Brian Berusch, founder and publisher of B on Hawaii, has been reporting on trends within the travel, culinary, luxury and lifestyle markets since 1996. Through extensive travels, interaction with key players, the cultivation of business relationships, and an ongoing effort to hone his writing, photography, design and production skills, Berusch has positioned himself as the travel industry's "go-to" guy for all things travel-trend related.
Berusch’s long-term goal for B on Hawaii is to open the lines of communication between travel product sellers, creative industry decision makers, consumers and those with an interest in the lifestyle happenings within the Hawaiian Islands. Certainly not limited to readers within Hawaii, the newsletter and Web site should reflect content that is readable to both those within the various industries that keep Hawaii a unique place to live and visit, as well as incite visitors and locals to demand new and better product offerings. Paradise should not be compromised in any way: This should reflect in the types of experiences we offer to visitors and residents of Hawaii.
Editorial work by Berusch has been seen in Town & Country Travel, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Saveur, Wine Enthusiast, Elite Traveler, Islands, Gotham, L.A. Confidential, Modern Bride, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Hana Hou, Hawaiian Style, Honolulu Magazine, San Diego Magazine, HI Luxury, Modern Luxury Hawaii, Going Places/Malaysia Airlines, En Route, Hospitality Design, American Express’ SkyGuide, Freesurf, Watch Aficionado, Travel Weekly and Travel Agent. Berusch has also edited and written on a project basis for Zagat Survey and National Jeweler, in addition to consultant work with many of America’s top advertising agencies. Berusch has also published more than a dozen photographs in various lifestyle magazines and newspapers. Stories composed by Berusch have been picked up by digital outlets that include MSNBC and CNN.com.
Berusch is the Hawaiian Islands correspondent for Virgin Atlantic Airlines blog as well as Jetsetter.com. He was selected in 2013 as Hawaii's own "Travel Expert" by the producers of NBCs The Today Show. On May 20, 2013 he conversed on-air with host Willie Geist for 4 minutes on the finer points of each Hawaiian Island.
For the better part of two years, Brian hosted Hawai`i's NBC-affiliated "Travel Tuesdays" on-air segment, which covered the ins and outs of global travel during the station's morning show. He has also completed various culinary training initiatives, including workshops at La Mer in Honolulu and Villa San Michele in Fiesole, Italy, in addition to wine training at Frantoio in Mill Valley, California.
Brian Berusch was raised in the suburban hamlet of Chappaqua, N.Y. He has resided in Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; New York, New York; Lugano, Switzerland and Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1996, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature.
PUBLIC APPEARANCE - SPEAKER
Berusch has spoken at various travel industry, PRSA and other such conferences on a wide array of subjects. These include: The Digital Evolution/Revolution, Luxury Travel Publishing, Tools of the Trade, Writing and Editing in Today's Fast-Paced World, and more.
Inquire at Publisher@BonHawaii.com for availability.