Travel Comes Home: Destination Journalism Trends

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Creating authentic, engaging travel content can be a bit of a paradox. While a select, lucky few have the opportunity to bounce from destination to destination (like the New York Times’ 52 Places Traveler), most content is produced by a network of global freelancers, operating in different locations and offering unique, locally-driven insights. And while the life of a travel journalist might sound like a dream job, the brief time they spend in each location doesn’t allow the opportunity to go beyond scratching the surface of a destination. This panel will explore the evolution of travel trends and journalism, and discuss why local content creators can provided a deeper look at a destination, creating the more authentic, locally focused travel content that Millennials crave.

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Amanda Finnegan

The Washington Post

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Dmitry Shishkin

Culture Trip

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Melinda Stevens

Condé Nast Traveler

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