Archive for the ‘Opportunities’ Category

Pitching Your Travel Blog to a Hotel
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In my previous post about pitching tourist boards I shared the one and only thing you must know before you start;… …Tourist boards work for the hotels, tour operators and other stakeholders in the destination.  So don’t start by pitching tourist boards directly, start with the stakeholders. Develop a killer idea with a hotel first, [...]

5 Insider Tips for Successfully Pitching Tourist Boards
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[Posted on: 23 January 2014]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]
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Between the horrific events of 9/11, a struggling global economy, and the unknown impact of new technologies,… …the early-2000’s were not a good time for the travel industry. This is also right about the time I was hired to run North American marketing for the Kenya Tourist Board. This was my first gig in the [...]

A New Way to Find and Celebrate Great Travel Content
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[Posted on: 15 July 2013]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, Technology]
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Some time ago I wrote a piece for this site on how certain online markets were maturing and beginning to offer new opportunities for well-paid, professional travel writing assignments. In the months since I have worked with numerous travel brands who are waking up to the value of investing in professional-standard travel journalism for their [...]

Expand Your Portfolio To Access New Markets
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[Posted on: 14 May 2012]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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A short while ago I wrote this post about the emerging online market for travel writing. I explained how changes in search engine and social media technology were causing commercial travel websites to start seeing themselves as travel publishers in their own right, opening up significant new opportunities for professional travel journalists. The idea is [...]

Travel Writing’s Bright and Lucrative Future…Online
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[Posted on: 12 December 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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About four years ago, in a fit of naivety and suffering from a serious case of itchy feet… …I jacked in my steady career job in PR, bought an entry level D-SLR camera and booked a ticket to South America. I had it all worked out; I was going to become a travel writer. I [...]

Can You Become a Travel Writer at Any Age?
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[Posted on: 28 November 2011]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Some people realize very early in life what they want to do when they grow up. Some people figure it out later on. However, a few people, like myself, stumble across their destiny quite by chance. I am not young. I am not rich. I wasn’t born under a lucky star. I don’t have connections. [...]

Studying Journalism vs Grass-Roots Travel Blogging
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[Posted on: 24 October 2011]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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In the world of travel writing you meet many different people…. …Who all entered the industry in their own way. Traditionally, people wanting to become travel writers had to study their craft and work their way up in the industry, but with the advent of the internet, many people have become blogging stars without prior [...]

Top 7 Posts Worth Revisiting
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[Posted on: 12 September 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Tips & Tricks]
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Many of our readers are already familiar with TripBase’s 7 Links Project… …And many have already participated. For those of you who may not have heard of it, the idea is for nominated bloggers to offer their readers a roundup of links to previous posts, one in each of seven categories, as a way of [...]

Marketing Your Magazine Articles: Inside Secrets of a Successful Freelance Writer
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[Posted on: 29 August 2011]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Opportunities, Travel Writing Books]
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What’s the one thing every writer must do to be considered a professional? Get their articles published and get paid for it. Last week I reviewed Roy Stevenson’s eBook, “Free and Low Cost Travel: Inside Secrets of a Successful Travel Writer“, about how to enjoy one of the perks of being a professional travel writer. [...]

Free and Low Cost Travel: Inside Secrets of a Successful Travel Writer
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[Posted on: 22 August 2011]
[Posted in: Book Reviews, Opportunities, Travel Writing Books]
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Probably the number one question I hear from new travel writers and bloggers…. …is “How do I get free travel?“ The answer, unsurprisingly, is very similar to that for the old joke “How do you get to Carnegie Hall” (answer: practice, practice, practice!)….in this case it’s “work, work, work”. However, if you’re looking for much [...]

Are You Missing a Golden Opportunity?
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[Posted on: 8 August 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities]
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Opportunity is a very interesting thing. It’s always there, even when few can see it. On the one hand, travel writers everywhere bemoan the shrinking opportunities to get published in print, as well as the steady decline in pay. And yet others point to growth in online opportunities and the ease with which nearly anyone [...]

A Positive Lesson in Rejection
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  Rejection is a natural part of being a writer. Even those writers and authors who have gone on to achieve international success were, at one point or another, rejected. One of the differences between those who go on to be successful and those who don’t is the willingness to learn from the experience and [...]

The Art of Interviewing: 5 Tips to Get Great Quotes
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[Posted on: 21 March 2011]
[Posted in: Enhance Your Writing, Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities]
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Interviewing another person is one of the important skills that any travel writer may wish to develop. Interviewing anyone – whether a tour guide, a celebrity, hotelier or a fellow traveler – will give you new ideas to write about, and a fresh angle on what might have looked like a stale story line. Quotes [...]

Q&A: Why Are My Article Pitches Getting Rejected?
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[Posted on: 31 January 2011]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Overcoming Obstacles, Q&A]
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  Welcome to another installment of Ask The Editor! Today I cull once again through the copious questions from my email inbox, and pull another one that I hear frequently enough that it belongs in an FAQ somewhere: Q. Why do my article pitches and guest posting efforts get rejected? Sometimes I don’t even get [...]

Serious Travel Writing: It’s Not About First-Class Hotels
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[Posted on: 3 January 2011]
[Posted in: Guest Blog Posts, Opportunities, The Ambidextrous Travel Writer]
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Since I started FarewellTravels.com just over a year ago, I’ve been approached by many writers who say they simply want to write for the site so they can stay in luxury hotels. This always stops me. I can’t help but wonder….did they get into the field so they could stay in luxury hotels? I have [...]



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