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5 Tips to Handle Media Hotel Inspections Like a Pro
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Congrats, you’ve put together a full itinerary visiting a number of fabulous hotels. So now it’s time to get to work, reporting on these hotels and experiences through your unique lens in a way that will add value for your readers. As a professional travel blogger, perhaps the most important element of a successful press [...]

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. [...]



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