The Wave Awards is the UK cruise industry’s premier awards. Now in their third 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 consumer brand. With a circulation in excess of 30,000, World of Cruising is available nationwide on subscription or via retailers, and is the only magazine with an independently audited circulation in the sector.
Designed to inspire seasoned cruisers and those that are new to cruise itself, World of Cruising covers all forms of cruising and focusses not just on the ships but on the destinations, the experiences and the lifestyle that can be enjoyed on a cruise-based holiday.
Online, World of Cruising is enjoyed by over 40,000 visitors every month and is followed by almost 20,000 people across Facebook and Twitter and its fortnightly newsletter goes to over 35,000 recipients.
Cruise Trade News is the monthly magazine for travel agents with a circulation of over 8,000 each issue. It supports the industry by helping agents to sell more cruise by providing a greater amount of cruise-focussed news, information and practical advice than anyone else. Its content platforms enable cruise brands, and anyone associated with promoting cruise-related holidays, to communicate directly to the travel agent community about special offers, incentives and key information required to grow their agent business.
As well as the monthly magazine, Cruise Trade News produces a quarterly Cruise Destinations publication designed to educate agents on the key regions of the world, as well as two annual destination directories that are essential reference tools for anyone selling cruise.
Online, Cruise Trade News attracts over 5,000 agents each month to its website looking for more information on the latest news, incentives and offers in the sector and has 10,000 recipients to its regular newsletters.
Live, Cruise Trade News organises the Cruise Challenge nationally – a series of evening events putting cruise brands directly in front of travel agents in a unique and fun format where agents learn more about how best to sell specific cruise operators, partners and destinations.
Cruise Ports & Destinations is the leading specialist publication covering the global port and destination sector. Read by senior cruise line personnel, key tour operators and travel agents as well as the leading decision-makers in tourist authorities and ports who are charged with attracting and retaining cruise passenger traffic to their regions.
An annual awards scheme run by Cruise Trade News looking to recognise and reward the most talented under 35s in the cruise holiday industry. These awards are open to people working in cruise lines, travel agents, ports and destination boards.