ABOUT THE LATINO TRAVEL FEST
It’s an annual travel conference hosted by Latino World Travelers created to GATHER, GROW, and GALVANIZE nuestra comunidad to experience the world and diversify the face of travel.
Representation in the travel & tourism industry matters!!
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Let the countdown begin…
We will see you soon in a city near you!!
MEET OUR 2023 SPEAKERS!
If you’re ready to make your travel dreams a reality, we’ve got you covered.
Alexandra JimenezFounder of Travel Fashion Girl
Nina ZadehCo-Founder Of Sidewalker Daily
Miguel FriasLuxury Travel Content Creator
Kim HaasHost and Executive Producer at Haas Media
Nina Zadeh is an Influencer Marketing Expert and Co-Founder of Sidewalker Daily, an Influencer and Creator Consulting Agency that works on both sides of the Industry. On one hand, they have consulted for and worked on Influencer marketing campaigns and social media strategies for companies such as Jetsetter (A Tripadvisor Company), Costa Rica Tourism Board, The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, and many more.
On the other hand, they help their community of over 100,000+ Influencers and Creators build sustainable businesses, monetize their influence, and work with brands. She has helped her clients land partnerships with major brands such as Samsung, Dunkin Donuts, Revolve, Amazon, and Adidas among many others. Nina received her MBA in Marketing from Fordham University in New York City and holds a B.A. in Economics and Communications from Boston College.
As a creative, he strives to capture the essence of an experience in a way that captures and embraces the unique blend of luxury living all while immersing oneself with the enriching experiences, surrounding nature, culture and history that the destination and property have to offer.
Prior to taking his leap into the professional photography world, he spent almost 4 years serving as a Project Engineer. Fueled by his lifelong passion for travel and photography, it only seems fitting he has been able to merge both mediums together and turn his passion into a business.
Kim has extensive experience in media and communications. She served as Director of Marketing for WWSI TV Telemundo in Philadelphia. Kim is also the owner of Haas Media LLC, a multilingual community outreach firm located in the Greater New York City area.
Victoria LeandraTravel Journalist | Influencer
Arianna DavisEditorial Director, TODAY, and Author of What Would Frida Do?
Danny and Laurie NavarroFounders - Latinos With Passports
Grizel UbarryBlogger - Limitedlimitlessliving.com
Previously at VICE and Bloomberg, Victoria is the founder of Leandra Media and has developed herself into a culture and travel influencer sharing entrepreneurial stories from around the world through her podcast, EL ADN, and social media presence: @VictoriaLeandra.
Additionally, she has served as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Digital & Print Media Master’s program, teaching writing and editing for digital. Arianna is currently working on a novel; she lives in New York City, where she can be found planning her next travel adventure with her dog, Leo, surrounded by way too many stacks of books.
Danny & Laurie's Bio
As first-generation Latinos, we’re reclaiming the “first” in first-class flights and lounges and top-tier hotels. Originally from Miami (Danny) and Seattle (Laurie), we now reside in Washington, D.C., where we fuse our Colombian and Mexican heritages in the nation’s capital. When in casa, find us sharing our work in the government and non-profit sectors, hanging out at must-see and eat spots, and enjoying local events around town.
f you’re ready to travel, we hope our travel and dinero tips help you reach the skies sooner! As you’ll always hear us say, “Vamos viajando. The world needs to see us!”
Claudio E. CabreraWriter & Vice President of Audience at The Athletic
Erika CruzCoach, Speaker, and Founder of Courage Driven Latina
Tinabeth PiñaEMMY® Award winning Multi Media Journalist
Jen RuizFounder of Jen on a Jet Plane
Claudio E. Cabrera is an award-winning audience development expert who has grown brands such as CBS, The New York Times, and The Athletic. He also is an award-winning journalist who interviewed the likes of former President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, and others. He also writes about race and colorism in Latin America and the Caribbean, and his own experiences within his family and traveling to different parts of the world.
As the proud daughter of Mexican Immigrants, Erika is aware of the lack of available resources growing up. She is on a mission to connect others with the tools and resources to be the best they can be. Erika has been featured in the NY Times, CNN, LA Times and she is just getting started.
When not creating travel content – Tinabeth is also 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 nationwide.
She has been featured by The Washington Post, Forbes and ABC News and is the solo female traveler behind Jen on a Jet Plane.
Let’s level up your travels como espuma de champaña! Check out some of the sessions in our schedule for this year.
Panel Discussion – Decolonizing Travel
Panelists: Tinabeth Piña, Claudio Cabrera, Kim Haas, and Arianna Davis
Panel Discussion – Luxury Travel
Panelists: José Burgos, Miguel Frias, Taima
Panel Discussion – Writing a Travel Book: Self-publishing vs Publishing House
Speakers: Brenda, Nikki Vargas, Jen Ruiz, and Carlos Martínez
Presentation – Launch your Own Travel Podcast
Speaker: Lu Colmenares
Panel Discussion – What is travel like for 50+ Travelers (Spanish)
Panelists: Grizel Ubarry and Angela Robles
TICKET PRICE & PLAN
All Access. General admission to our Welcome Happy Hour (Friday), Festival (Saturday), Festival Networking Afterparty (Saturday Night), and Brunch (Sunday). No refunds.