Alexandria, VA (March 11, 2015) – Global Business Travel magazine was named a Gold Prize winner in the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) 2014 Awards Competition in the Trade Travel Article category. This awards competition, now in its 23rd year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.
Global Business Travel magazine received the award for “The Golden Age of Airports” article by David Devoss, which says airlines are flying more people and making more money, and the fact that a nation can rise or fall on the strength of its airport is a measure of how important aviation hubs have become to the world economy.
“GBTA is extremely proud that Global Business Travel magazine won a Gold Prize in the NATJA Awards Competition for the second year in a row,” said Ed Silver, publisher of Global Business Travel magazine. “The magazine’s goal is to provide in-depth coverage of the lives of business travel professionals and the ever-changing world in which they work and this award is a testament to that mission.”
NATJA Awards recognize excellence in travel writing, photojournalism, social media, multimedia platforms, advertising, marketing and public relations for the travel and tourism industry. This year, NATJA received over 650 submissions from all over the world.
“NATJA received an overwhelming number of entries in this year’s awards competition. The stories and photographs were so compelling and life-like that they placed the reader in that moment. This made it challenging for the judges to select the winners,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the organization. “The award entries this last year were clearly, the best ever in NATJA’s history. We congratulate all of the Grand Prize winners, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for bringing to life their travel experiences for the general public.”
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, gbta.org