If you have a couple of weekends free from now, join me and some of the Prince of Travel team at TravelCon 2022, which is a conference for travel media professionals and content creators taking place at Memphis, Tennessee the April 29 to May 1, 2022.
This will not be a Miles & Points-focused event, but instead will focus on the nitty-gritty of starting an online business related to travel in any way, covering all niches from budget travel to luxury travel to being a digital nomad. , to travel with Miles and Points.
So while it’s not necessarily something that might appeal to all of our readers, I think there is a subset of you who might be interested in attending or following the Virtual Ticket online.
What is TravelCon?
TravelCon is hosted by my friend Matthew Kepnes of NomadicMatt.com, one of the original pioneers of the “travel blog” concept and a great example of someone who has turned his passion and pursuit of travel into a full-scale online business.
Matt created TravelCon to bring his community together and get more people interested in creating travel content online. The event is now in its third edition, and I myself had the pleasure of presenting it at the 2019 edition as part of the Miles & Points panel.
Over the course of three days, sessions will cover everything from the technical side of running an online business (web hosting, SEO, email marketing) to business strategies (extending your reach, negotiating with sponsors, advertising) and the actual content. creation (writing, videos, podcasts, social networks).
Should you start creating travel content?
Sometimes I hear people who are considering starting to create content online, whether it’s a website, a YouTube channel, or whatever kind of business they might call their own, express the notion that “it’s too late for them” or that ” there are already too many channels/websites out there.”
I couldn’t disagree more with this. These days, you can make money online just by having an Instagram account, so there are more and more possibilities for those who love to travel to turn their passion into a craft, and who knows what new possibilities might come up in the future.
There will certainly be plenty of people to compete with. I recognized that fact myself when I started Prince of Travel. But he also believed in what he was bringing to the table and believed there was a chance he could outperform the competition, so why not give it a try?
And hey, if you’re traveling the world with Miles & Points, that instantly translates into a lot of eye-catching trips you can pull off for very little cost. 😉
Ultimately, as Prince of Travel just turned five years old, I can say that turning my passion into a sustainable online business was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
It was not easy by any means, there was and still is a significant learning curve involved, but it has been a challenge that I have enjoyed, because traveling is one of my biggest passions and I really enjoy doing what I do.
If any part of you feels the same way, and trying your hand at an online travel-related venture sounds like something you’d enjoy (whether it’s just a hobby or looking to start a business), then there’s no better place than TravelCon to learn. the ropes.
The goal of the conference is to provide practical advice for those looking to create travel content online, allowing them to learn from those who have been through the process and set themselves up for success from the get-go.
Get your TravelCon ticket
If you’re interested in attending, whether it’s to learn more about starting your own travel-related business, growing your existing one, or just meeting some of your favorite travel content creators, you can use the affiliate code. THE PRINCE for a $50 discount off the regular price of $399.
This means that you can get a ticket for only 349 US dollars, which covers all of the following:
- Three days of sessions and workshops
- Lunches at the event.
- Receptions and night parties
- Access to the showroom, where you can network with advertisers and travel providers
- Pre- and post-event fam trips around the Memphis region
- Virtual pass with online recordings of all sessions that you can view at any time after the event
There’s also a Virtual Ticket with a price of 99 US dollars, which I suspect might be more suitable for those of you who would be interested in the content but might not necessarily be going to Memphis for a three-day conference.
Sessions will be recorded and posted online approximately one week after the event so you can view them at any time.
As a speaker at TravelCon 2019, I’m excited to attend TravelCon 2022 and contribute to another successful event this year, and hope to see some of you there.
While this won’t be the type of event where Miles & Points is the focus, it’s the perfect place to learn the ropes if you’ve been considering starting your own travel-related project.
Who knows, maybe it will even inspire some new voices in the Canadian travel space – healthy competition is always good for the industry! 😉