How to Craft the Perfect Travel Pitch

In our last travel writing advice post, we looked at ways to find fresh angles and original travel content ideas. But finding a good idea is only the beginning – once you’ve done that, you still need to market that idea. It’s time to write up that all-important travel pitch. For many aspiring travel writers, this is the most difficult part of the process.

While hopeful writers busy themselves wrangling their own thoughts, ideas and experiences into a saleable travel story, commissioners have to sift through what must seem like a never-ending influx of proposals. They too face difficult choices, having to discern what – if anything – will work for their readership and whether the freelancer will be able to deliver the job to their standards. To help both the commissioner and the commissionee through the arduous pitching process, we’ve collated six important questions – ones that writers should ask themselves before they press send, and ones editors can use to identify a winning pitch. Simply scroll down to read them all.

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Washington to the Isle of Skye: An Entire World of Destination Guides for Expedia

As regular readers of the blog will know, we write a lot of destination guides for Expedia. And we mean A LOT. We have written about all four corners of the globe for this leading online travel company, whether it is Genoa in Italy or St Louis, Missouri in the US. In fact, just take a look through this project list for Expedia and you will find dozens of travel guides stretching back more than three-and-a-half years. And those guides are just the tip of the iceberg.

However, it’s been a while since our last set of guides for Expedia, so we are delighted to reveal that a whole new batch have just been published. These are spread far and wide, from tiny Scottish islands to vast American states. We’ve included extracts from three of these recently-published travel guides below, so scroll down to take a look.

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All You Ever Needed to Know about All Inclusive Vacations – An Infographic

At World Words, we know all about the incredible world of ‘all inclusive’. Not only have we been commissioned to write travel content for a variety of all-inclusive travel agencies and resorts around the world, we’ve also managed to accrue plenty of personal experience of all inclusive holidays over the years. We know that it’s a unique type of vacation – a whole other world from hosteling, Airbnb’ing and even good old fashioned last-minute-hotel booking – so we can also appreciate how helpful it could be for first-timers to have some prior warning of what to expect.

That’s where SunSearch Holidays come in. Because they’ve created a brand new, idiot-proof infographic that is a beginner’s guide to all inclusive vacations. We really like it, and we think you will too, so scroll on down to see it…

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Our Travels: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Words team don’t simply write about travel, they live and breathe it. Whether it’s a remote corner of the British Isles, an idyllic European island escape or an old-timey North American city, this intrepid bunch have never met a holiday they didn’t like. So, with that in mind, we’ve asked them to jot down the highlights of some of their recent trips in a blog series we call Our Travels. This month, World Words writer Georgia spends a week in Dubai.

With a young son in tow, Georgia discovers an epic underwater zoo, stylish beach clubs and the real meaning of the world superlative – starting with the tallest building in the world. Simply scroll down to read about her travels…

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Georgia at the top of Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) with her infant son.

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