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The business of writing: Press trip protocol

Travel writing is not all about sipping cocktails on sun-drenched beaches. Simon Whaley packs his bags to explore the business etiquette of the press trip.

With the English Tourist Board celebrating English Tourism Week during March, you can be sure they’ll be organising plenty of press trips. PR agencies and businesses are still keen to get their message across in print format, and freelance writers can help them achieve this. However, when it comes to the business of writing, getting the most out of a press trip means having a business-like attitude at all times.

A press trip is not a holiday. There may be an opportunity to grab ten minutes to sit, relax and enjoy the scenery, but that’s either because the person you’ve lined up to interview is running late or you were running late and another journalist has stepped in and grabbed your time slot.

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