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Upcoming edition:
Saturday, 16th of March 2024, Casino Kursaal Ostend

The biggest event for Belgian travel influencers

The Belgian Travel Blog Awards is an annual event since 2018. It is organised by, a marketing & sales agency specialised in travel PR and trade. Each year, the best Belgian travel bloggers and social influencers are being rewarded for the travel content they produced. Scroll down to discover more!



Belgian Travel Blog Awards 

  1. Participants can send in max. 6 cases (only 1 case per category):

    • 2 different blog post in two different thematic categories (see below)

    • 1 image for Image of the Year

    • 1 video for Video of the Year

    • 1 post for Social Post of the Year

    • 1 video for Social Video of the Year

  2. Influencers without a blog can still participate in Image of the Year, Video of the Year or Social post or Social Video of the Year.

  3. Besides getting recognition and a beautiful award, the nominees will be able to enjoy a seated dinner during the award show.

  4. Our location partner Visit Oostende will offer the award nominees on overnight stay on the night of the event as well as an exclusive, personal program to discover Ostend and the surrounding area. So mark 16 March in your calendar! 

#BTBA at the Belgian coastside

We are happy to announce that the Belgian Travel Blog Awards 2024 will take place in Ostend, the biggest and most popular coastal city of Belgium. Ostend is a a vibrant city with a rich cultural offer, known for its stunning architecture and impressive museums. In 2024, Ostend will also celebrate the life of renowned Ostend artist James Ensor with numerous fun activities and events, which creates all the more reason to pay the city a visit. The Queen of the Coast is home to many charming hotspots and is easily accessible both by public transport or car, making it the ideal backdrop for the #BTBA24. Get ready for a fun weekend break by the sea and mark March 16th in your calendars!

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How do you participate?

  1. Participants can send in their cases (max. 6 per blogger: 2 articles in thematical cases and/or
    1 Image + 1 Video + 1 Social post + 1 Social Video)

  2. Submitting cases is possible until end of day 17 December 2023.

  3. A professional jury of travel writers and marketing professionals will decide on the nominees. Timing: beginning of February.

  4. Our professional jury decides on the winners - winners are being announced at the Belgian Travel Blog Awards.

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Audience Choice Award: for this award there is a public voting. Bloggers cannot apply for this award. Because the nominees from all categories will automatically also be nominated for the Audience Choice Award.


Meet the jury!

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Why you should

Become a sponsor

  1. Present your destination/product to an audience of influential people during the Belgian Travel Blog Awards

  2. Meet over 48 top influencers from Belgium

  3. Share a table with the nominees of your category at the seated dinner during the award show

  4. Have your own stand and table during the Speed Networking session

  5. Attend 3 inspiring keynote sessions + panel debate on influencer marketing

  6. Generate visibility for your destination/brand: 

    • Before: visibility via website, newsletter inserts, press communication, social media posts and an experience post on (NEW!)

    • During: networking stand, sponsor wall, goodie bag, video, hand over the award

    • Afterwards: press communication

  7. NEW! Participate in an exclusive eyetracking research study, conducted by Artevelde Hogeschool, which is dedicated to the impact of influencer marketing within travel

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Lien Verwimp

Lien Verwimp is the co-founder of Daymaker, a travel search engine that collects content creators, their trips and travel companies in one place. By linking them all to interest tags, Daymaker matches people only to relevant advice. Furthermore, Lien has been travel journalist at Chapeau Magazine for years, and has helped a Chinese travel start-up with their expansion to Europe.

Pieter Hens

Pieter Hens is Manager of Marketing & Events at Toerisme Oostende vzw. With more than 15 years of experience in this position, it is an understatement to say that he has done his bit for the positive winds blowing in Ostend. Marketing, communication, social media, events and strategy are just some of the core tasks of this creative jack-of-all-trades. In the development of innovative projects, he and his team develop more than 20 projects throughout the year.

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Paulien Putman

Paulien Putman is a no-nonsense, positive PR professional with a passion for creative brand communication, a sucker for inspiring stories, and she loves connecting people. She has been working for Caudalie as PR Manager for the Benelux market for 2.5 years has taken the visibility of the brand to an even higher level, increasing the network of content creators and strengthening relationships, as well as attracting the right partnerships and setting up fun events. 

Annemie Decommer

Annemie Decommer is head of press and public relations at Atout France Belgium, the agency for the touristic promotion of France. She works with content creators and French tourism offices to highlight the best of France and it’s overseas aereas, and freelances in short and long copy on a variety of topics. 

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