Today, some of North America’s top travel bloggers, including #ExpediaT5 contest winners Sherry Ott and Nancy D. Brown, are in Seattle for Expedia Blogger Day 2011.
The day will start with an informal welcome lunch hosted by Joe Megibow, general manager and vice president of Expedia.com. At Barrio, one of Seattle’s best Mexican restaurants, bloggers will have the opportunity to network and get to know a number of Expedia’s key executives.
Following lunch, the group of about twenty travel bloggers will head to Expedia’s headquarters in Bellevue for a meeting with Scott Durchslag, president of Expedia Worldwide. As the person ultimately responsible for managing the overall strategy, Durchslag will share some of Expedia’s current initiatives that aim to drive innovation and position the Expedia brand for further international growth.
Once the meeting concludes, bloggers will attend breakaway sessions with key Expedia executives including: Joe Megibow, vice president and general manager of Expedia.com; John Kim, senior vice president of global products; and Ben Kazez, senior director of apps and emerging platforms.
The group will finish the day with box seats at the Seattle Seahawks’ Monday Night Football game against the St. Louis Rams.
To follow along with the day’s events, search for the hashtag #ExpediaBloggerDay on Twitter.
Expedia Blogger Day Schedule (Pacific Standard Time)
12.00 p.m. Expedia Blogger Day 2011 Welcome Lunch
2.00 p.m. Meeting with President of Expedia Scott Durchslag
3.00 p.m. Breakaway with Key Executives
5.30 p.m. Monday Night Football – Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams
[box]IMAGE: Dave Morrow[/box]