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For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley

19 August 2013

For the Love of Travel Magazine Welcomes Mike Yardley as New Online Editor of Fortheloveoftravel.Net.NZ.

New Zealand’s premier travel magazine, For the Love of Travel, welcomes Mike Yardley as its new online editor to take charge of the editorial department of the new and refreshed

Mike Yardley is an award-winning broadcaster, mixing his twin passions for travel and current affairs. After 20 years as a front-line host on Newstalk ZB, Mike stepped down from the Canterbury Morning Show just before Christmas, after guiding listeners through the horror, heartache and turmoil of the natural disaster. In 2012, he was honoured for his dedication to the job, winning multiple awards, including a Gold Medal for Best News Coverage at the New York Festivals and being crowned Talkback Host of the Year at the New Zealand Radio Awards.

Currently, he writes for a variety of publications, including a weekly syndicated travel page in APN’s network of regional newspapers. He is also Newstalk ZB’s Travel Correspondent, with a weekly slot on the Jack Tame Saturday Morning Show.

Mike said that the time is just right in his career to contribute to online travel media and is really excited to join the team at For the Love of Travel.

“It is my quest to keep discovering and sharing the quirks, charms and unbridled delights of world travel that has led me to join the dynamic team at For the Love of Travel. I’m very excited at being appointed For the Love Travel’s On-Line Editor and look forward to ensuring savvy travellers from New Zealand are equipped with sound advice and a trusted source of information, to help inspire, mobilise and navigate their travel dreams, no matter where their wanderlust takes them.”

Harmeet Sehgal from For the Love of Travel magazine said Mike is a welcome addition to the growing team at For the Love of Travel.

“Mike’s passion for travel is exemplary and he shares our vision to make For the Love of Travel, New Zealand’s foremost travel site. We stand to benefit from Mike’s experience both in media as well as travel and bringing Mike on-board gives us the opportunity to further improve quality of our content for our audience.”

Apart from Mike, new additions to For the Love of Travel’s online editorial team are well known aviation journalist, Grayson Ottaway and Trish Johansen. Grayson will contribute aircraft and aviation articles including writing For the Love of Travel’s aviation blog.

Trish Johansen is a Queenstown based journalist specialising in family travel. She will also be regular contributor to For the Love of Travel’s new website.

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