Exciting New Partnership Announcement

An important part of my work on LandLopers is partnering with destinations and like-minded companies in order to bring you, the reader, interesting and helpful information. Whenever I decide to work with a company or destination, I always weigh the benefits to the site and reader first, rather than enter into an agreement that doesn’t make sense. So far these partnerships have included a wide range or organizations including Jordan, Lufthansa, Lanai and Australia just to name a few. Whenever I decide to work with a new destination or company, it’s with the understanding that I will always provide helpful and honest reviews and information to my readers, regardless of who paid for the trip. I think I’ve done a good job staying true to this, sometimes drawing the ire of agencies or destinations that would prefer I not write negative content. But what is most important to me is being honest and offering fun and engaging content, and that won’t change.

That being said, I am excited to announce a new and slightly different partnership with AMResorts. AMResorts is the provider of sales, marketing and brand management services to five brands of exclusive resort properties in Mexico and the Dominican Republic: Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts; Secrets Resorts & Spas; Dreams Resorts & Spas; Now Resorts & Spas and Sunscape Resorts and Spas.

Rather than just going on and writing about a blog or press trip, this is a different kind of partnership. Depending on how the trial run goes, I will be serving as a brand ambassador for their resorts, experiencing firsthand the properties and nearby activities and sharing that information with you all. I will also be writing posts for the AMResorts blog, adding an independent blogger twist to the site.

I’m extremely excited about this opportunity for a few reasons. First, resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean are terrific getaways for North Americans, Europeans and indeed people around the world. I’ve covered them in the past and I think that the reviews have resonated. If you’re familiar with my site, you know that I’m an active traveler and so I will be exploring the local areas as well to see what’s there and whether or not it makes for a truly great travel destination. True to form, I will highlight the best and worst of the experience so that you may make well informed travel and vacation decisions.

This is somewhat new territory for a travel blogger. I’ve been on many press trips, but the idea of an ongoing relationship is a little different and definitely exciting. The first stage of this social media experiment will start soon. In December I will travel to Dreams Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific side of Mexico. I’ve never visited this part of the country and in addition to the resort, I am excited to explore new territory.

I’m not sure how this will go or how it will be received, but I hope you will follow along as I explore some exciting new properties and destinations.

What do you think of this new partnership?

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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

21 Responses

  1. Jordi

    Way to go Matt, it seems you are helping destinations, travel and hospitality organisations crack their future, blogger review. Your blog’s your baby, a corporate blog is nobody’s.

    J

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  2. Claudia Beatriz

    Matt,

    This is very cool! Congratulations! I am sure you will do great!
    And Congratulations to them, to have picked you. Can’t wait to hear all about the resorts!!!

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  3. Gray

    How exciting for you, Matt!

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  4. Red

    Nice, congrats Matt! AMResorts seems like a stand-up organization, so I look forward to seeing what you think about the properties they represent.

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  5. Michael Hodson

    Congrats. I think this is the way of the future. Hoping to have a couple of these posts of my own coming soon.

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  6. Alex Berger

    Great news, congrats!

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  7. The Roaming Boomers

    Congrats! We look forward to reading of your experiences.

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  8. Fred

    Congrats, Matt! I just spent 5 days at a resort in Cabo and loved it, despite never having been to Mexico before and generally preferring authentic, budget travel.

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks, but authentic doesn’t have to be budget. I haven’t been a budget traveler in a long time, but I think my experiences have been pretty great. 🙂

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  9. Cam

    Nice one Matt!

    Sounds like a win-win situation

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks Cam! I think it’s going to be great

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  10. TACA Regional

    Congratulations! fantastic news for the readers.
    You’ll be welcome to Central America anytime you wish 🙂
    Regards,

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks! I really need to spend some more time in Central and South America. My experience there is pretty light.

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  11. Morgan

    Congratulations Matt – definitely well deserved!

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  12. Matt Long

    Thanks so much everyone! I’m really excited about this great partnership.

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  13. Sabina

    This is so exciting! Good for you 🙂

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks Sabina! Should be an exciting partnership

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  14. Roni Weiss

    If you’re happy, I’m happy. Congrats, buddy.

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  15. joe sylvester

    Good on you Matt. Wishing you continued success from Kauai. A hui hou!!

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    • Matt Long

      Thanks so much Joe, excited to start on the new adventure!

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