Women in Travel Summit (WITS) Announces WITS ’16 Keynote Speakers

Evita Robinson (Nomadness Travel Tribe) and Nadine Sykora (Hey Nadine) to deliver keynote addresses at third annual WITS.

Irvine, CA, July 31, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Wanderful has announced that Evita Robinson (Nomadness Travel Tribe - http://nomadnesstv.com) and Nadine Sykora (Hey Nadine - http://heynadine.com) will deliver the keynote addresses at the third annual Women in Travel Summit (WITS).

WITS is the first and only travel blogging summit by and for women. Its goal is to provide women travelers with the tools, connections, and resources they need to become better travel bloggers and entrepreneurs while growing its global sisterhood of dedicated women who travel. WITS ’16 will be held at the contemporary Hotel Irvine in Irvine, CA from March 18-20, 2016. WITS is the creation of Wanderful, an international community and online resource for women who travel.

Approximately 300 attendees joined WITS ’15 this past March in Boston, MA, with 32 speakers from around the world. WITS ’16 expects a turnout of 500 international travelers, bloggers, and industry executives.

In the past six years, the number of women-only travel companies has increased by 230%, says Gutsy Traveler. Additionally, there is an estimated 32 million single American women who have traveled at least once in the past year, and some three in ten travel five or more times a year, says the Travel Industry Association.

Evita Robinson (Evie) is the creator of the Nomadness Travel Tribe, an online social community for travelers all around the world, who have the similarity of an urban background and are looking for likeminded travelers to connect with around the world. In May of 2015, Nomadness launched the travel web docuseries “The NOMADNESS Project,” Executive Produced by Issa Rae.

Since her first taste of Europe at age 21, Evie has been to over one dozen countries and lived on three continents. After a year and a half of traveling, she put her degree in Television/Video Production to use, filming her life for the NomadnessTV web series.

Following the success of the online group, Evie launched Nomadness LLC in April of 2012. The group currently boasts nearly 10,000 international members.

Evie has been named one of Clutch Magazine’s “11 Black Women Inspiring Us to Travel,” has been featured in the Spring 2013 issue of UPTOWN Magazine, and appeared on the Daily Beast in January of 2015. She has also been featured as a travel expert on News One with Roland Martin, Arise TV, and abc7 in the DMV area. The Tribe’s first ever NomadnessX group trip to Panama was featured in the July 2012 Issue of Ebony Magazine.

Nadine Sykora of Hey Nadine is a travel vlogger, host, blogger, actress, and YouTuber. Not quite ready to settle down after university, Nadine set off on a working holiday to New Zealand, armed with a trusty video camera. There she decided to vlog her travels, mishaps, and adventures, and share it with internet and on social media. She loved it so much she decided to keep traveling and vlogging. She now travels fulltime, creating entertaining travel videos for her channel of nearly 200,000 subscribers.

Nadine’s travel credentials include 45+ countries visited and 4 countries lived in; all recorded on video over the last 4 years. Nadine’s passion for travel is contagious and she loves to share the destinations she visits in fun and funny videos and blog posts. Nadine was recently named one of USA Today’s Top Travel Video Experts and has won several media awards for her videos, including the 2011 Digi Award for Digital Media Maven. Nadine has worked on videos and campaigns for Contiki, British Airways, Canon, Sanyo, Expedia, Motts, Best Western, Viator, HostelWorld, Microsoft Windows, AT&T, Nationwide, and more. Nadine has also produced videos for several tourism boards including Fiji, Tobago, and New Zealand.
Beth Santos