Press Trip Prep- #China

I am off on my first press trip to…. China!

I am very grateful to Picvoyage for the recommendation and will be traveling with Majestic vacations on a 5-day trip, highlights of which include the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, as well as cultural attractions such as museums, galleries and sporting venues.

I will be keeping a blog diary of the trip, every place I visit, every unusual bite I eat and all of the fascinating people I am sure to meet.

To prepare for the trip I have been reading up on China and on press trips in general and from a range of resources have compiled the following must do’s:

  • Find an interesting and unexpected slant to stories in order to maximize the chances of selling my finished pieces when I return
  • Get a new camera- my decade old Canon isn’t going to cut it
  • Borrow a small laptop- I have been advised not to take my laptop with me due to issues of security
  • Notebook and good pens- oooh a chance to buy new stationary- my not so guilty secret!
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Bring business cards- I decided to take the opportunity get some new  business cards made from Zazzle and I am really happy with thembusiness-card
  • Travel alarm clock-I won’t have my usual toddler alarm clock with me so I’ll need a traditional one
  • A stapler- I found a top press trip tip on Matador– every business card/flyer/slip of paper can be immediately stapled into a small spiral bound notepad to keep everything secure and organized.

I am so very looking forward to seeing all that China has to offer and finding some unique viewpoints and stories to share.

But I must admit that as a Mother to a toddler, who recently endured a 20-hour trip, I am also really looking forward to a peaceful flight!







0 thoughts on “Press Trip Prep- #China

  • October 17, 2016 at 2:14 am

    All the best for a fantastic first press trip! Bon voyage!
    Can’t wait to read all about it when you return! Be safe!

  • October 17, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Wishing you a wonderful and exciting trip! I look forward to reading the articles you write based on your experiences there.

    • October 17, 2016 at 3:06 am

      Thank you! I will be looking for some diverse areas to focus on 🙂

  • October 17, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    So exciting! Hope you find a bit of time for sightseeing as well as working. Enjoy that child-free flight too – sounds like bliss!

  • October 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I love Beijing- have a great time!


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