Meet The Speaker: Mark Palmer

Palmer, a Fleet Street veteran, has nearly 40 years of national newspaper experience. In the early 80s, while working for a paper in New York City, he became the first Englishman to win the coveted Young Journalist of the Year award.

On returning to the UK, he worked on Londoner’s Diary at the Evening Standard before being hired as a news reporter on the Sunday Telegraph, ending up as News Editor. He then joined the Daily Express as Executive Editor before moving to the Daily Mail 15 years ago, where today he is responsible for travel across both the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, in addition to the property, interiors, motoring and gardening pages. He has written two books - one about football, the other an official history of Clarks shoes, the company founded by his Quaker cousins.

During his keynote speech, Mark will share his insights on what UK consumers are looking for from their travel experiences and will talk about the increasingly important role that he sees travel agents playing. He will also give his views on why he feels that travel is so important in today’s world and the associated benefits.

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