6th Annual Northwest Travel Writers Conference, May 18-19, 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.

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