Month

November 2012
  Passports with Purpose is now in its fifth year, and TBEX is proud to be a sponsor of this fundraising effort driven totally by travel bloggers. The 2012 beneficiary is Water.org, and the goal is to raise $100,000 to build two community wells in rural Haiti. At first glance, that number is astounding –...
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  We’ve heard repeatedly that things like audo (and video) components are increasingly important to a blog’s success these days. For bloggers who are put off by the need to buy or carry extra equipment, however, getting started with podcasting may seem a little daunting. If that sounds like you, or even if you’re already...
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  Earlier this month, there was a bit of a kerfuffle over a travel blogging calendar. The fact that there were facets of the travel blogging world that didn’t embrace and applaud the calendar isn’t the interesting part, that was to be expected. Rather, what was interesting was that the sentiments of both the calendar’s...
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  Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve been following your posts, tweets, and status updates about everything that you’re thankful for, and now we want to share thoughts on that from the TBEX staff. Rick Calvert, CEO: I am thankful for my family, friends, for having a dream job and the amazing group of people that I work...
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  When you’re up to your eyeballs in social media all day, it’s tempting to think everyone is on the same page. Not only is that far from true, there are plenty of people who are using social media on a daily basis who – in my opinion – are doin’ in wrong. I’m a...
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  Now that we know our 2013 conference agenda, with Toronto coming up in June and Dublin just announced for October, we thought it would be nice to get a snapshot overview of our two host cities. When was it founded? Toronto sits on land purchased by the British from the Mississauga tribe in 1787,...
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  Today we are opening the call for speakers for TBEX 13 in Toronto. We get tons of emails and phone calls from people who want to be speakers at our events. We get way more proposals than we could ever use. So how can YOU stand out among the hundreds of proposals that we...
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The emails have been flying, the phone a-ringing, and the buzz, well, a-buzzing. Now we can finally share it all with you – TBEX Europe 2013 will be in Dublin, Ireland. Dublin is a historical and cultural center of Ireland. From the Book of Kells to Guinness, from the Spire of Dublin to Trinity College, from...
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  Hot on the heels of our news that TBEX CEO Rick Calvert will be speaking at WTM this year, we’re pleased to announced that  TBEX Conference Director Mary Jo Manzanares will be speaking at the 2012 PhoCusWright Conference in Arizona. PhoCusWright is a travel industry research authority that fosters smart strategic planning and tactical...
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Recent Podcast Episodes

011 – Breaking News About TBEX Events
July 17, 2020
Travel Matters 010 – Martinique Lewis about Black Travel Alliance
July 15, 2020
Travel Matters 009 – Tim Leffel on The Future Of Press Trips
June 8, 2020