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Testimonials about GoNOMAD Coverage from CVBs and Tourism Boards We’ve Visited

SEEFELD, AUSTRIAcathie arquilla

Reading the article on GoNomad about Seefeld in Austria, we believe Cathie Arquilla is an excellent writer and the coverage for our destinations on the web can be considered as VERY GOOD.

She managed to portrait Seefeld, a Best of The Alps destination, in a special way, where you feel that she enjoyed the stay with us as we did to host her and hopefully that will inspire readers to experience some of the unique places, things to do or just the beautiful nature of this Tyrolean village in the heart of the Alps.

Bernadette Stauder
Tourist Board Seefeld

Tourism IrelandIRELAND

Christopher Ludgate
Christopher Ludgate

Christopher Ludgate was one of a party of seven journalists who took part in a group media trip to Northern Ireland in September 2016 on which I was the Tourism Ireland escort. While on the trip I found Chris to be a complete professional at all times. He was punctual, observant, interested in everything and respectful of all the members of the group and of all the tourism providers we met along the way. His determination to get the best photographs that he could, to interact with everyone he met and to fully take part in all activities was noticed not just by myself but by others

I would have no problem in recommending Chris for any assignment and hope to see him back in Ireland in the near future.

Karen Dermody
Tourism Ireland

paul shoul

Screen Shot 2017 04 24 at 1.08.46 PMCHIBA PREFECTURE, JAPAN

It was excellent to work with Gonomad.com writer Mr Paul Shoul. I do appreciate his enthusiasm in writing about the trip in Tokyo region. Paul is a wonderful photographer–I love his photos as much as his articles. His photos give you-are-there feeling. You would like to eat the food when you see the photo! Paul, thank you so much for your kind cooperation. I am looking forward to the chance I can work with you again! Mariko

Kind regards,
Mariko Matsuda
Chiba Prefecture Tourism, Japan



“I’m writing on behalf of Max Hartshorne, editor of GoNomad.com, to express our delight and surpassed expectations in working with him this past year.

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism hosted Max, along with two other writers, for a 3-day media tour in Bellingham, WA in early March. We found Max to be extremely detail-oriented, pleasant, curious, well-mannered, knowledgeable about many travel and food-related subjects, and very appreciative of our partner businesses and their support. He was also very active on social media and his blogs during and after the tour, and his posts were interesting and positive. Based on our fun and professional experience with Max, we’d recommend other cities, states and countries host him.”

Jacqueline Cartier
Bellingham County Tourism


Hi MaScreen Shot 2017 04 24 at 1.11.56 PMx, Nice to have your news and thanks for sending the link to the article through, we love it! It really looks great and you captured and communicated what we are trying to achieve really well. It was a pleasure for us to have your writers on our trips. We look forward to seeing the rest of the stories. All the best and speak soon

MEET, Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism


Pro Export Colombia

Max is a savvy traveler, who is able to describe his journeys in a fascinating way. he has a great staff and contributors that make GoNomad one of the best sites for travelers seeking information.

Camilo Duque
Leisure Tourism Director at Proexport USA
Colombia’s Tourism Promotion Department


kelty logoPaul Shoul was a welcome addition to our media trip to Costa Rica. He took this opportunity to cover the destination and try our newest gear seriously as he was constantly taking photographs, talking to the locals, and offering valuable feedback about the equipment we featured. His photography really captured the experience and the review he wrote about our Kelty Flyway pack was stellar. Paul was easy to get along with and the group enjoyed his company. His humor, insight, and knowledge of Central American culture helped make the trip a huge success. We’d be glad to host Paul in the future.

Scott Kaier
PR Manager
American REC


atoutfranceMax has traveled with us to France on several press trips and has attended many press events, in connection with my work at Maison de la France. He has always produced very generously, is always excellent with follow up ( providing clips, creating special links, updating how many view a particular article has received)  Max has been a joy to travel with always on time, without complaints.Our partners in France have received great responses from tourists in connection with links and reviews posted on GoNomad.com through Max’s work.

Katherine Johnstone
Presse attache at Maison de la France


montanaIt has been our pleasure not only to host Max, but also freelance journalists that are on assignment for Gonomad.com. We have been impressed by the quality of writers that are connected to GoNomad – they all have been easy to work with and always, always produce great stories as a result of their time in Montana. There is no shortage of websites related to travel; GoNomad is a standout as a site that is user friendly, insightful and honest about the destinations they feature.

Donnie Sexton
Media Relations/Staff Photographer
Montana Tourism Board

Jean Spoljaric

From a travel publicist’s standpoint, Jean Spojaric is a great writer to work with! She is truly a pleasure to bring on press trips, as she is fun, outgoing, appreciative, and seems to genuinely enjoy her time exploring new destinations. She instantly gets along with everyone she meets and is definitely an asset to the group. The stories she’s produced following trips have also been fantastic – she’s included detailed recaps with a variety of images and positioned our destination/hotel clients just as we’d hoped.

lou hammond groupAbbie Strichman
Publicist, Lou Hammond Associates
New York, NY

Write us if you’ve also had a great experience hosting a GoNOMAD writer, and we’ll include your comments here too!

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