The Travel Bloggers Show


The Travel Bloggers Show

The first travel industry conference for travel bloggers is being held in Orlando on September 11-12 in conjunction with North America’s top travel conference, THETRADESHOW. The 2-day event will bring together travel bloggers from across the world to network and learn from one another. Participants will have the chance to experience some of Orlando’s most popular attractions as well as learn new skills thanks to a dynamic series of targeted educational seminars and panels.

Chris ElliotFeaturing travel expert Chris Elliott:

Travel blog & website
National Geographic Traveler magazine’s reader advocate
Writes the syndicated “Travel Troubleshooter” column which appears in 50+ U.S. newspapers and websites
Produces a popular weekly commentary on
Writes the “Navigator” column in Sunday’s Washington Post

Schedule of Events *subject to change

Saturday, September 11
Enjoy special VIP Perks to include discounts to area attractions
Sunday, September 12
9am – 9:45am Seminar: A Top Travel Blogger Shares How He Does It
Presenter:  Chris Elliott

Whether you’re just starting your life as a travel blogger or already consider yourself a veteran, this seminar will offer new insight into how to take your blog from zero to 60. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of producing a blog that is on everyone’s must-read list.

10am – 10:45am Seminar: Working with travel marketers and P.R. agencies
Presenter:  Edward Hasbrouck

Some travel bloggers depend on publicists for access to travel information and experiences to write about, and value their news  tips. Other bloggers dismiss publicists and marketers as time-wasting spammers. In this session, we’ll explore the sources of  misunderstanding and some of the win- win ways that travel bloggers, publicists, and marketers can fulfill our differing goals and roles while helping, instead of angering, each other.

  • Finding common ground: How PR agencies and marketers can help travel bloggers
  • Why publicists and marketers often misunderstand and have a negative impression of bloggers.
  • How to make life easier for yourself by making it easier for marketers and publicists to understand you and your blog. (And how you can better understand them.)
  • News, advertising, and everything in between: Are you a journalist or an ad salesperson?
  • Building relationships with publicists and marketers: Are you pitching or being pitched?
  • FTC guidelines and ethics of disclosures of freebies, junkets, and sponsorships.
11am – 11:45am Panel Seminar: One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don’ts for Niche Blogging
Moderator: Kim Mance
Panelists: Matt Kepnes, Janice Waugh, Jeanine Barone, Beth Whitman

Whatever it is—cruising, the culinary traditions of Italy, backpacking—you’re passionate about it. But how do you keep the content fresh when you’re only covering one subject, and sometimes a narrowly focused subject at that? Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from niche travel bloggers about their trials and travails when it comes to providing new content with a creative spin.

2pm – 5pm Trade Show – meet one on one with travel industry suppliers and destinations

Monday & Tuesday – see THETRADESHOW Schedule of Events

Registration fee of $35 includes access to THE TRAVEL BLOGGERS SHOW educational sessions, badge to attend THETRADESHOW including all educational seminars, trade show and delegate functions (excluding private events).  Registrants can also take advantage of complimentary tickets to Orlando theme parks including Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, Disney Parks, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica.

Speakers and presenters:

Chris ElliotChris Elliott is a consumer advocate for MSNBC, National Geographic Traveler, Tribune Media Services and The Washington Post. He’s best known as an advocate for travelers, as the author of the weekly syndicated Travel Troubleshooter column and this site.

Edward HasbrouckEdward Hasbrouck writes the “Practical Nomad” blog at, providing how-to tips and consumer advice for an audience that ranges from backpackers to business travellers.

Kim ManceKim Mance is editor of and blogs about travel for various outlets like Marie Claire’s Travel Diaries. She is also founder TBEX, the definitive hub for travel bloggers online, which hosts annual conferences in North America and Europe.

Janice WaughJanice Waugh is the Publisher, Editor & Writer of Solo Traveler, co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network and Toronto organizer of Meet Plan Go

Matt KepnesMatt Kepnes is founder and author of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site, a backpacking and budget travel website dedicated to showing people how to travel longer on less money.

Jeanine BaroneJeanine Barone is a nationally published travel writer who also guest blogs and pens the “J The Travel Authority” blog at which provides suggestions on under-the-radar venues around the world as well as travel product reviews and savvy travel tips.

Beth WhitmanBeth Whitman is the founder of Wanderlust and Lipstick, which includes the website, guidebook series and tours, all dedicated to encouraging women to pursue their dream journeys. She’s also the Women’s Travel Editor at Transitions Abroad and a contributor to Perceptive Travel.

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2 thoughts on “The Travel Bloggers Show

  1. This will be fantastic. I am on my first such event and it has been going well

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