Travel Classics Writers
Conference November 20-23, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ
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Travel Classics West 2014

November 20-23, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ

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Qualifications:

Open to 42 professional travel writers who have published a minimum of three major magazine articles within the last 18 months. A list of publication credits must accompany the application, along with two qualifying clips. Travel Classics Contest Winners need not send qualifying clips, but must send list of recently published articles.

Conference Fee (does not include accommodations):

Early bird (on/before Aug. 1, 2014): $650
After Aug 1, 2014: $750
Spouse or guest fee: $550
To pay via PayPal (credit card or bank draft): add 3% service fee

Attendee and guest payments are due in full by October 1, 2014. To qualify for the early bird rate, you must pay the discounted fee of $650 in full by Aug. 1, 2014, otherwise the regular fee will apply.

Past Travel Classics attendees who register will receive a $200 stipend at the time
of the conference, to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Travel Classics West.


Pay by credit card or bank draft (via PayPal):

(includes 3% service charge):
or mail your check to:
Travel Classics: P.O. Box 288, Irvington, NY 10533

Accommodations Fee (additional):

The accommodations fee at The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is $200 per night, single or double, including tax, gratuities, Wi-Fi, resort fees and daily buffet breakfast.

Included in conference and accommodations fees:
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • 3 scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (excluding lunches for guests)
  • Refreshments during 4 scheduled breaks (excluding guests)
  • All evening activities (including transportation to and from offsite events)
  • Editor presentations and one-on-one consultations
  • Exposure on TravelClassics.com in Alumni News and TC Authors Section
Not included:
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation from airport
  • Lunches and snacks for guests

Deposit:

Please note that due to the selectivity of this conference (only 42 attendees), a $400 deposit is required at the time of registration for all accepted applicants. The deposit will be applied to the appropriate conference fee or returned immediately if the writer is not accepted.

Guest Fee:

A charge of $550 for a non-participating spouse or friend will be applied to the attendee's conference fee to cover guest expenses, such as meals and activities not picked up by the accommodations fee. Attendee and guest payments are due in full by October 1, or the applicant's registration is void. For those receiving the early bird discount, the entire early bird fee of $650 is due by August 1, or the regular fee will apply.

Once you've registered:

Mail your check for conference fee to:
    Travel Classics
    P.O. Box 288
    Irvington, NY 10533
Or pay by credit card or bank draft via PayPal (additional service fee applies).

Please mail a copy of your completed application to Travel Classics.

TERMS & CONDITIONS


Cancellation Policy:

Please be reminded that due to the selectivity of this conference, a $400 deposit is required at the time of registration for all accepted attendees.

Attendees who apply early (by August 1, 2014) will be notified of their acceptance within 2 weeks of application.


Refunds:

  • Before Aug. 1, 2014: complete refund, including deposit
  • Between Aug. 1 and Oct. 1, 2014: full refund, less the $400 deposit
  • Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, 2012: full refund, less the $400 deposit and a $100 cancellation fee
  • After Oct. 15: NO REFUNDS GIVEN
Please note that there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the refund policy. Travel Classics is not liable for nonrefundable airline tickets or any other related expense incurred by the participant. If your schedule is tentative, we suggest you take out travel insurance and we will be happy to provide you with a list of preferred companies.

Program Participation:

It is the responsibility of the participant to be on time for scheduled tours, events and programs. No refunds or substitutes will be given for missing any scheduled meals.

Liability:

Travel Classics is happy to negotiate special meal, accommodation, and transportation rates for conference attendees, speakers, and guests. Travel Classics is also pleased to work with tourism sponsors in providing complimentary pre- or post-conference trips for conference attendees and speakers. Travel Classics is not responsible for the acts or omissions of tourism hosts, change of flight times, delays, losses, injuries, inconveniences, cessation of operations, bankruptcies, acts of God and other events beyond our control. Travel Classics does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, hotel, restaurant, or other supplier of services. Independent third parties provide transportation, accommodations, sightseeing, meetings and other services. All arrangements with such independent contractors are made solely for the convenience of Travel Classics conference participants. and are undertaken at the risk of the Travel Classics participant. All Travel Classics participants release Travel Classics and its operators from any claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for personal injuries or death, or for any loss from delay arising out of the acts, omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, including, but not limited to, air carriers, hotels, excursion providers, restaurateurs, transportation providers or medical providers. Each Travel Classics participant agrees to indemnify Travel Classics and the operators for all penalties, charges, losses or expenses incurred by virtue of any act, omission, violation, or law by the participant. Participant will also indemnify Travel Classics for any reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses that Travel Classics may incur by reason thereof. Travel Classics does not assume and expressly disclaims responsibility for any claim, action, cause of action, injuries, losses or damages arising from the actions of third-party contractors supplying services. Travel Classics is not responsible for any theft, loss, pilferage and/or damage to any participant's personal property. Suppliers such as hotels and airlines print and/or post the limit of their respective liability to passengers/guests.
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