Mark Chesnut is passionate about communication ... and travel!

About Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut is a New York City-based journalist, editor and public speaker with more than 20 years of experience. The winner of the 2019 NLGJA Excellence in Travel Writing Award, Mark is also the author of the memoir Prepare for Departure: Notes on a Single Mother, a Misfit Son, Inevitable Mortality and the Enduring Allure of Frequent Flyer Miles (Vine Leaves Press, 2022).

Mark has written for a variety of leading consumer and trade media, including Fodor’s, Forbes Travel Guide, HuffPost, 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. He covers Latin America in his travel blog,, and regularly contributes to travel trade publications including TravelAge West, Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.

Public Speaking
Mark has 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 hosts webinars for a variety of clients.

Custom Content & Consulting
Mark writes and manages 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. He also consults with travel suppliers to develop new products, including a major tour operator brand to develop new product in Panama and Colombia.

In short, Mark is a travel addict and his passion shows in his work.

Whatever it is about the travel industry that drives you, Mark is ready to help you reach your destination.

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