TBEX 2013 Toronto Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award for Bloggers

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TBEX 2013 Toronto Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award for Bloggers featuring, Rich Beattie,

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TBEX 2013 Toronto Travel + Leisure SMITTY Award for Bloggers

  1. 1. Travel + LeisureSMITTY Award forBloggers@RichBeattie Executive Digital Editor
  2. 2. ocialediaravel +ourism@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  3. 3. @travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  4. 4. 2012•Inaugural year•39 winners•11 types of travel companies•Judges included Andrew Zimmernand J. Crowley of Foursquare•33 winners•12 types of companies•Company winners announcedMonday, June 3 attravelandleisure.com/smittys•Virtual awards party on Twitter,starting at 10am ET• Creation of Blogger / IndependentJournalist category• Judges include TBEX founder KimMance2013@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  5. 5. WORKING WITH BLOGGERS2012 WINNERS•San Juan Marriott•Four Seasons ResortCosta Rica2013 ENTRANTS•Visit Denver•Hamilton Island•Emilia RomagnaTourist Board@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  6. 6. ENTRANTSLondon * Australia * Oregon * Belgium* India * Singapore * San Diego * Toronto *New Zealand * Granada * Louisiana@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  7. 7. POSTINGS ABOUTHawaii * Food * Skiing * Gay Travel* Italy * Travel Fashion * Family Travel* Caribbean * Beaches * Cruising* Luxury Travel * Small Town Indiana * Israel * Norway *Art & Culture * Food * Southeast Asia@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  8. 8. UNIQUE IDEAS & USESGoBigOrGoHomeUsed social topromote NYS travelafter HurricaneSandyVeryGoodPointsLobbied for andgot a hotel inMacau to pullshark fin soup offits menu@travlandleisure #TLSMITTYBeersAndBeansHosts weekly livechats on Pinterest#WeVisitEgyptReal-timestorytellingcampaignpromoting travelto Egypt in 2012
  9. 9. QUOTESI have not vomited since 1993, making me aconsummate travel journalist and excellentparty guest.— Leif PattersonI cant put a hard number on what thecommunity I have created has meant to me;its beyond awesome.— Kate Boelhauf, Trip Logic@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  10. 10. RUNNER-UPEVERYTHING EVERYWHERE@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  11. 11. WINNERPASSPORTS WITH PURPOSE@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY
  12. 12. SMITTY AWARDS• Travel company winners announcedMonday, June 3• Virtual Awards Party on Twitter,starting at 10am ET#TLSMITTY@travlandleisure #TLSMITTY

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