Want to learn the tricks of the trade? Packed with essential advice, The Masterclasses are back for all budding travel writers and photographers.

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Sunday, February 2 • 11:00 - 11:45
Me, my brand and I

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As a budding travel writer, you aim to master the art of crafting captivating stories from around the globe. But what about your own story? Having a clear message about who you are and what you do is crucial to winning regular commissions. But is creating your own ‘brand’ just about being savvy with social? From working with PRs and editors to creating an online presence, our panellists discuss their tried and tested tips and tricks.

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Pat Riddell

Editor, National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Pat has been at the helm of National Geographic Traveller (UK) since 2010 and a travel writer/editor for almost 20 years. He has an unhealthy Nottingham Forest obsession, an unfeasibly large record collection and a love of Australia, Italy and New York.

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Emma Thomson

Freelance travel writer
Emma is an award-winning travel writer who spends most of the year away on assignment covering adventurous, off-the-beaten-track destinations. Commissions have ranged from a world-first unsupported expedition along Namibia's Skeleton Coast to travelling the length of the Silk Road... Read More →
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Kash Bhattacharya

Award-winning blogger
 Kash, better known as the BudgetTraveller, was the 2016 National Geographic Traveller (UK) Blogger of the Year. Author of the brand new The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World, published by design publisher Gestalten, Kash has revolutionised travel for the stylish, design-led... Read More →
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Pól Ó Conghaile

Travel Editor, Independent News & Media
The current British Guild of Travel Writers Travel Writer of the Year, Pól is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveller (UK). Pól is travel editor for INM’s Independent.ie and Weekend Magazine and the author of several books, including the award-winning Secret Dublin... Read More →

Sunday February 2, 2020 11:00 - 11:45 GMT
The University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, Room MG 28