Posts Tagged ‘Networking’

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 [...]

How To Work With Your Local Tourism Board
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[Posted on: 30 September 2013]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Guest Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks, Writer's Resources]
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Some travel writers make the mistake of thinking they need to travel to far-flung destinations many time zones away…. … when, in actuality, there are interesting travel-related stories waiting to be written about their own backyards. In fact, one of the best ways to build a travel writing portfolio is to write about the destination [...]

How to Score the Love and Admiration of your helpful PR Professional
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[Posted on: 17 March 2011]
[Posted in: Confessions of an Optimistic PR Chick, Guest Blog Posts]
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  I cringed when I saw the headline… … “How to Score a Press Trip”, By Christy and Scott, from The Ordinary Traveler and as I hovered over the link to click it, I braced myself to read something that was going to get me all fired up. As a PR pro, the last thing [...]

Understanding the Stumbleupon Monster
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New writers and bloggers ask me all the time how I’ve used social media to advance my reach since the launch of Brendan’s Adventures last year. I constantly tell them that I treat social media use like any business would treat advertising. You have to decide if the cost of the advertising is worth the [...]

Learn How To Work With Tourism Boards
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There’s no such thing as a free lunch – but who wants to eat alone anyway? One day during the summer of 2009, I picked up the phone and Vibhava, an IndiaTourism officer I knew, said: “I have been reading your blog. You really love India. The next time you go to India, you will [...]

TBEX10 Conference Recap
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[Posted on: 29 June 2010]
[Posted in: General News & Info, Opportunities, Reviews, Writer's Education]
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  Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City. Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!). No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as [...]

Get Cozy With Your Local CVB
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[Posted on: 12 April 2010]
[Posted in: Opportunities, Writer's Resources]
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Here’s a secret that most traditional travel writers know, but only a few travel bloggers seem to. Almost every city or town has a CVB (Convention and Visitor’s Bureau). A CVB’s mission is to promote their locale as a tourist destination, and they typically LOVE to work with travel writers and travel bloggers who have [...]

How To Capitalize on Opportunities
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[Posted on: 9 April 2010]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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You’re at a Travel Writing Conference, and an editor or PR person wants to follow up with you. So you quickly whip out a business card…..or do you? I’m surprised by how few new media travel writers and bloggers take the time to create their own marketing tools such as business cards, post cards, etc…to [...]

Mentoring: The Two-Way Street to Success
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[Posted on: 22 March 2010]
[Posted in: First Person Experience, Guest Blog Posts, Writer's Resources]
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  You Mentor Me and I’ll Mentor You. My blog is less than a year old, yet it now holds position 51 in Travel Blog Sites’s top 100 travel blogs. I could not have achieved this spot without my blogging mentor. Keith of the Velvet Escape and I met on Twitter 10 months ago. I [...]

Travel Writing Workshops and Conferences
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[Posted on: 19 March 2010]
[Posted in: Writer's Education]
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There’s no doubt in my mind that any travel writer or blogger can benefit from attending a workshop or conference. Whether you’re a seasoned professional writer with many print publications on your resume, or a brand new travel blogger, or just thinking of getting into this industry, you’ll learn something — from some of the [...]

Can a Blog Network Really Benefit You?
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[Posted on: 10 March 2010]
[Posted in: Interviews, Writer's Resources]
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Many travel bloggers are aware of the benefits of a Blog Network, and may belong to one, or more than one. For those unfamiliar, a Blog Network can be anything from an informal alliance of bloggers (who support each other through commenting, guest blogging, and cross-promotion) to a more structured membership platform that offers additional [...]

Promote Yourself With a Portfolio Site
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[Posted on: 2 December 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
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Most of the travel writers and travel bloggers we work with focus most, if not all, of their writing on (own) their travel blog, or the travel blogs of other individuals or blog communities. And yet I’m guessing that most, if not all, of you are freelancers, and – like most freelance writers – are [...]

Need Readers for your Travel Blog? Be a Guest Author!
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[Posted on: 7 August 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Readers, Opportunities, Tips & Tricks]
[17 Comments]

Do you get invited to submit guest posts on other travel blogs? If you’re a Travel Blogger, you should not only take advantage of any invitation that you receive to submit a guest post to other travel blogs or travel related website, you should also be actively seeking such opportunities, and offering to write for [...]

Extra, Extra! Submit Your Articles to YourNews
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[Posted on: 20 July 2009]
[Posted in: Getting Started, Opportunities, Reviews]
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YourNews.com is a local article marketing site. Similar to many local online news websites, except that YourNews.com makes it easy for you to sign up for an account and submit your travel articles based on your zip code, which you enter the first time you land on the site. You can also submit travel articles [...]



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