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Bitten by the Travel Bug

Bitten by the Travel Bug follows one girls solo journey around the world in search of adventure, culture and just a little bit of luxury.

During her travels Nicole has lived and worked in upstate New York teaching radio, lived and worked in London, run with the bulls in Pamplona, and travelled solo through Asia.

Nicole has a double degree in Journalism and Internet Communications, and has worked in the Australian media for 8-years (radio and television).
She is currently working as a freelancer and a social media consultant and blogger liason with a number of brands, including Go Visit Denmark (UK).

Brand Ambassadorships

Microsoft Loop (March ’14 – current) – testing out the latest in Microsoft’s diverse range of products, including products by Nokia and Lenovo.

Shell LoVe Drives (April ’14 – September ’14) – undertaking roadtrips around Australia and curating content for the Shell LoVe Drives website and Bitten by the Travel Bug.

Previous Press Trips

Be A Weekender – Hilton Hotels & Resorts/Hilton Melbourne South Wharf (September ’14)

Townsville Insider & Magnetic Island Race Week – Tourism Queensland/Townsville Enterprise/ProBlogger (August ’14)

Brand USA – Discover America/DMAI Conference (July ’14)

Boeing/Royal Brunei Airlines
– Fly The Dream (June ’14) – engaging in Boeing’s ‘Fly the Dream’ blogger campaign to promote their new 787 Dreamliner. Working alongside Royal Brunei Airlines to promote the airline, their new Boeing Dreamliners, and their through route between Melbourne and London (via. Brunei).

TFE Hotels/Rendezvous Grand Hotel – Auckland Art-cation(June ’14)

Spirit of Tasmania – Melbourne to Hobart with Spirit of Tasmania (June ’14)

Tune Hotels – Launch of Tune Hotels KLIA2 (June ’14)

South Africa Tourism – A Taste of South Africa (May ’14)

Tourism Tasmania – North East Coast Touring Road Trip (March ’14)

Newcastle Gateshead/English Heritage – Hadrian’s Wall Day Tour (March ’14)

Visit Denmark – Wondecool Festival & Independently Planned Trip with the Danish Tourism Board: Vikings, Bikes and What is Hygee? (February ’14)

Visit Stockholm – MATKA Pre-Trip: Stockholm in just one Day (with Viking Lines) (January ’14)

Destination NSW – Sydney and Blue Mountains Food and Culture (December ’13)

Great Southern Rail – Indian Pacific Christmas Train (December ’13)

Changi Airport – Changi Airport Virgin’s campaign (with Nova Radio station) (November ’13)

Tourism Queensland – ProBlogger Popup experience to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (September ’13)

Tourism Emilia-Romagna – Blogville Bologna – (July ’13)

Tourisme Montreal – Montreal Moments: Food and Culture (July ’13)

Ottawa Tourism – Sweet Vs. Spicy Smackdown – (June ’13)

Canada Tourism Commission – Explore Canada – (May-June ’13)

Destination NSW – Sydney 360° experience – Taking part in the launch of the Sydney 360° project which allows participants to virtually experience some of Sydney’s top attractions, all with an ‘adventure’ theme which fits perfect with Bitten by the Travel Bug.
On this trip I also teamed up with Accor Hotels to stay at one of their Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour. (March ’13)

Visit Malaysia – Visit Malaysia Year 2014 launch – 8-day trip to Malaysia, coinciding with the launch of Visit Malaysia Year 2014. Trip included heritage, culture and luxury in Penang, Malaysia’s answer to tropical resort holidays in Pangkor, & luxury accommodation, fine dining and nights out in Kuala Lumpur. Worked with the Eastern & Oriental Hotel group, Malaysia Airlines and Marini’s on 57 in Kuala Lumpur. (January ’13

Tourism ACT/Canberra Tourism – Human Brochure – Getting real people to share their real experiences about a weekend trip to Canberra. On the VIP Culture track, we found there’s more to Canberra than politics and took a look at some of Australia’s most impressive museums, fine dining, boutique stays, and quirky markets. (October ’12)

Tourism Northern Territory/Plus7 – NT Checklist – Trip to the Northern Territory to complete my own ‘checklist’ of experiences in the Red Centre. The list included walking the base of Uluru and a sunrise camel ride, ATV riding at a station, eating camel burgers, glamping and hiking at Kings Canyon, learning about bush tucker and visiting Alice Spring’s hidden secret – their dirt bike tracks! (October ’12)

Edinburgh Festivals – Experiencing the Best of August’s Festivals – August means festivals galore in Edinburgh and this trip involved creating a balanced boutique weekend break, including visiting the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Fringe Festival, Arts Festival and cultural sideshows. Worked with CarHire.co.uk as transportation providers. (Aug ’12)

Various companies – Girls Running with Bulls – self-created press trip for five girls heading to Pamplona, Spain to the San Fermin Festival. Exploring aspects of travel including solo-travel, culture, and female-travel before running with the bulls – an event many of our readers previously believing that it was illegal for females to run. Worked with Roomorama (Pamplona accommodation), Hostelbookers (European accommodation), Eurail, Vayama, and TravelSim. (July ’12)

Visit Winter Park/Fraser Valley – (June ’12)

Visit Sydney – (May ’12)

Japan Tourism/Visit Kyoto – (March ’12)

Visit Brighton – (Jan ’12)

Red Bull MOBILE Scout – (May – September ’11)

Extra Contact Information

Nicole can be contacted by email at nicole@bittenbythetravelbug.com

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