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Blogging whilst travelling: Is it a good idea?

Blogging whilst travelling: Is it a good idea?

David Whitley February 23, 2013 3

Is spending time on the computer a productive use of time whilst on the road? When friends (or people that I once met and mystifyingly haven’t blocked on Facebook yet), go off travelling, there

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Why aren’t tourist boards using affiliate networks?

Why aren’t tourist boards using affiliate networks?

David Whitley January 6, 2013 3

A couple of weeks ago, I was Googling tourist board web addresses for work purposes, using phrases such as “[name of country] tourism”. I was surprised by how many times the tourist board would

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Best blog posts of 2012

Best blog posts of 2012

David Whitley December 31, 2012 Comments Off on Best blog posts of 2012

You know those lazy episodes of the Simpsons? The ones where they tag together clips from old episodes and try and turn them into some sort of half-hearted narrative thread? Well, this is the

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Guest posts on Grumpy Traveller

Guest posts on Grumpy Traveller

David Whitley August 10, 2012 7

Why I don’t want your “guest post” “I saw your site.” Ooh, that’s nice – something must have worked. “… And you really liked it too.” Well, I’ll take that – even if you

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A question for bloggers and travel writers

A question for bloggers and travel writers

David Whitley June 19, 2012 16

Here’s a hypothetical situation for you. On your press trip/ blog trip/ whatever you want to call it, you partake in an activity for free. When you agreed to it in the first place,

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Travel companies, bloggers and web content: How it works

David Whitley March 1, 2012 5

The following post is an edited version of the presentation I gave to the members of 101 Holidays at the 101 forum in London on February 29th, 2012.It’s on the subject of travel companies

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On safari in Jordan: The world’s new wildlife-spotting hotspot

David Whitley December 12, 2011 42

Our guide puts his finger to his lips. We mustn’t disturb them in case they run for it. “They’re very sensitive to intrusion,” he says. “The slightest disruption can make them squawk in anguished

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Grumpy Traveller: A (slightly) new direction

David Whitley November 10, 2011 6

Changes coming I’m writing this down and publishing it, partly to inform, but mostly to force myself to actually do what I’ve promised myself for a long time. Over the next few months, I’m

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Travel Blog Camp 2011: A few random takeaway thoughts

David Whitley November 9, 2011 6

As one of the more enjoyable parts of two shop-talking days, I sauntered along to Travel BlogCamp 2011 on Tuesday night, with the heavy elephantine feet of a man who had spent a day

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How not to promote your product on travel sites and blogs

David Whitley October 12, 2011 4

An approach… I want to share an e-mail I received last night with you all. It went as follows (with the odd bit of evidence blanked out):   “Sorry for the unannounced email. The

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