TBEX is the largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. Each year, TBEX partners with fantastic host destinations in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific to bring the travel industry’s most creative minds together to learn, network and do business.


A Brit and A Southerner
A Cook Not Mad
A Little Adrift
A Nerd at Large
Adventurous Kate
Ain’t That A Trip?
Airport Lifestyle
Alex in Wanderland
All Things Cruise
Amateur Traveler
Anita’s Feast
Around the world in 80 jobs
Art of Backpacking
As We Saw It
Ask Men
Aussie on the Road
Away She Goes
Backpacker Planet
Backroad Planet
Bad Latitude TV
Beers and Beans
Bitten by the Travel Bug
Blonde Brunette Travel
Bly on the Fly
Boarding Area
Bohemian Traveler
BootsnAll Travel Network
Breathe Dream Go
Brooklyn Chick Travels
Brown Girls Fly
Budget Travel Adventures
Button and Bly’s Travel Show
Calculated Traveller
Canadian Living
Candice Does the World
Captain & Clark
Carmen’s Luxury Travel
Caroline in the City
Carpe Travel
Changes In Longitude
Chasing the Donkey
Cheapest Destinations Blog
China National Geographic
Chris Ducker
Ciao Bambino!
Como Viaja!
Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
Cruise Maven
Cruisin Altitude
Cultural Xplorer
Curb Free with Cory Lee
Curious Cat Expat
D travels ’round
Delicious Baby
Detroit Mommies
Dobbernation LOVES
Dream of Italy Travel Newsletter
El Mundo
Elite Traveler
Europe Diaries
Europe Up Close
Evelyn Kanter
Everything Everywhere
Expert Vagabond
Family on Bikes
Family Travel Network
Farsighted Fly Girl
Family Travel Magazine
Fevered Mutterings
Finding the Universe
Five Dollar Traveller
Flora The Explorer
Fly with Maggie
Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog
Frugal Travel Guy
Gary Bembridge Unleashed
Gastronomic Nomad
Gay Travel Herald
Getting Stamped
Girl Gone Travel
Global Adventuress
Gluten Free Family Travel
Go Backpacking
Go Galavanting
GoNOMAD Travel
Green Global Travel
Green With Renvy
Gypsy Nester
Hack My Trip
Happy Hotelier
Have Baby Will Travel
H-Bomb’s Worldwide Karaoke
Heart of a Vagabond
Heather on her travels
Hecktic Travels
Hey Nadine
Indiana Jo
Inside the Travel Lab
Inspiring Travellers
It’s a hoomygumb
Jdomb’s Travels
Jen Leo
Jetset Extra
Johnny Jet
Journeys With Stephen
Just Travelous
Justin Plus Lauren
Katie Going Global
Kerwin McKenzie
Kids On A Plane
Kristen Gill
Latin Flyer
Leah Travels
Lee Abbamonte
Legal Nomads
Life is a trip
Live. Travel. Now.
LL world tour
Lola Travels
Loyalty Traveler
Luggage and Lipstick
Luxe Adventure Traveler
Luxe Travel Family
Man on the Lam
Marginal Boundaries
Matt Gibson
McCool Travel
Meet Plan Go
Merlot Mommy
MidLife Road Trip
Mike’s Road Trip
Miss Adventures
Mitch Canter
Monkeys and Mountains
Mr Scott Eddy
My Itchy Travel Feet
My Life’s A Trip
My tan feet
My View from the Middle Seat
My Wanderlist
Nature Travellers
Nelson Carvalheiro
Next bite of life
Nick’s Travel Blog
No Checked Bags
No Vacation Required
Nomad Tales
Nomadic boys
Nomadic Matt
Nomadic Notes
Nomadic Texan
Not Without My Passport
Notes of Nomads
Null & Full
NYC Jet Setter
Oh travelissima
Oh, The Places We’ll Go!
On My Feet or In My Mind
On Travel Media
One Weird Globe
Ordinary Traveler
Our Awesome Planet
Our Oyster
Our Tasty Travels
Over Yonderlust
Passion Passport
Perceptive Travel
Perceptive Travel Blog
Peter Greenberg Worldwide
Peter Parkorr
Pinay on the move
Points and Travel
Pommie Travels
Quirky Travel Guy
Rants of a Sassy Stew
Real Man Travels
Rear View Mirror
Reward Expert
Road Trips for Families
Romancing the Globe Travel Blog
Runaway Juno
Sally Around the World
Samantha Brown
Savoir Faire Abroad
Savored Journeys
Savvy Traveling
Seattle’s Travels
SF Gate
Smart Family Travel
Smart Women Travelers
Smarter Travel
Sober Julie
Solo Traveler
Someday Traveller
Sophie’s World
Spa Travel Gal
Spanish Sabores
Sri Lanka Tourism
Stay Adventurous
Stop Having a Boring Life
Stuck In Customs
Tammilee Tips
That Asian Traveler
The Barefoot Nomad
The Blonde Abroad
The Budget-Minded Traveler
The Constant Rambler
The Daily Travel Podcast
The Explorateur
The Little Kitchen
The Luxury Travel Mom
The Mother of All Trips
The Opportunistic Travelers
The Planet D
The Points Guy
The Professional Hobo
The Rewards Guy
The Santa Fe Traveler
The Spain Scoop
The Suitcase Scholar
The Travel Pharmacist
The Travelers Way
The Traveling Dutchman
The Traveling Praters
The Travelling Editor
The Vacation Gals
The Vicki Winters Show
Tieland to Thailand
Time Travel Turtle
Tips For Travellers
Too Many Adapters
Travel & Beer Blogger
Travel Mamas
Travel Past 50
Travel Tales from India
Travel with Teens and Tweens
Travelin’ Gringo
Traveling Canucks
Traveling Well For Less
Traveling with MJ
Traveling With Sweeney
Travelista TV
Travis Longmore Photography
Trip Wellness
Trips By Lance
Turnipseed Travel
Twenty-Something Travel
Two Bad Tourists
Unbrave Girl
Uncornered Market
Unravel Travel
Urban Travel Blog
Vanilla Sky Dreaming
Velvet Escape
Walking On Travels
Wandering Earl
Wandering Kiwi
Wandering Millennial
Wanderlust and Lipstick
WDW Radio
We blog the world
Weekend In Paris
What a Trip
What Boundaries Travel
Where Sidewalks End
Where’s Sharon Family Travel Blog
Will Run For Miles
With Husband In Tow
World Domination Summit
World Wide Nate
Writing Travel
Young Adventuress
Aegean Air
Air Berlin
Aer Lingus
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Blue Mountain Resort
British Airways
Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
CJ Affiliate
Clothing Arts
Context Travel
Corning Museum of Glass
DK Publishing
Eating Italy Food Tours
Eaton Hotels
Experiencias Xcaret
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
G Adventures
Global Resort Homes
Hartmann Luggage
Hilton International
Hosteling International
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Kensington Tours
LivItaly Tours
Lonely Planet
Mall of America
MSC Cruises
Palace Resorts
Palladium Hotel Group
Radisson Blu
Room 77
Room Key
Royal Caribbean International
Scottevest, Inc
Skyscanner Limited
Southwest Airlines
Starwood Hotels & Resorts
STM Bags
Sucuri, Inc.
Southwest Airlines
The Ritz-Carlton
The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card-Amex
The Travel Corporation USA
Trivago GmbH
Turkish Airlines
Universal Orlando Resort
Vail Resorts
Value Retailers
VIA Rail Canada
Walks LLC
Yahoo Travel
Albuquerque CVB
Anaheim Orange County VB
Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau
Banff Lake Louise Tourism
Bloomington CVB
Breckenridge Resort Chamber
Canadian Tourism Commission
Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau
Catalan Tourist Board
Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau
Colorado Tourism
Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board
Croatian National Tourist Office
Destination Irvine
Dominican Republic
Dublin City Council
Edmonton Tourism
Experience Grand Rapids
Explore Minnesota
Fáilte Ireland
Flagstaff CVB
German National Tourist Board
Go Visit Hawaii
Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
Hampton Convention & Visitor Bureau
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Idaho Tourism
Illinois Office of Tourism
Israel Ministry of Tourism
Jordan Tourism Board
Kansas City CVA
Lafayette CVC
Langkawi Development Corporation
Lake Arrowhead
Lake Charles CVB
Lake Geneva Region Tourist Office
Lexington CVB
Louisiana Office of Tourism
Malaysia Tourism
Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau
Meet Minneapolis
Monterey County CVB
Myrtle Beach Area CVB
Nevada Commission on Tourism
New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.
Norfolk County Tourism & Economic Development
Nova Scotia Tourism Agency
Oklahoma City CVB
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership
Park City CVB
Philippines Tourism Promotions
Puerto Vallarta
Quebec City Tourism
Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Francisco Travel Association
Santa Barbara CVB
South African Tourism
South Australian Tourism Commission
St. Louis CVC
Steuben County CVB
Stockholm Visitors Board
Switzerland Tourism
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Tourism and Events Queensland
Tourism Australia
Tourism British Columbia
Tourism Calgary
Tourism Montréal
Tourism New Brunswick
Tourism New Zealand
Tourism Office of Spain
Tourism Prince George
Tourism Quebec/Quebec City
Tourism Toronto
Tourist Office of Flanders
Travel Alberta
Travel Manitoba
Travel Portland
Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vienna Tourist Board
Virginia Tourism Corporation
Visit Baton Rouge
Visit Berlin
Visit Britain
Visit Buffalo Niagara
Visit Denmark
Visit Denver
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
Visit Indy
Visit Loudoun
Visit Milwaukee
Visit Saint Paul
Visit Sweden
Visit Switzerland
Wyoming Office of Tourism
Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications
Diamond PR
Dunn Communications Inc.
Fleishman Hillard
Four bgb
HL Group
Langham Hospitality Group
Laura Davidson Public Relations
Lou Hammond & Associates
Ogilvy Public Relations
PUNCH Canada
M Booth
MMGY Global
MWW Group
Sparkloft Media
Spectacular Ink
Swift Communications
TC Media
Weber Shandwick
Adventure Travel Trade Association
CBS 4 Denver
Dine Magazine
Food Travel Network
iBlog Magazine
Huffington Post
International Gay & Lesbian Travel Assoc.
International Food Wine Travel Writers Association
National Geographic Travel
Northstar Travel Media
Passports with Purpose
San Francisco Chronicles
The New York Times
The Social Media Monthly
Tourism Currents
Travel Blog Success
Travel Channel
Travel + Escape
Travel Massive
Travel Media
Travel and Leisure
Toronto Star
Visibility Magazine
WDW Radio

*This is a Sampling of Previous Participating Sponsors



“TBEX is the world’s main meeting point for travel bloggers, writers and new media content creators, and for 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 that specialize in all kinds of subjects. During and after TBEX, we realized how successful the event had been in terms of promotion, as the destination achieved a lot of exposure and coverage all over the globe.”costa Brava
Jaume Marin
Marketing Director
Costa Brava Board of Tourism

“Working with the TBEX team 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 blogs logged even before the weekend event was over.”
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Kelly Ladyga
VP, Corporate Communications
Vail Resorts, Inc.

“2015 was my first year attending TBEX North America. It was an amazing experience. The speakers were outstanding. I attended every session and learned things that I could implement immediately. The networking was incredible. The Blogger Bridge allowed me to connect with several industry partners. The opportunity to network with other successful bloggers was invaluable. I would highly recommend TBEX 2015 North America to every blogger and corporation connected to the travel industry.”
Maunda Land

“This was probably the best conference in 2013 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

“As this was my first TBEX, I found the quality of travel professionals attending was impressive. They do a great job of bringing together the leading decision makers to discuss the pertinent topics shaping the travel space. In an industry where next week’s news is already too old, TBEX conferences allow a great perspective into the future of travel, as well as the current landscape.”
Scott Eddy
Global Brand Ambassador at Zipkick

“I attended my first TBEX in 2010, and it has proven a great place to meet likeminded people who have become friends and business colleagues in the years that followed. As the travel blogging industry has evolved, so has TBEX, bringing in new speakers and addressing topics that are relevant to an ever-changing web. I recommend it for bloggers who are looking for guidance in the big and small of their work, but also for those who are excited to connect with similar-minded people who want to travel the world.”
Jodi Ettenberg
Travel and Food Writer
Legal Nomads

“The money we spent for TBEX was by far the best marketing dollars we have spent so far! It went far beyond our expectations!”

George Kourelis
Sales & Marketing Manager
Visit Meteora

“TBEX is a great event for travel bloggers that want to take their blogging to the next level. The sessions are interactive, the parties are instantly memorable and the overall feel for the event is one that always leaves me with a smile on my face!” ChrisDuckerheadshot-262x272
Chris Ducker

“Best conference I’ve ever attended! No exaggeration. I’ve attended dozens of conferences in and outside the travel industry and in terms of ROI, it was easily the most productive!”
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Travel Blogger

“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

“Whenever I’m asked by up and coming travel bloggers/writers how they can make more money or gain more followers– I always tell them they should attend TBEX since it’s the best conference to learn ways to monetize and to network.”
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Johnny Jet
The Travel Insider

“This is the event to go if you believe in the future of travel blogging. Vision, passion, professionalism, friendship, diversity and fun – all at once.”
Kei Shibata
Venture Republic Inc

“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 organized with both efficiency and fun in mind. Thank you for a fruitful and memorable event.”vail resorts
Natalie Holmes
Manager, Central and Southern Europe
Context Travel

“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.”
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Director of Social Media
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

“2015 was my first time attending TBEX North America. Although the sessions were informative, the speed-networking empowering, and the dining and events exceptional, the best part of the conference was being able to reunite with old friends, meet online colleagues face to face, and make first-time connections with bloggers from around the world.”

Howard Blount
Travel Blogger
Backroad Planet

“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.”

Andrew Weir
Vice President, Communications
Tourism Toronto

“I always have a ton of fun at TBEX and honestly think that each one gets better and better. Everyone at TBEX is doing a great job and I can’t wait to see it continue to grow. After every conference, I always feel inspired and ready to take on the world. I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without TBEX.”
Cory Lee

“The (viral) content your travel bloggers produce each day – videos, photos, written content – is at a premium for brands.”

Amy Jackson
Director of Public Relations


“Hosting TBEX North America 2017 was a truly unique opportunity where planners were not only concentrated on the event’s success in the eyes of their team, their sponsors and their attendees, but were equally, if not more so, focused on ensuring that we as the host city received every opportunity and desired gain from hosting the event. The outstanding team at TBEX worked tirelessly to fully understand and assist in sharing Huntsville’s story as a community and as a travel destination.”

Leslie Walker, CHSP
Convention Sales Manager
Huntsville/Madison Co. CVB 



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