July 30, 2012
Getaway Travel Bloggers Conference to inspire local digital voices
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
The second annual Getaway Travel Blog Conference takes place at the Upper East Side Hotel in Woodstock on Saturday. Experienced travel bloggers from around the world will unpack the process of blogging, growing an audience and monetising a travel blog, among other topics relating to the digital sphere.
The programme includes talks by four international bloggers: Nellie Huang (@Wildjunket), Melvin Boecher (@Traveldudes), Matt Long (@Landlopers) and Keith Jenkins (@VelvetEscape). They are currently on a week-long adventure in the Mother City and will be sharing these experiences on their blogs, as well as on Twitter as Cape Town iAmbassadors. Follow their updates on Twitter this week by using the hashtag: #LoveCapeTown.
This year’s Getaway Travel Blog Conference hopes to inspire more talent on digital platforms and promises to be as entertaining as it will be enlightening.
Date: Saturday August 4, 2012
Time: 08h30 to 17h00
Location: Upper Eastside Hotel, Woodstock, Cape Town
Cost: R750 (R650 for Cape Town Tourism members and existing Getaway bloggers). This includes a full day of presentations, lunch and refreshments.
Use #GTBC to follow the conversation on Twitter.