Last weekend of September 24 and 25, it was held in Malaga the Travel Blogger Meeting. For those who do not know what it is, to tell you that it is a meeting between travel bloggers who periodically organize Eddy Lara Brito of current Destinations and María Victoria Rodríguez of The next trip in order to share and exchange experiences and knowledge about everything that surrounds The travel blogosphere. In fact, it is the most important event of the national traveling blogosphere (nobody else has organized a blogtrip for almost 100 attendees) and in the last edition it has set a very high precedent.
For the first time, Logbook has been able to attend this fifth edition of TBM And the truth is that the experience has enchanted and enriched us a lot. On Saturday we meet at the Malaga Center for Contemporary Art About 100 attendees representing 68 blogs and sponsors.
He TBMAGP It started with the welcome that Victoria gave us and, immediately afterwards, Tourism of Malaga made a presentation of the attractions of the city that I already had the good fortune to know as a component of the first Malaga blogtrip that they organized. Apart from Malaga, three countries were invited: Slovenia, Tunisia and Chile. The respective conferences, unlike other editions, were not carried out by the office of tourism in turn, but each one was in charge of a blogger who had traveled that destination and explained his personal experience, which, in my opinion It was a success.
Hector Arenós, from The Trips of Hector and Yolanda, was in charge of talking about Slovenia and explained the motorhome route in 2008 with his family. He gave very valuable information about what to do and what to see in Slovenia and also traveling with young children. When he finished his presentation, representatives of the Slovenian Tourist Office joined him to provide more information during question time. After the presentation of Héctor, we went down to the cafeteria of the CAC to make a small breakfast tasting some typical Slovenian sweets and we take the opportunity to put face to bloggers whom one already knew through the network and to meet new ones.
After 12 noon, it was Tunisia's turn. Juan Carlos Castresana, from Diarionomada.com, he explained the route he made along with Tourism of Tunisia through the country and from which he had returned with fresh information just hours before. Currently, the country has suffered a decrease of 80% of visitors from Spain and, Leila Tekaia, representative of Tourism of Tunisia in Spain, said that his nation has to fight for quality tourism, rather than quantity, led by the opening of small "flirtatious businesses" thanks to the jasmine revolution.
But of course, in the #TBMAGP there are also surprises for the attendees, and after Juan Carlos Castresana's presentation, they proceeded to get around two week trips for two people to Tunisia. While they were moving the bag with the names, I was telling Fran de Myguiadeviajes and Jose Carlos DS of The next stop that it was much more likely to touch them than me, because in life I had touched something in a raffle. The first winner was curiously Juan Carlos Castresana, who was canceled the prize because he had just made that trip, so they moved the ballots again and the first winner was Helen López de Circulos de fuego and the second winner was ... YO! I still don't think my name came out, because I really had never won anything in a draw to date.
Shortly after one, one of the most interesting parts of the program began: the traveling conversation, in which for five minutes ten bloggers explained their experiences, concerns and projects. The participating bloggers were: