PR & Media

Welcome! 🙂

This is where you’ll find out all about where Kristin and Bon Touriste have worked (please see my Portfolio page for a list of my creds and bylines!). When we work together, you’re getting a hungry writer who loves nothing more than creating beautiful and inspiring stories. All of my collaborations come with snazzy publication reports six months after the partnership and/or media event.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Media Collaborations/Partnerships, or, Amazing Companies I Love Working With

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As an independent writer and blogger, I am always willing and excited to work with tourism bureaus, nonprofits, and travel organizations. My schedule allows me to be relatively flexible in terms of when I can travel, but summer and winter travel are typically when I am most available. However, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in partnering with me or would like a personalized recommendation from one of my previous partners.

Some of my recent press trips include:

  • Tualatin Valley Tourism Bureau (Portland, Oregon) (Nov. 2016): Independent press trip to Oregon to promote Wine Enthusiast‘s “Wine Region of the Year” and local area vineyards
  • Miami CVB: Circa39 Hotel & Miami Culinary Tours (June 2016): Day trip to Little Havana with Miami Culinary Tours to report on Cuban food trends in Miami
  • Fathom + Impact Cruises | Voyage to Dominican Republic (June 2016): 7-day ocean cruise with Fathom Cruises to promote “social impact” cruise
  • Passage to Eastern Europe | Viking River Cruises (May 2016): 12-day river cruise to promote Eastern European itinerary to Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, and Hungary
  • Israel Ministry of Tourism & Geoffrey Weill Associates (Oct. 2015): 10-day trip with the Ministry of Tourism to Israel for a Culture & History Tour and to promote #visitisrael
  • Waterways of the Tsars | Viking River Cruises (May 2015): 12-day river cruise to promote Russian itinerary to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and river villages in the Golden Circle
  • New Orleans CVB (May 2015): Independent press trip to promote b&b options on Esplanade Ave. and sight-seeing in the French Quarter
  • Tourism Victoria, B.C. (Jan. 2015): Independent press trip to Vancouver and Vancouver Island to report on artifacts in the Royal B.C. Museum and high tea at the Grand Pacific Hotel
  • Malta Tourism Authority (August 2014): 3-day independent press trip to cities around Malta (Marsaxlokk, Vittoriosa, Mdina, among others) and a trip to Gozo, one of Malta’s older and smaller islands
  • Art is Everywhere with Springhill Marriott and Ogilvy & Mather (June 2014): Launch of Manhattan Beach’s Springhill Marriott’s new campaign, Art is Everywhere. In addition to taking a curated trip with local art experts, we explored the unexpected places where art comes alive (in the streets, in a glass, on a plate, on a building), and promoted the launch via social media and blogging. #artiseverywhere
  • Costa Rica Tourism and TAM Travel (Nov 2013): Independent press trip to the northern region of Guanacaste. The aim of this trip was to increase awareness of Costa Rica’s northern state as well as contribute to longstanding efforts to promote environmental sustainability, nature tourism, holistic wellness resorts, and cultural diversity within the country. My itinerary includes Arenal, Guanacaste, and Monteverde
  • MSA Partners and Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) (Oct. 2013): Food/ingredients FAM trip to highlight rice-related cuisine trends in Japan
  • Tourism Malaysia and Colours of 1Malaysia (May 2013): Group FAM trip to Malaysia to participate in the annual cultural awareness festival, Colours of 1Malaysia. The event, which is country-wide, is organized by the Ministry of Tourism to introduce and promote local tourism products, as well as to highlight Malaysia’s many cultural and ethnic diversities. Our itinerary includes Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Mulu, Miri, and Langkawi
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways (Nov. 2012): Invited by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thai Airways (TG) to participate in a FAM press trip to Thailand with 5 other journalists/photographers from the U.S. and Korea to increase awareness about new flight routes to Thailand and inspire interest in a number of resorts, cultural excursions, and gastronomical options. Our itinerary, which included a variety of stops in Bangkok, Hua Hin, and Chang Mai, has resulted in a number of stories, photographs, and social media outreach for TAT-TG
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau (May 2012): Invited to participate in a special FAM trip to Taiwan, sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and Intertrend Communications, to increase awareness about Taiwan’s potential as a tourism destination through a combination of social media outreach, blogging, and article production

Interviews, or, Where You Can Find Me Chatting, Podcasting, or Vlogging With Interesting People Around the Web

Blogs I’ve Been Included In:

Additional Sponsorships, or, Other Cool Places I’ve Worked With

  • The Westin Jekyll Island (Dec. 2016)
  • The Orenco Hotel, Hillsboro, Oregon (Nov. 2016)
  • The Degas House, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2015)
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes & Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria, Canada (Jan. 2015)
  • Dahlonega Spa Resort, Georgia (Dec. 2014)
  • Taste of Ko’Sin & Sheraton Wild Horse Spa Resort, Arizona (Nov.2014)
  • Arizona Inn, Arizona (Oct. 2014)
  • La Princesa de Penasco Resort, Mexico (Oct. 2014)
  • Talus Rock Retreat, Sandpoint, Idaho (July 2014)
  • Springhill Marriott Huntington Beach, California (July 2014)
  • Red Agave Resort, Sedona, Arizona (May 2014)
  • Elden Trails B&B, Flagstaff, Arizona (May 2014)
  • The Carmel Garden Inn, Carmel-By-the-Sea, California (August 2013)
  • The Cheshire Cat Inn, Santa Barbara, California (July 2013)
  • Antelope Lodge, Alpine, Texas (May 2013)
  • L’Auberge Wellness Resort and Spa, Sedona, Arizona (May 2013)
  • Esplendor Resort, Rio Rico, Arizona to promote LivingSocial offer (Jan. 2013)
  • Biltmore Inn, Asheville, North Carolina (Dec. 2012)
  • Lodge on the Desert, Tucson, Arizona to promote LivingSocial offer (Sept. 2012)
  • Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (July 2012)

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Yours in travel,

Kristin