feature give clear information on which of the Association’s 200+ members can provide further assistance 

The Visit USA Association Media Awards ceremony was held at the St Ermin’s Hotel in central London on Monday 1st July 2019.

The full list of the 10 winners and one Highly Commended Award are highlighted below:

General Consumer Magazine Feature 

Jonathan Thompson Tatler The New Pioneers

Consumer Travel Magazine Feature 

Alex Allen The Sunday Times Travel Magazine Roads to Recovery 

Travel Trade Press Feature 

Ella Buchan Aspire Red delight 

Regional Newspaper Feature 

Carl Jackson - Winner Reach PLC Canyon Country - Monumental Memories 

Ashwin Bhardwaj – Highly Commended City AM The Cuban Connection

Broadcast Programme (TV, Radio or Internet) 

James Martin ITV James Martin’s American Adventures 

Photographic Travel Feature 

Oliver Hellowell Down’s Syndrome Association UK Smoky Mountains assignment 

Online Feature 

Karlina Valeiko loveEXPLORING Northern Wyoming road trip: the top things to do, where to stay & what to eat 

National Newspaper Feature 

Nigel Richardson The Sunday Telegraph ‘I wept because I felt the bullets; I heard the cries’ 

Blogger/Vlogger of the Year 

Abigail King Inside The Travel Lab Fly drive Florida – a two week itinerary & adventure 

Contribution to the Industry
Mary Moore Mason Essentially America

About the author 

Abi King

Abigail King is an award-winning journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, the BBC, Red, CNN and more.

She is one of the leading figures in the UK for blogging and social media in travel and her blog, Inside the Travel Lab, is described as one of the best in the world.

She loves mango chutney, Blackadder and marmite toast buttered just right.

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