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ABOUT THE FEST

The Latino Travel Fest is an annual conference created to GATHER, GROW, and GALVANIZE nuestra comunidad to travel the world so we can see more people who look like us in travel spaces.
Representation in the travel & tourism industry matters!!

BE PART OF THE MOVEMENT!!!!!

MEET OUR 2022 SPEAKERS!

If you’re ready to make your travel dreams a reality, we’ve got you covered.

Jen Ruiz

Jen Ruiz

Founder, Jen on a Jet Plane
Jen's Bio
Jen Ruiz is a lawyer turned full-time travel blogger and author. She is a 5-time Amazon bestselling author, 3-time TEDx speaker and multi award-winning travel journalist. She has been featured by The Washington Post, Forbes and ABC News and is the solo female traveler behind Jen on a Jet Plane.
Ralph Velasco

Ralph Velasco

Chief DRIFTER

Ralph's Bio
For more than 15 years, Ralph Velasco has been a full time professional travel photographer and international tour organizer. Over that period he’s organized and led more than 100 international small group tours around the world with over 1,000 clients under his Alla Campagna Experiences and PhotoEnrichment Adventures brands. Ralph is a published author, international public speaker, and creator of The Continental DRIFTER YouTube channel where he shares travel and photography tips for Baby Boomers and Gen X travelers.

Alyssa Ramos

Alyssa Ramos

Travel Influencer /Blogger /Entrepreneur

Alyssa's Bio
Alyssa Ramos is a highly established travel blogger, influencer, and entrepreneur who has turned her passion for solo travel into a six figure business. She has made huge strides and impacts on the travel industry, and inspired thousands of wanderlusters to get out there and travel, even if they want to wear a dress while doing it! She was also the first travel blogger to start hosting group trips, and remains one of the most successful ones doing it. Alyssa has been to 115 countries, all 7 continents (Antarctica twice and a third time this November with another of her group trips), and is currently relaxing in Europe with her dog, Oscar before heading to another 20 countries this year!


Richard Cantave

Richard Cantave

Chief Vacation Officer, Haitian Nomad

Richard's Bio
Richard Cantave is a tourism expert with a vivid entrepreneurial spirit. Having traveled to more than 70 countries; he has founded the Haitian Nomad Brand through which he curates high end cultural experiences around the world. Born and raised in Haiti, one of the major focuses of Haitian Nomad is to connect the Haitian Diaspora to their motherland—This has earned Richard several awards including Nomadness Travel Tribe’s “Man of The Year” 2017 and The Association of Haitian Professional’s “Diaspora Engagement Awards” 2018.

Featured on several well-respected media outlets such as Essence Magazine, Loop, Griot Republic, L’Union Suite, Ticket magazine, Haitian Nomad now hosts close to 20 exciting destinations throughout the year to places like Egypt, Maldives, Thailand, the French Riviera, Kenya, Morocco, Haiti and even Antarctica. Every year, the Haitian Nomad brand continues to grow and offers more and more destinations for rich cultural experiences.

Lola Méndez

Lola Méndez

Journalist

Lola's Bio
Lola is a widely-published Uruguayan-American journalist writing about travel, sustainability, social justice, Latine issues, queer stories, health, veganism, and more. Her work has been published in many print and digital publications including CNN, ELLE, Food+Wine, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Architectural Digest, Refinery29, and more. After calling New York City home for seven years, Lola became a full-time globe trotter in 2015. During her travels, she’s visited 65 countries. Lola seeks ethical tourism experiences that benefit local communities. In addition, she’s queer, a dedicated sustainability advocate, 200-hour trained Hatha yoga teacher, practices mindfulness, lives with minimal waste, and has been plant-based for 15 years.

Danny Guerrero

Danny Guerrero

Founder, The Culturist Group

Danny's Bio
Danny Guerrero, founder of The Culturist Group is a 20+ year travel industry veteran is a trailblazer and force for good in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Danny is a frequent guest speaker at travel and tourism industry conferences where he advocates for underrepresented travelers and illuminates how shifting demographics, travel sentiment, and culture represents opportunities for the travel industry.


Nina Zadeh

Nina Zadeh

Co-Founder, Sidewalker Daily

Nina's Bio
Nina Zadeh is the co-founder and Director of Partnerships at Sidewalker Daily, a marketing consulting agency who works on both sides of the influencer equation. On one hand, she works with her brand clients their influencer marketing initiatives and social media strategy. On the other hand, Nina works with influencers and Creators to help them create sustainable businesses online, most notably via her signature Pitching To Brands Mastercourse.


Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador

Travel Writer

Alex's Bio
Alex Temblador is an award-winning travel writer with publications in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Lonely Planet among many others. The Dallas-based travel writer is best known for her coverage of diversity, equity, and inclusion in travel and tourism and was the recipient of the 2021 Bessie Award for “Most Impactful Piece of Writing.”

Tinabeth Piña

Tinabeth Piña

Creator & Executive Producer, Globe Scholars ™

Tinabeth's Bio
Tinabeth Piña is an EMMY® award winning multi media journalist who has worked on air and behind the scenes for ABC, FOX, PBS, A&E, The History Channel & Oxygen to name a few! She is currently the managing editor at CUNY-TV – The City University of New York’s EMMY® award winning television station as well as the creator, show runner and host of LATiNAS – the channel’s monthly magazine show that celebrates the women of the Latinx community.

Tinabeth is also the creator, executive producer and host of GLOBE SCHOLARS™ – an award winning travel show about studying abroad airing nationally on local PBS stations.

And as if that’s not enough, Tinabeth also vlogs about travel on her website TinabethTravels.com. Follow her @tinabethpina

Vianessa Castaños

Vianessa Castaños

Producer & Travel Writer

Vianessa's Bio
Vianessa Castaños is an all-around creative with a love for culture and travel writing. Her journalism has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Fodor’s, The Miami New Times, and Passion Passport, and she also serves as the deputy editor of Girl Gone International magazine. While she’s spent many years bouncing around the globe, her home base is in Madrid, Spain, where she owns a television and film production company focused on diversifying on-screen representation in Spanish media.

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TICKET PRICE & PLAN

FIRST CLASS TICKET
$50

All Access. General admission into all the panels and workshops. Participation in immersive cultural activities. Includes on-demand playback of the full festival. 10% of your ticket will be donated to our partner charity. No refunds.

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Economy Ticket
$35

Limited Access. General admission into all the panels. Does NOT include admission to the workshops. Includes participation in immersive cultural activities and on-demand playback of the festival, except the workshops. 10% of your ticket will be donated to our partner charity. No refunds.

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