The Independent wins big at Travel Media Awards

The Independent’s travel team were the big winners at this year’s Travel Media Awards, scooping more categories than any other title.

At the ceremony, held on 26 September at the Dorchester in London, The Independent received awards in the following categories:


  • Breaking travel news: Simon Calder, Travel Correspondent, The Independent


The awards are in recognition of the expertise which The Independent provides to its readers, the insight of the highly-respected Simon Calder, and its commitment to sustainability in all parts of its journalism.

The popularity of Simon Calder’s travel newsletter has helped drive impressive growth in The Independent’s user registrations, as readers turned to The Independent’s team and their innovative, in-depth travel coverage to find the best and most sustainable places to visit as the world moved out of lockdowns. 

The quality and breadth of this coverage was reflected by The Independent winning more awards than any other nominee at this year’s awards.

Helen Coffey, Travel Editor of The Independent, said: “It’s a real honour to see The Independent rewarded for its wide-ranging quality travel editorial, from our hard-hitting breaking news coverage and beautifully written colour features to exclusive video content promoting the hottest destinations around the globe.

“For a small team we pack a mighty punch, thanks in large part to our illustrious travel correspondent Simon Calder – one of the most trusted and recognised voices in travel journalism today – who very deservedly scooped two separate awards.

“Considering The Independent travel desk’s passionate commitment to championing greener and more responsible travel amid the climate crisis, it was also particularly heartening to receive the award for sustainability feature of the year for Mike MacEacheran’s wonderful piece on Denmark.”

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