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The complete beginners' introduction


DISCOVER how to write travel articles, guidebooks and blogs.

EXPLORE what editors want and how to approach them.

LEARN creative tricks from works by favourite authors.

MEET top travel editors and writers.

'Really informative, well paced, interesting. Great panel, knowledgeable, humorous, lively. Couldn't be improved.' – Lucy

What's in the course?

This quick and practical workshop offers a wide-ranging introduction to travel writing that sells. Focusing on travel articles and guidebooks, it offers the experts' view on how to write well and get your work published. To ease your path, the day also looks at two 'soft-entry' points – blogging and competitions – which can help you to break into the market.

Sessions are led by an amazing panel of top editors and journalists. Together they give the inside track on how to write and pitch successfully. The seminar does not include writing practice sessions, but does cover the key topics of how to write more powerfully, how to structure an article, how the market works for articles and guidebooks, examples of good style by top professionals, a recommended reading list, and advice on your next steps.

Expert tutors

  • Ben Ross Print Travel Editor of the Telegraph.
  • Hilary Bradt (pictured above) founder of the Bradt Travel Guides and award-winning travel writer for national newspapers and magazines for almost four decades.
  • Alastair McKenzie Chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, travel blogger and social media expert.
  • Adrian Phillips managing director of Bradt Travel Guides and BGTW Travel Writer of the Year.
  • Jonathan Lorie author of the forthcoming how-to guide The Travel Writer's Way, ex-editor of Traveller magazine, freelance travel writer for national newspapers and magazines.

Early booking discount

Get 10% off by booking early. Full price for this course is £150 – but only £135 if booked up to four weeks ahead.

Add on extra learning

Travel Journalism Masterclass A weekend with travel editors and writers, learning to transform your travel stories into publishable articles. Details

Online critique service for a personal assessment of your writing, available only to Travellers' Tales students. This one-to-one service is provided online after the course, at your own convenience. Simply add a critique to your shopping cart (right) and you can email us an 800-word piece of your travel writing, after the course. Our expert tutors will return a detailed written critique within two weeks.




Booking has now closed for this event.

Early price available until four weeks before the event.


Critique instructions will be emailed after the course.

On Friday, 14 December 2018:
  • 2017: booking now closed.

Learning level
  • This is an introductory workshop suitable for all levels.
  • Beginners are most welcome.

Booking notes

Getting there
  • Our venues are in central London, with good public transport links. Off-street parking is not available.
  • Full joining instructions will be emailed to you a fortnight before the course. We do not give out our venue names until after booking.
  • Sessions run from 1015-1700 each day. Doors open at 1000 and classes start promptly.