Travel Video Alliance


The Travel Video Alliance is the premiere global community for filmmakers, tourism organizations, lifestyle and media brands, and other businesses in the trillion-dollar travel industry. As an unparalleled resource, the Alliance hosts the annual Travel Video Awards (TVAs) honoring excellence in travel videos, and offers exclusive events and workshops online as well as across the globe.

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The second-annual Travel Video Awards (TVAs) were held during the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. With monumental growth in submissions over the previous year, the 2019 TVAs saw over 40 countries represented, and hundreds of quality videos in contention for awards. David Freid and MEL Films won the NOMAD Award for their film Happy Animals. The Audience Award for the Independent track went to Flying The Nest’s Turkey Travel Vlog series, while Intrepid Group’s Be Intrepid won the award for the Industry track. Visit the 2019 winners page for a full list of the year’s winners.


The 2018 TVAs were the inaugural awards program recognizing filmmaking excellence in and around the travel industry. With hundreds of entries from 26 countries and numerous global brands, indie filmmaker Kevin Clerc clinched the NOMAD Award for his film Mexico, and the Croatia National Tourism Board and travel host-vlogger Holly Tuggy won the Industry and Independent Audience Awards respectively. View 2018 winners and nominees for a closer look at the first ever TVAs.

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Wed. October 17

PANEL – The Power of Video in the $1 Trillion Travel Industry

This year’s NAB Show New York was a great success.  Keep checking back for new TVA events.


Tuesday, April 9

During the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the TVAs hosted two panels in addition to an awards ceremony honoring the 2019 Travel Video Awards winners and nominees.

PANEL – Travel Video Industry: Meet The Buyers And Financiers
The panel will cover investment in travel videos by the tourism industry, media companies, lifestyle brands, and more.  Panelists will cover video content types, and how buyers hire talent to develop projects.

PANEL – Travel Video Industry: How to Build Your Brand As A Filmmaker And Influencer
The panel features top filmmakers and influencers who cover how to break into the travel video industry, how to pitch and sell your brand and projects, and how to grow your brand across social platforms.


Each month the TVAs features an interview with a filmmaker and a brand or agency creating relevant, inspiring, sometimes trendsetting, sometimes groundbreaking content in the travel video industry. 

When David Freid turned his hobbies of travel and photography into a full-fledged career he knew he had to define what MEL Films was. “The thing that makes you you is the most important thing you bring to the table,” Freid told the TVAs. Moreover, everything is about the story. Story first.  With these lessons in mind, we caught up with Freid to talk advice for young filmmakers, and why the logistics of luggage is so tricky.

To connect Intrepid’s brand with a younger generation of travelers, the company launched a fresh and humanistic campaign to connect with the company’s ethos. The campaign, called Be Intrepid, focuses on responsible travel, rich experiences, and incorporates a youthful sensibility. Producer Liam Neal spoke with the Travel Video Awards to explain how the campaign came to be, and the response Intrepid has seen from its global audience.


The Travel Video Awards database (TVAdb) features curated travel videos from around the world created by filmmakers, industry brands and agencies alike.  Sort videos by filmmakers, agencies, brands, and destinations, as well as by TVA nominees and winners. TVAdb aims to be the ultimate resource to find the best travel videos being produced around the world, to identify new talent, and to discover global travel destinations.

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Director: Mathieu Le Lay

Narrator: Benjamin Dowie

Featured Locations: Italy

Charted Waters


Brand: CNN Travel

Creative Team: CNN Digital Labs

Featured Locations: Hamilton, Bermuda