Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Relations between travel bloggers and travel marketers and publicists

I spoke at the Travel Bloggers Show in Orlando on Saturday about “Working with travel marketers and publicists”, and to travel marketers, publicists, and national tourism organizations about, “How to work with travel bloggers” at two sessions of the associated ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) Trade Show on Monday.

This was ASTA’s first “Travel Bloggers Show”, but clearly won’t be the last. Thanks to underwriting from ASTA and other sponsors, the cost to bloggers was minimal. With 150 bloggers in attendance (a surprisingly large handful of whom, although unsurprisingly still a small minority, said they were making substantial income or even a full-time living solely from travel blogging), it was standing room only, with lively discussions that could have continued for days — and undoubtedly will, as they already are, in blog comments and on Twitter (hashtag #trvlblog10). See you next year at a bigger and better Travel Bloggers Show in Las Vegas!

Webcasts of my presentations and the other sessions are available only to show registrants. But here are a few links to additional information and previous archived discussions about some of the issues I mentioned:

Link | Posted by Edward on Tuesday, 14 September 2010, 13:54 ( 1:54 PM)

It sounds like it was an awesome event! Would love to attend the net one!

Posted by: Sandra McKenna, 14 September 2010, 17:32 ( 5:32 PM)

Your blog about travel blogging was of great interest to me. I found your comments about the enthusiasm surrounding this particular event particularly intriguing. I look forward to reading additional posts in the future.

Posted by: Elise Lowerison, 22 September 2010, 10:13 (10:13 AM)

Where can I find out more about these kinds of events? As a travel blogger, I'd be interested in meeting others who do similar work.

Posted by: Joel R. Putnam, 1 October 2010, 10:40 (10:40 AM)
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