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TESTIMONIALS

Here's what tourism professionals have to say about working with Meg:

Meg visited Estonia some years ago as a travel writer and the result of that trip was a long long list of great articles.These were not the "typical" ones which state how nice country Estonia is. Instead, Meg finds the unique, interesting angles for her stories and really does her homework very well. She is definitely someone with a point of view and experience on cultural tourism. Her style and ability to connect with people results in editorial content that is compelling in a very unique way.
Kristiina Ojamaa, Destination Manager at Enterprise Estonia

Meg visited the city of Ponce in the southern coast of Puerto Rico looking for our traditional craftsmen and their work. We introduced her to our saints carvers and mask makers. She had excellent rapport with our beloved artisans and she was one of the last people to document the work of matriarch Santia Orta who sadly passed away shortly after the interview. She was courteous with the people she interviewed and she was able to make them open up to her with detailed anecdotes and memories. Working with her was a real pleasure and we can’t wait to welcome her again in Ponce real soon.
Carmen “Carmucha” Martinez Aja, Director of Protocol at Municipio de Ponce, Puerto Rico

I have consistently been impressed by Meg’s in­depth interview and writing skills. Meg has a knack for choosing interesting and impressive subjects who reflect the various facets being an authentic traveler. She gets to the heart of their inspiration in an easy, engaging manner through a series of well­researched and insightful questions. She is a traveler in the truest sense of the word, traveling the world and seeking out experiences that get her closer to the local culture. As a results, we brought her on to write travel features in addition to Q&As. Meg is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to seeing more from her.
Sarika Chawla, Senior Account Executive at Myriad Travel Marketing

As a destination media representative I have enjoyed the satisfaction of collaborating with highly­productive journalist Meg Pier in both print and online media. She is efficient in requesting and utilizing information provided. She delves deep into the destination, its nuances, and specific topics she covers with enthusiasm, insight and accuracy. For example, her expert and delightful articles on the esoteric performing arts of flamenco and its luminaries are valuable to travel marketers and to her readers.
Frank Shiell, Principal, Frank Shiell Communications

I have worked with Meg Pier on her Scotland travel assignments.She listens intently and has an ability to engage and connect with many people, drawing out meaningful insights and often deeply personal experiences. She has a genuine curiosity about a country’s history, culture, character and landscapes. She is very widely travelled and open to experiences.She has a great appreciation for big picture and a great eye for spotting compelling colorful details – especially in her photography. She demonstrates great commitment to accuracy in all her writing. She has the ability to effectively convey both the essence and nuances of a place – both through her writing and her passion for photography.
Johanna Campbell, Scottish Tourism Solutions

As Director at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh I have been witness at first hand to Meg Pier’s conscientious research and her capacity to respond creatively devising new reflections and narratives of our time, based on old roots. I believe Meg Pier to be a first rate communicator with excellent media credentials - a storyteller of our time. She also has a good ability to relate to people and to draw the best from all those she approaches and engages with.
Dr Donald Smith, Director, Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

I have worked with Meg Pier on her travel assignment in Slovenia. I know her as one of the most curious travel writers, with a great interest in our country and traditions. It was a pleasure to work with her and help her find unique stories and individuals in Slovenia. I loved her stories!                                      Masa Puklavec, Public Relations Manager, Slovenian Tourist Board