TBEX TBEX brings together the Creators, DMO's and brands re-imagining the travel industry. The Home Of Travel Creatives

WHAT IS TBEX?

TBEX was born in 2009 after Kim Mance sent an email to six of her travel blogger friends. (Back then we just called it Travel Blogging.) Something magic happened and 250 people showed up! 

Today TBEX brings together hundreds of Creators, DMO’s and brands that are re-imagining and redefining the travel industry. Just like the beginning, we build lasting business connections and life long friendships. We meet, network and learn the latest trends, strategies and tactics from each other and the worlds leading experts.

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UPCOMING TBEX EVENTS

Pre-BEX Day Trips start August 16

Workshops Start August 17

Main Conference August 18 – 19

FAM-Trips start August 20

Pre-BEX Day Trips Start October 13

Workshops Start October 14

Main Conference October 15 – 16

FAM Trips Start October 17

Stay Tuned for New Dates TBA

Creators:

• Improve your content creation and business skills
• Learn what’s new, what works, and what doesn’t work any more
• Network and learn from your peers
• Rub shoulders with the top travel content creators, travel industry professionals and social media experts
• Meet DMO’s and travel brands who are looking to work with creators like you
• Become a better writer, broadcaster, photographer, video creator and story teller
• Learn from experts in and outside the travel industry
• Make connections and friendships with peers who love travel as much as you do!
• Explore a destination that loves working with travel content creators
• Have tons of fun!!!
• Go home inspired to take your business to the next level!

Industry Professionals:

• Improve your skills in Content, Influencer, Social Media and Email Marketing
• Meet top bloggers and travel content creators from around the world
• Network with industry professionals that share your passion for influencer marketing
• Learn about the latest social media platforms and hot new trends
• Network with top experts inside and outside the travel industry
• Find out what other top DMO’s and Travel Brands are doing to stay ahead of the competition
• Learn what works and what doesn’t in Influencer Marketing
• Have a ton of fun!!!
• Go home and impress your colleagues and boss with your new insider knowledge
• Set your brand apart from your competition

TBEX is the best conference that I have ever been to. And I go to a lot throughout the year. I do everything I can to learn, get better and be the best content creator I can be. I was very impressed on every level with TBEX.

Martinique Lewis
Marty San Diego / Black Travel Alliance

I am a big fan of TBEX. I have attended every year since 2013. I have been a speaker, sponsor, co-presenter, panel moderator and regular attendee. I love the peer networking but most of all I love learning from speakers, attendees and destinations. In the world of social media marketing one is forever learning. Nothing beats learning from one’s peers and niche experts.

Michael Collins
Founder/Managing Director of TravelMedia.ie and TTR

Whenever I’m asked by up and coming travel creators how they can earn more money or build their audience; I always tell them they should attend TBEX! It is the best conference to learn your craft, figure out how to monetize, network with other creators and meet new sponsors. 

Johnny Jett
Johnny Jet, Travel Blogger, JohnnyJet.com

Have questions about TBEX? Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions attendees have!

Where and when is TBEX?

We hold multiple TBEX events every year. You can see the current list of TBEX events here.

How many tickets are available for sale?

Tickets to each TBEX event are limited and will vary a bit between each event based on the size of the conference center hosting us. Typically around 600 but never more than 800 tickets will be sold for any TBEX event.

Are tickets refundable or transferrable?

Tickets are not refundable but are transferable up to 30 days before the event takes place to any other TBEX event within the next year; so if your plans change; we’ll happily switch the registration!

What Do I Get With My Ticket?

Your ticket includes all of our keynote sessions, all of our educational breakout sessions, access to the expo floor, morning and afternoon coffee / snack breaks, group lunches, world-class networking with your peers, the ability to meet with tourism boards and leading travel brands, speed networking appointments for qualified creators, entry to all official TBEX after hours meet ups, parties and networking events, access to our Pre-BEX day trips, access to our virtual ticket (so you can catch any of the sessions you missed during the show), and three full days of inspiration learning and fun!

I am an industry professional is TBEX for me?

Definitely! If you are an industry professional who wants to learn the skills of SEO, Content, Social, Influencer and Email Marketing from experts who actually do it for a living then TBEX is the event you have been looking for. By the way, you’ll also get to network with the top bloggers and travel influencers in the world at TBEX.

Can I apply to speak at TBEX?

Absolutely, we are always looking for new speakers with expert content to offer our Creator and Industry Professional attendees. We post a call for speakers for every TBEX event and we encourage you to apply. Please know that we do not allow sales pitches or offer pay to play speaking opportunities.  Out of fairness to our sponsors, if you represent a travel brand, we will require you to be a sponsor to consider your speaker application.

I have other questions, who do I contact?

Email donna@tbexcon.com and Donna or another member of the team will get back to you right away.

I've been creating travel content for years, what can TBEX teach me?

A LOT!! TBEX was built by pioneering travel bloggers (we just called it blogging back in the day; 2009). TBEX is a place where experienced creators come together to meet, network and learn from each other. We are proud of our educational content because it is the best there is, but you cannot underestimate how much you are going to learn in the hallways and after hours from your peers.

Most of our educational content is built for intermediate and advanced level creators.  Every hour of TBEX is packed with advanced sessions for veteran creators who are looking for cutting edge skills to take their business to the next level. We also offer advanced breakouts and in-depth workshops on monetization, SEO, Content, Social, Influencer and Email Marketing best practices, content skills including writing, podcasting, photography and video production that will keep your website and media business growing and ahead of the competition.

Can I sponsor TBEX?

Yes, we love introducing leading DMO’s and travel brands to our creators. Click here to message us to get involved and learn about our sponsor opportunities.

Will the conference be live streamed?

No but we have virtual ticket where you can view all the talks online once the event is over!

How long will the sessions be?

The keynote talks and educational break-out are about an hour long. Our In-Depth WorkShop sessions are between four and eight hours long.

Is there an expo hall? Will there be a media marketplace?

Yes, we have a sponsor showcase area that features our sponsoring tourist boards, travel brands, Tour Operators, OTAs, PR firms, and tech companies.

I'm a new content creator. Is TBEX for me?

Yes! You can attend and are welcome as a beginner, we even have an early first timer session where you can meet other TBEX newbies; make new friends with creators like you who can share your journey as a new travel creator. We do have beginner level sessions where you can learn from experts who have been doing this for years and will teach you proven tactics and strategies.

Can I participate in Speed Networking?

All TBEX Creators are included in our Speed Networking software and can participate. Industry Professionals must be a sponsor to participate in Speed Networking.

How do the Pre-BEX Day Trips and Post-TBEX FAM Trips work?

All TBEX attendees are allowed to attend our half day Pre-BEX Day Trips. We offer a large selection of day trips in and around our host city’s including food, wine and beer tastings, history tours, walking, bike and bus tours, to more adventurous activities like hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. These day trips are offered by our host destinations and their local industry partners and will vary depending on the individual personality of our host cities. These day trips are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

The Post-TBEX FAM Trips are only offered to TBEX Creator attendees and there is an application process. These trips last between three and seven days. These trips will typically feature cities and attractions around the state or country where TBEX is hosted. They are typically limited to 10 people or less per trip. Our host destinations and their partners make the decision on who to invite and which applications are approved.

JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE TBEX SPEAKERS

Cory Lee Woodard
Brandy Evans
Lloyd & Yaya Griffiths
Gemma Armit & Laura Lynch
Ed Giansante
Yeison Kim
Tim Anderson & Cristina Barrios
Jada Durden
Mohamed Shafraz Hafi
Samantha Brown
Anton Diaz
Caroline Makepeace
Ajay Sood
Lola-Akinmade Akerstrom
Bruce Poon Tip
Dave and Deb
Tamilee Tilson
Syed Balkhi
Jennifer Leo
Marko and Alex Ayling
Gary Bembridge
Ernest White II
David Farley
Carol Cain
Johnny Jet
Alistair McKenzie
Daniel Noll
Destin Sandlin
Victoria Yore & Terrence Drysdale
Mattew Karsten
Jarred Salem
Heather Cowper
Archana Sing
Samantha Wei
Nikki and Dusty Green
Dennis Littley
Gianni Bianchini
Ciaran Blumenfeld
Chris Christensen
Bret Love

AND A THOUSAND MORE!!!!

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