TBEX, the world’s largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals, will hold its 2017 international conference in Jerusalem.
The first TBEX conference took place in 2009. Since then, it has continued to meet annually, attracting approximately 1,000 delegates from around the world.
The Jerusalem event will be held March 20-22, 2017, at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, known in Hebrew as Binyanei Ha’Uma. It is the largest convention center in the Middle East.
“This is an important opportunity to reach the top opinion leaders in the travel industry and travel media. Jerusalem offers conferences so much more than just the facilities for a successful event, but the opportunity to enjoy the city’s unique history, culture, culinary delights and nightlife,” stated Ilanit Melchior, the Jerusalem Development Authority’s director of tourism. “TBEX’s decision is for us a wonderful way to celebrate the new Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau launched less than a year ago.”
“Jerusalem was chosen as our first TBEX International destination because of its rich multi-cultural history,” explained Patti Hosking, TBEX vice president. “Geographically in Asia, but more economically and culturally aligned with Europe, Jerusalem is one of those special destinations that defies classification and is best explained as International. It’s a bucket list destination for many people, including bloggers, and we know that our attendees will find diverse experiences there. We’re going to see a lot of very special stories come out of our time in Jerusalem.”
The full program is being planned in partnership with our host destination sponsors, the Jerusalem Development Authority, iTravelJerusalem.com, and the Israel Ministry of Tourism.