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TORONTO — The leading resource for travel news on Canada showed it has international clout on Tuesday. editors came away with 4 prizes at the prestigious North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) awards.

Members of’s Editorial team captured 2 Gold and 2 Bronze from NATJA, recognized as the leading organization for travel journalists on the continent. Editor Adrian Brijbassi won 2 Gold awards and 1 Bronze for articles published in 2011, while Visuals Editor Julia Pelish took Bronze for Best Cover Photo or Illustration.

“We are thrilled that our talented, hard-working team members received the recognition they deserve,” President Debra Gallant said. “ is focused on providing the most credible, informative and fun travel information available, and this honour benefits our audience, who come to the site assured it is overseen by the best travel journalists in the country.”

It’s the second year in a row that Brijbassi has won Gold for Best Destination Article and also the second consecutive year he has captured three awards. He won the awards while working for the Toronto Star.

“It’s wonderful to be recognized,” Brijbassi said. “And it’s also wonderful to know we have many talented writers, editors, photographers and videographers at I have no doubt we will be seeing more accolades for our team in the future.”

To read more about Adrian’s award-winning travel journalism, visit

To view Julia’s award-winning photography, visit her photo blog.

The annual awards received a record number of entries, organizers said. For a full list of NATJA awards winners, visit

Vicky is the worldly publisher of Having graduated from McGill University in Montreal, she has set about building a talented team of travel experts to deliver to you words and images of the very best places to see and experience in Canada. Based in Yorkville in Toronto, Vicky regularly jet sets around Canada — be sure to catch up with her when she's in your part of the country.

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