Momondo.com, the award-winning international flight-search engine, has teamed up with TravelBlogExchange.com, the online community for Travel Bloggers and New Media Creators, to present the first TBEX event in Europe. TBEX Europe will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 4-6, 2010. Past TBEX events have been held in Chicago and New York City, respectively.
“TBEX has grown very rapidly,” said Kim Mance, co-founder of TravelBlogExchange.com and CEO of Galavanting Productions, the travel media company that owns and operates the TBEX conference franchise. “What started as a meetup between travel bloggers in 2009 has become the most talked about event in travel blogging today. We look forward to bringing the event to Europe with Momondo’s help.”
Momondo.com, which recently beat out six other of the world’s largest travel search engines in a comparison test conducted by London Sunday Times’, has signed on as Platinum Presenting Sponsor for TBEX Europe. As such, they have brought in two co-sponsors, specifically Finnair, one of the fastest-growing airlines in Europe and Wonderful Copenhagen, the official convention, event and visitors bureau of the Greater Copenhagen area.
“Momondo couldn’t be more excited to facilitate bringing the first TBEX Europe to its home country of Denmark. It is important for everyone who likes to travel that we are focusing on today’s major form of communication - online and blogging specifically. Moreover, it is important for Copenhagen and Denmark that we are able to bring a wide range of leading travel journalists and bloggers to our part of Scandinavia, Denmark,” said Martin Lumbye, Partner at Momondo.com.
The decision to hold a TBEX event in Europe was made in early 2010, based on demand from travel bloggers and the resounding success of the sold-out TBEX ’10 conference. When pre-registration tickets for TBEX ’11 sold out in less than 18 hours, “we knew we needed to provide this resource in Europe,” said Mance. Attendance in Copenhagen is expected to reach 250 bloggers and tourism industry professionals from all over the world.
The TBEX Europe program will include topics such as: Ethics in Blogging, SEO Optimization, Travel Writing and niche workshops in Podcasting, Video and Photography. The conference is unique for its strict ratio of PR professionals to Bloggers and for its grass-roots growth. Expected attendance for TBEX ’11 is over 500.