Uwern Jong, Editor in Chief and Founder, OutThere magazine

Uwern Jong


Uwern Jong

Editor-in-Chief, OutThere

Uwern Jong is Campaign magazine’s Editorial Leader of the Year 2020 and multi-award winning travel journalist/editor. He has been celebrated as one of Walpole’s 50 most influential people in British luxury He founded OutThere magazine with Martin Perry. Uwern is an inclusive tourism advocate, passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion in the travel industry.

He also created and founded/co-founded:
– South East Asia’s first ever LGBTQ+ travel symposium, The LGBT+ Travel Symposium, now syndicated globally
– Swedish destination marketing organisation, Stockholm LGBT
– Swedish diversity and inclusion communications agency, Diversity Marketing International
– Icons of Inclusion, an educational and networking event to foster greater diversity in luxury travel


US Travel Association IPW Awards 2023 – US Destination Feature of the Year

TTG Travel Industry Awards 2022 – LGBT+ Trailblazer

Walpole Power List 2022 – 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury

Attitude 101 2021 – 101 LGBTQ+ Trailblazers

PPA Independent Publishers Award – Diversity Initiative of the Year 2020

Campaign Publishing Award – Editorial Leader of the Year 2020

Travel Media Award – Consumer Publication of the Year, Online 2018

U.S. Travel IPW Award – Consumer Writer of the Year 2017

PPA Independent Publishers Award – Re-launch of the Year 2013

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