Simon Willmore

London, UK

About Simon Willmore

A journalist with over nine years of experience, and the chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers, plus a cofounder and head of content for companies in the UK and Malaysia.

I have written for regional newspapers, national magazines and international guide books and have extensive experience with online publishing, CMS use and development, Google AdWords and Google Analytics, commissioning freelancers and social media. I also have a strong grasp of HTML, CSS, PHP and company management.

Education: MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Year In Europe (France) from Imperial College London and a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGDip) with Merit from the London School of Journalism.


Editorial Director

Travel Daily Media (TD)

Feb 2018 - Aug 2019 • 1 year 6 months
Head of the editorial, social media and video departments, with team management and senior leadership duties, and charged with setting a new tone of voice and editorial direction during a complete rebrand and refocus of the well-established Travel Daily brand. As part of this, I led the first major website redesign in over 10 years, working closely with the tech team based across numerous timezones.

Freelance Editor

Travel Daily Media (TD)

Jan 2010 - Jan 2018 • 8 years 1 months
Freelance editor services

Amari Pattaya reopens

The redevelopment programme of Amari Pattaya is complete, with the unveiling of the new accommodation in two distinct buildings – Amari Tower and Amari Suites. The property also features extensive free-form swimming pools with a…

Solving the talent crisis

There is a talent shortage in Asia Pacific countries. The region is heading towards a deficit of 12.3 million workers by 2020, according to a recent study on global talent by strategic consulting firm Korn Ferry. By 2030, this figure is…

HR trends to watch in 2019

People are the backbone of the hospitality industry. Accounting for 10.4% of global GDP, travel and tourism is one of the world’s largest economic sectors. The industry employs almost 10% of the global workforce, representing 313…

Bali: From Holiday to Home

The next step in your career could have you walking with Komodo dragons or sipping cocktails by azure seas and golden beaches in Indonesia. A paradise of sun, sand and sea, Indonesia is set in the world’s largest archipelago, and is…
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