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
Get in touch
I can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ad 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, Ilkley.
A selection of my collaborations are listed below:
Visit Bath, Visit Belfast, Visit Blackpool, Visit Brighton, Visit Bristol, Visit Calderdale, Visit Cambridge, Visit Cornwall, Visit Ely, Visit Great Yarmouth, Visit Greenwich, Visit Hull & East Yorkshire, Visit Lincoln, Visit London, Visit Manchester, Visit Norwich, Visit Nottinghamshire, Visit Ribble Valley, Visit Stoke, Discover Worthing, Visit York
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harewood House, Ilkley Toy Museum, The Roman Baths, Ingleborough Cave, World of Wedgwood, Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Mother Shipton’s Cave, SS Great Britain, Aerospace Bristol, Scudamore’s Punting, British Airways i360, The Brighton Royal Pavilion, Canal and River Trust Anderton Boat Lift, Clitheroe Castle, Merlin Entertainment Blackpool, The Cutty Sark Greenwich
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
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
Macbeth at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, Made in Dagenham at Hull New Theatre, Caroline’s Kitchen at the Connaught Theatre Worthing, The Nutcracker performed by the Russian Ballet at the Grand Theatre Blackpool
Great Yorkshire Show Harrogate Showground, The Ilkley Food & Drink Festival, Destinations Travel Show Event City Manchester, World Travel Market London Excel
International Hotels include:
Lapland Hotels Finland, Holiday Inn Express Seoul, Arban Hotel Busan South Korea
International Restaurants include:
Finland: Katilla Bistro Tampere, Puisto Tampere, Tuhto Tampere, 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.
International Tourist Boards:
Visit Budapest, Visit Cologne, Visit Düsseldorf, Visit Finland, Visit Frankfurt, Visit Germany, Visit Gibraltar, Visit Girona, Visit Poland, Visit Stockholm, Visit Stuttgart, Visit Tampere, Destination Uppsala, Go Vilnius, Visit Warsaw,
International Attractions include:
Finland: Moomin Museum, Vapriikki Museum, Museum of Dolls & Costumes, Post Museum
Lithuania: Museum of Illusions
Poland : Malbork Castle, Kolejkowo Model Railway, Wilanow Palace
Sweden: City Hall, ABBA The Museum, Royal Palace, Museum of Science & Technology, Viking Aliv, The Spirit Museum, Kakanis Observation Tower, Bergrummet Toy Museum, Gustavianum Museum, Uppsala Castle, Linnaeus Garden & Museum,
Germany: Mercedes-Benz Museum, Porsche Museum
Theatres: Polish National Opera, Girona Auditorium
A selection of brands I have partnered with include:
The Nordic Sock Company (luxury Finnish socks)
Transport for London
Gibson’s Games (Travel themed games and puzzles)