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Emily Downes
Travel Product & Commercial Lead, TravelLocal
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Joined October 2018
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About me

Hello! I'm based in Bristol UK and work for travel tech scale up TravelLocal as our travel product & commercial lead. I'm an avid traveller and have been to over 80 countries thanks for a stint as cabin crew plus a lot of solo adventures!

Why did you join the community?

I work in the travel industry, love seeing the world, and want to connect with like-minded people!

What is your favorite travel destination?

Africa & the Middle East

Where do you dream of traveling to?

Central Asia

What was your first travel job?

Travel consultant at a small ship cruising tour operator

What do you want to learn more about?

Lesser visited destinations & sustainable travel

Three words that describe why we should travel?

See the world!


  • It was a pleasure to organise & host this yesterday evening! Already looking forward to the next one. Really great to reconnect with the local travel community.

  • Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that the Travel Massive Bristol Chapter is reopening after a hiatus following the pandemic. And I am the new Chapter Leader, Emily. Look forward to meeting lots of you at upcoming events. I’d like to say a big tha... show more

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    Bristol Travel Massive 4 months ago