Established in 2005, and the first travel blog to focus exclusively on luxury travel, A Luxury Travel Blog has grown to be one the most popular travel blogs in the world – serving more than 120,000 unique visitors per month, and with a combined social media following in excess of 1.2 million.
The blog is brought to you by Paul Johnson (pictured here, travelling from Nepal to India on an assignment with Land Rover) and a team of more than 800 professional travel writers and guest bloggers. Paul has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years and has travelled extensively, from his home in Kendal, Cumbria (UK) to places all over the world. He is also a Director of The Dedicated Partnership Ltd., an online tourism marketing company with a client base that includes some of the finest hotels in the world.
If you would like to contact Paul, please use this contact page.
We work with a range of clients in the luxury travel industry, as well as SMEs and larger corporations outside of travel. Below is a small project we did for American Express to promote the premium travel and lifestyle benefits available to holders of the American Express Platinum Card®, including airport lounge access, room upgrades and more. There are many different ways to work with us – please contact us for details.
We are proud to have worked with a wide variety of clients from luxury hotels and accommodation providers, to airlines, DMOs and tour operators, as well as non-travel clients from sectors such as the automotive and financial industries that have been keen to have representation in lifestyle media. Here is just some of the wonderful feedback we’ve received:
Just a few of our happy clients…
If you would like to contact Paul, please use this contact page.
News and features
A Luxury Travel Blog has been featured in numerous media, including mainstream national press (such as BBC, CNN Travel, Huffington Post, MailOnline, New York Times, The Sun and The Telegraph) and magazines (Carrier’s ‘Luxury Travel – The Editor’s Edit’, City AM’s Luxury Travel supplement, CondéNast Traveller, Iberia Magazine, La Di Da, Luxury Hoteliers Magazine and WIRED) as well as local press such as the Ottawa Citizen, Plymouth Herald, Sydney Morning Herald and Westmorland Gazette. We’ve also appeared in books such as The Travel Writer’s Way, The Good Web Guide and The Million Door Blog, and Paul has made guest appearances on various podcasts (Gobal Channel’s ‘The Podcast Show‘, the Oceanscape Yachts’ podcast and the Over-Bored podcast).
A Luxury Travel Blog has also appeared in various online publications including The Hotel Edit from Expedia, and on the websites of Aardvark Safaris, Candian Affair, Columbus Direct, Emerald Waterways, Flipkey, Forbes, Hotels Combined, Insight Guides, Intrepid, lastminute.com, Kenwood Travel, Lonely Planet, ROL Cruise, Safari.com Salamander Voyages, Travel.luxury, Tropical Sky, Virgin Holidays and Wendy Wu Tours.
Events and speaking engagements
Paul regularly attends conferences and industry events and, on occasion, participates in speaking engagements. He has been a panellist or speaker discussing the following topics:
‘Attracting the luxury traveller’ at TBEX, Kalamata
‘How to work with influencers post-COVID’ at Arabian Travel Market, Dubai
‘The hidden Tokyo‘ for Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau at World Travel Market, London
‘How to positively change the perception of destinations using the power of social media’ at Arabian Travel Market, Dubai
‘Recovering, growing and sustaining a luxury snowsports brand’ at the virtual LISTEX Luxury event
‘Is the future bright for the luxury snowsports market?’ at the virtual MOTEX event
‘Content Marketing Forum: Success stories and the evolution of content creation’ at PATA Travel Mart in Nursultan, Kazakhstan
‘How to gain a career in digital marketing: tips & recommendations from the pros’ at Arabian Travel Market, Dubai
‘Making the case for Twitter’ at sit-UP – The Social / Influencer Travel Event From TravMedia, London
Member of Press Round Table at Pure Experiences, Marrakech
On the odd occasion, we have also been asked to act as judges, and have been on the judging teams for the best stands at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, for EarthCam‘s most interesting webcams and for ITFFA (the International Tourism Film Festival Africa). A Luxury Travel Blog is also proud to have been an official sponsor forthe inaugural Seven Star Global Luxury Awards, the Boutique Hotel Summit and LISTEX.
Awards and recognition
A Luxury Travel Blog is honoured to have won a variety of awards and been shortlisted for many more.
We are proud to have won…
‘Best Travel Blog’ in the Travelmole Web Awards,
‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine
‘Best Luxury Travel Blog’ in the Paltino Luxury Travel Awards.
‘Best Upscale Tourism Blog’ in the UK Enterprise Awards
We are also delighted to have been shortlisted for…
‘Influencer of the Year’ in the Travmedia Awards
‘Blogger of the Year’ in the Travmedia Awards
‘Best Blogging Veteran‘ in the Teletext Holidays Awards
‘Best Travel Blog’ at Travmedia’s sit-UP Awards
The Vuelio Blog Awards (several times!)
‘Best Company Travel Blog’ in the UK Blog Awards
‘Best Company Lifestyle Blog’ in the UK Blog Awards
Cinnamon Travel Blogger Awards
Viator Travel Awards
And we are humbled by the following recognition…
“One of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” in The Telegraph
#1 in ‘Top 100 travel blogs to check out’ on Feedspot
#1 in ‘Luxury travel blogs UK top 10’ by Cision
#1 in ‘Top 10 UK travel blogs’ on Vuelio
#1 in ‘Top 100 luxury travel blog list’ on Feedspot
#1 in ‘Top 10 UK luxury travel blogs’ on Vuelio
#1 in ‘Top 50 travel blogs’ on Travelocaf
#1 in ‘5 of the best luxury and lifestyle bloggers’ in The City Apartment Book
#1 in list of top travel blogs featured in Airline Miles Experts
#2 in ‘Top 100 travel blogs to follow’ on Nitestay
#3 in top 100 blogs for business travelers on TravelHacker
‘Top 5 luxury travel blogs to follow’ on The Luxe Travel
#5 (#1 for UK and #1 for luxury) in ‘Top 100 travel blogs for serious wanderlust’ on Asher Fergusson
‘8 people with more social influence than large travel brands’ on Social Media Week
‘Top 10 Luxury Lifestyle And Travel Blogs’ on Paramount Business Jets
’10 travel Twitter accounts worth following’ in Paste Magazine
‘Top 10 Travel Blogs – Our Pick of the Best’ on lastminute.com
‘Top 10 luxury travel blogs and online magazines’ on Paradizo
‘Top 10 travel blogs for hedonists’ from blogs.com
‘Top 10 travel advice blog’ on The Book People
‘Ultimate list of travel blogs’ on Top 10 Travel
‘Top luxury travel bloggers to follow’ on Flipkey
‘Twitter’s top luxury travel writers to follow’ in examiner.com
…and many, many more!