OLD Media Moves

The Points Guy appoints Motta as editorial director

January 23, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Laura Motta

The Points Guy has hired travel journalist Laura Motta as an editorial director.

Motta will help run the newsroom amid a growing team.

Currently, the organization has more than 100 employees. Also, 2019 saw a 27 percent increase in visitors, and the company publishing more than 8,000 posts. A 32 percent year-over-year increase in new visitors was also reported.

Motta has been a travel editor and writer who has spent the last nine years leading content teams at ShermansTravel. Before that, she was an expat in Europe. She has also worked at Travelzoo, NBC/iVillage and Everyday Health.

“We’re excited for Laura to join The Points Guy,” said TPG founder and CEO Brian Kelly. “At the core of what The Points Guy does is providing value to our readers. Laura has extensive experience at hunting out the best travel deals in the market working at places like Travelzoo and ShermansTravel. We’re looking forward to Laura bringing her knowledge to help our audience travel more for less.”


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