BUZZ TRIPS MEDIA & PR INFORMATION –
Who are we?
Andrea and Jack Montgomery – committed to writing quality content with a passion about the things we love to do and sometimes the things we’re coerced into doing (jumping out of a plane comes to mind here).
On Buzz Trips we cover a wide range of travel-related topics from food and drink to cultural; luxury to budget and beach bumming to adventure – basically we’ll have a go at anything. Our main speciality is hiking & dining.
Are we Travel Bloggers or Travel Writers?
The simple answer is we have our feet in both camps. We have our own travel blogs, have authored and published our own travel guides, and we write for corporate travel blogs. We also write articles and provide photographs for print newspapers, magazines and guidebooks.
We don’t write for fellow travel writers or bloggers, we write for everyone who is interested in visiting a destination. We don’t consider tourism to be a dirty word, shunning holidaymakers for travellers. Instead, we embrace the promotion of holidays that showcase a different face to a destination, encouraging visitors to experience gastronomy, culture and paths that take them away from the established tourist trails. Our readers don’t just follow us vicariously, they book the destinations, hotels, restaurants and walking routes we recommend.
Our Travel Blogs & Who our Market is
We own a series of travel websites; all aimed at people who like to wallow in the culture of the places they visit whether they’re discerning tourists, savvy travellers or backpackers.
We especially target people who work hard and like to recharge their batteries by doing something different and exciting when they take a holiday.
Our websites are predominantly read by college/university educated people aged 35-55.
Buzz Trips chronicles our world travels, focussing especially on activity holidays and food and drink. The Real Tenerife is in depth and destination specific whilst Walking Tenerife focusses on, no surprises, hiking related themes.
Following Visits to Destinations we Write:
Experiential Articles – If we haven’t done it, we don’t write about it. If we write copy, it’s for someone else’s website or magazine, not our own, and we don’t publish copy written by anyone else. Every destination, hotel, restaurant and adventure we’ve showcased has been personally experienced and we tell it how it is.
About Activities – New experiences are the spice of life. We try anything within reason and then write about it… as long as we survive.
Restaurant & Food Reviews – Under the belief that no chef actually intends to poison us, we eat anything placed in front of us. We’re foodies; we love all good food so our reviews are honest, informed and we hope, appetising.
Hotel & Accommodation Reviews – We expect 5 star service in a 5 star hotel and 2 star service in a 2 star one. Our hotel reviews emphasise the things that are most important to guests.
Travel Tips – If there’s anything we pick up that will make life easier for others, we’ll share it.
Quirks – We like to write about those undefinable moments/things that make travel such a joy.
Photography – All blogs are accompanied by our own high quality photography.
Original blogs/articles are published not only our own websites but also on the sites of travel companies we work regularly with.
Who We Write For – Online
The Telegraph – Destination expert for Tenerife for the leading UK newspaper, The Telegraph.
Inntravel – we are walking route checkers, destination advisers and bloggers for specialist activities holiday company Inntravel with whom we work in partnership on many of our trips.
Sunshine.co.uk – as well as writing travel blogs for online travel company Sunshine’s main travel blog, we managed a Tenerife specific blog which involved commissioning other travel bloggers.
Other Travel Companies– we provide travel blogs covering a range of topics and destinations for UK travel companies such as Cosmos and Monarch.
Who We Write For – Print
Our articles and photographs have been published in various newspapers and magazines including:
We’ve authored three guidebooks and a series of walking routes as well as contributing to two more guides (Frommers, DK Guides) on a sub-contracted basis.
Our own guidebooks and walking routes have been sold to people in over 30 countries around the world.
26,000 monthly visitors (Buzz Trips). 76,000 total monthly visitors on our three travel sites. (August 2014).
62,000 page views (Buzz Trips) 183,000 page views on our three travel sites. (August 2014).
13,563 Twitter followers – We love Twitter but despair at the number of people who buy followers. We build our followers only through interaction across targeted accounts.
2248 Facebook connections.
Over 1 million views on flickr photographs: – We like flickr because it has a wide audience that spreads beyond the travel blogging world.
Kred and Klout – We’ve got decent scores and we’ll happily tell anyone what they are. But the truth is we believe they mean absolutely nothing in terms of influence.
Pinterest & Instagram – both these social media channels are fun and look great. But until someone convinces us they are used practically by ordinary Joes planning their holidays we’ll continue to concentrate on actually writing. We’ve got accounts on both as well as YouTube.
Why Work with Us?
“Your writing is like a friend telling someone what a place is like” (one of our readers).
Anyone who works with us is rewarded with high quality, original and compelling blogs and articles.
We understand business objectives.
We are experienced in management techniques, interviewing and social media and have a business background that includes high level project management and training which means we fully understand the importance of ROI.
We are professional in what we do and subsequently like to work with people who have the same ethos.
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