Foz do Iguaçu will host the 1st International Meeting of Tourism Bloggers 11.12.2012

Foz do Iguaçu will host the 1st International Meeting of Tourism Bloggers

 

An unprecedented event in South America is set to place Foz do Iguaçu at the center of debates on the role of travel blogs in the promotion of attractions and at the time of tourists making their decisions. Organized by Loumar Turismo, with sponsorship from Itaipu Binacional and support from the Brazilian Network of Travel Bloggers, the 1st International Meeting of Tourism Bloggers (EIBTUR - www.eibtur.com) will run from June 13 to 15, in parallel to the Iguassu Falls Tourism Festival (FIT Cataratas).

 

The idea of the event is to bring together famous bloggers from Brazil and the world, with the aim of publically debating the online activity and the professionalization of tourism blogs. And to generate discussion, there will be four debate panels: “How Blogs are changing the National and International Tourism market”; “The profile of the new tourism professional”; “The power of blog niches – ‘The long tail’ of Tourism”; and “Experiences and Professionalization of Tourism blogs: cases of national x international blogs”.

 

Among the confirmed panel mediators are international names like Keith Jenkins, from Velvetescape.com; Melvin, from Traveldudes.org; Reine Gammoh, from Visitjordan.com; Michael Hodson, from Goseewrite.com; Daniel Duclos, from DucsAmsterdam.net; and StefanieMichaels, from Adventuregirl.com, a blogger with almost 15 million followers on Twitter.

 

To Marcelo Valente, director of Loumar Turismo, this is a very important event, aimed at bringing together bloggers related to topics such as hospitality, gastronomy, ecotourism, entertainment, shopping, thematic itineraries, adventure sports, and to be the first step in discussions about the activity.

 

Beside, EIBTUR, bloggers will also participate in an area of the Iguassu Falls Tourism Festival, with workshops on techniques for Twitter, Facebook, Blogs and Youtube.

 

Registrations

 

Being a parallel event, those interested in taking part in EIBTUR must register for FIT Cataratas 2012. Registration has already begun via www.festivaldeturismodascataratas.com, in the registration section. The initial rate, up to May 15, is BRL 35.00 for students and BRL 40.00 for professionals. The second promotional lot, up to June 10, is BRL 45.00 for students and BRL 60.00 for professionals. On the day of the event, participation at the fair will cost BRL 55.00 and BRL 100.00, respectively.

 

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International Meeting of Tourism Bloggers (EIBTUR)

Event in parallel to the Iguassu Falls Tourism Festival

Date: June 13, 14 and 15

Venue: Hotel Rafain Palace | Foz do Iguaçu

Website: www.eibtur.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/eibtur

Facebook: http://facebook.com/eibtur

 

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