James Gregory Wilkinson is an award-winning TV show host, Editor-In-Chief and global travel expert.
He is the host of the executive travel and lifestyle TV show WAYFARER and Editor-In-Chief of the Wayfarer website and newsletter that was launched in 2017.
WAYFARER Series 1 was broadcast on Sky News Australia (it generated 1.2 million viewers and is still available online at skynews.com.au and Foxtel On Demand) and is about to be broadcast on WestJet in Canada to 25 million passengers.
WAYFARER Series 2 is currently in final production and episodes set to be broadcast will feature Austin, Beijing, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai and several more global cities to be announced.
WAYFARER Series 3 is currently in production in 4K Ultra HD and destinations will include Paris, Fiji, the Whitsundays in Queensland, Auckland, Sydney, Singapore and several more global cities to be announced.
Each episode showcases some of the best hotels, restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and much more in the world's hottest destinations.
For the last 19 years, James has been the Editor-In-Chief of the Asia-Pacific region's highly respected hotel industry magazine, HM, and its online products.
He is formerly the Travel Editor of Time Out Australia and a Contributing Editor to SPICE magazine and SpiceNews.
From late-2012 to early 2018, James was a regular guest (appearing on over 200 episodes) on the Sky News Business Channel television show 'Business Class', which is now broadcast on Your Money and features airlines, hotels, destinations, travel accessories and much more.
James is also Chair of Laureate Australia Hospitality's Industry Advisory Board and Deputy Chair of the Young Garvan committee at the Garvan Research Foundation.
In 2003, James co-founded the HM Awards (Australasia's largest hotel awards) and in 2010, the AHICE Conference, also the region's largest.
He Chairs the Content Committee for AHICE and is the Chief Judge and co-organiser of the HM Awards.
James has also been a guest on Channel 7's 'The Morning Show', radio 4BC in Brisbane and 3AW in Melbourne, and is formerly the Editor-In-Chief of Hilton, Australian Hotelier, Signature Cocktails and bars&clubs magazines. Prior to this, James was at Courier Newspapers.
James was named 2008 Travel Writer of the Year for Trade / Industry by the Australian Society of Travel Writers, while in 2003, James received the received the Golden Circle Award from Marriott International.
At the 2008 HM Awards, James screened a moving film (that he wrote, filmed, narrated, directed and produced) about the Sala Bai Hotel School in Cambodia that has since raised over 0,000.
In 2010, James was a finalist for Travel Writer of the Year at the National Tourism Industry Awards (NTIAs), presented by AFTA.
Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington
On-Air Travel Expert & Host
Jennifer Weatherhead Harrington is Canada's top travel expert based out of Toronto, Canada who's been travelling around the world for the past 12 years. Her Covid-safe, stress-free and affordable tips are centered around finding undiscovered gems, the best and safest getaway destinations for families, honeymooners and singles during the pandemic and beyond.
A seasoned guest on TV, Jennifer is one of the most recognizable faces on major TV networks in Canada, appearing on morning and afternoon shows in cities from coast-to-coast. She's appeared on over 25 news and talk programs on America and Canadian networks and affiliates CTV, Global, FOX, ABC, CW and CGTN, as well as the long-running celebrity and lifestyle talk shows The Marilyn Denis Show, Entertainment Tonight Canada and The Social in Canada, and entertainment talk show The List in the US.
Jennifer launched a video series in late 2021, Next Destination. The short videos highlight up and coming destinations with a strong focus on local businesses a getting travellers to explore beyond the main tourist attractions. The goal for Next Destination is to publish 12 destination videos per year.
A digital travel writer as well, Jennifer has written for on-line publications such as The Globe & Mail, Refinery29, TinyAtlasQuarterly, Unearth Women, and FLARE.
CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg is on an airplane 2 to 3 days a week, somewhere in the world, reporting for the network, Peter's nationally syndicated radio show, or Peter's weekly Travel Detective series for public television. When Peter is not on duty for CBS, the multiple Emmy award-winning journalist remains an active volunteer fireman in New York. Peter Greenberg lives in Los Angeles, New York, Bangkok and at most major airports around the world.
Travel Writer + Keynote Speaker + Tourism Development Advisor
Doug Lansky is a Stockholm-based tourism consultant and keynote speaker who spent 20 years as a travel journalist, editor and author contributing to such publications as The Guardian, Lonely Planet and Skift.
Doug has given acclaimed lectures at nearly 100 universities, given two TEDx Talks, presented at National Geographic Headquarters, for the United Nations World’s Tourism Organization, at Google Travel, Booking.com, Amadeus, ITB Berlin and for over 100 destinations around the world, from Singapore to South Dakota, Finland to Florida, introducing audiences to new insights and smart tourism concepts.
President & CEO, Partner
A thirty-year veteran of the Travel & Tourism industry, Amir leads the entire team responsible for the development and execution of all facets of the organization from program development to customer acquisition and retention.
He joined Longwoods in 2015 from his previous role as Vice President, Partner Engagement with Brand USA, the public-private partnership serving as the destination marketing organization dedicated to increasing international visitation to the US. He led the team responsible for helping to increase Brand USA's partnership base and ensuring that participants received excellent service throughout Brand USA's deployment of joint marketing programs. During his tenure, Brand USA grew its base to 475 partners, comprised of destination marketing organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, attractions, travel brands, airlines, and tour operators.
Anne is the Editor of BBC Travel, BBC.com's award-winning Travel vertical, where she creates original, engaging and sharable content for a global audience. Previously, Anne was the executive editor and face of SmarterTravel.com (a Trip Advisor company). As a sought after travel expert, Anne has appeared on major broadcast programs such as ABC Nightline, The Early Show, Good Morning America and CNN. Anne's commentary has also been featured among leading media outlets, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR and Condé Nast Traveller. Her travel stories have appeared on USAToday.com, ABC News and Boston.com. Anne is also a trained pastry chef.
Annita is the on-air personality of the award winning travel radio show, Travel With Annita. She shares fascinating human interest stories exploring destinations through the eyes and voices of people who call them home. Travel with Annita has been on the air for eight years with broadcast signals in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Georgia and metro Atlanta. She also hosts the podcast, Quarter Miles Travel, exploring the U.S. based on the designs on the state and commemorative U.S. Mint quarters.
For 13-years Annita traveled the world with Pan American World Airways, working as a purser. Annita worked with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the 1996 Olympics Planning Committee training volunteers in intercultural communications and awareness for the Olympic Games. Annita has been to over 98 countries and continues today exploring destinations inspiring others to have a travel adventure.
Editor in Chief
Arnie Weissmann is editor in chief of Travel Weekly and executive vice president/editorial director of parent company, Northstar Travel Group.
Weissmann initially wrote travel articles for consumer outlets from the Washington Post to the LA Times. He subsequently launched Weissmann Travel Reports (unbiased country profiles, now incorporated into Northstar’s Travel42.)
He also created AOL’s destination database, authored a geography textbook and was publisher of critical hotel and destination guides in the U.S. and U.K.
Weissmann is seen on PBS’ “Travel Detective;” his commentary has appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, Sky News and NPR, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
He’s also a board member of Tourism Cares, and has been a repeat guest lecturer at Cornell University.
New York Times’ Frugal Traveler, Freelance Writer
A Chicago-based travel writer, Elaine Glusac is the Frugal Traveler columnist for the New York Times Travel section. She also contributes to consumer publications including the New York Times, Afar, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Virtuoso Life.
Vice President, PR and Communications
Emily Lauer is the Vice President of PR and Communications at Destination Cleveland, the destination marketing and management organization for Greater Cleveland. She joined the organization in July 2015 as a Senior Director to develop and oversee team implementation of PR strategies that contribute to changing perceptions and improving the narrative of Cleveland among potential visitors, meeting planners and residents.
As part of the Destination Cleveland team, Emily led the PRSA Silver Anvil Award-winning PR for the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee for the Republican National Convention, managing all inquiries from and outreach to regional, national and international media. She has also run PR efforts for the community’s hosting of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, 2021 NFL Draft and the 2022 NBA All-Star Game.
Prior to Destination Cleveland, she spent 18 years at two highly regarded public relations and marketing agencies in Cleveland. Emily is a native Clevelander and resides along the Lake Erie shore in suburban Cleveland. When not globetrotting in her spare time, she enjoys exploring Cleveland’s greenspaces, catches live music performances at one of the city’s many venues and seeks out unique culinary experiences throughout her hometown.
Erin E. Brown
Disability Inclusion Consultant
A short blonde hair, black female, pronouns she/her, self-identifies as a limb difference individual due to bone cancer, a human rights advocate and renowned ‘island gal’ continues to represent The Bahamas, regionally and internationally over the past seventeen years.
Erin Brown is the leading Disability Inclusion Consultant, in the first disability-led consultancy; Erin Brown Connects (EBC), in The Bahamas, Director in the Office of Disabilities and Compliance for The University of the Bahamas and the newest Royal Caribbean International Godmother of Odyssey of the Seas; the first Paratriathlete, Bahamian and black woman with a disability!
As an avid traveler; working directly with travel industry actors and brands to address the existing accessibility gaps. Removing the barriers to amplify the voices of travelers with disabilities; recognizing their value to access, integrating inclusive marketing strategies in their current business models and workforce retention; while promoting a truly inclusive brand and service.
Global Communications Executive
Heather Wyatt has over 20 years of experience in media, brand management, public relations strategy, business development and global partnerships. With a focus on travel and tourism, Wyatt recently joined Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as a communications consultant responsible for public image, marketing, public relations, and messaging to support global cruise resumption efforts.
Prior to joining CLIA, Wyatt managed all communications strategy for National Geographic Travel, National Geographic Expeditions, and National Geographic Licensing and Consumer Products, where she was instrumental in creating the first-ever National Geographic Traveler luxury edition, co-founded the National Geographic Editorial Council, and developed the first-ever Digital Nomad social media franchise integrating on-the-ground reporting with custom content for commercial partnerships.
Wyatt is heavily involved in the travel industry having served on the U.S. Travel Communications Committee, the World Travel & Tourism Council Advisory Board, the TravMedia Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America’s Travel and Tourism chapter.
Award winning diversity in travel consultant, President
Black Travel Alliance
Martinique Lewis is an award winning diversity in travel consultant, influencer manager for NYCgo, President of the Black Travel Alliance and the creator of The ABC Travel Greenbook! The number one resource connecting travelers to the African Diaspora Globally. Trusted amongst her peers as a ‘’connector’’ she is always connecting the dots to ensure the travel industry is mindful of diversity, not just as a ‘Buzz word’’ but an action that produces results.
As a Digital Disruptor whose immensely in love with all things travel, daily I strive to change the narrative by advocating for travelers that represent different demographics across multiple platforms. Working directly with tourism boards and travel brands I create content that is exciting and influential. Her mission is to change the face of tourism forever, so that we all feel represented and see ourselves reflected!
Mike and Anne left on their honeymoon in January 2012...and never came home. They created HoneyTrek.com to chronicle their journey across all seven continents and help people mobilize their travel dreams. Their story of “The World’s Longest Honeymoon,” savvy tips, and blog have been featured in over 150 media outlets, from USA Today to Lonely Planet. The Howards authored National Geographic’s bestselling couples travel book "Ultimate Journeys for Two" and the Lowell Thomas award-winning guidebook, "Comfortably Wild: The Best Glamping Destinations in North America". As content creators and personalities, they are regularly commissioned for projects by tourism boards and lifestyle brands, including a 10-part video series for Go Dominican Republic, a month-long social media campaign for Visit Florida, and a primetime television commercial for Microsoft. Brands understand the value of working with the Howards and find that few travel influencers come from such a place of professionalism and authenticity.
Articles Editor, Travel + Leisure
Paul Brady is the articles editor at Travel + Leisure. Paul has been covering the travel industry for more than 15 years, for outlets including Condé Nast Traveler, Skift, and The Huffington Post. Though he’s worked at both legacy and start-up media outlets and for both print magazines and digital-only publications, his reporting over the years has focused on how consumers can have better trips and the trends shaping the future of the industry. Outside of work, he's an unrepentant traveler who's fond of flipping through old passports and sailing small craft on the beautiful Hudson River.
National Geographic Travel
Starlight Williams, a National Geographic Travel associate editor, focuses her time on national parks, adventure, history, and culture. As a digital producer and writer, Starlight takes a special interest in topics at the intersection of conservation, culture, and community. As an editor, she has developed award-winning, engagement-driving content across platforms. Before joining National Geographic as a research editor in 2018, Starlight worked as a staff reporter, covering education, business, and city government at Community Impact Newspaper in Texas and as a culture and festival contributor for The Times-Picayune and NOLA.com. When not on the hunt for engaging pitches (send yours to email@example.com), you can find Starlight on her yoga mat working on her niyamas and yamas.
President & CEO
West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board
Tom Kiely serves as the president and CEO of Visit West Hollywood, the official tourism bureau for the city of West Hollywood, California, a position he has held for the past five years. Prior to joining Visit West Hollywood, Tom was the Executive Vice President of Tourism at the San Francisco Travel Association, that city’s official visitor and convention bureau. Tom’s career spans over three decades and included stints at the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Atlantis the Palm Dubai as well as time with Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Mandalay Resort Group, both in Las Vegas. Tom is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Hotel Administration.
Tori Emerson Barnes
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy
U.S. Travel Association
Tori Emerson Barnes is Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, at the U.S. Travel Association, the leading voice for all segments of the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Barnes directs the association’s government and political affairs, external and industry communications, marketing and research teams.
Barnes is highly regarded on Capitol Hill and across the industry for managing a portfolio of domestic and international travel issues focused on transportation and infrastructure, security and travel facilitation, tax policy, sustainable travel practices, Brand USA, and national parks and public lands.
Barnes is credited with securing pandemic-related federal relief utilized by hundreds of travel businesses and destinations. In 2020, she helped stand up the Let’s Go There Coalition that united dozens of major businesses and organizations in a national consumer campaign to inspire future travel amid the pandemic. The effort evolved into the Let’s Meet There Coalition to focus on the safe restart of business travel and professional meetings and events.
Experientialist/Editor in Chief
Uwern Jong is Experientialist-in-Chief of luxury and experiential travel journal and publishing brand rooted in diversity, discovery and discernment, OutThere.
He is board member of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA), Founding member of the Belmond LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board, Founder of the global LGBT+ Travel Symposium series, Board Member of Checking-In (the LGBTQ+ Hospitality Network) and Co-Founder of Stockholm LGBT, a members-based destination marketing platform for the Swedish Capital, as well as Brand Ambassador and Editor for the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s landmark “Go Thai Be Free” initiative.
He was the 2020 winner of “Editorial Leader of the Year" at the Campaign Publishing Awards and led OutThere to win “Diversity Initiative of the Year" at the PPA Independent Publishers Awards in 2020 and "Publication of the Year" the 2018 Travel Media Awards.
Barry Neild is the Global Editor for CNN Travel, supervising all travel-related content across CNN’s platforms. Based in London, he helms a team of staff reporters and international freelancers, working closely with CNN Travel’s teams in New York, Atlanta, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Neild joined CNN in 2006, working for its digital news operations before switching to its Travel team in 2015. Prior to working at CNN he worked as a correspondent for the AFP news agency, reporting headline news stories from destinations including Afghanistan, Indonesia, China and Iraq.
Vice President and Editor in Chief
Julia Cosgrove is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of AFAR, the critically-acclaimed travel media brand that inspires, guides, and enables travelers to have deeper, richer, and more fulfilling experiences. AFAR launched in San Francisco in 2009 with AFAR magazine and Learning AFAR, a nonprofit foundation that has funded trips abroad and in the U.S. for more than 1,000 underserved high-school students. Under Julia's leadership, AFAR is the only brand to win a Lowell Thomas Award every year since launch and the only travel brand to be a National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence across both print and digital. Last year she made the Folio: 100 list of the most influential people in magazine and digital media. Prior to launching AFAR in 2009, Julia was a writer and editor at media companies big and small, including Time Out, BusinessWeek, and ReadyMade. A graduate of Barnard College, Julia has taught magazine writing and design at the d.school at Stanford University.
Vice President Communications & Public Relations
New Orleans & Company
Kristian Sonnier joined the New Orleans & Company as vice president of communications & public relations in February of 2015. In his role at the NOCVB, Sonnier will focus on the strategic direction and messaging of the New Orleans tourism industry. He will create and oversee the implementation of public relations and communications strategies to brand New Orleans as the nation's premier business and leisure destination as well as position the NOCVB as one of the top CVBs in the country. He will support the president and CEO as a spokesperson for the tourism industry on all levels, supervise the day-to-day operations and management of the eight-person communications staff and manage activities of outside CVB partners.
Prior to joining the NOCVB, Sonnier worked at New Orleans-based Peter A. Mayer Advertising, Louisiana's largest full-service advertising, public relations and marketing agency, where he specialized in public relations planning, media relations management, special events and crisis communications. Over the last 16 years at Peter Mayer Advertising , Sonnier and his team serviced approximately 20 accounts per month ranging all categories including Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, GE Capital, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, Hancock/Whitney Bank, The National World War II Museum and the Louisiana Office of Tourism, among others. He has held numerous leadership positions in the city and region, including serving on the Host Committee for Super Bowl XLVII, serving on the city's team of BP oil spill communications specialists, and working with key city and state officials on Louisiana's recovery efforts post-Hurricane Katrina and Rita. Sonnier began his career as a public relations manager at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California.
Freelance Travel Journalist
Larry Bleiberg is a veteran journalist with magazine, newspaper, and web experience. He served on a Pulitzer Prize team, is an eight-time Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winner, and was honored for producing the best newspaper travel section in North America. He is President-elect of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Larry writes a column for USA Today, and has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, BBC Travel, the Washington Post, Delta Sky, Afar, AARP, Westways, Southbound, CNN, and others. He helped produce several National Geographic books, and created CivilRightsTravel.com.
A freelance travel writer for more than a decade, he previously was a senior editor with Time Inc.'s Coastal Living and Travel Editor of The Dallas Morning News. He also worked in Louisville, Kentucky and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Senior PR Executive
Tourism New Zealand
The Points Guy
Melanie Lieberman took her first flight at the age of six months and hasn't stopped traveling since.
After pursuing an education in creative writing, literature, publishing and journalism, she was delighted to discover she could combine her passions for writing and travel into a career. Melanie has been the travel editor at The Points Guy since April 2018, when she joined the team to ramp up travel coverage. She oversees daily travel and lifestyle news, and manages destination coverage, travel features, and reports.
Prior to TPG, Melanie was an editor at Travel + Leisure magazine, and her work has appeared in Bloomberg Pursuits, Yahoo Travel, Jetsetter, Boston Common magazine, LUXE City Guides and Saveur magazine, among others.
She has been featured as a travel expert on TV segments, radio shows, podcasts and in print, including CBS Newspath, Mic.com, Cheddar, Yahoo Finance, MyDomaine, WTSP, and Wired and she has been recognized for her poetry, prose, playwriting, and journalism in various competitions and festivals.
Founder & Chief Content Creator
Oh The People You Meet
MICHAELA GUZY is an American media executive, entrepreneur, speaker and on-air show host. She is the executive producer for two original award-winning series, Michaela’s Map and OhThePeopleYouMeet. Her recent episode on Sierra Leone featuring Dr. Jane Goodall was a finalist in the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and has been shown in private screenings at CORE Club in NYC, The VUE Cinema in London and she interviewed actor Irdis Elba following her screening in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Based in New York City, she is also an adjunct professor at New York University School of Professional Studies, where she teaches a course called, "Travel Storytelling: Creating Video Content". Recently featured on BravoTV’s Tour Group’s talking head travel series, Michaela is often asked to appear as an industry expert and public speaker, from curating conversations, moderating panels and conducting interactive workshops to giving inspiring keynote presentations for industry partners such as World Travel Market London, International Luxury Travel Market and The New York Times Travel Show to name a few. She contributes to publications and websites around the world, from Travesias in Mexico to Arianna Huffington’s THRIVE Global. Her Michaela’s Map: Australia series has been featured on American Airlines in-flight entertainment. She appears as a sustainable, transformative travel & authentic human connection expert on morning and evening news across the country. Her content is #trending on every channel, so please pack a bag, and journey on with Michaela:
Nick Wayland pioneered the technology that created global newswire service TravMedia in 1999, and ATE, IPW, Brand USA and SATW press rooms and trade platforms.
TravMedia delivers the world's travel news to more than 25,000 registered travel journalists in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom, Middle East, United States, Canada, Germany/Austria/Switzerland, South Africa, and new in 2014, Brazil. Nick understands the needs of media from his own experience as travel editor of Courier Newspapers for ten years and regular ski contributor to Australia's Sun Herald and Melbourne's Age Newspaper.
His knowledge of the travel industry and his contributions to the market segment are extensive. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and former committee member and co-founded the website. He is an annual judge for the Gourmet Travel Annual Awards and the Australian Hotel Management Awards. His company sponsors the annual ONE Travel Conference Travel Writer award for outstanding work in promoting U.S. travel, the Australian Society of Travel Writers Awards dinner and the British Guild of Travel Writers Awards dinner.
TravMedia are also members of the U.S. Travel Association, with the company powering the online press room for IPW, the most important travel trade convention on U.S. soil. The online press room for the Society of American Travel Writers is now in its fourth year, and TravMedia introduced an appointment setting tool for the Association last year. TravMedia moved into Canada in 2013 with a partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission for GoMedia Canada Marketplace.
Sister company TravTrade provides the same connectivity and paperless communication for trade shows around the world, through U.S. Travel Associations Online Marketplace at IPW, Brand USA Pavlions at international trade shows , the Australian Tourism Exchange, AIME, and Luxperience, to name a few. Brand USA's extremely successful Megafam trips for travel agents from the UK and Australia in 2013 were powered by TravTrade.
Nick regularly assists tourism colleagues with functions to bring together travel and tourism partners and media, works with international rep firms of major U.S. companies to increase media reach, speaks on the topics of media trends and new technologies, and looks for new ways to connect travel journalists with public relations professionals. His most recent technology allows TravMedia clients to connect and follow travel journalists and buyers, read published articles and provide tailored information for upcoming efforts. Nick splits his time between his Sydney, London and New York offices, and by design never spends an entire cold winter or a hot summer anywhere.
Editor In Chief
Sommer Mathis is editor-in-chief of Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders. Previously, she was the founding editor of CityLab, and editor-in-chief of DCist. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, Architect magazine, and The Guardian. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Elizabeth Harryman is the Travel Editor of Westways, which has won six major Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards and has a circulation of more than 4 million. Westways is the magazine of the Auto Club of Southern California, and Elizabeth also coordinates travel coverage for six other AAA magazines that reach markets from New England to Hawai‘i. With her husband, Paul Lasley, she also cohosts two daily radio shows that are broadcast to a million listeners in 145 countries on the American Forces Network and are podcast at www.ontravel.com and on iTunes. As freelancers, Elizabeth and Paul wrote a travel-and-dining column that ran for 10 years in the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, and other newspapers, and they are former travel correspondents for NBC’s Today show.
Editor at large
Travel journalist specialising in Australian travel.
Contributes to a variety of outlets including Tatler UK, AFAR, BBC, News.com.au, Fairfax, Jetstar Australia, SKY News and so on. Previously Tourism Australia's contributing editor, overseeing production of editorial for Australia.com, which enjoys a monthly readership of 1.6 million and @australia social features; has also held the editorship of Australia's biggest selling travel magazine, Australian Traveller for several years, during which she was shortlisted for both Editor of the Year and Magazine Of The Year at the Australian Magazine Awards.
At 23 she was Australia's then-youngest magazine editor, turning Healthy Food Guide into the nation's fastest growing magazine (2008).
Co-founder of The Travel Bootcamp and the Modern Travel Media Summit.
She is also an experienced public speaker with some television presenting experience; has appeared on CNN as well as all major local networks.
Georgia is also member of multi-award-winning Story(ation), Australia's specialist travel content agency, producing content on behalf of brands including Tourism and Events Queensland, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia and Spirit of Tasmania in addition to Tourism Australia. Story(ation) is ranked as one of Business Review Weekly's 100 Fast Starters in 2017 and its work has won global recognition, most notably at the US Content Marketing Awards, the UK's CMA International Content Marketing Awards, US Content Council Pearl Awards and locally at the 2017 Mumbrella Publish Awards.
TravMedia's IMM & The TravMedia Summit
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001, United States