Learn from Niche Bloggers!

Partners of THETRADESHOW are pleased to announce the line-up for the session One Subject, One Blog: Do’s and Don’ts forNiche Blogging at THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW (Sept. 11-12).This event, which for the first time will bring together travel bloggers andthe 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 bloggersabout their inside secrets for providing new content with a creative spin.

“Today, there are blogs that cover any subject youcan dream of, but what sets the winning blogs apart is the blogger’s ability toconsistently provide interesting and fresh content that makes readers want tocome back again and again to learn and add their own comments. It’s not easy towrite a compelling blog, and one that covers only a single aspect of travel canbe even more difficult. This seminar will provide those looking to spice uptheir blogs with essential tips from the pros,” said Chris Russo, president andchair of ASTA, one of THETRADESHOW’s managing partners.

The line-up is as follows:

Ignore"">· Kim Mance (moderator) is atravel 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. Shealso hosts a lively travel and adventure web series Galavanting.tv, whichfeatures video episodes about destinations around the world. In 2008, Mancefounded the TBEXcommunity of travel bloggers, journalists, writers and travel professionals,which quickly became the definitive hub for travel bloggers online. Mance isalso 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 NomadicMatt's Travel Site, a backpacking and budget travel Web site dedicatedto showing people how to take longer trips on less money. A 20-somethingvagabond who has been on the road regularly since 2005, he is a native ofBoston. After a trip to Thailand in 2005, he decided to leave the rat race andexplore 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 authorof 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 toTravel Pod andnormal;mso-bidi-font-style:italic""> a TOP 100 travel blog according to InvespTop Travel Blogs. Waugh is the co-founder of the Global Bloggers Network, an onlineresource for bloggers, and the Toronto organizer of bold"">Meet Plan Go. With more than20 years of business and communications experience, she now focuses exclusivelyon what she does best: writing. She has worked in business-to-business andconsumer markets and has helped high-tech, manufacturing, service and retailorganizations refine their communications and build their brands.

· Jeanine Barone is a nationally published travel writer who alsoguest blogs and pens the "JThe Travel Authority" blog, which provides suggestions onunder-the-radar venues around the world as well as travel product reviews andsavvy travel tips. An independent journalist who has written for suchtravel publications as NationalGeographic Traveler to Condé NastTraveler, Barone has an eye for what she terms "hiddentreasures." Food, design, art and architecture are also subjects that sheexplores on her travels.

· Beth Whitman is the founder andeditor 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, travelwriting and business. After teaching travel-related workshops in the Seattlearea for nearly 15 years, she started her own publishing company (DispatchTravels) and began writing the Wanderlust and Lipstick guidebooks for womentravelers (now including The EssentialGuide for Women Traveling Solo, ForWomen Traveling to India and is the publisher of normal"">Traveling with Kids). In addition to her work withWanderlustAndLipstick.com, Whitman is the women’s travel columnist for Transitions Abroad and occasionallywrites for Perceptive Travel.

THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW is sponsored in part bythe social travel network Tripatini.com. Follow the event on Twitter(@trvlbloggershow with hashtag #trvlblog10).

The $35 registration fee covers blogger track sessions and special THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOWfunctions as well as access to the three-day THETRADESHOW.Those who wish to revisitcontent from THETRADESHOW and THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW once they return home or view sessions they were not able to attendon-site, may purchase a Best Value package. In addition to everything offeredas part of their basic registration, the Best Value package includes access toconference recordings* for just $109. Supplierswho wish to register may do so here. To learnmore about the event or to register, visit THETRAVELBLOGGERSSHOW.

THETRADESHOW is created andsupported 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 TravelInstitute, U.S. Travel Association and USTOA. Official media partners are:Agent@Home, eTurboNews, JaxFax, Mail Pound, Recommend, TravelAge West, TravelChannel, Travel Press, TravelPulse, TRO, Travel Weekly, USA Today and VacationAgent.

THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) is a 3-day, in-depth networking and educational event.Global and inclusive, THETRADESHOW unites under one roof travelsuppliers and buyers from all over the world, representing every segment of thetravel and tourism industry. It is the trade show event for travel decisionmakers. For more information on THETRADESHOW, please call Arial"">1.866.870.9333,visit THETRADESHOWnormal"">.org.