Just a decade ago, there were gloomy predictions of the death of the travel magazine, the guidebook and other forms of travel writing. And yet the sector is currently booming. In these days of Trip Advisor, Google, peer reviews and paid “influencers” is there still a place for travel writing and in all its forms? Is it less or more influential as it once was, and where is it heading? With the plethora of platforms and the abundance of information, in this session, Lyn Hughes and Brigid Benson will introduce their work and look at where travel writing is now, and ask what its influence is, and what lies ahead.


    Peter Urpeth
    Writing and Publishing Sector Specialist, XpoNorth

    Peter is XpoNorth Sector Specialist in Publishing and Writing. He is a writer and multi-media journalist with more than 35 years of experience, and has worked in developing the publishing sector in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland for 18 years. Peter is also a pianist and documentary film-maker working in jazz and related musics.


    Brigid Benson
    Author, Feature Writer, Creative Director

    Lyn Hughes
    Lyn Hughes


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