Travel Weekly’s Laura French wins ATTA award

Travel Weekly’s Laura French has won the African Travel & Tourism (ATTA) award for Best Travel Trade Article.

The deputy features and supplements editor was honoured for her feature on Kilimanjaro, ‘Head in the Clouds’ which followed her trip on the Rongai Route with Exodus Travels last year.

French topped the pile in the travel trade category at the awards, which received more than 600 entries for seven different awards.

Judges described the feature as “a vivid account of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro”, adding: “The writer transports the reader up the mountain with her.”

They said the piece was “evocatively written but also informative and educational, as every travel trade article should be”.

French, who was among a shortlist of three to attend the awards in London on Wednesday, said: “I’m delighted to have been recognised for what was a truly unforgettable experience. Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners.”

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