Calling all travel industry bloggers – apply now for the 2008 PhoCusWright Bloggers’ Summit


Running from November 17-20 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, California, The Bloggers’ Summit, part of the PhoCusWright Travel Industry Event of the Year is a way for travel industry bloggers from around the world to get together, share and exchange ideas and to participate in the Travel Industry Event of the Year. This Bloggers’ Summit events include private meetings, private lunch gatherings, preferred access to Travel Innovation Summit CEO’s for interviews and The Bloggers Summit Workshop.

International bloggers – and potential industry contacts in the making – in attendance include;

Jaime Horwitz, Blogger, Canadian Tourism Blog – Canada
Max Hartshorne, Editor, GoNOMAD.com – United States
Claude Benard, Blogger, Les Explorers – France
Jane Engle, Assistant Travel Editor, Los Angeles Times – United States
Joe Sharkey, Business Travel Columnist, New York Times – United States
Yeoh Siew Hoon, Blogger, The Transit Cafe – Singapore
Kevin May, Editor and Blogger, Travolution – United Kingdom
Veronica Stoddart, Deputy Managing Editor, Travel, USA TODAY – United States
Henri Roelings, Blogger, wiwihblogs.com – The Netherlands

Highlights of this bloggers’ bonanza will include;

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Monday, Nov 17
12.00 pm – 14.00 Travel Industry Bloggers Welcome and Idea Sharing Luncheon
Time to meet face-to-face and have an open conversation about blogging in the travel industry. Includes bloggers briefing session with travel industry leaders.

14.00 – 16.00 Bloggers Innovation Briefing
Meet with invited CEOs and founders from The Travel Innovation Summit to get the “up close and personal” details from the industry’s most innovative.

09.00 – 18.30 Travel Innovation Summit at The PhoCusWright Conference
Take advantage of your full-access PhoCusWright Conference ticket and attend Monday’s Travel Innovation Summit to hear about the industry’s most promising new ideas.

Tuesday, Nov 18
09.00 am – 10.15 Travel Industry Bloggers Meeting
Gather and share techniques, strategies, contacts and more.
Times TBA PhoCusWright Bloggers Summit Workshop
Presented by Tips From The T-List
Veteran travel industry bloggers are brought together to share their expertise and provide real world examples about the current and future trends driving blogging and user generated content. Topics include the fragmentation and consolidation taking place within social media, what you have to know about cross-platform social technologies, why you need to pay attention to Twitter and other mobile applications and how to harness these latest trends to maximize impact on your SEO. Case studies expose why marketing professionals must include these strategies in their overall marketing mix to protect their brand and corporate identities online, and provide best practices that lead to success.

Wednesday and Thursday, Nov 19-20
Center Stage at The PhoCusWright Conference
Your full-access PhoCusWright Conference ticket affords access to what promises to be an exciting event where industry leaders will discuss this year’s theme, The Perfect Storm: Search, Shop, Buy. Take advantage of reserved classroom seating in the satellite theater to blog live during the conference.

Qualified bloggers
should contact Bruce Rosard brosard@phocuswright.com for passes.