Are you looking for an experienced travel blogger to generate publicity for your business, if so I may be able to help.
I’m Marion, the name behind Love Travelling, an independent traveller and professional blogger based in the north of England. Finding myself with more time to travel, I started my blog in August 2015 and since then it has enjoyed rapid growth reaching a global audience. As part of my travels I would love to work with you, showcasing destinations, cultural highlights, attractions and uncovering hidden gems through articles and photographs across multiple social media channels.
The Love Travelling blog aims to provide inspiration for planning the perfect trip or day out with suggested itineraries, recommended places to stay and visit and helpful tips on using local public transport. I visit destinations near and far seeking out quality accommodation and have received many messages from readers telling me that they have followed up on my suggestions and found them to be very helpful.
I have built up relationships with numerous travel boards and my posts have featured on their websites and in various newspapers. In 2018 I won an international travel blog competition in Tampere, Finland where I was invited to visit to help promote travel and business in western Finland. Since my visit I have been both honoured and privileged to take on the role of International Ambassador for the Tampere region.
How can I help
I am able to offer a professional service with informative blog posts, high-quality images and engaging social media content. Collaboration opportunities include:
- Reviews of destinations, tours, attractions, accommodation and restaurants
- Individual or small group press trips
- Sponsored posts
- Brand ambassadorships
- Social media promotions
- Do follow links
- Longevity – all posts are optimised for SEO so they rank highly on Google, continuing to drive traffic for years to come
Get in touch
I can be contacted by email at email@example.com and look forward to hearing from you and discussing ways of working together. Further details can be found in my media kit which is available on request. Listed below are a small selection of previous collaborations.
What people say – a small selection of my many success stories:
“We have all been reading your blog posts in the office and think they are great. Thank you. Its been a great press trip for us and our partner businesses to be involved with. Please keep in touch and come back and see us soon. Here is a link to our article about your press trip https://www.visitlincoln.com/blog/travel-blogger-features-lincoln-as-a-top-winter-city-break-destination“ Charlotte Goy, PR & Marketing Director, Visit Lincoln
“I’ve just read all 3 posts on your recent press trip to Nottingham and I love them! Really showcases some of the amazing things you can do in Nottingham so thanks for your kind words which we will share far and wide. Would be great to work together again sometime so do please let me know if you’re ever back in this neck of the woods as you’re always welcome!” Sophie Milne, Communications Executive, Visit Nottinghamshire
“What a lovely series of posts, and if I didn’t live here, I would definitely want to visit! We’ll now be sharing these posts across all our channels. Welcome back”. Nicola Atanassova, Marketing Manager, Visit Blackpool
“Wow Marion, I’m over the moon reading these brilliant posts showcasing the Ribble Valley. You‘ve made my day and I’ll now be arranging to promote your posts across all our media outlets. Come back anytime you want and Ill arrange another press trip for you” Tom Pridmore, Tourism & Events Officer, Ribble Valley
“It was a pleasure to work with you and I’m so glad you enjoyed your press trip to Brighton. Your detailed posts contain some good suggestions for other visitors. Come back soon,” Katie Fowler, Marketing Officer, Visit Brighton
“Thank you Marion, your detailed blog post and photos about Uppsala was really good and we will soon be sharing it across our platforms. When you are thinking of coming back to Sweden let me know and I’ll be more than happy to arrange another press trip for you with different things to do and see” John Ringh, Project Manager, Destination Uppsala
“So pleased you enjoyed the programme we arranged for you whilst visiting Vilnius – thanks for the splendid series of posts which we will be adding to our website“. Gintare Kavaliūnaite, Public Relations Manager, Go Vilnius
“Thank you Marion for such an amazing blog! Please follow the link to take a look as it really is a great read and very informative regarding what’s going on at CitySuites and in Manchester itself” Gavin Bailey, Operations Director, CitySuites.
“Thank you Marion, we loved the glowing review of our hotel and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and meals with us. Hopefully we will see you again in the future”. Billy Calloway, The Pheasant Inn, Highclere
“\We love the review, it looks marvellous, now hoping the post will get some more folk to fiollow your recommendations. If you ever want to revisit in the future we would be more than happy to host you” Olga Duckworth, The Inn at Whitewell, Clitheroe
“A beautiful review of the city and the time you spent with us at The White Hart. The pics look fab too. We will be posting this on our FB page and sharing it with Visit Lincolnshire amongst others. If you ever have the opportunity of returning please let me know as you will always be welcome”. Ian Robinson, General Manager, White Hart Hotel, Lincoln
“I’m glad you enjoyed your visit and many thanks for the splendid authentic review which we will most definitely be sharing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to review our other Royal Palaces”. Lily Spicer, Press Officer, Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh
“Thank you for the review. I’m so glad everything lived up to expectations. It’s a lovely write up about the pub and accommodation and I’ll definitely be sharing it on our website and FB page shortly as I’m certain it will help to generate more business”. Jonathan Brown, General Manager, The Wheatley Arms, Ben Rhydding,
“I am absolutely thrilled with your wonderful write up – thank you for agreeing to come and review our hotel. I’m sure this will help with our marketing.” Fiona Merchie, Owner, The Wensleydale Hotel, Middleham.
“Thank you so much Marion for sharing this wonderful review, it sounds like you have found a slice of heaven in Yorkshire there and it’s certainly already struck a chord with your readership, well done – you are so generous in your support of my lovely clients and it is always my pleasure to host you. This is a superb review and especially how you have taken the time to tie in with various visitor and beauty spots in the area.” Sarah Proctor, SP Media Relations
“Thank you so much for the review, it’s great! Very informative and I love the selection of photos you used. Looking forward to working with you again soon”. Fiona O’Neill, We Are Indigo, PR and Content Agency.
“Thanks so much for this fabulous blog! I’m so glad you had such a good time on your narrowboat press trip and thank you so much for the brilliant write up. Let us know when you want to do it all over again as we’d love to have you back” Debbie Walker, PR. Drifters’ Boating Holidays. Read the article here: https://www.drifters.co.uk/narrowboating-on-the-thames/
“Thank you so much Marion. I have prepared a post to share your lovely blogs of your recent press trip to Luxembourg. I have seen the many comments – your content has sparked lots of interest and conversation. That’s worth a lot! We’ll certainly keep you in mind for a future collaboration. Happy travels in the meantime!” Sarah Pitt, Luxembourg for Tourism GIE.
A selection of my collaborations are listed below:
Visit Bath, Visit Belfast, Visit Blackpool, Visit Brighton, Visit Bristol, Visit Calderdale, Visit Cambridge, Visit Chesterfield, Visit Causeway Coast & Glens, Visit Cheltenham, Visit Chester & Cheshire, Visit Cornwall, Visit Derby, Visit Derry, Visit Ely, Visit Fermanagh Lakelands, Visit Great Yarmouth, Visit Greenwich, Visit Hampshire, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire, Visit Lincoln, Visit London, Visit Manchester, Visit Norwich, Visit Nottinghamshire, Visit Peak District, Visit Ribble Valley, Shakespeare’s England, Visit Stoke, Visit Surrey, Visit Winchester, Discover Worthing, Visit York
Cheshire Boutique Barns Wrenbury, Croft Mill Aparthotel Hebden Bridge, Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa Bolton Abbey, The Holiday Inn Castle Marina Nottingham, The Holiday Inn Hull Marina, The Inn at Whitewell Clitheroe, The New Inn Clapham, The Wheatley Arms Ilkley, The Pheasant Inn Highclere, The White Lion Hebden Bridge, Roomzzz Aparthotel York City, The Boulevard Hotel Blackpool, The White Hart Hotel Lincoln, Staycity Aparthotel Greenwich, City Suites Manchester, The Harrison Belfast, Your Apartment Bristol, Holiday Inn Express Derry, The Willows Limavady, The Causeway Hotel, Bushmills, Belmore Court & Motel Enniskillen, Penta Hotel Derby, The Percy Arms Chilworth, The Cow Ashbourne, The Cavendish Hotel Baslow, Leonardo Hotel Chester, Hotel Indigo Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Hotel Indigo Bath, Wensleydale Hotel Middleham, Gisburne Park Estate, The Fleece Cirencester, Barton’s Mill Old Basing, Holiday Inn, Winchester. The Feversham Arms Helmsley, Peak Edge Hotel Chesterfield, Hotel Indigo Chester.
Ambiente Hull, Baresca Nottingham, Belgo Nottingham, The Burlington Restaurant Bolton Abbey, The Canalhouse Nottingham, The Coal Shed Brighton, The Cock & Hoop Nottingham, The Devonshire Brasserie Bolton Abbey, Hartford Hall Hotel Northwich, Lost in the Lanes Brighton, The Pitcher & Piano Nottingham, The Red Pump Inn & Steakhouse Bashall Eaves, The White Lion Hebden Bridge, Holmes Mill Clitheroe, The Beach House Bar & Bistro Blackpool, Brown’s Restaurant & Pie Shop Lincoln, The Wig & Mitre Lincoln, The Shed Bistro Belfast, The Dark Horse Belfast, The Barking Dog Belfast, The Crown Liquor Saloon Belfast, Drawing Office 2, The Titanic Hotel Belfast, The Firehouse Enniskillen, The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills, The Bluebell Ashbourne, The Oakfield at Chester Zoo, Artezzan Chester, The Kitchen at Storyhouse Chester, La Locanda Gisburn, The Old Vine, Winchester, Winchester Bakery, Weathervane Restaurant, Helmsley, The Red Lion Restaurant Stanedge, The Fleece Addingham, The Assheton Arms Downham, The Forge Chester, The Naughty Badger Chester.
Bournemouth Air Show, Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate Showground, The Ilkley Food & Drink Festival, Destinations Travel Show Event City Manchester, World Travel Market London Excel, Press conferences for numerous tourism boards
International Tourist Boards:
Tourism Ireland, Go Visit Donegal, Sligo Tourism, Visit Amsterdam, Visit Bratislava, Visit Budapest, Visit Cologne, Visit Czech Republic, Visit Düsseldorf, Visit Espoo, Visit Finland, Visit Flanders, Visit Frankfurt, Visit Germany, Visit Gibraltar, Visit Girona, Visit Hamburg, Visit Helsinki, Visit Lapland, Visit Luxembourg, Visit Nuremberg, Visit Poland, Visit Poznán, Visit Portugal, Visit Prague, Visit Stockholm, Visit Stuttgart, Visit Tampere, Destination Uppsala, Go Vilnius, Visit Warsaw, Visit Wrocław.
International Hotels include:
Belgium: B&B Hotel Ghent Centrum, Porta Superia Mechelen, Park Inn by Radisson Leuven. Finland: Lapland Hotels Tampere, Lapland Hotels Saaga Ylläs, Hotel Levi Panorama, Clarion Hotel Aviopolis, Helsinki Airport., Hotel Matts Espoo. Germany: Leonardo Royal Hotel Nuremberg, Scandic Hamburg Emporio, Motel One Hamburg. Luxembourg: Hotel Simoncini. Netherlands: Park Plaza Vondel Park Amsterdam, Vesting Hotel Naarden. Philippines: Sofitel Manila South Korea: Holiday Inn Express Seoul, Arban Hotel Busan.
International Restaurants include:
Belgium: Pakhuis Ghent, LIEF, Mechelen, De Vleeshalle, Mechelen, Het Anker Brewery Restaurant, Emile Mechelen, De Hoorn Leuven, Restaurant Gloria Leuven. Finland: The Glass Helsinki, Loyly Helsinki, Katilla Bistro Tampere, Puisto Tampere, Tuhto Tampere, Bistro O’Mat Tapiola, Ravintola Haltia Nuuksio National Park. Germany: Zum Schwan Düsseldorf, Altstadt Düsseldorf, Waraku, Düsseldorf, Lithuania: Mykolo 4 Vilnius, Senoji Trobeli Vilnius. Sweden: Domtrappkallaren Uppsala, Tennstopet Stockholm, Ulla Win Bladh Stockholm,, The Philippines: Ilustrado Manila, The Singing Cooks & Waiters Manila. Gibraltar: Barbary Restaurant Sunborn Yacht, Bianca’s, Little Bay, The Kasbar, The Bridge Restaurant, Monique’s Bistro, Mon Calpe Suite, Terrace Restaurant, The Rock Hotel.
A selection of companies/ brands I have partnered with include:
Hanna Hats of Donegal
The Nordic Sock Company
Transport for London
Stokes Tea and Coffee Roasters Lincoln
Stanfords Travel Books and Maps
Chocolate Manor Artisan Chocolatier, Northern Ireland
Gibson’s Games (Travel themed games and puzzles)
Tallink-Silja Line Cruise Ferries
Drifters’ Boating Holidays
Anglo-Welsh Boating Holidays
Noble Isle Luxury Toiletries
Northern Tea Merchants
James’ Places Hospitality Group
Cabin Max Luggage