Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions about WITS? We’ve got answers! See responses to some of our most frequently asked questions below.

General Questions

Ticketing Questions

For attendance questions, please visit the attendee info center. 

 


General Questions

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What is WITS?

WITS (the Women in Travel Summit) is the world’s only summit for women travel influencers, creators, and brands to meet, network, and grow their skills. We help connect women influencers, bloggers, and creators together while simultaneously providing them with great tools, networking opportunities with some top companies looking to work with bloggers, and valuable inspiration and support.

WITS is the creation of Wanderful, a global network for women travelers. We help connect women travelers together (and not just bloggers and entrepreneurs either) by providing a safe and trusted forum for them to share travel tips, exchange stories, and just be with a community of women who understand what it is to be a woman abroad.

Wanderful members get a discount to WITS as well as a number of other amazing perks like exclusive access to webinars, events in our 21+ chapters, and more, so consider joining our community here.

What kinds of sessions does WITS offer?

Sessions are offered at beginner and advanced levels and will be broken up into three tracks: Lifestyle, Media, and Entrepreneurship. Here’s what you can expect to learn about:

Lifestyle: For the woman of the world and the woman looking to get to know the world. This track features travel logistics, tips for immersing yourself in new places, and ideas on how to give back when traveling.

Media: For the woman who wants to take her blog to the next level and the brand that wants to work with online writers. This track features running your blog as a business, the tech side of blogging, and advice on how to work with brands and CVBs.

Entrepreneurship: For the empire-builder and go-getter who wants the freedom to work independently from anywhere in the world. This track features business strategies, marketing tips, and workshops on building a location independent lifestyle.

Who should come to WITS? Do I have to be female to attend?

Every travel-loving woman or ally is more than welcome to come! You do not have to be a woman to attend, though the summit and all related activities will be focused on women in travel. At the summit you’ll find bloggers, travelers, writers, creators, PR/brand representatives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, developers, coders, videographers and photographers, teachers, and more.

At WITS, we are firmly committed to diversity, intersectionality, and inclusion. We aim to make our events inclusive for attendees of any ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, expression, or ability.

How can I get involved with WITS?

There are four ways you can get involved:

1) Purchase a ticket.

2) Get your company involved as a brand sponsor or exhibitor.

3) Volunteer with us. (Volunteer applications will open in early 2018.)

4) Spread the word. Do you know a person, company, or brand who you think should come to WITS? Tell them!

How can I or my company sponsor WITS?

Check out our partnerships kit! We are seeking inspired companies that are interested in growing or enhancing their relationship with women travelers, or working with travel bloggers.

Partnership opportunities include online promotions, booth space, giveaways, official parties, coffee hours, tours, and more. The attached kit is just a taste; we encourage you to Ana at ana [at] sheswanderful [dot] com to discuss how we can give your brand the exposure it deserves.

If WITS were a wild animal, what would it be?

An orangutan. Seriously.

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Ticketing Questions

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What does a ticket to WITS get me?

Access to any session you’d like to attend, entry to all of our official parties and events, breakfast, coffee breaks and our famous Sunday Brunch, plus the opportunity to network with amazing influencers and brands, the chance to snag a ticket for some special city tours and events happening over the weekend, entry into a weekend-long giveaway, and a TON of free swag (seriously, we’re known for our swag). And that’s not even everything!

NOTE: General admission tickets do not include access to Blogger 101 Day on Friday, May 4. You must purchase a ticket that includes “+ Blogger 101 Day” in order to attend.

Which type of ticket should I buy?

Industry & Brands tickets are for empowered travel professionals and representatives from travel companies.

Discounted Bloggers + Media tickets are available for influencers who will be covering WITS on social media and their websites during the summit.

We will also have a limited number of media and press tickets available for journalists interested in covering WITS in major publications. If you’d like to inquire about a press ticket, please contact erin [at] sheswanderful [dot] com.

What is Blogger 101 Day?

Blogger 101 Day is an extra pre-conference day of programming specifically designed for attendees who are new to blogging and digital content creation. This is an opportunity for beginner bloggers to get a head start on the exciting and informative sessions taking place during the weekend of WITS.

Participants will learn from experienced bloggers, influencers, and entrepreneurs about the basics of blogging, promotion, and setting themselves up for success as they set off down the path of becoming a travel influencer.

Blogger 101 day will take place on Friday, May 4th and costs $100. If you’d like to attend Blogger 101 day, be sure to purchase a ticket that includes “+ Blogger 101 Day.”

More questions? Take a look at our Blogger 101 Day page.

What is your ticket refund/cancellation/transfer policy?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer ticket refunds, cancellations, or transfers ourselves at this time. All ticket sales are final. However, if you would like to give or transfer your ticket to someone else after purchasing it, you can do so yourself by following this step-by-step guide. Additionally, if you have purchased a ticket but also apply and then are selected to either speak or volunteer, your purchased ticket will be refunded.

I don’t have a credit card/You don’t accept my credit card. Can I still come?

Contact us at the bottom of our homepage and we’ll see if we can work it out!

I can’t afford a ticket. What should I do?

A limited number of volunteers will be offered free tickets to WITS in exchange for their service at the event. Check back in early 2018 for our volunteer application!

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How can I learn more about WITS?

Contact us at the bottom of our homepage or sign up for our newsletter!

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WITS '16 Planning Team