My areas of expertise include international culture, entrepreneurship, leadership, hospitality, journalism, food and travel. With 10+ years of experience in the industry, I have worked with leading publications, tourism departments, travel agencies, hotels and restaurants across the globe.
I have previously worked with:
Tourism Departments: Philippines Tourism, Croatia National Tourism Board, Bhutan Tourism Council, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Norway Tourism, Calgary Tourism, Mexico Tourism Board, Bonaire Tourism, Tokyo Tourism, Visit Philadelphia, Greenland Tourism, San Diego Tourism, Tourisme Quebec, South Dakota Tourism, Arizona Tourism, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Santa Fe Tourism, Destination New South Wales, Visit Sedona, Palm Beach County Tourism, Delray Beach Tourism, USAID, Georgia National Tourism Agency, Failte Ireland.
Tour Operators: Yampu Tours, And Adventures, Voyage Unique Mongolie, Walk Japan Tours, Viva Belize, Montestigliano Farm Holidays, Macedonia Experience, Seasmoke PR, Sharp Travel Service, TATON, Megurun Japan, Curious on Tanzania, The Village Experience.
Hotels: Ireland’s Blue Book, Dromoland Castle, Post Hotel & Spa, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Villa Franca Positano, Elegant Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton Hotels, Casa Gangotena, Blue Haven Resort and Marina, Hotel Del Coronado, The Blackberry Farm, Ice Hotel Quebec, After Hotel Montevideo, King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, Gaylord Opryland, Old Edwards Inn Resort and Spa, Hotel Byblos St Tropez.
Cruises: Royal Caribbean, EcoVentura, Silversea.
Airlines: Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Norwegian, Finnair, LATAM, Turkish Airlines.
Below are my services and rates. Please contact me if you are interested in hiring me.
KEY NOTE SPEAKING
As the founder of the international nonprofit organization, Go Eat Give, I am frequently invited to speak on cultural awareness, citizen diplomacy, volunteer vacations, and blogging. My personal story of transitioning from investment banking to travel writing and entrepreneurship is inspiring to young leaders. As author of Beato Goes To series of children’s books on travels, I do elementary school readings, writing workshops and book signings. Click here to see where I have spoken. Rate: $250-2500 + travel expense.
I have written cover, featured and assignment stories for CNN Travel, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Huffington Post, Cuisine Noir, Khabar, Creative Loafing Atlanta, and many other print and online publications.
My writings focuses on sustainable traveling, unique destinations, localized experiences, boutique accommodations, and hyper-local cuisine drawing on personal experience from visiting 70 countries across 6 continents. I have over half billion readers worldwide. Rate: $0.30-0.99/ word with original photos.
BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Increase your brand visibility by hiring me as a blogger or influencer. I contribute to CheapOAir Miles Away and One Travel’s Going Places blogs, where I assisted in doubling traffic to the website. I was named “Top 5 most influential cultural bloggers in the world” by The Foundation of Florence.
I always share links to my blog posts on social media reaching 30K friends. Rate: $200/ 500-800 word post.
Want good quality pictures and videos to showcase your destination? I can provide high-res original images to be used for print and digital marketing. My partner, Savannah School of Art and Design graduate, Amanda-Villa Lobos and I have produced, directed edited the following videos on Mongolia, Armenia, Chile, Mexico and The Philippines. Rate: Photo & Video package $2,000 onwards.
Represent your brand in a positive light through multiple outlets I am already engaged in such as my public speaking, travel shows, international destinations and social media platforms. I have worked with airlines, hotels, travel sites, manufacturers of clothing, luggage, and technology products. Rate: $1000-5000/ month.
TOUR MARKETING AND CONSULTING
International tour operators and tourism departments hire me to develop and implement strategies on how to brand and market their destinations to new audiences. A typical consulting package may include evaluating destination readiness, current marketing platforms, media outreach, public events and organize press trips. Rate: $1000 & up.