Travel advisory sites helpful to journalists and tourists

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ

I’ve heard various professors comment on the future of journalism. The two pieces of advice that stand out are (1) develop a dynamic skill set and (2) learn to write features.

According to the UM grapevine, travel features in particular have a growing market. In researching the field, I wondered how one would write about difficult topics, like crime, in these types of features. A 2011 story about Marseille, France on gaurdian.co.uk provides an interesting example.

Even more noteworthy than the example provided by the article is the following correction  at the end:

Because, as with any journalistic assignment, it’s important to back up travel stories with hard facts, it may be a good idea for travel writers to get familiar with at least the following websites:

Current Travel Warnings

Current Travel Alerts

Country Specific Information

Office of Travel and Tourism Industries

 

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