2015 events for travel bloggers

TBEX Athens

 

 

In 2014, when I decided to become a travel blogger, I entered a whole new world. I want to know as much as possible of the art of being a blogger, and I have to learn a lot about it. Attending a bloggers conference is the perfect occasion.

And don’t forget: it will also be very pleasant and instructive to get to know other bloggers. It is with great pleasure that I remember the TBEX conference in Athens, the World Travel Market in London and the various workshops and presentations I attended in the Netherlands.

 

TBEX Europe

WTM

 

 

 

Looking forward

No better anticipatory pleasure than figuring out the opportunities in 2015. And I think I will also do a favor to others, by mentioning the ones I’ve found out.

In searching I have made use of these 2 websites:

https://travelmassive.com/blog/2014/12/travel-tourism-tech-conferences-list/

www.oneweirdglobe.com

I have also found some possibilities myself.

 

Which events?

In the meantime I have noticed that not all of the listed events are equally suitable for travel bloggers. A travel market often does not provide a special program for bloggers. And if you want to register yourself as press member you often need a special accreditation. In addition events are being held for all kinds of bloggers and they do not only focus on travel bloggers.

Therefore I have made a selection of the events on which I think that they might be interesting for travel bloggers. The focus is primarily on the months of March/April and October/November, so we will definitely have to make choices.

Here we go:

 Last update: 22 March 2015

 

 

ITB

 

ITB 

 

Where:                                         Berlin, Germany, Berlin Messe

When:                                           March 4 untill 6, 2015, afterwards for the public

For whom:                                   public, trade visitors, with a limited program for travel bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and speed dating, networking on the floor

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                             yes, evening of March the 3th, Travel Massive

Costs:                                            free

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                     http://www.itb-berlin.de

 

 

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Women in Travel Summit 

 

Where:                                         Boston, USA, Revere Hotel

When:                                           March 27 until 29, 2015

For whom:                                   only female travel bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, March 26, 2015

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            $ 159.00 + $ 11.94, approximately € 140.66 all together

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://www.travelgogirl.com/witsummit/

 

Traverse 2015

 Traverse 2015

 

Where:                                         Kingston-upon-Thames, UK

When:                                           March 28 and 29, 2015

For whom:                                   all kinds of bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, March 29, 2015

Party:                                             yes, Friday night,March 27, 2015

Costs:                                            £50.00 + £3.65, approximately €64.20 all together

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                       http://www.traverse-events.com

 

 

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The Hive

 

Where:                                         Berlin, Germany, Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz

 

When:                                           April  11 and 12, 2015

For whom:                                   all kinds of bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                             yes, on Friday night, April 10, 2015

Costs:                                            approximately € 160.00

Registration open:                   not yet, as of January 2015

Website:                                      http://thehive-conference.com/

 

 

Travel Perspective

 

Social Travel Britain, Travel Perspective

 

When:                                           17 until 19 April 2015

For whom:                                   DMO’s, travel industry, travel bloggers, primarily for the UK market

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            yes

Party:                                             no

Costs:                                            $ 50.00 + £3.65, in total approximately €68.66

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://www.travelperspective.co.uk

 

Social Travel Summit

 

The Social Travel Summit

 

Where:                                         Hamburg, Germany, East Hotel

When:                                           20 until 22 April 2015

For whom:                                   travel bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, on April the 20th 2015

Party:                                             no

Costs:                                            approximately €499.00

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://thesocialtravelsummit.com/

 

 

Wonder

 

Wonder London (former TBU)

 

Where:                                         London, UK, Barbican Centre

When:                                           April 23 until 26, 2015

For whom:                                   all kinds of bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations, speed dating

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, April 23 and 26, 2015

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                                  Early Bird: £ 79.00  + £ 2.63, approximately € 97.68 all together until March 31, 2015, afterwards £ 119.00  +£ 3.63, approximately € 146.74 all together. £ 10.00 discount for simultaneous registration of min. 3 bloggers, only for Earlybird.

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://wondersocialexchange.com

 

 

 

TBEX Europe

 

TBEX Europe

Where:                                         Lloret de Mar, Spain, Convention Centre

When:                                           April 30, 2015 untill May 2, 2015

For whom:                                   travel bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations, speed dating

Pre and/or post tours:            yes

Party:                                             probably yes, information will follow

Costs:                                            $ 127,00, approximately €104.46

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://tbexcon.com/2015-europe/

 

 

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Arabian Travel Market

 

Where:                                         Dubai, UAE, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

When:                                           May 4 untill 7, 2015

For whom:                                  trade visitors, no bloggers program avialable

Focus:                                           presentations, networking on the floor

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                          no

Costs:                                          free

Registration open:                  yes, bloggers have to registrate as a press member

Website:                                     http://www.arabiantravelmarket.com/

 

 

European Beer Bloggers Conference

 

Beer Bloggers Conference Europe

 

Where:                                         Brussels, Belgium, Hotel Marivaux

When:                                           August 28 and 29, 2015

For whom:                                   citizen bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations, beer tasting

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, August 27, 2015 and August 30 and 31, 2015

Party:                                             yes

Costs:                                            Until March 1, 2015 € 97.00, from March 1, 2015 € 120.00.

Additional € 20.00 for 2-day post-tour

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://beerbloggersconference.org/europe

 

Blogstock 2015

Blogstock Festival

 

Where:                                         Elstree, UK, campground Aldenham Country Park

When:                                           September 4 until 6 2014

For whom:                                   all kinds of bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and workshops

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                             no

Costs:                                              £ 55,00 + £ 3,95, ca. € 81,49

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                     http://blogstock2015.com/

 

Meet the Blogger

 

Meet the Blogger

 

Where:                                         Amsterdam, The Netherlands

When:                                           October 2 and 3, 2015

For whom:                                   all kinds of bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations

Pre and/or post tours:            unknown

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            unknown

Registration open:                   not yet, from May 1, 2015

Website:                                      http://meettheblogger.eu/events/amsterdam-conference-2015/

 

 

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TBEX Asia

 

Where:                                         Bangkok, Thailand

When:                                           October 15 until 17, 2015

For whom:                                   travel bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations, speed dating

Pre and/or post tours:            probably yes

Party:                                             probably yes

Costs:                                            $ 127,00, approximately €104.46

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                      http://tbexcon.com/2015-asia/

 

 

TBEX Europe

 

TBEX North America

 

Where:                                        Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

When:                                           Oct. 28 until 30, 2015, afterwards TBEX at the Sea, Oct. 31 until Nov.7, 2015

For whom:                                   travel bloggers

Focus:                                            workshops and presentations, speed dating

Pre and/or post tours:            probably yes

Party:                                             probably yes

Costs:                                            $ 127,00, approximately €104.46

Registration open:                   yes

Website:                                    http://tbexcon.com/ftlauderdale/

 

 

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World Travel Market

 

Where:                                         London, UK, Excel

When:                                           November 2 untill 5, 2015

For whom:                                   trade visitors, with a limited program for travel bloggers

Focus:                                           presentations and speed dating, networking on the floor

Pre and/or post tours:              no

Party:                                             probably yes

Costs:                                            free

Registration open:                   not yet

Website:                                      http://www.wtmlondon.com/

 

 

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Nordic Bloggers Experience,Matka Nordic Travel Fair

 

Where:                                         Helsinki, Finland

When:                                           January 21 until 24, 2016

For whom:                                   limited number of travel bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and speed dating, networking on the floor

Pre and/or post tours:            yes, quite a lot

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            free

Registration open:                   not yet, but closed again around October 2015

Website:                                      http://www.nbe.fi

 

 

Vakantiebeurs

 

Vakantiebeurs (Dutch Travel Market)

 

Where:                                         Utrecht, Netherlands, Jaarbeurshallen

When:                                           January 12 and 13, 2016, afterwards for the public

For whom:                                   public, trade visitors, with a limited program for travel bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and speed dating, networking on the floor

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            free

Registration open:                  not yet

Website:                                      http://www.vakantiebeurs.nl/en

 

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Travel Bloggers Conference Asia

 

Where:                                         Colombo, Sri Lanka

When:                                          April 2016

For whom:                                   travel bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and workshops, Travel Blogger Awards

Pre and/or post tours:            yes

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            unknown

Registration open:                   —

Website:                                      http://www.tbcasia.com/tbc-asia-2016.html

In addition:

In 2014 the following events have been held, on which I am not sure whether they will be held again in 2015:

 

Travel Blogger Destination Italy

 

Where:                                         Rimini, Italy

When:                                           October 9 untill 11, 2014

For whom:                                   limited number of travel bloggers

Focus:                                            presentations and speed dating

Pre and/or post tours:            no

Party:                                             unknown

Costs:                                            unknown

Registration open:                   —

Website:                                      http://www.tbd-italy.com/en

 

Another special workshop:

 

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Wordcamp

 

Two-day course in cities everywhere around the world, especially for the users of WordPress

http://central.wordcamp.org/

 

Travel Massive 

 

Travel Massive regularly organizes informal meetings for travel bloggers.  https://www.travelmassive.com

The first event in Amsterdam was on Februari 26, 2015.

 

Any additions?

 

I am sure the list is not exhaustive. Please let me know if there are any additions.  I will regularly update this list personally when more information will become available.

 

Which events will I be attending?

 

  • I have already registered for ITB Berlin, TBEX in Lloret de Mar and Bangkok and the Beer Bloggers Conference in Brussels. Maybe I will also sign up for one of the WordCamps.
  • I am doubting about attending Wonder London, because:

– I’ve just been in London, at the WTM, and I will probably go again in November 2015

– The period is very close to the TBEX in Lloret de Mar.

  • Social Travel Summit: Hamburg seems interesting, but in my opinion the price is rather high for a conference of two days.

 

And you?

 

Which conference are you going to?

Who has already signed up for some of them?

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