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SecureVillas Offers Independent Safety & Security Certification to Vacation Home Rental Sector

September 8, 2016
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A new international standard in vacation home safety and security has arrived. The standard is being welcomed by the ever-growing and increasingly complicated vacation home rental market. SECUREVILLAS certification offers an unbiased and thorough, third-party, health, fire, safety, and security audit of vacation properties throughout the world. The standard will provide a competitive advantage to property managers and owners who can reduce safety and security incidents, limit liability, and demonstrate their commitment to guest safety and well-being by gaining certification…

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Meet Ruksana Hussain, Freelance Writer & Copy Editor

July 15, 2016
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I love the journeys that are part and parcel of my job Are you a long time user of Media Kitty or a recent member? A long time user. What do you hope to get out of the new relaunched Media Kitty? More information from industry colleagues and partners. Trends, latest news. How can Media Kitty members work with you? Share pitches for travel destinations that I can cover. Offer editorial opportunities within their outlets. How have you benefited from being…

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Meet Larry Berle, Freelance Travel & Golf Writer

June 15, 2016
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“Love what you do and pursue it with vigor, money will follow” Are you a long time user of Media Kitty or a recent member? I have been a Media Kitty member for four to five years. What do you hope to get out of the new relaunched Media Kitty? The main reason I came to Media Kitty in the first place was to connect with  destination and tour operators  for expanded possibilities of fam trips both organized and for…

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Mesa Verde Country’s Open Season on Summer Water Sports

June 9, 2016
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Mesa Verde Country has announced its complete list of summer adventure on the water. From small mountain streams to the second-largest lake in Colorado, visitors to Mesa Verde Country can water recreate in the form of boating, fishing, rafting, swimming and more. The largest lake in the San Juan National Forest and the second largest in all of Colorado, the best way to experience the entirety of the McPhee Reservoir is by boat. With 50 miles of shoreline featuring campgrounds, and…

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Meet Elyse Glickman, Writer, Editor & Content Provider

May 30, 2016
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“Don’t listen to the negativity if this is what you want to do” What do you hope to get out of the new relaunched Media Kitty? I had the pleasure of meeting the founders of Media Kitty when they were first starting up, and have been a member and fan ever since. That said, I love the new user-friendly and more photograph-rich format. Whether I am reading about general travel trends, seeing what FAM trips are coming up, or looking…

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Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations

May 24, 2016
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Here’s Our Top Three Picks from the Mediterranean Specialist Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations offers a variety of cruises throughout the Mediterranean region. One selection from the experts even shows that a Mediterranean cruise doesn’t have to mean deep pockets. And it can mean immersing one’s self in sights directly from the Game of Thrones. From now through October just 38 privileged guests per sailing enjoy royal treatment for eight days for under $180 a day aboard the 161-foot small ship Infinity.…

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New Frontier in Polar Expedition Cruising

May 17, 2016
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The next frontier in polar expedition cruising is the High Arctic known as Franz Josef Land. Few have ventured here in recent decades. In fact, because of the ice, access by ship is possible only a few weeks each summer. Poseidon Expeditions is the only company offering dedicated cruises from Longyearbyen, Svalbard to this archipelago of 191 uninhabited, volcanic, mostly glaciated islands that since 2012 are part of the Russian Arctic National Park. The seal industry drove the first explorers…

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The Genius of the ICONSPEAK T-shirt

May 11, 2016
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Remember a situation where no language or hand gesture could get you what you wanted? Imagine you are abroad – in a foreign country, in a foreign culture, maybe while travelling the world. That’s what three Swiss friends; George, Steven and Florian did, travelling the world and repeatedly left with no words to bridge language barriers. The answer came to them after a remarkable experience in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry when their motorbike broke down and they found themselves using…

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Ecuador Campaign Spotlights Tourism as Critical Driver To Post-Earthquake Recovery

May 5, 2016
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Ecuador takes tip from Nepal about post-earthquake messaging  EcuadorNOW, a tourism recovery campaign modeled after a program in Nepal, is a brand-new crowd sourced, social media campaign to advise friends and visitors that Ecuador is open for business as usual and that places they want to enjoy were physically unaffected by the recent earthquake. The campaign showcases Ecuador as it is now, with reliable, up-to-the minute information, facts, photos and stories. The EcuadorNOW campaign is a collaboration between tourism experts,…

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