TPG loves hearing from writers who are expert travelers, whether they have extensive experience in using points and miles or in certain destinations or sectors of the travel industry. We hope to find and promote emerging, diverse voices in travel and travel rewards.
The site publishes stories about credit card rewards, frequent flyer miles, hotel points, aviation and hotel news, travel industry trends and detailed guides to various destinations and types of travel (family, luxury, budget, etc.).
We are admittedly choosy when it comes to our collaborators. We want you to live the points and miles lifestyle or be an expert when it comes to the content you’re pitching.
Reach out if you’re a great writer and any of the following apply to you:
- You have expert-level advice to share with our readers on points, miles, aviation, hotels or specific destinations and have proven that with published pieces we can read elsewhere.
- You have elite status in a major airline program and know all the hacks to get the best flights and upgrades.
- You’re an aviation enthusiast with insight into airlines and airports.
- You’ve stayed at all the major hotel brands and can offer actionable advice when our readers are picking a hotel loyalty program.
- You’re an expert on credit cards and can write knowledgeably about various rewards programs and the benefits of individual products.
- You focus on a specific type of travel: budget, cruise, family, luxury, safari, solo, baby boomer, etc.
TPG is looking for experts. If you don’t have a specific area of travel expertise or can’t offer context on points, miles or rewards credit cards and how they fit into the travel landscape, we’re likely not a perfect match for each other.
Get familiar with the site and our stories
Before you pitch us ideas, you should have an in-depth understanding of the types of stories we cover and the way they look. If you’re not a TPG reader yet, this is your chance to become one.
Make sure we haven’t covered it before
If you’ve done your homework and become one of our loyal readers, you should have a sense of what we’ve already covered and whether your take will be new or different. Search the site to make sure you’re pitching something new.
TPG looks for stories like these
- We boarded one of the first British Airways ‘maskless’ flights: It didn’t go as planned
- Now with Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+: How to use the Amex Platinum digital entertainment credit
- Global Entry tips: How to avoid waiting for an interview and get TSA PreCheck on your boarding passes
- The frustrating United policy that’s much more punitive than American Airlines’
- Hidden Mickey: Secrets hiding in plain sight at Disney World
- How to snag cruise ship suites for less
- How I’m spending 4 million Hilton Honors points
- 5 lessons I learned after testing positive for coronavirus abroad
- 7 activities in Sydney perfect for travelers who want to stay outdoors
TPG accepts pitches for these topic areas
- Personal experience taking advantage of specific card benefits.
Points and miles
- Elite status (hotels and airlines).
- Bank rewards.
- Maximizing frequent flyer miles or hotel points.
- Lifestyle – content that would be great on weekends.
- Insights into and responses to recent travel industry news or world news that affects travel.
Note: TPG does not assign hotel or airline reviews to freelancers.
TPG’s policy regarding press trips
TPG generally does not accept free press trips and pays its way instead. Freelancers must disclose to their editor if the pitch is a result of free or discounted travel as part of a press trip, familiarization trip or similar. Writers cannot use TPG’s name to confirm a press trip without written authorization from an editor.
TPG staff members and freelancers cannot use their position to get discounted or free travel for their personal trips. Nor can they use their influence to get preferential treatment or access during non-work travel.
If you’d like to write for TPG, tell us a bit about yourself by filling out this form. TPG doesn’t accept pitches until after reviewing a writer’s credentials. Once the team does so – and if we think you’re a fit for TPG – we’ll give you all the information you need to start pitching your story ideas.
After you fill out the form, it may take two to three weeks for us to get back to you. Our team travels often and sometimes we need a little extra time to carefully review applications. Thanks for your patience!