Telegraph appoints Charles Starmer-Smith as head of travel

Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has appointed Charles Starmer-Smith as head of travel.

Named Travel Journalist of the Year at the 2009 Travel Press Awards, he replaces Graham Boynton, who departed the Telegraph in December last year.

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Boynton, who came ninth in the Press Gazette readers’ top 10 travel journalists in 2010, had been travel editor at TMG since 1998.

Starmer-Smith joined the Telegraph sports desk as a graduate in 2001, was appointed travel news editor in 2005 and and then became managing editor of travel in early 2011.

Now head of TMG travel, he will report directly to executive editor Mark Skipworth.

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