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August 07, 2012

Getaway Travel Blog Conference 2012 in photos and video

Andrew Brauteseth, and Hannah Deall (Cape Town Tourism) at the 2012 Getaway Travel Blog Conference at the Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock

The glamorous Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock played host to the second annual Getaway Travel Blog Conference, an intiative by Getaway Magazine and Cape Town Tourism, on Saturday, August 4, 2012.

Featuring talks about travel photo blogging, travel in the digital space and how to write to drive traffic, by some of the most tech-savvy and well-travelled presenters of the industry, including  Cape Town Tourism CEO Mariëtte Du Toit-Helmbold, Andrew Brauteseth (@guy_with_camera), Mike Sharman (@mikesharman) and Dave Duarte (@DaveDuarte) and Cape Town Tourism's four international i Amabassadors, this year’s conference showed that the travel industry is embracing social media and its fantastic spin-offs wholeheartedly .

Conference attendees tell us what they loved about the 2012 Getaway Travel Blog Conference and the iAmbassador campaign in the video below:

Here are few of the images of the Getaway Travel Blog Conference:

The tastefully decorated Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock played host to the 2012 Getaway Travel Blog Conference on Saturday, August 4 2012.

Skye Grove (Cape Town Tourism's PR & Communications Manager), William Price (South African Tourism's e-Marketing Global Manager), Keith Jenkins (Velvet Escape) and Jessie Li.

Lauren Manuel, Nellie Huang (WildJunket), Cameron Ewart-Smith (Getaway Magazine) and Alberto Moleto (Wild Junket).

Lisa Da Costa (Cape Town Tourism's events co-ordinator), Dave Duarte (Ogilvy ), Leigh Franks (Cape Town Tourism's freelance marketing manager) and Velma Corcoran (Cape Town Tourism's executive marketing manager)

Matt Long (Landlopers) Melvin Böcher (Traveldudes), Claudia Hodkins and Deon Bing.

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