Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) is the world's leading conference for Travel Bloggers held every year in North America, Europe and now in the Asia Pacific.
Finally, I was able to attend my first TBEX in Athens, Greece! My blogger friends ask me if it was worth attending it considering that it has a reputation to be only for newbies and the "TBEX-Fraternity" is racially discriminating and not friendly for first timers.
For background, I've been food and travel blogging close to 10 years in the Philippines, ASEAN and now Europe. I've invested about ~ $1,900 to attend TBEX Athens: Conference fee ($150), Manila-Athens flight via Qatar ($1,360), Air BnB Accommodations $250, and Pocket Money ($140). Was attending TBEX really worth it?
I've talked to newbie travel bloggers, top travel bloggers in the world, and the conference organizers during my 12-day Athens trip to get an informed conclusion on my first TBEX experience.
Here's a review of what I like and don't like about Travel Blogger Exchange (TBEX)...