Blog Category: Travel

Be recognised – Enter now for the CTO Caribbean Travel Media Awards ’18

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,


Caribbean Travel Media Award

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 

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. 

Be part of the success of the Caribbean. Enter here. Travel Awards



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Deadline extended for the Caribbean Media Awards

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,



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.

 All the information about the Awards categories and entry criteria can be found via

It’s easy and quick however, if you would prefer to still email your entries, please use

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Caribbean Travel Media Awards 2017

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,


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.

Online Submissions now accepted

You can also submit your entry online via, but if you prefer to email your entries, please use  A separate form is required for each entry.

The 2017 Caribbean Travel Media Awards will include ten categories:

  • Best travel trade feature
  • Best national newspaper feature
  • Best regional newspaper feature
  • Best consumer feature
  • Best broadcast, TV and radio feature
  • Best online feature
  • Best blog feature
  • Best piece of photojournalism
  • Best Caribbean Round Up piece
  • Best Social Media Campaign

Submissions close on Friday 13th October.

See for terms and conditions and to enter.

Good luck!


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Christmas: Caribbean Style

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

Feeling a little jaded about Christmas?

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.

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In conversation with travel blogger…. @WanderlustChloe

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,


Travel Croatia

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.

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A great afternoon tea with travel bloggers

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

Afternoon tea

Delicious afternoon tea pastriesWhether we are searching for the best venues for a media event, launching new clients or hosting a posh afternoon tea: there’s is never a dull moment here at River Communications. 

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since our annual travel blogger’s meet-up! It seems like we were having that long and productive lunch at the Rum Kitchen just yesterday! Wow, time flies.

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Taxi Competition!

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

St KItts Taxi

St KItts TaxiTaxi! 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?

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#RiverRecommends – February

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

#RiverRecommends Mardi Gras

Mardi GrasForget 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

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Summer in St. Kitts

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

St Kitts Tourism Authority

StKitts1High-blogAs the school holidays loom, St. Kitts is gearing up for a summer of fun, music and cricket. The island’s Summer Sunsation* promotion, which offers free nights at participating hotels in addition to Kids ‘Stay and Eat’ free deals, is just the incentive needed to book a holiday to this unspoilt gem in the Caribbean.

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  Filed under: Cricket, Culture/Heritage, Events, Hotels, Lifestyle, Music, sports, St. Kitts, Travel
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