PTBA Blog

What Travel Bloggers REALLY Charge

In an industry as new and secretive as ours it’s hard to gauge what and how travel bloggers charge for services. When you find someone willing to spill the beans it seems to be as different to the last person who gave up the information in a drunken night on a beach in Sri Lanka. In […]

Professional Travel Blogging Is Finally Making Inroads Into Asia

If you spend a lot of time following the travel blogging community it starts to become obvious which countries are paying bloggers to visit and write about them. Suddenly your Twitter and Facebook feeds are flooded with posts from multiple travel bloggers all visiting the same destination for months on end. One of the first […]

How To Calculate The Value Of A Blog Post

Bloggers face this problem often. They have a client that wants to buy some sponsored posts, but first wants to know what the ROI (return on investment) will be. Figuring out the ROI of a blog post is difficult, though. It may even be impossible. What you can do, however, is estimate the market value […]

PATA Signs Exclusive Partnership with the PTBA

In December 2015, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association signed an exciting new partnership. As part of the agreement, the two organizations will “work to to share knowledge through research and publications, reciprocate in event participation, support mutual agreed advocacy positions, and enhance access for the benefit of members of […]

Fostering Long-Term Relationships with PR and Industry

We talk a lot about how to get started working with public relations professionals as bloggers and how PR can find the “right” kind of bloggers to work with. But what about long term relationships? While it may make sense to only reach out to a firm that represents one company you’re interested in working […]