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Announcing the 2014 Northwest Travel Writers Conference

Sixth annual conference calls travel writers to connect with Northwest tourism industry. $99 early bird special runs through March 1.

Spokane, WA, February 22, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Travel & Words Presents (Feb. 20, 2014) –- The 6th annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference has confirmed its dates and will take place May 18-19, 2014 in Spokane, WA. The Northwest is one of the hottest travel destinations in the global market, and attending travel writers interact with editors, publishers, and tourism industry professionals to position themselves as Northwest experts and insiders. Travel writers can sign up for $99 early bird registration through March 1, 2014, at www.travelwritersconference.com.

The Northwest Travel Writers Conference is designed to help attendees cultivate story leads. As of February, confirmed editors on this year’s editor’s panel include Northwest Travel Magazine editor Allen Cox, Montana Magazine editor Jenna Cederberg, and Chile Pepper Magazine editor Rick McMillen. Through panel discussions, these editors give the inside scoop on pitching to their magazines.

The conference also features tourism exhibitors from throughout the Greater Northwest to help travel writers focus their leads. These representatives share information about the regions they represent, which include Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska, to help you take story ideas to the next level. Current Regional Exhibitors signed on for the 2014 conference include Washington’s Cascade Loop Scenic Highway Association; Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau; Mount Vernon-Skagit Valley Washington; Tourism Walla Walla WA; Yakima Valley WA Visitors & Convention Bureau; Whidbey-Camano Island WA Tourism; Visit Rainier; San Juan Islands WA Visitors Bureau; Ketchikan Alaska Visitors Bureau; and Glacier Country Montana.

Participants can also choose to attend up to two conference workshops. This year’s workshop topics include ways to increase freelancing income, how to find paying markets online and in print, creating sure-fire pitches for editors, steps to developing a freelance writing business, and techniques for using social media to cast a wider net and improve sales.

Lastly, the conference will feature panel discussions, presentations by regional tourism professionals, and food and beverages. A Networking Mixer with no-host bar on Sunday will include hearty appetizers prepared by the Davenport Hotel and selected regional wineries and cideries. Hotel discounts are offered for registered attendees at the Davenport Hotel and Tower. The regular conference registration fee, $125, starts on March 2, 2014.

“Travel & Words is an interactive forum for travel and tourism industry professionals, editors, publishers, and freelance writers to connect, share resources and explore story ideas,” said Myrna Oakley, conference chair. For more details, contact Mattie John Bamman at 207.408.0496 or mattie.bamman@gmail.com, or visit the newly updated conference website at www.travelwritersconference.com.

About the Conference:
Travel & Words events are presented by Northwest Travel Writers Conference, an all-volunteer group of regional freelance travel writers, travel bloggers, and tourism professionals dedicated to providing a forum for freelance writers and photographers who want to explore and expand their markets in a rapidly changing writing and publishing industry.

SHORT WRITE UP

Travel & Words Presents (Feb. 20, 2014) –- Calling all travel writers to the 6th annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference, May 18-19, 2014, in Spokane, WA. Need help pitching to magazines? Want to stay on top of the latest trends in Northwest travel? The Northwest is one of the hottest travel destinations in the global market, and attending travel writers interact with editors, publishers, and tourism industry professionals to hone their writing skills. Sign up for $99 early bird registration until March 1, 2014, at www.travelwritersconference.com.

The conference features tourism exhibitors from throughout the Greater Northwest to help travel writers focus their leads, and participants can also choose to attend up to two conference workshops. Workshop topics include ways to increase freelancing income, how to find paying markets online and in print, creating sure-fire pitches for editors, steps to developing a freelance writing business, and techniques for using social media to cast a wider net and improve sales. The conference will also feature panel discussions, presentations by regional tourism professionals, and food and beverages. A Networking Mixer with no-host bar on Sunday will offer hearty appetizers prepared by the Davenport Hotel and selected regional wineries and cideries.

“Travel & Words is an interactive forum for travel and tourism industry professionals, editors, publishers, and freelance writers to connect, share resources, and explore story ideas,” said Myrna Oakley, Chair of the conference.

The regular conference registration fee, $125, starts on March 2, 2014. Further details at www.travelwritersconference.com.
Contact Information
Mattie John Bamman
207-408-0496
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www.mattiejohnbamman.com

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