Course writer & senior tutor: Daniel Scott
Primary course writer and senior tutor Daniel Scott is a multi-award-winning travel writer, photographer and broadcaster with 25 years’ experience as a journalist. He writes on travel for such prestigious publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Sydney Morning Herald, and the Melbourne Age.
On the internet, Daniel was a founding member of the prestigious Travel Intelligence website, which brought together the world’s finest travel writers, including AA Gill and William Dalrymple. He spent two years blogging about travel for one of Australia’s top-rating websites, Channel Nine’s ninemsn.com.au, and also contributed daily blogs to the Australian community-based website Our Patch.
Daniel also contributes to the Mail on Sunday, part of the hugely successful Daily Mail group that runs the most popular travel website in the world. His guide book credits include work for Fodor’s, Time Out and the Insight Discovery series. On radio, he regularly appears on the BBC and the ABC.
Born and educated in the UK and having shared his life between Europe and Australia for the past 15 years Daniel knows what it takes to be a truly global professional travel journalist. Having penned seven produced stage plays, two screenplays and a novel, he also brings a truly creative eye to the business of writing about travel.
Among the dozens of publications Daniel has contributed to are The Times, The Guardian, The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and The New Zealand Herald. He has also written for the airline magazines of Continental Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Thai Airways, GB Airways, Jetstar and Virgin.
Daniel has so far visited 104 countries, mostly for work, the last three of which were Chile (including Christmas Island), Botswana, and the remote far-north islands of Australia. His stories cover the gamut of travel from adventure through indigenous culture to luxurious hotels, although he promises that his favourite type of accommodation is under canvas in a tent.
As well as being an experienced and renowned travel writer and journalist, Daniel is also an accomplished teacher and trainer of up-and-coming travel writers.