Chris Guillebeau to Speak at TBEX Europe


We’re very excited to announce another keynote speaker for TBEX Europe in Girona, Spain – Chris Guillebeau.

chris guillebeauChris is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to volunteer work in West Africa, he has visited nearly every country on earth before the age of 35. Host of the World Domination Summit, an international gathering of creative people, Chris is focused on encouraging individual quests while also “giving back.” Chris writes for a small army of remarkable people at His latest book, The $100 Startup, was an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Chris joins an impressive line up of TBEX Europe speakers; additional speakers and programming will be announced later this week.

Registration is still available for bloggers and travel industry attendees.

Travel Bloggers to Converge in Toronto, Canada for TBEX Conference in 2013

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

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.



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Amy Porterfield to Speak at TBEX Europe

Amy Porterfield joins an impressive line up of speakers now confirmed for TBEX 12 in Girona, Costa Brava, Spain.

Amy Porterfield to speak at TBEX EuropeAmy is the co-author of Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies and a Social Media Strategist for entrepreneurs and small businesses and currently creates online programs to teach entrepreneurs and small businesses how to leverage social media to gain greater exposure, attract quality leads and turn their fans and followers into loyal customers.

One of the top experts in the area of Facebook marketing, Amy will help you sort through and understand the nuances of all the Facebook changes and help you learn how to put them to work for you.  If  you’re confused about how to build your Facebook page and are looking for better ways to share conversation with your readers and fans, you won’t want to miss what Amy has to say.



Peter Shankman to Speak at TBEX Europe


We’re pleased to announced that Peter Shankman, author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector will be a speaker at TBEX Europe in Girona, Spain.

Peter ShankmanPeter is known for radically new ways of thinking about Social Media, PR, marketing, advertising, and customer service, and travel bloggers may know him best as the founder of Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week with the tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something.”  HARO was acquired by Vocus, and Peter is now serves as its Vice President and Small Business Evangelist.

A proud Boston University graduate, Peter started his career at America Online as a Senior News Editor, helping found the AOL Newsroom and spearheading coverage of the Democratic and Republican 1996 conventions, which marked the first time an online news service covered any major political event.

Peter is the Founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique Social Media, Marketing and PR Strategy firm located in New York City, and also serves on numerous advisory boards.

An energetic speaker, Peter has been immensely popular with audiences around the world.  TBEX attendees are in for a real treat!

TBEX Europe will be help in Girona, Spain, on September 21-22, 2012.  Discounted tickets are still available.

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