Pitching to Travel Brands
Are you looking for more travel gigs? Would you like FAM invites in your inbox or to pitch for self-guided FAM trips? There’s a way to go about pitching travel brands, including destinations. I’ll be speaking on the subject of understanding the needs of the travel industry, where your brand fits in and how to leverage your value to design an agreement which works for both brands with regard to deliverables, story ideas and retargeting evergreen content. We’ll also cover finding contacts, when to ask for day rates, and how you can make money from your trips once you’ve built relationships.
Christa Thompson is the founder and Editor in Chief of the popular travel, lifestyle & film blog, TheFairytaleTraveler.com, content strategist, social influencer, blog coach, travel columnist at FAE Magazine and single mom. Christa began her travel career with the world-famous Orient Express company and went on to receive her A.A. in Hospitality and Travel Tourism alongside her degree in Surgical Technology. In 2012 she left her career in the operating room to travel the world as a writer for FAE Magazine and her blog. Since then she’s partnered with over 200 destinations, hotels and brands world-wide, has become a top social influencer and blogger for Walt Disney Pictures, a brand ambassador for multiple national and world-wide brands to include Universal Orlando Resort, Best Buy and American Tourister. She now lives in the greater Atlanta area with her only son and travels every 3-5 weeks.