Nov. 7, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Today,
— the world's largest gathering of travel bloggers — announced the host city for its 2013 European conference. "We are very excited to have chosen
as the destination for our event in October, 2013," says
, CEO of TBEX. "We'll be hosting hundreds of travel bloggers and travel industry professionals from all over the world for two days of comprehensive educational programming and engaging networking events. Our delegates will be sharing their unique
discoveries and experiences with the world online. We couldn't have chosen a better destination, as
is the European headquarters of companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zynga and Twitter; it's a thriving social media hub. 2013 is also the year of The Gathering in
and TBEX is proud to be a part of it."
Minister of State for Tourism,
Michael Ring TD
, today welcomed the announcement, adding: "This is a great achievement for tourism and
. Thanks to the efforts of Failte Ireland, we have won a conference which will deliver up to 450 travel bloggers to our shores in
. This could not happen at a better time. By that time, The Gathering will be in full swing and I can guarantee that all who attend will experience
at its best and most lively."
is a perfect location for international travel bloggers to visit and explore," says
, CMO for TBEX. "In addition to the technology aspects, delegates will be learning about
's thousand-year-old history, culture and arts, and the beautiful surrounding area before and after the event. Content creators at TBEX provide a true online window to the world. They will be sharing their perspectives and experiences in
with readers, online communities and social networks across the globe. At the 2012 European TBEX event in Costa Brava Spain attendees generated over 200 million online impressions. We fully expect to shatter that record in
"With its history, architecture and culture providing a backdrop to modern city life,
offers something for every travel blogging niche and every travel blogger budget," says
Mary Jo Manzanares
, Conference Director for TBEX. "Failte Ireland with support from Tourism Ireland is rolling out the red carpet to welcome our attendees to their home, and I'm very excited for October."
About TBEX Events:
TBEX's goal is to help travel bloggers advance their careers as professional travel media through education and networking with DMO's and travel industry professionals. The conference covers topics on creating, distributing and monetizing online content and much more. Concurrently the TBEX Business conference is focused on educating travel industry professionals on best practices in content and social media marketing.