kayakers
May 03

How to Host a Travel Writer

By Darryl Leniuk | Adventure Business , Media Relations , Public Relations , Travel Marketing

You’re about to host a journalist to write about your awesome adventure tour and destination. FAM trips (for familiarization) or press trips, as they’re also known, are an integral part of your tourism PR and marketing program. The travel stories they produce are top-of-funnel inspiration that can drive leads and potential bookings further down the […]

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mountain bikers
Feb 23

Why Newspapers Are Still Relevant for Today’s Travel Media

By Darryl Leniuk | Adventure Business , Media Relations , Public Relations , Travel Marketing

“Newspapers are tomorrow’s fish-n-chips wrappers,” the owner of an outdoor tour company told me recently. True, not a day goes by without someone decrying the death of print media. But was he right? Or are they still valuable places to seek media exposure for adventure travel operators and destinations? Link Juice for Adventure Travel Operators […]

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Puerto Varras
Nov 10

Takeaways from the Adventure Travel World Summit

By Darryl Leniuk | Adventure Business , Sustainable Travel , Travel Trends

In early October I attended the Adventure Travel World Summit in Puerto Varas, Chile. Along with some 700 delegates from 55 countries, we overtook the tiny waterfront town in the Lakes District, in northern Patagonia. Lesser-known than the south, the northern region offers a ton of outdoor activities including downhill and backcountry skiing, rafting, hiking, […]

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Oct 30

Introduction

By Darryl Leniuk | Adventure Business , Travel Trends

Welcome to my new blog. After nearly fifteen years of working as a journalist and photographer specializing in adventure travel, I’ve realized there’s a need out there for better media relations and communications for adventure tour operators, outdoor gear manufacturers, tourism boards and destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s) that offer adventure travel.

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