Ethics in Travel WritingCode of Conduct of the British Guild of Travel WritersMembers of the British Guild of Travel Writers will: 1. Report objectively and fairly, with the aim of keeping the public fully and clearly informed on all relevant aspects of travel. 2. Accept facilities necessary for work offered to the press only on the understanding that they are in no way obliged to publicise any or all of the operation concerned and that the provision of such facilities will not influence their judgement. 3. In all matters appertaining to their professional status, conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and do nothing to bring the reputation of the Guild into disrepute. 4. Not accept any work in the fields of publicity, promotions or public relations for travel-related organisations if it compromises the good standing or integrity of the Guild. 5. Accept that any infringement of these rules may, at the discretion of the Committee, preclude them from membership of the Guild.Travcom Code of Professional Conduct (New Zealand Travel Communicators) 1. Travel journalism must be accurate and free of unwarranted bias or prejudice. 2. Members shall not write about a destination without first-hand knowledge, unless reliable sources of information are used. 3. Payment or courtesies shall not be accepted in exchange for providing favourable material about travel destinations or operations that conflicts with the members own professional appraisal. 4. When accepting complimentaries (comps) members should make all reasonable attempts to acknowledge the donor in the media. Members shall exercise common sense and courtesy to the host when sharing comps with non-professionals not involved in the assignment. 5. Conflicts of interest should be avoided where possible or, if not possible, should be disclosed in or at the end of the article. 6. It is unacceptable to plagiarise or infringe the rights, including copyright, of others. Photographs or editorial material supplied by others shall by acknowledged with appropriate bylines. 7. Members shall not engage in conduct that embarrasses Travcom or otherwise harms its reputation or professionalism. Members shall treat colleagues and hosts/host countries with common courtesy. 8. Travcom may discipline members by suspension or expulsion for serious breaches of the Code of Professional Conduct. 9. Travcom supports fair and equitable contracts for the services of its freelance members. Payments should be per use of photographic, editorial or other material, regardless of medium (print or electronic).Websites:New Zealand Travel Communicators: www.travelcommunicators.co.nBritish Guild of Travel Writers: www.bgtw.orgSociety of American Travel Writers: www.satw.orgVereinigung deutscher Reisejournalisten: www.vdrj.org
Curso eGRungestr. 22-24D-10179 BerlinTel. 030. 555761960Fax 030. email@example.comCitytravelreviewCTR Style Guide Please read and take note of these when writing your articles. Please send all articles in via E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or give them saved on to a usb to Lutz/Jeremy (size 11, Times Newthe proofreader. Email address will be given in beginning of project. Roman).Name of place:Address, Website, Closest Transport, Telephone, Opening Hours, Prices (give stars from 1 tofive:***** and a price bracket)Article:People’s names - first mention of name, whole name, then revert to surname. John Brown said it waslike this. Mr Brown was happy to talk to us. No periods in abbreviations (WH Smith, Mr Brown)Apostrophes, indicate a missing letter ob a possessive (My dog’s bone)Dates, DD/MM/YYYY. Do not say ’in the year 2009’. Use hyphens not a dash. 2008-2009.Times, 12 hour clock 8am, 4pm.Numbers, write out one to nine, 10 up in numbers.UK spelling, colour or favour.Tense, present tense, unless history. Don’t use “I” (students want to use I).Active voices, Subject before tue Verb. (no Mary kicked tue ball. The ball was kicked by Mary)Punctuation: punctuate inside tue quotes. “I like doing that,“ said Mr Brown. “I like doing that.”Having said that, Ms Brown…Distances: keep it metric - metres.Museums: Initial caps, eg British Museum.Titles: don’t italicise or put in quotes names of books, paintings, films, etc.Use capitals - War and Peace. Italics only for foreign words or phrases.Quotation marks: double quotation mark for a quote, single for a quote within a quote.Semicolon: a compromise between a full stop and a comma.Temperatures: keep in centigrade. Use a large C = 24C
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Famous travel writers and examples of their workBruce Chatwin: The songlinesMichael Palin: Hemingway AdventureEast of Venice the landscape patterns change. Dead straight roads, canals, power cables and thefresh-ploughed furrows of the fields bisect, criss-cross and converge on each other like lines on aMondrian painting.We put up at a hotel in Noventa di Piave, a tiny town with the second tallest bell tower in the Vénetooutside St Mark’s Square, a pizzeria called ‘Smack!’ and a smoky café where the old men gather toplay cards. Eat good plain food washed down with jugs of prosecco, the local sparkling white wine, ina busy local restaurant.Later, before bed, read a few more pages of A Farewell to Arms with a keener pleasure than usual,knowing that I am now only one and a half miles from the tiny town of Fossalta, the place where thestory was born.New York Times: Robyn Eckhardt about ThailandWITH cinderblock walls, a dirt floor and a sign warning against dancing and “boom-boom” in themezzanine, Heaven Beach, a club in Chiang Mai, Thailand, will never be accused of design excess.Then again, the predominantly young posse of foreigners and natives moshing to the energetic metal,grunge and rap sets by the Thai band Nyok aren’t there for the décor.This doorless dive — more barn than bar, really — in the seedy backpacker quarterwithin the crumbling walls of Old Chiang Mai might be the last place you’d expect tohear guitar solos as spectacularly executed as those performed by Lek Surindon,Nyok’s self-taught lead guitarist. But Heaven Beach (48 Building 7, RatchawithiRoad; no phone) and its popular house band offer just a taste of the vibrant anddiverse live music scene that’s taken hold in this laid-back northern city.Stefan Zweig: Brazil – Land of the future
Stanfords.co.uk: Marina De Santis about UluruThere is nothing I can do about it now. I climbed Ayers Rock (Uluru in Aboriginal) andI wish I hadnt. The red monolith that stands today as one of the most recognisablesymbols of Australia is a sacred site to the local Aboriginal people, the Anangu. TheAnangu dont like people climbing the Rock for two main reasons: firstly, because theclimb to the top follows the steps of their ancestors and has strong spiritual meaningsassociated to it; secondly, the Anangu feel responsible for anything that happens tovisitors on their land and people have fallen off the Rock and died.VitaeMichael Edward Palin, CBE FRGS (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and televisionpresenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his traveldocumentaries. * Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days (Travel 1988; Programme release 1989): travelling as closely aspossible the path described in the famous Jules Verne story without using aircraft. * Pole to Pole (Travel 1991; Programme release 1992): travelling from the North Pole to the South Pole,following as closely as possible the 30 degree line of longitude, over as much land as possible, i.e., throughEurope and Africa.
* Full Circle with Michael Palin (Travel 1996/97; Programme release 1997): in which he circumnavigated thelands around the Pacific Ocean counter-clockwise; a journey of 80,000 kilometres starting on Little DiomedeIsland in the Bering Strait and taking him through Asia, Oceania and the Americas. * Michael Palins Hemingway Adventure (1999): retracing the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway through theUnited States, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. * Sahara with Michael Palin (Travel 2001/02; Programme release 2002): in which he trekked around andthrough the worlds largest desert. * Himalaya with Michael Palin (Travel 2003/04; Programme release 2004): in which he travels through theHimalaya region. * Michael Palins New Europe (Travel 2006/07; Programme release 2007): in which he travels through Centraland Eastern Europe.Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English novelist and travel writer. He won theJames Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill (1982). Married and bisexual, he was one of thefirst prominent men in England known to have contracted HIV and died of AIDS, although he hid the facts of hisillness.In 1972, Chatwin was hired by the Sunday Times Magazine as an adviser on art and architecture. Hisassociation with the magazine cultivated his narrative skills. Chatwin travelled on many international assignments,writing on such subjects as Algerian migrant workers and the Great Wall of China, and interviewing such diversepeople as André Malraux in France, and the poet Nadezhda Mandelstam in the Soviet Union.In 1972, Chatwin interviewed the 93-year-old architect and designer Eileen Gray in her Paris salon, where henoticed a map of the area of South America called Patagonia, which she had painted. Ive always wanted togo there, Bruce told her. So have I, she replied, go there for me. Two years later in November 1974, Chatwinflew out to Lima in Peru, and reached Patagonia a month later. When he arrived, he left the newspaper with atelegram: Have gone to Patagonia. He spent six months in the area, a trip which resulted in the book InPatagonia (1977). This work established his reputation as a travel writer. Later, however, residents in the regioncontradicted the account of events depicted in Chatwins book. It was the first, but not the last time in his career,that conversations and characters which Chatwin presented as fact were alleged to have been fictionalised.Later works included a novel based on the slave trade, The Viceroy of Ouidah, which he researched withextended stays in Benin, West Africa. For The Songlines (1987), a work combining fiction and non-fiction,Chatwin went to Australia. He studied the culture to express how the songs of the Aborigines are a cross betweena creation myth, an atlas and an Aboriginal mans personal story. He also related the travelling expressed in TheSonglines to his own travels and the long nomadic past of humans.Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, his novel On the Black Hill (1982) was set closer to home, in thehill farms of the Welsh Borders. It focuses on the relationship between twin brothers, Lewis and Benjamin, whogrow up isolated from the course of twentieth century history. Utz (1988), his last book, was a novel about theobsession which leads people to collect. Set in Prague, the novel details the life and death of Kaspar Utz, a manobsessed with the collection of Meissen porcelain. Chatwin was working on a number of new ideas for futurenovels at the time of his death in 1989, including a trans-continental epic, provisionally titled Lydia Livingstone.Zweig was the son of Moritz Zweig (1845–1926), a wealthy Jewish textile manufacturer, and Ida Brettauer (1854–1938), from a Jewish banking family. Joseph Brettauer did business for twenty years in Ancona, Italy, where hissecond daughter Ida was born and grew up, too. Zweig studied philosophy at the university of Vienna and in1904 earned a doctoral degree with a thesis on The Philosophy of Hippolyte Taine. Religion did not play acentral role in his education. My mother and father were Jewish only through accident of birth, Zweig said laterin an interview. Yet he did not renounce his Jewish faith and wrote repeatedly on Jewish themes. Although hisessays were published in the Neue Freie Presse, whose literary editor was the Zionist leader Theodor Herzl,Zweig was not attracted to Herzls Jewish nationalism.In the First World War Zweig served in the Archives of the Ministry of War, and soon acquired a pacifist stand likehis friend Romain Rolland, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 1915. Zweig remained pacifist all his life andadvocated the unification of Europe. Like Rolland, he wrote many biographies. His Erasmus of Rotterdam hecalled a concealed self-portrayal in The World of Yesterday.Zweig fled Austria in 1934, following Hitlers rise to power in Germany. He then lived in England (in London andfrom 1939 in Bath) before moving to the United States in 1940. In 1941 he went to Brazil, where in 1942 he andhis second wife Charlotte Elisabeth Altmann committed suicide together in Petrópolis. He had beendespairing at the future of Europe and its culture. I think it better to conclude in good time and in erect bearing alife in which intellectual labour meant the purest joy and personal freedom the highest good on Earth, he wrote.Stefan Zweig was a prominent writer in the 1920s and 1930s. Though he is still well-known in many Europeancountries, his work has become less familiar in the anglophone world. Since the 1990s there has been an efforton the part of several publishers (notably Pushkin Press and New York Review of Books) to get Zweig back intoprint in English.
Zweig is best known for his novellas (notably The Royal Game, Amok, Letter from an Unknown Woman - filmed in1948 by Max Ophuls), novels (Beware of Pity, Confusion of Feelings, and the posthumously published The PostOffice Girl) and biographies (notably Erasmus of Rotterdam, Conqueror of the Seas: The Story of Magellan, andMary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles). At one time his works were published in English under the pseudonymStephen Branch (a translation of his real name) when anti-German sentiment was running high. His biography ofQueen Marie-Antoinette was later adapted for a Hollywood movie, starring the actress Norma Shearer in the titlerole.Zweig enjoyed a close association with Richard Strauss, and provided the libretto for Die schweigsame Frau (TheSilent Woman). Strauss famously defied the Nazi regime by refusing to sanction the removal of Zweigs namefrom the program for the works première on June 24, 1935 in Dresden. As a result, Goebbels refused to attendas planned, and the opera was banned after three performances. Zweig later collaborated with Joseph Gregor, toprovide Strauss with the libretto for one other opera, Daphne, in 1937. At least one other work by Zweigreceived a musical setting: the pianist and composer Henry Jolles, who like Zweig had fled to Brazil to escape theNazis, composed a song, Último poema de Stefan Zweig, based on Letztes Gedicht, which Zweig wrote onthe occasion of his 60th birthday in November 1941.There are important Zweig collections at the British Library and at the State University of New York at Fredonia.The British Librarys Zweig Music Collection was donated to the library by his heirs in May 1986. It specialises inautograph music manuscripts, including works by Bach, Haydn, Wagner, and Mahler. It has been described asone of the worlds greatest collections of autograph manuscripts. One particularly precious item is MozartsVerzeichnüß aller meiner Werke - that is, the composers own handwritten thematic catalogue of his works.William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American author of humorousbooks on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. Born an American, he wasa resident of North Yorkshire, UK, for most of his professional life before moving back to the US in 1995. In 2003Bryson moved back to the UK and currently lives in Norfolk.In 1995, Bryson returned to the United States to live in Hanover, New Hampshire, for some years, the stories ofwhich feature in his book Im A Stranger Here Myself, alternatively titled Notes from a Big Country in the UnitedKingdom, Canada and Australia. During his time in the United States, Bryson decided to walk the AppalachianTrail with his friend Stephen Katz (a pseudonym), about which he wrote the book A Walk in the Woods. In 2003the Brysons and their four children returned to the UK, and now live in Norfolk.Also in 2003, in conjunction with World Book Day, voters in the United Kingdom chose Brysons book Notes froma Small Island as that which best sums up British identity and the state of the nation. In the same year, he wasappointed a Commissioner for English Heritage.In 2004, Bryson won the prestigious Aventis Prize for best general science book with A Short History of NearlyEverything. This 500-page popular literature piece explores not only the histories and current statuses of thesciences, but also reveals their humble and often humorous beginnings. Although one top scientist is alleged tohave jokingly described the book as annoyingly free of mistakes, Bryson himself makes no such claim, and alist of nine reported errors in the book is available online, identifying the chapter in which each appears but withno page or line references. In 2005, the book won the EU Descartes Prize for science communication.Bryson in the regalia of Chancellor of Durham University, with the Cathedral in the backgroundBryson has also written two popular works on the history of the English language — Mother Tongue and Made inAmerica — and, more recently, an update of his guide to usage, Brysons Dictionary of Troublesome Words(published in its first edition as The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words in 1983). These books werepopularly acclaimed and well-reviewed, though they received criticism from academics in the field, who claimedthey contained factual errors, urban myths, and folk etymologies.
Ways of earning money with travel-writingArticles can be sold to newspapers, magazines, online-publications, ... Don’t forget local newspapers,special-interest-magazines, etc.Know the rules before you try to pitch an article:www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/TravelExample for Guidelines:How to Proceed:Look at several issues of the magazine and become familiar with the types of articles published in thevarious sections. Please note that a place is not an idea, and that editors are looking for a compellingreason to assign an article: a specific angle, news that makes the subject fresh, a writers enthusiasmfor and familiarity with the topic.Service information is important to every destination article: when to go, how to get there, where tostay, where to eat, what to see and do. The reader must be able to follow in the authors footsteps,and the articles are scheduled with that in mind….Using the web:- Start your own blog (www.wordpress.org, www.blogger.com, etc.)- start a Website for a local hotel, restaurant,…- take pictures for the local travel bureau, etc.- start podcasts for restaurants, shopping-tipps, etc.- Multimedia Slideshows www.giannicipriano.com (photographer / made “Where beauty softens your grief” www.mediastorm.com (many interesting examples) ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0408/sights_n_sounds/media2.html (Jersey Shore) Technology needed http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2008/06/19/digital-recording-tips-pt1.html (Digital Home Recording Tips) http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2008/07/03/digital-recording-tips-pt2.html (Digital Home Recording Tips)Selling pictures:Microstock-AgenciesFotolia.comShutterstock.comDreamstime.comPhotocase.deStockfresh.comistockphoto.comDepositphotos.comIsyndica.com: Pictures are uploaded at various stock-agenciesFotolia-Workshop:http://www.fotos-verkaufen.de/news/fotolia-foto-workshop-video-klick-it-like-a-pro.html