Celebrating the world's finest travel writing and travel photography

The festival is organised by Travellers' Tales, a unique creative agency for travel writing and travel photography.

Based on a network of distinguished professionals in the industry, Travellers' Tales provides:

  • PERSONAL TRAINING for aspiring travel writers and photographers.
    The UK's best training opportunities in this field, our courses last between 1 and 4 days, and are taught by top experts in inspiring locations in London, Europe, Africa and Asia.
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  • CORPORATE SERVICES for companies and organisations, including high-impact editorial services, cost-effective staff training, distinctive customer events and tailor-made travel product.
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Travellers’ Tales is an independent agency founded in 2004 by travel writer Jonathan Lorie, after seven years as the editor of Traveller magazine. To contact him, you can email director@travellerstalesfestival.com.

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Festival key personnel
Festival Director
Jonathan Lorie (pictured) Currently the Director of Travellers' Tales, Jonathan has been the editor of Traveller magazine and now writes on travel for The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller and others. His agency can be visited at www.travellerstales.org.

Photography Director
Steve Watkins
Editor of Outdoor Photography magazine, and photographer and author for the bestselling BBC book Unforgettable Walks To Take Before You Die and its sister publications. Steve has walked on the wild side for 20 years as an adventurer and travel photographer. In the past 8 years he has shot 120,000 images in 65 countries. His pictures can be viewed at www.vividplanet.com.

Literature Director
Amy Sohanpaul
Editor of Traveller, the UK's oldest and most distinguished travel magazine. Amy has been a travel journalist for the past decade, after switching from a career in literary publishing. She was brought up in Kenya, but is of Indian origin, and retains a passion for both continents. Her magazine can be viewed at www.wexas.com.

Company details
Travellers' Tales Festival is owned and run by Travellers Tales Services Ltd, company no 6478154. Administrative office 92 Hillfield Road, London NW6 1QA, UK. Registered office 21 Culverlands Close, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3AG, UK.

Travellers' Tales is a registered trade mark.

Images © Steve Watkins/Vividplanet.com (top left) and Howard Davies (above)