State of the Industry: What the Future of Travel Looks Like - Shared screen with speaker view
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WY Responsibly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABM8wsbTp_o
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Editors, are you still open to pieces on virtual offerings?
Thanks for the question Michele!
I definitely want to know more on this. It makes sense to speak to WY or open spaces, but how do you speak to travel outside of US and large US cities. If/when you travel internationally, how do you safely promote that and have you come across travel shaming?
I feel for you Sarah. Figures the day you have a webinar is the day someone needs to use jackhammers right outside your office… LOL.
Many countries governments are pushing to encourage people to travel there, pushing long term visa etc, but the actual communities don’t want people to come. How can you address that?
Like many freelance journalists, I get my best story angles when a press trip unfolds naturally. I don’t confirm coverage before a trip. Does anyone have any thoughts on if post COVID-19 press trips will be more likely to require confirmed assignments? Thank you for this super informative panel discussion!
But by promoting “off the beaten path” don’t you make them no longer safe?
And to add to Amy’s comment…not all the off the beaten path are able to sustain heavy foot traffic…so are we doing more harm than good?
For those that promote those ‘off the beaten path’ destinations: https://www.recreateresponsibly.org/
Also how does someone know that your writing is inspiration and not just service journalism?
Thanks for all the questions! We’ll get to as many of them as possible
Re Allison's comment, my best coverage (quality and number of publications)was when I didn't have confirmed coverage. A track record should count!
We were in Bar Harbor a week ago. It was crowded and I can't even imagine how it would be with cruise ships there. I also found Maine as a whole, served as a benchmak for how other states could open tourism and hospitality with responsible risk built in.
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hi, I’m a freelance writer based in Spain. Are editors still looking at stories from Europe and, if so, would you potentially consider any particular type of story?
Miguel Gongora from Evolution Treks Peru. Would you guys consider approaching the issue of travel after convid from the point of view of the players on the ground? Meaning, the workers, the park rangers, tour guides, cooks, artisans, etc. I think that not seeing the new travel industry from their perspective is doing the same thing, just rebranded.
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Must run all. Great panel! Thanks to all the speakers and organizers. Off to a 2.5-hour DEI training that I’m pretty psyched about. Be well!
Appreciate the frank discussion. Running for a 2, but thank you editors, SATW and friends.
Have to run. Thanks so much! This has been great.
Congrats to SATW. All of these webinars have been great. Can't wait for the convention! :)
Thank you for all the information and insight! I appreciate all of you for presenting this highly useful seminar.
FAMS: In Asheville, N.C. we are not planning group trips. However, we are working with writers on an individual basis with travel safety for all in mind. A confirmed assignment isn't required. We do have a waiver. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m wondering whether destinations will have budgets for media trips.
Comment on how the pandemic has changed the power and role of influencers
Following on what Rachel, said, I’m wondering how publications and fellow freelancers are handling social media shaming. Locals can react with feeling when their natural beauties are shared and they don’t want that attention.
Thank you so much. This was great!
Thanks so much! Be well!
Thanks so much to the panelists. Appreciate your insights!
Thank you, this was great!
Great job, Lavanya! :)
Thank you. Good job Lavanya!
Thanks everyone. This was great!
Thank you for a thought-provoking panel! :-)
Thanks so much everyone!
Thank you! Great learnings
Thanks so much
Thanks and interesting convo!
Thank you all! Nice to see you Lavanya, Sarah, and Sarah
Great panel, great moderator!
Thank you so much! Excellent