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A fond farewell to Alan Whicker

15 Jul 2013 by GrahamSmith

The death of broadcaster Alan Whicker at the age of 87 on Friday has left many mourning an undisputed great in the field of travel journalism.

Best known for his television series Whicker's World, the veteran presenter and reporter occasionally wrote for Business Traveller and attended many of our annual awards ceremonies.

Alan, who died at home in Jersey, will be remembered with much fondness.

Below is a selection of photos, taken from our archives, of the star at various Business Traveller Awards ceremonies and an image of an article he wrote for Business Traveller in February 1990.

Alan Whicker and Stirling Moss

Star guests: Alan Whicker and Stirling Moss at the Business Traveller Awards

Austin Frost and Alan Whicker

Onstage: Alan presents an award to Austin Frost of Shangri-La Hotels in 1996

BT coverage of the 1994 awards ceremony

Back in time: Coverage of the 1994 awards in our issue from December that year

Anton Mosimann, Christian Antoine and Alan Whicker

Anton Mosimann, Christian Antoine of Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Alan in 2002

In conversation: Moss, Mosimann and Whicker

Deep in conversation: Alan chats to Stirling Moss and Anton Mosimann in 1994

Alan Whicker article in 1990 edition of BT

Alan wrote this article for the February 1990 edition of Business Traveller

BT publisher David Hammond and Alan Whicker

Alan talks to David Hammond, Business Traveller's then-publisher, in 1998

Gary Schweikert and Alan Whicker

Another winner: Alan and Gary Schweikert of the Plaza, New York in 1998


Graham Smith

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