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Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards 2012

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  • Tue 20 Mar ’12, 6:30pm – 10:30pm


Heritage Auckland Hotel & Conference Centre, 35 Hobson St, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $75.00
  • Non-Travcom members: $95.00



Related Artists:

Te Radar, New Zealand Opera

You’re invited to the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards 2012. We’ll be celebrating the best in New Zealand travel writing and travel photography at a Gala Dinner Awards presentation on Tuesday 20 March in the Grand Tearoom of the Heritage Auckland.

Our entrants and guests are a mix of travel writers, travel photographers, editors and those involved in the travel industry in some way, plus our wonderful sponsors, who you can see on the awards list below.

Our judges are busy reviewing all the entries. The International writing judge this year is Chris Moss, Travel Editor at Time Out magazine, London, and a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph. Thanks to Cathay Pacific and Tourism NZ he’s being flown here to present the awards and see a bit of New Zealand while he’s here.

The evening includes arrival drinks, a three-course dinner, dinner wine, prizes and entertainment, hosted by our fabulous MC Te Radar.

It’s an evening of celebration, a chance to meet new and interesting people and catch up with friends.

To open the evening with an Italian theme we’ll be entertained by The NBR New Zealand Opera, including an aria from Rigoletto, performing in May/June 2012.

The photography entries will be on display, along with the Travcom Travel Book of the Year entries (see if you can pick the winners).

Awards to be presented on the evening:

• Auckland Airport Award for the Best Magazine Travel Story
• Heritage Boutique Collection Award for the Best Newspaper Travel Story
• Heritage Hotels Award for the Best Travel Story about New Zealand
• Interislander Award for the Best Story about a Journey
• British High Commission and Tourism Ireland Award for the Best Travel story about Britain and/or Ireland
• NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Story about a Maori Tourism Experience
• AA Directions Magazine New Travel Writer of the Year Award

• Travcom Travel Book of the Year Award

• Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand
• FUJIFILM Award for the Best Travel Image taken outside New Zealand
• Air Vanuatu and Mangoes Resort Award for the Best Series of Travel Images
• AA Directions Magazine Award for the Best Travel Image with People
• Epson Award for the Best Unpublished Travel Image
• NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that captures the essence of Maori

The Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award and the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award will each receive two return tickets to Rome, Italy, travelling with Cathay Pacific, $500 towards travel expenses and a Mediterranean cruise with Royal Caribbean’s Celebrity Cruises.

As an added incentive, if you book and pay for your gala dinner ticket before the 9th of March 2012 you automatically go in the draw for a DVD box set of Italian films compliments of the New Zealand Italian Film Festival (www.italianfilmfestival.co.nz). Thank you to everyone who has already booked tickets, yes, you are in the draw.

R.S.V.P. by 5pm Friday, 16 March – sorry no door sales.

Register and send cheques to my address, see below for my sign-off, or you can use internet banking if you prefer, plus I can send you an invoice if that is helpful.

Best wishes,

Helen Davies
Travcom Administrator
Ph: (09) 6245707
Mob: 021 1781 384
2B Pukehana Avenue (That's B for Bob)
Epsom, Auckland 1023

Travcom exists to encourage, promote and reward excellence in travel writing and travel photography in New Zealand with more than 200 members including professional travel writers, photographers, authors, broadcasters, public relations consultants and other travel-related communicators.

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