Travel Editors’ Picks of the Year

We complete our cycle of 2023 webinars on a festive high as four top UK travel editors indulge in a light-hearted reveal of their favourite picks of travel stories and PR pitches of 2023.

Our panel of editors from leading national media and consumer magazines will share their standout stories – picked out for their originality, insight, or simply because they were a joy to read. They will also review their PR pitches of the year – campaigns that demanded their attention, from compelling press releases and feature pitches through to dynamic activations and tantalising trips.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the most memorable and influential narratives of the year, handpicked by travel’s media experts!

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The Panel

Caroline McGuire

Travel Editor, The Sun

Caroline McGuire is the Travel Editor at The Sun, and was brought in to launch the Sun Online’s travel section in 2017. The digital team now features five full-time travel writers and its output attracts up to 17 million hits a month, featuring a range of breaking travel news, destination features, reviews and newsy exclusives. 

Francisca Kellett

Travel Editor-at-Large, Country & Town House Magazine

Francisca is the Travel Editor-at-Large for Country & Town House Magazine, and was previously the Travel editor at Tatler magazine, and Digital travel editor at The Telegraph Media Group. She writes for a number of the world’s leading publications, including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Times LUXX, National Geographic Traveller and The FT, and is regarded as an industry expert on luxury and sustainable travel. @frankellett

Liz Edwards

Assistant Travel Editor, The Times and The Sunday Times

Liz Edwards is assistant travel editor at the Times and The Sunday Times, where she has worked for four years and in various roles, now focusing on editing, commissioning and writing. Liz was recently named AITO Travel Writer of the Year, a title she won previously when she was associate editor on the Sunday Times Travel Magazine. In the mists of time before that Liz worked on a mixture of food and travel magazines including Olive, Food and Travel and Wanderlust. She’s a frequent traveller to France and Spain and within the UK, is a keen walker and swimmer, often covers family travel and still enjoys bringing food into stories. Liz is proud to have had a cocktail named after her, by the Derbyshire hotel that according to her review served disappointingly weak drinks.

Pat Riddell

Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

With over 20 years’ experience in travel publishing, Pat has been editor of the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) since 2010 and has overseen the launch, growth and expansion of the brand from print into digital, social, events and partnerships.

What We'll Cover

Tune is as our four travel editors review news and features from across the media spectrum that caught their eye or captured their hearts in 2023. See what’s resonated with our dynamic quartet!

Our panelists will also look at what you, our PR professionals, came up with in 2023, and where your campaigns, angles and stories have left a mark. Will you get a shout-out? Be there to find out!

Potential Discussion Areas

Attending TravMedia Meets

TravMedia Meets webinars are free to TravMedia customers who have TravMedia Meets included in their subscription. For non-customers or customers who don’t have TravMedia Meets included in their subscription the cost to attend is £25pp per webinar*

Calendar of Events

First launched in 2020, TravMedia Meets delivers memorable webinars – free to access by TravMedia’s PR subscribers – providing invaluable insights from top travel media speakers and PR experts. We’re committed to hosting six events in 2023.

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Travel Industry PR Roundtable

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