travel blogging (12)

The World Travel Guides Blog

World Travel Guides is a blog dedicated to tourism, adventure, nature, documentaries, travel resources, travel guides worldwide and travel tips. The weblog addresses everything you need to venture into the fascinating world of travel and cultural tourism or adventure. The world travel guides blog puts special emphasis on travel videos and documentaries. 

Now, the travel guide expands its presence by opening brand new pages on Facebook and Twitter. Two open spaces for interaction and communication
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9008744286?profile=originalFrom November 9 to 11, 2012, a trio of leading family travel "influencers" ushered in their annual Family Travel Conference, http://www.familytravelconference.com/  a gathering of passionate, talented and savvy family travel bloggers and journalists from around the country. The venue was the huge, but responsive Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

This is a group with clout...and Klout. Together, the hundred or so attendees have become family travel's "thought leaders and influencers."  The FTC attend

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Teen Travel Bloggers Win Big

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In an example of great partnering, Family Travel Forum (FTF) and the Society of American of Travel Writers
teamed up to work with and announce the lucky bloggers who earned the 2012 Teen Travel Writing Scholarships, awarded by both of these respected  professional travel content organizations.

The fierce competition attracted more than 6,300 students ages 13-18, educated in US or American-International schools or home-schooled, all of whom applied for the merit scholarships. 

This is the  sixt

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Are Travel Writers Becoming Extinct?

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Yes, if all they write about are places they travel to.  It seems the traveling public is more interested these days in travel ideas, trends, travel news and technology, than in destinations.

Travel writers love to travel. That’s why most of them are in the business.

But it that the right reason?
I don’t think so.

Matador Notebook points out that the world is so thoroughly Googleized that the tradition of destination travel writers may be coming to an end.

Historically, authentic travel conte

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9008712861?profile=originalANALYSIS: TRAVEL ADVERTORIALS. With tourism being a multi-billion dollar industry collecting the spending from 1 billion tourists in 2012, the hunt at travel agencies, airlines and hotel bookers for new customers is at the boiling point. The media has of course seen the trend, and the number of glossy magazines, websites with amazing photos and travel phone apps is increasing by the minute. Being a part of all this, the Traveling Reporter as well as, most likely, every other travel website edito

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Women ‘Family Travel’ Bloggers Rule

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Used to be they were called “mommy bloggers,” but that was before their Klout scores soared and corporations avidly courted them.

And while I may be exaggerating, I’m not by much. This group of bright, engaged mothers who travel with their kids and run homes and blog, now run the family travel market and drive some of the most exciting conversations on line.


While CEO’s of hot start-ups and established web sites are pronouncing and  pontificating, these women bloggers and journalists are runn

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Creating a Blog for a Hotel

So the hotel you work for has asked you to start a blog, so how do you start? Well that’s easy go to either wordpress, blogger, tumbler, etc and open up an account and blog away.

Well it’s a little bit more complicated than that as 

Social Media Guru Brian Solis explains in one of his blog posts,”Think about a blogging strategy. Sit down with the executive and marketing team, including PR and Web. Chart-out an official plan, identify prospective participants and writers, and dedicate time to makin
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Travel Blogger Show September 11 and 12 Was Great!

Meeting all the bloggers at the show and making so many connections made the time at the show worthwhile. Although my post did not win, it was fun to do it. Since it was a duplicate, I wanted to stop having it compete with post here and deleted it here and left it on my website http://www.freelancetourist.com/family-feud-studio-audience.

I will add unique post to this site in the future. Having never gone to a Travel Show before this was very exciting and busy gathering information and listening
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by Chris Russo, ASTA President and Chair

If you're not yet blogging about your travel adventures, you should be. Who better than you to let people know about the creamiest gelato in Rome, the best surfing beach in Baja, or the ways you save money visiting Southeast Asia? After all, when people are planning a trip, they want to know what real travelers have experienced, not just what the guidebooks tell them a place "should" be like. Travelers today are getting information from hundreds of sources
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HuffPost Travel Gets Flack From Travel Writers

HuffPost Travel, the newly launched travel vertical of the Huffington Post, recently ran into a blitz of criticism from professional travel writers.

In a wide-ranging interview with HuffPost Travel editor, Kate Auletta, writer Chris Gray Faust, of travel blog, Chris Around the World , asked Auletta a series of questions near and dear to the hearts of travel bloggers and journalists everywhere: Are you accepting submissions from travel b
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Huffington Post Launches Travel Section


In saying that some of her happiest moments as well her most "enriching and enlightening moments have come through travel," Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the Huffington Post, announced late last week that the Huffington Post launched a new travel section, HuffPost Travel.
The new on line feature will be headed by Kate Auletta, daughter of well-known New Yorker writer and author, Ken Auletta

The site is good, as far as it goes. It's ful
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