What does it take to become a travel writer? This is a question that many have pondered, but few have been able to find a satisfactory answer for. The reason, of course, is that there are many different paths to becoming a professional, and many different types of travel writers out there. But despite the diversity within this unique career, there are nonetheless a few universals that have contributed to the success of travel writers all across the globe.

So in an effort to find out what some of them might be, HotelClub asked the pros to weigh in on the tools that have helped them achieve success. They got the facts about everything from technology to web resources to travel destinations; and some of the statistics they found might surprise you. For example, would you have guessed that LA, New York, and Paris were voted some of the best places to visit as a travel writer? Or that the majority of travel writers say they just couldn’t get by without their Kindle? Find out what else the survey uncovered in the insightful infographic below.

What Makes A Travel Writer [Infographic]

Research, survey and design was all carried out by HotelClub.com.

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