PTBA Blog

Professional Travel Blogging Is Finally Making Inroads Into Asia

If you spend a lot of time following the travel blogging community it starts to become obvious which countries are paying bloggers to visit and write about them. Suddenly your Twitter and Facebook feeds are flooded with posts from multiple travel bloggers all visiting the same destination for months on end. One of the first […]

PATA Signs Exclusive Partnership with the PTBA

In December 2015, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association signed an exciting new partnership. As part of the agreement, the two organizations will “work to to share knowledge through research and publications, reciprocate in event participation, support mutual agreed advocacy positions, and enhance access for the benefit of members of […]

Announcing NEW Member Benefits

Here at the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, we are dedicated to providing as much value to our members as possible – and one of the best ways to do that is to hook them up some exciting (and exclusive) benefits! We’re really excited to announce a whole new round of member benefits that are now […]

PTBA 2015 Election Results

Hello! My name is Laurence, and I am the new President of the PTBA, having served as European board member in 2013, and President Elect in 2014. I have the pleasure of taking over the role of President of the PTBA for 2015. First, I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making […]

TBC Asia 2016

Announcing TBC Asia 2016

After the successful reception to the inaugural TBC Asia Travel Bloggers Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2014, Cinnamon Resorts and the PTBA are pleased to announce the next instalment — TBC Asia 2016. The conference was unveiled at a kick-off event at ITB Berlin on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Dileep Mudadeniya (Cinnamon) and Craig Martin […]

Links Travel Bloggers Need — January 2015

Every month, we’ll be scouring the web to bring you articles on all things blogging! Watch this space as we highlight new developments and share old tips that are always worthy of repeating.   TBCAsia may be over, but the lessons live on. Take your blogging game up a notch by learning about Advanced Google Analytics […]

Links Travel Bloggers Need — October 2014

Every month, we’ll be scouring the web to bring you articles on all things blogging! Watch this space as we highlight new developments and share old tips that are always worthy of repeating.   PTBA Member Tim Leffel offers up some great tips on managing your time in Dragon Slaying Lessons for Travel Bloggers.   […]

Links Travel Bloggers Need — September 2014

Every month, we’ll be scouring the web to bring you articles on all things blogging! Watch this space as we highlight new developments and share old tips that are always worthy of repeating.   Rand Fishkin from MOZ.com has been making the rounds speaking about What Bloggers Need to Know about SEO in 2014. Check […]

Links You Need – August, 2014

Every month, we’ll be scouring the web to bring you articles on all things blogging! Watch this space as we highlight new developments and share old tips that are always worthy of repeating.   Facebook has had a few new updates these past couple of weeks, including punishing link-baiters, and rewarding those who link appropriately.   […]

Bloggers threatened by legal bullying

With the continued rise of antagonistic and litigious legal systems, we’re seeing more and more companies trying to take advantage of (largely underfunded) travel bloggers. While some cases are likely to have merit, many aren’t. Without the backing of venture capital, easy access to pro-bono legal counsel, and thin profit margins, what’s an independent publisher […]