Keith Lyons is an award-winning travel writer whose words and pictures have featured in travel articles published around the world.
Originally from New Zealand, he has spent the last dozen years in Asia, developing expertise in covering new developments in travel, eco-tourism, and off-the-beaten-track adventure, specialising in China/Tibet, Myanmar, India, Bali, Australia and New Zealand. He has contributed to travel guidebooks, and books related to China and Myanmar, including the best-selling ‘The Best of Myanmar’, ‘Opening up Hidden Burma’ about an Australian author living in Myanmar, recently nominated for the Myanmar Book Awards, and a travel guide to Yangon.
Keith has been named as one of the top ‘rock-star travel writers’ by travel writing veteran Roy Stevenson, and he features in a new book to be published in 2018. He is a regular contributor to The Travel Magazine and travel trade publication TTR Weekly, as well as Myanmore (Myanmar), GoKunming (China), Thailand News (Thailand), Asia Times, and The Diplomat. He has also written for many inflight magazines, lifestyle publications and websites.
As a social influencer he is one of the TripAdvisor’s top and longest-serving reviewers, with over 850 reviews, read by over 3/4 of a million readers. He is also an administrator of the International Association of Travel Writers.
Keith received awards to study adventure tourism in Australia, to research stories in north-east Asia from the Asia NZ Foundation, and has been writer in residence at Dunk island in Australia, Matiu-Somes island in New Zealand, and in Antarctica. With a background as a journalist, having studied post-graduate in New Zealand, the UK and USA, and having worked for Tourism New Zealand’s story library, and with tourism boards and DMO, he is able to write easy-to-read content for a variety of audiences.
He does not own a selfie stick, but his photos has appeared on the front covers of many newspapers and magazines, and he won a national award for his photography in New Zealand.
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