Tom’s background and expertise
Tom has worked for Lonely Planet for most of his career, together with undertaking extensive freelance travel writing. Tom kicked off his career at Lonely Planet in 2003, packing books in the warehouse. And over the last 20 years he has continued to progress there, taking on roles of Head of Communications and Editorial Director. Tom briefly left the business during the pandemic. But later in 2020 when he rejoined he became Vice President, leading the company’s operations in the UK and global content and communications operations.
Playing a leading role at a travel business during the pandemic, which caused a near-total shutdown of global tourism was an enormous challenge for Tom. But Lonely Planet remained a key voice in the travel space, thanks to the efforts of Tom and the team.
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- BA History, University of Leeds