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Travel Classics Europe 2009
May 28-31, 2009
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast

16 Major Magazine Editors, and Just 40 Freelance Writers

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to stay in the loop of coveted magazine markets, as you enhance your career with great writing assignments. Travel Classics is unlike any other conference in the world!

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for Travel Classics Northern Ireland
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It all takes place at The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast (opening March 2009), one of the hottest new travel destinations. Across from the Opera House at the City Center end of Belfast's Golden Mile, The Fitzwilliam is just a short walk away to an array of cultural spots including City Hall, the Old Museum Arts Centre, Linen Hall Library, and the Crown Liquor Saloon. It is also close to the central shopping area at Royal Avenue, the soon-to-be-opened Victoria Square Complex, and a wide array of restaurants and style bars.
Keynote Speaker: Keith Bellows

Keith Bellows is a vice-president of the National Geographic Society and editor-in-chief of National Geographic Traveler magazine, which was nominated for a 2003 National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Previously Mr. Bellows was executive producer of Excite, launched Babycenter.com, and ran his own companies, the Media Development Group and WestWorld Media. He created and edited more than 30 magazines for Whittle Communications and Meigher Communications; worked for Sports Illustrated (writer), Disney (magazine developer), ESPN (color commentator), and Reader's Digest (editor); and has written for AARP: The Magazine, Washingtonian, Parenting, and many other publications. He is the author of "The Canuck Book" and the 1998 Winter Olympics ACCESS Guide for ABC-TV.

A board member of Dartmouth's alumni magazine and former board member of the American Society of Magazine Editors, he speaks extensively at home and abroad, has appeared on television more than 100 times, and teaches photography workshops and writing seminars around the country. A Canadian citizen, Bellows was born in the Congo, and was schooled at Gordonstoun in Scotland and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
"I had gone to Travel Classics hoping to get a new writer or two, and I have to say that the conference obviously exceeded my expectations. Not only was it a fun and enriching experience to meet face-to-face with other editors and writers, but it has already proved immensely fruitful in terms of content for Men's Journal."
Charles Coxe
Articles Editor, Men's Journal
Arizona 2008

"I must say that I've never felt so welcome than at your conference. It was beyond terrific for some very specific reasons: your attendees are real writers; the setting is inspiring."
Keith Bellows
Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Traveler
Featured magazine since 1993

"The conference has changed my life. I was going to give up writing before attending my first Travel Classics event."
Ed Readicker-Henderson
Winner, Lowell-Thomas Award
Honorable Mention, Best Travel Writing Series

"As a public relations agency that represents international luxury hotels and golf resorts, this conference gives us a rare opportunity to meet elite editors and some of the most professional travel writers in the field. The contacts we've made at Travel Classics have led to numerous features in top magazines."
Anne Ryan
President/Owner, Danika Communications
Sponsor since 2001
  The hotel, comprising 130 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and suites, will also have a superbly appointed penthouse suite overlooking the city sights. Designed by noted architect Ian Halliday, from the firm of Halliday Ramsay, with interiors mirroring the look and style of the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin, the Fitzwilliam Belfast promises to be a stunning addition to the Belfast hotel sector.
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