The Wave Awards is the UK cruise industry’s premier awards. Now in their fifth year, they set a benchmark standard and recognise, reward and celebrate innovation and excellence within the sector.
The Wave Awards are owned, organised and produced by Real Response Media – the owners of World of Cruising and Cruise Trade News.
Categories are open to cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards, ports and anyone involved in the business of cruise holidays be they located in the UK or outside.
World of Cruising is the UK’s number-one specialist cruise brand, with an audience reach of 100,000. The magazine has a circulation in excess of 30,000 and is available nationwide via retailers and subscription.
Designed to inspire seasoned travellers and attract new customers to cruise, World of Cruising covers everything from ocean, river, adventure and expedition travel through to cruise-and-stay, appealing to couples, families and solo travellers alike. Across all our platforms we take readers on an incredible journey, focusing not just on ships but on aspirational destinations, amazing experiences, celebrity travellers and exclusive interviews, and celebrating the glamorous and exciting lifestyle that comes with all things cruise.
Online, World of Cruising is enjoyed by more than 40,000 unique visitors a month who access our exclusive digital content. On social media, we have more than 20,000 followers of all ages across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Our weekly newsletter is sent to 40,000 subscribers.
Helping agents to sell more cruise, Cruise Trade News is the essential monthly magazine for the travel business. With a circulation of approximately 10,000 copies, each issue is packed with more cruise-focused news, key industry information and practical sales advice than any of our competitors. Our content platforms enable cruise lines and anyone associated with promoting cruise-related holidays to communicate directly to the agent community with the special offers, incentives and information required to grow their business.
Cruise Trade News also produces a quarterly Cruise Destinations magazine, which is designed to educate agents on the key cruising regions of the world, as well as two annual ocean and river Destination Guides which are essential reference tools for anyone selling cruise.
Online, Cruise Trade News attracts more than 8,000 agents each month to its website, which features the latest news, incentives and offers in the sector. More than 10,000 recipients see our regular newsletters.
Live, Cruise Trade News organises the Cruise Challenge – the national series of evening events that puts cruise and cruise-related brands directly in front of travel agents in a unique and fun format, where agents learn how best to sell specific cruise operators, partners and destinations.