Travel Weekly scooped four prestigious awards at last night’s British Travel Press Awards.


In total 18 awards were handed out at the awards after a record 359 entries to the fifth annual press awards event. Awards were judged by some of the most senior executives in the travel industry.


Travel Weekly won both the online and print trade categories – Travel Trade Publication of the Year for its weekly magazine and Online Travel Trade Publication of the Year for website travelweekly.co.uk.


Meanwhile Aspire editor Rupert Murray won the Travel Trade Feature of the Year for his ‘Falls Gold’ article in Travel Weekly’s sister luxury magazine Aspire and Juliet Dennis scooped Travel Trade Writer of the Year for an interview with Nicola Graham, formerly of Red Sea Holidays, who founded the charity Reuben’s Retreat after the death of her 23-month-old son last year.


The quadruple success meant Travel Weekly took home all of the four awards open to the trade press.


The awards also recognised national newspapers and magazines as well as broadcasters and photographers for their work over the last year. The Outstanding Contribution Award went to Michael Palin, CBE, the one-time Monty Python comedian and now respected travel broadcaster.


More than 200 people from the industry attended the event in central London, sponsored by a range of travel companies. Headline sponsor was the Canadian Tourism Commission.