It is with the deepest sadness The Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) announces the unexpected passing of Kris Madden.
Kris was a multi-award-winning travel writer and editor, past president, secretariat and beloved member of the ASTW.
Kris held a Master of Applied Science in Communication Management and a special interest in wildlife tourism having studied Zoology at university. She also worked as an expedition leader and guide in Antarctica, the Russian Far East and the South Pacific.
Her travels have taken her to more than 60 countries and led her to be the respected editor of magazines including Traveltalk and TravelBulletin along with founding Eco Media Group. Her work appeared in a variety of print and online publications including National Geographic, Traveller, The Australian, Australian Geographic, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Cruise Passenger, Vacations & Travel, Get Up & Go, Discovery Channel, Flight Centre Travel Ideas and Yahoo! among many others.
Kris, a full writer member of the ASTW was also a member of the Foreign Correspondents Association and a judge in the annual HM Awards for Hotel and Accommodation Excellence and the Exhibition & Event Association of Australia awards.
Kris will be missed by our members and we send our prayers and condolences to Tony, her family and friends.