What with Los Angeles being a land of perpetual sunshine and warm weather, you wouldn’t think summer would feel that much different from the rest of the year. But oh man, did summer fly by this year! Here it is, September, and the Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel is getting back into gear. And first on the fall agenda is The Travel Bloggers Show, part of a larger travel show that should be of interest. Nope, it’s not an official LACOT event but believe me; if I wasn’t going to be in NYC, I’d attend this with bells on.
The 3rd Travel Blogger Show (hosted by Tripatini.com) is part of the American Society of Travel Agents’ annual trade show, and it’s in Los Angeles this September 8th and 9th. Panel and presentation topics include working with PR agencies/tourist boards/CVBs, and a Pinterest how-to. Like the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, there will be exhibitors on the trade show floor shopping their wares and destination information. Tickets are $79. Speakers include Matt Long from LandLopers.com and Don George from Lonely Planet and Gadling.com. Here’s a cool one: Ben Reed of AdventureswithBen.com is speaking about “The Fine Line Between Blog and Bluff.”
The site reads, in part: By attending you will:
- Learn from your peers with face to face networking.
- Explore new resources within the travel industry to enhance content and gain more followers.
- Learn technical tips from a fantastic line up of speakers & panels to improve your blog.
The Travel Bloggers Show will be in the Los Angeles Convention Center, as part of the ASTA travel agents’ conference. Registration information is at the Travel Bloggers Show webpage, and you can ask questions at email@example.com.
That’s it! I won’t see any of you there, obviously, but drop me a line if you attend. Local travel-related events are always so fun. Hopefully we’ll all get together for a proper LACOT meet up in October. Enjoy your September.