Elliott writes: "The Guardian is going to take a step further towards openness in the area of travel writing. In future, travel features will specify which aspects of a trip were paid for and by whom at the end of such features."
He also says: "Across the rest of the paper, on each desk, there are plans to log any trips taken, to ensure that such trips are tracked and signed off by a senior editor."
Elliott has rejected a complaint by a reader over a trip to Senegal by a Guardian journalist whose travel costs were funded by Greenpeace, which the paper acknowledged in the article.
Elliott says:"I think the Senegal trip was a good example of how it should be done - from the decision to go, to the declaration at the end."