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What we look for

The sharpest writers in travel and lifestyle media, with an eye for what’s in -– those telling unexpected stories and shaping the narrative of contemporary travel. We look for journalists who are:

  • Influential
    You’re an established name at a world-leading publication, or a freelancer with a prolific track record writing for cutting-edge outlets.
  • Editorial
    You discover small, independent travel stories, and amplify what the world needs to hear to influence global opinion.
  • Connected
    You value the power of networking and you’re keen to develop relationships with senior decision makers from contemporary travel’s leading brands.


You’ll get up to:

  • 35 one-on-one appointments with L.E/Miami’s highly curated guest list of contemporary travel brands
  • 3 press activities offering unique Miami story angles
  • 1 bespoke agenda, including full access to our show floor, L.E/Open House events, our legendary lunch programme and two evening networking events
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in one of our partner hotels
  • 1 flight credit from your location

Our media

We host up to 45 of the world’s top journalists from leading travel and lifestyle media publications at each edition of L.E/Miami. Here's a taste of who attends:

2023 Press

There’s more to Miami than "just the beach". Our dynamic media programme delivers exclusive access to a range of experiences, giving you unparalleled destination stories, as well as an exclusive opportunity to solidify your relationships with the industry’s most forward-thinking PR directors. See below a sneak peek at the unique press activities we offered at L.E/Miami 2023.
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sail away to stiltsville

Hosted by GMCVB

The unique and historic Stiltsville – a true Miami icon – is a fascinating cluster of colourful houses built in the middle of Biscayne Bay, with an equally colourful history: think gambling, rum-running and mob-filled, all-night parties in the 1950s.


We can’t take you back in time, but we can let you explore this extraordinary landmark while it’s still standing tall: rising sea levels and other natural disasters mean it may not be around forever.


Only accessible by boat, you’ll hop on for a guided tour, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach. Oh, and for those interested in tracking the elusive “Space Invader” mosaics, you’ll get a perfect view on this intimate tour.

written in the stars 

Hosted by The Standard Spa, Miami Beach

The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a “hotel” and more a spa with guest rooms set amidst peaceful tropical gardens with a hydrotherapy playground that focuses on health and wellness. Bottom line: if you have to go home, you’ll leave feeling better, calmer and more grounded…


Join The Standard’s resident Astrologer, Lori Bell (aka The Good Witch) for a deep look into the cosmos: and what the future is bringing your way based on your personal chart. Enjoy some cocktails and bites afterwards at Lido Bayside Grill, plus take home your very own set of Planet Standard astrology cards to do your own readings at home.


Hosted by GMCVB 

Handle baby alligators and turtles; explore breathtaking sawgrass trails; and discover the rich history of the Everglades from experienced guide Rev. Houston R. Cypress – a poet, environmental activist, ordained minister and founder of Love the Everglades Movement.


Part of the Miccosukee tribe – the original inhabitants of the area – Rev. Houston R. Cypress will take you on a wild airboat ride through its grand open areas, sawgrass trails, hammocks (or tree islands) that have been passed down through generations of the Tigertail family.

coral gables architectural tour

Hosted by GMCVB and the Miami Center of Architecture and Design 

A planned Mediterranean Revival-inspired city just south of Miami, Coral Gables is often dubbed ‘The City Beautiful’. Join this enthralling walking tour to discover why (while catching the city’s signature rays – win-win).


Led by docent Jose Estevez, AIA, longtime South Florida resident and chair of the MCAD Tours Committee, this 90-minute wander will highlight Coral Gables’ most Insta-worthy spots, each with a fascinating story to tell.


Bring your swim gear, gorgeous – if time permits, you’ll have the opportunity to take a dip in legendary landmark (and the only pool on the National Register of Historic Places) the Venetian Pool. The largest freshwater pool in America, it features two waterfalls, grottos and is quite possibly the chicest place to take a swim.

rescuing the reef

Hosted by Kimpton Angler’s South Beach

As part of a “citizen science” effort, Kimpton Angler’s South Beach is helping to re-establish the area’s endangered coral reef population. And now you can be a part of the magic, too.


Dive, snorkel, or stay dry on the boat – the choice is yours – as you discover an underwater world off the shores of Miami Beach. Take in offshore skyline views and (Biscayne Bay’s stunning blue waters) as you enjoy learning while at sea – and tuck into a chef-curated boxed lunch, snacks, and beverages. If you’re diving or snorkelling, all gear will be provided – and if you are pursuing a diving certification, this rescue mission will help count towards any required dive time.

make your mark on wynwood wall

Hosted by Uma House by Yurbban South Beach

Wynwood Walls are perhaps the most iconic art hotspot in Miami. And now, courtesy of Uma House by Yurbban South Beach, prepare to explore the district through fresh eyes…


…in a whistlestop tour that encompasses the area’s lesser known and smaller streets, its fascinating history, and constant evolution as it responds to gentrification. After your art education, you’ll be whisked away to a graffiti masterclass, where you’ll learn a mix of basic and complex skills from a street art pro, from how to hold and handle a spray can to creating a colour gradient.


Creating art is an intense process, so you’ll then head up to the Uma House rooftop for a well-earned sparkling wine, appetisers and live music. Oh, and Uma House will also throw in a free gift to take home, too…

meditation, massage and penthouse poetry

Hosted by 1 Hotel South Beach

Sounds like a dreamy way to spend an afternoon in Miami? You bet – and 1 Hotel South Beach are here to make your dreams reality.


From the relaxing (an intimate soundbowl meditation on the Sky Penthouse terrace, followed by 30-minute massage or facial at the Bamford Spa) to the invigorating (a live poetry performance from The Biscayne Poet) and finishing off with cocktails and light bites at Watr, the hotel’s stunning ocean-view rooftop restaurant, you’re guaranteed a day to remember.


Hosted by GMCVB

Kayaking, but make it aesthetic. Drop any preconceived notions (wobbly boats, school trips) and discover kayaking, the L.E/Miami way – aka a meandering voyage along the Oleta River State Park, home to dolphins, manatees and more.


Once you set off on your guided kayaking tour, you’ll learn the secrets behind the park’s fascinating history, while visiting destinations en route like Sandspur Island and Beach Cove, depending on tides and timings.

sea to table: a spearfishing feast with chef pawan pinisetti 

Hosted by Greystone, SALT Hotels

Instagram sensation and serious spearfishing enthusiast, Pawan Pinisetti is Greystone Hotel’s resident chef. In this enthralling experience, he’ll demonstrate the art of spearfishing…


…a sustainable way to source the catch of the day. You’ll be greeted by Chef Pinisetti, who’ll explain his unique approach to hospitality F&B, before being regaled with fascinating tales of working with local fishermen, viewing and sampling the fresh catch, and finally sitting down to a sumptuous sea-to-table dinner. *Chef’s kiss*


Hosted by Design Hotels

Experience the ancient medicinal powers of tea with Tara Benmeleh, who will perform a meditative tea ceremony in her private home in Miami’s Design District and enlighten us to the city’s emerging tea scene.


After getting centred by the elements, you will learn how Miami became an epicentre for young art collectors from Jack Benmeleh – Chair of the ICA Young Collector’s Board – before heading to a private view of ‘Two of the Same Kind’ at the Craig Robins Collection to learn what one of the Miami’s most influential contemporary collectors considers relevant in 2023.


Hosted by Esme Miami Beach

The Esmé Miami Beach began life in the 1920s as a bohemian colony. Now, it has been fully reimagined for modern day artistes and travellers after undergoing a $40 million renovation, throwing open its doors in November 2021.


During your L.E/Miami experience, you’ll tour Esmé’s Spanish-style paseos, leading up to the hotel’s tranquil rooftop for an afternoon apéritif. Thirst quenched, you’ll then meet the artist behind the hotel’s stunning murals and then enjoy a tour around the interior-design award-winning lobbies.


To finish the immersive experience, you’ll end at El Salón, Esmé’s beloved bar and lounge. While savouring craft cocktails, you’ll taste dishes from The Drexel, Esmé’s Mediterranean culinary concept, created by the famous Mandolin Group. The tasting will be accompanied by a private listening experience with one of the hotel’s resident DJs or performers.

a feast for the eyes (and stomach) on south beach

Hosted by GMCVB

Miami Beach is renowned for having the world’s largest number of Art Deco buildings. But did you know that the city’s world-class culinary landscape is also heavily influenced by art deco design and aesthetics?


Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or just here for the snacks, this guided tour is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with unforgettable memories of Miami’s food scene as you take a sensory stroll through Miami’s vibrant South Beach and its hidden epicurean hangouts.


Your knowledgeable guide will provide you interesting facts about the history and culture of the neighbourhood, as well as insider tips to help you truly experience Miami like a local. Bringing your appetite is a must.

Media Agenda


13 June
09:00 – 13:00
Art Deco Walking Tour with Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) Hosted by GMCVB
09:00 – 13:00
Sangria & Ceramics Hosted by Kimpton Angler’s
12:00 – 17:00
L.E/Open House by The House of Beyond
14:30 – 18:30
Miami Design District Hosted by GMCVB
14:30 – 18:30
Written in the Stars Hosted by The Standard


14 June
13:00 – 14:30
L.E/Miami Official Press Lunch Hosted by W Hotels Worldwide at W South Beach


15 June
09:00 – 13:00
MiamiLand Paradise Hosted by GMCVB
09:00 – 17:30
Option to stay at the Miami Beach Convention Center for a full day of meetings
14:30 – 18:30
Española Way Reimagined Hosted by Esmé
14:30 – 18:30
Cuban Culture & Havana Heritage Hosted by GMCVB
14:30 – 18:30
A Gilded Age Hosted by Mr. C Coconut Grove
20:00 – 22:00
L.E/Miami Official Media Dinner Hosted by Joali


16 June
09:00 – 13:00
Welcome to Stiltsville Hosted by GMCV
09:00 – 17:30
Option to stay at the Miami Beach Convention Center for a full day of meetings
14:30 – 18:30
A Unique Education Hosted by GMCVB
14:30 – 18:30
Art Deco Delights Hosted by Palihouse Miami Beach
14:30 – 18:30
Wynwood Walls Hosted by GMCVB

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