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Many of us love telling sto­ries about our trav­els and some writ­ers are lucky enough to be paid to do it. Travel writ­ers can work for me­dia out­lets, on a free­lance ba­sis, or in­creas­ingly be­come on­line blog­gers. Travel com­pa­nies and gov­ern­ment tourism de­part­ments also hire writ­ers for public re­la­tions, in­clud­ing con­tent on their web­sites and so­cial me­dia plat­forms. Travel writ­ers of­ten ar­range trips and tourism ex­pe­ri­ences with travel com­pa­nies and gov­ern­ment tourism de­part­ments, which fre­quently cover the costs. Writ­ing skills and the abil­ity to take great pho­to­graphs are im­por­tant and Kirsty Lu­cas, re­gional man­ager of in­dus­try so­cial me­dia net­work, TravMe­dia, says dig­i­tal and so­cial me­dia skills are be­com­ing just as es­sen­tial. “As there are fewer in-house roles, there is a whole other sphere of blog­gers who can cre­ate their own role, with a lot of hard work,” Lu­cas says. “Travel blog­gers are the print journos of the fu­ture.”

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