My Planet Travel Awards

December 1, 2014 Moscow Et Cetera Theater hosted the fourth annual awards ceremony for discoveries in the field of travels My Planet (Moya Planeta).

This year it was held in the format of a theatrical production. Five real-life stories about travels and travelers of the past, each of which accompanied by a presentation of one of the five nominations: Rezanov and Krusenstern ("Inspiration"), Miklukho-Maclay ("Search"), Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois d'Arland ("Journey "), James Cook («Emotions"), Bellingshausen and Lazarev ("Special Prizes").

In 2014 800 candidates in 20 categories participated in My Planet Travel Awards. The winners of two of them - "Best travel report" and "Best travel video report" were defined in a popular vote on My Planet Club's website and were known in advance: the travel reports called "Best hike to Lake Baikal" and "The Power of Dreams. Around the World at 21".

The names of the winners of other 18 nominations and of a special prize were announced at the ceremony.


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The Russian Geographical Society’s Special Prize for achievements in the field of preservation and enhancement of the natural and historic heritage   was handed by First Vice President of the Society Artur Chilingarov
The Russian Geographical Society’s Special Prize for achievements in the field of preservation and enhancement of the natural and historic heritage was handed by First Vice President of the Society Artur Chilingarov

The Russian Geographical Society’s Special Prize for achievements in the field of preservation and enhancement of the natural and historic heritage   was handed by First Vice President of the Society Artur Chilingarov.

The winners are photographers Igor Shpilenok, Sergei Gorshkov and Gennady Yushin. Each of them now have an opportunity to join any expedition of the Society in 2015.

The winners were chosen by a professional jury, which consisted of about 100 authoritative experts and specialists in tourism industry, journalists and travelers. Among them are Nicholay Tabashnikov, editor in chief of the My Planet TV channel, Evgeny Bekasov,  editor in chief of the Russia 24 TV channel, Vadim Zelensky,  Chairman of the Russian Association of Business Travel, blogger Sergei Vinskyi, Natalia Shtaeva,  chief editor of Discovery Magazine.

Award winners:

"Inspiration"

1. Radio show about travels

Monte Carlo, the "Around the World with Michael Kozhukhov" show 

2. Media resource associated with travels

The "Around the World" (Vokrug Sveta) Publishing House

3. Documentary about a travel across Russia

MiruMir Film Studio’s "Cinetrain: Russian Winter" Project

4. Branding of a Russian region 

"Eco Komi Republic" by Tourism Development Corporation of the Republic of Komi

5. Branding of a region of the world

The Norwegian Tourist Board "Visit Norway"

6. Blog about travels

The "Around the Barents" project

"Search"

1. Service to search and book air and train tickets

Anywayanyday.

2. Service to search and book hotels and apartments

Booking.com (Villas.com).

3. Mobile application for travels

TripAdvisor.

4. Theme vacation

Children’s Summer Camp "Nicola-Lenivets" .

5. Travel guide of the year

TravelMe.

 "Journey"

1. Service on the ground and in the sky (foreign airlines)

SingaporeAirlines.

2. Service on the ground and in the sky (Russian Airlines)

S7 Airlines.

3. The art of hospitality

Chain of hostels "Like".

4. A Russian region to travel

The Republic of Tatarstan.

5. Project of the Year in the field of eco-tourism

Nicola Lenivets Farm.

6. Thematic Museum

Museum "Kolomna pastila"

7. Travel Initiative

International Festival of wedding traditions of the peoples of the world in "Ethnomir"

Special prizes of the My Planet TV Channel, My Planet Club and the Vokrug Sveta Publishing House were also awarded at the ceremony.

My Planet awarded the HRS service for the best system for booking business travels and "Man of the World" awarded by the editorial staff went to Sergei Dolya, the captain of the "Russia" expedition.

The editorial staff of My Planet Club presented the commemorative award to Pavel Zavgorodniy, who took a trip around peninsulas Sredny and Rybachy in the waters of the Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean on an amphibious armored personnel carrier.

This year the Vokrug Sveta Publishing House award went to Leonid Kruglov for his circumnavigation along the legendary route of Krusenstern and Lisiansky’s expedition of 1803-1806.

In 2013, the Society’s special prize was presented to Moscow region as the "Best Region for the development of educational tourism", and in 2012 Chukotka Autonomous Okrug was recognized by the Society as the best region for unusual travel across Russia.

Theatrical production
Theatrical production
Ceremony of award
Sergei Dolya, a Russian blogger
Специальный приз Русского географического общества за достижения в области сохранения и популяризации природного и исторического наследия вручил Первый Вице-президент Общества Артур Чилингаров
The Russian Geographical Society’s Special Prize for achievements in the field of preservation and enhancement of the natural and historic heritage was handed by First Vice President of the Society Artur Chilingarov
Host Mark Podrabinek
  • Специальный приз Русского географического общества за достижения в области сохранения и популяризации природного и исторического наследия вручил Первый Вице-президент Общества Артур Чилингаров

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