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Doug Lansky

Award-Winning Travel Writer, World-Travel Expert & Travel Trends Futurist

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Doug Lansky is one of America’s foremost experts on budget travel. After nearly twenty years on the road, over 120 countries, five filled passports, four foreign languages and hundreds of the world’s great adventures under his belt, Lansky has a bounty of travel insights.

Lansky, originally from Minnesota, has written a weekly Chicago Tribune-syndicated column for five years that has reached 10 million readers in over 40 newspapers, penned several books, including "Last Trout in Venice", "Up the Amazon without a Paddle," and "Rough Guide to Traveling Around the World." Lansky also served as travel editor for Scandinavian Airlines inflight magazine for three years and has contributed to publications such as National Geographic, Traveler, Readers Digest, Esquire, Men's Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Huffington Post and Skift.

Lansky has edited an award-winning travel-humor anthology, contributed monthly to Public Radio’s flagship travel program, Savvy Traveler and hosted an hour-long travel documentary for the Travel Channel/Discovery Channel and taught journalism at Colorado College. His travels have left him living in Colorado, New York, France, Spain, Holland, Norway, and Sweden—where he currently makes his base camp in Stockholm with his Swedish wife Signe, and their daughter Sienna.

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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  • 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.

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    Booking fees for Doug Lansky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Doug Lansky, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Doug Lansky?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Doug Lansky for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Doug Lansky for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Doug Lansky or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Doug Lansky or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Doug Lansky Biography

Doug Lansky is one of America’s foremost experts on budget travel. After nearly twenty years on the road, over 120 countries, five filled passports, four foreign languages and hundreds of the world’s great adventures under his belt, Lansky has a bounty of travel insights.

Lansky, originally from Minnesota, has written a weekly Chicago Tribune-syndicated column for five years that has reached 10 million readers in over 40 newspapers, penned several books, including "Last Trout in Venice", "Up the Amazon without a Paddle," and "Rough Guide to Traveling Around the World." Lansky also served as travel editor for Scandinavian Airlines inflight magazine for three years and has contributed to publications such as National Geographic, Traveler, Readers Digest, Esquire, Men's Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Huffington Post and Skift.

Lansky has edited an award-winning travel-humor anthology, contributed monthly to Public Radio’s flagship travel program, Savvy Traveler and hosted an hour-long travel documentary for the Travel Channel/Discovery Channel and taught journalism at Colorado College. His travels have left him living in Colorado, New York, France, Spain, Holland, Norway, and Sweden—where he currently makes his base camp in Stockholm with his Swedish wife Signe, and their daughter Sienna.

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.

 

Doug Lansky Videos

  • How to save tourism from itself | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholmSalon
    Doug Lansky is a travel writer turned tourism advisor who works with destinations around the world. He is considered a thought leader in the industry...
  • Inspirational Tourism Warm up by Doug Lansky
    Inspirational Warm Up at NECSTouR and Catalonia Conference "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" Speaker: • Doug Lansky...
  • What Future for Tourism Destinations? Doug Lansky
    Wake up Call at NECSTouR and Catalonia Conference "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" about the Future for Tourism Destinations. ...

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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.

FAQs on booking Doug Lansky

  • How to book Doug Lansky?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Doug Lansky for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Doug Lansky, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Doug Lansky or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Doug Lansky?

    Booking fees for Doug Lansky, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Doug Lansky, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Doug Lansky?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Doug Lansky for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Doug Lansky for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Doug Lansky or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Doug Lansky or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Doug Lansky is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The Art of Miscommunication, Lost in Translation and Get Lost:. The estimated speaking fee range to book Doug Lansky for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Doug Lansky generally travels from StockholmSweden and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Petersen, Rick Steves, Rick Ridgeway, Bear Grylls and Steve Donahue. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Doug Lansky for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Doug Lansky Speaker Videos

  • How to save tourism from itself | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholmSalon
    Doug Lansky is a travel writer turned tourism advisor who works with destinations around the world. He is considered a thought leader in the industry and speaks regularly at travel, hotel, airport,...
    Inspirational Tourism Warm up by Doug Lansky
    Inspirational Warm Up at NECSTouR and Catalonia Conference "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" Speaker: • Doug Lansky International Tourism Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, Travel...
  • What Future for Tourism Destinations? Doug Lansky
    Wake up Call at NECSTouR and Catalonia Conference "Better Places to Live, Better Places to Visit" about the Future for Tourism Destinations. Speaker: • Doug Lansky International Tourism...
    How to fix travel | Doug Lansky | TEDxStockholm
    Travel has improved over the years in some ways, but it has come off the rails in others. It's great that a journey from Europe to the U.S. takes eight hours instead of several weeks in the hull of a...

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.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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