BECOME A PTBA INDUSTRY MEMBER TODAY
The travel industry is changing quickly and the way that consumers find information about destinations is evolving. Over 80% of travel planning is through the internet, with 33% of US travelers using travel blogs for travel advice, a number certain to grow over time.
Travel blogging is an exciting and growing part of the travel industry. But finding the right travel blogger to work with can be a challenge, and you can spend significant cost and time going through the large (and growing) number of travel blogs out there to find the right fit for your campaign.
The Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) helps solve this problem for you by providing a search engine that lets you find and connect with travel bloggers who meet your specific requirements.
Take a look at our vital statistics for an always up to date view of our members reach across multiple social platforms – the numbers speak for themselves.
Read on to find out more about who the PTBA are, how we can help you connect with travel bloggers, and to find out what is so special about our search engine, and remember that you can sign up for a no-obligation 30 day trial to try it out right now!
WHAT IS THE PTBA?
The PTBA is a non-profit association set up by a group of travel bloggers and industry advisers. Its members consist of those travel bloggers that are serious about the profession of travel blogging — not hobbyists.
Its aims are to professionalise the travel blogging industry, to ensure travel bloggers are able to meet the demands of the travel industry, and to connect the right travel bloggers to the right travel industry partners, creating solid, long lasting relationships.
It has a Board of Directors elected by its membership and is open to both travel industry members and travel bloggers to join. All membership fees go toward the ongoing maintenance of the site and success of the project — no one is profiting from this venture.
WHAT THE PTBA CAN DO FOR YOU
The PTBA will help you find the right blogger for your needs, provide you with the latest industry information, and introduce you to a private support network of professionals. We are the single best resource for industry professionals that want to work with travel influencers.
THE PTBA INFLUENCER SEARCH ENGINE
The powerful PTBA blogger search engine – the only one of its kind in the market – enables you find the right travel blogger for your requirements from a group of over 200 (and growing).
The blogger search engine, available only to industry members, allows you unlimited searches using the following objective criteria, any of which can be combined to refine your search.
- Google Analytics stats — either unique visitors or page views (for the last 30 days, 90 days, or year)
- RSS or newsletter subscribers
- Facebook fans
- Twitter followers
- LinkedIn connections
- YouTube subscribers
- Google circle connections (coming soon)
- Pinterest followers (coming soon)
- Klout, Kred and Peerindex scores
- Current location and location in next 90 days and 6 months
- Blogging Language
- And also what niche(s) the blog represents, from over 25 varieties
The PTBA industry membership provides you with cost-effective searching. Your annual membership fee, is only $300 and there is no limit to the number of searches you can undertake in that year. Membership statistics are updated regularly, so you will know you are always searching against current information. The statistics are also drawn directly from the source e.g. directly from Google Analytics, Facebook, etc.), so you don’t need to worry about the accuracy of those numbers.
PTBA influencer members need to fill out a rigorous application that shows us they are not only influential online — but also experienced and professional — so you can feel confident that every member of the PTBA is worth working with.
A PRIVATE FORUM FOR PROFESSIONALS
After joining the PTBA, you will also be granted access to a private members only facebook group of PTBA industry and travel blogger members where you can connect with travel bloggers.
The PTBA lives at the forefront of influencer marketing in travel and regularly publishes blog posts, webinars, tutorials, research, and news covering the latest developments in our industry.
TRY OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE INFLUENCER SEARCH ENGINE
This is the simple drop down search menu, where you can select as many criteria as you wish to search for, with simple drop-down options for the numbers you are looking for.
THE SEARCH CONSOLE
The search results come up in order of how many of the criteria you searched for, similar to a typical Google search result. From these results, you can click through to view the full profiles for any of the bloggers you wish.
THE SEARCH RESULTS
Below is an example of a full blogger profile. All the information you need to know about the blog is shown on one page, including all their statistics (this screenshot doesn’t show traffic information, but this is visible to industry members), their niches, their contact information and direct links to their social media profiles, a description written by them about their blog and also example posts they have from previous press trips.
THE FULL BLOGGER PROFILE
HOW TO JOIN THE PTBA
Unlike influencers, who must submit a PTBA membership application demonstrating their experience, influence, and professionalism, any industry professional or organization is welcome to join the PTBA as an industry member instantly.
We also offer our industry members a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied, just let us know within 30 days and we’ll refund your membership payment 100%, no questions asked.
Just click the button below and pay for your one-year industry membership using PayPal or any major credit card.
NOT READY TO COMMIT? NO PROBLEM
We understand that you may want to try out the PTBA before joining, so we also offer a limited free industry membership.
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