Individual and group press trips

Every year Maximum Exposure organises dozens of press trips on behalf of our tourism and culture clients and partners. Will you be joining us on an adventure this year?

Some of our press trips are linked to special events. We sent TV explorer Levison Wood to Kenya with Journeysmiths to run in the Safaricom Marathon; we run the international media teams for Driving with Zoe classic car rallies; and many trips are scheduled to coincide with new flight routes, hotel openings, or festivals.

On this page you’ll find dates and details for our forthcoming group trips, which we also share on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can also read about our criteria for individual press trips, which take place throughout the year.

Group trips

In 2019, we will be running group press trips in Georgia and in Uzbekistan. We will announce the dates and itineraries here and on social media once they are confirmed.

Uzbekistan: 26 March – 2 April. Download the itinerary here.

The purpose of the trip is to raise the profile of the Savitsky Museum in Nukus, and in particular its search for a new director. The Savitsky Museum houses the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant garde paintings, daringly acquired from “forbidden artists” during the Soviet period.

In addition to the Savitsky Museum, you will visit Uzbekistan’s national collections of fine, contemporary, and applied arts, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Khiva and Samarkand. 

This press trip is for arts and culture journalists only. You will need to be able to confirm a commission with a title on the target media list. Please contact sophie@maximumexposure.co for more details.

Individual trips

Africa Exclusive‘s current push destinations for press trips are Botswana, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. They have a targeted media list, which you can view online here. If you are likely to be able to secure a confirmed story commission with one of the target publications (Tier One if you require international flights; Tier Two if you require accommodation only), please contact us to discuss it further.

Georgia hosts international travel journalists year round. The tourist board will generally support individual press trip requests from journalists with confirmed commissions in national newspapers and high profile travel and lifestyle magazines. Online commissions are sometimes acceptable. Please contact us before you pitch so we can get provisional approval for your outlet.

Journeysmiths‘ current push destinations for press trips are the Arctic, Bhutan, Latin America, Madagascar, and Namibia. They have a targeted media list, which you can view online here. If you are likely to be able to secure a confirmed story commission with one of the target publications (Tier One if you require international flights; Tier Two if you require accommodation only), please contact us to discuss it further.

We are not currently advertising individual press trips for Uzbekistan, but can submit them for consideration on a case by case basis. We will update this page once the tourist board and its partners are offering individual trips as standard.

For press trips with our other clients and partners, please contact us.

“Very happy to be back in Kenya… Thank you to Journeysmiths and Maximum Exposure for making this trip possible, can’t wait to see what’s in store.”

Levison Wood, writing for The Sunday Telegraph