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What Do Travel Editors Want?

Wednesday 9 September | 12PM – 1PM BST

Enhance your skills through a fascinating series of webinars from industry experts.

 

What Do Travel Editors Want?

Wednesday 9 September | 12PM – 1PM BST

Enhance your skills through a fascinating series of webinars from industry experts.

The sixth professional development session in our Zoom webinar series for travel PR professionals, ‘What Do Travel Editors Want’ features an A-list media panel who will provide essential insights into how they work with PR professionals.

From knowing how and when to place a news story or listicle through to generating interest in press trips or spokesperson interviews, this pulsating one-hour session will tell you everything you need to know about working with the nation’s top travel editors.

Our Experts

Amelia Duggan

Acting Deputy Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Laura Millar

Travel Editor, Metro

Helen Coffey

Deputy Head of Travel at The Independent

Amanda Statham

Contributing Travel Editor, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health

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.

Biography

Laura, a journalist for over 20 years, took over as travel editor of Metro’s Escape section in November 2018, upholding its title as National Tabloid Travel Section of the Year for the 4th time in a row less than a year later. She started her career at GQ and has subsequently worked on titles ranging from Red and Cosmopolitan to Marie Claire. For the past few years she’s been specialising in food and travel, appearing in titles including the Telegraph, the Evening Standard, City AM, the Independent, Sainsburys magazine, Square Mile, Hedge, Escapism, and The Week. Laura has spent her time as a travel writer amassing a collection of questionably tasteful souvenirs from all around the world, which now threatens to take over her entire living room.

Biography

Helen Coffey is a travel editor and writer with eight years’ experience in the industry. Currently deputy head of travel at The Independent, she has previously worked at national titles including The Telegraph, Evening Standard and Daily Express. Her key areas of interest include accessible travel, sustainable travel, city guides and ski features. In 2020, she has set herself the challenge of joining the burgeoning flygskam movement and giving up flying for a year as part of The Independent’s 20 Pledges for 2020 climate change campaign.

Biography

Amanda is the award-winning travel editor of Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Boots Health & Beauty magazines. She’s a regular contributor to Family Traveller and the Telegraph, has written seven books, has appeared on TravelGuru.tv, Radio 4’s Traveller’s Tree and Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector. As happy in a VW Camper in Cornwall as she is in a Seychelles hotel, she’s jumped off waterfalls in Bavaria, tracked leopards in Oman, dived with Galapagos sharks, and danced the Trinidad carnival covered in mud!

Amelia Duggan

Acting Deputy Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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.

Laura Millar

Travel Editor, Metro

Biography

Laura, a journalist for over 20 years, took over as travel editor of Metro’s Escape section in November 2018, upholding its title as National Tabloid Travel Section of the Year for the 4th time in a row less than a year later. She started her career at GQ and has subsequently worked on titles ranging from Red and Cosmopolitan to Marie Claire. For the past few years she’s been specialising in food and travel, appearing in titles including the Telegraph, the Evening Standard, City AM, the Independent, Sainsburys magazine, Square Mile, Hedge, Escapism, and The Week. Laura has spent her time as a travel writer amassing a collection of questionably tasteful souvenirs from all around the world, which now threatens to take over her entire living room.

Helen Coffey

Deputy Head of Travel at The Independent

Biography

Helen Coffey is a travel editor and writer with eight years’ experience in the industry. Currently deputy head of travel at The Independent, she has previously worked at national titles including The Telegraph, Evening Standard and Daily Express. Her key areas of interest include accessible travel, sustainable travel, city guides and ski features. In 2020, she has set herself the challenge of joining the burgeoning flygskam movement and giving up flying for a year as part of The Independent’s 20 Pledges for 2020 climate change campaign.

Amanda Statham

Contributing Travel Editor, Cosmopolitan, and Women’s Health

Biography

Amanda is the award-winning travel editor of Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, and Boots Health & Beauty magazines. She’s a regular contributor to Family Traveller and the Telegraph, has written seven books, has appeared on TravelGuru.tv, Radio 4’s Traveller’s Tree and Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector. As happy in a VW Camper in Cornwall as she is in a Seychelles hotel, she’s jumped off waterfalls in Bavaria, tracked leopards in Oman, dived with Galapagos sharks, and danced the Trinidad carnival covered in mud!

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 second Professional Development Webinar:
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What We’ll Cover

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Pitch Perfect

From who to call and when to call, we’ll cover everything about making a big impact with travel editors.

Targeting is Everything

Understanding everything about who you’re communicating with and their audience. Learn how to make the right pitch to the right media title, from researching their content to analysing their demographic.

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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 of our panellists. We also 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.