Travel bloggers choose Toronto for 2013 North American conference

The world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers has selected Toronto to host the TBEX event for North America in June 2013.

“We are thrilled to be bringing our event to Toronto, Canada in June 2013,” says Rick Calvert, CEO of TBEX. “We’ll be bringing about a thousand travel bloggers and key industry professionals for two days of great educational programming for digital content creators.”

The conference will take place June 1 and 2, 2013 at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

“Toronto is an inspiring place for a meeting at any time and particularly so when the participants are active storytellers who will discover and share some of the thousands of stories about one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities,” says David Whitaker, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto. “We are privileged to host TBEX next year and to help make their meeting successful.”

TBEX is a must-attend conference for the travel industry that attracts journalists, vendors and suppliers from across North America. Conventions generate spending on a range of services and businesses including meeting facilities, hotels, restaurants, attractions and taxis. TBEX has the added significance of being attended largely by bloggers whose influence has a growing impact on travel decisions as, increasingly, travellers turn to social media and blogs for information and opinions about their next destination.

“Of course many of our attendees arrive days early for the famous PreBEX events,” says Rick Calvert. “They will be exploring the city of Toronto and the surrounding areas before and after the conference, capturing and sharing unique stories and perspectives with their communities and social networks.”

About Tourism Toronto

Tourism Toronto, Toronto’s Convention and Visitors Association, is an industry association of more than 1,200 members established to sell and market the greater Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travellers around the globe. Tourism Toronto operates in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture as Regional Tourism Organization 5, representing the cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton. For more information please visit

About TBEX Events

TBEX’s goal is to mobilize and assist bloggers with promoting, monetizing, improving their work and influence, as well as helping PR and industry professionals to connect with the right content creators to benefit their brands and destinations.

The TBEX conference was acquired by BlogWorld in 2012 and has grown into the world’s largest gathering of bloggers, writers and new media content creators in the travel and lifestyle industry. TBEX also attracts some of the world’s best-known brands, as well as various tourism bureaus as sponsors who are eager to connect with the travel journalists of the future.

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