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Partners of THETRADESHOW are pleased to announce the line-up for the session One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don’ts for
Niche Blogging at THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW (Sept. 11-12).
This event, which for the first time will bring together travel bloggers and
the travel industry, is being held in conjunction with THETRADESHOW
(Orlando, Sept. 12-14). Attendees of this seminarnormal""> will hear from some of the most popular niche travel bloggers
about their inside secrets for providing new content with a creative spin.
“Today, there are blogs that cover any subject you
can dream of, but what sets the winning blogs apart is the blogger’s ability to
consistently provide interesting and fresh content that makes readers want to
come back again and again to learn and add their own comments. It’s not easy to
write a compelling blog, and one that covers only a single aspect of travel can
be even more difficult. This seminar will provide those looking to spice up
their blogs with essential tips from the pros,” said Chris Russo, president and
chair of ASTA, one of THETRADESHOW’s managing partners.
The line-up is as follows:
Kim Mance (moderator) is a
travel writer and blogs for various outlets such as normal"">Marie Claire's Travel Diaries and the normal"">Huffington Post; she is editor of online travel magazine GoGalavanting.com. She
also hosts a lively travel and adventure web series Galavanting.tv, which
features video episodes about destinations around the world. In 2008, Mance
founded the TBEX
community of travel bloggers, journalists, writers and travel professionals,
which quickly became the definitive hub for travel bloggers online. Mance is
also currently writing the first Insiders' Guide to Chicago for Globe Pequot Press.
Matt Kepnes (panelist) Arial;font-weight:normal;mso-bidi-font-weight:bold"">is theArial""> founder and author of Nomadic
Matt's Travel Site, a backpacking and budget travel Web site dedicated
to showing people how to take longer trips on less money. A 20-something
vagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2005, he is a native of
Boston. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, he decided to leave the rat race and
explore the world. That decision made, he completed his MBA, quit his job, and,
in July 2006, set out on an adventure around the world. He is also the author
of the book, Monetize Your Travel Blog.
Janice Waugh (panelist) currently publishes Solo Traveler, normal;mso-bidi-font-style:italic"">ranked as a Top 50 travel blog according to
Travel Pod andnormal;mso-bidi-font-style:italic""> a TOP 100 travel blog according to Invesp
Top Travel Blogs. Waugh is the co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, an online
resource for bloggers, and the Toronto organizer of bold"">Meet Plan Go. With more than
20 years of business and communications experience, she now focuses exclusively
on what she does best: writing. She has worked in business-to-business and
consumer markets and has helped high-tech, manufacturing, service and retail
organizations refine their communications and build their brands.
Jeanine Barone is a nationally published travel writer who also
guest blogs and pens the "J
The Travel Authority" blog, which provides suggestions on
under-the-radar venues around the world as well as travel product reviews and
savvy travel tips. An independent journalist who has written for such
travel publications as National
Geographic Traveler to Condé Nast
Traveler, Barone has an eye for what she terms "hidden
treasures." Food, design, art and architecture are also subjects that she
explores on her travels.
Beth Whitman is the founder and
editor of Wanderlust and Lipstick.
For more than 22 years, she has been traveling the globe as a contemporary wanderer,
combining her love for travel with volunteer work, adventure trips, travel
writing and business. After teaching travel-related workshops in the Seattle
area for nearly 15 years, she started her own publishing company (Dispatch
Travels) and began writing the Wanderlust and Lipstick guidebooks for women
travelers (now including The Essential
Guide for Women Traveling Solo, For
Women Traveling to India and is the publisher of normal"">Traveling with Kids). In addition to her work with
WanderlustAndLipstick.com, Whitman is the women’s travel columnist for Transitions Abroad and occasionally
writes for Perceptive Travel.
THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW is sponsored in part by
the social travel network Tripatini.com. Follow the event on Twitter
(@trvlbloggershow with hashtag #trvlblog10).
The $35 registration fee covers blogger track sessions and special THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW
functions as well as access to the three-day THETRADESHOW.Those who wish to revisit
content from THETRADESHOW and THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW
once they return home or view sessions they were not able to attend
on-site, may purchase a Best Value package. In addition to everything offered
as part of their basic registration, the Best Value package includes access to
conference recordings* for just $109. Suppliers
who wish to register may do so here. To learn
more about the event or to register, visit THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW.
THETRADESHOW is created and
supported by the travel industry’s leading organizations, including: ASTA,
ACTA, AirTran, ATA, CLIA, ETOA, IGLTA, IIPT, Las Vegas CVB, NACTA, NBTA, NTA,
Orlando CVB, Tourism Cares, Travel Professionals of Color, WRTA, The Travel
Institute, U.S. Travel Association and USTOA. Official media partners are:
Agent@Home, eTurboNews, JaxFax, Mail Pound, Recommend, TravelAge West, Travel
Channel, Travel Press, TravelPulse, TRO, Travel Weekly, USA Today and Vacation
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