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April 10, 2018
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NAB Show and Citizine Announce 2018 Travel Video Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- NAB Show and Citizine Networks, Inc. announced the winners of the first annual Travel Video Awards (TVAs) last night at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The awards honor innovative and inspiring travel videos released in 2017 by independent filmmakers, the travel industry, media companies and lifestyle brands.

“We’re ecstatic about the hundreds of submissions we’ve received, and the creativity and production quality showcased by both independent filmmakers and brands from across the globe,” said Philip DeBevoise, CEO and Founder of Citizine. “Given the importance of video in making travel decisions, it’s clear how these filmmakers, travel organizations, media companies and lifestyle brands have embraced this type of storytelling that is both inspirational and aspirational.”

The winner for each of the nine categories of the Travel Video Awards, as well as the Nomad Award for the best video across the Independent track, are selected by Citizine. Voters from around the world determined the winners of the Audience Awards: Best Independent Travel Video and Best Industry Travel Video.

The Travel Video Awards ceremony was sponsored by NAB Show and the House of Blues. All video submissions must have aired or been digitally published between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Additional information is available here.

Winners include:

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Independent Travel Video
Let's go to Bacalar, Mexico! (Holly Tuggy, SupperHolly)

Industry Travel Video
Croatia Full of Life (Croatian National Tourist Board, BBDO Croatia)

INDEPENDENT TRACK
NOMAD AWARD - Best Overall Independent Video Mexico (Kevin Clerc)

Best Wanderlust Video
Mexico (Kevin Clerc)

Best Hosted Video
How To Have The Perfect Day in San Francisco | Travel Guide (Alex & Marko Ayling, The Vagabrothers)

Best Documentary
Thrones of Semana Santa (Brandon Li)

Best Travel Series
New Zealand Road Trip: Backpacking the North & South Islands (Karl Watson)

INDUSTRY TRACK
Best Video by a Cruise or Airline
48 Hours in Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways (Etihad Airways, Brandon Li)

Best Video by a Hospitality Brand
AVANI: LISBON HOT SPOTS WITH CUCA ROSETA (AVANI Hotels & Resorts, Accent Production)

Best Video by a Tourism Organization
Croatia Full of Life (Croatian National Tourist Board, BBDO Croatia)

Best Video by a Media Company
Carreiros (CNN, Black Tomato Studios)

Best Video by a Lifestyle Brand
OtterBox Series Film: Pass It On (OtterBox, Friends of Mine)

For more information, visit www.thetravelvideoawards.com. Join the conversation on social media with #2018TVAs and or follow the Travel Video Awards on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

About Citizine Networks, Inc.
Citizine Networks, Inc. (www.citizine.tv) is a global lifestyle and travel programming brand targeting urban citizens. Citizine creates editorial and video content featuring cultural tastemakers that showcase their cities, favorite places and activities that have been “tagged” using Citizine’s proprietary technology to enable viewers to transact off that content (research destinations, reserve restaurants, build and share personal travel profiles, etc.) —(“Actionable Content”). Citizine currently reaches over 11 million followers through its cross-platform network of cultural and travel influencers from the worlds of food, fashion, beauty, travel and adventure sports, among others. Citizine’s branded content studio works with travel and lifestyle brands to create compelling programs targeting audiences across the globe.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.