TravMedia Meets ... National Geographic Traveller
TravMedia Meets ... National Geographic Traveller

Join an Exclusive Hour with National Geographic Traveller’s Team

Take your seat for the next instalment in TravMedia’s new ‘Meet the Teams’ webinar series!

TravMedia has launched a new set of webinars within our TravMedia Meets series giving PR subscribers the opportunity to meet the entire travel team at leading media titles.

Next up in the series we are giving you the opportunity to spend an exclusive hour with National Geographic Traveller.

Joining us will be Pat Riddell, Maria Pieri, Amelia Duggan, Sarah Barrell, Glen Mutel and Matthew Midworth, who will provide essential insights into National Geographic Traveller’s remit and reveal how they work with PR professionals industry-wide.

Encompassing both print and digital at National Geographic Traveller, this pulsating one-hour session will tell you everything you need to know about working with one of the UK’s leading travel magazines; from placing ideas and trip opportunities through to generating results across National Geographic Traveller’s powerful digital channels.

Meet The Team

Pat Riddell

Editor

Maria Pieri

Editorial Director

Amelia Duggan

Acting Deputy Editor

Biography

Pat has been a travel writer and editor for almost 20 years and the editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK) since its launch in 2010. He’s overseen the brand’s growth into digital platforms, events and awards and has been shortlisted for Editor of the Year, Travel at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards for six years in a row, with the publication achieving the title of Best Consumer Travel Magazine at the British Travel Awards in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Pat has an unhealthy Nottingham Forest obsession, an unfeasibly large record collection and a love of Australia, Italy, Peru and New York.

Biography

Maria Pieri is the editorial director of the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) and National Geographic Traveller Food and has over 20 years’ experience creating and developing travel and lifestyle content for APL Media. Maria is currently the 2020 Chair of the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME), and is spearheading the BSME Education initiative, in association with Readly.

Biography

Amelia Duggan has been an in-house editor and freelance features writer for National Geographic Traveller since 2015. She returned from a two-year spell as a freelance writer in November 2019 to assume the role of Acting Deputy Editor and, in May this year, took on the additional responsibilities of Online Content Editor. In these roles, Amelia oversees the commissioning of features for both print and digital. As a writer, Amelia has gained recognition as Young Travel Writer of the Year and Specialist Travel Writer of the Year (for her work on Latin America) at the Travel Media Awards, and was nominated for Travel Writer of the Year at the AITO Awards and Print Writer of the Year at the BSME Talent Awards. Previous roles include reporter for The Santiago Times and Assistant Editor for ABTA Magazine.

Sarah Barrell

Associate Editor

Glen Mutel

Executive Editor

Matthew Midworth

Head of Special Projects

Biography

Sarah Barrell is Associate Editor at National Geographic, UK. A journalist and editor with over 20 years in the field, Sarah was a long-standing Travel Editor at The Independent on Sunday, before she joined National Geographic Traveller where she’s been since the magazine’s launch in 2010. She has contributed to several travel books, and authored two, including food travel title, Italy: From the Source (Lonely Planet). She is a regular travel writer at BBC Good Food, and her stories have appeared in The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Express, The Sun, The Scotsman and The Evening Standard, along with magazines such as Olive, Wanderlust, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and ABTA Magazine.

Biography

Glen Mutel has been editor of quarterly title National Geographic Traveller Food for the past three years. He’s also executive editor of National Geographic Traveller, and has worked on the title since its launch in 2010. He’s been a travel writer and editor for the past 14 years, having previously edited ABTA Magazine, and won awards for pieces on Panama and Easter Island. Prior to that, he worked as a new reporter for trade magazines such as Campaign and Broadcast.

Biography

Matt Midworth is the Commercial Director of National Geographic Traveller (UK) with over 20 years’ experience in publishing. Matt oversees all commercial partnerships and works with the commercial content team to deliver bespoke campaigns across print digital and social.

Pat Riddell

Editor

Biography

Pat has been a travel writer and editor for almost 20 years and the editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK) since its launch in 2010. He’s overseen the brand’s growth into digital platforms, events and awards and has been shortlisted for Editor of the Year, Travel at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards for six years in a row, with the publication achieving the title of Best Consumer Travel Magazine at the British Travel Awards in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Pat has an unhealthy Nottingham Forest obsession, an unfeasibly large record collection and a love of Australia, Italy, Peru and New York.

Maria Pieri

Editorial Director

Biography

Maria Pieri is the editorial director of the award-winning National Geographic Traveller (UK) and National Geographic Traveller Food and has over 20 years’ experience creating and developing travel and lifestyle content for APL Media. Maria is currently the 2020 Chair of the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME), and is spearheading the BSME Education initiative, in association with Readly.

Amelia Duggan

Acting Deputy Editor

Biography

Amelia Duggan has been an in-house editor and freelance features writer for National Geographic Traveller since 2015. She returned from a two-year spell as a freelance writer in November 2019 to assume the role of Acting Deputy Editor and, in May this year, took on the additional responsibilities of Online Content Editor. In these roles, Amelia oversees the commissioning of features for both print and digital. As a writer, Amelia has gained recognition as Young Travel Writer of the Year and Specialist Travel Writer of the Year (for her work on Latin America) at the Travel Media Awards, and was nominated for Travel Writer of the Year at the AITO Awards and Print Writer of the Year at the BSME Talent Awards. Previous roles include reporter for The Santiago Times and Assistant Editor for ABTA Magazine.

Sarah Barrell

Associate Editor

Biography

Sarah Barrell is Associate Editor at National Geographic, UK. A journalist and editor with over 20 years in the field, Sarah was a long-standing Travel Editor at The Independent on Sunday, before she joined National Geographic Traveller where she’s been since the magazine’s launch in 2010. She has contributed to several travel books, and authored two, including food travel title, Italy: From the Source (Lonely Planet). She is a regular travel writer at BBC Good Food, and her stories have appeared in The Independent and Independent on Sunday, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times, The Express, The Sun, The Scotsman and The Evening Standard, along with magazines such as Olive, Wanderlust, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, and ABTA Magazine.

Glen Mutel

Executive Editor

Biography

Glen Mutel has been editor of quarterly title National Geographic Traveller Food for the past three years. He’s also executive editor of National Geographic Traveller, and has worked on the title since its launch in 2010. He’s been a travel writer and editor for the past 14 years, having previously edited ABTA Magazine, and won awards for pieces on Panama and Easter Island. Prior to that, he worked as a new reporter for trade magazines such as Campaign and Broadcast.

Matthew Midworth

Head of Special Projects

Biography

Matt Midworth is the Commercial Director of National Geographic Traveller (UK) with over 20 years’ experience in publishing. Matt oversees all commercial partnerships and works with the commercial content team to deliver bespoke campaigns across print digital and social.

Following the success of the Professional Development Sessions at this year’s IMM, TravMedia is rolling out a programme of seminars under the ‘TravMedia Meets’ umbrella, aimed at helping travel industry PRs at all levels to develop their skills bases and take on new challenges.

Join our Professional Development Webinar:
‘TravMedia Meets … National Geographic Traveller’ | 12PM BST | Thursday 26 November 2020

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What We’ll Cover

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Pitch Perfect

From who to target and how to make contact, we’ll reveal how each member of National Geographic Traveller’s team works.

The Audience Awaits

Understand everything about National Geographic Traveller’s audience, and how to make a winning connection to them through the team.

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Questions and Answers

Our moderator will aim to take as many audience questions as possible in the webinar, allowing you to pose questions to our panellists. We welcome questions in advance of the session.

Your Host

Henry Hemming

Managing Director, TravMedia UK

Henry established TravMedia’s UK operation in 2003 and is CEO and founder of News4Media, which launched Property4Media and Homes4Media in 2005. He has steered TravMedia’s growth, launching IMM in 2013 – now a global event for TravMedia.com – and launching the TravMedia Awards this year with his team.

Henry is a former travel journalist with over 25 years’ experience of journalism, PR and news distribution, and is a recognised communications expert. He lives in Sussex and is a keen photographer, naturalist, and Beatles fan.

Henry Hemming

Managing Director, TravMedia UK

Henry established TravMedia’s UK operation in 2003 and is CEO and founder of News4Media, which launched Property4Media and Homes4Media in 2005. He has steered TravMedia’s growth, launching IMM in 2013 – now a global event for TravMedia.com – and launching the TravMedia Awards this year with his team.

Henry is a former travel journalist with over 25 years’ experience of journalism, PR and news distribution, and is a recognised communications expert. He lives in Sussex and is a keen photographer, naturalist, and Beatles fan.

Schedule

28 Apr 2020

Crisis PR in Travel

12 May 2020

What do Travel Editors Want?

28 May 2020

Broadcasting Your Campain
How to Secure TV, Radio and Online Results

9 June 2020

What Makes Travel News?

23 July 2020

In Discussion with Mark Palmer

9 Sep 2020

What do Travel Editors Want?

6 Oct 2020

TravMedia Meets ... The Sun

26 Nov 2020

TravMedia Meets ... National Geographic Traveller

Schedule

28 Apr 2020

Crisis PR in Travel

12 May 2020

What do Travel Editors Want?

28 May 2020

Broadcasting Your Campaign: Successful Pitching to TV and Radio

9 June 2020

What Makes Travel News?

23 July 2020

In Discussion with Mark Palmer

9 Sep 2020

What do Travel Editors Want?

6 Oct 2020

TravMedia Meets ... The Sun

26 Nov 2020

TravMedia Meets ... National Geographic Traveller

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Let us know your thoughts.

TravMedia Webinars are complimentary for TravMedia.com UK customers.
*If you are not currently a customer you may be eligible for a trial to provide complimentary access, or be required to make a £15 donation to a TravMedia UK selected charity, details to do so will be shared upon registration.