Traverse Brighton, April 2013

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Finally – I booked to go to this travel blogging conference in the UK… this weekend!

Very last minute, but as I live in London and it’s in Brighton… I can definitely squeeze it in  🙂

Would have loved to have stayed for the full three days, but I am off to Athens for a work trip on Sunday. At least the main conference day (Saturday) I will be able to attend.

Traverse 2013 bills itself as being:

‘a brand new conference designed for travel bloggers who lead busy lifestyles and want to gain real hands on knowledge that they can apply to their own work. The conference aims to bring together travel bloggers, PR’s, tourist boards and travel companies to experience an alternative conference’.

There will be excellent speakers giving sound advice and great tips on how to really improve your blog and promote yourself. Speakers include professional bloggers, photographers, marketing and social media whizzes, freelance journalists and travel editors for major publications!

Of course, majority of the other attendees will be fellow bloggers of all ages and at all stages with their blogs. The purpose is to learn, network and hopefully exchange lots of info and support each other in our similar quests. I have met a few bloggers at other major travel conferences before. This time is different though, as I am not there to represent the OTA I work for, but for myself! Ryan Bennett of RyansAirAdventures! See the world for less.

Hopefully it will be easy enough to book some 1:1 time with the professionals (Pro Bars) who are holding personal chats with us bloggers. There are even competitions to win while at this event. The first includes a seven day ship cruise around Italy, Spain & France courtesy of MSC Cruises (a sponsor). The second is courtesy of Visit Denmark and includes a few weekend packages to Copenhagen for multiple winners – with the aim for one of the bloggers to win the title of “Visit Denmark’s Blogger of the Year”.

The following people will be on panels or invited as guest speakers:

  • Steve Keenan

Website
» Travel Perspective

  • Tom Robinson

Website
» Tom Robinson Photography

  • Kirsten Alana

Website
» Aviators and a Camera

  • Greg Brand

Website
» Travizeo

  • Adrian Land

Website
» My Destination

  • Julie Falconer

Website
» A Lady In London

  • Kevin May

Website
» Tnooz

  • Matt Preston

Websites
» Places To Go
» Travel with a mate

  • Frankie Thompson

Website
» As The Bird Flies Blog

  • Jayne Gorman

Websites
» www.jaynegorman.com
» www.40before30.com
» www.travellingshopaholic.com

  • Jodi Ettenberg

Website
» www.legalnomads.com

  • Ruth Haffenden

Website
» Four bgb

  • Will Peach

Websites
» TravelSexLife.com
» The Gonzo Traveller

  • Liz Scarff

Website
» www.fieldcraft.co

  • Carol Driver

Website
» www.tntmagazine.com

  • Chris & Hannah Alford

Website
» www.loveplaywork.com

I’m really excited now… flying by the seat of my pants! If you read this and are attending – please let me know.

Check out the full details on the Traverse website

Happy travels!

Ryan

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