Jo Fletcher-Cross

Editorial Manager, APL Media

Editorial Manager at APL Media, which publishes National Geographic Traveller (UK), National Geographic Traveller Food, Postcards, Travel Trends, ASTA Worldwide Destination Guide, newspaper lifestyle guides and runs numerous live events.

Editor, Postcards and Travel Trends

National Geographic
City life: Belgrade travel guide

"So, what have you been doing today?" asks the Crown Prince of Serbia. I can't think what to say. It's the first time conversation has dried up over the past few days; if there's one thing I've learned about Serbians, it's that they love to talk - about the war, about their country, about how they are perceived in the wider world, about films, about apples...

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Tried & tested: Bournemouth Beach Lodges

"But I don't like the beach." My seven-year-old daughter is adamant that this is a terrible idea. Maybe she's right. By arranging to spend a weekend in a beach hut, I'm trying to return to some vintage age, a charming time of buckets and spades by the British seaside, ice creams, Punch and Judy, golden memories.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Montreal: Comedy central

Just how friendly Montrealers are becomes apparent when you spend all day being sick in bins. They're all very concerned, they want to help: in London I'm pretty sure they'd just assume I was drunk. I'm not, but I am considering it - it might help with the nerves.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Icelandair: Flight of fantasy

There's a glamorous film star waiting rather sulkily with her driver just outside the lifts at Heathrow's Terminal 3. She looks like she's come straight from the 1950s. That's how I know I'm in the right place. Today, on our flight to New York via Reykjavik, we'll be celebrating 80 years of Icelandair.

ABTA Magazine,
48 hours: Leipzig

Cool contemporary culture complements historical riches in Leipzig, finds Jo Fletcher-Cross

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Family travel: Channel Islands

Wild times: Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey The bear cub throws itself at the cage, scrambles as high as he can go before racing back down and suddenly falling asleep in the corner. I swear I can see his mother breathing a sigh of relief.
Come Fly With Me

Jo Fletcher-Cross fulfils her dream of piloting a passenger jet — without ever leaving the ground

ABTA Magazine,
Hong Kong foodie

A tasting tour in an authentic Hong Kong neighbourhood offers Jo Fletcher-Cross some surprises

ABTA Magazine,
Denmark: Legoland and beyond

Jo Fletcher-Cross extends a family trip to Denmark’s home of the brick
Frankfurt: 5 minute guide

With a huge university, the world’s largest annual book fair and plenty of world-class art, opera, ballet and theatre, Frankfurt is a diverse city with lots to offer visitors

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Stay at home: Dundee

Dundee Rep Theatre is famous for its productions (many in collaboration with leading UK theatre producers), and also houses Scotland's national contemporary dance company Scottish Dance Theatre. It's one of only 22 cities in the world to be named a UNESCO City of Design, and is soon to be home to Scotland's first dedicated design museum, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.

National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Family travel: Top 5 things to do in Denmark

Clean, efficient, child-friendly, plus the home of Lego and super cool Scandi design, it's no secret Denmark is prime family holiday terrain. As someone who has both a six-year-old and a deep love of 20th-century art and design, it seemed like it might be the perfect destination.

Official London Theatre
First Night Feature: Whipping It Up

A leadership challenge, dirty tricks, sleaze and scandal - all in a day's work if you are a party whip. The party is in crisis and the Prime Minister is nowhere to be seen as Richard Wilson keeps a tottering Tory government in shape in Steve Thompson's new play, Whipping It Up, which has transferred to the New Ambassadors from the Bush.

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