Testimonials

Here’s what some of the brands and companies I’ve partnered with are saying about my work:

“We’ve been very impressed with the creative approach to Jessica’s storytelling, especially in capturing such a diverse region as South Australia. The diversity of angles, as well as the number of stories produced, has exceeded our expectations. From only a handful of days of touring in South Australia, we are delighted that Jessica had found many ways to produce thoughtful stories and capture the personalities and companies involved whom she visited. And, we are pleased that she continues to find ways for South Australia to fit in additional story opportunities—even years after she completed the press trip.” -South Australian Tourism Commission

“A through travel professional and intuitive writer – she captures the culture, essence, people and beauty of a destination. Jessie’s been invaluable in sharing her experiences on the many options – from local family owned B&Bs, luxurious over the water villas and all the amazing experiences in between.” -Kristen Bergevin, Vice President Public Relations, Phelps

“We at South African Tourism North America would like to commend Jessica Festa for her extensive media coverage resulting from her participation on our September 2013 press trip highlighting South Africa’s rich and diverse cultural experiences. From exploring Johannesburg’s vibrant urban arts scene at Arts on Main to experiencing an authentic Cape Malay Cooking Safari to visiting the birthplace of humanity at the Cradle of Humankind – Jessica has brought South Africa’s unparalleled offerings to life through her personal recollections on influential media outlets such as BusinessInsider.com, Viator.com, Answers.com, and TravelSquire.com. We are very grateful to Jessica for sharing her journey through South Africa with us, her readers and curious travelers across the country.” -South African Tourism North America

“Hosting Jessica Festa on the Sunshine Coast of BC was not only a pleasure but it resulted in a ton of coverage for our region. In fact I’ve never received as much coverage from one writer in my entire 14-year career in travel media relations! Less then 24 hours after our press trip ended Jessica had already posted her first blog. Her second followed shortly after and then her third and fourth and over the following year they just kept coming. I really appreciate Jessica’s hard work and professionalism and I would host her anywhere, any time!” – Andrea Wickham-Foxwell, My BC Buzz (Sunshine Coast Tourism)

“Jessica was a delight to work with.  During our initial meeting, she listened intently to the key stories about Carlsbad.  Jessica posted her first article almost immediately, and  I have actually lost count of the articles that she has produced for Visit Carlsbad.  We are very pleased with the work that Jessica did for us, and I am very happy to recommend her.” – Frankie Laney, Visit Carlsbad (California)

“Jessica Festa was a delight to host in the Hocking Hills region.  She produced engaging stories from inventive angles.  She truly captured the essence of Hocking Hills in her posts.” – Jamie Wright, Weirick Communications Rep for Ohio Tourism

“We are thrilled to have had Jessie in Albuquerque last year. She really took the time to explore the destination, uncovering new story angles and taking beautiful photos to share with her readers. Her inquisitive nature naturally allows for a high quality of writing, and we’ve used several quotes from her articles in marketing promotions for the destination. Jessie continues to produce articles for us, and keeps in touch with new ideas to pitch to her editors. She works very hard and it pays off on both ends – our partners have been extremely grateful for the coverage that she continues to generate on Albuquerque.”  – Kelly Ryan, Albuquerque Tourism (It’s A Trip)

“Jessica Festa was a true pleasure to work with. She is extremely responsive, open and thorough. From the variety to the quality of material produced, my client couldn’t have been happier.” – Shannon Overholser, PR Rep for Saint Lucia Tourism