Travel Writing Awards:

•2017 NATJA award for Shifting Sands of Namibia

•2016 NATJA awards for Technology Tsunami, Adventuring Through the Marquesas, and In Flanders Fields.

•2015 NATJA awards for Poppy Power, and Undercover at the Spy Museum.

•2014 TMAC award for Adventure Travel feature, Cheapskate Cruise

•2014 TMAC award for Cheapskate Cruise and Travel Trade feature Attracting Seniors

•2013 TMAC award for Travel Trade article Design Trends

•2013 APEX Award for Excellence in website design Greatest Getaways

•2012 NATJA awards for destination feature "Prague on the Fly" and trade article "Attracting GenY Guests"

•2011 NATJA Awards for destination feature "Amazing Alaska" & Travel Trade article "Design Trends"

•2010 NATJA Award for “Honoring the Sands of Memory”

•2009 Travel Media Association of Canada First Prize, Business Feature: “Unseen Enemies”

•2009 NATJA awards for “Unseen Enemies” and “Family Matters

•2008 TMAC First Prize, Business Feature: “Embracing Diversity”

•2008 NATJA First Prize, Trade Story: “Dog Days of Spa”

•2007 Award of Excellence, “Spa Treatment Trends” in Health, Fitness & Medical Writing category

•2006 NATJA First Prize “Spa Treatment Trends” and Award of Excellence for “Healing Hawaii”

•2005 APEX Award for profile on Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, Spa Business Magazine

•2005 NATJA First Prize for “Green the Bottom Line” trade feature; Award of Excellence for Spa Business profile “The Schau-Larsens”; and for series of specialty package brochures for Echo Valley Ranch & Spa

Greatest Getaways Blog

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Chris McBeath Travel Writer


Travel writer Chris McBeath has worked aboard cruise ships, opened hotels, managed convention centers, marketed spas and spa resorts, and written guide books and travel articles on nearly every aspect of travel. 

This makes Chris an astute observer of the travel experience with an insider’s eye to customer services, comfort and hospitality.

For this reason, Chris is asked regularly to consult to both the hotel and spa industry on operational, design, management and sales issues, and is considered one of the foremost experts in the evolution of the spa wellness movement and what it takes to create a successful spa. 

As an award-winning travel journalist, travel guide, photographer, and spa specialist, Chris McBeath writes for television on travel and spa wellness; for the meetings and conventions sector; for the Internet, and for tourism industry and consumer travel magazines around the world. From exotic locations in Malaysia, Africa, and the Caribbean to sunsets on your own doorstep, Chris McBeath’s travel photography accompanies her travel articles and spa stories on spa resorts around the world.

Through Travelink Publishing Chris publishes guide books, photo books, greeting cards, travel photo postcards, and how-to books on writing, spas, and spiritual questing. The company is currently developing a series of travel videos.

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Professional Associations

Chris is a member of several professional associations including:
Professional Writers Association of Canada
Society of American Travel Writers
•North American Travel Journalists Association
•Travel Media Association of Canada


Bylines include: Adrenaline, African Access, Arkansas Gazette, Association, BellaOnLine, The Canada Travel Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chronicle-Herald, Common Ground, Forsyth News, HolidayMaker, Hospitality, Ignite, Inn Focus, Innkeeping World, InnSpire, London Free Press, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Publican, Pulse, Smart Meetings, Spa Business, Spa Life, Seattle Magazine, Shared Vision, 24-Hours, Time Out Guides, Travel Guides to Canada, TravelWorld, Trips, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Weissman Travel Reports, Where Magazine (columnist), West Ender, and World Hospitality. Through Travelink’s greatestgetaways concept, articles also appear regularly in a network of community newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest, and across Canada.

Travel Books

•Author, various Bindu Itinerary guides: Essential Victoria, Gulf Islands Adventure, Vancouver, San Juan Islands, British Columbia (2016-2018)
•Author, Bindu Essential Victoria, and Essential Vancouver apps (2016/2017)
•Contributor to Fodors: Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises (2016) & Guide to Alaska (2015)
•Co-author, Fodors: Vancouver & Victoria (2017, 2015, 2013)
•Author, SutroWorld Essential Victoria app (2013)
•Co-author, Frommers: British Columbia (2012) ; Frommers: Vancouver & Victoria (2012)
•Author, Frommers expanded Guide Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands (2011/2009)
•Author, Frommers Pocket Guide to Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands (2007)
•Co-author Fodors The Carolinas & Georgia – (2007)
•Author, Dummies Guide to Vancouver & Victoria (2005)
•Co-author Fodors Gold Guide to British Columbia (2006 & 2004)
•Author The Magic of Greater Vancouver, distributed by Raincoast of Canada
•Contributor to Cruise Ships – The Inside Story, published by Collins of Canada and Bon Voyage – the Cruise Traveler’s Passport
•Contributing writer to The Vancouver Book


Portfolio / Client List (partial)
Advantage Travel, Air Transat Holidays, Canadian Tourism Commission, Delta Hotels & Resorts-Whistler, Holiday Inns International, Leading Spas of Canada, Lifestyle Vacations, Resorts to Wellness, Over Canada, Tourism British Columbia, Tourism Richmond, Tourism Vancouver, Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Association, Vancouver Trade & Exhibition Centre

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