Anthony Bianco

Travel Writer/Media

Travel Writer Stuff – My Travel Writing

You would have noticed that as a Travel Writer, I don’t take myself too seriously – and that my Travel Writing leans towards the quirky side.  I do a bit of Freelance Travel Writing here and there as well which stops me from selling myself on the street.

But hey, it works for me and I really enjoy it!

I’ve appeared in the following hardcopy and online publications:

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Travel Writer Events and Press Trips

If you’re looking to send a travel blogger on a junket, here are some examples of what I’ve done previously! I’m available to undertake Travel Writing/Blogging trips to anywhere you want to send me!

MeGuideU launch in Singapore – June 2014

Hampton Food Festival – May 2014

Emirates – press trip from Brisbane to Auckland return for inaugural Airbus A380 flight, October 2013

South African Tourism Press Trips - Two week long travel press trips to produce travel writing articles, photos and videos.  October 2010 and August 2013

Dubai Tourism/Emirates – press trip to Dubai, October 2012

Rail Europe- press trip through France, Netherlands and Germany, June 2012

Samoa Tourism AuthorityPress trip (February/March 2012)

G AdventuresJapan press trip to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka during December 2011

Tourism QueenslandBundaberg Region Press Trip, November 2011, Stanthorpe/Scenic Rim February 2012, Stradbroke Island May 2012, Airlie Beach November 2013

Qantas Airways: The Great Crusade - Official blogger and correspondent for Qantas on a campervan trip around the North Island for New Zealand as part of an ultimate supporters tour for the Australian Rugby Union team, the Wallabies. Involved the writing of articles and production of numerous videos about the trip in September 2011. Also attended the Boeing 787 Dreamliner visit to Brisbane in May 2012. Hooroo.com Travel Ambassador visit to Lord Howe Island, September 2012, and Secret Spots in North Queensland (Undara Lava Tubes and On The Inlet Seafood Restaurant), December 2012.

Malaysia Kitchen Official Blogger - promoting Malaysian Cuisine within Australia. August/September 2011.

Destination New South Wales - Adventure travelling around the Coffs Harbour area via Twitter, June 2011, Crave Sydney International. Food Festival, October 2011, Australian Open of Surfing, February 2012, Vivid Festival June 2012, Newell Highway November 2o13

Targa Tasmania 2011 covering the Targa Tasmania Car Rally for Mazda Australia, promoting the Mazda MX5, April 2011

Marry Me Microsoft Providing travel advice to Competition winner that had national exposure in Australia – December 2010.

Visit Britain Press Trip, England and Wales - 12 day travel blogging trip, September 2010.

Kia Real Reporter for FIFA World Cup 2010, 97.3 FM – 1 of 6 finalists, May 2010 to produce video reports for a radio station about Australia’s pool games at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Tourism Fiji Press Trip – Week long travel press trip to produce travel writing articles, photos and videos.  March 2010.

Air Asia Pesta Blogging Communities Trip - Travel writing trip in Indonesia sponsored by Air Asia, October 2009.

Entirely Kiwi ‘World Famous’ Top 10 Shortlist – I was shortlisted for a 3 month travel blogging trip to promote New Zealand out of approximately 500 applicants.  September 2009

Pesta Blogger 2008 Blogging Trip – November 2008.  I was one of 5 international guests (and the only one from Australia) who was invited to produce a travel blog about Indonesia by the Indonesian Ministry for Culture (Bali, Jogjakarta, and Jakarta) from November 17-22, 2008.  Pesta Blogger is an annual ‘blogging event’ that attracted 1500 participants in 2008.

Awards

  • Top 20 Travel Blog, and Winner: Funniest Travel Blog on MyTravelMoney.co.uk – August 2012.
  • Nominated for a Visit Britain Media Award (Best Online Feature), May 2011.
  • Travel Memoir: ‘I Hope That My God Makes Your Bus Crash and You’re The Only One Who Dies!’ (Genre: Non Fiction, Travel). Highly Commended, Interactive Press Picks 2010.
  • Wanderlust Magazine UK ‘Weird World’ Travel Photography Competition – ‘Health Worker’ photo, September 2009.

Other Travel Writing and Blogging Stuff

My stuff appears on on the Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Program.

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I’ve also written stuff for Rough Guides as well, such as Unique Travel Ideas.

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I also have Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Skills – which provides long term internet traffic. I undertake keyword research for every post, which maximises the change of ranking high in the search engines for targeted keywords. This provides long term traffic for myself and anyone else I partner with.  The previous trips I have undertaken are still attracting internet traffic, long after they were finished!

I also use Social Media extensively, such as Twitter and Stumbleupon.

So if you’re interested, please Contact Me.

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About Anthony The Travel Tart

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