Reviews

“TBEX was already the largest travel blogger conference but it’s now destined to be enormous.” JohnnyJet.com


“TBEX is a must attend show for new media people in travel. If you are in the travel industry in any sort of marketing, public relations or content creation capacity, you need to come to TBEX” Gary Arndt Travel Blogger Everything-Everywhere.com


“I’ve attended TBEX for three years and each year I get more and more out of the experience. It’s because of the sessions and people who attend the conference that I’ve been able to make my travel blog a full time business. It’s the only must-attend event on my calendar and I can’t imagine a year without attending the best travel blogging family reunion in the world.” Matthew Long Travel Blogger LandLopers.com


“I received an immediate consulting gig while I was at Keystone that started less than a week later. Talk about your ROI!” Chris Gray Faust Travel Blogger Chris Around The World caroundtheworld.com


“When it comes to learning about building new relationships with travel outlets, nothing compares to the face-to-face interaction with bloggers that you get at TBEX. This interaction helps reshape how tourism professionals work today.” Caroline Bean Director of Social Media Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation


“TBEX is the Woodstock of the travel industry. Everyone in the travel industry is either there, or they wishing they wereʺ. Rich Grant Director of Communications for VISIT DENVER” Rich Grant Director of Communications VISIT DENVER


“TBEX is the essential event, for both travel brands and travel publishers. Industry-leading content, fantastic networking opportunities, and a bit of fun too – what’s not to like?” Andy Hayes Web Strategist & Travel Publisher


“I declare 2012 #TBEX to be the best one yet. I will go so far as to say it is the best conference I’ve ever attended!” Tweet from @EverywhereTrip


“We met so many amazing bloggers and brands this weekend. Some cool ideas starting here at #tbex” Tweet from @gAdventure


“You folks just changed an entire industry! Thank you.” Beth Whitman Travel Blogger www.WanderlustAndLipstick.com


“I’ve been to conferences which were free. I’ve been to conferences which charge $1,400 per ticket. TBEX this year blew all of them out of the water – by a mile.” John O’Nolan Travelllll.com


“This was probably the best conference I’ve ever attended. This is no exaggeration. I’ve attended dozens of conferences in and outside the travel industry. In terms of a straight return on investment, it was easily the most productive conference I’ve ever attended.” Gary Arndt Travel Blogger Everything-Everywhere.com


“The whole travel blogging world will be focusing on Colorado. It really shows where the industry is heading. Anyone who searches for travel information online ends up on a blog. This is a big deal for us.” Denver Post


“Working with the TBEX and BlogWorld teams was truly an experience of a lifetime for Vail Resorts. The passion and enthusiasm that they brought to the event was visible throughout the planning and execution of the conference. With over 700 attendees you could feel the progress being made and practically seeing the inspiration flying around, passing between attendees, speakers and sponsors. It was an honor for Vail Resorts and Keystone to host such an influential group of forward-thinking individuals and it was amazing to see the results happen instantaneously, with literally millions of social impressions and hundred of blogs logged even before the weekend event was over. Having worked with TBEX since that first conference back in Chicago, it’s inspirational to see how the community has grown and how the conference continues to find new and innovations ways to to provide positive influences and education to its attendees.” Kelly Ladyga VP, Corporate Communications Vail Resorts, Inc.


“Scottevest had an amazing time at TBEX in Keystone. The event was extremely well put together, all the sponsored parties were very entertaining (with incredible food!), and was well attended by hundreds of great people in the travel industry. Whether you come to learn, to teach, to grow your brand, or just get away for a quick vacation, we can definitely recommend TBEX for all of these opportunities. We had the chance to expose SCOTTEVEST to hundreds of travelers who have come to love and appreciate our product and can now promote the good word. See you at TBEX Toronto in 2013!” Scott Jordan CEO www.SCOTTEVEST.com


“Attending TBEX has been an invaluable experience for Room 77, both in terms of generating greater brand awareness and recruiting top-notch travel bloggers to contribute to the Room 77 blog. The panels are very engaging and the events are a blast; it’s easy to see a lot of thought and effort are channeled into making this conference a worthwhile investment for all who attend. We look forward to participating in the years to come.” Jessica Skelton Marketing Communications Specialist Room 77


“TBEX is the world’s main meeting point for travel bloggers, writers and new media content creators, and for the Costa Brava being the host of the event has been a huge opportunity, incomparable to any other. Celebrating TBEX in our area has allowed us to greet travel bloggers from all around the world and specialized in all kinds of subjects, which has meant a great chance to meet them and show them the best that we have to offer. During and after TBEX, we realize how successful the event has been in terms of promotion, as the destination has achieved a lot of exposure and coverage all over the globe.” Jaume Marin Marketing Director Costa Brava Board of Tourism


The Vacation Gals: http://thevacationgals.com/travel-blog-exchange-conference-grows-up/ Jennifer Miner Travel Blogger The Vacation Gals


GoNomad.com: http://www.gazettenet.com/blog/readuponit/at-tbex-i-met-people-who-inspired-and-at-the-same-time-exhausted-me-there039s-so-much-to-do Max Hartshorne Editor GoNomad.com


Around the World L: http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2012/06/18/9-education-lessons-from-tbex-travel-blog-conference/ Lillie Teacha Marshall Teacher, Travel Blogger Around the World L


http://blog.diamondpr.com/archives/837 Kara Rossner Diamond PR


http://theplanetd.com/travel-blog-exchange-colorado-2012/ Dave & Deb Travel Bloggers The Planet D


Blogging: Fad or Emerging Market: http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20120622/AE/120629982/1078&ParentProfile=1055 Blogging: Fad or Emerging Market Newspaper Article


Though technology plays an increasingly important part in our lives, personal meetings remain the most meaningful — and thus effective — way of building strong and successful relationships. TBEX not only made such interactions possible for us, but they were also organised with both efficiency and fun in mind. Thank you for a fruitful and memorable event.
Natalie Holmes Context Travel