TBEX Asia Pacific 2016

Manila, Philippines


October 13-16, 2016

Philippines International Convention Center

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Host Sponsors

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines

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The Tourism Promotions Board is the marketing arm of the Philippine Department of Tourism tasked to formulate and implement an integrated domestic and international marketing (rather than advertising) and promotions program.


Presenting Sponsors

Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines

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Philippine Airlines, Asia's first airline and the country's flag carrier, operates an extensive route network spanning across Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe and North America. We fly to over 40 international destinations and 30 domestic destinations. We make each travel moment more special with the warmth of our smile, our unique hospitality and the Heart that is truly Filipino. Our mission is to represent the best of the Philippines to the world. Travel with the airline that celebrates the Heart of the Filipino.


Platinum Sponsors

Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Cebu Pacific, the largest airline in the Philippines, operates a network of over 90 routes spanning Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It was named Asia-Pacific Low-Cost Carrier of the Year by the Centre for Aviation in 2014. Known for its trademark low fares and Fun Games onboard, Cebu Pacific offers the best possible network when exploring the Philippines. It has six operational hubs across the country, making inter-island flights fast and convenient. Share the travel inspiration with our 5.6 million-strong online community: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. See you onboard soon!

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


Gold Sponsors

Flexiroam

Flexiroam

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website FLEXIROAM (ASX: FRX) is the leading global mobile virtual network operator offering an affordable alternative to current mobile roaming services. The company was founded in 2011 by CEO, Jefrey Ong with the aim of expanding the horizons of global communication. By leveraging on innovative technologies, FLEXIROAM offers international outbound travelers voice and data roaming in over 200 countries and territories. FLEXIROAM listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in June 2015 with the goal of rapid growth and global expansion. With its affordable voice and data roaming service and access to 580 networks operators around the world, FLEXIROAM is the preferred roaming service for global travellers. With alliances with over 100 travel industry partners, including major airlines and top travel agencies, FLEXIROAM is poised to become a formidable name in the international roaming marketplace.
Links: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter #FlexiroamTBEX #FlexiroamManila #XBattle

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is a global travel meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth worldwide. Well over 40 million visitors every month trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams Billed as the world’s travel search engine, we operate in over 30 languages, with 500 employees, and counting, working out of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona, Bejing, Budapest, Miami, Sofia and Singapore. Our super slick flights, hotels and car hire apps help our customers find the best deals - even when they’re on the move and already over 35 million copies have been downloaded. Join them and discover for yourself how to travel smarter with Skyscanner. Visit skyscanner.net/aboutskyscanner for more information.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

Agoda

Agoda

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Agoda.com is one of the world's leading online accommodation reservation companies with a truly global footprint through 36 offices in 28 countries and more than 2,000 employees of 65 nationalities. Agoda.com’s network of more than 750,000 accommodation properties worldwide allow customers instant access to the best tourist destinations all over the world. Over seven million reviews from previous guests help customers choose the perfect accommodations for any type of trip. Agoda.com advantages Hotel booking offers one of the most attractive ways to make money online. The Agoda Affiliate Program is a leading hotel affiliate program worldwide with a strong proven track record, high conversion and generous commissions of up to 60% of the margin per booking. This opens the door for significant cash flows! Our program combines best-in-class tools, best prices and a proven ability to convert traffic. All features of our affiliate program, from multi-currency to the multi-language support, are designed to give you great tools to monetize your traffic. At the same time, integrating hotel offers and tools into your website shortens the distance between description and action for visitors, thereby making it easier for them to follow inspiration. This adds another service to your website as you bring visitors closer to the destinations covered and bring relevant accommodation options right to their fingertips.


Conference Sponsors

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila

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Grab Taxi

Grab Taxi

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Grab is Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing platform. We solve critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. We believe everyone should be able to go anywhere - and trust that they can book a safe ride. grab-corporate-profile


Silver Sponsors

Blogger Bridge

Blogger Bridge

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Checkin Story

Checkin Story

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Checkin Story is a community platform for best new travel stories, everyday. We serve as a one stop solution for all the travelers to share their stories around the world and be remembered for it. We believe stories inspire people to travel more than anything else and hence we've chosen the social route to present world's best and latest travel stories for all. The users on Checkin Story can share, browse, up-vote and comment on daily submissions of travel stories and collections of stories. Community members also get the opportunity to interact directly with story creators, other people who post stories, journalists, as well as, an active community of people who are passionate about travel. We're doing Podcast interviews with Travel influencers and heavy travelers so people get inspired by their travel stories. Social Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram Sound Cloud Pinterest Snapchat #CheckinStory

Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives

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Welcome to the NEW Maldives FORGET NORMAL, the mundane. Out with the everyday, the expected. Kandima Maldives is much more than just a holiday, it’s a lifestyle! Experience the NEW Maldives – a new type of (desti)nation with extraordinary restaurants and bars and plenty of on site activities and events to choose from. This gamechanging resort is anything but ordinary. Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Kandima Maldives is a place with soul. Reflecting the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts umbrella brand, here it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of latest technology – not to mention a playful spirit. This lifestyle resort caters for guests of all ages; families, couples, groups of friends and of course honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives has something for you. Discover barefoot luxury, time out for adults and plenty of fun for children, not to mention island-living at its best, year round sunshine, watersports, top dive sites and a safe environment. With the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, tennis and basketball courts, snorkelling, diving, an art studio, cookery school and much more besides, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied. Facebook Instagram Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Youtube #MyKindOfPlace

Voyagin

Voyagin

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Voyagin is Asia's leading platform to book tours and tickets to attractions. Launched in 2012, our mission is to help travelers discover and book the best travel experiences all across Asia. Our website features over 4,400 things to do in over 50 destinations in Asia including tickets to the best attractions, cultural activities, romantic dinners, adventure experiences, and private guides bookable in advance or in destination via its mobile optimized website in English, Japanese, Chinese, and French. Voyagin is a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc., Japan’s largest e-commerce site and one of the biggest internet companies in the world. It operates Rakuten Travel, an online travel agency and the largest accommodation booking engine in Japan with over 3.8 million nights booked per month across 30,000 properties available in 9 different languages. We love content creators, especially those of you who come to TBEX! You are the ones who inspire people to travel everyday! Hotels have already been monetized, but with the Voyagin Affiliate Network, you can finally monetize experiences - the reason everyone chooses to travel in the first place! Using our text links or display ads, you can offer your visitors the best prices on over 4,400 tickets to attractions, tours, and things to do; start earning commission immediately. So what are you waiting for? Reach out and work with us: affiliates@govoyagin.com.

Trip101

Trip101

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Trip101 is a one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts around the world. Supported by an ever-growing community of travel writers, we provide inspiration and useful information to help facilitate travel in a fun and meaningful manner! Spanning across 7 continents and more than 90 countries, all travel recommendations are based on the experience of travel experts who know what they are talking about. Our coverage includes the most popular cities in the world such as London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. as well as off-the-beaten-track destinations like Mongolia, Romania, San Luis Obispo (Mexico) and Tibet. At Trip101, we share the latest destination guides, accommodation reviews and travel tips – relevant for all stages of travel. Be it pre-trip, in-destination or post-trip, there’s something useful for everyone. Looking for travel ideas? Begin your journey at Trip101.com and be inspired! Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest #travelinspiration #hotelreviews #traveltips #thingstodo

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.

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.


Media Partners

Travel Media

Travel Media

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

IGLTA

IGLTA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

Tourism Currents

Tourism Currents

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Tourism Currents teaches communities around the world how to use digital destination marketing to attract their perfect visitor. We provide both online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality. Launched in 2009, our team includes Sheila Scarborough and Leslie McLellan.

Hospitality21

Hospitality21

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Hospitality21 is a cutting-edge digital publication written for the affluent, curiosity-driven, sophisticated, intrepid world traveler. Our articles are diverse, covering a broad range of topics which our discerning readers crave. Editorial coverage includes travel, business, luxury goods, food and drink, global culture, and industry updates. At Hospitality21, we are bridging the gap between the hospitality industry and the ever progressing digital world in the 21st century. Our cutting edge publication provides relevant inspirational information to your fingertips 24/7 using a trendy and inviting platform. At times, a photo says it better; that's why you will find stunning media throughout Hospitality21." Social Media Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram

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.


Speed Networking

Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Cebu Pacific, the largest airline in the Philippines, operates a network of over 90 routes spanning Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It was named Asia-Pacific Low-Cost Carrier of the Year by the Centre for Aviation in 2014. Known for its trademark low fares and Fun Games onboard, Cebu Pacific offers the best possible network when exploring the Philippines. It has six operational hubs across the country, making inter-island flights fast and convenient. Share the travel inspiration with our 5.6 million-strong online community: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. See you onboard soon!

Globe Telecom, Inc.

Globe Telecom, Inc.

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and SingTel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. Facebook Twitter Instagram #GlobeTBEX16

Blogger Bridge

Blogger Bridge

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Checkin Story

Checkin Story

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Checkin Story is a community platform for best new travel stories, everyday. We serve as a one stop solution for all the travelers to share their stories around the world and be remembered for it. We believe stories inspire people to travel more than anything else and hence we've chosen the social route to present world's best and latest travel stories for all. The users on Checkin Story can share, browse, up-vote and comment on daily submissions of travel stories and collections of stories. Community members also get the opportunity to interact directly with story creators, other people who post stories, journalists, as well as, an active community of people who are passionate about travel. We're doing Podcast interviews with Travel influencers and heavy travelers so people get inspired by their travel stories. Social Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram Sound Cloud Pinterest Snapchat #CheckinStory

Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives

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Welcome to the NEW Maldives FORGET NORMAL, the mundane. Out with the everyday, the expected. Kandima Maldives is much more than just a holiday, it’s a lifestyle! Experience the NEW Maldives – a new type of (desti)nation with extraordinary restaurants and bars and plenty of on site activities and events to choose from. This gamechanging resort is anything but ordinary. Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Kandima Maldives is a place with soul. Reflecting the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts umbrella brand, here it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of latest technology – not to mention a playful spirit. This lifestyle resort caters for guests of all ages; families, couples, groups of friends and of course honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives has something for you. Discover barefoot luxury, time out for adults and plenty of fun for children, not to mention island-living at its best, year round sunshine, watersports, top dive sites and a safe environment. With the longest outdoor pool in the Maldives, tennis and basketball courts, snorkelling, diving, an art studio, cookery school and much more besides, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied. Facebook Instagram Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Youtube #MyKindOfPlace

Voyagin

Voyagin

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Voyagin is Asia's leading platform to book tours and tickets to attractions. Launched in 2012, our mission is to help travelers discover and book the best travel experiences all across Asia. Our website features over 4,400 things to do in over 50 destinations in Asia including tickets to the best attractions, cultural activities, romantic dinners, adventure experiences, and private guides bookable in advance or in destination via its mobile optimized website in English, Japanese, Chinese, and French. Voyagin is a subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc., Japan’s largest e-commerce site and one of the biggest internet companies in the world. It operates Rakuten Travel, an online travel agency and the largest accommodation booking engine in Japan with over 3.8 million nights booked per month across 30,000 properties available in 9 different languages. We love content creators, especially those of you who come to TBEX! You are the ones who inspire people to travel everyday! Hotels have already been monetized, but with the Voyagin Affiliate Network, you can finally monetize experiences - the reason everyone chooses to travel in the first place! Using our text links or display ads, you can offer your visitors the best prices on over 4,400 tickets to attractions, tours, and things to do; start earning commission immediately. So what are you waiting for? Reach out and work with us: affiliates@govoyagin.com.

Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines

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Philippine Airlines, Asia's first airline and the country's flag carrier, operates an extensive route network spanning across Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, Europe and North America. We fly to over 40 international destinations and 30 domestic destinations. We make each travel moment more special with the warmth of our smile, our unique hospitality and the Heart that is truly Filipino. Our mission is to represent the best of the Philippines to the world. Travel with the airline that celebrates the Heart of the Filipino.

Flexiroam

Flexiroam

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website FLEXIROAM (ASX: FRX) is the leading global mobile virtual network operator offering an affordable alternative to current mobile roaming services. The company was founded in 2011 by CEO, Jefrey Ong with the aim of expanding the horizons of global communication. By leveraging on innovative technologies, FLEXIROAM offers international outbound travelers voice and data roaming in over 200 countries and territories. FLEXIROAM listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in June 2015 with the goal of rapid growth and global expansion. With its affordable voice and data roaming service and access to 580 networks operators around the world, FLEXIROAM is the preferred roaming service for global travellers. With alliances with over 100 travel industry partners, including major airlines and top travel agencies, FLEXIROAM is poised to become a formidable name in the international roaming marketplace.
Links: Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter #FlexiroamTBEX #FlexiroamManila #XBattle

Trip101

Trip101

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Trip101 is a one-stop guide for travel enthusiasts around the world. Supported by an ever-growing community of travel writers, we provide inspiration and useful information to help facilitate travel in a fun and meaningful manner! Spanning across 7 continents and more than 90 countries, all travel recommendations are based on the experience of travel experts who know what they are talking about. Our coverage includes the most popular cities in the world such as London, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, etc. as well as off-the-beaten-track destinations like Mongolia, Romania, San Luis Obispo (Mexico) and Tibet. At Trip101, we share the latest destination guides, accommodation reviews and travel tips – relevant for all stages of travel. Be it pre-trip, in-destination or post-trip, there’s something useful for everyone. Looking for travel ideas? Begin your journey at Trip101.com and be inspired! Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest #travelinspiration #hotelreviews #traveltips #thingstodo

Skyscanner

Skyscanner

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Skyscanner is a global travel meta search engine enjoying phenomenal growth worldwide. Well over 40 million visitors every month trust us to turn their travel nightmares into sweet dreams Billed as the world’s travel search engine, we operate in over 30 languages, with 500 employees, and counting, working out of offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Barcelona, Bejing, Budapest, Miami, Sofia and Singapore. Our super slick flights, hotels and car hire apps help our customers find the best deals - even when they’re on the move and already over 35 million copies have been downloaded. Join them and discover for yourself how to travel smarter with Skyscanner. Visit skyscanner.net/aboutskyscanner for more information.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

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

Travel Media

Travel Media

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

IGLTA

IGLTA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website 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.

Agoda

Agoda

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Agoda.com is one of the world's leading online accommodation reservation companies with a truly global footprint through 36 offices in 28 countries and more than 2,000 employees of 65 nationalities. Agoda.com’s network of more than 750,000 accommodation properties worldwide allow customers instant access to the best tourist destinations all over the world. Over seven million reviews from previous guests help customers choose the perfect accommodations for any type of trip. Agoda.com advantages Hotel booking offers one of the most attractive ways to make money online. The Agoda Affiliate Program is a leading hotel affiliate program worldwide with a strong proven track record, high conversion and generous commissions of up to 60% of the margin per booking. This opens the door for significant cash flows! Our program combines best-in-class tools, best prices and a proven ability to convert traffic. All features of our affiliate program, from multi-currency to the multi-language support, are designed to give you great tools to monetize your traffic. At the same time, integrating hotel offers and tools into your website shortens the distance between description and action for visitors, thereby making it easier for them to follow inspiration. This adds another service to your website as you bring visitors closer to the destinations covered and bring relevant accommodation options right to their fingertips.

Tourism Currents

Tourism Currents

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Tourism Currents teaches communities around the world how to use digital destination marketing to attract their perfect visitor. We provide both online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality. Launched in 2009, our team includes Sheila Scarborough and Leslie McLellan.

Hospitality21

Hospitality21

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Hospitality21 is a cutting-edge digital publication written for the affluent, curiosity-driven, sophisticated, intrepid world traveler. Our articles are diverse, covering a broad range of topics which our discerning readers crave. Editorial coverage includes travel, business, luxury goods, food and drink, global culture, and industry updates. At Hospitality21, we are bridging the gap between the hospitality industry and the ever progressing digital world in the 21st century. Our cutting edge publication provides relevant inspirational information to your fingertips 24/7 using a trendy and inviting platform. At times, a photo says it better; that's why you will find stunning media throughout Hospitality21." Social Media Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram

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.

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