Huntsville selected to host large 2017 conference for travel bloggers

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville will serve as the host city for the 2017 TBEX North American Conference. TBEX is an acronym for Travel Blog Exchange. Organizers say this is the world’s largest conference for travel bloggers, journalists, online content curators and other industry professionals.

“We are thrilled to host the 2017 TBEX North America conference,” said Judy Ryals, President/CEO for the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We know social media has a huge impact in today’s world, and this is a magnificent opportunity to showcase all the outstanding things Huntsville has to offer to a global audience.”

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau says the TBEX community reaches over 300 million consumers across the globe. Organizers say conference-goers will take their experiences with the host city’s restaurants, museums, attractions, and more and use those ventures as content to publish on their respective mediums, many of which individually garner viewers or readers by the thousands.

TBEX officials say the conference draws between 600 and 1,000 attendees.


Huntsville tourism officials say the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be one of the Huntsville attractions offering special TBEX 2017 activities.


The CVB prepared a blog titled “Dear TBEX: In Huntsville, We Write” as a welcome for 2017 conference attendees.

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