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Share your travel story with the Top Travel Journalists

Connect with travel journalists who influence the travel and tourism space

Now that the travel industry is back on track after the pandemic, travel writers have been busy creating stories, collecting recommendations lists, providing information and reviews of popular or lesser known destinations.

We’ve created a handy list of top UK travel journalists to inspire you for your next pitch. Learn more about these travel writers, tailor your story and get the coverage you need. From luxury hotels to popular destinations, you can find the most suitable journalists to cover you story.

Note: information is accurate for the date the blog was posted. Journalists might change outlets and sectors in the future.

Chris Haslam
Chief Travel Writer, The Sunday Times  

Chris works across both The Times and The Sunday Times travel sections. This multi-award-winning journalist covers everything travel, sustainable travel being close to his heart. We spoke to Chris about the relationship between travel and the environment, watch a 5-min preview of the webinar here.

Tom Robbins
Chief Travel Editor, Financial Times

Tom is an award-winning journalist at the Financial Times, where he’s been the Travel Editor since 2010. He was previously the travel editor of the Observer and motoring editor of the Sunday Times.

The Financial Times has a global audience with both print and online subscribers. The travel section is in the lifestyle section and is a break from the financial content found in the rest of the paper. Readers have a strong interest in business and finance and have a large travel budget. 

Tom told us all about his section, what content they look for and how to pitch. Watch the first 5 minutes here.

Holly Rubenstein
Freelance Journalist

Holly is a London-based travel and entertainment journalist, podcaster and editor, and travel expert. She works across print, online and broadcast. As a writer, Holly contributes to The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveller and The Independent, among others. She writes about travel, entertainment, health & lifestyle. We asked Holly about the production of her podcast, what she looks for when inviting guests and more. Here is the preview.

Note: Holly is on maternity leave until spring 2023.

Lisa Grainger

Lisa Grainger

Deputy Editor & Travel Editor, Luxx (The Times)

Lisa has worked for The Times – from the arts and news desks to The Times Magazine and LUXX – since 1995. When she isn’t working as deputy editor of Luxx, Lisa freelances for publications from Departures and Travel + Leisure to The Times, pens a monthly interview with a leading British craftsman for Walpole, and is the sustainability editor at Country & Town House. The Times Luxx is aimed at the affluent readers of The Times to keep them informed about the best products, services and innovations within the luxury category. 

We talked to Lisa more about The Times Luxx, take a sneak peek into the conversation here.

Online Writer, Country & Town House

Olivia covers travel content with a focus on UK travel as well as ecotourism and responsible travel initiatives for Country & Town House since 2022 June. Country & Town House is a magazine that enhances the reader’s lifestyle, and its key pillars are based on British values, luxury and sustainability. 

Dipal Acharya
Executive Editor, ES Magazine

Dipal Acharya is a London-based journalist, currently the executive editor of ES Magazine, the glossy weekend supplement to the London Evening Standard newspaper. She has also contributed to The Daily Telegraph, The Observer Magazine, Dazed & Confused among other titles. Dipal is passionate about travel, editing the magazine’s ESCAPE pages and annual travel issue, and has recently launched @somewherefortheweekend for curated hotel recommendations.

We’ve interviewed Dipal to learn more about her work and the ES Magazine, here is a 5-minute intro.

Sarah Baxter

Freelance Journalist

Sara is a freelance journalist, who writes about tourism and the travel industry as well as nature and wildlife holidays. Sarah contributes to titles like The Telegraph, The Guardian, The i and more. Apart from producing content for publications, she has also done editorial work, blog writing and advertorials, and participated in broadcasts.

Freelance Journalist

Annabelle is a Freelance Author & Journalist as well as the Editor of 101 Holidays: 101 Short Breaks. She is one of the UK’s leading travel writers and editors, and a specialist in UK and short-haul holidays. 101 Holidays is a travel inspiration site, they recommend travel destinations and places to go
Leah Sinclair
Senior Digital Writer, Stylist

Leah Sinclair is an experienced editor and journalist who works as the Senior Digital Writer at Stylist magazine. She is responsible for lifestyle, home, food, drink and travel content, lately making recommendations of destinations to winter travellers.

Senior Travel Editor The Independent

Simon is the long-standing Senior Travel Editor at The Independent where he covers consumer-facing news – fares, big tour operators, airlines, trains etc including business results. He also writes the Simon Says column on a Monday in the ES, and he is a contributor freelancer to Conde Nast Traveller, High Life and Travel Trade Gazette, as well as a broadcaster and podcaster.

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