When is the Kerala Blog Express 7 scheduled? The Kerala Blog Express 7 is scheduled from May-end to June 2023.
Who can apply? Social media influencers – travel, lifestyle, and food bloggers, photographers, and vloggers.
What are the selection criteria? Participants will be selected based on the nomination, quality of social media content, follower base, etc. Aspiring participants can ask their followers to nominate them on this website.
When will the nominations close? The nominations will close by the end of March 2023.
When and how will I know the result? If you are among the top influencers in the nominations list, you’ll receive a personal email. The complete list of winners will be published on the website.
Can nominated candidates be disqualified? If our team of researchers finds any unfair or unethical practice during the nomination, you’ll be disqualified.
Who can nominate influencers? Anyone with a valid email address can submit a nomination.
How many participants will be selected? A total of 30 participants will be selected. Only one participant will be selected from a country.
Can I bring a spouse/partner/documentation team for this trip? No, we do not allow partners or any others to accompany the participants.
Can I plan the itinerary? You are welcome to suggest places for the trip. We will consider your suggestions while finalizing the itinerary.
What is the duration of the trip? It will be a two-week trip from South to North Kerala.
What are the benefits included in this trip? Airline tickets, food, accommodation and travel throughout Kerala will be borne by Kerala Tourism.
What are the benefits excluded in this trip? Visa expenses, travel insurance and other personal expenses.
Will Kerala Tourism pay for my travel to and from India? Kerala Tourism will reimburse the entire airfare at the end of the road trip.
Will I be provided with an Internet connection? Wi-Fi will be provided in most places. Each participant will be given a data Sim Card.
What am I supposed to do during the trip? As a travel influencer, you can feature Kerala experiences as static posts, videos, reels, stories (tagging Kerala Tourism), etc. Destinations, stay, activities, food and all of your travel experience can be featured. Online engagement through social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Blogs, etc. can be utilized. More information will be shared during the briefing session before the start of the trip.
Will Kerala Tourism provide us with a documentation team? No, each influencer must bring all the equipment needed to document the trip independently.
What is the type of accommodation provided? Your accommodation will be arranged in top-category hotels and resorts across Kerala on a twin-sharing basis.
What is the mode of transport? You will be traveling in a customized luxury coach bus.
Do I get Travel Insurance? You have to take your own insurance for the trip.
Will I be able to go back mid-way through the trip? Although we cannot force you to stay with us, we hope you will be with us till the end of the trip.
I registered last year. Can I do it this year? Yes, you can register; however previous winners cannot participate.