You already know how valuable TBEX can be for a travel blogger. The knowledge and networking opportunities at the conference can transform a newbie into the next big thing in travel blogging.

The problem is that the trip can be expensive for cash-strapped bloggers. If you don’t have a sponsor or thousands of dollars in monthly ad revenue, you might not be able to afford the trip.

That’s why WeHostels has partnered with Webjet to send one lucky blogger on a free trip to TBEX Toronto.

Keep reading to find out more about the prize and how to enter.

The Prize

One travel blogger will win:

  • Travel Blogger Pass to TBEX, the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators.
  • Free accommodations at Hostelling International Toronto. More info on HI Toronto below.
  • $500 flight voucher from Webjet to help you get to Toronto.

How to Enter

To enter, write a post on your blog about the most interesting person you’ve ever met while traveling.

He or she could be a blogger who inspired you to start writing, a traveler you fell in love with, or a local who treated you to dinner.

At the end of your post, please include this paragraph:

This post is an entry in the “Win a Trip to TBEX Contest” sponsored by WeHostelsWebjet, and TBEX.

To make sure your entry is counted, leave a link to it in the comments of this post. If you tag WeHostels (@WeHostels) when you share your post on social media, we’ll re-share it with our community.

On May 1st, we’ll contact the winner to claim his or her prize. Make sure your site has your email address or a contact form so that we can reach you.

Stay at the Bloggers’ Hostel at TBEX

HI Toronto reception desk

Whether or not you enter the contest, we would love to have you stay with us at Hostelling International Toronto.

Book a bed in one of seven dorms available exclusively through the WeHostels app. These are the cheapest beds in Toronto and the best opportunity to meet other bloggers and travel industry people outside of the conference.

Meet the writers behind some of your favorite travel blogs including Clint from TripHackr and Chris from Packed Suitcase.

HI Toronto is just a short walk or light rail ride from TBEX and includes free breakfast, WiFi, linens, and lockers.

Travel bloggers love HI Toronto. Natalie of Near. Afar. (a Toronto local) included HI Toronto in her guide to where to stay in Toronto for TBEX. Corbin of I Backpack Canada lists 5 reasons to start your Canadian journey at HI Toronto on his blog.

After the conference, relax on the roof deck patio or at the Cavern BarWe’ll be announcing even more perks for guests in the coming weeks.

To book your roomdownload the WeHostels app for iOS and find TBEX under the ‘Hot Trips’ tab. Save $10 on your booking with invite code tbexto (all lowercase).

WeHostels Hot Trips TBEX

You can find more info on the official TBEX lodging page.

We’re looking forward to meeting you. Remember to write your post and leave a link to it in the comments. The rooms at HI Toronto are available to book now.

Have any questions? Ask away in the comments.

The Fine Print

Entry in the contest is subject to the following rules and restrictions:

All entries must be submitted by April 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm PDT. The winner will be chosen by the WeHostels team and notified by email on May 1, 2013. He or she will have seven (7) days to respond by email and claim his/her prize. If he/she does not respond within seven (7) days, another winner will be chosen.

No purchase necessary. You must 18 years of age or older on of May 1, 2013 to enter. Void where prohibited by law.