Travel journalist and ‘influencer’ with one foot in traditional media and the other in social media.
I speak/moderate at many travel industry/blogger conferences, have a niche blog, Mechtraveller.com, and occasionally write for others.
I'm the BGTW.org 's International Liaison in the BGTW-SATW-ASTW alliance.
Finalist in 'Best Written Piece' category - Traverse Creator Awards 2022
Finalist in 'Travel Blog Post of the Year' & 'Travel Blogger of the Year' categories - BGTW Members Excellence Awards 2022
Not just writers, in due course, videographers too. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2346939-how-will-ais-that-generate-videos-from-text-transform-media-online/ (paywalled, but the opening reveals much)
Congrats on taking over Berlin TM by the way :)
Yes, I think it's worth it. It's not just about meeting exhibitors, the continuous programme of expert talks, panels, and presentations is worth it alone. In your sector, I see there is a dedicated stage for 'sustainability' and another for 'Technology'.
... and I've just noticed how long ago this was published (blush). Not visiting Travel Massive as often as I should!
Some really interesting ideas in this, Chris. Especially around the shift in travel patterns, international v local. And Alex Bainbridge is *always* ahead of the curve! :)