What I do

Travel writer and blogger

Mark is first and foremost a freelance travel writer, writing principally about business travel, skiing and family travel. He has written for The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express, the Independent on Sunday, the Evening Standard, easyJet magazine and Director, as well as business travel publications such as Buying Business Travel. He is also co-founder and editor of Public Sector Travel, the publication for travel procurement professionals in government, the NHS and universities. Mark also runs the family travel blog Travelling With The Kids. He has won several awards for his writing.

origins of the universe coverScience, tech and business writer

Mark also writes frequently about business, education, science and technology for a range of publications, both in print and online. He is the author of eight books including Better Living Through Science: The Basic Scientific Principles You Need to Solve Every Household Conundrum and Future Proof: The Greatest Gadgets and Gizmos Ever Imagined (with Nick Sagan and Andy Walker) as well as The Origins of the Universe for Dummies® and Codebreaker: The History of Secret Communication (both with Stephen Pincock).

social media logosSocial media consultancy

Mark is a fervent believer in the value of social media and has long been an avid user, both professionally and personally, of social media channels such as Twitter and LinkedIN. Mark offers strategic consultancy to travel companies on the use of social media tools, including Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare, as part of an integrated digital marketing mix. Mark also curates the social media conference stream at London’s World Travel Market, one of the world’s most important travel exhibitions.

White papers

Mark researches and writes white papers for companies looking for in-depth analysis that can establish their thought leadership in a particular sector. His background as a scientist gives him the research skills to ensure that white papers are both rigorous and revealing. He is also skilled in the use of visualisation tools to add imaginative charts to white papers. Please contact Mark to discuss concepts and rates.

Bespoke events and speaking

Mark is experienced in developing event concepts for travel companies and creating engaging programmes. He has also moderated many travel conferences, including Public Sector Travel’s Engage round table forums, sessions for the Advantage group of travel management companies and Social Travel Market, a fringe conference on the use of social media in travel. Contact Mark to see how he could develop bespoke events for your company or to engage him as a speaker or moderator.

website copy and client communicationsCopywriting and client communications

With many years’ experience in writing for The Times online, Mark knows very well what sort of concepts work well online and how this differs from the world of the printed word. He has also worked with many travel companies on their communications strategy with clients, both in print and online. If you need to develop a new email newsletter or website aimed at clients, Mark can share his expert knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Contact Mark to find out how he could help your company.

What people say about me

"Mark has great attention to detail and researches articles and projects extensively"

Martin Ferguson, head of media relations, Sabre EMEA

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