Up until now being a travel journalist has left one with relatively few options for international connectivity. Cubic Telecom to the rescue.
Whether you spend your life trying to find the next nearest Boingo hotspot, swapping sim-cards, or handing over your children’s inheritance money to Xcom – it has to be said that for the international traveller… there is no easy solution to worldwide internet, and there certainly isn’t a cheap one.
Last week, Foursquare introduced two new major features for its geolocation service. One of them has interesting implications for online travel journalism.
One of the most frequently debated subjects between online travel writers and the companies who invest in advertising with them is the subject of Return On Investment. Effectively, companies spending money on travel bloggers want to be able to measure if their marketing budget outlay actually leads to an increase in revenue for their business. But how do Continue Reading
Content from social travel site, Gogobot, is now displayed in the “Travel” section of Flipboard, the glitsy social magazine app for Apple devices.
The integration between the two apps will take a real-time stream of stylised travel photos and experiences from across the globe, generated using the Gogobot mobile app, and transform them into a glossy digital travel magazine, enabling users to flip through postcards and experience from around the world, discovering new places and getting Continue Reading
Do you read about all of these bloggers on press trips and think, “Why aren’t I being asked to go on press trips?” Instead of lamenting your misfortune, why don’t you take control and create your own press trip?
Sometimes press trips aren’t as great as you think they are. You are at the DMO’s mercy to see and experience what they want to promote. You often do some amazing things in a destination that you would never normally do Continue Reading
Crystal Cox, an Oregon-based blogger, is facing a $2.5 million bill after a judge in the Portland District Court ruled in favour of a financial investment firm that is suing her for defamation.
Cox runs several quasi-legal blogs including one focused on exposing the affairs of the Obsidian Finance Group and its co-founder. Defending herself in court, Cox argued that information in the post in question was provided by a whistle-blower and that, as a journalist, she was protected under Continue Reading