Velvet Escape in the media

Interviews, profiles and articles featuring Velvet Escape

  • Keith Jenkins interviewed by South Africa’s Mail & Guardian (March 2015)
  • Velvet Escape nominated by USA Today as Best Travel Personality on Twitter and Best Luxury Travel Blog (2014)
  • The wines of Nova Scotia” awarded Best International Blog prize at GoMedia 2013 by the Canadian Tourism Commission (Sept. 2013)
  • Is Plane Talk Dying” post featured on News.com.au.
  • Mentions in The New York Times.

    Mentions in The New York Times.

    Interview in the New York Times about the state of travel blogging (July 2013)

  • Interview in Firmology on “How I Power My Business” (July 2013)
  • Interview with Johnny Jet “Travel Style: Keith Jenkins” (June 2013)
  • Keith-Roca-PremisG-photo

    PremisG! Awards: posing with other winners: Joan and Josep Roca of Celler de Can Roca – the world’s best restaurant.

    Velvet Escape wins the ‘Best Digital Media‘ award from the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board at the PremisG! Awards (Dec. 2012)

  • Keith’s TEDxTalk on Passion. Empowerment. Social Media (Nov. 2012)
  • Mentioned in Panorama Magazine, Italy (Oct. 2012)
  • “Szimpla Farmers Market” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (Oct. 2012)
  • Velvet Escape wins the ‘Best Luxury Travel Blog‘ award at the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards 2012 at Travel Bloggers Unite, Porto (Sept. 2012)
  • Featured in Hindustan Times, India “Discovering Cape Town Through Twitter” (August 2012)
  • Featured in “15 Travel Twitter Accounts to Follow” on Mashable (August 2012)
  • Live interview with Cape Talk, Radio 567 Cape Town (August 2012)
  • Profile on La Repubblica, Italy (July 2012)

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    Profile in La Repubblica, Italy

  • Top Bloggers to Unlock Cape Town“, News24, South Africa (July 2012)
  • Interview with Getaway Magazine, South Africa (July 2012)
  • Interview with Radio Superfly 98.3, Vienna (July 2012)
  • “Ten Things To Do in Valencia” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (July 2012)
  • Interview with Missethoreca – in Dutch (June 2012)
  • “Velvet Escape takes a city break in Valencia” – feature by Valencia City Tourism Board (May 2012)
  • Featured on Missethoreca – Dutch hospitality publication (May 2012)
  • “A Finnish sauna like no other” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (April 2012)
  • “Epic train journey on the Rocky Mountaineer” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (Feb. 2012)
  • Interview with Travergence (Jan. 2012)
  • Velvet Escape voted top-12 Twitter Personalities to Follow in 2012 on Elliott.org (Nov. 2011)
  • “Ten Scenic Golf Courses” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (Nov. 2011)
  • Quoted in Cape Town’s launch of new marketing campaign at WTM (Nov. 2011)
  • Featured Blog on Skyscanner (Nov. 2011)
  • Featured Blog on Working Traveller (Nov. 2011)
  • “Wie man die Krise als Chance Nutzt” on Berufebilder – in German (Oct. 2011)
  • “Ten Things To Do in Hong Kong” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (Oct. 2011)
  • Interview with Go See Write (Oct. 2011)
  • Featured in BBC Travel: Forms of ID – Keith Jenkins(Sept. 2011)

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    Interview on BBC Travel (Sept. 2011)

  • “Istanbul Like a Local” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (Sept. 2011)
  • Featured in National Geographic Intelligent Traveler I Heart My City: Keith’s Amsterdam (August 2011)
  • Mentioned in Frommer’s “How to Use Travel Blogs to Plan Your Trip” (August 2011)
  • 25 Best Travel Blogs by 101 Holidays (August 2011)
  • Featured traveler on GTrot (August 2011)
  • “Ten Unforgettable City Cruises” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (August 2011)
  • Interview with Lash World Tour (July 2011)
  • “The Scenic Costa Brava Coastal Trails” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (July 2011)
  • Included in 100 Best Travel Blogs 2011 list in the Washington Flyer magazine (July 2011)
  • “Ten Things To Do in Asturias” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (July 2011)
  • Interview with Positive World Travel (June 2011)
  • “The Iconic Vespa” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (June 2011)
  • Mentioned in “Ten Europe Blogs You’ll Love” by Traveling Greener (May 2011)
  • “Holland At Its Best” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (May 2011)
  • Costa Brava blog trip featured in Catalan press (May 2011)
  • Featured in TV3 Catalonia Television(May 2011)

    Interview with Catalonia TV3 (May 2011)

  • Featured in Lonely Planet’s “Around The World With 40 Bloggers” ebook, page 82 (May 2011)
  • “Cider-pouring in Asturias” post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (April 2011)
  • Featured in the ‘Heroes’ section of Escape The City (April 2011)
  • Tuscany blog trip featured in La Voce del Serchio newspaper – in Italian (April 2011)
  • Listed in Austin Lehman’s Top-125 Best Travel Blogs (April 2011)
  • Pisa ice-cream post featured in easyjet Holidays (April 2011)
  • Tuscany blog trip featured in La Nazione newspaper – in Italian (March 2011)
  • Featured in Yucatan Holidays’ Ten Travel Tweeters To Follow in 2011 (March 2011)
  • Interview with Global Basecamps (February 2011)
  • National Geographic tweet

    City peaks post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (February 2011)

  • Interview with Clog & Tulips (February 2011)
  • Interview with OrangeSplaash (December 2010)
  • Featured blogger. Interview with World Reviewer (December 2010)
  • smallcarBIGCITY post featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel (December 2010)
  • Featured in article on Blog Trip St. Albans in the Travel Trade Gazette (November 2010)
  • Interview with The Working Traveller (November 2010)
  • Featured in Top 50 Travel Tweeps who are an inspiration to the travel industry (November 2010)
  • Interview with Aly at RedFM (October 2010)
  • In the Footsteps of Velvet Escape (September 2010)
  • Featured travel blogger on Tours4Fun (August 2010)
  • Interview with Enjoy Tanzania (July 2010)
  • How Gloria, a VE guest writer, met 2 tourists in Tuscany with a VE itinerary (July 2010)
  • Featured travel blogger on Isabelles Travel Guide (May 2010)
  • VE gets a mention in Jaunted (April 2010)
  • VE: one of Runaway Juno‘s top Twitter picks (April 2010)
  • VE 2010 picks in Canada’s Globe & Mail newspaper (January 2010)
  • VE chosen as one of Travel Rants‘ favourite travel blogs (December 2009)
  • Photo profile by the Matador Network (November 2009)
  • Interview with Travel Trade Gazette, London (November 2009)
  • Interview with Travel Blog Camp (October 2009)
  • Profile by Journeys Near & Far (October 2009)
  • Interview with A Letter from the Netherlands (August 2009)
  • Interview with Window Seat blog (July 2009)
  • Profile by Brilliant Trips (June 2009)
  • Video interview by Solo Traveler (May 2009)
  • Interview with Splendia Hotels (April 2009)

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