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Travel Geeks: Rush Hour

This new informal series of after-work get-togethers brings together experts, writers, readers and travellers in an open forum to talk about travel

National Geographic Traveller (UK) will be regularly hosting Travel Geeks: Rush Hour after its launch success at London’s Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show.

This new informal series of after-work get-togethers brings together experts, writers, readers and travellers in an open forum to talk about travel. Meet the National Geographic Traveller (UK) team, talk to specialists, listen to their experiences and be inspired by readers. The events will cover top tips, technical know-how and writing and photography advice.

The events are tailored to fit into participants’ busy schedules. Travel Geeks: Rush Hour lasts for just one hour, during which guests can share a drink and join in with the lively debate.

The first event takes place on 5 April 2016 and will cover Travel Writing, with the editors of National Geographic Traveller (UK) sharing their tips for successful travel writing, as well as providing an insight into the inner workings of the magazine. Plus, there will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to share ideas and discuss their experiences.

Maria Pieri, editorial director of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “We look forward to rolling out these events to bring those with a passion for travel together to share their experiences and perhaps discover something new, too. It was great fun to trial the idea at the London’s Destinations Show and it seemed to be an event that really captured imaginations.

“For this first event on Travel Writing, there’s the added bonus of meeting three of our senior team, hearing about their experiences, asking their advice or even sharing some ideas of your own. It’s an excellent opportunity to become a Travel Geek! ”

Event details
Topic: Travel Writing
Venue: Wallace Space Rooftop Kitchen, Covent Garden, 2 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NA
Date: 5 April, 6-7pm
Price: £10
Panel: Meet the National Geographic Traveller (UK) team: Glen Mutel, features editor; Pat Riddell, editor; Maria Pieri, editorial director

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Future events
3 May: First-timers to South America
7 June: Expeditions: Arctic and Antarctic
5 July: Walking & trekking



National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. It was launched in December 2010 and is one of 16 local-language editions. The magazine is also available in Australia, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Latin America, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Spain. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

About National Geographic Travel (USA)
National Geographic Travel creates authentic, meaningful and engaging travel experiences through National Geographic Traveler magazine; National Geographic Expeditions; National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; digital travel content; travel books; maps; and travel photography programmes. National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) has 16 international editions. National Geographic Expeditions, the travel programme of the Society, offers a variety of unique travel experiences led by top experts to more than 80 destinations across all seven continents. National Geographic Travel books bring readers curated travel advice, photography and insider tips.

About National Geographic Partners LLC
National Geographic Partners LLC, a joint venture between National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox, combines National Geographic television channels with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic Studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, location-based entertainment, archival sales, catalog, licensing and e-commerce businesses. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic Partners LLC will be used to fund science, exploration, conservation and education through significant on-going contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

For editorial enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, editorial director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Matthew Jackson, managing director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

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