“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
We met so many amazing bloggers and brands this weekend. Some cool ideas starting here at #tbex
“The (viral) content your travel bloggers produce each day – videos, photos, written content – is at a premium for brands.”
Amy Jackson, Tripit.com
TBEX Tickets WILL SELL OUT! In order to keep the learning experience and the exclusive connections between brands and travel creators a comfortable one; space is extremely limited.
“Working with the TBEX 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 hundreds of blog posts even before the weekend event was over.”
Kelly Ladyga, VP, Corporate Communications. Vail Resorts, Inc.
Watch the video below of Air BNB’s Global Head of Hospitality Skip Conley and see why TBEX attendees come back again and again and why it’s a SOLD OUT event every year.
“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 – Costa Brava, Spain
TBEX, you sure are a prolific lot. You generated more than 31,000 tweets and 6,000 photos on Instagram in a 96-hour period. And counting. Trying to work through it is like taking a sip from Niagara Falls. All that social activity is about sharing experiences and inviting people who may be in the same room or continents away to join you for the ride. It’s the very essence of travel journalism and collectively the TBEX community is leading the way, harnessing new technology to bring travel to life in ways we never before imagined.It is clear how committed the community is to individual and collective improvement. Every session was packed to the doors (and sometimes beyond) and every one was followed by long lines to ask more questions of the speakers. I’ve had a front-row seat over the past year as the TBEX team assembled the program and built the conference. I saw from day one how they viewed the content, structure and experience from the delegates’ eyes and created a program to inspire and educate.
Andrew Weir is Vice President, Communications of Tourism Toronto. Follow him at @ABWeir.
“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, VISIT DENVER