Travel Matters 009 – Tim Leffel on The Future Of Press Trips

Our guest for this episode is TBEX North America Conference Director Tim Leffel. Tim started backpacking around the world and writing for travel magazines as a freelancer in the mid-1990s. He has published several books and now runs five different websites. 

Tim joins us today to talk about the results from a recent survey he conducted asking 160 travel writers and DMOs what they about The Future Of Press Trips in a post-COVID-19 world. 

  • at 6:38 we talk about the difference between solo trips vs. group trips
  • at 10:20 we talk about how budget cuts will impact trips
  • at 12:15 we talk about 4 recommendations based on the results of the survey
  • at 28:32 we talk about the current trend in ad revenue on travel blogs
  • at 29:42 we talk about our latest keynote speaker for TBEX North America
  • at 30:35 we talk about how COVID-19 may impact our current plans for the timing of TBEX North America and current safety measures we are taking for all attendees. 
  • at 35:15 we announce plans for TBEX North America 2021 and TBEX Europe 2021, and TBEX Asia 2021
 

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