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What is TBEX?

If you’ve seen the name TBEX floating around on Twitter or Facebook or some other cyber entity then here’s the place for the explanation.

If you’ve never heard of it and hate cyber entities (except for this wonderful blog, of course), then amuse yourself instead with photographs from intoxicating Seville, articles about the Okavango Delta or read about the extremely authoritative highlights of Japan.

What is TBEX?

TBEX stands for Travel Blog Exchange and it started as an online community for travel bloggers under the guidance of the very motivated Kim Mance, Debbie Dubrow and Maren Hogan.

TBEX then became a bestselling conference slash meet-up slash explore a new city.

As I type this out, I’m in sunny Copenhagen (well, alright, there’s not much sun but it is dry) about to head out and take part in my first TBEX conference.

TBEX Europe

It’s the first of its kind in Europe and it’s called, you guessed it, TBEX Europe. There’s only myself and another few hundred bloggers taking part.

The itinerary looks exciting, a mix of work (SEO, narrative and non-narrative travel writing, marketing and so on) and more work, albeit the kind that friends never believe is work (canal cruises, world-class breweries, exploring the heritage of Hans Christian Andersen and thoroughly investigating the excellent word smørrebrød.)

Get Involved with TBEX (for free)

So, if you have a travel blog and you want to get involved in TBEX then sign up here.

If you have no interest at all in the online travel industry, then go drool at some pictures of chocolate here.

And if you have a sneaky interest in this behind the scenes stuff, you can follow me on twitter at @insidethetravellab or @abigailking, follow the whole conversation on the #TBEX hashtag, catch some early photos of Copenhagen on Inside the Travel Lab’s Facebook Page or…just chill and wait for in-depth, photo-rich articles to come to a blog near you soon!

Right, I’m off to explore Copenhagen, to look for…something unusual and to make sure that I do thoroughly investigate that smørrebrød.

4 Responses to What is TBEX?

  1. adventureswithben November 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    I enjoyed this post not because of it’s content per se, but rather you’re referencing of links that have nothing to do with the core content at all. It made me smile. And the chocolate looked delicious.

    • Abi November 5, 2010 at 1:28 am #

      Haha! That’s for those who subscribe by email/RSS for the travel articles who might wonder why there’s suddenly a message about a blogging conference dropping into their inbox. (Either that or I am a chocoholic…reaching for the chocs-anonymous number right now! ;) )

  2. Chloe Johnson November 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    I agree with adventureswithben … gold!

  3. Abi November 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Righto…More on chocolate in the future ;)