In less than two months, our big travel conference, TravelCon, is kicking off! TravelCon is a three-day conference that connects media with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small-group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorials, networking events, and industry panels.
So, if you’re in the travel industry, this conference is the place to meet brands, connect with your peers, and learn practical, to-the-point strategies to build your audience, increase your traffic, and more. to earn money.
This year’s conference is hosted by Memphis Tourism from April 29 to May 1, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.
We’ve got a ton of updates for you since we last wrote a month ago:
We have over 50 confirmed speakers and have completed our keynote speakers! Here’s who to expect at the event:
Author, real artists don’t starve
Author, Meeting with Faith
The mother trotter
Alex in Wanderland
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Packs of light
Avenue Two Travel
Fearless and Far
Author, The Way of Wanderlust
Lebawit Lily Girma
The traveling child
Dalene and Pete Heck
Road trip Alberta
Milton Howery III
Anne & Mike Howard
Travel Fashion Girl
This is Nadya
Sidewalk-free with Cory Lee
Spin the globe
Impact Travel Alliance
The travel bite
Camels & Chocolate
Author, The Not Quite States of America
Bare feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Somto is looking for
The Points Guy
Valerie Joy Wilson
Trusted Travel Gal
You can find all their bios and more about them by clicking here.
Our program is now live! Click here to see how the days will unfold, what the speakers will be talking about and what you will learn in each lecture. We have three days of very robust programming designed to teach you what you need to know to develop professionally, grow your career and make more money.
Some of our conversations are:
- How to Successfully Run Small Group Tours
- How to Crush It on TikTok
- How do you create stories that captivate people?
- How to build online communities
- How to grow your business with a team
- Advanced SEO
- Google Analytics
- Self publish
- Creating Successful IG Partnerships
We’re still having a conversation about reels, how the TikTok algorithm works, creating courses, and physical products are coming too!
We will have nearly 40 sponsors this year. You can meet, network and close deals with them. Here’s a list of who’s coming so far:
We have more on the way! Some other sponsors that have been confirmed but not yet have their logos include Alabama Tourism, Banff Tourism, Crabtree & Everlyn, Safety Wing, Get Your Guide, Go Rving, Seeker and TripActions.
As we have done in recent years, we will be giving photography and writing workshops. These are intensive, hands-on, half-day classes that take place the day before the main event (April 28). Space is limited to 20 people per class and these workshops are subject to a $99 USD fee.
You can learn more about the writing workshop leaders by clicking here (we are still drafting our photography workshop leaders). Registrations open on March 28.
Some other highlights
There’s a lot of other cool stuff happening at this year’s TravelCon, including:
- More than 15 niche meetings
- Two awesome parties
- A scavenger hunt around Memphis
- Pre and Post Conference FAM Tours of Memphis and the Region
- And a few more surprises that I don’t want to spoil!
If you’re a travel maker, TravelCon is the place to be! I created it as a way to bring in experts inside and outside the travel industry who can help you grow your business, make more money, and improve your skills. It’s a continuing education conference that will change your career.
So come to this event, mingle with your colleagues, close deals and create the connections you need for continued success.
You can get your ticket here. They are limited, so get them while you still can! We are 40% sold out!
And if you have any questions, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book your trip: logistics tips and tricks
Book your flight
Find a cheap flight with Skyscanner. It’s my favorite search engine because it searches websites and airlines around the world, so you always know that no stone is left unturned.
Book your accommodation
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Don’t forget the travel insurance
Travel insurance protects you against illness, injury, theft and cancellations. It is comprehensive protection in case something goes wrong. I never travel without it as I have had to use it many times in the past. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:
- SafetyWing (best for everyone)
- Insure my trip (for over 70s)
- Medjet (for additional evacuation coverage)
Ready to book your trip?
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