Month

September 2013
  After getting in the speed dating game at TBEX in Keystone, Colorado and Toronto, I’ve met my fair share of potential suitors. Some of those have led to exciting partnerships with TripIt, others have opened the door for future conversations, and some have fizzled out after the first date. I will share which of...
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  I was recently at a foreign press event, where the majority of the media present was not only print, but also British. I am not without my shyness and apprehension of walking into a crowd of strangers. But I have learned to get past it and move forward. I grabbed one of the drinks...
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  Close your eyes and picture Dublin in your mind.  What do you see? What if we told you that right on Dublin’s doorstep, only a short drive or bus trip away from the city centre, you could find yourself bouldering over large outcrops slap bang in the middle of the fantastic Dublin Mountains  or...
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  You’ve sent numerous emails, you’ve pitched to the best of your abilities, you’ve even followed up with phone calls BUT you still seem to be getting nowhere with that PR person or Tourist Board representative. You may have even already featured their client in an article or blog post but now the conversation has...
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  If you are doing any kind of business you should be collecting leads so you can grow your business. In the travel business, it’s no different – travel bloggers, PR Agencies, DMOs, hotels, airlines, etc. all collect leads everyday. The big question is usually how much information should you collect on initial contact? Think...
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  Dublin is a city that is famous the world over for its distinct history, literature, heritage, tradition and vibrant contemporary cultural life.  It is a culture vulture’s paradise, bursting with a cool café culture, inspiring libraries, fascinating museums, beautiful galleries, historic buildings, thriving theatres and cultural centres. If you are a history buff, a...
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  We’re very excited to announce today that hospitality expert Chip Conley will be the opening keynote speaker at TBEX Dublin. Chip is the founder of boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre, and just yesterday was named Head of Global Hospitality for Airbnb. A leader in the boutique hotel revolution, no one has created more unique properties...
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  Travel bloggers are a funny group. Dangle a new social media outlet in front of them and they’ve got a username and password faster than they can upload a snapshot of tonight’s dinner. Ask them how they use their email list, and they usually answer, “Ummmm, I’ve been meaning to work on that.” Email...
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  We’ve got some updated information for travel bloggers heading out on one of the five pre and post-TBEX Dublin FAM trips. If you’ve been invited on one of the FAM trips, you’ve confirmed your attendance on the trip with an RSVP to us here at TBEX. You may or may not be contacted directly...
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Almost 240 years ago a group of upstarts in a backwater colony decided to declare independence from the United Kingdom – then the most powerful Empire on the planet. But it wasn’t just political freedom that emerged from this act of revolution. The emergence of new personalities, characteristics, and even language evolved as a result...
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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