• 7-9 Nov 2018
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Attending Media

Marco Barneveld

Editor-in-Chief, Wideoyster

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: Wideoyster, NatGeo Traveler NL, Sidetracked

As a Dutch writer I travel, sail, hike, kayak, hitch, eat and drink around the globe, publishing in Panorama (NL), Nautique (NL), National Geographic Traveler NL, De Morgen (BE), Skipper (CH), Sailing (ZA), Lonely Planet Traveler, Get Lost Magazine (AU), Condé Nast Traveler (I & SP), Ignant (DE), Weather Channel (USA), Washington Post (USA), PrivatAir Magazine (USA), The Guardian (UK), Classic Boat (UK), Sunday Times Travel Magazine (UK), Sidetracked (UK) and so on and so on. I also own my own online travel magazine Wideoyster.

Rafael Masgrau

Freelance Journalist

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Mercado & Eventos

Rafael Masgrau Torres is a freelance journalist and editor specializing in tourism, business, and government. He has worked in the foreign press service and as a press officer for the parliamentary, state government, and city hall and served as an editor for a variety of outlets including the EFE news agency, The Fluminense, The Day of Rio de Janeiro, The Diary of Mogi, and Revista Ato.

Claudia Laroye

Freelance Travel Writer + Editor

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Twist Travel Magazine, Dreamscapes Magazine, BCAA Westworld Magazine, WestJet Magazine, Lonely Planet, Fodor's, Family Fun Canada

I'm a travel writer living in Vancouver, British Columbia. I've been writing and blogging about family, adventure, luxury, sustainable travel since 2009. I've written about travel for BCAA's Westworld and Dreamscapes magazines, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, Travelzoo Canada, The Wayward Post, Travel Underwriters, Hayo Magazine, Inside Vancouver, and TravelMamas.

Stacey McKenna

Freelance Writer

Country: United States

Media Outlets: afar.com, adventure.com, Sierra Magazine, The Denver Post, Horse Illustrated

Based in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Stacey writes about travel, adventure, nature, and science. An anthropologist by training, a lifelong equestrian, and an avid climber, she's most comfortable unearthing unusual stories in their wide-angle context and accumulating as much dirt as possible under her fingernails. She writes for Sierra, Hemispheres, Horse Illustrated, Atlas Obscura, and others.

Jody Robbins

Freelance Writer

Country: Canada

Media Outlets: Post Media News, The Globe and Mail, Best Health, WestJet Magazine, Today's Parent, Reader's Digest, Global News, Breakfast TV on City TV, TravelswithBaggage.com

Jody Robbins is an award-winning freelance travel and lifestyles writer who divides her time between Calgary and Canmore, Alberta. After ditching a career in international marketing, this former expat and explorer of over 50 countries is now a regular contributor to the Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, Best Health, WestJet Magazine and Reader’s Digest. Jody is the Calgary columnist for Chic and SavvyMom.ca/. A trusted Canadian travel expert, Jody’s knowledge is put to the test in front of national audiences on The Marilyn Denis Show, CBC and CTV News. Jody appears on Calgary’s Global News Morning every 4-6 weeks and 660 News Radio.

Marina Barros


Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: PANROTAS

Marina BarrosMarcondes is a correspondent for PANROTAS magazine, a digital publication focused on the development of the international tourism market in Brazil.

Velma Gregório


Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Brasilturis Jornal

A journalist specializing in marketing and communication (Cásper Líbero) with an MBA in Sustainability (FGV), Velma Gregório is the partner-founder of ÓGUI, a communication company focused on sustainability and innovation. In her 25-year career, she has worked in the drafting of large communication vehicles such as Folha de S. Paulo, and in almost 15 years at ÓGUI she has served large clients such as Natura, Ambev, Itaú, Santos Brasil, Petrobras Energia. Director of Communication of Editora Via, Velma acts as a special reporter for Brasilturis and the creator of Via Sustainable Portal.

Abigail Wise

Online Managing Editor, Outside Magazine

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Outside, Conde Nast Traveler, T+L, Romper/Bustle

I'm the online managing editor for Outside Magazine. I've also freelanced for travel publications like Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. I'm also the founder of Sticks & Stones, a newsletter about the outdoors, women's issues, and badass women doing outdoorsy things. I also co-founded Adventures in Wikipedia, a series of editathons, in an effort to get more women of the outdoor industry onto Wikipedia, where female editors and entries are vastly underrepresented. I often speaks at events like SXSW, the CORE conference, and the New York Travel Festival. Previously, I was a senior editor at REI's Adventure Projects, the engagement editor at Outside magazine, an associate editor at Real Simple, and a part of the Healthy Living team.

Roberta Martins

Owner / Territórios Blog

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Territórios.com.br

Roberta reports her travel experiences focusing on culture and ecotourism on her award-winning blog (Best Content Travel Blog at FITUR Madrid 2017). A graduate of UNISINOS in Social Communication, she is a travel guide, author, and a freelance travel writer for print magazines and websites from Brazil.

Malte Clavin

Photographer, Adventurer, Speaker

Country: Germany

Media Outlets: Terra (German travel print magazine), Globetrotter (Swiss travel print magazine), WideOyster (NL-based online travel platform)

Malte Clavin works as a freelance writer/photographer, speaker and photo travel guide with a focus on adventure, travels to exotic, remote, hard-to-get-to locations, family travels and personal challenges. Recently he climbed Mount Sniezka in Poland in shorts only (in a wind chill of up to -19 degrees Celsius), took part in a 5 day expedition into the biggest cave of the world in Vietnam, and documented the activities of WWF and Biosphere in Sumatra/Indonesia to save the world's most endangered tiger. He loves to explore the world's most fascinating sites together with his family. Together, they spent more than 18 month travelling across the world. He shares his experiences, pictures, films, and stories in 'live-reportages': Live shows for travel- and story-hungry audiences up to 800 spectators.

Frits Meyst

Photographer/Owner WideOyster Media

Country: Netherlands

Media Outlets: WideOyster Magazine, AS Adventure Magazine Belgium, Outdoor Magazin Germany, National Geographic Traveler, 4ever.travel,

Frits is a Dutch adventure and travel photographer who earned his spurs in black & white documentary photojournalism in Middle East conflicts. In 2004 he made a total transition to travel and adventure photography. As the publishing industry changed, Frits evolved with it and started writing stories with his pictures. He learned how to create short video items, adapting to the changing demand of the magazines. To convey his intense travel experiences he blends photography, text and video into a rich visual experience. Frits wants to inspire people to travel and experience other cultures. That is why he founded 4ever.travel, a mixed media platform for adventurous people who love to travel and 'the great outdoors'. The stories featured on 4ever.travel are in depth mixed media travel experiences, rich in culture, local color and practical travel info, aiming to fill the big gap between traditional print media and the bloggers and vloggers in the fast track.

Bailey Freeman

South America/Antarctica Destination Editor, Lonely Planet

Country: United States

Media Outlets: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for South America and Antarctica, Bailey Freeman has always been fascinated by the intersection of books, language and culture, a passion that led her to study the Spanish language and complete her master's degree in Hispanic Studies. She worked in academic publishing for several years before joining the ranks of Lonely Planet’s in-house travel experts, where she now gets to spend every day helping and inspiring travelers. During her time at Lonely Planet, Bailey has commissioned and managed the content for 35 countries and written pieces for lonelyplanet.com, the Lonely Planet US magazine, as well as several coffee-table titles.

Hayley Skirka

Travel Writer

Country: United Arab Emirates

Media Outlets: The National, Lonely Planet (UAE)

A dynamic writer and editor with a detailed specialism in travel writing, Hayley Skirka creates copy for a variety of publications predominantly in the Middle East. A lifelong fan of words, her stories are engaging, inspiring and aim to show a 360-degree perspective of a destination, adventure or cultural region. She has regular features in The National newspaper's travel section and in its quarterly UltraTravel magazine, under license from The Telegraph in the UK.

Rob McFarland

Travel Writer

Country: Australia

Media Outlets: Sydney Morning Herald, Melbourne Age, Sunday Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Australian, GQ, Qantas magazine and International Traveller

After abandoning a sensible career in IT to travel and write, Rob McFarland now divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. He’s a regular contributor to publications in Australia and New Zealand, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Telegraph, Qantas magazine, GQ, International Traveller and Luxury Travel. He’s a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and has won six writing awards, including Australian Travel Writer of the Year. When not travelling, he runs courses for aspiring travel writers and workshops on pitching for travel PRs and tourism boards.

Amadeu Castanho

Viagem de Incentivo

Country: Brazil

Media Outlets: Viagem de Incentivo

Seasoned journalist, specialized in tourism niches such as incentive travel, corporate travel, religious travel, luxury travel and romantic travel. Publisher and writer of travel guides and creator of virtual tourism information centers.

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