Luxury Travel Media: announcing our new leadership team

We are incredibly excited at Luxury Travel Media to be returning after a recent hiatus, relaunching in 2022 under entirely new ownership, and with a fresh and highly experienced team.

Indesign Media Group, publishers of high-end design, interiors and architecture titles in Asia Pacific, have acquired Luxury Travel Media from its previous owner. Indesign Media is in its 22nd year as successful creators across digital, print and events; and experts in strategy and content.

Leading the team will be Indesign Media Group’s Managing Director, Kavita Lala as Publisher.

Joining Kavita will be Partnerships Manager, Jacquie Steel, who will work closely with Australian and international brands and operators.

Jacquie has worked within the marketing and media Industry for more than 15 years, working across various media platforms. Previous roles saw her in key partnership and account management positions at companies such as Fairfax, News and Sensis. She is a highly enthusiastic and dedicated senior sales professional, focussed on achieving key objectives for both her clients and media businesses.

“I have a passion for travel and have been lucky to travel to some of the most beautiful places that are blessed with natural beauty,” said Jacquie. “I am excited to start conversations with some of the world’s most progressive and forward-thinking operators who are changing the way we travel and who are leading in responsible travel initiatives,” said Jacquie.

Leading the editorial and content as Editor of the Luxury Travel brand is Katrina Holden. Katrina has a wealth of experience in travel media — she was the former editor of Luxury Travel magazine, Vacations & Travel magazine and inflight magazines for REX Airlines. She has also contributed to several high profile publications including The Australian, Escape (The Daily Telegraph), T Magazine Australia (The New York Times), Delicious and Wine Companion.

“I have previously worked at Luxury Travel Magazine, alongside Katrina. I am so thankful I have the opportunity to be working with her again. I’m excited to be joining the Indesign team and working with Kavita on Luxury Travel,” said Jacquie.

Luxury Travel is for discerning Australian travellers seeking to explore the world responsibly and sustainably. We inspire the culturally curious with intelligent stories about destinations and initiatives in the air, land and sea – told through the lens of people, design and sustainability. Luxury Travel is about purposeful connection with people and places.

“Indesign Media’s luxury design platforms, Indesign and Habitus, have established a strong connection to the type of traveller Luxury Travel speaks to – driven by exceptional design and forward-thinking sustainability practices,” said Publisher, Kavita Lala.

“As the founders of Australia’s prestigious architecture and design Sustainability Awards, established in 2006, we’re excited to draw on our expertise to celebrate and acknowledge the best operators in the luxury travel space who lead the way in eco-tourism and sustainable travel initiatives,” she added.

CEO of Indesign Media Asia Pacific, Raj Nandan, said the last few years presented challenges and enormous opportunities for the travel and tourism industry. Savvy luxury travel brands are seizing the moment to make positive, permanent changes to how we travel.

“Given our strong credentials in shaping the design, architectural and sustainability narrative in Australia and the region, we feel this is a natural extension for our audiences and an exciting time to explore the storytelling opportunities in luxury travel,” he explained.

In addition to Luxury Travel Media’s head office in Sydney, the magazine will also have representation in Melbourne, Singapore, Nadi and Paris.

We’d love to hear from you to continue the Luxury Travel conversation. Please get in touch:


Kavita Lala
Ph: 0407 005 550


Jacquie Steel
Partnerships Manager
Ph: 0438 244 815


Katrina Holden
Ph: 0410 742 060

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