TBEX '15 North America


October 28-30, 2015

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Visit Florida

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VISIT FLORIDA is the tourism marketing corporation for the state of Florida. Our official media relations site is a resource for media and travel journalists, providing public relations and corporate communications services, including:
  • Recent Florida tourism news and updates
  • Story ideas, press releases and original content
  • Connections to statewide industry and destination PR representatives
  • Assistance on media visits for qualified media
  • Interviews with executive staff for travel or business assignments
  • Editorial Images and videos
  • Information about our annual desk side appointments in-market with Florida tourism representatives
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Philippines Tourism Promotions Board

Philippines Tourism Promotions Board

VIEW PROFILE The Tourism Promotions Board – is the marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Tourism tasked to formulate and implement an integrated domestic and international advertising and promotions program.  The TPB is a corporate body created thru the Tourism Act of 2009, mandated to market and promote the country both locally and to the world as a major global tourism destination highlighting the product’s uniqueness and assisting the development of its tourism products and services, with the end in view of increasing tourist arrivals and tourism investment. Additionally, the TPB shall market the Philippines as a major Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in Asia, taking charge of attracting, promoting, facilitating, and servicing large-scale events, international fairs and conventions, congresses, sports competitions, expositions and the like. It shall likewise ensure the regular local and international advertisements of the country’s major tourism destinations and other tourism products, including Tourism Enterprise Zones (TEZs). It may also provide incentives to travel agencies, tour operators, wholesalers and investors abroad capable of drawing a sizeable number of tourists and tourism investments to the country. Starting in 1973 as the Philippine Convention Bureau (PCB) and renamed as the Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation (PCVC) in 1986, the organization supports sustainable national development thru sustainable tourism development, cultural awakening, countryside development, environmental conservation, investment generation, foreign exchange generation, employment creation and poverty alleviation.  These processes have been institutionalized thru interrelationships established with the Local Government Units, DOT Regional Offices, DOT Foreign Offices, Tourism Coordinating Council, and Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA). The TPB is driven by a passionate workforce under outstanding leaders who emphasize the need for a well-balanced work-life.  The result is an empowered organization that efficiently responds and communicates tourism goals and strategies to the public and its partners, to the nation and to the world.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

VIEW PROFILE SPG/Amex Company Description For more information on the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Credit Card from American Express, please visit americanexpress.com/newSPGCardbenefits. About American Express American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, foursquare.com/americanexpresslinkedin.com/company/american-expresstwitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress. Key links to products and services: charge and credit cardsbusiness credit cardsPlenti rewards programtravel servicesgift cards, prepaid cardsmerchant servicescorporate card and business travel. About Starwood Preferred Guest Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24™ and SPG Lifetime™. In addition to Free Night Awards at more than 1,200 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG offers the opportunity for meeting and travel professionals to earn rich rewards including Starpoints and elite status through SPG Pro. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today’s connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee on SPG.com, to SPG’s integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more at spg.com, spg.com/pro and spg.com/moments and connect with us on facebook.com/spg, twitter.com/spg, foursquare.com/spg, pinterest.com/spglife, and youtube.com/spg.

Mall of America

Mall of America

VISIT PROFILE Mall of America®, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex, attracting more than 40million visitors annually, making it the most visited tourist site in the U.S. The 2.5 million square foot destination is home to 520 world-class shops offering thousands of designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Families can enjoy hours of activities and excitement at Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation's largest indoor family theme park; Dutchman’s Deck four story ropes course and the nation’s longest indoor zip line; SEA LIFE Minnesota’s 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Mirror Maze; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; LEGO® Imagination Center; A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation; and the 60,000 square foot Crayola Experience (opening in the summer of 2016). Some 50 restaurants cater to virtually any eating whim, ranging from elegant dining to fun family eateries to grab-and-go quick eats, including the newly opened Hard Rock which offers live music on weekend evenings. Additionally, the Mall hosts hundreds of events each year, free to all guests, including celebrity appearances, concerts and charitable activities. The 500-room Radisson Blu is attached to the Mall by a climate-controlled skyway, allowing guests to shop, refresh, revel and retire without stepping foot outdoors. In fall 2015, MOA will open a major expansion, featuring a 342-room J.W. Marriott, up to 50 new and unique retail stores and a food market. The Mall is only 10-12 minutes by taxi or 13 minutes by train from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, allowing for visits during layovers of three hours or longer. Having revolutionized the shopping experience by combining retail and entertainment, Mall of America has become the most visited tourist destination in the U.S. and earned world renowned name recognition.   Link: http://www.mallofamerica.com/  

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 290   aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth  and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge"  prizes in the Skytrax survey.     Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013.   The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy  Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats .   Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 290  (passenger and cargo)
  • Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
  • Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
  • Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
  • Number of destinations: 277  (229 international, 48 domestic )
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

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Royal Caribbean is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry "firsts" never before seen at sea.  The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean, including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike.   Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line's world-renowned friendly and engaging "Gold Anchor Service” by every staff and crew member.   Royal Caribbean has been voted "Best Cruise Line Overall" for 12 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.  The cruise line sails 23 of the world's most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destination in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand.  Media can stay up-to-date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com.


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Israel Ministry of Tourism

Israel Ministry of Tourism

VIEW PROFILE The Israel Government Tourist Office is principally responsible for overseeing all aspects of North American tourism to Israel. In addition to advertising, the tourist office’s activities include media relations, marketing, support of airlines and tour operators to Israel, and participation in market conferences.  The North American headquarters is located in New York, and oversees the operation of offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, as well as in Toronto (Canada).

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

VIEW PROFILE Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is a 17-story, 349-room destination resort and entertainment complex offering an authentic, “no worries” tropical vibe inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett. Designed to offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail, this new oceanfront resort is located just minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades on the famed Broadwalk in Hollywood, Florida.  The perfect setting for guests to escape the everyday and just chill, the resort features multiple diverse restaurant concepts, a full-service spa with eleven treatment rooms, a state-of-the-art oceanfront fitness center, an array of shopping outlets, 30,000 square-feet of flexible function space, an extensive on-site water recreation area with multiple pools, FlowRider® Double and three live entertainment venues.  Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort is professionally managed by Coral Hospitality and is expected to achieve the AAA Four Diamond ranking.  

Tourism Quebec

Tourism Quebec

VIEW PROFILE A population of talkative, curious and informal bon vivants, who love nothing more than a good laugh. Folks with an international reputation for creativity. Dazzling blue against pristine winter white and endless shades of green in summer. No fewer than 135, 326 square kilometers (52,000 sq. mi.) of protected areas, boreal mixed and deciduous forests, taiga and tundra to explore. Maple crème brûlée, birch bark smoked salmon. Modernity with a dash of yesteryear. Lasting memories. Québec? Let’s go! www.quebecoriginal.com

Quebec City

Quebec City

VIEW PROFILE Québec City is most definitely a world class destination. Perched atop Cap-Diamant, Old-Québec tells of its 400+ years of history through its architecture and narrow winding streets. Visitors marvel at its spectacular beauty, enhanced by the presence of the flowing St. Lawrence River. With French notes in the air, one feels literally transported into a European feel. Bistros serving "Café au lait" and boutiques offering local artisans' work of art recall its original roots. The unparalleled quality and variety of restaurants puts Québec on a pedestal for exquisite cuisine highlighting regional produce. Outdoor enthusiasts are impressed with the variety of activities available and the breathtaking scenery in all seasons, just a few minutes’-drive from downtown. But the best way to experience Québec City is to meet its warm and friendly people and share their “Joie de vivre”.

Cheap Caribbean

Cheap Caribbean

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Founded in 2000, CheapCaribbean.com is the ultimate resource for #TrueBeachLovers looking for a sun-and-sand only vacation. The Dallas-based company sets itself apart with its highly trained, U.S.-based customer service “beachologists” and the hottest deals to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, as well as unique insider content and authentic customer ratings and reviews.   Website: www.CheapCaribbean.com

Visit Britain

Visit Britain

VIEW PROFILE VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, inspires travellers from all over the world to come and explore Britain, experiencing the best the country has to offer while they’re here; international visitors will feel warmly welcomed.   VisitBritain’s Destination PR team are here to help with any arrangements that international media and influencers may require on a trip to Britain. We work with thousands of organizations in Britain to market the destination successfully to visitors from around the world, with our partners ranging from the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales to global brands, government agencies, airlines and operators.  Countryside, city life, sport, heritage, music, shopping, luxury, value, film, food – whatever subject you’re interested in, we’ve got it covered.   We have access to spokespeople and characters – people around Britain who can give great interviews and help bring a story to life. Let us bring you the museum curators, head gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, all part of the bank of fascinating people around Britain who are happy to be interviewed and bring to life a destination, venue or story for international media   VisitBritain website - www.visitbritain.com - is a hub of extensive information for planning British vacations, including places to visit, things to experience, travel advice and accommodation tips. Via VisitBritain’s official online shop - www.visitbritainshop.com - customers can save time and money by pre-ordering UK and London travel tickets, sightseeing attraction tickets and a host of over other products before they travel.   Operating from Europe, the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, North America and Latin America, VisitBritain’s extensive network includes dedicated staff in 23 offices around the globe.   VisitBritain’s marketing campaigns spread the Britain message far and wide, promoting the country’s rich heritage and culture, gorgeous countryside, adventure activities, luxury experiences, shopping, food and world-class sport.  

Wordpress.com

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Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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About Ontario All four seasons in Ontario are packed with the adventures, experiences and attractions that make a trip of a lifetime. Try paddling, camping, hiking or snow-shoeing in Ontario's 280 provincial parks. Dance until dawn in Toronto or Ottawa nightclubs; marvel at Niagara Falls; and pair fine VQA vintages with regional delicacies prepared by top chefs. Step into history at living museums, thrill to the color and ceremony of pow wows on Manitoulin Island and Ottawa's changing of the guard. And throughout Ontario embrace the internationally celebrated theatre, literary, music, fashion and film festivals that light up Canada’s cultural scene all year. About the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a vision to position Ontario as a preferred global destination. OTMPC’s mission is to generate increased visitation by Ontario, Canadian and international tourists, enhance tourism expenditures in Ontario, and contribute to provincial economic prosperity through impactful marketing and results oriented investment partnerships. Launched in 1999, the OTMPC, together with its industry partners, develops and delivers exciting, integrated marketing programs in Ontario and eleven countries around the world. For more information on travel to Ontario, visit www.ontariotravel.net, like Ontario Travel on Facebook, or follow @OntarioTravel on Twitter and Instagram and follow #DiscoverON.

TripIt

TripIt

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TripIt is the travel organizing app that automagically creates a master itinerary so you can access all your travel plans, any time, on any device. With TripIt (free), you can:

  • Organize all your travel plans in one place with master itineraries for every trip
  • Simply forward all your flight, hotel, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com
  • View your detailed TripIt itineraries any time, on any device
  • Sync your TripIt travel plans with your favorite online or mobile calendar
  • Selectively share itineraries or specific travel plans with family, friends, and colleagues via email or text
  • Add or edit plans with ease
TripIt Pro is the all-in-one travel organizing app for stress-free travel that organizes, monitors, alerts, and notifies so you’re always in the know, on the go. With TripIt Pro ($49/year), you can:
  • Get real-time alerts for delays, cancellations, and gate changes
  • Find alternate flights with open seats, fast
  • Get notified when the seat you want becomes available
  • Keep track of reward-program points and miles in one spot
  • Get notified when you’re eligible for a fare refund
  • Selectively share itineraries, specific trip plans, and flight alerts with family, friends, and colleagues in your inner circle, automatically
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RoamRight

RoamRight

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Each time you book a new trip, you shouldn’t have to book a new travel insurance policy. With RoamRight, you don’t have to. Jet setting bloggers who partner with us are given exclusive access to an annual policy, which means you can take a trip at a moment’s notice and not worry about whether or not you have medical coverage or trip interruption coverage. At RoamRight, we make travel insurance easy. Our customer service team is available 24/7 to answer your policy questions, and our emergency assistance provider can help you no matter where you are in the world– from finding a local physician or hospital to arranging an evacuation after a natural disaster or during political unrest.  Being able to quickly call for help – especially if you are traveling by yourself – is an invaluable resource in any emergency. Our mobile app keeps you informed and gives you easy access to your travel insurance policy. When you plan a trip, add your destination to our app and you’ll get security alerts to let you know if anything will impact your travel plans. Or, use the app to find the local equivalent to a medication you need or communicate with medical personnel in multiple languages. Want more information about RoamRight and travel insurance? Stop by our booth or visit www.roamright.com.

Lloret De Mar

Lloret De Mar

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Costa Brava

Costa Brava

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Catalunya

Catalunya

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Catalan Tourist Board is the official body of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia responsible for promotion of Catalonia as a quality destination with a distinct identity by dividing it’s touristic offer into products and services namely: cultural, urban, sports, gastronomy, golf, beach/family, nature, nautical, business, active, rural, wellness, senior and accessible tourism. As well as the traditional visit to its capital, Barcelona, Catalonia has a great deal more to offer: from the impressive peaks of the Pyrenees, to the 580 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline, charming villages and medieval towns. Catalonia is the leading tourist destination in Europe, with more than 26 million tourists visiting in 2014.


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Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Park City

Park City

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Adventure Central Newfoundland

Adventure Central Newfoundland

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

CDC

CDC

VIEW PROFILE The CDC Travelers’ Health Branch helps to reduce illness and injury in U.S. residents traveling internationally or living abroad. The branch provides travel health advice, including vaccine and medication recommendations and behavioral advice, to both travelers and the health care providers who advise them. The branch is also responsible for developing event-specific advice regarding the risks or travel during an emergency, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, or during a mass gathering event, such as the Olympic Games. The Travelers’ Health website) is a comprehensive resource for international travelers, containing destination-specific advice, outbreak updates, and information for specific groups of travelers, such as children, study abroad students, humanitarian aid workers, and special needs travelers. Additional resources for travelers include mobile apps, fact sheets, and infographics. To learn more, visit our website (www.cdc.gov/travel) or follow us on Twitter (@CDCTravel) or Facebook (CDC Travelers’ Health).

TripHobo

TripHobo

VIEW PROFILE TripHobo is the world’s largest and fastest growing platform today for creating personalized itineraries. Millions of travellers across the globe use TripHobo each month to discover feasible trip plans created by other travellers or create their own perfect trip plans from scratch.   With over 200,000 user generated itineraries and 15000 planning enabled cities across the world, TripHobo makes travel planning easy and fun for anyone. In addition to great content, Triphobo also suggests booking options based on the itineraries. Planners can add attractions, restaurants hotels and activities to their plan.   TripHobo is also one of the best story-telling platforms for any travel blogger. It is currently one the best monetization tools available for bloggers. One could easily embed the Triphobo trip-planning tool in their blog and create a visually engaging blog.   For more details, visit http://www.triphobo.com/bloggerprogram    

Trivago

Trivago

VIEW PROFILE We love to travel. We love hotels. And we want to share our passion with you. It is our mission to help you find your ideal hotel and give you the best travel experience you can get for your money. Our blog checkin.trivago.com.mx offers inspiration to travelers who want to get more out of their trips and hotel stays. We are hotel experts and love to share all the details and services that make them unique. We also write travel guides about Mexico and international destinations with an original and creative style.   Over the past few years, trivago has emerged as the world's largest hotel search and information website and one of the most successful European internet companies in the last decade. Founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany, trivago is currently operating in 52 different countries serving more than 120 million unique visitors each month. Hotel? www.trivago.com    

Northern England

Northern England

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Northern England – Join us on a trip of a lifetime in 2016 Six themed itinerary ideas for your next Travel Blog   Northern England will attend T-BEX for the first time in 2015, representing 32 diverse areas – from quaint coastal towns and stunning national parks to vibrant cities and UNESCO world heritage hotspots. This is a one-off opportunity for Travel Bloggers to meet the Northern England team to really get beneath the skin of our wild and stunning landscapes, historic attractions, rugged coastline and colorful cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle.   In 2016 we’ll be organizing press trip itineraries around six key themes: hands on history; the Modern North; eat where it’s made; live experiences; great ways to see more; and inspired landscapes. Cruise through magnificent lakes, cycle from one unspoiled coast to another, or climb aboard a vintage steam train to journey across a purple carpet of wild moorland.  Whether you’re marveling at Cumbrian mountains aboard an Ullswater Steamer from the clear waters of the Lake District, or awed at the sight of Durham Cathedral and Castle on a river cruise in Durham City, let us show you a different side to England.   Throughout your visit you’ll also taste foods prepared by the cleverest chefs at the best restaurants.  Try Cumberland sausage, Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, Lancashire Beef, Wensleydale and Cheshire cheese, Bakewell Pudding and experience a fine afternoon Tea at the world’s most famous tea rooms.  And when you’re not sitting down to dine, you could be taking in a live concert in an ancient woodland, or cheering on one of the North’s best football teams – who can resist a Manchester United match?   We’re keen to meet with Travel Bloggers with a thirst for getting under the skin of Northern England.  Come and talk to us to find out more about our themed itineraries. This special, one-off opportunity to discover Northern England is only available at T-BEX this year…… so be sure not to miss it! We look forward to meeting you and discussing your travel blog ideas for 2016. Visit  www.northernengland.com  

Rocky Mountainteer

Rocky Mountainteer

VIEW PROFILE   The world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer offers over 65 Canadian vacation packages and four unique rail routes – three train journeys through British Columbia and Alberta to Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Calgary, and one train excursion from Vancouver to Whistler.  In 2013, Rocky Mountaineer introduced Coastal Passage, a new route connecting Seattle to the Canadian Rockies that can be added on to any two-day or more rail journey.   Since its inception in 1990, Vancouver, Canada based Rocky Mountaineer has grown to be the largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world and is considered by many as the only way to see the Canadian Rockies. 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary for Rocky Mountaineer and the company has a lot to celebrate. In the past 25 years, the train has welcomed onboard over one and a half million guests from around the globe.   The train travels by daylight through the diverse landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada while guests relish in the breathtaking views of tumbling waterfalls, glacier-capped mountains, and wildlife of the regions. Rocky Mountaineer has received numerous international awards and accolades for service excellence, including eight World Travel Awards for both “World’s Leading Travel Experience By Train” and “World’s Leading Luxury Train.” In 2013, it was also recognized as one of the world’s “Dream Trips” by the prestigious Travel +Leisure magazine.

Citizen Relations

Citizen Relations

VIEW PROFILE   Citizen Relations™ is an international PR agency engineered for the digital age. Formed from the union of four established agencies in the UK and North America, Citizen Relations has a unique understanding of the powerful dynamic between traditional PR and social media strategies, holistically activated creative ideas and effective influencer marketing. We have more than 200 staff in 8 cities and "dual citizen" firms in more than 60 countries around the globe, which means we can deliver major campaigns on both a global, regional and local level. We represent some of the world’s leading travel brands including Rocky Mountaineer, Princess Cruises, Travelocity, Destination British Columbia, Emirates Airlines, Top Deck Tours and Tourism Australia.   We are always looking for media and influencers to get involved in our client campaigns and are looking forward to hearing from you at this year’s TBEX!  

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

VIEW PROFILE MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry – growing 800 percent in capacity between 2004 and 2014.  MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Highlights of MSC’s state-of-the-art ships include world-class entertainment, authentic Mediterranean-style dining, stylish bars and lounges, and Balinese style massages designed exclusively for MSC guests. MSC’s four “Fantasia” class ships — the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet feature the MSC Yacht Club, an all-inclusive private VIP club level with personal butler and 24-hour concierge services. MSC’s itineraries offer guests an opportunity to explore destinations around the world. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean starting November 2015. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. The line has significant plans for future expansion through a $5.4 billion investment plan which will double the current fleet capacity by 2022 and include seven ultramodern ships in two pioneering prototypes. The first new build being built by STX France – named MSC Meraviglia – is set to debut in May 2017 in the Mediterranean with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The first next-generation ship being built by Fincantieri – named MSC Seaside – is set to debut in December 2017 and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean. www.msccruises.com

Virginia Tourism

Virginia Tourism

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Virginia, just minutes from the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C., is situated on the Eastern seaboard and is within a day’s drive of 60% of the US population. Known as the “Birthplace of the United States,” and the “Mother of Presidents,” Virginia is a state steeped in a rich history. But there is so much more. Beyond its iconic landmarks and historic sites, such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Arlington National Cemetery, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Shenandoah National Park, Virginia features 28 miles of warm sunny beaches, idyllic state and national parks, outdoor adventure for all skill levels, more than 250 wineries, more than 100 breweries, world-famous oyster farms in 7 oyster regions, award-winning restaurants, quaint small towns, and hotspots for motorsport fanatics, just to name a few.

Sticky

Sticky

VIEW PROFILE Sticky is a technology platform that transforms web pages and videos with customizable widgets that enable community conversations around your content so that with every web page visitor or video viewer, your existing content gets better and more effective. Sticky technology closes the gap between what your users, visitors, or customers know and what they need to know in order to take your desired action.   This leads to: - Higher conversion rates on your site and across distribution partners - Less customer support costs - Insight into where your customers are confused and what products they're asking for (ie. faster product iterations and understanding of market need)   Specifically: - Sticky Interact appears on a web page as a roll-out tab, widget or hyperlink, offering dynamic user commenting and moderation that builds community, deepens learning, minimizes support requirements, and drives deep and actionable user insight. - Sticky Player adds social conversation to any video by allowing viewers to offer questions, answers, tips, and comments tied to video timelines. This results in higher levels of engagement, deeper learning, and a continual improvement of video content with every view.  

San Francisco Travel

San Francisco Travel

VIEW PROFILE San Francisco is known for its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities and world-class cuisine.   Measuring 49 square miles, this walk-able city includes landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States.  Views of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay are often laced with fog, creating a romantic mood in this most European of American cities. The city has a colorful past, growing from a small village to a major city nearly overnight as a result of the 1849 Gold Rush.  The writers of the “beat” generation, the hippies of the Summer of Love in the late 1960’s and the large gay/lesbian population have all contributed to making San Francisco the fascinating place it is today.   San Francisco is one of America’s greatest dining cities and was named “The Best Food City in the Country Right Now” by Bon Appétit magazine in August, 2015.  The diverse cultural influences, proximity of the freshest ingredients and competitive creativity of the chefs result in unforgettable dining experiences throughout the city.  The city is home to world-class theatre, opera, symphony and ballet companies and often boasts premieres of Broadway-bound plays and culture-changing performing arts.  San Francisco has over 32,000 hotel rooms, from first-class hotels and ultra-chic boutique hotels to familiar names in lodging and budget friendly inns.  The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. With more than 1,500 partner businesses, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country.   Tourism, San Francisco's largest industry, generated record-breaking numbers in 2014.  More than 18 million people visited the destination, spending in excess of $10.67 billion.

Oklahoma City Conventions and Visitor Bureau

Oklahoma City Conventions and Visitor Bureau

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Oklahoma City is in the midst of an exciting urban renaissance. You can see it in its ever-changing skyline.  You can feel it on a Friday night in the Bricktown Entertainment District. . You can hear it from 18,203 of the rowdiest fans in the NBA cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder. And when you come here, you can experience it first-hand from some of the friendliest people on earth. It’s the kind of place you want to be. It’s the wow factor that makes you realize you picked the right place to visit and you can’t wait to explore. It’s why National Geographic named Oklahoma City “Best Trips 2015.”   If you’ve never been to Oklahoma City, now’s the time. And if it’s been a few years since your last visit, you’ll be amazed by the progress. Over the past two decades, the city has transformed through more than $5 billion of public and private investment in quality-of-life projects and improvements. In fact, there’s never been a better time to visit OKC—with nationally ranked festivals such as H&8th Night Market, world-class adventure on the Oklahoma River at the Boathouse District or the popularity of its 12 districts, many offering monthly street festivals, there’s never been a better time than now to spend a week or weekend away.  And with its rugged Western past, working stockyards and title as “Horse Show Capital of the World,” it’s a city that’s rich in cowboy culture as well. All you need now is to see OKC.   For more information, go to www.visitokc.com.

Visit Hershey and Harrisburg

Visit Hershey and Harrisburg

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Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

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For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.  Guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much more. Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves.  Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park. Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotel.  And more is on the way.  Coming in 2016 is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure.  And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience. Follow Universal Orlando Resort on their social media channels. BLOG FACEBOOK  TWITTER INSTAGRAM YOUTUBE

Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic

VIEW PROFILE Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews and information site which hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than five million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising. http://www.cruisecritic.com/

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate

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CJ Affiliate, recognized by Internet Retailer as the #1 affiliate marketing provider, engages with millions of online consumers by facilitating and supporting equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers. Many of the world's most recognized and highly specialized brands use CJ to acquire new customers and encourage existing ones to buy more, and more often. CJ’s expertise, actionable insights and 70,000+ active publisher network provide unparalleled scale and growth opportunity. For more information, please visit www.cj.com.

LivItaly Tours

LivItaly Tours

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LivItaly Tours provides high quality tours and services throughout the Italian peninsula. Our aim is to make our clients time in Italy a “living” experience. We offer exclusively private and semi-private tours to allow our clients to live the Italian dream in real life. Our ‘semi-private’ small groups are maximum 6 people guaranteed, making us the smallest group tour company in the industry.   We are committed to providing our clients with personal, memorable and entertaining visits to the sites of Italy. Whether you are seeking luxury or adventure, we offer a wide-range of options for all interests. Through offering unique experiences ranging from test driving a Ferrari in Maranello to rolling out pastry dough in an Italian nonna’s kitchen, we want our team to help you live Italy hands-on. Our goal is to treat every customer as a member of our extended family.   We want to be next to you, cheering in Stadio Olimpico or jogging alongside the ruins of Rome. We want to personally welcome you to Florence with a walk through the market and we want to offer you a personal list of our favorite restaurants to visit at the end of the day. Give us the opportunity to help you feel, taste, hear, see and touch the history and beauty of Italy, we guarantee you will not leave disappointed.

Visit Milwaukee

Visit Milwaukee

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Discover why Milwaukee makes one great, urban-easy getaway! Brewery tours, the Harley-Davidson Museum and professional sports meet farm-to-fork restaurants and family attractions like Discovery World and Milwaukee County Zoo for year-round fun for all. Stroll along the RiverWalk, linking the Historic Third Ward with its colorful shops, nightlife and Milwaukee Public Market, to Old World Third Street, celebrating the city’s German heritage. The new 381-room hotel at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds to gaming fun, and the stunning “wings” of the Milwaukee Art Museum, along with Summerfest and lakeside festivals, welcome all for Milwaukee’s own brand of fun and entertainment.   VISIT Milwaukee is recognized as the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and continues to be recognized as a major contributor to a thriving tourism economy that supports job creation and the growth of our convention and tourism infrastructure.

Palladium Hotels and Resorts

Palladium Hotels and Resorts

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Palladium Hotels & Resorts There are currently 13 Grand Palladium Resort & Spas located in Mexico (Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya), the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), Jamaica (Montego Bay), Spain (Ibiza) and Brazil (Bahia).  Whether guests are whale watching in Riviera Nayarit or snorkeling in the shores of Punta Cana, Palladium Hotels & Resorts ensures a memorable vacation experience for all. Each of the properties offers a wide variety of restaurants, spa services, recreational facilities and age-specific kids’ clubs. For an adults-only experience, guests can receive exclusive services at The Royal Suites by Palladium.  Palladium Hotels & Resorts is owned and managed by the Palladium Hotel Group.  For more information, please visit www.palladiumhotelgroup.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Viator

Viator

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Viator is the world's leading resource for researching, finding and booking the best travel experiences worldwide. Viator joined the TripAdvisor family in 2014. For over 15 years, Viator has curated the largest and most diverse selection of worldwide tours and activities—from traditional sightseeing tours to unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences—all provided by local tour operators we’ve pre-screened for quality, value and service. Our activities are supported by more than 800,000 verified reviews, photos and videos posted by travelers like you, all backed by our low-price guarantee.   Viator, Inc. sells tours and activities through the award-winning Viator.com website, ten local-language sites serving North and South American, European and Japanese markets, five fully optimized mobile sites and more than 3,000 affiliate sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. For travelers on the go—the Viator Tours & Activities App for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android provides quick and easy hand-held access to the most memorable travel experiences, bookable up to the last minute, even in-destination!

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place via guidebooks and eBooks to almost every destination on the planet, an award-winning website and magazine, a range of mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveller community.    At Lonely Planet we tell it like it is, without fear or favour. There's a whole world of amazing sights, hotels, restaurants and experiences out there – and we want to share them with our audience. Lonely Planet is looking to connect with talented writers and niche experts from the blogging community to bring even more world-class travel tips to their global audience via their Pathfinders programme.   To find out more about how to work with Lonely Planet visit lonelyplanet.com/pathfinders.  

Laura Davidson PR

Laura Davidson PR

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For over 20 years LDPR has guided some of the world’s most prestigious travel brands through an evolving media landscape with creativity, professionalism and enthusiasm. We are a highly driven and innovative travel and lifestyle public relations agency based in New York City with a global roster of clients from destinations and tour companies to exclusive private islands, hotels and resorts. Our unique culture is defined by our collaborative and strategic approach to working with clients, media and our staff, leading to strong partnerships with measurable results. www.ldpr.com

Jordan Tourism Board

Jordan Tourism Board

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The Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTBNA), a division of JTB, was officially launched in 1997 to create awareness, position and market Jordan in North America. JTBNA follows the guidelines of the National Tourism Strategy and has offices in Washington D.C., Dallas, Montreal – Canada, Mexico City – Mexico, and represents Jordan in trade, consumer and media events. JTBNA is the official resource for all marketing activities, press resources, promotional materials, and partnership opportunities available for North America travel industry partners, in an effort to enhance business to Jordan, increase exposure and keep the market up-to-date with the latest news and updates on tourism developments, events and much more.   URL Link: www.myjordanjourney.com

Hostelling International

Hostelling International

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Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around.  It’s our mission to promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place.  As the nation’s leading hostel brand, HI USA hosts more than 1 million overnights annually, with guests from more than 100 countries.  For over 80 years, HI USA has provided a network of affordable hostels in converted mansions, reinvented lighthouses, and historic urban buildings all across the country. Visit www.hiusa.org for more information.  

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success. http://www.hashtracking.com

Corning Museum of Glass

Corning Museum of Glass

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Context Travel

Context Travel

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Operating in 25 cities worldwide, Context is a network of specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as scholars and experts, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers. The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of site to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cities, destinations. http://www.contexttravel.com/?ref=tbex

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

VIEW PROFILE  Allianz Global Assistance USA is the U.S. business unit of Allianz Global Assistance, the worldwide leader in travel insurance and assistance.  Available through leading travel agents, major airlines and online travel agencies, and directly at www.allianztravelinsurance.com, Allianz Travel Insurance provides coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable travel deposits when a customer has to cancel or interrupt a trip for a covered reason.  We also offer 24/7/365 travel assistance as well as coverage for emergency medical transportation and medical and dental emergencies.  Many products may also offer coverage for missed connections, travel delay, baggage loss/damage and baggage delay.  For competitively priced annual travel insurance for travel writers and bloggers, visit www.etravelprotection.com/travelwriters  For more information on all of our products, please visit www.allianztravelinsurance.com  Important terms, conditions and exclusions may apply to insurance products, please read your insurance policy carefully for details.  Travel bloggers:  Please visit our table at TBEX to learn about opportunities to work with Allianz Global Assistance.


Media Partners

iBlog Magazine

iBlog Magazine

VIEW PROFILE The magazine for Influencers and Bloggers iBlog magazine is the industry’s leading business resource for influencers and bloggers. Our goal is to elevate the industry by helping influencers succeed. In both iBlog’s national print magazine digital magazine and website iBlogmagazine.com, insiders share their secrets and disclose how to use the best social media tools, blog strategies, networking opportunities and process driven strategies to grow your business and increase your revenue. iBlog provides exclusive access to experts, resources, brands, agencies and partners whose insights motivate influencers and help to grow your blog and business, generate brand awareness, create amazing content and increase profits. iBlog delivers useful content for growing influencers to learn, enjoy and put into action immediately. Visit iBlogmagazine.com today and join the fastest growing community of successful infleucners and bloggers online. iBlogmagazine.com

Travel Media

Travel Media

VIEW PROFILE TravelMedia.is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie started as an Ireland market only traditional PR company. In 2012 TravelMedia.ie pivoted to become a digital first travel specialist PR agency, focused on the European market. TravelMedia.ie is still based in Dublin (via London and Paris), but services clients throughout Europe and further afield, e.g. TUI, Phocuswright, Atout France, SAS, Interhome, and Greenlife Tours. www.travelmedia.ie https://www.facebook.com/TravelMedia.ie https://twitter.com/TravelMedia_ie

Tourism Currents

Tourism Currents

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Tourism Currents teaches communities around the world how to use digital destination marketing to attract their perfect visitor. Our team provides both online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality. Launched in 2009, our co-founders are Sheila Scarborough and Becky McCray, joined in 2012 by marketing expert Leslie McLellan.

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

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Travel Massive’s Mission is to unearth and connect travel insiders in every city in the world in order to empower change in travel. We are the world’s largest open community of travel industry insiders, leaders and innovators. We connect thousands of professionals to meet, learn and collaborate at events in over 100 cities world wide. https://travelmassive.com/

Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success

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Since 2010, Travel Blog Success has been providing educational resources and support for travelers interested in learning how to create, promote, and build a business from their travel blogs. Featuring over 1,400 members, including many of today’s top travel bloggers, Travel Blog Success has become a trusted name in the travel blogging community at large.

All members receive lifetime access to written lessons, expert interviews, video webinars and a secret Facebook group for asking questions and connecting with other bloggers from around the world.

http://travelblogsuccess.com

Passports with Purpose

Passports with Purpose

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Passports With Purpose is the travel blogger’s fundraiser, held annually since 2008.  Over the years we’ve built a school in Cambodia, wells in Haiti, libraries in Zambia, and a village in India. In 2014 we are raising money to help families farm sustainably in Honduras. During the fundraiser, held in November/December each year, participating bloggers procure a prize and post about Passports with Purpose and the prize on their blog. Travel bloggers around the world promote the fundraiser in social media and among their readership. The Passports with Purpose website hosts a list of all the available prizes and donors make a tax-deductible donation. For each $10 donated, they can be entered to win a prize of their choice. After the fundraiser ends, a winner is randomly selected for each prize. Prizes range from travel gear and hotel stays to vacation packages and the latest in electronics. In 2013, Passports With Purpose won a Travel + Leisure Smitty Award for Best Use of Social Media by an Independent Travel Journalist/Blogger. Learn more at www.passportswithpurpose.org

IGLTA

IGLTA

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2013, the association signed on to ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 75 countries. Each year, IGLTA hosts its Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event in LGBT tourism. The event has multiple components, including an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace; a media trade show to connect businesses with global LGBT media and marketing outlets; and a consumer event. Join us in 8-11 April 2015 in Los Angeles for the 32nd Annual Global Convention: www.igltaconvention.org.