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013: How to Master the CVB Relationship with Elaine Masters 

Elaine in Ipanema, Brazil.

Elaine in Ipanema, Brazil.

Today’s guest is host of the Podcast, The Gathering Road on the Women’s Radio Network, iTunes and Stitcher that includes over 100 interviews with travel experts and expert travelers. She co-hosts the San Diego chapter of Travel Massive. She is also a freelance travel writer, blogger, podcaster and Indie Excellence Award-winning author. Her focus is soft adventure, travel and culinary explorations. She has written for Trivago, Roam Right, Gayot Publications, for San Diego Dining Out Magazine and many others. Elaine is a member of NATJA and the San Diego Press Club. Find out her inside secrets to build a successful travel writing career on the 13th episode of Break Into Travel Writing.

The Finer Details of This Show Include:

  • How Travel Massive can propel your travel writing.
  • How Elaine has landed press trips with NATJA.
  • Why so many Top Chef contestants and winners have restaurants in San Diego.
  • San Diego’s must visit restaurants.
  • Did you know there is a rain forest in Alaska?
  • And loads more!

Elaine  into travel writing and photography. Some of the main points we discuss are:

  • Benefits of NATJA membership.
  • How to land a FAM trip with NATJA.
  • How to use Facebook groups to connect with other travel bloggers.
  • The best Facebook groups to belong to if you are a travel writer.
  • Elaine’s tips for staying in touch with editors.
  • Tips to meet CVB marketing and PR reps.
  • Why a clip is worth more than a paycheck when you are starting out.
  • How to choose the right travel conference to attend.

There’s plenty more Elaine shares on today’s show on that same subject – and offers great insights! Be sure to listen to hear what she has to say on the importance of finding the “building your travel writing portfolio” to get your travel career going. Have a listen to get the inside scoop, and then join me in thanking Elaine for being here! And thank you as well. We’ll see you next time!

Episode Resources
Elaine Master’s website
Elaine’s Podcast; The Gathering Road
Travel Massive
Travel Massive San Diego
Katherine Belamino’s website
Millennials in Travel
Women’s Travel Fest
Catalina Offshore Products
Women’s Radio Network
Roland’s Black Cod Recipe on Youtube
Indie Excellence Awards
Elaine’s Book, Drivetime Yoga
Elaine’s Podcast about Tourista Libre
Javier Placentia’s, Mission 19 in Tijuana

San Diego Restaurants We Spoke About
Sushi Ota
Chad White’s Comun
Juniper & Ivy

Connect with Elaine on Social Media:

Elaine Masters on Facebook
Elaine Masters on Twitter
Elaine Masters on G+
Elaine Masters on Pinterest
Elaine Masters on Instagram

Connect with Alexa, Break Into Travel Writing & My Travel Blog
The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group

Hope you enjoyed this episode focusing on Mastering the CVB Relationship with Elaine Masters. Please join me in thanking her for sharing such awesome information and actionable tips! Interested in hearing the full podcast? Click here to listen now!

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Master the CVB Relationship with Elaine Masters

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