11 June 2012

Cape Town to host exciting travel blog conference

The 2nd Getaway Travel Blog Conference will take place in the Mother City during August.

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Travel bloggers are the ambassadors of a new digital age in tourism, but with so much information and choice out there, they may have a challenging time enticing readers. This conference will assist them in sharpening their tools when it comes to writing and presenting user-friendly travel content. - Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariƫtte du-Toit Helmbold

The Getaway Travel Blog Conference will take place in Cape Town on August 4 2012. Last year’s event proved to be very popular – attracting writers and bloggers from near and far to hone their skills in order to gain maximum leverage on social media platforms.

Local experts and some of the world’s best bloggers will cover a wide range of topics. The line-up includes: Keith Jenkins of Velvet Escape luxury travel blog (@velvetescape), Nellie Huang from Wild Junket (@wildjunket), Matt Long from Landlopers (@landlopers) and Melvin Boecher of Traveldudes.

Cameron Ewart-Smith, editor of Getaway magazine and Cape Town Tourism CEO, Mariëtte du-Toit Helmbold, will also share their insights on blogging inspirations and opportunities.

'The conference will share valuable travel blogging insights with the South African travel blogging community', says Getaway editor, Cameron Ewart-Smith. 'What's most exciting is that this blog conference has attracted international interest. We feel honoured to have such high-profile travel bloggers speaking at our event.'

Du Toit-Helmbold says that over the past 2 years there have been significant changes in the way travellers research (and buy) trips and travel-related products. 'Travel bloggers are the ambassadors of a new digital age in tourism, but with so much information and choice out there, they may have a challenging time enticing readers. This conference will assist them in sharpening their tools when it comes to writing and presenting user-friendly travel content.'

The Getaway Travel Blog Conference will take place on August 4 2012, at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Cape Town.

Tickets are R750 for the general public and R650 for existing Getaway travel blog writers. The cost of the ticket also includes lunch and refreshments during the day.

To book, email getawayevents@getaway.co.za or call Sarah Duff on +27 21 530 3262.