Buying Business Travel and its team of writers were recognised last night at the Business Travel Journalism Awards (BTJAs), taking home five trophies.

The event at the Corinthia Hotel in London, organised by Carlson Wagonlit Travel and hosted by rapper, actor and comedian Doc Brown, celebrated its 15th anniversary. The awards are designed to recognise the best in business travel and meetings and events journalism.

BBT’s gongs include:

  • Matthew Parsons – Business Travel Editor of the Year
  • Amon Cohen – Responsible Business (CSR) Journalist of the Year
  • Buying Business Travel Corporate Cards and Payments 2018 – Business Travel Supplement of the Year
  • Nick Easen – Features Journalist of the Year – Technology
  • David Churchill – Features Journalist of the Year – Destination

To mark the awards’ 15th year, a special commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Business Travel and Meetings and Events Journalism was given to BBT’s managing editor Mike Toynbee.

Toynbee has become a stalwart of the industry during his 40-year career. After spending 18 years at Executive Travel, he worked on one of the first digital publishing platforms. He helped launch Buying Business Travel in 2003 and built the magazine to be the leading title for corporate travel managers.

The BBT team is thankful for Mike’s continued support and congratulates him on this much deserved recognition for his contribution to the field of business travel journalism.

The winners of the BTJAs were selected by an independent panel of business travel and meetings managers, industry experts and respected journalists.

Johan Wilson, VP and country director for the UK and Ireland at CWT, commented: “Recognising talent in the business travel and meetings and events media is hugely important – and as we celebrated 15 years of this amazing event, it was great to see so many submissions from new journalists. We had a record number of entrants.”

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