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Tuesday, April 5 • 1:15pm - 2:40pm
CREATORS DOUBLE SESSION: Part 1: How To Break Into the Travel Blogging Industry / Part 2: Influencers Meet the Travel Brands

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With the travel and hospitality industry booming, many influencers are looking for a way to break into the travel writing or blogging industry. While it's a fun and rewarding industry that allows influencers to travel the world, experience new cultures, and even make money - it takes a lot of hard work and dedication. So, what steps do you need to take to create a successful travel blogging brand for yourself? Meet top travel influencers who will share their story and offer tips on how you can also break into the travel influencer industry.

●      How to get noticed by travel brands

●      How to blog while traveling, mobile technology

●      Tips on creating beautiful content complete with photography and video

●      How to pitch destinations for media trips

●      Define your travel niche such as food, budget, luxury, adventure, family, and more

●      Best practices of working with travel brands

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Gonzalo J. Gonzalez

Managing Partner, BVK
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Todd Sommers

Director of Brand Marketing, Best Western International

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Caryn Bailey

Rockin’ Mama
Caryn Bailey authors the site Rockin’ Mama, a lifestyle resource for the modern mom which covers food, travel, film, fashion, and green living. She lives in Southern California with her 2 children where you’ll often find her exploring all there is to see and do in the city. Over... Read More →
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Olga Maria Czarkowski

Founder, Dreams in Heels & Latinas Who Travel
Olga Maria is a Travel & Lifestyle Latina Blogger and a digital nomad (based between NYC, Germany and Austria). Through her blogazine, DreamsinHeels.com and her Bilingual Travel Community Latinaswhotravel.com, her aim is to inspire women to consider living a more adventurous lifestyle... Read More →
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Yaniris Felipe

Hispanic Media Relation, Dominican Republic Tourism Office
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Mike Gast

Vice President of Communications, Kampgrounds of America Inc.
 Mike Gast has been the Vice President of Communications for Kampgrounds of America Inc. since April 2001.   Kampgrounds of America Inc., now celebrating its 54th year after been founded on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana in 1962, now has 485 locations... Read More →
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Elizabeth Ninomiya

Manager of corporate communications, Latin America & Caribbean, JetBlue
Elizabeth Ninomiya is manager of corporate communications, Latin America & Caribbean Region for JetBlue, overseeing public relations and social media efforts in more than 35 markets, including Puerto Rico and the US Hispanic market. She also manages new route inaugural efforts as... Read More →
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Jenea Robinson

Media Relations Manager,, VISIT PHILADELPHIA™
  Jenea Robinson manages multicultural communications for VISIT PHILADELPHIA, promoting Philadelphia as top travel destination for African American and Hispanic visitors.  In 2014, Jenea moderated The National Association of Black Journalists’ first travel panel during their... Read More →
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Ana Serafin

Traveling Latina
Ana Serafin Smith is an award winning travel blogger in the Latina blogging community. Ana started traveling at the age of two, when she boarded her first flight from Caracas, Venezuela to Kalamazoo, MI; since then she has not stopped exploring the world!   In 2010, Ana started... Read More →
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Colby Shipwash

Days of a Domestic Dad

Tuesday April 5, 2016 1:15pm - 2:40pm EDT
Escorial/Alhambra Room