How Getting the Travel Bug Can Change Your Life and Your Business

Priscilla Pilon

NEWPORT, RI – Do you want to travel the world and get paid to write about your amazing experiences? Can your brand benefit from gaining more followers and engaging with more influencers? Newport Interactive Marketers’ educational event — Travel Blogger’s Secrets You Can Use – will give you an exclusive glimpse into the life and business of travel blogging on Wednesday, Aug.12 6-9 p.m. at Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway in Newport. This is a free public event, please RSVP at

According to statistics released by the U.S. Travel Association, the travel industry generated $2.1 trillion last year, an impressive total consisting of both domestic and international travelers and direct and indirect spending. There were also 15 million jobs supported by the travel industry in 2014, one of which is the ever-elusive and much desired travel blogger job.

It is also a job with a lot more power and influence than you might expect. Some 84% of consumers trust word-of-mouth recommendations and earned media over other forms of advertising and, of those using social media to research travel plans, only 48% stuck to their original plan. The opinions of these travel bloggers matter and they know it.

Our three experienced panelists, Priscilla Pilon of The Weekend in Paris, Tamara Gruber of We3Travel, Lillie Marshall of Around the World “L” who have all achieved extraordinary success in the travel blogging world, will share insights like

  • How they got started,
  • How they get to travel for free, and
  • How they are able to make a living.

They’ll also be offering invaluable insight into working with sponsors and brands, negotiating deals, and using SEO and social media to build a brand.

Come see how these travelers and the knowledge they’ve picked up on the road can transform your business.

This Newport Interactive Marketers event is free to attend; please register at

Newport Interactive Marketers is sponsored by web spets Designated Editor, named Newport County Chamber of Commerce Microbusiness of the Year and International Business Award Internet/New Media Company of the Year.

Many thanks to our venue sponsor Parlor Kitchen & Bar


Calendar Listing

What: Travel Blogger’s Secrets You Can Use hosted by Newport Interactive Marketers networking-learning group

When: Wednesday August 12, 2015, 6 p.m. Network with NIM, 7 p.m. Presentation

Where: Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840

Cost: FREE, please preregister



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