Join our Exclusive Hour with The Sun’s Travel Team

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

TravMedia is launching a new set of webinars within the TravMedia Meets series which will give PR subscribers the opportunity to meet the entire travel teams at leading media titles.

We’re starting the series by giving you the opportunity to spend an exclusive hour meeting The Sun’s team.

Joining us will be Lisa Minot, Jacob Lewis, Caroline McGuire and Kara Godfrey, who will provide essential insights into The Sun’s travel remit and reveal how they work with PR professionals industry-wide.

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

Meet The Team

Lisa Minot

Travel Editor

Jacob Lewis

Deputy Travel Editor

Caroline McGuire

Digital Travel Editor

Kara Godfrey

Senior Digital Travel Writer

Biography

Lisa Minot has been Travel Editor of The Sun for 21 years and is a regular contributor to TV and radio. While she’s travelled to all four corners

of the globe in her hunt for the best holidays for Sun readers, she never happier than relaxing at her caravan in the South of France, where she has enjoyed holidays for over 40 years.

Biography

Deputy Travel Editor for three years, Jacob Lewis started as a tech journalist before joining The Sun in 2012 as a features writer.

Jacob hasn’t left England since March, but in another life had travelled to over 50 countries on assignment for The Sun.

A keen biker, Jacob has ridden the length of New Zealand, Route 66 and more of London than most cabbies.

Having missed out on a trip to Tokyo earlier this year, Jacob had been easing the wanderlust by learning Japanese during lockdown.

Biography

Caroline McGuire has run the travel section of Sun Online for nearly four years, building it from a monthly audience of 750,000 to 13 million unique users. She has worked as a journalist in travel, features and showbiz on the nationals for the last 11 years. She has yet to master relaxing or sunbathing on holiday, but has nailed the art of the hotel breakfast. Her ideal trip involves experiencing everything an area has to offer from morning to night, with a minimum of two good books to complete in rare quiet moments. Although with a small child in tow nowadays, both are distant memories.

Biography

Kara Godfrey has been Senior Digital Travel Writer at The Sun for nearly two years, having previously been at the Daily Express and the Daily Mail. Despite travelling extensively for 10 years, her next mission is to explore more of Africa, being an area of the world yet to be part of her repertoire. Yet you can happily find her backpacking in a budget hostel or exploring the corners of the UK.

Lisa Minot

Travel Editor

Biography

Lisa Minot has been Travel Editor of The Sun for 21 years and is a regular contributor to TV and radio. While she’s travelled to all four corners

of the globe in her hunt for the best holidays for Sun readers, she never happier than relaxing at her caravan in the South of France, where she has enjoyed holidays for over 40 years.

Jacob Lewis

Deputy Travel Editor

Biography

Deputy Travel Editor for three years, Jacob Lewis started as a tech journalist before joining The Sun in 2012 as a features writer.

Jacob hasn’t left England since March, but in another life had travelled to over 50 countries on assignment for The Sun.

A keen biker, Jacob has ridden the length of New Zealand, Route 66 and more of London than most cabbies.

Having missed out on a trip to Tokyo earlier this year, Jacob had been easing the wanderlust by learning Japanese during lockdown.

Caroline McGuire

Digital Travel Editor

Biography

Caroline McGuire has run the travel section of Sun Online for nearly four years, building it from a monthly audience of 750,000 to 13 million unique users. She has worked as a journalist in travel, features and showbiz on the nationals for the last 11 years. She has yet to master relaxing or sunbathing on holiday, but has nailed the art of the hotel breakfast. Her ideal trip involves experiencing everything an area has to offer from morning to night, with a minimum of two good books to complete in rare quiet moments. Although with a small child in tow nowadays, both are distant memories.

Kara Godfrey

Senior Digital Travel Writer

Biography

Kara Godfrey has been Senior Digital Travel Writer at The Sun for nearly two years, having previously been at the Daily Express and the Daily Mail. Despite travelling extensively for 10 years, her next mission is to explore more of Africa, being an area of the world yet to be part of her repertoire. Yet you can happily find her backpacking in a budget hostel or exploring the corners of the UK.

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 … The Sun’ | 11AM BST | Tuesday 6 October 2020

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What We’ll Cover

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Pitch Perfect

From who to target through to how to make contact, we’ll reveal how each member of The Sun’s team works.

The Audience Awaits

Understand everything about The Sun’s audience, and how to make a winning connection to them through the travel 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?

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?

TravMedia is open to feedback from industry PRs about sessions they believe would prove popular.
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.