The Friday keynote at TBEX Cancun will feature three speakers new to the TBEX stage: Paula Froelich, Sherry Ott, and Lee Abbamonte, for a hard hitting discussion about travel blogging, the travel industry, where we’ve been and where we’re going.
In this interview-style keynote, we’ll tackle some of the thornier issues in travel blogging. From ethics and disclosure, to building a personal brand and business, to other hot topics of the day, nothing is off the table. We expect a lively discussion of opinions, ideas, and viewpoints as we delve into what makes travel bloggers tick. We’ll be sure to leave time for questions from the audience.
You’re not going to want to miss this one! (go register here)
Lee Abbamonte: Lee Abbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. Lee is a multimedia travel personality, brand ambassador, travel expert and global adventurer. Arthur Frommer calls Lee “The Marco Polo of the 21st Century.” Lee appears frequently on several National TV programs, radio shows and has been featured in countless news outlets and magazines. Lee is a successful entrepreneur who previously worked on Wall Street and sold two businesses by 21 years old. Lee graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Paula Froelich: Paula Froelich is the editor in chief of Yahoo Travel. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of the novel, “Mercury In Retrograde” and was the deputy editor of the New York Post’s gossip column, Page Six, for ten years. In January 2012 she won a Gold Medal award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for her piece in Playboy on Iraq, “Down And Out In Baghdad.” Paula is originally from Ohio and Kentucky and loves to travel to places where the USD still means something.
Sherry Ott: Sherry Ott is a long term traveler, blogger, and photographer with one goal in mind – to make you wish you were somewhere else. She seeks out unique travel experiences while writing about her nomadic life on Ottsworld.com since 2006. She primarily travels solo, but you can also find her with her nieces is tow as an alternative family travel blogger. In addition, Sherry is the co-founder of Meet, Plan, Go!, a website and travel event teaching people how they can take a traveling career break or sabbatical that benefits their career.