Mark Chesnut


Mark Chesnut is a New York City-based journalist, editor, content producer and public speaker with nearly 20 years of experience covering travel and tourism. The founder and editor of, a website that focuses on travel in Latin America, Chesnut has also written and managed custom content for a variety of travel industry clients, including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, the Mexico Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, Visit Baltimore, Detroit Metro CVB, the U.S. Travel Association, the World Travel & Tourism Council and hotel brands including Hilton and IHG. As a journalist, Chesnut has contributed to media outlets including Caribbean Travel + Life, The Huffington Post, Latin Trade Magazine (where he managed Latin Trade's annual "Best of Travel" awards for three years), Meetings & Conventions Magazine, the Miami Herald, Travel Weekly and TravelAge West. He’s also written for Fodor’s travel guides and the New York Times best-seller "1,000 Places To See Before You Die." Mark has moderated panels and made presentations at the New York Travel Festival, New York Times Travel Show, SAHIC: The South American Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference and the ASTA Global conference, and has hosted online Webinars for clients including CrowdCompass, Cvent, M&C Magazine, the tourism offices for Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island, and Casa de Campo.

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