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Travel Writer Courses

Travel Writers are writing professionals who visit tourist attractions, events, festivals, and holiday destinations, then write helpful and engaging content that inspires other people to go there too. They write for travel books, newspaper travel supplements, travel magazines, travel websites and social media.

As a professional Travel Writer, you could be taking photographs while out hiking to use in a future story, pitching your idea for an article to a publishing editor, writing an article outline, interviewing a tourism operator about the best time of year to visit the area, proofreading and editing a finished piece, blogging your experiences at a recent cultural festival on your personal website, or scanning the Lonely Planet for your next location idea.

To succeed in this role you’ll need outstanding writing skills with the ability to tell a story while providing useful travel advice. You’ll also need to be confident enough to pitch travel websites, magazines, newspapers, and publications with your article ideas.

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Popular Travel Writer Courses

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Travel Writers earn?

There are no clear salary figures for Travel Writers working in Australia at this time. Increase your earning capacity by gaining formal qualifications in professional writing and editing and building a portfolio of published articles.

Some Travel Writers earn money by monetising their own travel blogs, YouTube, and Instagram channels.

What are the job opportunities for Travel Writers?

There are no clear employment figures for dedicated Travel Writers working in Australia right now. They mostly work freelance for a variety of online travel sites as well as newspapers and magazines. Occasionally, full-time positions become available at major travel publications.

How do I become a Travel Writer?

Launch your career as a Travel Writer with a VET qualification such as the Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing or the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing. Both of these qualifications will teach you how to write and develop content for publication.

Alternatively, if you are seeking high-end assignments, the Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) are excellent choices. Some universities offer short courses in Travel Writing.

To obtain writing assignments you’ll need a portfolio of published articles. Many Travel Writers get started by creating their own travel blog or website to showcase their writing.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights 2023

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within journalism and writing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.