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May 2016
TBEX North America 2017 will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, May 4-6th, 2017. “Huntsville was chosen as our host destination for 2017 because of the diversity of stories that travel bloggers will find there,” says Patti Hosking, TBEX Vice President. “From the area’s space connection to their vibrant arts and entertainment...
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Many destination marketing organizations (DMO) struggle with how to creatively retell the same story about their experiences. Travel Manitoba packs its blog Manitoba Hot full of fresh stories, a lot of which fall outside the box of traditional DMO jargon. Here are a few tips to creating relevant content that’ll truly engage readers with your...
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We’re up to 64 sponsors for TBEX North America 2016 in Minnesota, bringing you the a variety of destinations, brands, services, and more. By the time we’re all in Minnesota, you’ll likely find that number even higher. Take a look: Adventure Central Newfoundland Allianz Global Assistance Andrew Zimmern BloggerBridge Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau CDC CJ...
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What’s the deal with Millennial family travel?  If that sounds like the opening to a “Seinfeld” episode, well, it’s probably because I’m a Gen-Xer.  As a father to two teenage daughters, I’m well-aware of the Millennial generation.  These travelers are looking for authentic, immersive experiences they can instantly share with friends and family via their...
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At the upcoming TBEX in Minneapolis Orr Shakked from TripAdvisor and I will be doing an intermediate skill level session called “Maximizing Your Affiliate Strategy Throughout the Buy Cycle”. For my portion of that talk we will be looking at some of the stats for your blog and how you can use them to: Focus...
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Although it wasn’t long ago, I’ll always remember my first TBEX. It was April 2015 in Catalunya, Spain. I had been to many blogging conferences before, but never one that was focused solely on TRAVEL. Yes, there are other Travel Blogging conferences, and I have attended many of them, but no one does it like...
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We are excited to announce that award-winning writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkersröm will be our closing keynote speaker at TBEX Europ0e 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Based in Stockholm, Lola has photographed from roughly 60 countries for various publications. Her work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, among other high profile publications....
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Hello Bloggers! April 15th has come and gone. (What a relief?!!)  Don’t relax just yet because now is the time to start planning for next year’s tax return. In addition, if you are like the many who filed an extension, you may still be preparing for this year’s return. Here are a few tips you...
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Monetization Strategies Can Be Elusive Travel blogging and making money can seem like mutually exclusive concepts. If you ask a travel blogger who is just starting out, “How do you plan to monetize your blog?” you get some interesting answers. Some of these, frankly, are based upon magical thinking. Many times a new blogger will...
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TBEX and the Tourism Board of the Philippines are offering a Blogger trip to Philippines. 12 selected bloggers will join with three local Philippine bloggers to discover why it’s more fun in the Philippines! The dates for the trip are June 6-10th, 2016. The blogger trip will be divided into small groups of five, each group...
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