Allstream Centre Toronto

We’re all very excited about today’s announcement that Toronto will be be the site for TBEX 2013.  It’s a wonderful addition to our TBEX Events which currently include our European event in Girona, Spain (registration is still available).

Here’s a copy of the press release that was sent out today:

SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2012 – Today, TBEX—the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers—announced the host city for its 2013 North American conference. “We are thrilled to have chosen Toronto, Canada for our event, June 1-2, 2013,” says Rick Calvert, CEO of TBEX. “We’ll be bringing about a thousand travel bloggers to the Allstream Centre for two days of great educational programming for digital content creators. Of course many of our attendees arrive days early for the famous PreBEX events. They will be exploring the city of Toronto and the surrounding areas before and after the conference, capturing and sharing unique stories and perspectives with their communities and social networks.”

“It is a privilege to welcome TBEX and the hundreds of travel bloggers and tourism industry peers next June,” says Andrew Weir, Vice President, Communications of Tourism Toronto. “Toronto is an inspiring backdrop for a meeting at any time, and particularly so when the participants are active storytellers who will have a chance to discover and share some of the thousands of individual stories that make this one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities.”

“After our initial trip to Toronto, we knew immediately it was a city which our attendees would enjoy visiting,” says Dave Cynkin, CMO for TBEX. “The travel bloggers and traditional travel writers who attend TBEX are experienced travelers who expect a host city to feature great dining, entertainment, an interesting historical background, and a unique experience. We have no doubt that they’re going to love their time in Toronto.”

The cornerstone of TBEX is a quality educational program that provides a learning laboratory in which travel writers, photographers, and video creators can share experiences and hone their craft. In addition to bringing together some of the industry’s top experts to lead educational sessions, the conference offers networking opportunities for bloggers to meet with peers and leading-edge, travel industry representatives. “TBEX attendees are motivated to attend because of the educational, editorial, and networking opportunities the conference provides” says Mary Jo Manzanares, Conference Director for TBEX. “We provide an environment where bloggers can advance their careers by learning from the best and brightest in the industry, make valuable business connections, and enjoy experiences that will turn into editorial content they can share with readers and their respective communities.”

To learn more about TBEX, visit tbexcon.com.

About TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) Events:

TBEX’s goal is to mobilize and assist bloggers with promoting, monetizing, improving their work and influence, as well as helping PR and industry professionals to connect with the right content creators to benefit their brands and destinations.

The TBEX conference has grown into the world’s largest gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle industry. TBEX also attracts some of the world’s best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors who are eager to connect with the travel journalists of the future. American Express, Expedia, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Vail Resorts, Hyatt and HomeAway support the conferences alongside tourism offices such as those of Costa Brava, Canada, Australia, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Denver, Virginia, British Columbia, and worldwide resorts and hospitality companies.

Additional information about TBEX 13 in Toronto, as well as registration information, will be on the TBEX website.