TBEX 2014 Is Heading To Cancun
It’s official, TBEX North America 2014 is heading to Cancun and will take place from September 11 -14. It was recently announced that TBEX North America 2014, the world’s largest conference for travel bloggers, is heading south of the border (the U.S. border that is) to Cancun, Mexico, this year, this after being held in Canadian locations two of the last three years (Vancouver and Toronto in 2011 and 2013 respectively; Colorado in 2012).
Though rumors surfaced earlier this year in February that the conference was going to be held in Las Vegas after a blog post on the TBEX web site was inadvertently published, it appears that after winnowing the selection down to three potential locations, Cancun was chosen. A Louisiana location, reportedly Baton Rouge, was set to be announced shortly after last year’s conference in Toronto, but concerns about the proposed venue’s Wi-Fi capabilities caused the deal to fall through.
Having traveled to Cancun myself in 2012 with a healthy dose of skepticism beforehand, I can safely say that Cancun is much more than hotels and spring break, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much the region itself had to offer for travelers. Nearby sights including Chichen Itza, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres, downtown Cancun and the area’s numerous cenotes will likely be offered as related trips before and after the conference.
The conference itself will be held at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, about 18 miles south of the well-known “Hotel Zone” (or an approximately 30-minute drive to the center of that area, which, unofficially, is Coco Bongo at last check).
Upon hearing of the news, the mood around TheExpeditioner headquarters was one of general approval and contentment, with one staffer responding when learning of the news, “Cool, I like the beach.”
Matt Stabile is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheExpeditioner.com. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos, purchase the book he co-edited or contact him via email at any time at TheExpeditioner.com.