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Istanbul is one of my favourite cities in the world, and last year I was fortunate enough to be invited to the World Tourism Forum, along with some of my other favourite bloggers ( Just One Way Ticket,   Nomadasaurus, Goats on the Road amongst others). This year, however, something even cooler is happening, I’m speaking at the best digital influencer/blogger conference again in Istanbul and even better, you guys are invited!

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It’s the biggest and best travel blogger and digital influencer conference around. It’s held in Istanbul, Turkey on November 24th and 25th. Basically, it’s an event where top travel bloggers and online influencers will be holding panels, workshops and lectures on how to get to that level, how to make your brand popular, how to make money, how to resonate with an audience.

Not only that, there’ll be loads of brands, tourism boards, companies who have paid to attend solely for the purpose to meet new bloggers, experienced bloggers, online people to work with moving forward. I’m thinking brand ambassadorships, sponsored trips, flight partners. Should be awesome.

So it’s a great networking opportunity, but also a good way to begin (or to continue) taking blogging seriously.


Because Turkish Airlines are one of the sponsors, Inflow Travel Summit are running subsidised flight tickets to attend the event. I’ve personally never heard of anything like that before, so where normally events like this cost $500+ for ticket entry alone, somehow these guys are offering FLIGHT tickets, 3 nights at a 5* hotel (at the sexy Swissotel Bosphorus), all meals, transportation, conference tickets and networking for $600 (from Europe and North Asia, including Bangkok!) and $900  (the rest of the world). Amazing price to be honest.

Also, we can expect leading travel industry brands, tourism boards and other organizations looking into working with partner bloggers to be present in speed-dating sessions that will take place on both days of the conference. Awesome. Anyway wanna go ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia after?!


You know those AMAZING photos of the guy holding the girl’s hand in every corner of the world, with over 4m Instagram followers? Murad is the guy’s name, he’s the Keynote. I’m SUPER excited to meet him!

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Aside from him, there are loads of the industries leading bloggers. Liz from Young Adventuress, Laurence from Finding the Universe, Dave and Deb from the Planet D, and of course me! 🙂

I don’t go to many conferences to be honest, only ones that present genuine value to my life. This is too good an opportunity for me to miss, so I’ll be flying to Istanbul for it for sure. Let me know if you guys are keen, hope to see some bloggers there! Happy travels!

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24 thoughts on “I’m speaking at a blogger event in Turkey, and you can come!

  1. Pingback: Inflow Travel Summit: We're Going to Istanbul - Join Us! - Goats On The Road
  2. Hello, I’m a newbie travel blogger. Can I join too? I really think this is the best opportunity for me if given a chance. Thanks.

  3. We live in IST and have a successful online business that we are looking to make even more successful. Let’s meet!!!

  4. I am so, so tempted ya know…

    Looking on the website I can’t find a statement anywhere that food is included – are you sure that’s right?

  5. Do you feel that it would be worth the time and money to do both TBEX in Oct and this in Nov? I’m already signed up for TBEX. I’m actually in Istanbul now- love it and it’s perfectly safe at the moment so no concern there.

    1. Nathan, it’s great to hear that Istanbul is safe! Once again, we shouldn’t trust the media when making travel plans 😉
      Cheers, N.

    2. i’ve never done TBEX mate to be honest, but this one seems more geared to working with companies as opposed to how to blog, so I prefer this idea altho TBEX seems fun

  6. Hey Johnny, I’m seriously considering coming to ITS, let’s see how my plans turn out 🙂

    What’s the topic of your presentation? Do you maybe have some tips for newbies on how to make the most out of the networking sessions with companies/tourism boards?

    Hope to see you in Istanbul!


    1. Don’t be afraid to sell yourself, and ask for money. How good your life is invariably linked to how many awkward/difficult conversations you’re willing to have 🙂

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