All tagged tourism body

Getting sponsorship for travel

If you want to make money as a travel writer, being hosted or going on a famil (where you get to stay, travel or experience activities for free) is almost a necessity. Writing compelling requests to tourism bodies, PR agencies or other operators to ask for hosting is crucial. 

5 things I learnt from my first famil

My first famil (often called "familiarisation trips" or "fam trips" where a tourism body or PR company 'host' you) happened almost as an accident. I had written for a food magazine about the town in which I live and once the editor said she was happy with the piece, I asked if she was looking for more pitches or whether she had other locations she needed to cover.