Friday, 9 October 2009

Blogger Wanted (NYC)

I'm seeking bloggers for the following categories - travel, discount travel, solo travel, adventure travel, retreats.

I'm seeking bloggers for the following categories - pilates, body rolling, fitness, sports fitness

I'm seeking bloggers to write about retreats taking place in the carribbean.

I'm seeking bloggers to target massage therapy sites

I'm seeking bloggers to target health & wellness sites.

Compensation: $25 per blog, $50 per feature story

Reply to:

Food reviewers/Writer (

We are a new website looking for fantastic writers to write short, honest reviews about natural products which include: foods, babyfood, petfood and cosmetics. reviews don't have to be long, just honest and great writing. We are focusing on mostly food.

Please send a writing example to (no more than 200 words) We will provide the product listings that we need reviewed. We will pay between $10-$25 per review based on length, and content. If you are a student, you can get college credit based on your university rules. Please write from a personal, blog-like perspective.

Write about your favourite Pub in London

Looking for writers all over London - who are able to contribute about writing about there local pub or favouite venue anywhere in London.

Each article should be about 300 words - should describe the Pub or venues location, atmosphere, interior layout, type of people who go there.

Email to: Jane

Editors and bloggers required

We are a web marketing company based in UK that concern with visitor's feedback, interests, concerns, directions and opinions that help us to improve our strategic planning and implementing visions for different customers working with us.

We are looking for hiring Re-viewers (Home Based) who will be required to write detailed reviews on the user's experience and quality of the sites.

Job description includes:
- Visiting certain websites and write comments about them.
- Enumerate the areas of development for certain web sites.
- Taking surveys and review these surveys according to certain criteria.

Usually you will have to review 4 to 5 websites a day which will consume about 2 hours maximum as a total time spent. Payment will be per review, we pay very attractive package.
If you are interested, please reply with (Reviewer-ref#4) to this E-mail.

Howard Michael, Recruitment Manager

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Scriptwriter Wanted (Ideally London or Surrounding)

Looking for a Screenwriter to help me complete a script, you need to be inspired by films like Blair witch project but enjoy a mix of genres.

Please send a writing sample over to:

I am paying, not fortunes but a reasonable rate.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Content Writer - Social Networking/Travel

TravelFriends Inc (, an internet startup where friends, family and coworkers share their travel experiences is looking for content writers.

We are searching for people who can provide great content for our website. As a TravelFriends' Content Provider you are passionate about sharing current travel information with the world. Our ideal candidate is a person who has traveled to different locations or who loves to travel, wants to share the best current travel tips with everyone, can write concise and engaging travel reviews and provide photos and video(s) of their experience.


• Write travel reviews about your local place (in case you live in a place that tourists love to visit), places you have traveled to and other places you have researched. Ideally, you are able to provide content for both local and far away destinations (sometimes based on research only).

• Write reviews that are filled with information that people want to know, such as places to go, where to get the best deals, transportation tips, etc. The reviews should include photos and, if possible, video(s) created by you


• Must be familiar with using and posting content (including photo and video uploads) on social networking and other websites.
• Strong writing abilities - able to produce copy that uses correct grammar, syntax, and punctuation.

To apply go to and learn about its offering. If interested, join and submit reviews that we can look at.


Seeking someone experienced in the web world to take charge of the content on our travel web site at

This person will be responsible for guiding the rapid growth of this site, while managing the addition of travel articles, photos and commercial listings to the site. You must be fluent in both English & Italian and have excellent editorial skills in at least one of these languages. This position is based in Milan and can not be handle remotely.

To apply, visit our web site then email your CV in English to

Ghostwriter For Biography

Looking for a Ghostwriter for a Biography, it is about the life and times of somebody in the financial world.

I am looking for somebody who can tell my story of the financial world and financial terms into an engaging story.

I have an outline already set.

Please contact me with some samples, I will require you to write a brief sample in order to determine the best candidate, i will send this once you respond

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Date: October 22-25, 2009

What's Included?
You'll experience canopy tour, good photo opportunities for autumn's beauty.;Board on Cessna for the Aerial Scenery Tour and fly over a tapestry of golden yellow, russet brown and fiery red foliage that draws leaf peepers from around the globe;
Dine on incredible cuisine at luxurious country inns;
enjoy pampering treatments at a tucked-away spa;
spend the night in stately Ravenwood Castle;
Ride the family-friendly Boo Train;
hunt for the paranormal with professional ghost hunters in Ash Cave;
hear tales of the supernatural. What lurks in eerie Moonville Tunnel? Why does the guitar-playing ghost wander these hills? What's hidden in the wicked forest?

Amy Weirick
Weirick Communications, Inc.
+1 (614) 848-8380

RSVP by: October 2, 2009

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Press Trip: TRIBE, The Village Market Hotel, Nairobi, Africa

TRIBE – The Village Market Hotel, is proud to invite you for a press tour that showcases the urban beauty and wonder of Nairobi, Kenya.

This isn’t just the normal opportunity to see just the abundant game that has made Africa world renowned, but this trip offers a new angle – showing you the cities, people and nightlife that makes Africa a true wonder.

All participants will stay at TRIBE – The Village Market Hotel – Africa’s newest luxurious boutique hotel. The hotel is located in the heart of Nairobi’s sophisticated Gigiri district, adjacent to The Village Market, the region’s best shopping destination. Comprised of 137 rooms, a popular grill restaurant, gym, complimentary wireless internet access, a business center and meeting rooms, a wellness spa, individualized travel services and a well-versed concierge; Tribe meets and exceeds the needs of travelers of all types, and has become Nairobi’s top luxury hotel.

What's Included?
Members of the press trip will experience the true beauty of Nairobi, including:
  • Nairobi National Park
  • Karen Blixen Museum (author of Out of Africa)
  • Nairobi's Central Business District
  • Nairobi’s music scene (Nairobi is the centre of the Kenyan music scene)
  • Culinary dinners
  • Nightlife
  • Airfare and all press-tour activities will be hosted if permitted by your publication.
  • Availability is limited. If you would like to participate, please provide a letter of assignment and/or two recent clips for consideration by September 30, 2009. Tribe will be requesting Virgin Atlantic for air tickets as Virgin flies directly from London to Nairobi.

Itinerary activities are subject to change, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests of journalists.

Select members of the press will also have the opportunity to go on safari, with Uncharted Outposts, one of the nation's oldest and most respected safari and travel specialists.

If these group trip dates do not fit your schedule, we are arranging individual press trips throughout the year for qualified journalists.

TRIBE – The Village Market Hotel, Nairobi Kenya:

For more information, please contact:
Anna Wacks
Ballantines PR
505-699-0577 cell

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

NileGuide needs Local Experts! New Model!

Help build the leading online travel planning website! Nile Guide is looking for web-savvy, social media-loving travel writers to add unique local expert advice and content to the destinations on NileGuide. In this position you will be responsible for shaping your destination’s content on the site and using social media to drive savvy travel planners to your destination on NileGuide. Your work will help NileGuide create the best travel content and travel planning tools on the web.

NileGuide: “All you need to plan your perfect trip.”

NileGuide is the only travel planning website where travelers can plan their complete trip all in one place. NileGuide combines guidebook information, personalized searching for things to see and do, places to stay, integrated booking with one step price comparisons and the ability to organize all this information into a professional quality personalized guide book users can print or download to their iPhone using our new ‘Guide To Go’ app.

For most travelers, the most challenging part of planning a trip is quickly and easily finding the most pertinent travel information. At NileGuide, travelers will find exclusive tips and suggestions, learn about local neighborhoods and personalized searches using travel interests like arts, outdoors, history as well travel styles such as romantic and kid friendly. The result is that users can easily create their own “perfect trips” which means they both save time and, more importantly, have more rewarding travel experiences.

The Local Expert Role

This is a great opportunity for anyone with professional writing experience and a passion for where they live. You will have the opportunity to tell the world what makes your destination great and reap the rewards from doing so. Local Experts will receive a monthly retainer plus traffic and performance-based bonuses. The higher the quality of the content you create, the more money you can make. Activities will vary from reviewing the state of current points of interest, to writing descriptions of points of interests, to adding photos, blogging, using Twitter, and more.

As a NileGuide Local Expert, you must:

Love to use your stellar writing skills. A big part of the job is writing about your destination, whether it’s a description about something to do or a restaurant, or a blog post about an upcoming festival.

Have a high level of enthusiasm and insider knowledge about your destination

Be responsive, reliable, and highly detail-oriented

Be excited about learning SEO and applying it to your work

Be tech savvy: comfortable with Excel, social media, general web use, and more

Be an entrepreneurial self-starter needing little direct management

Be outgoing: involvement in creating a social presence online in forums, Twitter, the blogosphere, etc. is the key to Local Expert success.

Live in the destination you are writing for, and plan to be there for at least one to two additional years. We want someone who can make a commitment to NileGuide.

Have an excellent command of written English.

Have a College or University degree.


Local Experts will receive a monthly retainer of $250 for regular edits, new content, blogging, and social media outreach for the first three months. Bonuses will be awarded based upon traffic increases and exceptional work. After three months, performance will be assessed and Local Experts will move to a traffic-based payment structure. Our expectation is that Local Experts will have the opportunity, through the quality of their content, to earn far more money than current work-for-hire rates.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume, a cover letter explaining why you would make a fantastic local expert, and a 200-word description of your destination to Links to applicable clips are appreciated. Please put "application for local expert " in the subject of the email. We will respond to qualified candidates only.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

U.S-based Business Publisher Seek Reporters (Singapore)

BNA, a U.S.-based news publisher, seeks reporter in the Singapore to feed our growing need for international news coverage.

These freelance positions will cover news for BNA's full range of topics, including international trade, environment, banking, foreign investment, securities, electronic commerce, and other areas relating to business and government. Spot news stories to be filed on a daily basis, along with regular filing of longer analytical pieces. Reporters will be expected to work independently to lead coverage from their base city, while also providing regional coverage as needed.

Qualifications required include writing on daily deadline for U.S.- based publications, proven knowledge of national government and local businesses, ability to write clearly and concisely about complex topics, and a proven nose for news. Ideal candidates will have room in their freelance portfolio for at least three or more assignments per week.

These freelance positions offers a competitive pay rate commensurate with experience.

BNA is a private, employee-owned news company based in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 publications covering government news that affects business. Please see our web site for more company info.

For consideration, submit a cover letter, resumé, and no more than five published hard news clips to

Monday, 14 September 2009

Press Trip: Huka Retreats in New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji

Widness & Company Public Relations represents The Huka Retreats, parent company of Huka Lodge, New Zealand’s premier luxury lodge; Grande Provence Wine Estate in Franschhoek, South Africa (winning awards for its Grande Provence label); and Dolphin Island, a private island retreat in Fiji.

If you are visiting any of these destinations, you can contact them to inquire about special press rates and complimentary stays (based on assignment).

Rebecca Widness
Founder, Widness & Company Public Relations
116 West 23rd Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10011, USA.
+1 (646) 375-2239
Email or
* Please write Fiji, New Zealand or South Africa in the subject line of the email. Please also state the publication you will be writing for and the date of travel.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Press Trip: Arizona Rocks, USA

AZ Communications Group is seeking writers with assignments for a media tour in northern Arizona. The tour will feature the ARIZONA ROCKS region of Hopi, Page, the Navajo Nation, and Williams.

What's Included?
Participants fly into Phoenix on Saturday September, 19. Air transportation from major cities to and from Phoenix, transfers in Arizona, meals, attractions and lodging are provided by the hosts of Hopi, Page, Williams, and the Navajo Nation.

Telephone: +1 (480) 897-3331 Email: Email with credentials and story commitments. Space is limited to 8 only.


Tour of Walpi Village
Walpi Village has been continuously inhabited for more than 1,100 years. Walpi stands above the valley at 300 feet, surrounded by awesome vistas of the sky and distant horizons. On the tour you will learn about the history of the first community “founded” at First Mesa, Walpi Village, which dates back to about 900 A.D. The village of Walpi is a living village where the homes are passed down through matrilineal clan lineage. Just as it has been over the centuries, there is no electricity or running water in the old village of Walpi. You will witness life as it has been lived over the centuries and you will also learn about the contemporary life of the First Mesa Villages which includes economic development and cultural preservation. You will find artisans selling their hand-crafted items, which may be purchased directly from the artist during your tour at reasonable prices.

Dawa Park
Dawa Park is one of the most culturally significant sites in the American southwest. Dawa Park is tucked into a 200 foot tall red rock ridge line that reveals between 12,000 and 15,000 petroglyphs that date back to the Anasazai ancestors of the current day Hopi. There are petroglyphs on the walls of Dawa Park that are not found in any other location.

Explore Navajo Interactive Museum
The Explore Navajo Interactive Museum approximates the journey Navajos take through life. Four monumental directional symbols divide the Museum into four quadrants. Traveling clockwise, you will enter the east and move to the south, west and north where in each quadrant you are introduced to the land, language, history, culture and ceremonial life of the Navajo. The museum features a traditional Navajo Hogan (home) and Navajo stories of creation. Your Navajo escort will help you understand the exhibits of Navajo culture, traditions, family systems and more.

Overnight at the Legacy Inn & Suites
The Moenkopi Legacy Inn and Suites will be the first hotel to be built on Hopi tribal land in 50 years. The idea to build a hotel was the inspiration of the Elders of the Upper Village of Moenkopi. It was their vision that their Village should be a place of welcome and gathering for visitors to the land of the Hopi.

Shonto is located in the northwestern portion of the Navajo Nation. Shonto extends across two states (Arizona and Utah) and three counties (Coconino and Navajo Counties in Arizona and San Juan County in Utah.) Present-day Shonto Chapter was added to the Nation in several sections between 1882 and 1965. Shonto was recognized as a community around 1900. It became a chapter of the Navajo Nation in 1958. While in Shonto we will be visiting the Shonto Trading Post which was founded, on the site which it still occupies, in 1915, by John Wetherill and Joe Lee.

Navajo National Monument
Navajo National Monument allows visitors to step back in time and experience the two largest ruins in Arizona- Betatakin and Kiet Seel. These ruins were left from the ancient ones who lived there more than 900 years ago. These beautifully preserved ruins can be seen from the Betatakin Overlook, which also has a modern visitor center and replicas of ancient hogans and sweat lodges on the grounds.

Monument Valley Tribal Park
One of the centerpieces of beauty on Navajoland-and one of the world's most recognized landscapes- is Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Beautiful red sandstones push skyward from the vast expanse of desert floor, creating a striking set of formations that stand together against an umbrella of blue skies. This enchanting earthscape is so inspiring and magnificent that it is one of the most photographed sites in America-and has become synonymous with our vision of the great southwest.

Lake Powell and Antelope Point Marina
It's like no other place on earth. With spectacular red rock towers, blue-green water, beaches of rosy sand, and night skies shimmering with stars. This area is a mecca for outdoor sports, on and around spectacular Lake Powell. View the scenery from the most spectacular vantage point – on the lake. You will be hosted by Antelope Point Marina for lunch and an on-the-lake tour of Lake Powell. You will explore several canyons and experience the wonderful lake that is world famous for its beauty and exceptional fishing.

Antelope Canyon Tour
Antelope Canyon Tours specializes in tours showcasing the beautiful slot canyons of Page/Lake Powell. Guests experience the canyons through the eyes of the Native American. The mysterious beauty of Antelope Canyon awaits the adventurous traveler who seeks to discover one of the most spectacular attractions in Page/Lake Powell. Awe-inspiring sculpture provides inspiration for amateur and professional photographers alike in a masterpiece of color.

Afternoon Cruise on Lake Powell
Experience the beautiful waters of Lake Powell. Explore exquisite rock canyons rising around you as you tour Lake Powell on this boat trip provided by Antelope Point Marina. View the scenery from the most spectacular vantage point – on the lake.

Overnight on Houseboats provided by Antelope Point Marina
With its striking architecture, generous use of glass, and southwest design elements, Marina Village adds to the magnificence of its backdrop, while paying homage to Native American culture and the surrounding environment. The result? A Marina unlike any other!

Antelope Point Marina offers those wishing to experience this world-famous playground "up close and personal" a variety of luxury houseboats, watercrafts and water toys for rent. Custom houseboats, exclusively built by Forever Houseboats, varying in size from 59' feet to 75' feet. The houseboats come completely equipped: each with flat screen TV's, DVD/CD players, satellite TV, plush indoor-outdoor living areas, state-of-the-art kitchens, private staterooms, canopied decks, waterslide, gas barbecues and wet bars. Some models include top-deck hot tubs.

Colorado River Float Trip
This incredible trip, hosted by Colorado River Discovery, departs from the base of the Glen Canyon Dam which towers 583 above the Colorado River. It's like no other place on earth with spectacular towering red rock canyon walls, blue-green water, and beaches of rosy sand. You will experience one of the most dramatic stretches of river found in the western United States on this smooth water trip aboard a motorized pontoon raft. The 15 mile trip takes out at the historic Lees Ferry landing.

Horseshoe Point
Horseshoe Point is one of the most unique formations in the west. Mother Nature has carved a horseshoe shape river around a sandstone tower. Located downstream from Glen Canyon Dam in the Colorado River this is a site that you don’t want to miss when you are visiting Lake Powell.
Powell Museum
The Powell Museum pays homage to the great explorer Major John Wesley Powell. Within the Museum, you can see sketches, photos, and other memorabilia of Powell’s epic Colorado River voyages in 1869 and 1871, along with unique collections of Native American and pioneer artifacts. Other exhibits focus on the geology of the canyons cut by the Colorado and the history and development of Page.

Grand Canyon Tour
Tour the rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is perhaps one of the most spectacular examples of erosion, it is estimated to have taken 3-6 million years to form and erosion still continues today, with the river, rain, snow, heat and frost enhancing the rock formations that are already present. In some areas the Grand Canyon is up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. Over 5 million people from all over the world come to take in the spectacular sights and beauty of the Grand Canyon each year.

Board the Grand Canyon Railway to Williams
The Railroad was originally built to transport ore in the Wild West from the Anita mines, 45 miles north of Williams in the late 1800s. Prospectors flocked to Grand Canyon Country with dreams of riches. Today, Grand Canyon Railway provides a historic and fun journey to the canyon with the help of authentic western characters who bring the Old West to life.

Historic Williams Route 66 Experience
Explore the historic downtown district of Williams. Main Street is the original “Mother Road” just as it was in the beginning. The heritage of Route 66 is preserved and vibrant with hotels, motor-hotels, restaurants, and shops that retain the original character of the Mother Road.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

World Summit on Adventure Travel Oct 19-22 in Quebec, Canada

Media Invited to Attend World Summit on Adventure Travel Oct 19-22 in Quebec, Canada.

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) invites media delegates to the 6th Annual Adventure Travel World Summit to be held October 19-22, 2009 at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada ( The trade-only Summit is adventure, eco and sustainable tourism's gathering of the year attracting top-level executives, tour operators, media, tourism trade professionals and destination specialists worldwide. ATTA's Summit is a must-attend for journalists seeking insights into the latest hot-button issues, topics, trends, debates and more for the adventure travel market. Media delegates may also take advantage of a variety of free Pre-Summit adventures in Québec October 16-18.

Media registration info:

Chris Doyle
Tel: +1 (916) 847.0261

Friday, 4 September 2009

Seeks Travel Writers Support!

World Famous Finalist Christina Santos seeks travel writers support this week!

Christina Santos is hiking the grueling 500 mile Camino de Santiago while desperately trying to accrue hundreds of travel blog followers.

The 25-year-old California-native and writer/blogger for is in Northern Spain now and just learned she is a TOP 10 FINALIST in the Entirely World Famous in New Zealand competition. She's up against two other people for the top spot and if she wins, she will embark on an all-expenses-paid three month journey through the South Pacific islands.

Her self made travel video submission is why she is a potential winner.

Christina's deadline to have the most people following her blog is noon Tuesday, Sept. 8 in New Zealand (that's Monday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in California).

While she's exploring the country, Christina will post blogs in a pro-tourism effort for New Zealand and for Entirely Kiwi, the company organizing the competition.

Christina's blog is at

As a fellow solo traveler - please vote/follow Christina- and help her live her dream!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Press Trip: Bryson City, North Carolina, USA. would like to extend an invitation to qualified journalists to experience their luxury lodging accommodations located in the Great Smoky Mountains in Bryson City, North Carolina.

An easy, drivable destination from most major cities in the southeast - 3 hours or less from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chattanooga and Knoxville. 5 hours or less from Raleigh and Nashville. Excellent customer service and upscale cabins have made this vacation company one of the most valuable mountain adventure getaways for travelers at this time.

Watershed offers a wide variety of cabins ranging from the 1 bedroom Treehouse unit (units in a 4-plex building, each with private deck and hot tub) to a 5-bedroom lodge that will sleep 15 or more people. The modern, luxurious décor sets Watershed cabins apart from the rest. Guests may find amenities such as, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, surround-sound systems, 600 thread count Egyptian cotton linens, down comforters, pillow-top mattresses and every single unit has a hot tub that stays piping hot 12 months a year --not your typical sparse cabin rental in the woods. Customer service is important as well so we are available to guests 24 hours a day.

The breathtaking, rugged mountain environment is more mountainous than the north Georgia mountains, and considered an unspoiled beauty compared to the more developed areas of a Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN type. A wonderful destination for a wide variety of activities including whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River (an excellent beginner-level river), hiking on the Appalachian Trail and other area trails, water sports on Fontana Lake, excellent fly fishing, trout, and family activities like a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville (only 1 hour away) or a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The 75th anniversary celebration of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also under way as of March 2009. With more than 8 million annual visitors, it is the country's most popular national park and a long time favorite for SouthEast travelers.

Who Can Apply?
Professional travel or lifestyle writers on assignment to experience the cabins, their surroundings, mountain adventures and upon advanced notice/request, a guided tour of several cabins and the surrounding area. Travel and business feature articles, outdoor adventures feature articles, family travel, economic travel, second home stories, log cabin decor. National and regional magazines, in-flight magazines, major market monthlies, SE weeklies and dailies

To be considered for individual press visits, you must be a professional travel or lifestyle writer, reporter or TV/Radio journalist with a signed letter of proof of assignment from a regional or national publication.

What's Included?
Watershed will cover a 2-Day, 1-Night stay for those traveling within the state and 2-Night, 3-Day stay for those out of state. Accommodations will be arranged dependant upon availability, season and other additional factors. Heavily discounted media rates available upon request for journalists/publications that can not accept comp accommodations. Please visit for further details on cabins, company information, mountain/outdoor activities, area events and festivals, and more.

Valerie Failla Mosley
Please put Watershed Media Visit in subject to avoid junk mailbox delivery.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Luxury Writers Needed

Looking for writers in select cities around the world, who have a deep knowledge of the luxury city scene.

Cities we are currently looking for writers in: Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Atlantic City, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Paris, London, Madrid, Milan. New cities will be added shortly. If you do not see your city and would like to apply, feel free to contact us and ask if we will be adding it.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in possibly representing us at launch parties, local events and more. These are fun events centered around the luxury world, so naturally that is a major perk of the job.

-As a writer you get exposure on our site - we are the top luxury site online & receive millions of visitors per month.

-Establish a profile and build your portfolio or promote your blog/book or business through your byline. -- if we like you, we might even take it a step further and help you promote your business in other ways, such as making you the local expert.

-PAY: Payment will be determined based on performance and our evaluation of how successful a working relationship would be.

A handful of articles per month on luxury news in your city. Including, but not limited to:
-New Restaurant Openings
-New 5-Star Hotels Opening/Renovations
-Celebrity Sightings
-Events & Launch Parties
-Reviews on Nightlife, Attractions, Dining etc.
-Where to shop and why
-top lists (top luxury bars, top luxury services etc.)

-Very strong writing skills
-A Talent for knowing who, what and where is hot right now in your city.
-A commitment to write a few articles per month
-A Voice, personality and authority.
-The ability to represent a luxury company well.

Do not apply if you do not have an understanding of the luxury lifestyle.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

British Airways offers free travel for US businesses

British Airways, committed to keeping entrepreneurship alive and to helping stimulate global business, announced today the launch of "Business Opportunity Grants.” The airline and its partners, Regus Office Services, Courtyard by Marriott, Canon USA, Inc., and British Airways World Cargo, will award 100 small-to medium-size US businesses free travel to anywhere in the world where British Airways flies plus valuable products and services to help support their businesses and maximize their travel experiences.

"Business Opportunity Grants" is phase two of "Face-to-Face," a multi-phased campaign that aims to drive forward small- and medium-sized enterprises by focusing on tangible, human connections as a crucial driver of business growth. The program will offer these companies a variety of support including the opportunity to travel overseas and conduct face-to-face business meetings that will result in new and/or deeper partnerships, new projects, and revenue for US cities.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Press Trip: Jewel of the South - Savannah, USA

Savannah Dream Vacations Invites Travel Writers to Experience the !

Savannah, Georgia Savannah's premiere luxury vacation rental company, Savannah Dream Vacations, invites travel writers to spend a few sultry, summer days and nights in our magical city. Our beautifully restored properties are located in the heart of the Historic District, overlooking Forsyth Park, the crown jewel of Savannah's squares, and are within walking distance to all attractions and the best that romantic Savannah has to offer.

Accommodations will be arranged dependent on availability, mid-week only. Writers are welcome to bring one additional guest. Savannah Dream Vacations is family friendly and children are welcome if discussed ahead of time.

What's Included?

Who Can Apply?

Qualified travel writers researching luxury vacation rentals as an affordable alternative to hotels and bed and breakfasts. Qualified travel writers are requested to submit a Letter of Assignment and 3 recent samples of articles in travel publications. Clips and links are acceptable.

Phone: +1 (912) 344-7882

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Northwest Travel Writers Conference

Freelance writers, journalists, editors, and others in the hospitality and travel industry are invited to attend the inaugural NORTHWEST TRAVEL WRITERS CONFERENCE ( scheduled for October 16-17, 2009 in historic Vancouver, WA. See the web site for program highlights and panel discussion topics related to writing and marketing the Northwest and beyond in these changing times.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The Rochester Writers' Conference

The 2nd Annual Rochester Writers' Conference takes place on the campus of Rochester College in Rochester Hills, Michigan on Saturday October 3, 2009. This one-day event features professional development sessions for both fiction and non-fiction writers and both new and published writers. Sessions on business concepts will also be offered. Refreshments and lunch included. Registration starts soon. This year's theme is Make More Money with your Writing!

Visit for more information or contact founder of Rochester Writers, Michael Dwyer, for details.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Top 10 Destinations for Music Lovers

Frommer’s and OPERA NEWS Announce the Top 10 Destinations for Music Lovers

As spring opera season approaches, music lovers are seeking ways to experience their favorite classics on the right stage. Whether paying homage to St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater to experience the Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini classics to taking in the mountainous landscape backdrop at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, audiophiles understand that the authenticity of a performance is often rooted in the theater's history and location. Frommer's® has asked the editors of OPERA NEWS magazine, whose European Travel issue hits newsstands mid-April, to come up with the top 10 destinations that should be included on every opera lover's roadmap this year.

GERMANY: Göttingen
International Handel Festival
Home to the world's oldest Baroque music festival, this tiny, half-timbered university town in Lower Saxony fêtes the glories of George Friedrich Handel's artistic output for two weeks each summer. A profusion of top-notch chamber concerts, late-night recitals and oratorio performances make use of the village's fetching historical venues, while opera presentations in the 500-seat Deutsches Theater boast the kind of cozy authenticity that is the stuff of dreams for period-instrument purists.

RUSSIA: St. Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theater
Named for its royal benefactress, Empress Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Tsar Alexander II, and inaugurated in October 1860 with a performance of Mikhail Glinka's A Life for the Tsar, the Mariinsky Theater remains a crown jewel in the cultural life of St. Petersburg. The beautifully restored welcomes Mozart, Verdi and Puccini favorites as well as once-forgotten operas by Russia's own Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov. During the summer months, the theater glittering White Nights Festial draws operatic and classical music royalty - along with nearly one million Russians - to St. Petersburg for the motherland's largest public event.

IRELAND: Wexford
The Wexford Festival
This southeastern Irish town's opera festival, which runs through October and November, abounds with a distinctly Gaelic allure. A sense of discovery that's just as potent as the municipality's omnipresent aroma of burning peat proves to be this festival's calling card: emerging young stars take part in little-known operas, presented with remarkable musical and dramatic merits under artistic director David Agler. Away from the festival's presentations, one can find myriad opportunities to revel in Wexford's charms, from poetry recitations in Thomas Moore Tavern to incomparable suppers at Forde's Restaurant and - should the muse strike you - the Guinness International Singing & Swinging Pub competition.

From the Metropolitan Opera, to Carnegie Hall, to a thrillingly modernized Alice Tully Hall - and let's not forget about outer-borough venues like the unique Brooklyn Academy of Music - there's a reason New York remains the cultural capital of the world. The Metropolitan Opera, now operating under the auspices of its innovative general manager Peter Gelb, has become an increasingly accessible institution. Likewise, a revitalized New York Philharmonic, led by native-son Alan Gilbert, can tackle symphonic rep ranging from Bach to Schoenberg. Splendid Manhattan-bound classical and operatic fare need not be experienced within confines of the Upper West Side, though: Le Poisson Rouge, a trendy Bleecker Street nightclub presents some of the best jazz, contemporary-classical and chamber music the city has to offer, allows its patrons to quaff hearty hefeweizens or smoky pinot noirs in an atmosphere so easygoing as to make Brahms and Ellington seem like kissing cousins.

ITALY: Milan
Teatro alla Scala
Milan's operatic history - which dates back to the seventeenth century - is no less dazzling than the world-famous fashion houses that make this city one of the modern world's top destinations for cutting-edge design. [Teatro alla Scala has been the city's operatic pride and joy since the eighteenth century: the official opening of the La Scala season is almost always on December 7, the feast day of St. Ambrose, Milan's patron.] La Scala remains hallowed ground on which divas-in-the-making must prove their mettle, and where the world first heard Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Verdi's Otello, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Rossini's Turco in Italia and Bellini's Norma - and scores of other classics.

Has any place inspired more operas than Paris, perhaps the most romantic city on earth? Paris's newest home for opera is the spacious but somewhat chilly Opéra de la Bastille, which boasts an unrestricted view of the stage from each of its 2,700 seats, but the city's most famous operatic landmark remains the opulent nineteenth-century Palais Garnier, familiar to lovers of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera. Don't miss a chance to visit Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, an Art Deco masterpiece that is one of Europe's prettiest theaters, or the devastatingly elegant Théatre du Châtelet. Also worth a trip is the Salle Favart, its frothy good looks an apt metaphor for the light-hearted attractions of its home company, the Opéra-Comique.

Chicago's Civic Opera House is one of the most beautiful buildings in a city that prides itself on its architecture. Built in 1929, this ageless amalgam of Renaissance revival and Art Deco has superb acoustics, excellent sightlines and sumptuous public spaces, including a handsomely proportioned lobby designed by Jules Guerin. The theater was home to several Chicago opera companies before its most distinguished tenant, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, arrived in 1954. The Lyric established the City of Big Shoulders as an international opera capital, offering the opera world's brightest stars in top-notch productions. After the Lyric season ends in late winter, Chicago's opera lovers hold on until spring, when the adventurous Chicago Opera Theater presents its three-opera season at the slick new Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millenium Park.

The Drottningholm Court Theatre
Built in 1766 for the Swedish queen, Lovisa Ulrika, the Drottningholm Court Theatre-located in the Royal Domain of Drottningholm, only a short bus or boat ride from the capital city of Stockhom-is a thing of exquisite artifice. The theatre was a beehive of musical and theatrical activity during the late eighteenth century, but when Lovisa Ulrika's son (and political enemy), King Gustaf III was assassinated-an event used as the basis for Verdi's opera Un Ballo in Maschera,-the theatre fell into disuse; it was a storage facility for much of the nineteenth century. Drottningholm was recalled to life in the 1920s and now presents a brief summer season each year, with the repertory usually drawn from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Spring and summer tours of the theater and the palace grounds are relatively infrequent, in order to spare its eighteenth-century charms from the wear-and-tear of twenty-first-century life. Early booking is advisable.

In 1957, New York conductor John Crosby started an opera company in a highly unlikely locale: the breathtaking mountains of northern New Mexico. Crosby's impossible dream has endured: every July and August since then, Santa Fe Opera has presented an imaginative, exciting mix of familiar classics, rarely-performed treasures and brand-new works, their casts generally populated by the best young singers in America. Opera lovers from all over the world have been thrilled by Santa Fe's singular natural beauty, an element in the company's appeal celebrated by its dramatically proportioned adobe theater, which has unequalled views of the high desert landscape - and the heart-stopping beauty of its sunsets. Daytime hours in Santa Fe can be spent sampling the myriad charms of the city itself and of its thriving local community of world-class artists and artisans.

ENGLAND: Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Sussex
The thoroughly English character of Glyndebourne Festival Opera reflects the personality of its eccentric founder, John Christie, who developed the ambitious scheme to offer festival-quality opera performances on his East Sussex estate beginning in 1934. Christie's original theater was eventually replaced by a completely new facility in 1994, but the abiding presence of the Christie home and the continued involvement of Christie's descendants in festival life have allowed Glyndebourne to retain much of its original atmosphere. The operas of Mozart have been at the core of Glyndebourne's repertory for all of its existence, but more esoteric fare - including some world premieres - is also among the company specialties.

Thursday, 9 April 2009


Looking for certified Scuba divers/travel writers to particapte in a DIVE Press Trip to an United States travel destination.

Date: April 23 - 26, 2009.

Robert Einhorn
M. Silver Associates
Tel: +1 (212) 754 6500

Wednesday, 8 April 2009


The Champaign for Vicksburg Commemorating 150 years: A FAM Tour and Educational Conference for the Travel Media in Preparation for 2011-13 Observance. The conference is sponsored by the National Park Service through the Preserve America Historic Preservation Fund Grants Program and the Cities of Vicksburg, Port Gibson and Raymond, Mississippi, Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Date: JUNE 28 - JULY 1, 2009.

What's Included?
  • receptions
  • presentations
  • Familiarization Tour of the Campaign Trail
  • stops in Raymond, Port Gibson and Vicksburg
  • tours of the Grand Gulf Military Park
  • tours of the Vicksburg National Military Park
  • room and board
  • meals will be provided
Who Can Apply?
  • Space is reserved for a maximum of 150 journalists on assignment. Space will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. (Spouses, partners, children or guests cannot be accommodated).
  • Journalists must be professional travel writers on assignment for a recognized media outlet; a letter of assignment is required for freelance journalists.
  • Journalists must provide a brief bio and copies of at least two recently published articles; Web site links are acceptable.
  • Selected journalists who accept, but cancel within two weeks of the trip, agree to pay a penalty of $50 to the Vicksburg CVB.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2009. (Selected participants will be notified by Friday, May 8, 2009).

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Press Trip: Fourth Forum of Healers at EcoTulum Resorts & Spa

Experience Fourth Forum of Healers, held at EcoTulum Resorts & Spa, sponsored by, an alternative therapies directory promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being worldwide. Nestled on a ridge between the Yucatan jungle and the Caribbean Sea, the location chosen for this experience offers a harmonious natural environment, with holistic Mayan spa services, 32 miles of pristine white sand beach, a friendly beach bar, and gourmet restaurants.

Date: Oct 01-05, 2009

What's included:
. Free access to healer's conferences
. Four nights accommodation
. Free lectures with internationally recognized healers and shamans
. Free daily yoga and sunrise Tai Chi
. Full moon ceremony, a Temazcal (similar to Native American Sweat Lodge), fire dancing, drumming, and performance art

How to Apply?
Send inquiries directly through

Who Can Apply?
Only published professional travel writer.

More Info:
Visit for information on our past events. Please visit for complete spa services in the Riviera Maya, and for photos and general information about EcoTulum. For further information on alternative therapies and treatments, visit our directory of alternative professionals at

Luciana Leguizamon
Enchanting Group
+54 11 5918 6464

Thursday, 19 March 2009

PRESS Trip: Taos, New Mexico, USA

Taos Summer of Love 2009 Event - Celebrate Easy Rider's 40th Birthday in Taos, New Mexico, USA. The event celebrates the 40th birthday of the film Easy Rider, and features art, music and other activities all summer long.

Date: May 03-04, 2009

What's Included?
. five-star accommodations for 2 nights
. one free spa treatment at the resort
. an interview with actor Dennis Hopper
. free admission to the Harwood Museum for the Hopper exhibits.

How to Apply?
Send three published clips, current writing gigs and press opps for consideration.

Jill Beaverson
Beaverson PR Consulting

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

PRESS Trip: Currituck County, USA

Date: May 17-20, 2009

What To Expect?
. Will be staying in a beautiful beach house in Corolla
· See the Corolla Wild Horses
· Climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse
· Kayak the canals of the Outer Banks
· And much more

Check out the Media Kit for more information:

Veronica Brown
Marketing Coordinator, Currituck County Travel & Tourism
106 Caratoke Highway, Moyock, NC 27958, USA.
Office: +1 252.435.2938
Fax: +1 252.435.2996

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Press Trip: Amazing Race For Regular People' Trip to Europe

Competitours is a new company that is launching a team travel competition as a unique and intriguing travel alternative to the traditional backpacking and group tour packages to Europe. Secret itinerary, surprise daily challenges, videoblogging to earn points, are all intact elements of the trip.

Date: March 15-22, 2009

What's Included?
. Writer and partner's air to/from Newark
. 6 nights double occupancy lodging
. Eurail tickets
. admissions will be reimbursed

What's Not Included?
. Meals are on your own

Who Can Apply?
Writer who has a PROVEN article acceptance from major travel media wire services and major market publication outlets like AP, NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, Travel/Leisure. Nat Geog Traveler, etc.

Steve Belkin

Thursday, 19 February 2009

Travel Writing & Photography Weekend

A weekend of travel writing and photography at a great location in Norfolk, where sea, sand and hopefully some sun, will inspire you to write and photograph this beautiful area.

Travel writing is being able to convey in a written form a sense of place, adventure and atmosphere. To be a travel writer doesn’t mean you have to jet off around the world, as fantastic and glamorous as that may seem, it can simply be recounting a visit to your local town or village, about a day trip, mini break or holiday. This workshop encompasses the basic skills you need to write an informative and interesting feature or article about somewhere you’ve been and how to improve your general article writing skills.

Your writing tutor, Caroline Foster is an experienced freelance writer and tutor. Caroline regularly writes features for a number of national and regional publications on a wide variety of subjects.

In 2006, Caroline was awarded ‘Writer of the Year’ by the Writers Bureau.
Caroline guarantees not only will students enjoy the writing and photography workshop they will take away valuable tips and techniques that they will be able to apply to all their future writing including how to get published and paid.

About the photography workshop
There's no doubt some people have an innate ability for composition, but it's not exclusive to them. We can all learn a few simple ground rules to give our photographs thatsomething extra. On your photography dayyou will learn the four simple principlesof good photography, which will help you to improve your image taking. There will beplenty ofopportunity to practise in the fabulous surroundings of thevenue, guided by your tutor. It doesn’t matter if you shoot film or digital, or if you only have a modest compact camera, the same rules apply.

Your photography tutor, Bryan Shaw is a freelance photographer whose work has been published in a range of photography magazines, including Practical Photography, Photography Monthly, Black & White Photography, Outdoor Photography and Pentax User. Bryan has also had images selected for inclusion in Trinity House calendars for 2008 and 2009.
Bryan spent 10 years as a business and personal development trainer, and has successfully run a number of photography workshops, so you'll be in good hands.

Date: 14-15 March 2009
Time: 09:30am
Location: Le Strange Arms, Hunstanton, United Kingdom

Cost: £185 per person inclusive (excludes travel)
Extra night £55 B&B

Includes: coffee on arrival, morning coffee, lunch, evening meal, overnight accommodation, cooked breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and cakes plus travel writing and photography tutoring, one workshop each day inclusive of materials. Students should bring along their own camera.

Contact Phone: 01473858429


Clearwater, Florida is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. There's a four-night familiarization trip for journalists.

Date: May 12, 2009 (Tue) to May 16, 2009 (Sat)

What is Included:
  • round-trip air transportation (from a North American airport served by major carriers) to and from the Clearwater area
  • ground transportation
  • accommodations
  • meals
  • passes to activities
  • receptions, presentations and other activities
  • behind-the-scenes tour at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
  • visit with Winter, the injured Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin
  • exploring Clearwater Municipal Marina
  • sailing at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center
  • excursion to Caladesi Island State Park

What Not Included:
  • Connecting flights to and from airports not served by major carriers
  • personal amenities
  • souvenirs
  • tips and gratuities
Who can apply:
  • Professional travel writers on assignment for a recognized media outlet; a letter of assignment is required for freelance journalists.
  • Journalists must provide a brief bio and copies of at least six recently published articles; Web site links are acceptable.
  • Journalists who have participated in previous Clearwater press trips are not eligible.
  • Space is reserved for a maximum of eight journalists on assignment; spouses, partners, children or guests cannot be accommodated.
  • Selected journalists who accept, but cancel within two weeks of the trip, agree to pay a penalty (equal to airline cancellation fee) to the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Apply Deadline: March 17, 2009 (Tue). Selected participants will be notified by March 24, 2009 (Tue).

Gerri Raymond, Vice President of Tourism
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce
+1 (727) 461-0011, ext. 225

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Spain seeks Volunteer English Teachers

The Spanish Government seeks Volunteer Teachers for new English Language Education Project.

Vaughan Systems, in collaboration with the Spanish Government, offers English native speakers the chance to teach English for 2 months while living in the quaint Spanish countryside.
The government of Castile-Leon wants to enhance the English-learning process of pre-schoolers and early elementary school students, and they want to do it by bringing in native speakers from all corners of the world. Volunteers would help as teaching assistants and would see that the English language is alive and well in the classrooms of north central Spain.

Positions are available in various locations throughout the Castile-Leon area. This area of Spain is one of the most emblematic in the history of the country. It is the home of El Cid and it was the area that most promoted the reconquest of the Spain from the Moors.

What do you do?
The volunteer will do his or her best to be a fun, valuable asset for the school and for the young students in their efforts to start at an early age to gain a minimum ability with the English language. The curriculum in Spanish pre-schools and elementary schools is almost identical to what is found in primary education around the world. The student age groups would be approximately between 3 and 8 and classroom size between 25 and 35.

What do you get?
In exchange, the project covers housing and offers a small monthly stipend, insurance plus opportunities for occasional weekend excursions and activities. The maximum stay for the volunteer would be three months.

The program kicks off on April 13, 2009 and spaces are limited.

How to Apply?
write to : Mayte Ziga
Vaughan Systems
+34 91 748 59 50 ext 126


Mayte Ziga
+34 91 748 59 50 ext 126

Tuesday, 17 February 2009


Travel writing, food writing and wine writing are some of the most appealing genres of nonfiction, calling on all of an author's skills-dramatic scenes, character sketches, concrete detail, point of view, scene by scene construction-to compose compelling, engaging travel narratives. This six-day intensive travel writing class will introduce you to essential techniques of travel, food and wine writing and give you expert, insider advice about how to submit and publish finished travel stories.

In addition to learning these skills, you'll dine at outstanding restaurants, visit some of the world's best wineries, and explore fascinating historic sights. You'll enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes tours unavailable to the general public. Best of all, you'll receive up-to-date story ideas from local industry experts that you can turn into finished travel, food and wine stories by the end of the course and submit to newspapers and magazines for publication.

The six-day (May 24 - 30) travel writing class will take place in Montalcino, one of the most beautiful medieval hill towns in Italy, and the epicenter of the nation's new wine and food scene. The cost will be US$2600 per person, including accommodations and most meals. (Single supplement, US$450 per person) Plane fare, transit to and from Montalcino and some meals extra (see itinerary on

To enroll, please send Nicholas O'Connell a non-refundable deposit of US$800 to 201 Newell St., Seattle, WA 98109. Enrollment is limited to 10. For more information, please contact Nicholas O'Connell, 206-284-7121,,

Nicholas O'Connell
The Writer's Workshop

Monday, 16 February 2009

Travel Writing Workshop

Date: 04 March 2009
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Location: John Deutsch University Centre, McLaughlin Room, Union & University, Kingston, ON
Host: Queen's University International Centre (QUIC)

Verge: Travel with Purpose
Writers, editors and travellers from the Canadian Verge Magazine will talk to students about travel writing.

Verge is Canada's magazine for people who travel with purpose. The authoritative resource for Canadians wanting to work abroad, study abroad or volunteer abroad.

Contact Phone: 6135332604

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Travellers' Tales Festival - Photography & Writing

A rare chance to see travel legends in London. A weekend celebration of the world's finest travel photographers and travel writers, at the RGS in London.

Date: 28 February to 01 March 2009
Time: 10:00 am
at 18:00
Location: Royal Geographical Society HQ , Kensington Gore, London, United Kingdom.


Friday, 13 February 2009

Neil Young added to New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup!


February 18 Deadline for Purchase of New Discount Weekend Ticket Packages

New Orleans, LA (February 12, 2009)— Rock superstar Neil Young has been added to the overflowing music lineup of the 40th anniversary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, organizers announced today. On the heels of last week's announcement of Bon Jovi appearing at the upcoming Festival, Neil Young has now been confirmed for his first-ever Jazz Fest appearance, performing on Sunday, May 3. The 2009 Jazz Fest is scheduled for April 24-26 & April 30-May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

In other talent news, the Festival announced that Aretha Franklin, previously scheduled for May 3, will not appear. Neil Young and his band join Wynton Marsalis, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews
Band, James Taylor, Sugarland, Joe Cocker, Ben Harper, Tony Bennett, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kings of Leon, Neville Brothers, Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Allen Toussaint, The O'Jays, Erykah Badu, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Dr. John plus hundreds of others previously announced
to appear at the historic edition of the Festival.

Jazz Fest also noted that New Orleans' own Imagination Movers have been added to the Festival on Saturday, April 25. The Festival's updated, day-specific lineup is available at (The complete day-by-day schedule is attached.)

The Festival announced that the hugely popular discount weekend ticket package opportunity will expire at the end of business on Wednesday, February 18. For the first time ever, the Festival has been offering discount ticket packages to each day of a particular weekend. Ticket
packages purchased for all three days of the first weekend (April 24, 25 & 26) will be $105, while second weekend packages purchased for all four festival days (April 30, May 1, 2 & 3) will be $140. (Tickets included in each package are day-specific.) Advance single day Jazz
Fest tickets are still only $40 with the gate price of $50. Children's tickets (ages 2 - 11) are only $5 in advance or at the gate. Single day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance. Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course are on-sale through all Ticketmaster outlets.

The Festival's popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package and the Grand Marshal VIP Pass return for the 40th anniversary celebration, as well as the newly unveiled Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass that allows for special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area plus other
amenities. All the hugely popular VIP packages are on sale now while very limited supplies last.

Tickets are available at and, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jazz Fest ticket office located at the Louisiana Superdome Box Office (Gate A, Ground Level) or the New
Orleans Arena Box Office. All Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation presents the 2009 Gala on Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. Annually selling out, this year's gala event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and spotlight the famed New Orleans music
venue The Dew Drop Inn. Performing as part of the "The Dew Drop Inn Revisited All-Stars" will be Allen Toussaint, Eddie Bo, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Robert Parker, and Wanda Rouzan along with The N'Awlins All-Stars. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and the TBC Brass Band are also scheduled to perform at the event. Tickets are available by calling (504) 410-4148.

A listing of hotels offering special Jazz Fest rates is posted at, where patrons can effortlessly reserve their hotel rooms for the event. Festivalgoers can peruse room availability and book their accommodations early taking advantage of some of the best
prices offered at participating hotels.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. Acura is proudly celebrating its 10th year as sponsor of the Festival's main stage. Peoples Health, Miller Lite, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, AT&T, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company), Edison Chouest Offshore, Capital One Bank, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Pepsi, Rajen Kilachand and St. Charles Vision are all also official Jazz Fest sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and uses the proceeds from that festival for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural programming. Programs and assets of the foundation include: radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series, the Jazz Journey
concert series, the Community Partnership Grants program and the Raisin' the Roof housing initiative. The foundation also produces community events such as the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Fiesta Latina, the Congo Square Rhythms Festival, the Down by the
Riverside concerts and others. For more information, please call the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation at (504) 558-6100 or visit

Saturday, 7 February 2009

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With a subscription to, employers can quickly search candidates and job opportunities either from handheld, mobile devices or desktop computers. Ideal for the busy, on-the-go individuals, offers mobile text and e-mail alerts when candidates and jobs match. These alerts provide access to “snapshots,” which provide a quick view of both candidates and job opportunities.

Designed to focus on matching qualified job seekers with employers, is an easy, user-friendly tool for both employers in “the Biz” and for job seekers. It saves employers thousands of dollars over other employment sites and offers resume uploading, creation, and unlimited job searches for free to job seekers.

In these economic times, saves employers money, time, and the hassle of finding a qualified candidate. To take advantage of unlimited job postings and candidate searches in the Horse Capital of the World for less than twenty dollars a month, please visit to create your account and begin posting your organization’s career opportunities or create your resume for an exciting new position in hospitality and travel.

About, the travel and hospitality industry’s targeted, premium employment site, focuses solely on efficiently matching qualified job seekers with employers. With the ability to quickly search candidates and job opportunities from handheld, mobile devices or desktop computers, is designed to be easy to use. Please visit, for more information and updates on news.


FREE TRIP: Grand Ole Opry

Lesley Bellus Kilman will be hosting a Grand Ole Opry / Nashville press visit, a perfect getaway blending music, history and fun.

Date: April 16 - 19, 2009.
Theme: family travel, historic/Americana, locations within driving distance.
Accomodation: Gaylord Opryland Resort

Will include visits to various Nashville destinations such as the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, etc.

Lesley Bellus Kilman
bpr/bellus public relations
+1 (954) 436-6859

Friday, 30 January 2009

PRESS TRIP: Rockwood, Maine ME, USA

The Birches Resort in Rockwood, ME invite you to three-day, two-night trip experience Maine's winter wonderland. Visit The Birches Resort in Maine and Explore the North Woods via Snowmobile. The Birches, located on 11,000 acres on Moosehead Lake, has an extensive network of trails that offer some of New England's best snowmobiling.

Date: February 9 - 11, 2009 (Monday - Wednesday)

Inclusive: Accommodations, Guided activity (skiing or snowshoeing), Dinner, Breakfast,
Snowmobile excursion.

Highlight: guided snowmobile excursion exploring the beautiful trails of the region's wilderness area.

Ellen Pulda
Gero Communications
+1 (617) 277-1675

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Scotland's New Downloadable Driving Itineraries

Instead of spending hours and hours of Internet research, travellers can now visit website to download all the information about attractions, routes, lodging and restaurants, and peiece together into a feasible itinerary.

"When some American friends came here on holiday, they had badly misjudged Scottish travel times and missed lots of great places that don't get mentioned in guidebooks," says native Scot Mike Peddie, co-founder of Secret Scotland with his wife Aurelia. "We realised the need for self-drive itineraries by locals who knew which places to see and which to skip, the best towns for overnight stays, and realistic scheduling of attractions and scenic drives."

Unlike travel agents, Secret Scotland Tours claimed to have no financial interest in the recommendations made to travelers. And unlike printed guidebooks, their itineraries are frequently updated on worthwhile attractions, travel times, routes, lodgings and restaurants.

Secret Scotland's more than 25 tour itineraries start from $7 and vary not only according to the starting point (Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness) and the number of days (3 to 14 days) but also according to interests, such as scenery, castles, whisky, seafood, Scottish culture and more. Itineraries come in the form of an instant download from the website, with customized itineraries available upon request for a few dollars more.

All customers receive emailed answers to any additional questions that come up while planning their Scotland self-drive holiday.

To download a copy of "The 12 Most Memorable B&Bs in Scotland", go to: