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National Geographic Traveller Festival

The all-day live reader event will be packed with inspirational speakers, writers, photographers, travel experts and must-try workshops

The team behind the award-winning magazine has announced the launch of its inaugural National Geographic Traveller Festival, sponsored by Babbel. The all-day live reader event will be packed with inspirational speakers, writers, photographers, travel experts and must-try workshops – bringing the magazine to life.

Curated by the team at National Geographic Traveller (UK) magazine, the festival is the embodiment of the brand’s trailblazing spirit, global scope and vibrant visuals.

Pat Riddell, editor, said: “We’re very excited to be bringing the magazine to life at this one-day reader event with our ever-popular Travel Writing and Photography Masterclasses, our Travel Geeks panels and a wide variety of travel-related activities, classes and experiences. The National Geographic Traveller Festival is a don’t-miss event for anyone with a wide-eyed urge to see the world.”

Matthew Jackson, managing director and publisher, said: “This new live event will give you the opportunity to step into the pages of the magazine to meet the experts, whether they’re explorers, adventurers, writers or photographers, and also the people who inspire and create the content of the magazine.”

Festival-goers can pick from an eclectic and exciting menu, featuring photography and travel writing masterclasses, Babbel language lessons from the headline sponsor, dance and martial arts classes, cooking demonstrations, National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s popular Travel Geeks panels, and much more.

For curious travellers, budding writers and photographers, and fans of the magazine alike, this is the event to mingle with like-minded individuals and start planning a life-changing adventure.

Date: Sunday 17 September 2017

Address: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD

Tickets: £150. Earlybird tickets on sale now for £135.


A full programme of events and headline speakers will be finalised in the spring.

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The National Geographic Traveller Festival is sponsored by Babbel and Belmond.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media Limited, from National Geographic Partners LLC in Washington, D.C. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine was launched in December 2010, and is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives.

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP) is a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global 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, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. NGP returns 27 percent of its proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

National Geographic Society is a leading nonprofit that invests in bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education. They support educators to ensure that the next generation is armed with geographic knowledge and global understanding. National Geographic Society aspires to create a community of change, advancing key insights about the planet and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time. Their goal is measurable impact: furthering exploration and educating people around the world to inspire solutions for the greater good.

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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