It all started with my good friend Grace of Pinay on the Move bumping into Ian Cumming, co-founder of Travel Massive at the TBEX event in Colorado. She wrote me a note after:

Hey girl, how are you? Just wanted to tell you that I met the founder of this Travel Massive at TBEX. He is interested in connecting with someone in Manila to start one there. Do you want to? I can connect you with him. It's an interesting set-up because its not only for travel bloggers but people from the travel industry and start-ups. Let me know...

Connecting people in the travel industry? 

Sounds like something I'd love to bring to Manila. This only meant one thing: FUN! I love getting into fun projects to bring people together for collaboration, networking and plain old hanging out over a bottle of beer. Four months later, I have joined forces with 3 other travel-crazy, passionate individuals to present: Travel Massive Invades Manila!

Brenna of Philippine Travelogue, Raf of Offbeat Pursuits, Niel of  Confessions of a Wandering Soul and I have been busy the past months to launch Travel Massive and bring this global networking organization- which aims to link and connect travel professionals all over the globe- to the bustling city of Manila. 

Established in 2009 by travel enthusiasts Ian Cummings and Alicia Smith, Travel Massive has become a leading global movement , which aims to bring stakeholders in the travel industry-airlines, hotels, online websites, start-ups, writers and travel aficionados , in one venue to discuss possible synergy and partnership opportunities.

Travel Massive is currently being organized in 24 global cities including Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, Madrid, Moscow and Toronto among others.

In the Philippines, the first-ever Travel Massive gathering will be held at B-Side, Pasong Tamo Makati on October 19, 6:00-9:00 PM.

TRAVEL MASSIVE FINAL

Admission is free. So hit +Join by clicking this link: http://www.facebook.com/events/294150810689743/?ref=ts&fref=ts

I believe that holding the first-ever Travel Massive event in the Philippines is just the beginning and I hope that more and more travel professionals will take notice and eventually join the movement. We are holding the first-ever event this October but we hope to continue to do this every other month, while building the travel community here in the country.

The first ever Travel Massive in Manila is sponsored by Tripmoba, Project Dora, Offbeat Pursuits and Spyder Philippines. Prizes and giveaways from The Circe Hostel, R.O.X. and Sea to Summit.







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9 Responses so far.

  1. lovemindanao says:

    Sad am gonna miss this .. I was there in Manila last week .. how i wish i could have extended my vacation ... I am very much interested in joining such activity/movement. Praying for the success of this event. I hope I could get updates on this . Thanks Lois for making this possible that will benefit travelers and travel related businesses in the Philippines :)

  2. Eartha Austria says:

    I wanna gooooooooo!!!

  3. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com says:

    Can't wait to see you all there!

  4. weRsolesisters says:

    I'm sure there's a Travel Massive event where you're at Eartha...

  5. lovemindanao says:

    yes ... love to meet you here ...

  6. weRsolesisters says:

    Sayang nga! Would have been nice to finally meet you! Sige next event na lang. Or maybe see you in Surigao in November?

  7. Ayngelina says:

    Congratulations, I love Travel Massive in Toronto, it`s such a good way to connect with other travelers.

  8. weRsolesisters says:

    Thanks ayngelina! It was a great Travel Massive launch in Manila! Hope you can come visit one of our events sometime..

  9. weRsolesisters says:

    Can't wait to finally meet you in person Aleah!

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