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Best in Europe – Cheers for the Media Award!

A jury of five experts from SME News in UK picked King Goya the best travel magazine

LONDON: Writing news and interesting story are easy – writing about our self is quite tricky. If you are a journalist. But we certainly love real news about travel, holiday destinations and to create spot-on inspiration for our readers and followers. So, here we go with breaking news: King Goya is awarded The Best English European Travel Magazine 2021. Best in Europe, thank you very much!

April 2021; great news about us the same week United Kingdom get on in direction the good old tourist destination. A great reminder, we should begin  dreaming about next international journey. Dreaming and planning is half the fun, one of our travel-reporters said after trapped at home for more than one year.

Long time ago: A visit to Dubai and crossing The Creek in March 2020.
Long time ago: A visit to Dubai and crossing The Creek in March 2020.

News and Awards

The award to King Goya is part of the 2021 UK Enterprise Awards hosted by SME News in London The aim is to find the best businesses across the nation, and this year, a recognition to get business back on track. This is the fifth year SME News organize this British Award.

The official decision

This message came from the panel of judges at SME News: “After much deliberation from our judges, I am absolutely delighted to announce the good news. This year, Goya Media Ltd and King Goya online travel magazine has been awarded:
Best English Language European Magazine Publishing Company 2021

“It goes without saying that this is a fantastic achievement and truly represents all of your hard work and driven determination paying off”, Jessie Wilson at SME News said.

Journalists at work

Travel stories created by professional journalists and photographers used to be a wonderful source for ideas and inspiration for most of us planning a trip or holiday. The pandemic made it difficult to travel and to create interesting stories. Getting into travel writing isn´t easy by any means.

“I’m honored and grateful to be the recipient of this award. This is a prize showing journalism still has a role to play in the tourism industry”, Editor Gudmund Lindbaek said.

CHEERS: Editor Gudmund Lindbaek said thanks for the award – and happy being Best in Europe.
CHEERS: Editor Gudmund Lindbaek said thanks for the award – and happy being Best in Europe.

The Happy Place

Lindbaek is the founder of King Goya, established in 2016 and published in English and Norwegian. This is the second international prize Lindbaek receive as a travel-journalist.

“King Goya is not a travel blog. This online magazine is a journalistic product and we are here to stay. We continue traveling and new experiences as the world re-open. Except from picking up prizes, travel the world is the perfect job to explore such a happy place”
Text by: Martha Strand

And the winner is…: Golden Pen Party in Zagreb

Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya online travel magazine. Meeting people for engaging stories. I´m off to uncover the best strategies for long life living. This is part of my venture “Around the World in 80 Lanes” – about travel, run sprint, staying fit! I just want a tiny slice of adventures to feel alive, and then excited to return home.


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