Guests are invited to submit a draft feature (with photos if available) prior to the event for feedback and discussion during the workshops. This is not essential, though. Guests will be given plenty of ideas for development during the course.

Course Organiser

Name: Writers’ Holiday



Course Venue

The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Course Breakdown

Friday 15th February 2019

Arrival, and settle into your room.

Meet the tutors.


Entertainment provided by the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir


Saturday 16th February 2019

Workshop 1 – Avoiding the WIDOMHs. What is a travel feature idea?

Workshop 2 – Sensing the differences. Learning how to convey the atmosphere of a place.

Workshop 3 – Market Analysis. Studying the travel markets and identifying travel slots in non-travel publications.

Workshop 4 – Arrivals, Activities and Departures – Structuring your travel feature.


Sunday 17th February 2019

Workshop 5 – Pitching and Press Trips. Secure the commission, then secure the freebies.

Workshop 6 – Factfiles and Photos.

Delegate Submission of Work Prior To Course

To get the most from this weekend course it would help if delegates could submit a feature they’ve written that they’d like to send to a publication. If your feature includes photographs these can be submitted too. Please use the Contact Form to ask how to send this material to me prior to the course. Ideally, submissions should be received by 1st February 2019.


Residential £229 – Day delegates £139 (day delegates get everything, except the bed!)


To book your place, please contact Writers’ Holiday:

Course Content Query

If you have any queries concerning the content of the course, please feel free to drop me an email via the Contact page ( and I’ll try to answer as quickly as possible.