It’s hard to believe that the CTO Caribbean Travel Media awards are back again for another year. It’s becoming one of the most anticipated events during WTM. The end of the Summer, and didn’t we have a hot one, leads straight in to Back To School and a frenzy of travel industry events and awards all vying for attention. The competition is rife but here at River we are working hard at making sure that the awards get the recognition they deserve.
But it is your entries we need to make it a success. The Caribbean Travel Media Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and reward the very best media coverage of the Caribbean. While also recognising the hard work behind each article or post. In 2017, we had over 120 entries, with a record number of social media campaigns. The 2017 Awards introduced, for the first time, a Social Media category.
The deadline of 12 October is closing in and we need your best articles and features, blogs, vlogs, social media campaigns and broadcast features from the past year. The full list of categories, important submission detail and online forms are available to download from caribbean.co.uk/CTOtravelawards.
We will shortly announce the panel of Judges selected to review the Awards. They will review all the entries to shortlist the four lucky finalists for each category to be announced on 24 October. The winners of the CTO Caribbean Travel Media Awards will be announced on Monday 5 November at the Fox@Excel at the Customs House entrance of WTM and we can’t wait to cheer them on.
Deadline extended for entries to the 2017 Caribbean Travel Media Awards
Submission period extended until Tuesday 17 October, 2017 at 11:59PM
Deadline for entries to the Caribbean Travel Media Awards is extended until Tuesday 17 October. No further extensions will be granted. So be sure to get your submission in now using our new online entry form .
The judges are eager to begin the review process and we look forward to seeing any remaining entries.
With just over two weeks left to submit your nominations for this year’s Caribbean Travel Media Awards, we urge you to submit any pieces of media coverage as soon as possible. This year we have two new categories: Social Media Campaigns and Caribbean Round Ups. Both have widened the possibilities therefore if you’ve been involved in any media campaigns that fit these categories, please do include. Think ‘Caribbean Year of Adventure’ too.
Spice up the festivities and head for the Caribbean for some pleasurable surprises and something a little different. A steel band playing Jingle Bells while you enjoy a rum punch or Santa Claus arriving by speedboat!! If this is still not quite enough then read on, for things could get interesting. Christmas: Caribbean Style is a mix of familiar Yuletide traditions with a local island twist.
After an exhausting three days at World Travel Market we gladly sat down to speak to one of the UK’s top travel bloggers @WanderlustChloe about her experiences and why she loves to travel…..
Why did you start – ‘Wanderlust Chloe’? A few years ago I decided to leave my stressful London job, travel and have an adventure. I booked flights and spent three months exploring Mexico, Central America and Cuba. Just before I left, I set up a blog just for fun! It was basically for friends and family and a little hobby for me to do on the road. I returned from travelling and decided I had a serious bout of wanderlust and I wanted to see more of the world so I updated the design and looked at the blog as a serious platform for sharing tips, photos and more with fellow travel lovers around the world. The rest, as they say, is history.
Taxi! You can never get a taxi in London when the weather is so wet, dreary and grey so we thought we would shine a beacon of hope disguised as a London Taxi. Adorned with images of sunny weather and fun adventures the St. Kitts Tourism Authority branded taxi is sure to bring a smile to your face and a longing in your heart. Along with the 10 branded taxis, St. Kitts Tourism Authority and British Airways have some competitions that are simple to enter, why not?
Forget being miserable in February, it’s time to start planning for the months ahead and #RiverRecommends some great ideas. With lighter nights meaning longer days we’ve decided to be more cultural here in the River office and sample not only what London has to offer but also to don our sequins, dust off our feathers and head to Mardi Gras in New Orleans for a slice of pure carnival. … Continue reading
The cold weather is here but we battled through it and went along to the Black British Classical Foundation (BBCF) Opera recital at Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster. The BBCF is a non-profit organisation that aims to take Opera to new audiences and venues. Hosted as always by the energetic and charismatic Founder and Artistic Director – Vincent Osborne, the evening introduced their new Board Members and an exciting 2016 season of performances and events ranging from small recitals to a large three day outdoor music festival. … Continue reading