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Head for Points shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards

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I’m pleased to say that Head for Points has been shortlisted for three 2018 Business Travel Journalism Awards.

The categories we have been shortlisted for this year are:

Features Journalist of the Year – Air  (Rob)

Features Journalist of the Year – Accommodation  (Rob)

Best Use of Digital in Business Travel & Meetings & Events

Longer-term readers will know that we won three of these awards last year:

Editor of the Year (Rob)

Best Newcomer to Business Travel or Meetings and Events Journalism (Anika)

Best Digital Strategy

We won’t be matching that stellar performance this year.  I decided not to put myself forward for Editor of the Year again (only fair to give someone else a chance!) and Anika can’t really win Best Newcomer twice.

Sadly there are not categories for Features Journalist of the Year – Travel Credit Cards, Best Reader Competitions, Best Party, Best Reader Interactivity, Best Reader Offers etc as I would be more confident of winning those!

Business Travel Journalism Awards

The prizes will be handed out at a dinner at the Corinthia Hotel on 4th October.  The winners are picked by a panel of key figures from the business travel industry, none of whom I know, which makes them more ‘worthwhile’ in my view.

There’s no money for winning but you do get a very hefty investment bank-style perspex tombstone.  Last year my wife promptly hid them away in a cupboard in case the kids started throwing them at each other …..

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Comments (44)

  • Tyra says:

    A great achievement – good luck Rob! I’m actually using my 90k Iberia avios today on two return business class flights; because of your articles I knew exactly what flights to choose for the flat bed seats! Thank you ????

  • MattyS says:

    Good luck Rob & Anika, well deserved nominations again. HfP has certainly opened my eyes to a much better way of travelling than before !

  • Robman says:

    Congrats Rob and Anika. Well done on being nominated.
    I love reading your site and have benefitted many times from your advice and the advice of your other forum participants. Thank you.

  • pointsarb says:

    Congrats Rob 🙂

  • RTS says:

    Congrats both! Although, is Anika still classed as a newcomer?! Feels like I have been reading her articles for years!

    • Rob says:

      Technically the rules for Best Newcomer are up to 3 years, so we could actually have submitted her again but it would be embarrassing. Last year we sat with the guy who won Best Newcomer in 2016 and his employers had also nominated him for 2017 and he wasn’t totally happy about it.

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  • Roger1* says:

    All of the above, +1. Good luck, Rob and Anika!

    And we get to see 2 pics of you with Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News, the only daily news programme I sorely miss when I can’t see it.

    I wonder who will present your award/s this time. 😉

  • 1nfrequent says:

    Congratulations to you both and best of luck for the night!