Travelwriters UK currently has
about 100 members, most of them established full-time professional travel
journalists. There are also some successful newcomers. All
contribute to mainstream UK media, at professional rates of pay, which is a membership requirement.
The function of Travelwriters UK is to give individual
travel media professionals a 'shop
window' that can be seen free of charge by editors anywhere in the world. In
addition, if work offers are sent to us, they are circulated to
Travelwriters UK was
created by the British travel writer Andrew Sanger in the year
2000. It is still run by Andrew together with his partner Gerry Dunham. Andrew deals with
all contact with members,
forwarding offers of work and answering any queries. Gerry deals
with new applications, administration and communication with non-members.
Andrew is familiar with
travel journalism from both the writer's and editor's point of
view. He has had a long and successful career as a full-time
professional travel writer, editor and author. He's written
forty guidebooks, most for major travel publishers, as
well as hundreds of feature articles for the travel pages of UK nationals (broadsheets
consumer and customer magazines, travel trade press and travel websites, and edited a
travel magazine for French Railways. You can find out more about
him and his work from
his own website and his
Travelwriters UK Personal Page.
Although a membership organisation, Travelwriters UK is
not a charity. However, prices are kept
low to encourage more writers and other journalists to join, on
the basis that the more members it has, the more commissions it
will generate, and the more useful it will be to each of the
Travelwriters UK is changing
hands in November 2017.
Travelwriters UK will change hands in November 2017.
After 30 November 2017, all responsibility for Travelwriters UK
to the new owner, Ben West.
See also: Our Policy