If you are looking for proven, professional, trusted travel writers with the ability to provide fantastic press coverage to promote your brand, then look no further.
With varied experiences and lifestyles, Calculated Traveller writers can highlight the best that your brand has to offer.
FAM / Press Trips
After personally experiencing 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 worldwide travel consumers through multiple platforms.
…”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!”…
Chinese Language Content
As part of a new initiative in 2019, Calculated Traveller is expanding its love of travel with Chinese language content for its Chinese readers worldwide.
New and existing articles will be written and published online in English and then professionally translated into traditional Chinese text.
With this new project, the goal will be to ensure that your brand’s message is accurate; your story is engaging, and that the content experience is authentic for the Chinese travel consumer.
By utilizing this service, your brand can now reach a growing audience of Chinese-speaking travellers worldwide. Contact us for details!
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 your ambassador, we will promote and represent your brand in a positive light to our engaged travel audience. Let us help you increase awareness and, ultimately, drive your sales!
Talk to us about the various ways we can work with you to advertise your destination, product, and brand.
– Barbara Golden, Communications Manager, Florida’s Historic Coast
“I have had the pleasure to work with Mary and Ray Chong to provide coverage about our destination, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches. Mary and I carefully planned her itinerary to develop content that would have an appeal to her audience. Not only were Mary and Ray very professional and a pleasure to work with, but they also delivered great content on an ongoing basis resulting in a comprehensive guide to the city.”
– Colleen Onuffer, Consultant, Break the Ice Media, Finger Lakes / Rochester, NY
“As a PR agency representing various destinations across Upstate New York, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mary Chong on behalf of multiple clients. Mary makes the entire hosting process easy and enjoyable – from working together to come up with trip ideas and story angles, to providing constructive feedback on stops and schedules. She is always upbeat and positive during FAM tours, and willing to try new adventures! Mary’s social media posts and articles are always timely and do a great job at providing a detailed, authentic recap of her experiences. She’s one of the writers we can recommend to destinations without any hesitation!”
– 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 fewer’ one-line mentions.’ Mary brings strong ROI to any destination marketing endeavour 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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