Want to connect with other women who love to solo travel? Always dreamed of solo traveling but you just aren't quite sure yet? Be sure to check out Women's Travel Fest, which kicks off tomorrow, March 3, at the Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market. After the past three years of Women’s Travel Fest conferences have sold-out to over 350+ women in New York City and San Francisco, the event has come to New Orleans for the first time, with help from Alyson Kilday at Hop & Jaunt Creative Agency.
The Women’s Travel Fest was founded by Kelly Lewis of Go! Girl Guides, which publishes travel guidebooks for women. The idea was born in 2011 while founder Kelly Lewis was on a press trip in Thailand along with Jerri Stephenson of Do It While You’re Young.
Both women’s travel writers, the two started wondering why a festival like this had never been done, but it wasn’t until 2013, after Kelly had completed a successful cross-country book tour, that the wheels began turning.
The Women's Travel Fest aims to inspire, empower and connect women in travel with travel tips from the industry's leading ladies. The party kicks off on Friday at the House of Blues Foundation Room with food, drinks, photo booth, raffle prizes, music and more. Saturday's schedule includes a full day of keynote speakers. Speakers include Pauline Frommer, President and CEO of Frommer's Guidebooks, Cassie de Pecol, the first documented woman to visit every country in the world, and many more speakers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and authors. Click here to view all of the speakers.
Sunday's schedule includes a series of specialty workshops designed to help you take on the world. Workshops cover multiple categories including safety, budgeting, photography and many more. To view a complete schedule. click here. Tickets to the event are $199 for a two day General Admission pass and $99 for a one day General Admission pass. Your ticket also gets you free lunch, free open bar after party, free awesome swag bag and access to giveaways. Purchase your tickets here.