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Tripatini and ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) are organizing our 3rd annual TRAVEL BLOGGER SHOW as part of ASTA's big annual THETRADESHOW, being held this year in Los Angeles September 7-9. Confirmed speakers besides myself include Don George (Lonely Planet/Gadling), Matt Long of Landlopers.com, Ben Reed of AdventuresWithBen.com, and Bethany Salvon/Randy Kalp of BeersAndBeans.com, and sponsors so far include Gadling/AOL Travel and Allianz Global Assistance.Attendees will include bloggers both established and beginning, as well as trade attendees looking to get into blogging or step up their games. We also hold a fun mixer the first night; provide local tours and show tickets; and give out loads of prizes.
Check out this testimonial, from Vickie Griggs of Comphoppers.com:
"I attended the Travel Blogger Show in Las Vegas. It was not only informative it was profitable. I loved visiting the Mob Museum prior to its opening, enjoyed the patio reception at the Tropicana and especially found the gathering and tour of the Platinum Hotel productive and profitable. We won a two night stay at the Broadmoor in Colorado!
And during the Tropicana reception I meet the owner of a New Orleans B&B who offered us two complimentary nights near the French Quarter. Then just a few weeks ago I ran into several bloggers I had meet during the Las Vegas show in Colorado. Of, course there were also those blog link exchanges and content opportunities.
Also, the fact it is held in conjunction with the ASTA travel industry show added opportunities to learn more about travel destinations, tour companies and the travel industry.
I highly recommend this event."
We are seeking sponsorships and prize donations for this year's TBS; in the past, many public relations/marketing/hospitality professionals have been pleased with the results of their participation, and we know you will be, too. We promote participating destinations, properties, tour operators, and other products directly with hundreds of participants as well as pre-event publicity not just to the 1,500+ media members of Tripatini and tens of thousands of readers in 120+ countries, but also an even wider audience via press releases, social media, and sponsoring media outlets (which last year, for example, included Gadling.com).
More information: http://www.thetradeshow.org/thetravelbloggershow.cfm. For sponsorship/prize donation details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, we greatly look forward to working with you!