So, What makes SavoirThere.com Different?
YOU, NOT ME
I know what you’re expecting to be up here, front and centre – a picture of me.
But I don’t believe this site should be all about me; it should be about you.
I’m travel obsessed (not self-obsessed) so I try to keep the articles on this site focussed on what’s going on in the world around me – not just focussed on me going around the world.
I believe my travels should benefit my readers, inspire them and help them make their own journeys easier and more fulfilling.
I started the site because I love words and I love travel – so those are the things I like to concentrate on here (I do throw a bit of opinion in too).
Really, I’m not a blogger. I know, it seems weird for me to say that here – on a blog.
I’m an experienced print journalist, a travel PR, a tech startup marketer, and a media all-rounder with decades of experience across all forms of media, including newspapers and travel trade press, who also writes a blog.
I’m always thinking about what the reader is looking for from a travel website, as well as how SavoirThere.com fits into today’s ever-changing media landscape.
Most of all, I’m a safe pair of hands who you can trust to represent your brand and deliver a professional service.
That’s what makes SavoirThere.com different.
Words, not numbers
I’m all about words, not numbers, so anything you see here is simply a happy by-product of writing great travel content.
Countries & territories visited: 62
Posts written: 400+
Current Domain Authority: 42
Current Page Authority: 45
Klout score: 64
Social Media followers: 10,000+
Domain Age: 6+ years
Key Reader Age: 25-34
Secondary Reader Age: 35-44
Female Readers: 66%
UK Readers: 47% (followed by USA, Canada and Italy, if you’re curious)
Number of ugly display ads & pop-ups: Zero, and I want to keep it that way
What you need to KNOW
Savoir means ‘To Know’ and that’s no coincidence. I know travel.
I’ve been travelling frequently, often long haul, since the age of 2.
I’m multi-ethnic, and have lived overseas, so I know how destinations can differ at their core.
I have deep connections with multiple destinations – Denmark, Canada, Cambodia and Italy for example – rather than being someone who visited for 48 hours and then calls themselves an expert.
I’ve been spending my own hard earned cash on high end travel experiences for decades, so I know what’s worth paying for and won’t give praise lightly just because I am being hosted.
I’ve written for Media Week and the Travel Trade Gazette, advised Buckingham Palace on how best to work with travel bloggers, and partnered with countless household name brands from Southwest and Easyjet Airlines to Banyan Tree Hotels and Headwater Holidays.
As well as working alongside destinations like Rome, The Philippines and Valencia I’ve spoken at WTM Ski and edited white papers on travel blogging for WTM, as well as being quoted by Rough Guides and La Stampa.
So if you’d like to put your destination, brand, hotel, service or business in front of those looking online for recommendations from a knowledgeable and serious source you’ve come to the right place.
Most SavoirThere.com readers are from high spending countries and are passport-holding nationals meaning they are ready, willing and financially able to buy your travel product or service if it is right for them.
How To work with Savoirthere.com
Many bloggers take on a lot of partnerships and as a result are very busy, with long lead times for content delivery.
I prefer to hand pick very select companies with whom I have a natural alignment and I retain a minimal backlog – meaning I can deliver very high quality content within a short lead time.
I’ll always use my expertise to advise you on the best way to partner with me and offer a variety of options:
- Content creation
- Long term partnerships and sponsorships
- Consultancy and advice on working with bloggers and online media, including speaking opportunities
- Press trips and reviews
- Social media services such as twitter chats
Please note: I like to keep my site genuine and authentic, and while I will consider all commercial partnerships, I do not run generic, pre-written content on my site – I’m a journalist by trade so I’m fussy that way.
Contact me via email hello(at)savoirthere.com to have a chat and I’ll find the best solution for you.
The Hotel Group –
African Hotels and Adventures
Jaillan is clearly a professional journalist/blogger who writes for good reputable publications and knows what she wants to achieve and surpasses the client or host company’s expectations.
We had never worked with online writers and bloggers before, but if they are all as professional as Jaillan Yehia they’re always welcome. The online coverage has been fabulous: current, informative, real and authentic – the blogs and reports from the properties she stayed at and visited were exceptional and we were able to use them to our advantage – and we have been able to use blog posts in our social media channels and websites very successfully.
Making the necessary arrangements to facilitate the visit was absolutely no problem at all – and the on-going communication still continues, much to my absolute amazement and satisfaction.
The experience of working with Savoir There exceeded all expectations – I would work with Jaillan again and would absolutely recommend her to other hotel and travel companies looking to promote their services through PR, online channels and blogging. Diana Howell, Marketing Manager, AHA
The UK Destination
Jaillan is truly professional and a pleasure to work with – from her initial research to ensure she got the most out of her visit, to the inspiring features and stunning images she has produced as a result of it. We would be more than happy to work with Jaillan again, We’re sure she has inspired lots of readers to visit Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate. Tourism Team, Thanet District Council.
The PR agency
Working with Jai on a blogger trip was an absolute pleasure. She was super-organised both before and after, showed genuine interest during the trip and was very proactive in sharing social posts throughout. Not only did she produce an authentic and beautifully visual blog post using her own photography, she also went the extra mile in gaining print coverage on top of that, keeping us up to date every step of the way. Highly recommended! Sophie Everett, Head of PR, Prodo Digital
The Tourist Attraction
Port Lympne & Howletts
Jai was a pleasure to work with and she produced an excellent piece with stunning photographs on her blog. Amanda McCabe, Aspinall Foundation
The print magazine editor
East Kent Lifestyle
Jaillan has been the EKL travel editor for the past five years and her work has never been anything but a pleasure to read and publish. Jaillan’s research and attention to detail is second to none and her ability to translate her experiences into interesting and thought-provoking prose is priceless. Peter Nichols, Editor, EKL
SavoirThere.com Featured Online
As well as being a columnist for Travel Trade Gazette in the past, I am currently a regular contributor to Boutique Travel Blog and ongoing travel features writer for Weather2Travel and have written numerous travel articles online and in print, as well as being interviewed and featured as a travel expert.
Here are some examples:
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Hostelworld – Best Destinations in England
The Wanderlanders – Expat life in Canada
France.fr – Remembrance Tourism in Nord Pas de Calais
Life Is Full Of Adventures – Canadian Favourites From Travel Writers Around The World
True Nomads – 15 Things To Do In Egypt
Teacake Travels – Wander Woman Wednesdays Feature
Response Source – Travel Journalist Profile
Fashion’s On Vacation – Stylish Travel Interview
The Travel Tester – Travel Memories
The Kentishtowner – Turin’s Contemporary Art Scene
Xpat Matt – Zip Lining Like You’ve Never Seen
Huffington Post – 15 Of The Best Travel Photos taken With An iPhone
LateRooms.com – 48 Hours In Cardiff
Round The World Experts – Top Things To Do In Joburg
Hostelbookers – Best Blogs and Blog Posts
Flight Centre – 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong
Flight Centre – Where To Stay In Siem Reap
Flight Centre – Stylish Things To Do In Siem Reap
Flight Centre – Crimson Resort & Spa, The Philippines
Flight Centre – Paradise, Malaysian Style at Pangkor Laut
Flight Centre – Walk The High Line In New York
Flight Centre – Looking For Photographic Freedom in Berlin
Flight Centre – How To Do Dubai Differently
Flight Centre – 3 of the Best European Christmas Markets
Hostelbookers – Forget Hollywood Step Up Cape Town
Hostelbookers – How To See Zurich Without Breaking The Bank