Women in Travel Summit

The premier event for women travel influencers, creators, and brands. Brought to you by Wanderful.


April 21-23, 2017

Milwaukee - Hilton Milwaukee City Center

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Our Speakers

These badass women are speaking at WITS '17 in Milwaukee!

Schedule

Have a look at our preliminary schedule, jam-packed with sessions to grow as a travel professional, build lasting relationships and have an impact in the future of travel.

"WITS is the gathering of the soul sisterhood I have been searching for. Never before have I been surrounded by such a likeminded, creative, supportive, and fiercely brave tribe of women."

Jennifer Palmer | Founder, Women for Wildlife

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"During WITS '15 in Boston, I had the opportunity to connect with both Finger Lakes Tourism and Quebec Tourism. Both led to individualized press trips for my family that I turned into dozens of articles which have had tens of thousands of pageviews, combined. Many of my readers have contacted me, saying that they booked travel to these two destinations as a result of my articles."

Lillie Marshall | AroundTheWorldL.com

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Sponsors

Creator and Event Hostess

Wanderful

Wanderful

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Wanderful is an international membership community of independent, adventurous, globally minded women who travel. Our members gather in 22 chapters around the world, host one another abroad, and share their best tips to help more and more women travel.


Host Sponsor

Milwaukee

Milwaukee

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Milwaukee is a great value, our city features big-city entertainment at small-town prices. Milwaukee offers the one-of-a-kind attractions that make visits memorable, including the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum, the lively atmosphere of the Milwaukee Public Market and the soaring wings of the acclaimed Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee

Gold Sponsors

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Beautiful designs, custom domains, powerful analytics, live chat support and mobile apps for posting on the go. WordPress.com lets you easily create your own website or blog and write about the things that interest you. Your story, your way.

Visit Savannah

Visit Savannah

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Visit Savannah is the official tourism marketing voice for Savannah, Georgia, building upon Savannah's image as a world-class destination to drive the prosperity of the community through increased visitation.

Roadtrek

Roadtrek

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes under the Roadtrek and Hymer brands of products through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. The company has been building motorhomes for over 40 years and is the industry leader in innovation and technology with revolutionary products such as the EcoTrek® lithium power system and VoltStart auto start system.

Schwinn

Schwinn

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   It’s your ride. How will you choose to define it? Go beyond the status quo and discover new adventures with Schwinn; making memories since 1895!


Silver Sponsors

BigEngage

BigEngage

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Get more subscribers and repeat visitors using our free marketing platform built for bloggers!

Lioness Travel

Lioness Travel

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Lioness Travel exists to connect, equip and empower women to be their naturally fearless selves.

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction) is the leading global affiliate marketing network, specializing in pay-for-performance programs that drive results for businesses around the world.

Janesville Area CVB

Janesville Area CVB

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Whether you're looking for a relaxing multi-day getaway or the perfect day-trip, Janesville features an ideal mix of shopping, entertainment, history, natural beauty, dining and lodging. Janesville, Wisconsin’s Park Place is located on the Rock River in the rolling hills, rich fields and scenic woodlands of south central Wisconsin and offers a variety of affordable fun for you and your entire family.

Dream Of Travel Writing

Dream Of Travel Writing

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Dream of Travel Writing helps travel writers grow their income and create sustainable careers as full-time freelance writers.

Unearth the World

Unearth the World

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Unearth the World is a social enterprise focused on pairing eager volunteers with international non-profits in need. We believe that everyone who is interested in volunteering abroad should be able to have a fulfilling and exciting experience. We understand that not everyone can dedicate significant time to travel and service. We have partnered with deserving international non-profit organizations that need short-term volunteers and financial support so that you can give back while engaging in authentic and unique cultural immersion. We also believe that even though the volunteer experience is short-term, the results and impact are lasting. We work with each volunteer to ensure that their experience does not end when they return home.

Unearth the World
Purposeful Nomad

Purposeful Nomad

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Purposeful Nomad is an international travel company providing socially responsible, hands-on experiences for women who seek deeper cultural exploration and a desire for transformative adventure. From some of the world’s most beautiful, out-of-the-way places, we are creating opportunities for more purposeful, connective and compassionate travel. Come join our amazing tribe of women. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and check out purposefulnomad.com to learn more about how you can travel with more purpose and meaning.

Green Goddess Travel

Green Goddess Travel

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Green Goddess Travel, LLC is a travel company that offers small group adventure tours for women. We help women find their brave space.

Visit Roseville

Visit Roseville

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Roseville, perfectly positioned just 10 minutes from downtown of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, making us the ideal location to stay when explore the attractions and experiences of the Twin Cities.

Visit Oklahoma City

Visit Oklahoma City

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes Oklahoma City as a first-class visitor destination as well as contributes to the economic well-being of OKC through the solicitation and servicing of conventions and other related group business.

Vayando

Vayando

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Connecting Curious Travelers with Micro-Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies Around the World. Learn more about Vayando here.

Vayando
Québec City Tourism

Québec City Tourism

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure, is walkable and safe. Stroll the only walled city north of Mexico and its cobblestone streets.

Québec City Tourism
Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Travel Blog Success is the world’s leading marketplace for online courses designed to help travel bloggers succeed in doing what they love. With a comprehensive collection of resources that are designed to fit a variety of paths and goals, TBS helps travel bloggers achieve professional success through expert guidance and community-based support. With over six years of experience in helping bloggers turn their blogs into businesses and their dreams into realities, Travel Blog Success has fostered the most supportive community of travel bloggers online. Our courses are regularly updated to provide the most recent advice and reflect the ever-changing industry trends, and we provide our members with additional materials each month, including webinars and recorded interviews from leading professionals in travel media. Check out what’s included in a membership to TBS, or one of our new partner courses, and let’s get to work on making your travel blog a success.

Travel Blog Success
Spark Ventures

Spark Ventures

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Spark Ventures is an innovative non-profit with a mission to provide sustainable solutions that lift communities out of poverty. The SparkVentures model of business driven philanthropy leverages charitable contributions to fund food and agriculture investments in emerging market social enterprises. The returns from these investments endow high impact social program partners with sustainable revenue to provide education, health and nutrition to the most vulnerable in that country. Measuring impact through job creation, financial and social impact metrics, Spark links economic and community development to help lift communities out of poverty. Spark Ventures' Impact Travel offers an opportunity for travelers to see this groundbreaking social enterprise work up close, to engage in meaningful volunteer work with children and local leaders, and to see cultural and natural highlights of the countries where Spark Ventures works (Zambia & Nicaragua).

Spark Ventures
Greenheart Travel

Greenheart Travel

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat and check out greenhearttravel.org to learn more about how you can travel for a change. We’d love to have you stop by our table and say hi at WITS17 to talk about meaningful travel experiences!

Greenheart Travel

Media Partner

iUeMagazine

iUeMagazine

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website iUeMagazine is an online media partner for WITS '17.

Rebellious Magazine

Rebellious Magazine

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Rebellious Magazine for Women is a Chicago-based intersectional feminist digital media site that’s smart, funny, inspiring, empowering, smart-ass and yes, Rebellious!

Female Travel Bloggers

Female Travel Bloggers

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Female Travel Bloggers is a supportive global community for female travel writers. Learn more!

Women in Travel & Tourism International (WITTI)

Women in Travel & Tourism International (WITTI)

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Witti’s mission is to enhance the success of women in the travel and tourism industry through peer-to-peer networking, mentoring, lead sharing, and giving back to the global travel community in meaningful ways. Witti was founded by Laura Mandala, Managing Director of Mandala Research, LLC, and former VP of Research with the U.S. Travel Association.  Laura is passionate about women’s causes and helping women achieve success by building a network of outstanding professional women providing support to other women building their careers in travel and tourism. Witti holds meetings and events in conjunction with national and international tourism associations across the globe. You’ll find us at the U.S. Travel Association’s PowWow, the ONE Travel Conference, Go West Summit, and ITB among others.  Contact us to organize a witti event at your next gathering. Witti includes executive women from organizations such as American Airlines, Sabre, U.S. Travel Association, Shop America Alliance, U.S. Cultural and Heritage Tourism Marketing Council, New Orleans CVB, Tax Free Louisiana, Visit Florida, and Visit California.

Midwest Travel Bloggers

Midwest Travel Bloggers

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Midwest Travel Bloggers is where travelers and destinations come together. Here is where you can learn about the "awesome" that the Midwest has to offer.


Points of Interest

"WITS gave me the courage and self-confidence to create a video and pursue my first travel opportunity. I applied for and secured a job through Dreamjobbing to be a travel journalist for a week in Puerto Vallarta. I also made a connection with Strayboots, and I am working with them creating hunts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas."

Donna Parker Long | Producer and Curator, Empty Nestopia

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