If you are looking for proven, professional, trusted travel writers with the ability to provide amazing press coverage to promote your brand then look no further than the team at Calculated Traveller.
With varied experiences and lifestyles, each one of our writers can highlight that perfect perspective to show off the best that your brand has to offer.
FAM / Press Trips
Through our personal experiences of your destination or tour, we create compelling, relatable stories to share with our engaged readers online and through social media.
…”She is a polished professional who knows a good story when she sees it and has an accessible approach to reporting her adventures.”…
We share the good AND the bad. We personally test your product and share an honest report of our findings to our audience of travel consumers online and on social media.
“This is fantastic! I love the REAL review with both the good and the bad. This really makes your writing authentic and believable. I really appreciate this!”
Twitter Party / Chat
Whether hosting or moderating a Twitter Party, @CalculateTravel has proven success creating engaging conversations about a brand on Twitter with our 12k+ followers. Get in touch today if you are looking to create some buzz.
Looking for the “team” approach? As a founding partner at #TravelChatCA (a monthly Canadian travel Twitter Party) The TravelChatCA’s team of 2+ travel bloggers can maximize our combined fans and amplify our reach for your brand.
Public Speaking, Consultation and Training
Mary Chong is available for speaking, consultation, and training in social media techniques; destination marketing strategies; and content creation.
Past Speaking Engagements:
Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Organization Summit 2015
– “Marketing in a Digital Age: Working with Bloggers to Promote Your Brand”
– “Ready to Host a Blogger and Dive Into Digital Marketing? One-on-One Travel Media Appointments”
– “Why Your Small Business Should have a Blog” – MYNGO July 2018
As an ambassador we will promote and represent your brand in a positive light to our engaged travel audience. Increasing awareness and, ultimately, driving sales.
Talk to us about the various ways we can work with you to advertise your destination, product, and brand.
– Christi Braginton, International Media Relations Manager, Virginia Tourism Corporation
“Mary Chong (Calculated Travel) attended one of our group media familiarization trips to Virginia recently. Throughout the trip, she was the consummate professional, always engaged in the activities and eager to participate. She asked great questions of the interviewees and took wonderful pictures at each location, enabling her to produce story after story about her experiences. Mary’s approach of producing numerous articles and social media postings about her adventures meant more specific coverage for our tourism partners and less ‘one line mentions.’ Mary brings strong ROI to any destination marketing endeavor and I look forward to working with her again.”
–Nori Rodriguez, Communications Manager, Experience Kissimmee
“Working with Mary Chong, Founder of Calculated Traveller has been a valuable partnership for Experience Kissimmee. This past fall, we hosted Mary on a media FAM to promote the World Food Championships and culinary experiences in our destination. Through her savvy social media skills and passionate storytelling, Mary exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond for our brand. So much so, that we even worked with her on a sponsored twitter party that trended nationally and increased sweepstake entries in one hour. She is a credible source in the blogging community and I would highly recommend working with her.”
– Brian Hayden, Communications Manager, Visit Buffalo Niagara
“Mary has become one of Buffalo’s greatest ambassadors north of the border. Her enthusiasm for our city that she conveys in her stories is contagious and her role as an influencer has helped convince other bloggers to visit and keep spreading the word about our revitalization. We look forward to continuing to work with her in the future!”
–Kathleen Rooney, Principal, Kathleen Rooney Communications
“I have had the good fortune to work with Mary Chong (Calculated Traveller) on multiple occasions and a variety of destinations – from the most rural backroads of Western New York to the urban core of Buffalo’s economic renaissance. She is a polished professional who knows a good story when she sees it and has an accessible approach to reporting her adventures. Mary’s social media tactics and photography skills round out the picture nicely. I would highly recommend her for destination marketing and personally look forward to working with her in the future.”
– Columbia Sportswear Canada
“I was truly impressed with your review – it’s so nice that you gave the shirt such consideration.”
– Adam Ziegelman, STM Bags
“We just read the review. Fantastic! Thank you for the very thoughtful and thorough review. For a small company like ours – really has an impact.”
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