February 2005 - Ilona receives Visit USA writing award
At the Grand Hotel in Toronto, the Visit USA Committee presented Ilona with its Excellence in Travel Writing Award, for her article about visiting NASCAR Country in North Carolina.

Feb 2004 – Ilona wins second Travel Writing Award
At the 10th annual Travel Media Association of Canada annual general meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Ilona was awarded the inaugural Days Inn Family Travel Writing Award.

March 2003 - Ilona does radio spots on three Toronto-area stations
Ilona did three radio interviews on special events and attractions for families during March Break and Easter week. They aired on CFRB, Mix 99.9 and Q107.

Feb 2003 – Ilona wins Travel Writing Award
At a gala banquet honouring travel writers in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Choice Hotels’ Melissa Kenney presented Ilona Biro with the Choice Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. The prize is given out annually to a travel writer who writes with distinction about a Canadian destination. In this case it was an article about traveling along Newfoundland’s Viking Trail.