TBEX staff, along with a few bloggers from the TBEX community, attended the Athens Travel Trade Fair earlier this month. The trade fair included a variety of networking opportunities, tours, and a press conference.

The press conference, among others things, explained to international journalists the importance Athens places on hosting TBEX Europe 2014.

George Broulias, President of the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency said, “The awarding of the TBEX event in Athens, after the crucial and persistent efforts of the City of Athens and the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau, is a very important success for our city. For three days, Athens will be at the focus of hundreds of top opinion leaders through the largest networks of social media and travel blogs, while the positive impact of the event for our destination will be reproduced internationally for a long time. It is a great honour, but also an opportunity for our city.”

Athens Mayor Yorgos Kaminis explained that hosting TBEX was a part of the city’s targeted actions and dedication to reposition Athens on the international tourism map.

Remarks on behalf of TBEX were made by Mary Jo Manzanares, TBEX Conference Director.

Bloggers attending on behalf of TBEX included Paul Johnson, Kerwin Mackenzie, Cacinda Maloney, and Laurence Norah.$127

Have you registered for TBEX Athens? Early bird pricing is available through June 5th:  $127 for bloggers and $597 for travel industry professionals.