Our panel of judges cover a wide range of expertise in order that they review and score the submissions for the British Youth Travel Awards.

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Founder & Managing Director, The PIE

Amy Baker is a founder and Managing Director of The PIE, an online media and recruitment company delivering insight and business services to Professionals in International Education all over the world.


Kash Bhattacharya

Kash Bhattacharya has been been travelling in style on a budget for the last 7 years, blogging about my adventures at the BudgetTraveller. Kash has been featured by the New York Times, Lonely Planet, Guardian, Vanity Fair & National Geographic.



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Mike Clewley
Cultural Tourism Officer, Greater London Authority

Mike is Cultural Tourism Officer in the Culture team at City Hall. He’s responsible for delivering the Mayor’s cultural tourism vision and ensuring London continues to be the world’s leading capital of culture.



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Fiona Jeffery OBE
Founder & Chairman, Just a Drop

Born in Scotland and a graduate of Edinburgh University Fiona Jeffery has had a long and accomplished career working in the travel industry responsible for World Travel Market from 1986-2013 ultimately as Chairman.



Guest Judge, Rising Star 2015
Dan Mew, African Adventures

Dan set up African Adventures in 2009 following a long stint volunteering in Africa. Now one of the UK’s leading volunteer travel organisations, African Adventures now works with 21 community projects in developing areas of Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.




Graham McKenzie
Managing Director, TravelMole.com

Graham McKenzie is the founder of Omni Tourism, and is best known to the industry as Travelmole.com’s publisher. He has been the catalyst behind the online publication’s success worldwide in the last ten years.




Paul Richer
Senior Partner, Genesys Digital Transformation

Paul Richer is Senior Partner of Genesys Digital Transformation  a management consultancy specialising in providing advice on distribution technologies and strategies for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Genesys has built a worldwide reputation for its knowledge and experience of the application of e-commerce and online distribution technologies to the travel industry.

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