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Doug Lansky

Doug Lansky

Keynote Speaker: Award-Winning Travel Writer, World-Travel Expert & Travel Trends Futurist

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Doug Lansky Biography

Doug Lansky has been living abroad and traveling for the last nearly 20 years in over 120 countries. He is the author of 10 books, including 2 for Lonely Planet and 3 for Rough Guides, had a weekly syndicated travel column in over 40 newspapers for five years, hosted a Travel Channel show, served as a correspondent for Public Radio’s Savvy Traveler show, served as travel editor for Scandinavian Airlines inflight magazine for three years and contributed to publications such as National Geographic Traveler, Reader’s Digest, Esquire, Men’s Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Huffington Post and Skift.

On the speaking circuit, Lansky has given acclaimed lectures at nearly 100 universities, spoken to a sold-out audience at National Geographic Headquarters, for the United Nations World’s Tourism Organization, as an after-dinner speaker at corporate events and at both public and industry travel/tourism conferences, at TEDx Stockholm, and set the attendance record for keynote lectures at the 2012 and 2013 ITB Berlin conferences.

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Doug Lansky Speaking Topics

The Art of Miscommunication

There are many people who can tell you how to brand and market your product. Keynote speaker Doug Lansky will show you how not to do it. Based on his best-selling Signspotting book series of hilarious signs and failed marketing photos from around the world, Lansky is able to convert these universally funny images into a powerful takeaway message that illustrates not just the importance of brand protection, but how to do it effectively.

Lost in Translation

Travel writer and keynote speaker Doug Lansky takes an entertaining and insightful look at what happens when national and international tourism marketing goes wrong and how to prevent it. In addition to the failed marketing images, he shares some of the world's worst tourism slogans, worst hotel names, and shows what happens when there's a disconnect between the brochure and the actual experience.

Get Lost:

Get Lost is a fast-paced visual performance on travel - like stand-up comedy, but with a great message. Informative, inspirational and funny. Lansky's lectures at colleges and universities across th US play to packed venues. Through words and images, each World Travel Show presentation brings the audience on an hour-long global odyssey, full of information, lessons and experiences acquired while backpacking across more than 100 countries. What he teaches is useful not just in traveling on semesters abroad or as an impendent traveler, but also in enriching everyday life -- no mater where you go or what you do.

Doug Lansky Videos

Doug Lansky | #SOTIC2023
4 things healthcare needs to learn from tourism | Doug Lansky ...
How to save tourism from itself | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholmSalon

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What topics does Doug Lansky speak about?

Doug Lansky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Adventure, Authors, Travel, News & Media, Outdoor Sports & Recreation and Writing.

Where does Doug Lansky travel from?

Doug Lansky generally travels from Stockholm, Sweden and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Doug Lansky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Adventure Speakers, Authors and Travel. The estimated speaking fee range to book Doug Lansky for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Doug Lansky generally travels from Stockholm, Sweden and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Rick Steves and Robert Ballard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Doug Lansky for an upcoming event.

Doug Lansky Speaking Topics

  • The Art of Miscommunication

    There are many people who can tell you how to brand and market your product. Keynote speaker Doug Lansky will show you how not to do it. Based on his best-selling Signspotting book series of hilarious signs and failed marketing photos from around the world, Lansky is able to convert these universally funny images into a powerful takeaway message that illustrates not just the importance of brand protection, but how to do it effectively.

  • Lost in Translation

    Travel writer and keynote speaker Doug Lansky takes an entertaining and insightful look at what happens when national and international tourism marketing goes wrong and how to prevent it. In addition to the failed marketing images, he shares some of the world's worst tourism slogans, worst hotel names, and shows what happens when there's a disconnect between the brochure and the actual experience.

  • Get Lost:

    Get Lost is a fast-paced visual performance on travel - like stand-up comedy, but with a great message. Informative, inspirational and funny. Lansky's lectures at colleges and universities across th US play to packed venues. Through words and images, each World Travel Show presentation brings the audience on an hour-long global odyssey, full of information, lessons and experiences acquired while backpacking across more than 100 countries. What he teaches is useful not just in traveling on semesters abroad or as an impendent traveler, but also in enriching everyday life -- no mater where you go or what you do.

Doug Lansky Videos

Doug Lansky | #SOTIC2023
4 things healthcare needs to learn from tourism | Doug Lansky ...
How to save tourism from itself | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholmSalon
How to fix travel | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholm
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