Media Outlets: Mercado & Eventos
Rafael Masgrau Torres is a freelance journalist and editor specializing in tourism, business, and government. He has worked in the foreign press service and as a press officer for the parliamentary, state government, and city hall and served as an editor for a variety of outlets including the EFE news agency, The Fluminense, The Day of Rio de Janeiro, The Diary of Mogi, and Revista Ato.
Freelance Travel Writer
Country: United States
Media Outlets: Lonely Planet, Budget Travel
I’m a traveler, lover of the Spanish language, rainbow hair enthusiast and a passionate storyteller. I hold bachelor’s degrees in both English and Spanish, along with a master’s degree in Hispanic Studies; professionally, I’m a writer, editor, photographer and social media content producer, with extensive experience in project management. I write about culture, adventure, and sustainable and responsible travel, with particular expertise regarding Latin America and the Caribbean.
Country: United States
Media Outlets: afar.com, adventure.com, Sierra Magazine, The Denver Post, Horse Illustrated
Based in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Stacey writes about travel, adventure, nature, and science. An anthropologist by training, a lifelong equestrian, and an avid climber, she's most comfortable unearthing unusual stories in their wide-angle context and accumulating as much dirt as possible under her fingernails. She writes for Sierra, Hemispheres, Horse Illustrated, Atlas Obscura, and others.
Media Outlets: Post Media News, The Globe and Mail, Best Health, WestJet Magazine, Today's Parent, Reader's Digest, Global News, Breakfast TV on City TV, TravelswithBaggage.com
Jody Robbins is an award-winning freelance travel and lifestyles writer who divides her time between Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. After ditching a career in international marketing, this former expat and explorer of over 50 countries is now a regular contributor to the Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, Best Health, WestJet Magazine and Reader’s Digest. Jody is the Calgary columnist for Chic and SavvyMom.ca/. A trusted Canadian travel expert, Jody’s knowledge is put to the test in front of national audiences on The Marilyn Denis Show, CBC and CTV News. Jody appears on Calgary’s Global News Morning every 4-6 weeks and 660 News Radio.
Media Outlets: PANROTAS
Marina BarrosMarcondes is a correspondent for PANROTAS magazine, a digital publication focused on the development of the international tourism market in Brazil.
Media Outlets: Brasilturis Jornal
A journalist specializing in marketing and communication (Cásper Líbero) with an MBA in Sustainability (FGV), Velma Gregório is the partner-founder of ÓGUI, a communication company focused on sustainability and innovation. In her 25-year career, she has worked in the drafting of large communication vehicles such as Folha de S. Paulo, and in almost 15 years at ÓGUI she has served large clients such as Natura, Ambev, Itaú, Santos Brasil, Petrobras Energia. Director of Communication of Editora Via, Velma acts as a special reporter for Brasilturis and the creator of Via Sustainable Portal.
Online Managing Editor, Outside Magazine
Country: United States
Media Outlets: Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, T+L, Romper/Bustle
I'm the online managing editor for Outside Magazine. I've also freelanced for travel publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. I'm also the founder of Sticks & Stones, a newsletter about the outdoors, women's issues, and badass women doing outdoorsy things. I also co-founded Adventures in Wikipedia, a series of editathons, in an effort to get more women of the outdoor industry onto Wikipedia, where female editors and entries are vastly underrepresented. I often speaks at events like SXSW, the CORE conference, and the New York Travel Festival. Previously, I was a senior editor at REI's Adventure Projects, the engagement editor at Outside magazine, an associate editor at Real Simple, and a part of the Healthy Living team.
Photographer, Writer, Speaker
Media Outlets: Terra Magazine, Globetrotter Magazine, WideOyster Magazine
Malte Clavin works as a freelance writer/photographer, speaker and photo travel guide with a focus on adventure, travels to exotic, remote, hard-to-get-to locations, family travels and personal challenges. Recently he climbed Mount Sniezka in Poland in shorts only (in a wind chill of up to -19 degrees Celsius), took part in a 5 day expedition into the biggest cave of the world in Vietnam, and documented the activities of WWF and Biosphere in Sumatra/Indonesia to save the world's most endangered tiger. He loves to explore the world's most fascinating sites together with his family. Together, they spent more than 18 month travelling across the world. He shares his experiences, pictures, films, and stories in 'live-reportages': Live shows for travel- and story-hungry audiences up to 800 spectators.
Media Outlets: WideOyster Magazine (NL/DE/UK), National Geographic Traveler NL, Newsweek (US), AS Adventure Magazine (BE), Outdoor Magazin (DE), Oxigeno (ES)
Frits is a Dutch adventure and travel photographer who earned his spurs in black & white documentary photojournalism in Middle East conflicts. In 2004 he made a total transition to travel and adventure photography. As the publishing industry changed, Frits evolved with it and started writing stories with his pictures. He learned how to create short video items, adapting to the changing demand of the magazines. To convey his intense travel experiences he blends photography, text and video into a rich visual experience. Frits wants to inspire people to travel and experience other cultures. That is why he founded 4ever.travel, a mixed media platform for adventurous people who love to travel and 'the great outdoors'. The stories featured on 4ever.travel are in depth mixed media travel experiences, rich in culture, local color and practical travel info, aiming to fill the big gap between traditional print media and the bloggers and vloggers in the fast track.
Media Outlets: Territórios.com.br
Roberta reports her travel experiences focusing on culture and ecotourism on her award-winning blog (Best Content Travel Blog at FITUR Madrid 2017). A graduate of UNISINOS in Social Communication, she is a travel guide, author, and a freelance travel writer for print magazines and websites from Brazil.
Country: United Arab Emirates
Media Outlets: The National, UltraTravel Middle East, Lonely Planet
Travel and lifestyle journalist with eight years experience, Hayley specializes in first-person travel features but also has experience writing travel news, reviews, special interest and destination-based stories. Currently working full time with The National, the Middle East's largest English news service with readership in the GCC, India, the UK and the US, she is the Lonely Planet local for Dubai and has had work published in World Traveller, GeoSaison, Time Out and more.
Media Outlets: Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Australian, GQ, Qantas magazine and International Traveller
After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s a regular contributor to publications in Australia and New Zealand, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Qantas magazine, GQ, International Traveller and Luxury Travel. He’s a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and has won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year. When not travelling, he runs courses for aspiring travel writers and workshops on pitching for travel PRs and tourism boards.
Travel Writer + Content Creator
Media Outlets: Twist Travel Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Explore Magazine, Vacay.ca, The Travelling Mom
Claudia Laroye is a travel writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's been writing and blogging about family, adventure, luxury, sustainable travel since 2009. She's written about travel for BCAA's Westworld and Dreamscapes magazines, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Travelzoo Canada, The Wayward Post, Travel Underwriters, Hayo Magazine, Inside Vancouver, and TravelMamas.
Viagem de Incentivo
Media Outlets: Viagem de Incentivo
Seasoned journalist, specialized in tourism niches such as incentive travel, corporate travel, religious travel, luxury travel and romantic travel. Publisher and writer of travel guides and creator of virtual tourism information centers.
WideOyster | Creative Director
Media Outlets: WideOyster, National Geographic Traveler, Sidetracked, Newsweek.
Marco Barneveld is a Dutch writer that travels, sails, hikes, kayaks, hitches, eats and drinks around the globe, publishing in Panorama (NL), Nautique (NL), National Geographic Traveler NL, De Morgen (BE), Skipper (CH), Sailing (ZA), Lonely Planet Traveler, Get Lost Magazine (AU), Condé Nast Traveler (I & SP), Ignant (DE), Weather Channel (USA), Washington Post (USA), PrivatAir Magazine (USA), The Guardian (UK), Classic Boat (UK), Sunday Times Travel Magazine (UK), Sidetracked (UK) and so on and so on. He also owns his own online travel magazine Wideoyster.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association is the largest global network of adventure travel leaders. Our community is made up of ~30,000 individual guides, tour operators, lodges, travel advisors, tourism boards, destination marketing and management organizations, outdoor educators, gear companies and travel media who share a belief and commitment to sustainable tourism. The connections and creativity of this vibrant community come together both virtually and in person to create and deliver the solutions that propel our businesses and our communities toward a responsible and profitable future.