World Travel Market (WTM) in London is a must-attend event for any travel blogger or journalist. Every year I dread it. It’s vast, held in the ExCel Centre in far east London and utterly exhausting with all the stands, crowds, opportunities and ideas. That said, I also wouldn’t miss it for the world. I always come away energised and excited about covering travel and about all the possibilities.
This year I met several bloggers there in addition to appearing on a panel for Social Travel Market, which explores what’s happened in blogging, social media, and online in travel. It’s organised by my friends Steve and Mark at Travel Perspective, and their knowledge and passion for travel shines through. There are great speakers (I’m not counting myself), packed rooms and intelligent questions asked. There was even a table football tournament after-party, at which @vegemitevix and I squared off against a brother and sister team. I’m happy to say it was not a rout; we scored 1 goal.
Over on the BritMums blog, I write today about the top monetisation tips from leading travel bloggers – great advice from some real heavyweights. If you’re interested in travel blogging and attend WTM, you don’t want to miss Social Travel Market. Mark your calendar and see you there next year!