The TBEX conference has grown into the most popular annual gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle sphere today. TBEX also attracts some of the world’s best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors who are eager to connect with bloggers and web writers. Airbnb, American Express, GoGo LLC, Expedia, Lonely Planet, Starwood, Vail Resorts, Viator, and support the conferences alongside tourism offices such as those of Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau, Australia, Baton Rouge, British Columbia, Canadian Tourism Commission, Cancun, Denver, Greek National Tourism Organization, Jordan Tourism Board, Macau Government Tourism Board, Reno/Tahoe USA, Toronto, Travel Alberta, and worldwide resorts and hospitality companies. TBEX’s goal is to mobilize and assist bloggers with promoting, monetizing, improving their work and influence, as well as helping PR and industry professionals to connect with the right content creators to benefit their brands and destinations. TBEX’s goal is to mobilize and assist bloggers with promoting, monetizing, improving their work and influence, as well as helping PR and industry professionals to connect with the right content creators to benefit their brands and destinations.
TBEX Take-Aways #1 Speed Networking #TBEX One of the most valuable aspects of TBEX is the opportunity to meet industry representatives. Through Blogger Bridge, you are able to pre-set and schedule speed networking appointments. Tip: Research the brands ahead of time! If you don’t manage to secure a speed networking time, be sure to visit all the sponsors tables outside of speed networking to meet. #2 The Best Part! TBEX provides the chance to personally connect with fellow travel bloggers. Some of the travel bloggers might already be online friends who you finally were able to meet in person. #3 Sessions Tip If you’re going to TBEX, grab a copy of the schedule and plan out your day. Choose the sessions that you’d most like to attend. Team up with a buddy (or two, or three) and split up. If everyone goes to a different session, you can exchange notes with one another.