February 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm #30687
Listed below in alphabetical order:
Canada Media Marketplace – created by the Canadian Tourism Commission to match travel media with Canadian destinations. Visit: http://www.canadamediamarket.org
Digital Innovation Asia – An annual summit focusing on digital and social media in the travel and tourism industry as it relates to Asia. http://digitalinnovationasia.com
IFWTWA – The International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association is a community for journalists who focus on travel and hospitality. Annual dues are part of membership – several trips are offered to qualified members each year. They maintain an online travel magazine. Also an annual conference is held.
ITWPA – International Travel Writers and Photography Alliance. Promoting travel writers and photographers, connecting editors with both and offering additional exposure for your work.
ITB – Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin is the world’s largest International tourism trade fair. It is held once a year in Berlin Germany and also in Asia. Visit: http://www.itb-berlin.de/en/
Media Bistro, AvantGuild – a membership organization that has a broad focus; open to anyone who works with media content.
Media Kitty – great for working journalists (mostly travel journalists) to connect with PR professionals around the globe. Over 9000 journalists are members – weekly emails are sent out spotlighting some of the members, highlighting trips and other related travel news.
New Media Expo – this annual conference is held in the United States and is a great venue to meet and collaborate with other new media content creators. Visit: http://www.nmxlive.com
NATJA – the North America Travel Journalist Association is a community of travel writers, photographers and editors. They have an annual conference, their own online magazine, give out awards to members and promote the general interests of travel journalists.
PTBA – The Professional Travel Bloggers Association – composed of travel bloggers – promotes the interest of travel bloggers.
SATW – the Society of American Travel Writers was founded in 1955 and is one of the most trusted member organizations for travel journalists. Applicants must be sponsored by an existing member.
SOMET– Social Media Tourism Symposium provides an opportunity for destinations and tourism businesses to share ideas and learn how to leverage social media within the tourism industry. This event is held annually in the USA, Europe and Australia. Visit: http://www.sometourism.com
STS – the Social Travel Summit is a conference in Germany for Online Travel Publishers and Marketers. Visit: http://www.thesocialtravelsummit.com
TBC Asia – The Travel Bloggers Conference is an annual event held in Asia helped organized by the event partner, the Professional Travel Bloggers Association. Visit: http://www.tbcasia.com/
TBEX – The Travel Blog Exchange is a biannual event that promotes the interests of travel bloggers. The conference is held in varied locations in North America and Europe. It is a great venue to meet other travel bloggers, share information, catch up on the latest trends in the industry as well as connect with PR Companies and other brands.
TBU – Travel Bloggers Unite is an online community connecting and promoting the interests of travel bloggers. They hold annual conferences with workshops, discussions and networking opportunities.
Travel Massive – holds events in over 30 select cities around the world – some cities are more active than others. The focus is to meet, network and facilitate the sharing of information between travel brands, bloggers, startups and other travel professionals.
Visit Europe Media Exchange – holds several events in North America annually – pairs travel media with European destinations. Visit: http://www.visiteuropemediaexchange.com
World Travel Market (WTM) are held at select locations around the world including the primary one in London. This is a major business to business travel industry event. All sectors of the travel industry converge at these events. Visit: http://www.wtmlondon.com
What other organizations do you recommend? Post your comments here 🙂