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 […]

Costa Brava Girona Festivals – blog trip opportunity!

PTBA Industry Members Costa Brava Tourism are delighted to announce a festival themed blog trip this August, with two spots reserved exclusively for PTBA members. Details on the trip and information on how to apply have been provided below by Gemma Suñer, of  Costa Brava Tourism. The Costa Brava and Girona’s Pyrenees is a land of festivals, […]

Registration opens for TBC Asia: the first PTBA Conference

The PTBA is delighted to announce that registration for the first ever PTBA conference, TBC Asia, in partnership with Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts and SriLankan Airlines, is now open to PTBA members. Read more about joining the PTBA and sign up as a blogger member here. This is going to be the first travel blogger focused […]

Evolving and Learning from Mistakes: a post about professionalism in travel blogging

A couple weeks back, a PTBA blogger published a post that got some quick attention on Twitter and Facebook as being inappropriate and unprofessional. The post was quickly brought to the attention of the PTBA membership via our Facebook page, the blogger that wrote it replied to the thread discussion, we discussed it there, and […]

The Pro’s and Con’s of being a PTBA board member

So the first year of the PTBA as an official entity with real board members draws to a close, and a new board is in the process of being elected. If you’re one of those who has been nominated, or maybe you are thinking of nominating yourself, I thought I’d take the opportunity to share […]