Journalist-owned website wins biz travel outstanding achievement prize

A pair of journalists who defied the recession to launch a niche business travel website won the Outstanding Achievement Award at this week’s Business Travel Journalism Awards.

Mark Frary and Betty Low were praised for launching Public Sector Travel – a part free, partly paywalled website aims at those involving in booking business travel in the public sector.

The awards were organised by Carlson Wagonlit Travel and judged by a mixed panel of industry experts and journalists, chaired by the editor of Press Gazette (me).

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Here are the full list of winners:

Best Newcomer to Business Travel Journalism

Michelle Mannion (Business Traveller)

Meetings & Events Journalist of the Year

Leanne Bell (for her previous work in Conference & Incentive Travel)

Environmental Journalist of the Year

Jenny Southan (Business Traveller)

Business Travel News Journalist of the Year

Ayesha Durgahee (CNN)

Business Travel Features Journalist of the Year

Bob Papworth (Buying Business Travel)

Best Business Travel Supplement

Business Travel: Supply Management (Amon Cohen)

Designer of the Year

Susana de Dios (Conference & Incentive Travel)

The Journalists’ Business Travel Journalist of the Year

Alex McWhirter

The Outstanding Achievement Award

Mark Frary & Betty Low (Public Sector Travel)

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