• 3-5 Dec, 2018
  • Madhya Pradesh, India
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Attending Media

Sunny Fitzgerald

Academic Experiences Abroad + Freelance Journalist

Country: United States

Media Outlets: National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Mic

(MEDIA & BUYER) 'India is a multi-dimensional, culturally-rich destination. I am always on the lookout for unique destinations with responsible and experiential adventure travel options to offer our clients and am excited to see what Madhya Pradesh has in store. I am seeking ethical operators that can implement customized, responsible travel itineraries with a balance of cultural, adventure, community, and culinary experiences.' / / / / / Sunny Fitzgerald Al Hawamdeh is a freelance writer and sustainable travel specialist. Her work appears in National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Mic, and more. She is also Head of Global Partnerships at Academic Experiences Abroad, and a regular contributor to Kama`aina Magazine. With a compulsion for asking all the questions and an incurable addiction to understanding the lives and landscapes of the world, Sunny is often on the road – pursuing stories overlooked by mainstream media.

Mauricio Oliveira

Blogger at Trilhas e Aventuras

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: trilhaseaventuras.com.br, viagenspossiveis.com.br, turismolgbt.com.br

Founder and CEO of Trilhas & Aventuras, Mauricio Oliveira is a social media expert, photographer, web designer, videographer, and travel consultant. Mauricio is young entrepreneur sought after by destinations in Brazil and abroad to help leverage social media and use the power of blogging to promote cultural attractions and natural beauty. Some of his international experience include working with the tourism/marketing departments of Canada, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Barbados, South Africa, Iceland, Peru, Chile, Equador, Aruba and Argentina. He is also recognized as an expert about Fernando de Noronha, the archipelago which is Brazil's most famous tropical paradise.

Ana Duek

Editor / Viajar Verde

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Viajar Verde, Catraca Livre, Travindy ES, Revista Planeta

Ana Duek is a journalist and a marketing and communications professional with a Masters degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Management from Middlesex University (London, UK). In the last years she has specialised in Sustainable Tourism Marketing, helping businesses and destinations to better communicate their sustainability practices. She is also the editor of the first Brazilian Sustainable Tourism website, Viajar Verde (www.viajarverde.com.br). Currently, she is also the communications manager of tour operator and ATTA member Vivejar.

Chris Anderson

Freelance Journalist

Country: United Kingdom

Media Outlets: Inflight magazines for Jazeera Airways, Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways; Conde Nast Traveller, Esquire, Time Out, Arabian Business, Edgar, Mojeh Men, Air for private jet passengers

Chris Anderson is a freelance journalist based in London, working for publications primarily in the Middle East. He used to live in Dubai, from 2004 until 2011, and from 2007 worked for the Time Out Middle East group, overseeing publications in Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, and also edited the international Time Out guide book for Dubai. As a freelancer back in London, Chris works for publications based in Dubai, serving as the editor of the inflight magazine for Jazeera Airways and writing for the Gulf Air, Emirates and Qatar Airways magazines, and also for the Conde Nast Traveller Middle East website. He has also contributed to the UK version of Conde Nast Traveller, producing a 12-page guide to the Middle East over consecutive years.

Chloe Berge

Freelance Journalist

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Canadian Geographic Travel, The Globe and Mail, FASHION Magazine, Best Health Magazine, Chatelaine Magazine

Chloe Berge worked as a journalist, writer, and editor for over ten years, and has carved out a niche in active and adventure travel. Whether jetting off to a far-flung locale or exploring the mountains in her own backyard of Vancouver, B.C., her intrepid nature fuels her constant appetite for exploring our world with a notebook and camera in hand. Chloe's writing has appeared in Canadian Geographic Travel, Canadian Traveller, Chatelaine, and ELLE Canada, among others. She's also worked as associate editor at Best Health Magazine and associate digital editor at House & Home Magazine. When not lost in a novel or scribbling in her journal, you can usually find Chloe by the ocean, planning her next hike, or heading to the airport. Her globe-trotting highlights include exploring Peru's Amazon Jungle, trekking along an ancient pilgrimage route in Japan, and camping in the world's third largest cave in Vietnam.

Huw Kingston

Freelance Journalist

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Outdoor, Jetstar, Adventure.com, Action Asia, Mountain Biking Australia, Great Walks, Wild

Huw Kingston has been writing on adventure and travel topics for over 25 years now. His specialism is very much on human powered pursuits - trekking, cycling, mountain biking, ski touring, sea and river kayaking. His work has encompassed a lot of destination articles as well as covering adventure events and races (the latter in particular for mountain biking) worldwide. There is also a stream of his writing that covers his own extensive expeditions and journeys. He has been a long time senior writer for Outdoor Australia magazine and Mountain Biking Australia magazine but has written for various other titles in Australia and overseas. Recently, as he has focused more time on travel writing, he has been commissioned by more mainstream titles such as inflight magazines and websites. Huw's book 'Mediterranean - A year around a charmed and troubled sea' was published in 2017 and tells the story of his year-long, 13,000km circumnavigation of the Mediterranean by sea kayak, foot, ocean rowboat and bike. The journey, traversed 17 countries in Europe and North Africa, starting and finishing in Turkey.

Mona Gable

Freelance Journalist / Vogue

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Vogue, The Daily Beast, Outside, Los Angeles magazine

Mona Gable is a travel writer who specializes in covering what makes a particular destination unique, whether its efforts to conserve wildlife and the environment, people who are making a difference in tourism by solving problems in their community, or exposing readers to an aspect of arts and culture or a fascinating slice of history. She's willing to go anywhere to pursue a story, and has traveled from Albania to Antarctica. One of her favorite adventures was driving up the Alcan Highway, from San Francisco to Homer, Alaska, and camping along the way. Her fluency in Spanish has allowed her to go places and interview people she might not have otherwise been able to. As a California woman who grew up by the sea, she's especially drawn to writing about the ocean and marine life.

Mark Edward Harris

Freelance Photographer & Writer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outdoor Photographer, Black & White, Digital Photo, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, TravelAge West, Explorer Magazine, Travel Weekly, Getty Images, and Institute Artists

Mark Edward Harris’ assignments have taken him to 93 countries on six continents. His editorial work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Life, Time, GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, AFAR, Wallpaper, Casa Vogue, GQ Thailand, Money Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The London Sunday Times Travel Magazine as well as all the major photography and in-flight magazines. His award-winning books include The Way of the Japanese Bath, Inside Iran, and North Korea. Mark’s latest book, The Travel Photo Essay was released by Focal Press in the fall of 2017.

Mark Johanson

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Chile

Media Outlets: Men's Journal, Lonely Planet, The Guardian (UK), Chicago Tribune, Toronto Star

Mark Johanson is an American travel writer who splits his time between the US and his home in Santiago, Chile. He covers Latin America and beyond for a variety of travel, culture and men’s magazines in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. His articles regularly appear in Men’s Journal (US), the Chicago Tribune (US), Bloomberg Pursuits (US), the Guardian (UK), BBC (UK), GQ (Aus), Get Lost (Aus), Vacations & Travel (Aus), Emirates Open Skies (UAE), Dreamscapes (CA) and Lonely Planet, among others.

Suzie Dundas

Freelance Travel Writer

Media Outlets: Forbes, Fodors, Playboy, Real Weddings Magazine, Uproxx, SkyLife, NeverIdle Journal

Suzie Dundas is a California-based freelance writer with a focus on active travel and outdoor adventures. She's passionate about the outdoors, from epic ski days in northern Japan to afternoons spent outdoors in Napa Valley. Her philosophy on writing is simple – content should be engaging, emotive, unique, and leave the reader feeling like the article was worth the read. She has a regular column at Forbes and contributes often to Fodors and Playboy Magazine.

Simon Schöpf

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Austria

Media Outlets: Bergwelten Magazine, Terra Mater Magazine

Born and raised in the heart of the Alps in Innsbruck, Austria, Simon's passion for mountain sports is a long-grown endeavour. As a freelance adventure journalist and photographer he is always chasing good stories and good light, way out there.

Yves Ouellet

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Magazine Motoneige Québec, Magazine Camping Caravaning, Magazine Espaces, Magazine Rando Québec, Le Blog des Géants, CBC Radio

Two-time winner of the Travel Media Association of Canada annual grand prize for "Best Story in French", French-Canadian travel journalist Yves Ouellet has spent the greater part of his career sharing images and stories from adventures all over the world, as well as promoting the knowledge and appreciation of his home in Quebec, Canada. Author 3200 published stories and 27 travel guide books, he also writes for the travel section of several newspapers and magazines. A lover of history and the outdoors, his approach is characterized by curiosity, emotion, wonder, and meticulous research.

Sarah Reid

Freelance Travel Writer

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet, Adventure.com, Rough Guides, The Guardian, The Independent, London Evening Standard, Food & Travel magazine, Get Lost magazine, Adventure Travel Magazine, Jetstar magazine, Virgin Voyeur magazine, ecotravelist.com, and more.

Formerly a Destination Editor at Lonely Planet in London, Sarah is an Australian-based freelance travel writer with a passion for responsible and sustainable adventure travel. She contributes to travel titles in Australia, the UK, the US and beyond (such as Lonely Planet, Adventure.com, Rough Guides, The Guardian, The Independent, London Evening Standard, Food & Travel magazine, Get Lost magazine, Adventure Travel Magazine, Jetstar magazine, Virgin Voyeur magazine, and more), and also manages a sustainable travel-focused blog, ecotravelist.com. Sarah also works as a freelance subeditor for the likes of Lonely Planet, and writes the occasional guidebook or travel reference book for various publishers, including The Solo Travel Handbook, published by Lonely Planet in January 2018.

Zhu Wang

Journalist/China Radio International

Country: China

Media Outlets: CRI online, CRI NewsRadio, and Weibo microblog

Zhu Wang is a correspondent of China Central Radio and Television Station (Voice of China). She serves as a guest host in tourist programs of several national radio frequencies. With rich experience in tourism and outdoors reporting, she has travelled all over China, and nearly 50 countries. Ms. Wang has driven along the Silk Road twice, one 15,000-kilometers-drive from China to Italy, crossing eight countries, and the other 12,000 kilometers starting from China, across 13 countries and ending in the Netherlands. The official weibo (a Chinese version of twitter) of CRI news agency has 43 million followers and is one of the top three weibo accounts in China. The official website "CRI online" reports news stories to the world in 65 languages. The radio program Zhu guest-host's is a national radio network covering major cities throughout China, which has a great influence in China. Zhu has long been committed to cover travelling and sustainable development, and has won many international awards for her work.

Toshiro 'Numa' Numajiri

Photojournalist

Country: Japan

Media Outlets: WINGSPAN (ANA inflight magazine), Transit, Brutus, and Atlantis (Japanese travel and culture magazines)

A freelance photo-journalist since 2005, Toshiro "Numa" Numajiri mainly covers stories about unique lifestyles, nature and landscape that are unknown in the world yet, and also focusing on Japanese traditional festivals and ceremonies. Collaborating with several Japanese printed media, such as Brutus, Relax, Neutral, and Transit, hi biggest achievement is that he had an opportunity to publish a travel guide book about Papua New Guinea from GLOBE-TROTTER Media Partners that was the most famous guide book publication in Japan. From 2013 to 2016, he lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and continued working with several Japanese Magazines to cover South American countries. In 2016 he moved back to Tokyo, working regularly with All Nippon Airways’ in-flight magazine ‘Wingspan’, and contributing a brand-new travel & lifestyle magazine called ‘Atlantis’.

Karina Angela Ramos

Travel Blogger

Country: Philippines

Media Outlets: Taste.Company, Karla Around the World

Karla is a travel blogger, social media manager, travel consultant, and preschool teacher in the Philippines who works hard and plays hard. She looks forward to weekends, holidays, and long breaks so she can travel. She is a thrill seeker and adventure junkie who enjoys researching for and planning trips. Readers and followers can find responsible tourism tips on her Taste.Company site and follow her energy-packed and adrenaline-filled experiences with on her blog "Karla Around the World".

Trinity Traveler

Travel Blogger

Country: Indonesia

Media Outlets: The Naked Traveler

Trinity Hutagaol ("Trinity Traveler") is Indonesia’s leading travel writer and blogger with 14 national best-selling books including The Naked Traveler series which was adapted into a movie. In 2005, she started Indonesia’s first travel blog at naked-traveler.com, which by 2007 had attracted the notice of publishers. Her debut book The Naked Traveler was a compilation of thoughtful but hilarious short stories from her adventure around the world. The book inspired many Indonesians, especially young people to travel, something that was still quite rare at the time. Trinity chose “naked” in the title because it means something that is not shielded and glossed over. “Naked” is also a pun from Indonesian word “nekad” (reckless). Previously, she was an English-Indonesian literary translator, copy writer, Editor in Chief of Venture travel magazine, Radio Personality of Indika FM, regular contributor of Yahoo! Travel, and columnist of JalanJalan magazine. She is now a TV host of Naked Traveler on MNC Food Travel channel about her one year round-the-world trip, contributor for magazines such as Colours (Garuda Inflight Magazine) and DestinAsian Indonesia, and still actively writing her blog.

Hua Long

Travel Blogger & Photographer

Country: China

Media Outlets: Weibocom, Mafengwo.cn, Toutiao.com, Sohu.com, Alitrip.com

Hua is a top Chinese travel blogger, writer, and photographer with a passion for the outdoors and adventure and sustainable travel. His work is featured on his Weibo page (China's most popular social media and blogging platform), with nearly 1 million followers. He also contributes to Global Times, China Daily, and Lonely Planet.

Tom Bartel

Travel Past 50

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelPast50.com, Travel Writers Radio, Active Travel Adventures Podcast, FWT Magazine, Green Global Travel

(MEDIA & BUYER) 'Madhya Pradesh is of particular interest to us because it represents the heart of our coverage: a blend of cultural heritage and active travel focused on natural environments. We’ll be able to use AdventureNext explorations along with our photography, writing, marketing and podcast experience to promote the Madhya Pradesh story. Our intention is to put together a small group tour for a TravelPast50 branded tour in 2019.' / / / / / / As spouses and business partners, Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel have been traveling the world for the past seven years, sharing destination reviews, gear review, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography on their blog. They are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, their focus is on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. In 2017, Travel Past 50 also received NATJA Gold and Bronze Awards for Photography and was a finalist in the Independent Travel Blog category. Travel Past 50 was named “Top Five Senior Travel Blogs” by ElderTreks.

Kristin Henning

Travel Past 50

Country: United States

Media Outlets: TravelPast50.com, Travel Writers Radio, Active Travel Adventures Podcast, FWT Magazine, Green Global Travel

(MEDIA & BUYER) 'Madhya Pradesh is of particular interest to us because it represents the heart of our coverage: a blend of cultural heritage and active travel focused on natural environments. We’ll be able to use AdventureNext explorations along with our photography, writing, marketing and podcast experience to promote the Madhya Pradesh story. Our intention is to put together a small group tour for a TravelPast50 branded tour in 2019.' / / / / / / As spouses and business partners, Kristin Henning and Tom Bartel have been traveling the world for the past seven years, sharing destination reviews, gear review, travel tips and suggestions, and first-hand accounts of travel experiences, all illustrated with custom photography on their blog. They are regular contributors to a half dozen travel blogs, periodicals, and radio shows. Specializing in travel for the 50+ crowd, their focus is on active travel, nature and wildlife, history and culture, and, of course, food and drink. In 2017, Travel Past 50 also received NATJA Gold and Bronze Awards for Photography and was a finalist in the Independent Travel Blog category. Travel Past 50 was named “Top Five Senior Travel Blogs” by ElderTreks.

Archana Singh

Travel See Write

Country: India

Media Outlets: Travel See Write, Food and Wine, Lonely Planet, Jet Wings, Sakal Times, The Hindu, Malindo Air

A travel writer by passion and brand strategist by profession, Archana Singh's 15+ years of work experience in the communications industry at a global state has come in handy to tell the stories with a local soul and global packaging. Her niche lies in visiting and writing about offbeat places and untold human stories. She is an adventure seeker, who rarely says no to anything. Writing and Photography are her key strengths. In addition to her blog, she has contributed to dozens of newspapers, magazines, and digital news outlets in Asia, Europe and the US. She has also spoken at conferences like the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and TBEX along with other local conferences. She has worked with dozens of tourism boards, destinations, travel companies, NGOs, brands and independents around the world to use her writing and influencer skills in creating awareness and a positive image about the projects she is associated with. Currently, she is working with emerging markets like Asia, Central and Eastern Europe to reach a global audience.

Ajay Jain

Travel Writer / Photographer

Country: India

Media Outlets: Kunzum.com

Ajay Jain is a full time author, blogger and photographer based in New Delhi, India. He found his true calling as a creative professional in the travel space after careers in Information Technology and Sports Management. He spends a majority of the year travelling, often road tripping in India and other parts of the world. Along the way, he has written eight printed and over 50 e-books on travel. Himalayas, adventure, wildlife and people are some of his favourite subjects. He loves building communities - both real and virtual. He thus set up the Kunzum Travel Café in New Delhi’s trendy Hauz Khas Village - a real world social networking hub where travellers and creative folks come together for conversations and events over coffee. And pay-what-they-like to give them a sense of ownership of the space. He has worked for and written columns for leading publications in India and internationally including The Huffington Post, The Hindustan Times, Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business, Deccan Herald, and the Times of India.

Mariellen Ward

Travel Writer, Breathedreamgo

Country: India

Media Outlets: BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller (India), Toronto Star, Conde Nast Traveller (India), Outpost Magazine, Atlas Obscura, G Adventures

Mariellen Ward is a travel writer and digital storyteller who publishes the award-winning travel site Breathedreamgo.com. She has a BA in Journalism, and has been published in leading media outlets around the world. Her publication credits include BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller (India), Toronto Star, Conde Nast Traveller (India), Outpost Magazine, Atlas Obscura, G Adventures and many other media outlets and online sites. Breathedreamgo is inspired by Mariellen’s extensive travels in India. The site covers Canada and other destinations as well, with a focus on responsible travel, wildlife tourism, authentic cultural experiences, and female solo travel. Breathedreamgo has won many awards, and has been featured on many lists of top blogs and in leading publications such as USA Today, India Today, Vogue India, and many others. Though Canadian by birth, Mariellen considers India to be her "soul culture.” She started travel writing and blogging in 2005 and splits her time between India and Canada.

Karen Loftus

Women's Adventure Travels

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Robb Report, Vogue, Architectural Digest, American Way, Hemispheres, NY Daily News, Forbes.com

(MEDIA & BUYER) 'I am very excited to show women adventure travels how to do India in adventurous ways that also incorporate culture and authentic immersion into the communities. I think that it is largely untold and unexplored particularly with women travelers. Similar to the relationships that I currently have with Women's Adventure Travel partners, I am hoping to align with local partners in India. I'd like to plan very specific adventure trips for women.' / / / / / / As a travel, luxury lifestyle, and adventure writer, Karen Loftus has written thousands of articles for 90+media outlets including Vogue, Architectural Digest, American Way, Hemispheres Magazine, Forbes, Robb Report and NY Daily News, among others. This savvy traveler has been to all seven continents and 70 countries and counting. She speaks at conferences about women and travel, she co-hosts #WATC-Women’s Adventure Travel Chat on Twitter, runs travel writing workshops, and produces and cohosts ReVerbs, a storytelling event for the travel trade.

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