I’m about to preview first hand how wonderful Athens will be for TBEX Europe 2014.

This will be my first visit to Greece and, along with some other TBEX staff, we’ll be taking part in the Athens Travel Trade Fair next week. This is a chance for us to learn more about our destination, participate in a press conference, attend some meetings and workshops, and work with our partners to help create another world class TBEX event.

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We’ll also be looking forward to seeing a few members of the TBEX community who have been invited to participate as media in the trade fair, including Laurence Norah from Finding the Universe, Paul Johnson from A Luxury Travel Blog, Kerwin Mackenzie, and Cacinda Maloney from Points and Travel. Perhaps a few others of you will be there as well – and if so, leave us a comment letting us know so that we can look for you.

Because of this travel schedule, and the necessary follow up that will need to be done upon our return, we’ll not be able to tackle the Athens speaker selections right away.

Our schedule is your gain as we’ve extended the deadline for speaker submissions to April 30, 2014, at midnight Pacific Time. We’ve got lots of great submissions so far, but I also know that some of you are still trying to decide what to submit for a session idea. We recommend that you can get more info about what we look for in speakers for TBEX, as well as specific information about speaking in Athens, before working your idea into a submission.

Early Bird TBEX Athens registration is now available:  $127 for bloggers, $597 for industry attendees. Register now before prices go up.