Travel Editors' 2024 Predictions

Let’s put this simply. Was a repeat of 2023 possible for the travel industry? Four of the nation’s top travel editors discussed what lay in store for 2024 and the challenges that might stand in the way of another bumper harvest, following the sector’s epic bounceback last year.

Did the cost of living continue to impact the overall picture? Did sustainability play a bigger role in media output? And what was deemed ‘hot’, ‘not’, ‘new’, and ‘old’? Watch as our experts delivered their verdicts…


Ben Ross

Head of Travel, The Telegraph

Ben began writing about travel in 2001, becoming Travel Editor of The Independent newspaper in 2007 and Head of Travel for The Independent and Independent on Sunday in 2011.

He joined the Telegraph Media Group in 2014 and is responsible for all of the Telegraph’s travel content in print and online.

Cathy Adams

Senior Commissioning Travel Editor, The Times and Sunday Times

Cathy Adams is senior commissioning travel editor at the Times and Sunday Times. She has written about everything from travel to parenting for some of the world’s best newspapers and magazines and was formerly travel editor of The Independent and Evening Standard.

A stint working for an airline magazine in Hong Kong has given her a lifelong love of Asia (and weekend city breaks).

Mark Palmer

Travel Editor, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

Mark Palmer is one of the longest serving travel editors in the country, having joined the Daily Mail, the UK’s highest circulation national daily newspaper, some 15 years ago.

He is truly a veteran of Fleet Street, having worked variously at the Evening Standard (Londoner’s Diary), Sunday Telegraph (News Editor) and Daily Express (Executive Editor). 

He is the author of two books – one about football, the other a history of Clarks shoes. He lives in London and the Scottish Borders. His list of banned words for all journalists and PRs is a matter of industry legend.

Tom Robbins

Travel Editor, Financial Times (FT)

Tom Robbins has been Travel Editor of the Financial Times since 2010, prior to which he was travel editor of the Observer and and an investigative reporter at the Sunday Times.

He was named Travel Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2023 and 2019 and at the TravMedia Awards in 2022.

Moderator: Henry Hemming, Global Managing Director, TravMedia


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