"What I’ve certainly learned is that it’s much better to enjoy spending more time with a family than to work. We need less than what we think and what our lifestyle has enticed us to do. Home will be the same a few hundred years from now; you can paint it and everything will be the same, but people change from year to year and are never the same again" says Spomenka Saraga from Zagreb, Croatia.
It’s always an honour to receive any award. To be named the Travel Writer of the Decade at the 2020 Netherlands Press Awards is particularly special. The award reflects several years of hard work, writing about a variety of aspects of the Netherlands...Museums and tourism attractions in the Netherlands are doing a grand job of providing online travel inspiration. I guess we can use the lockdown period as an opportunity to undertake research and look forward to visiting attractions in the future.
The Travel Media Awards were established in 2015 to celebrate editorial quality and excellence. The 20 categories include Consumer Writer of the Year, National Broadsheet Newspaper Section and Broadcast Programme of the Year. Winners of the 2019 Travel Media Awards will be announced during an event at The Landmark London. A cocktail reception is planned at the luxury hotel in the Marylebone district before the awards ceremony gets underway at 7.15pm on 21 October.
“It’s very traditional. It comes from a British music hall tradition. The biggest and most important member of the cast is the audience. It’s quite a Victorian thing. It’s full of double entrendre. The kids don’t get the slightly naughty stuff, and the mams and dads do, so there’s something for everybody. There’s a language that everyone in Britain understands when they come to a pantomime,” said Connor Byrne, who plays Baron Hardup in Cinderella, about pantomimes.
Carol Ann Duffy, the United Kingdom’s Poet Laureate, created a poem that visitors could read or listen to. If you did not get an opportunity to do that on Armistice Day, you can find the 14-line work, The Wound in Time, on the Pages of the Sea website.
"The Awards represent excellence in writing and a passion and interest in Holland. The Awards are held annually to showcase the best articles written in the previous year and are a way for us (NBTC) to thank the writers that have shown a flair for writing about Holland in a positive and encouraging way. We look for articles that would encourage a visitor to go to Holland, that inform the reader with sound knowledge, tips, ideas and personal anecdotes or insights,"commented Simone Sagi, PR Manager UK and Ireland for the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions.
Each of the new cars will feature panoramic windows with electronically controlled tinting that can be lightened or darkened to suit the lighting conditions. The cars are air-conditioned and are designed to operate with the outside temperature anywhere between a chilly -25˚C and sweltering 50˚C...Before they leave the workshop in Reinickendorf, trees along the road will be trimmed to ensure that the cars to not get hit by overhanging branches on the way to the river port. From there they will be transported to Bremerhaven, then shipped to North America via the Panama Canal.
The Travel Media Awards were presented at an event in the five-star ME London hotel. Prior to the awards ceremony finalists were invited into the hotel’s penthouse suite for canapes and drinks with views along The Strand and over neighbouring rooftops.