Thursday, May 23
Breakout Session V
The great outdoors is becoming a bigger and bigger draw to travelers of all ages, from soft adventures to more rugged quests, and from nature-based experiences to full ecotourism pursuits. If you don’t have “Yosemite” in your name, what is the best way to get your destination or attraction “outfitted” to the right media outlets and contacts? This panel discussion will help you take a “big foot” forward in engaging travelers with your natural offerings.
Annette Thompson is owner, editor, writer and photographer at Annette Thompson, Travel Journalist, LLC. She has contributed at USA TODAY Go Escape, AAA Alabama Journey, Southeast Tourism's Escape to the Southeast and Midwest Living. As a full time adventurer, foodie and travel maven, she’s also an award-winning journalist with magazine, book and web experience. A longtime member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she serves on its Board of Directors. She’s also a member of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association. After a two-decade stint covering the Deep South for Southern Living magazine, she created her own travel writing and photography business in 2011. She’s off to a stellar third year, adding new publications to her roster each month. Connect with Annette on Twitter.
Lisa Delaney is vice president and editor-in-chief at Spry Magazine/Spryliving.com. Connect with Lisa on Twitter.
David Miller is senior editor at Matador. Connect with David on Twitter.