And the winner of Best Travel Blog is…

I’ve been meaning to mention this for a while but things have been so busy. Earlier this year I was shortlisted for the award of Best Travel Blog in the Travelmole Web Awards and I attended an awards ceremony sponsored by Pure Michigan at the Rah Rah Room in London’s Piccadilly area. The awards aim to “recognize the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments”.

Rah Rah Room

The award for the Best Travel Blog category was sponsored by Exodus Travels and I’m delighted to be able to tell you that A Luxury Travel Blog won!

Best Travel Blogger

Best Travel Blog

This comes on the back of our earlier award for Best Travel Influencer in WIRED magazine’s Innovation in Travel Awards, and nicely complements us recently being ranked as #1 in the Rise Top 1,000+ Travel Blogs. What a busy time it’s been!!

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Accommodation Site: cottages.com
Best Airline Site: www.britishairways.com
Best Car Hire Site: www.avis.co.uk
Best Cruise/Ferry Site: www.pocruises.com
Best Rail Operator Site: www.belmond.com
Best Responsible Tourism Site: www.gobarefoot.travel
Best Sports Travel & Tourism Site: www.absolutetravel.uk
Best Tour Operator Site: www.leger.co.uk
Best Tourist Board Site: www.visitwiltshire.co.uk
Best Travel Agent Site: www.loveholidays.com
Best Travel Blog: www.aluxurytravelblog.com
Best Travel Directory Site: www.skyscanner.net
Best Travel Recruitment Site: www.candm.co.uk
Best Use of Social Media: www.motel-one.com
Best Holiday Miscellaneous Site: affilitools.holidaytaxis.com
Best Trade Accommodation Only Site: roomsxml.com

The evening was rounded off with some live Motown music and a charity auction to raise funds for the Family Holiday Association was held. A big ‘thank you’ to Travelmole for hosting such a great event.

Travelmole

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  1. Andrew Petrie says:

    This comes as no surprise to me after reading so many of your articles. Congratulations to all involved .

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Andrew… that’s very kind. :)

  3. Congratulations Paul, I think one of the key strengths of your blog is that it not only focuses on the traditional luxury destinations but also includes lesser known regions and highlights their potential within the upscale travel segment.

  4. Candice Bain says:

    Congratulations Paul. I can see how hard you work and the content on the site is excellent. A well deserved honour.

  5. Congratulations Paul – well deserved and ‘A Luxury Travel Blog’ really lives up to it’s name. I’ve saved lots of articles for inspiration and help on our trips in the future. Thank you.

  6. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Yves… always good to hear what we are doing (or not doing) well, so that feedback is really helpful.

  7. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Candice… friends think I am just on one long holiday, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!!! :)

  8. Paul Johnson says:

    And thank you, Emma… pleased to hear you’ve found lots of useful content.

  9. Jean says:

    Congratulations Paul, as the pioneer of all luxury travel blogs, this award is so well-deserved! Safe travels!

  10. Izy berry says:

    Congratulations I really love your blog you have a amazing information that everybody needs when they travel

  11. Daphne says:

    Congratulations Paul. You deserve the honor, no doubt! I’ve been an avid reader and recently opened my own travel blog. I hope to achieve the same status as you one day – I would settle for a less lucrative award and 10% of your following, in all honesty.

  12. Alex Johnson says:

    Well deserved Paul. I’ve read quite a few travel blogs in my time. Yours is one I’ve had bookmarked for a while. Congrats!

  13. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Izy, Daphne and Alex! :)

  14. Fabulous Paul, well done. I
    am honoured to be a guest blogger on such a great site ????

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