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Travel Inspiration 360’s Press & Media

You would have noticed that as a Travel Blogger or I would prefer the word “Writer”, I don’t take myself seriously in terms of writing my articles. The way my Travel Writing leans towards the unorthodox side of me. Since I started Travel Inspiration 360, there’s a lot of kind readers as well as corporate companies approached me for collaborations, press trips and featured articles. As I am juggling between my work and at the same time do a bit of travel writing here and there as well which stops me from selling myself on the street. haha But hey, it works for me and I really enjoy it doing it. 🙂

Here are the Press & Media appearance, publications and collaborations. 🙂

Travel Inspiration 360

Dear great readers, my name is Keith and I’m from the beautiful city of Singapore! Boring as it sounds, I always try not to be as boring as the country I am from! haha opps. Anyway, I am a Singapore Travel Writer and Photographer! 🙂

Where should I start talking about myself? Perhaps start with my life values? I am a person driven by 5 values in life:

Family, Spiritual, Friends, Traveling & Work

Read More: http://www.travelinspiration360.com/about/

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In the past, I thought my dad is the person in my life who made me curious about the world but I am the one who pursued the travel passion! I was wrong! In fact, my dad was the one who passed his travel passion and bug to me. After traveling to many amazing places, one random fine day in 2012, I went to dig out some of his past travel photos, because I miss him very much.

I had a panic attack when I flipped through my dad’s nostalgic traveling photo albums…

Read More: http://www.travelinspiration360.com/my-dedication

Family at Taruko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan

Family at Taruko National Park, Hualien, Taiwan

What exactly is KJS?

Well, KJS is directly derived from the acronyms of Keith Jump Shot! haha So, most of you should be able to get an idea what KJS is right now. 🙂

Read More: http://www.travelinspiration360.com/my-kjs

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I am crazily obsessed with flags and I love countries, flags and maps! haha So, when I travel around the world, one of my favourite hobby which I indulge is the collection of flag badges! 🙂

When I was young, I used to collect a lot of erasers featuring country flags, when some of the countries were not available, I will draw my own at the back of the eraser! haha Now, amazingly I still have them! Looking kinda rusty and antique! haha

For now, I am collecting the world flag badges! 🙂 Well, let me show you my collections! I just simply love them! 🙂

Read More: http://www.travelinspiration360.com/countries-visited

My Flags Collection

My Flags Collection

Areas Visited

The Magnificent Africa 9%
The Magical Asia 50%
The Stunning Europe 52%
The Wonderful Middle East 33%
The Charming North America 17%
The Sensational Oceania 14%
The Alluring South America 75%

Project Partnering

  • Project: European Development Days, Brussels, Belgium
  • Organiser: European Commission, International Cooperation and Development Department.
  • The European Commission partner with Travel Inspiration 360 on #Faces2Hearts travel blogging project. This project ended on the 2 days European Development Days on the 5 and 6 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • During the 2 days, Travel Inspiration 360 supported the events via sharing tips on travel blogging, stories telling and also inspiring many travel writers about the journey of travel blogging.
  • Keith also handles the Instagram Stories aka Instastories and initiated a giveaway contest live on 6 June 2018 (2nd day of the EDD) on @EuropeAid account.
  • Keith delivered a presentation on his journey to be a Travel Blogger/Writer and sharing tips on how to become one.
  • Project: Faces2Heart, Worldwide Travel Blogging Competition
  • Organiser: European Commission, International Cooperation and Development Department. (Project funded by European Union)
  • Faces2Hearts is a worldwide blogging experience that will take 4 young people on a 5-month journey across 3 continents. They will discover projects that change peoples’ lives for the better, supported by the EU. And they will reveal the often unreported stories of the fascinating people they meet – stories of positive change and hope.
  • The bloggers will go beyond faces or stereotypes to reveal compelling stories to the world, stories of positive change, often unreported, stories inspired by projects funded by the European Union: the largest development donor in the world.
  • Keith Yuen will be sharing his knowledge, experiences and inspiring change to the 4 young travellers on the #Faces2Heart worldwide blogging competition. Leveraging on this platform to inspire young minds, in bringing the world closer through travel blogging.
  • Project: European Commision launches the #SheisWe Campaign
  • Organiser: European Commission, International Cooperation and Development Department.
  • #SheisWe is an global online campaign to promote the positive role of women in development. The campaign shows that when women are trusted and invested in, there are benefits for all of us. The #SheisWe campaign emphasises stories of people everywhere in the world, and engages renowned personalities, activists, and members of the development community.
  • Many personalities have joined the campaign as She is We ambassadors, including: businesswoman Maria Eitel, singer and politician Youssou N’Dour, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Leymah Gbowee, abolitionist Grace Forrest, activist Ela Bhatt, and the founder of Womanity Yann Borgstedt.
  • Travel Inspiration 360 has a honour to be part of this #SheisWe message.

Awards

  • Media: TallyPress Media
  • Award: Singapore’s Top 10 Travel Blogger (Ranked 1)
  • TallyPress is an online media discovering hidden gems around Malaysia and Singapore. An online contest was put up for online voters to vote for their favourite Singapore’s Top 10 Travel Bloggers. Travel Inspiration 360 emerged as Number 1, in the category Singapore Travel Blogger on 14 March 2017.
  • Media: Feedspot
  • Award: Singapore’s Top 30 Travel Blogs
  • Feedspot, a content reader built especially for power users who want to save time and read all content in one place. They select the Best Singapore Travel blogs from thousands of top Singapore Travel blogs in their index using search and social metrics. Data will be refreshed once a week.These blogs are selected based on following criteriaGoogle reputation and Google search ranking
    Influence and popularity on Facebook, and twitter
    Quality and consistency of posts.
    Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review
  • Media: Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Award: Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards
  • The Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards recognises exceptional achievement in a variety of endeavours, acknowledging and rewarding the very best that the Asia Pacific’s travel industry has to offer. The winning projects set industry standards for excellence and innovation, serving as examples for others to follow.
  • In addition to the 31 Gold Awards, PATA will present up to four Grand Awards for best of show entries in the following broad categories: Environment, Education and Training, Heritage and Culture and Marketing Campaign.
  • All award recipients will be honoured at the PATA Gold Awards Lunch and Presentation on September 14, during the 2018 PATA Travel Mart, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), Langkawi, Malaysia. They will also be on display at the Mart for all delegates to enjoy.
  • Travel Inspiration 360’s article on 10 Reasons Why The Taaras Resort In Redang Island, Malaysia Should Be Your Next Vacation is proudly nominated by Berjaya Corporation Berhad as one of the PATA Gold Awards nominees. This award will be announced on the 14 September 2018 in the 2018 PATA Travel Mart, Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC), Langkawi, Malaysia.

Press/Media Trips

  • Trip: Spain Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Blogger Familiarization Trip to Spain
  • Destination: Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Malaga, Ronda, Seville, Caceres, Salamanca, Spain
  • Invited by the Cathay Pacific Airways and Spain Tourism Board, for discovering the hidden gem of Spain via Cathay Pacific Airways Business Class and Lounges.
Turkish Airlines
  • Trip: International Press Conference (Istanbul) & Press Trip (East Europe)
  • Destination: Istanbul & East Europe
  • Invited by the Turkish Airlines and Turkish Government for the International Tourism Press Conference in Istanbul and subsequently for press trip in East Europe via Turkish Airlines Business Class Suites.
  • Trip: Discovery Trip to New Zealand, sponsor by Air New Zealand
  • Destination: Auckland & Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Joint invitation Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand, and The Ride Side (Ski) to discover New Zealand and experience an adventure of a lifetime! Proudly sponsored by Relaxing Journey to discover the beautiful North Islands such as Waitomo Caves, the Mauri culture and volcanic scenic of Rotorua, the movie set of Hobbiton, and experience the city life of Auckland. Not forgetting the self-drive (solo) adventure in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the South Island, New Zealand, and check out more amazing places such as Milford Sound and etc…
  • Trip: Review of Swiss International Airlines Business Class Services
  • Destination: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Swiss International Airlines invited Travel Inspiration 360 to do a review for the airline’s Business Class Services and Lounge Services. Including engagement with the pilots, crew members and their premium Swissness throne seats.
Casio Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Trip: Product Familiarisation Trip – Casio Exilim EX-FR100
  • Destination: Bali, Indonesia
  • Casio Singapore organised a product familiarisation trip to Bali Indonesia for their new Casio Exilim EX-FR100 adventurous camera. Keith provides his insight review of the camera based on his perspectives of a traveller’s point of view.
  • Trip: Spain Tourism Board and Cathay Pacific Blogger Familiarization Trip to Spain
  • Destination: Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Malaga, Ronda, Seville, Caceres, Salamanca, Spain
  • Invited by the Cathay Pacific Airways and Spain Tourism Board for a discovering adventure to a few off beaten destinations in Spain via Cathay Pacific Airways Business Class and Lounges.
Ministry of Tourism Republic of Indonesia
  • Trip: Press Trips – Trip of Wonders 2016
  • Destination: Makassar – Lombok – Bangyuwangi – Bandung
  • The Ministry of Tourism Indonesia promotes Wonderful Indonesia 2016, hosted by the Ministry, Keith experienced a journey of a lifetime to the various part of Indonesia. Starting from Makassar City from Sulawesi, immersed in the beauty of Kodingareng KeKe Islands, explore the Bantimurung National Park with waterfall and caves, the magical and cultural of Lombok, swimming with the sea turtles in Gili Islands, conquered the majestic Kawah Ijen and caught the mystical blue flame, experience the cultural villages in Bandung and many more.
  • Trip: Discovery Trip to New Zealand, Media Pass Issued by Tourism New Zealand
  • Destination: Auckland & Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Joint invitation Air New Zealand, Tourism New Zealand, and The Ride Side (Ski) to discover New Zealand and experience an adventure of a lifetime! Proudly sponsored by Relaxing Journey to discover the beautiful North Islands such as Waitomo Caves, the Mauri culture and volcanic scenic of Rotorua, the movie set of Hobbiton, and experience the city life of Auckland. Not forgetting the self-drive (solo) adventure in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the South Island, New Zealand, and check out more amazing places such as Milford Sound and etc…
Turkish Airlines
  • Trip: MAI Familiarization Trip
  • Destination: Yangon & Hpa An (Pa An), Myanmar
  • Invited by the Myanmar Airways for the Agents’ Fam Trip to Yangon and Hpa An on the new tourist destination by Myanmar Government. (To be updated soon!)
  • Trip: Taaras Resort
  • Destination: Redang Island, Malaysia
  • Invited by the Taaras Resort for the Media Trip to Redang Island to witness the signing of new air transport between Berjaya Corporation Berhad and Prima Air partnership deal to provide chartered flights between Subang Airport and Redang Island. Also, to experience the 5 star services provided by Taaras Resort.
  • Trip: Victorinox Swiss Army & Berjaya Tioman Resort Media Trip
  • Destination: Tioman Island, Malaysia
  • Invited by the Berjaya Tioman Resort and Victorinox Swiss Army for the Media Trip to Tioman Island to discover the beauty of diving paradise in Tioman Island. Also, to participate in the part of conservancy effort organised by Berjaya Tioman, supported by Victorinox Swiss Army and Udive to plant the coral tables in the underwater of Tioman Island.
  • Trip: Berjaya Tioman Resort
  • Destination: Tioman Island, Malaysia
  • Invited by the Berjaya Tioman for the Media Trip to Tioman Island to participate the cultural night organised by Berjaya Tioman Resort. Understand the cultural and traditions offer by the local community on Tioman Island. Also, participate the Tioman Island Clean-up Day, which is the initiative of Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, an informal get-together among the diving community interested in cleaning up the reefs and surrounding area, Tioman Island Clean-up Day has now evolved into a full-on Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
  • Trip: Berjaya Langkawi Resort
  • Destination: Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
  • Invited by the Berjaya Langkawi for the Media Trip to the beautiful Langkawi Island to promote the destination tourism and Berjaya Langkawi Resort facilities and featured over YouTube, Facebook and Instagram Video!
  • Trip: W Singapore Sentosa Cove
  • Destination: W Singapore Sentosa Cove @ Sentosa Island, Singapore
  • In collaboration with Trip.com, first time ever Staycation in Singapore with W Singapore Sentosa Cove to provide the luxurious hotel services review to our readers. W Singapore has generously provided two additional rooms to do a giveaway contest on Travel Inspiration 360 social media platform, and a simple game on Instagram Live Programme. This collaboration received high engagement over Travel Inspiration 360 and the partners social media.
  • Trip: Kandima Maldives InstaWeekend2018
  • Destination: Kandima Maldives
  • Kandima Maldives is a new addition to the beautiful Maldives islands. It is the same paradise island, with dreamy beaches and turqoise water that you could ever imagine. It is not just a place for honeymooners, not showy and exclusive, not boring but a place for everybody.
  • In partnership with Travel Inspiration 360, Keith was invited to join the InstaWeekend2018 to promote Kandima Maldives as the next beach destinations in Maldives. This collaboration has steered many interest and bookings from Travel Inspiration 360’s Instagram posts.
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  • Trip: Press Trips – Journey to the Sahara Desert
  • Destination: Marrakesh to the Sahara Desert, Morocco
  • The Moroccan National Tourism Office promotes Visit Morocco 2016, partnering with Ligne D’Aventure Morocco Tours, Keith experienced a journey of a lifetime to the Sahara Desert. The ancient perilous Trans-Saharan Trade route, provides a dynamic change in terrain every hourly gave a sensational treat to travellers!

Guest Appearances/Interviews

  • Interview: Hello Singapore (狮城有约) – Mandarin Programme
  • Topic: River Cruises Around The World (世界各地的水上风情)
  • Mediacorp Channel 8 has invited Keith Yuen to the Hello Singapore programme segment on “River Cruises Around The World”, hosted by Singapore famous TV hosts, Guo Liang and You Yi. Keith shares his travel experiences on the different river cruises around the world, mainly on Cambodia (Asia), Argentina (South America), Zimbabwe (Africa) and Oman (Middle East)!
Mediacorp Radio 938 Live FM
  • Interview: The Culture Cafe: Boarding Pass with Keith Yuen
  • Topic: The Great Continent of Africa
  • Mediacorp Radio 938 Live DJ Daphne Lim and Angela Lim invited Keith to their programme – The Culture Cafe: Boarding Pass with Keith Yuen, travel blogger at Travel Inspiration 360. Keith shares his travel tales and tips of the great continent of Africa!
  • Interview: Hello Singapore (狮城有约) – Mandarin Programme
  • Topic: New Travel Destinations in 2018 (另类的旅行方式)
  • Mediacorp Channel 8 has invited Keith Yuen to the Hello Singapore programme segment on “New Travel Destinations in 2018”, hosted by Singapore famous TV hosts, Guo Liang and You Yi. Keith shares his travel experiences on the different countries around the world, mainly on Ukraine (Chernobyl Experience) and Canada!
  • Interview: Frontline (Mandarin)
  • Topic: Singaporean Travellers & Travel Writers Documentary
  • Mediacorp Frontline features 3 Singaporean travellers who travelled extensively to exotic countries around the world. Mediacorp’s Frontline programme is a Mandarin Documentary that features Travel Inspiration 360’s inspiring stories and Keith’s travel tales. Including finding out his life stories, how he embarked on traveling and setting up Travel Inspiration 360.
  • Programme Air on 22 June 2018, 8.30pm on Channel 8, Singapore Mediacorp Television.
  • Topic: Travel Destinations in 2018
  • Mediacorp Radio Love 972 [email protected] Live outdoor programme at Suntec City, with famous DJ Wendy Zheng Xiaoying and Mary Bukoh, has a fun afternoon discussing travelling and destinations. Keith shares his experiences as travel blogger and many other traveling tales and stories.
  • Interview: Hello Singapore (狮城有约) – Mandarin Programme
  • Topic: Overseas Driving Safety (海外自驾游需要注意什么)
  • Mediacorp Channel 8 has invited Keith Yuen to the Hello Singapore programme segment on “Overseas Driving Safety”, hosted by Singapore famous TV hosts, Jeffrey Low and Qinkai. Keith shares his travel experiences on the different countries around the world, mainly on Spain, United Kingdom and Australia!
National Library Board Singapore
  • Interview: National Library Arts Conversation – Travel.Shoot.Blog
  • Topic: Literary Art, Booking Writing, Travelogues, Travel Tips & Travel Blogging
  • National Library Board has organised and invited Keith to their programme – National Library Arts Conversation “Travel.Shoot.Blog.” Keith shares and discuss about his travel tales, tips, literacy art, booking writing and blogging tips.
Taiwan EBC News 东森新闻
  • Interview: Taiwan EBC News (东森新闻) Interview Session
  • Topic: Turkish Coffee & Current Situation in Turkey 2016 (During 3 months state of emergency after the failed coup attempt)
  • Taiwan EBC News discuss the current situation in Turkey after the failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016. Visited Istanbul during the 3 months state of emergency, EBC News did 3 interviews (one in English and two in Mandarin) on the current situation in Turkey and features the Turkish Coffee and Turkish delights in the Travel segment.
  • Interview: Bernama News (Malaysia)
  • Topic: Malam Tradisi, Tioman Island Culture Night organised by Berjaya Group
  • A report in the Malay language by Bernama News, Malaysia on a traditional culture night on Tioman Island, organised by Berjaya Group.

Brands & Products Collaborations

  • Brand/Product: Singapore Changi International Airport’s IShopChangi
  • Collaboration: Showcasing IShopChangi Duty Free IShopping Services
  • IShopChangi collaborated with Travel Inspiration 360 on featuring IShopChangi’s internet shopping services on duty free products.
  • Brand/Product: Solvil Et Titus
  • Collaboration: Solvil Et Titus Winter Collection
  • Solvil Et Titus sponsored a Solvil Et Titus winter special edition watch for Travel Inspiration 360. In returned, Keith did a couple of Instagram posts and Instastories to thank the kind gesture of City Chain Group.
  • Brand/Product: Cabeau
  • Collaboration: Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow
  • Cabeau collaborated with Travel Inspiration 360 to promote the premium evolutionary travel pillow.
  • Brand/Product: BOIA Pte Ltd
  • Collaboration: BOIA Servics on travel products
  • BOIA Pte Ltd collaborated with Travel Inspiration 360 on promoting BOIA Pte Ltd’s imported travel products, based on social media outreach and two Social Media giveaways contest.
  • Brand/Product: Cabin Zero
  • Collaboration: Cabin Zero 44L Cabin Size Backpack
  • Cabin Zero collaborated with Travel Inspiration 360 to promote the multi-functional cabin backpacks from Cabin Zero.
  • Brand/Product: Gaston Luga
  • Collaboration: Gaston Luga’s Premium Backpack
  • Gaston Luga collaborated with Travel Inspiration 360 to promote its premium backpack.

Featured Articles

Tripzilla Magazine
  • Features: 4 Featured Articles
  • Topic: Various
  • Tripzilla featured author, featuring various articles from Keith Yuen’s Travel Inspiration 360 travel articles.
The Huffington Post
  • Features: One of the top influencer in South East Asia
  • Topic: 18 South East Asian Instagram Influencer You Should Follow
  • Huffington Post featured 18 top South East Asian social media influencer
Credit Donkey
  • Features: One of the top influencer and solo travel blog
  • Topic: Best Solo Travel Blog
  • CreditDonkey featured Travel Inspiration 360 as one of the top influencer and solo travel blog in the world, where they find quality articles and travel tips for readers.
Kaler Kantho
  • Topic: Current Situation in Turkey
  • Kaler Kantho Bangla Newspaper Bangladesh lifted some quotes and a photo as the cover photo for the print newspaper article and e-article! Article content is on the current situation in Turkey, during the 3 months state of emergency, after the failed coup attempt on the 15 July 2016.
  • Features: Singapore’s Top 10 Travel Bloggers (Special Featured for Top Travel Blogger Segment)
  • Topic: Special Featured Writeup
  • TallyPress’ special feature coverage for Keith Yuen, as Travel Inspiration 360 won the online voting contest and emerged as the Singapore’s Top Travel Blogger segment.
Out of Town Blog
  • Features: Featured Traveller
  • Topic: Traveling Insights & Interviews
  • Out of Town Blog featured Keith Yuen as one of the featured traveller! There are travel insights, tips and some personal interview questions.
Hippo Network
  • Features: One of The Most Popular Bloggers in 2015
  • Topic: List of most popular bloggers in 2015
  • Hippo Network features the list covering some of the popular or “celebrity” bloggers that are well-known in Singapore.
From A Traveller
  • Features: Featured Traveller
  • Topic: Passion for Travelling, Travelling Values and Tips
  • From A Traveller’s Desk features Keith Yuen as a featured traveller, Keith shares his passion for travelling including some tips and values in traveling.
Sun Star News
  • Features: Featured Article in the News
  • Topic: Stereotype of Filipinos
  • The Sun Star News from Philippines featured Keith Yuen’s controversial article on the Stereotypes of Philippines and Filipinos.
The Next Escape
  • Features: Featured Travellers
  • Topic: Trolling a country for social media tools
  • The writer of The Next Escape attempted a challenge on a controversial topic “Trolling a country for social media tools, gathered opinion from various travellers and articulate in this daring article.
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