Our Travels: Sopron, Hungary

It’s no secret that the last year hasn’t been especially kind to the tourism industry. Covid continues to disrupt travel plans for people everywhere by grounding flights, emptying hotels and shuttering attractions. Naturally, it’s been a tricky time for the writers and editors at World Words, who not only need to travel for their work but also love to do so for pleasure – as regular readers of our Our Travels blog series will know. (Not a regular? Dive into our archive).

However, some of us have managed to explore a little in the last year – and that includes our editor-in-chief Joe. Back in August and September, he spent six weeks travelling throughout neighbouring Austria and Hungary for two different guidebook commissions. And there was one stop along the way he loved so much, he decided to feature it in both guidebooks. Scroll down to read about Joe’s experience in the beautiful border city of Sopron…

A sweeping view of Sopron’s Pauline-Carmelite Monastery, now a one-of-a-kind hotel and restaurant.

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The Best of Our Spring Travel Content

Take a look outside. The days are getting longer. The tulips are blooming. Cadbury’s Creme Eggs are starting to take over the shelves. It can all mean only one thing: winter has officially come to an end, and springtime is here!

We’ve decided to mark the occasion with a small selection of our favourite spring-themed content, from inspiring magazine articles to informative web copy, engaging travel blogs to detailed destination guides – not to mention thrilling tour itineraries. Shake off winter with a tailor-made Madagascar adventure. Step into your hiking boots to trek some of Italy’s best walking routes. Swap hearty winter stews for fresh seasonal seafood. Take a springtime soak in one of Budapest’s soothing thermal baths. And discover the otherworldly Macchu Picchu with an amazing eight-day tour of Peru. Scroll down to read extracts from all these travel pieces (along with links to read the rest)…

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Eco-ntent: Our Top Tips for Making Your Travel Writing Environmentally Friendly

Travel is one of the biggest joys and luxuries we have. To explore other places and experience cultures different to ours broadens our horizons, expands the mind, and encourages cross-cultural understanding. In a world that feels increasingly divided, travel unites, as well as helps to sustain livelihoods, support local communities and conserve natural and cultural heritage around the world. Travel is a great thing… but only if it’s done responsibly.

If you are a trusted company working in the travel sector, your customers value what you tell them. Through your approach to creating content, the terminology you use, and the experiences you highlight, you can make a vast impact on reducing harm to the environment or local communities. It can be minor tweaks and subtle suggestions or big, bold campaigns, but the bottom line is the same: if you consider how your words affect the environment, so will your readers. Scroll on to read some of the ways you can promote eco-conscious travel in your content…

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From Thailand to Tunisia: Destination Guide Website Copy for loveholidays

In late 2020, we were approached by loveholidays (the UK’s fastest-growing online travel agency) about adding some detailed travel guide content to various destination pages on their website. Specifically, they wanted 1,750 words of content for each page, written to a strict format that included sections like ‘things to do’, ‘food and drink’ and ‘FAQs’. Naturally, we were delighted to help. After completing an initial batch of 10 pages, we were then given a large, monthly commission to deliver pages in batches. To date, we’ve completed literally hundreds of different destination pages, varying from entire countries and major cities down to small islands and even specific resorts.

Below are short extracts from just five of the guides we’ve written over the last few months – that’s one for each of Asia, North America, Europe, The Caribbean and Africa. Simply scroll down to read them. If you want to enjoy the full guides – and get some great holiday offers – you can click the links through to the loveholidays website…

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