Meera Dattani (she/her)

Meera Dattani (she/her)

Freelance travel journalist and senior editor at

Meera Dattani is a freelance travel and culture journalist and senior travel editor at award-winning online travel publication Her work, which often focuses on food and cultural heritage, soft adventure, community-based tourism, and wildlife and conservation, has been published in National Geographic Traveller, Wanderlust, BBC Travel, Condé Nast Traveller, Evening Standard among others, and recent travels have taken her to India, Belize, Senegal, Croatia, Italy and Kenya. She often speaks on panels and chairs discussions about travel writing and the travel industry and is the former Chair and events director of the British Guild of Travel Writers. She is now the founder and host of new initiative Travel Writing Webinars which offers informal professional development to new and experienced travel writers on topics from pitching and writing to mental health and wellbeing.


I attended my first IWTTF last year where I chaired a panel on inclusivity and was so motivated by the people I met throughout the day. There was a brilliant atmosphere in a room full of people who’ve taken the time to invest in wanting to make the travel industry better, and I wanted to be part of that again. I learnt tons from the different discussions too. As someone who spends their job thinking about language and how we communicate, this particular panel on age/ageism in the industry, be it recruitment or marketing or in travel writing itself, is of particular interest and I’m looking forward to a good discussion!

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