I'm a New York City-based journalist, editor, copywriter, public speaker and consultant focused on travel, tourism, hospitality, meetings and incentives. In 2019, I won the Excellence in Travel Writing Award from the NLGJA.
I've written for a variety of leading consumer and trade media, including Fodor’s, Forbes Travel Guide, HuffPost, Latin Trade, the Miami Herald, Orbitz, Travel + Leisure Mexico, the New York Times bestseller “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” and the inflight magazines of Aeromexico, American Airlines and Avianca.
I also write a monthly LGBTQ travel column for Global Traveler, cover Latin America in my own travel blog LatinFlyer.com and write about Mexico's tourism industry every month for TravelAge West, the leading travel trade publication in the western United States. My writing also regularly appears in Travel Weekly, Successful Meetings and Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
I've spoken at and moderated panels at events including the New York Travel Festival, New York Times Travel Show, South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC) and ASTA Global, and I host webinars for a variety of clients.
Custom Content & Consulting
I write and manage custom and branded content for a wide variety of clients, including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Mexico Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, the U.S. Travel Association (where I write for the IPW Daily, the official publication and site of the USA's largest international tourism conference), the World Travel & Tourism Council and hotel brands including Hilton and IHG. I also consult with travel suppliers to develop new products, including a major tour operator brand to develop new product in Panama and Colombia.
In short, I'm a travel addict and my passion shows in my work. You can find out more about what I do — and what I can do for you — at MarkChesnut.com.
Whatever it is about the travel industry that drives you, I'm here to help you reach your destination. Please feel free to follow me on social media and click on CONTACT to send me a message!