At its recent annual Travel Media Awards luncheon during Caribbean Week in Toronto, the Caribbean Tourism Organization honoured Michael DeFreitas with three of its eight awards, including their Best Photograph, Best Feature by a Canadian Journalist in a Foreign Medium and Best of the Best awards.
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SPECIALTIES: Active/Adventure/Outdoor travel; kayaking; hiking; mountain biking; rafting; scuba diving; adventure cruising; all the Caribbean, worldwide RVing, North America and Latin America and photography.
BOOKS: Author of Caribbean Adventures In Nature; Caribbean Travel Bug; AAA Vancouver. Contributing editor for Alaska By Cruise Ship; Caribbean By Cruise Ship; Hawaii By Cruise Ship; Mediterranean By Cruise Ship; Panama By Cruise Ship and Northern Europe By Cruise Ship.
AWARDS: 2012 Four NATJA writing and photography awards; 2011 Three NATJA writing and photography awards; 2010 SATW Bill Muster Silver Portfolio Award; 2009 Caribbean Tourism Organization Photographer of the Year; 2007 TMAC Journalistic Excellence in Responsible Tourism Reporting; 2007 SATW Bill Muster Gold Photography -Cultural Scenic; 2006 Caribbean Tourism Organization Canadian Travel Writer of the Year