Travel Bloggers & Marketing events 2018 in Europe & North America
The ultimate list of Travel Bloggers & Marketing events 2018 to be held in Europe & North America
The list of social media and online marketing conferences in 2018 – 2019 that we feel are of particular interest to the travel and hotel industry.
Nordic Bloggers Experience, Helsinki, Finland, 13 – 23 January 2018
NBE is a combined blogger experience & conference centered on the annual Matka Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki. Around 50-60 influencers are invited to tour Finland and then speak/network with the industry at the travel fair.
Hostelworld Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 30-31 January 2018
Two-day annual conference with a focus on digital marketing and social media for those in the hostel industry.
Meet the Media, Dublin, Ireland, 19 February 2018
Meet the Media is a one-day networking event for the international travel trade and Irish media, which takes place in the 5* Westbury Hotel, Dublin. This unique event connects media from all over Ireland (print, broadcast, online, digital, bloggers, influencers) with 30 worldwide travel suppliers including airlines, hoteliers, tourist boards and tour operators.
Phocuswright Europe – Amsterdam. 15 – 17 May 2018
Phocuswright is a travel/tourism industry research company that hosts a number of conferences and events.
International Media Marketplace
IMM is a scheduled-meeting networking event run by Travmedia.com in five locations worldwide. Local tourism organisations & travel brands take stands and meet with bloggers, influencers, traditional travel writers and other travel media over a day.
IMM Germany – Berlin, 6 March 2018
NoVacancy – 16-17 July, 2018
Accomodation business expo. NoVacancy is the NEW Accommodation Business Expo – Australia’s largest and most comprehensive business event for those who own, run and market hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other accommodation properties across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
TBEX Europe 2018 (Travel Blog Exchange) – Ostrava, Czech Republic. 26-28 July 2018
Launched originally as “Travel Blog Exchange”, TBEX runs multiple annual travel blogger conferences for up to 600 blogger & industry delegates, worldwide. TBEX conferences nominally run for 2-3 days but there is usually a programme of pre-TBEX tours & events and post-TBEX fam trips that expand the whole thing out to a week or more.
Digital Tourism Think Tank
#DTTT is a consultancy that runs a continuous programme of small events and two large conferences annually…
Content Campus – Copenhagen. 30-31 March 2017
#DTTT Global – Brussels, Belgium. 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2017
Salons des Blogueurs de Voyage, St. Malo, France, 13-14 April 2018
A boutique conference for French travel bloggers, run by We Are Travel.
INFLOW Travel Summit, Istanbul, Turkey, 18-19 April 2017
INFLOW (Influencers of The World) organises Brand-2-Influencer summits for a range of industries.
Travel industry community & publisher, offering a number of conferences focusing on digital technology, social media marketing and travel content.
- EyeforTravel Smart Travel Data Summit North America – Miami. 27 – 28 February 2018
- EyeforTravel San Francisco. 9 – 10 April 2018
- EyeforTravel Europe – London. 4 – 6 June 2018
- EyeforTravel North America – Las Vegas. 25 – 26 October 2018
- EyeforTravel Data and Digital Europe – Amsterdam. 28 – 29 November 2018
Ping Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 8 May 2018
The Ping Helsinki Business Festival brings high-end professional influencers together with brands to talk about content and influencer marketing.
Digital Travel Summit, Las Vegas, USA, 8-10 May 2017
Now in its third year, DTS focuses on digital marketing, eCommerce strategy and customer engagement for travel, hospitality and leisure companies.
Future Travel Experience
FTE is an event and online media business focused on the air passenger experience. FTE has four annual events around the world: FTE Global, FTE Asia EXPO, FTE Europe and FTE Ancillary. Every FTE event includes ‘On the Ground’ and ‘Up in the Air’ conference streams, and an exhibition of the latest solutions and services.
- FTE Europe + FTE Ancillary – Dublin, Ireland. 26-27 June 2017
- FTE Global – Las Vegas, USA. 6-8 September 2017
Content Marketing World, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 5-8 September 2017
Major (4000 delegates) digital marketing conference with a packed programme of presentations, panels & workshops
Snaphappen, London, UK, TBC 2018
Snaphappen is a new one-day conference, run by Snapchatters (but not Snapchat itself they are quick to point out) with workshops/session from successful Snapchatters and an awards event in the evening – The Ghosties, showcasing the best in Snapchat storytelling & use.
Social Travel Britain, TBC, Sept 17
STB is a small conference putting together travel influencers with local & regional tourism organisations and travel companies. This year the organisers (who also run half of the social media track at WTM London) say they are planning a simple one-day event in September.
Social Travel Summit, Kitzbuhel, Austria, 19 – 20 September 2017
STS, now in its fourth year, is a forward-looking conference developing new ways and ideas for the travel & tourism industry to work with top professional travel bloggers & influencers who are there by invitation only. One highlight is the Think Tank which produces policy on blogger-industry issues.
Norwegian Digital Travel Conference, Kristiansand, Norway, 26 – 27 Sept 2017
The event is Norway’s largest travel conference with a sole focus on digital marketing and use of technology within the industry. It is organized by Usus (former Visit Southern Norway) and supported by Innovation Norway and NHO Reiseliv (The Norwegian Hospitality Organization).
Web in Travel (WIT)
WIT is a travel industry community & publisher focusing on travel technology, distribution and marketing. In addition to their main conference they have a number of spin-off events…
- WIT Seoul – Seoul, S. Korea. 27 April 2017
- WIT Europe – Amsterdam, Netherlands. 18 May 2017 (Co-conferencing with Phocuswright)
- WIT Japan & North Asia – Tokyo, Japan. 8-9 June 2017
World Travel Market, London, UK, 6-8 November 2017
The annual international travel trade show in London runs 2-3 social media and blogger streams, and a blogger/industry speed-networking event. WTM has some spin-off conferences…
WTM Connect Asia – Penang, Malaysia. 17-19 May 2017
WTM Latin America – Sau Paulo, Brazil. 3-5 April 2018
WTM Africa – Cape Town, South Africa. 18-20 April 2018
WTM Arabian Travel Market – Dubai. 22-25 April 2018
#DTTT Global 2018, Helsinki, 29 – 30 November 2018
The event focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and all things digital, Helsinki is the ideal host city to line up some amazing keynote speakers and talks from industry around the world sharing their insights in digital.
Join us for two exciting days of inspiration, innovation and networking and be part of the tourism industry’s most important gathering of future thinkers. Make sure you save the dates on 29th & 30th November 2018.
BlogVille’s Winter Edition, Tirol, Austria, 8 – 20 January 2018
Developed by the Emilia Romagna Region Tourist Board together with iAmbassador, the BlogVille project brings together since 2012 digital influencers from all over the world to Emilia Romagna, Italy. As part of this BlogVille Europe partnership with Tirol, a special snowy edition of BlogVille will be taking place in the Alps!
ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden, 24 – 26 January 2018
It is digital travel conference with both academia as well as industry present and presenting. This is already 20th annual ENTER-conference and the focus is this year on engagement and content, making it quite relevant for those interested in social media in travel and tourism.
Bloggers UTD, Brussels, Belgium, 3 February 2018
This travel gathering is the biggest tourism event for online influencers in Belgium. This will be the third edition. Last year welcomed over 120 online influencers and 27 partners.
Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, USA, 28 Feb – 2 Mar 2018
Claims to be “the world’s largest social media marketing conference”. With around 5,000 it probably is. A busy programme of presentations, panels & workshops from top social media marketers.
ITB, Berlin, Germany, 7-11 March 2018
ITB Berlin is the world’s largest tourism trade fair. It has a busy programme of digital marketing, & social media events including expert industry and influencer panels & presentations. There are now two spin-off conferences…
ITB China – Shanghai. 16-18 May 2018
It’s all about business at ITB China. Take part in the ITB China Buyers Club. New opportunities and innovation arise with a unique exhibition which brings together many regions with limitless potential and possibilities
ITB Asia – Singapore. 16-19 October 2018
ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to become the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. Now in its eleventh year in Singapore, ITB Asia will taking place at Marina Bay Sands. It is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau
Salon De Blogueurs De Voyage, Aveyron, France, 23 – 25 April 2018
The first edition of the Salon of Travel Bloggers, also called Salon We Are Travel (or WAT), was held in Cannes in September 2014. Since then, each edition has been a real success and welcomes more and more participants. Every year, in a different destination, bloggers and e-tourism professionals meet for 2 days to discuss influence marketing and Networker.
Women in Travel Summit, Quebec City, Canada, 4-6 May 2018
The clue is in the name; a 2-day conference (with several days of pre-conference events) for women travel influencers and industry members.
Traverse, Rotterdam, NL, 26 – 27 May 2018
Traverse is a 2-day blogger conference aimed at new bloggers and influencers developing their skills. It started in Brighton in 2013 and moved around the UK (Newcastle, Kingston-upon-Thames, Cardiff) ending up in London in 2017 with around 500 delegates. In 2018 it moves to the continent (Rotterdam). Speakers are mostly pro-bloggers, and experts in marketing, editing, videography, etc. Travel & Tourism brands use the conference and its social events running over the preceding week, to network with up and coming bloggers. Traverse also run half the social media programme at World Travel Market, and a number of other social media marketing & networking events.
Travel Massive is an international community of tourism industry professionals and hosts events in over 100 cities around the world. They host over 400 events each year around the world, including New York City, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, and Sydney to name a few. Their online platform is free to join and you can find and connect with over 32,000 members and 2,300 tourism brands on travelmassive.com