If you have never been on a large group press trip before, and many new bloggers haven’t, there are some useful tips that ‘old hands’ probably take for granted and don’t always bother to pass on!
I recently took part in my first press trip, to the Outdoor Academy in West Sweden. Approximately 45 journalists, tour operators and retailers took part, and we spent our time sea-kayaking and eating crayfish. Visit Sweden ran a tight ship and as a first-timer I Continue Reading
Most travel bloggers are still ignoring Tumblr. Take advantage of this untapped opportunity by learning from these 10 excellent travel blogs.
Despite the vast number of personal travel blogs, not many have made the leap to Tumblr. Most still run on WordPress. Brands, like the Standard Hotel and Conde Nast Traveler, however, have been quick to establish themselves on the microblogging platform. Considering how visual travel blogging is, the lack of adoption is surprising. Other image-centric verticals, like fashion, have Continue Reading
As I wrote last week, I see Local Travel as the future of travel. The travel market is (slowly) trending that way. More and more service providers are offering it in response to a growing number of travellers requesting it. There’s good buzz in the air. So isn’t it time for media to join the party? Here’s how.
Words are not always faithful to those who command them. I enjoy sharing how the term ‘local travel’ isn’t presently polished to Continue Reading
Even if your blog is written in the first person, there will be times when you want to add the views of others and that means asking questions – interviewing people.
I‘ve been interviewing people for years, mostly for radio, and although every interview, its purpose and its format (print/audio/video), is different, there are a number of key techniques common to all…
Setting up an Interview
Interviews don’t have to be pre-planned. You never know when you’ll find yourself talking Continue Reading