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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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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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Opera! What an inspiring night.

By Deirdre Cumberbatch,

Ronald Samm performs for guests of the BBCF

Ronald Samm performs for guests of the BBCF 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

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