Isabella Sullivan is an editor, journalist, copywriter and storyteller

Raised between Cape Town and the UK and based in Dubai, Isabella has covered travel, lifestyle and F&B for close to a decade in the UK and the Middle East. Currently Founder and Editor-in-Chief of luxury independent travel title, Near+Far and formerly features, and then acting editor, of Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, she specialises in the travel and luxury industries and is a highly skilled journalist, editor and copywriter.

Prior to her move to the Middle East in January 2021, she was based in London for eight years, working on a plethora of international and national travel and lifestyle publications, including the country’s best-selling magazines, specialised f&b trade titles and national newsrooms. In 2020 she launched her own media platform aimed at re-romanticising slow travel and is the Academy Chair, Middle East and Africa, for The World’s 50 Best Hotels.


Condé Nast Traveller Middle East, Condé Nast Traveller UK, Condé Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest Middle East, Robb Report, Harper’s Bazaar ART BOOK, Daily Express, Daily Mail, The Times Travel, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle UK, Good Housekeeping, Prima, Red Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, House Beautiful, World of Cruising, Imbibe, Squaremeal


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