Robin Bennefield

Senior Manager/Managing Editor at Marriott International

Robin Bennefield is managing editor of Marriott TRAVELER, Marriott’s new destination site sharing authentic ways to travel and experience cities like a local. She also helps lead content strategy across Marriott brands as a part of Marriott’s creative and content marketing team. Bennefield comes to this role with over 20 years of experience as a journalist and digital media producer, encompassing work as a regular freelance travel writer and expert for, as well as producer and editorial director of several Discovery web sites, including, and

She also comes to the role with a bad case of wanderlust, prone to spontaneous travel near or far. Her meanderings have led her to explore the shores of Sri Lanka and temples of Angkor Wat, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and go cider swilling in New Zealand’s Hobbiton. She has climbed a volcano in Nicaragua, shopped for knockoff designer handbags in the back room of a Shanghai kitchen and watched camels wander through her tented camp in the Sahara. She is hoping that her sip from the fountain of youth in Itaparica will have lasting effects.

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