September 18-20, 2020 | New Orleans, LA
The travel media landscape is constantly changing. This three day conference will connect you with industry leaders, influencers, and celebrated writers through keynote speeches, small group writing and photography workshops, breakout tutorial sessions, networking events, and industry panels.
At TravelCon, you'll:
- Improve your craft in the four major areas of travel: video, photography, writing, and blogging.
- Learn what's hot, what works, and what doesn't in the industry.
- Keep current on the best practices in digital travel publishing.
- Learn about new products and services in the industry.
- Meet destinations and travel brands.
- Network with experts outside the travel industry.
- Learn from experts outside the travel industry.
- Make connections with other travel lovers.
- Have a ton of fun!!!
Check Out 2019's Event Highlight Reel
Pictures From Our 2019 Event
2020 Keynote Speakers
Author, Real Artists Don't Starve
2020 Breakout Speakers
Check back often as we'll continue to update it as we get closer to September's event!
Author, Meeting Faith
Lola Akinmade Åkerström
Writer + Photographer
Alex in Wanderland
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Powered by Search
Marc and Julie Bennett
John E. DiScala
Wall Street Journal
Double Your Freelancing
The Professional Hobo
Author, The Way of Wanderlust
Travels of Adam
Major Impact Media
The Traveling Child
Travel Past 50
Anne & Mike Howard
Family Travel Association
Travel Fashion Girl
The Points Guy
Author, Rediscovering Travel
The Travel Bite
Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi
Oneika the Traveller
The Blonde Abroad
American Society of Travel Advisors
The Splendid Traveler
Gifted Travel Network
Hopscotch the Globe
The Travelling Gays
Travel Bags With Annita & Friends
The Points Guy
What To Expect At TravelCon
ACTIONABLE CONTENT AND ADVICE
The best in travel come to TravelCon to learn! They come for the content, advice, and hands-on workshops.
TravelCon is 3 full days of actionable content from experts in and out of the travel industry.
All of our talks and workshops are designed so you walk away from this event with notebooks full of tips, tricks, and advice you can put into practice right away.
TravelCon is not about fluff. It's about giving you real world, time tested strategies to make your dreams a reality.
It's one thing to want to start a career in travel. It's another to actually put in the work to make that happen.
Here at TravelCon we're going to show you that you how to make it happen.
We pick the best speakers to show you that your dream can be more than that. That it can become a reality. Our speakers will share their ups and downs so you can be inspired by their journey.
You'll hear stories from people like yourself and will leave TravelCon 2019 feeling inspired to take on the world!
NETWORKING & FUN
People make events.
While you will walk away from the talks full of information, at the end of the day, it's the people who will make the event memorable.
Throughout TravelCon, you'll be meeting lots of people through our networking events, group meetups, happy hours, evening parties, and lunches.
You will meet people like yourself and leave with life long friends.
FOR CONTENT CREATORS ONLY!
- All keynotes and sessions
- Networking Events & Parties
- Access to Pre- and Post-FAMs
- Access to workshop registration
- Included virtual ticket
- Any included lunches
- Brand appointments
- Limited to 800 Tickets
FOR DMOS, PR FIRMS AND TRAVEL COMPANIES
- All keynotes and sessions
- Networking events
- Evening Parties
- Expo hall access
- Virtual pass
- Any included lunches
- DOES NOT INCLUDE Marketplace Appointments
- Limited to 30 Tickets
If you would like to have your company or brand represented at this year's TravelCon, visit our sponsor information page on how you can get involved.
You got questions? We have answers! Here's some answers to the most frequently asked questions attendees have!
Where and when is TravelCon?
It’s at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisana from September 18-20, 2020.
Is there free parking at the hotel?
No, but there’s parking on the streets and paid parking at the hotel! Or use Uber, Lyft, trolleys, bike, or walk where you need to go! New Orleans is easy to get around!
What do I get with my ticket?
Each ticket includes coffee and tea, included lunches, world-class networking, access to the expo floor, meetings with brands and tourism boards, all keynotes and workshops, meet-ups, happy hours, after parties (with an open bar), access to our virtual ticket (so you can watch any sessions you missed), and the best time of your life!
Will there be pre- and post-event FAMs?
Yes, we run tours for attendees on September 17th and September 21st and 22nd. These will be bike tours, walking tours, cooking classes, and activities around the region so you can get to know New Orleans and the region better. Tours and trips sign-ups are for attendees only and go live in February.
How many tickets are for sale?
Only eight hundred tickets. We want to keep it intimate so you will have the opportunity to meet, network, and rub shoulders with as many people as you can.
Will you sell tickets at the door?
No. We don't sell tickets at the door.
Are tickets refundable or transferrable?
Tickets are not refundable but are transferable up to 30 days before the event takes place. So, if you find someone to take your ticket, we'll happily switch the registration!
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Email us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you.
Can I sponsor Travelcon or donate something for your attendees?
Yes, we're always looking for high quality sponsors and gear for our attendees. Click here to message me and learn more about our sponsor packages and how to get involved.
Will there be networking opportunities with brands and tourism boards?
Yes! You'll be able to make appointments through our networking software and have meetings throughout the event.
I'm new to blogging. Is this event for me?
Yes! We have beginner tracks designed to help those getting started avoid the rookie mistakes that keep people from reaching their potential. At this conference, you'll be able to learn from experts who have been doing this for years and will teach you the right way to do this. Plus, you'll meet people in your industry who can help you get your feet off the ground and grow your business right away. This is the best place to learn where to start.
I've been blogging for years, is this for me?
Heck yes! We've created an advance track for people who have been a creator for awhile so they can take the next step and learn the advance skills needed to 10x their website. You'll get high level talks on monetization, SEO, product creation, conversion, writing, and newsletters that will help you stay at the forefront of the industry and keep your website growing.
Can I be a volunteer?
We have reached our limit for volunteers this year! Sorry.
Are you taking applications for speakers?
We don't accept speaker applications. With thousands of people in the industry, we simply can't keep up the volume of emails we get from people asking to be a speaker. If you email us to be a speaker, we will simply delete your email.
Will the conference be live streamed?
No but we have virtual ticket where you can view all the talks online once the event is over!
Why is this conference priced higher than other similar travel events?
At TravelCon, we believe no one should work for free...and we practice what we preach. We pay all our speakers. As such, ticket prices reflect that higher overhead cost. So, while the ticket price is higher, you know your favorite creators, writers, and experts have been compensated for their time! After all, "exposure" doesn't pay the rent!
How long will the sessions be?
The keynote speeches, talks, and panel discussions will each be about an hour long.
Will there be an media marketplace?
Yes, we will have an expo hall that will feature our sponsoring tourism boards, PR firms, travel brands, and other tech companies.