Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the Year Award
Winner: Liz Carlson
for her blog: http://youngadventuress.com/
The judge for this inaugural award, the Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the Year, was Simon Wilson, editor of Metro magazine and former editor of Cuisine and Consumer magazines. The winner is Liz Carlson, who blogs as Young Adventuress. Wilson said 'I chose Liz Carlson as the winner because she's got things to say. She believes in the virtue of being an independent woman travelling alone, which provides a real strength to the blog. She's also determined to communicate: her enthusiasm, her ideas, her experiences. She cares that she communicates. She does interesting things. She's a bit infectious and she's also very popular: 1.4 million visitors and 2.4 million views.'