PRESS RELEASE – Top 100 Canadian Travel Bloggers List
Local Blogger Gains National Recognition for Travel Blog
[Toronto, Ontario] — August 19, 2013 — Local travel blogger Mary Chong (Calculated Traveller) has been named by FlightNetwork.com as one of Canada’s best online travel writers – a great accomplishment in a competitive and growing online sector that appears to be dominated by Canadians.
On Monday, Canadian online travel agency FlightNetwork.com released the Top 100 Canadian Travel Blogs, a list compiled through crowdsourcing on social media sites. The list can be found online at FlightNetwork.com.
Bloggers were nominated for inclusion in the list by the travel blogging community. Nominees were vetted by Let’s Roll editor Matt Gibson and then asked to outline the details of their blogs.
Chong from Toronto, Ontario, who has written about destinations such as Barcelona, Curacao and Hong Kong, was among those named for her blog Calculated Traveller Magazine.
“We are completely thrilled to have been included as one of FlightNetwork.com’s Top 100 Travel Blogs! We strive to bring diverse locations and unique experiences to our audience and this certainly helps to elevate our profile.”, said Chong.
Using the list, travellers will be able to access recommended blog posts, find links to the blogger’s social media pages and, most importantly, search for blogs that write about their upcoming destination.
“Calculated Traveller Magazine is an online magazine offering friendly advice, informative reviews, and inspiration on all things travel. We have a hub of relevant information aimed at helping people discover the extraordinary, whether the journey is local or far flung. With multiple writers on staff, each article is written in their own unique voice and style. Focused throughout on travel budget, planning, preparation, and most importantly – enjoyment!”, said Chong
With a reputation for global backpacking, travel-blogging Canadians appear to have reached every corner of the earth.
“There are several reasons why we needed to build this list. First, and most importantly, many Canadians don’t realize how many Canadian travel bloggers are out there, exploring the world, and offering a Canadian perspective on their experiences,” said Matt Gibson, the list’s curator and editor of FlightNetwork.com’s travel blog Let’s Roll.
“Something about us seems to drive us to explore.” Gibson added.
The list is also an opportunity for bloggers like Mary Chong to network amongst themselves and others in the travel industry, such as public relations professionals and marketers.
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