Women in Travel Summit

The first and only travel blogging summit by and for women. Brought to you by Wanderful.


March 18-20, 2016

Southern California - Hotel Irvine

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Wanderful

Wanderful

Wanderful is an international community of adventurous, independent, globally minded women who travel. We believe that travel is the key to global understanding and our community provides a safe and reliable forum for women to share their travel experiences, ask questions and establish friendships both on and off the web. We value adventure, world citizenship and sisterhood. Our goal is to create a strong network of women that can connect with Wanderful anywhere in the world.

Wanderful

Host Sponsor

Destination Irvine

Destination Irvine

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   As the official Destination Marketing Organization for Irvine, the mission of Destination Irvine is to partner with the tourism and hospitality industry to brand and promote Irvine as a preferred overnight destination in Southern California for groups, sports events, leisure visitors and business travelers. Destination Irvine’s goals are designed to enhance the economy of the city of Irvine through sustained growth in tourism spending, resulting in an increase in economic impact. About Irvine Located in the center of Orange County, Calif., Irvine is a convenient gateway to a true Southern California vacation. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, golf, shopping, culture, diverse dining, activities and the city’s close proximity to the area’s popular beaches and attractions.

Destination Irvine

Official Luggage Sponsor

DELSEY

DELSEY

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   An iconic brand, DELSEY is a French company and a creator of baggage since 1946. For 70 years DELSEY has offered consumers cases which bring together quality and audacious design. DELSEY creates ingenious baggage designed to accompany travelers wherever they go and to adapt to all types of journey, both professional and personal. With a strong know-how, the brand is behind numerous innovations recognized by important prizes in the design world. DELSEY combines style and functionality to create products that reflect the personality of each consumer. Today DELSEY is present on 5 continents and in more than 110 countries. A DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds.

DELSEY

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Contiki

Contiki

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Contiki is the world leader in travel experiences for 18-35s since 1962. Operating in more than 50 countries around the world, Contiki is all about introducing young people to those epic moments that create a lifetime of memories and make every second count. Our journeys unlock the local way of life in each and every destination we visit, with every day as the start of a new adventure. You only get one life and one shot to make it count – #NOREGRETS. For more information, visit www.contiki.com.

Contiki
DreamHost

DreamHost

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere. Learn more at www.DreamHost.com.

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IZEA

IZEA

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   IZEA connects Creators across various social platforms with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. We work with two types of Creators:

  1. Influencers: IZEA provides bloggers, Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers and other online personalities the ability to monetize their online influence. Use our marketplace to connect with brands you love for sponsorship.
  2. Journalists: IZEA connects professional journalists, photographers and videographers to companies hungry for quality content. We provide pad content creation opportunities working with publishers and brands.
Interested in being part of the IZEA network? Get in contact with us today!

IZEA
Clothing Arts

Clothing Arts

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Designed by travelers for travelers, Clothing Arts creates travel apparel to get you there in style. Our technical fabrics dry quickly, shrug off wrinkles, repel stains and odors, and our patented pocket-designs keep your valuables secure. Staunch believers in slow fashion for life on the go, a Clothing Arts garment will wear well for 15-20 years. Known for our Pick-Pocket Proof™ pants – over 40k pairs travel the world – we continue to grow our line to make clothes that travelers wear at home and abroad. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Come visit us at WITS16- our ladies’ line is expanding hugely this year! Check out what’s coming and let us know what you want out of your next travel outfit.

Clothing Arts
Global Rescue

Global Rescue

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Global Rescue is a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence, travel risk management and crisis response services to individuals, enterprises and governments. Founded in partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Global Rescue's unique operational model provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to potential threats. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to clients during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. Memberships start at $119 and entitle members to rescue and transport services to their home hospital of choice. For more information, call +1-617-459-4200 or visit www.globalrescue.com.

Global Rescue

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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 and Instagram and check out greenhearttravel.org to learn more about how you can travel for a change. Look for our Greenheart stickers at WITS16 and let’s talk about meaningful travel experiences!

Greenheart Travel

Non-Profit and Startup Exhibitor

Guidrr

Guidrr

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Guidrr is a new way to create, share and discover on-demand experiences built by the real people you already follow and trust. Our vision is to enable peer to peer influencers to become the new gatekeepers to the $1.4 Trillion travel industry, the world’s largest. For online influencers in the travel & local blogger world, Guidrr enables them to build, price and share beautiful mobile self-guiding experiences that can be marketed to their following as in-app purchases inside the free Guidrr iOS app. Experiences can also be sponsored by brands who want to work with influencers to build engaging, mobile experiences inside the new Experience Economy. Guidrr was founded by serial entrepreneur Aassia Haq, who is recognized as a female founder to watch by tech site Product Hunt. She’s also a passionate solo traveler and an author of travel experiences in her own right. When she’s not globe-trotting or working on the Guidrr business, she’s busy trying new foods or dreaming about her next travel destination. To meet some of Guidrr’s global community of creators, visit this free experience inside our app!

Guidrr
TripGrid

TripGrid

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Travel is fun and exciting and we feel that planning your adventures should be as carefree and enjoyable as the trip itself. TripGrid will be the one place where you can store, organize and collaborate on everything travel in your life. Regardless of whether it is for business or pleasure, everything you have ever needed for travel can live in one intuitive workspace so you will no longer loose valuable time organizing it all yourself. Please be a part of our journey as we post tips for planning travel on Facebook. Sign up on TripGrid.com to be involved in our early Beta testing and help shape the product that you need for planning a life of travel.

TripGrid
MightyMongoose

MightyMongoose

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Wouldn’t it be sweet to just swoop into a city and take in the sights, sounds and events on your terms? As the complete ticketing resource for planning an excursion, MightyMongoose™ gives you that power. You can plan ahead, or choose to be spontaneous, nimble and resourceful. You can search by types of attractions, the times you’re looking for, and the kind of group you’ve got. Get same-day tickets to a city tour; see that Broadway show everyone’s talking about; or lock in V.I.P. access to the band your daughter’s been dying to see. Accessing the most tickets at the guaranteed best prices—MightyMongoose™ empowers you to have the most fun possible, when you want to have it. Connect with us on FacebookInstagramGoogle PlusPinterest and Twitter.

MightyMongoose
Israel Gov Ministry of Tourism

Israel Gov Ministry of Tourism

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   The Israel Government Ministry of Tourism functions to assist those needing information and resources for the development of travel to Israel. We work with media, travel industry, religious organizations and others wishing direction for the planning of travel.

Israel Gov Ministry of Tourism

Media Partner

Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Travel Blog Success is an online course and community that helps travel bloggers bring their work to the next level. Whether you’re just setting up your first WordPress site or diving into a new skill, like videography or freelance writing, we have the information and advice to help you succeed. 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
Travel Massive

Travel Massive

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website   Travel Massive connects thousands of travel insiders to meet, learn and collaborate at events all around the world. We have over 100 cities around the world organizing local networking events – join our platform and connect to a city near you!

Travel Massive
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. Our vision is a future where all children have the resources and opportunity to achieve their potential. Through philanthropic investments in social businesses, Spark Ventures leverages charitable contributions to provide ongoing funding for high-impact programming in education, health and nutrition. We call this “business driven philanthropy” and this innovative approach ensures that each dollar contributed results in exponential returns that are reinvested locally to continuously fund critical social programs for years after the initial contribution. 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). In November 2016 we have designed a five day/four night impact trip to Nicaragua for active women in partnership with She’s Wanderful. This trip will include hands-on volunteer engagement with the children and staff of Las Tías and exposure to the culture and beauty of Nicaragua. For more information, click here and feel free to contact Arnold (aduijzer@sparkventures.org773-293-6710) if you have any questions about Spark Ventures or the trip.

Spark Ventures

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