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ABOUT THE LATINO TRAVEL FEST

It’s an annual travel conference powered by Latino World Travelers created to GATHER, GROW, and GALVANIZE nuestra comunidad to experience the world and diversify the face of travel.

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Representation in the travel & tourism industry matters!!

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First Class Ticket
$399
Welcome Reception (Friday evening), Travelers Day (Saturday), and Inspiration Day (Sunday)
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Business Class Ticket
$349

Travelers Day (Saturday), and Inspiration Day (Sunday)

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Comfort Class Ticket
$299
Welcome Reception (Friday), and Travelers Day (Saturday)
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Premium Class Ticket
$249

Travelers Day (Saturday) ONLY

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Launching Creatives (Add-on for Friday)
$75
Creator Day Beginner Level (FRIDAY add-on) – This Creator Day ticket must be bought in conjunction with any First Class to Economy Tickets above. These sessions are specifically designed for attendees who are NEW to digital content creation and are interested in developing their skills and careers as travel influencers. This is an opportunity for beginners to learn the ropes during exciting, hands-on, and informative sessions led by expert creators, influencers, and entrepreneurs. Space is limited.
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Creator Boost Camp (Add-on for Friday)
$125
Creator Day Intermediate to Advance Level (FRIDAY add-on) – This Creator Day ticket must be bought in conjunction with any First Class to Economy Tickets above. For travel influencers, content creators, bloggers, YouTubers, podcasters, and authors. Includes access to FAM trips, and a chance to be invited to an Exclusive Mixer with brands and destinations. You must be prepared to show proof of your blog or online channel to be part of this day. Space is limited.
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After-Fiesta (Add-on for Saturday)
$80
For anyone who wants to join in the Saturday evening festivities with lots of Latin music, dancing, and libations in one of the most spectacular nightclubs in New Jersey. Let’s get our party on! 
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2024 Speakers

Check out the speakers that are joining us this year. Stay tuned for more confirmed speakers!

Ray Corona

Founder & Immigrant Rights Leader
Ray Corona has proudly stepped out of two closets: one for being gay and the other for being undocumented. Whether as founder and leader at Somos Seattle, as an undocumented activist fighting for the rights of immigrants, or as an international business owner, Ray brings all of his identities and passion into his work. As the first undocumented person appointed to the City of Seattle LGBTQ Commission and serving as one of the lead organizers of the Seattle Latinx Pride Festival, he has found purpose in unapologetically standing at the intersection of his identities. Culturally Travel makes dreams a reality by connecting DACA recipients to their home countries and assisting them in navigating the complex advance parole program.
Nina Zadeh

Nina Zadeh

Co-Founder Of Sidewalker Daily

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.

Edén Soto Alva

Edén Soto Alva

Content Creator

Edén Soto Alva is a Peruvian journalist based in Dallas with over a decade of experience. He shares travel guides, tips, and experiences on Edén de Viaje, a platform he started on social media 4 years ago. A graduate in Communications from The University of North Texas, Edén made his mark as an anchor and reporter at Univision from 2011 to 2017 and most recently worked as a content creator for Noticias Para Inmigrantes. Throughout his career, he has been recognized for his excellence in journalism, having received three Emmy awards. Edén continues to make a significant impact in the world of media with his dedication and passion for storytelling.

Alida Lupari

Alida Lupari

Founder of AliTravelPoints

Born and raised in Panama, Alida graduated with a Finance and Multinational Business degree from Florida State University and built a career in financial planning for 20+ years with a large wealth management firm, which is still run as a family business by her husband. After dozens of educational workshops on investing and retirement, she noticed everyone wanted to budget for travel expenses. After years of traveling, she became a travel points expert and has traveled to 43 countries and redeemed over 4 Million points and miles by applying tricks learned over so many years. She is passionate about teaching others how to search for award travel and offers workshops and courses on how to maximize points and miles for amazing bucket-list travel experiences.  Alida lives in Jacksonville Florida with her husband and three children. Also loves yoga, adventure travel, and aerial photography.


Alexandra Jimenez

Alexandra Jimenez

Founder of Travel Fashion Girl

Alex Jimenez is the founder of Travel Fashion Girl, which has helped over 30 million women travel carry-on only in a stylish and efficient way since 2012. TFG empowers female travelers with the confidence to live fearlessly, embrace style, and collect moments, not things.Alex is a regular guest on podcasts and a frequent conference speaker who shares her insights on entrepreneurship, leadership, and growing a business from the ground up. In 2020, she was the closing keynote speaker at the Women’s Travel Fest in New York City.She has also been featured in national news outlets; including the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah, the New York Post, the Daily Mail, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, USA Today, and live on the Fox & Friends Morning Show.

Kevin Sandoval

Kevin Sandoval

Travel Content Creator

Kevykevvworldwide is a passionate first-generation Latino traveler, content creator & advocate for LatinX representation in the travel industry. Having explored 56 countries and counting, Kevin shares his captivating stories and experiences from around the globe via his social media platforms.

With a focus on travel and food content, Kevykevv, who is based out of Boston, Massachusetts, offers a unique perspective on affordable luxury experiences, proving that travel can be enriching without breaking the bank. Deeply rooted in his cultural Dominican heritage, Kevykevv celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity within the travel community.

Through his engaging content and advocacy efforts, Kevin inspires others to embrace exploration, celebrate cultural diversity, and pursue their travel dreams, regardless of background or budget. Join Kevykevv on his journey as he continues to empower and uplift latinX travelers & beyond, worldwide.

Flavia Cornejo

Flavia Cornejo

Founder of Latina Traveler

Flavia Cornejo, better known as Latina Traveler, is a travel blogger, writer, and group trip host currently based in Portugal. She writes about solo female travel, life abroad, and the First Generation Latine experience. So far she has lived abroad in 8 countries and visited 37 countries. Her current goal is to visit 50 countries by 50, she is 2 1/2 years and 13 countries away from reaching this goal! Follow her journey on her blog for more: latinatraveller.com.

Rory Lassanske

Travel Blogger & Storyteller

Rory’s blog is a treasure trove of insider tips and local recommendations, showcasing the best of what each destination has to offer. Her expert knowledge of the food scene has earned her the reputation of being a foodie guru, with her readers frequently seeking her recommendations for the latest and greatest culinary experiences. As a Latina, Rory’s travels have also been a celebration of her cultural heritage, with her blog featuring a diverse range of destinations that reflect the rich tapestry of Latin American culture. Her authentic voice and unique perspective have made her a valuable asset to the travel industry and a role model for aspiring travel bloggers. Through her engaging content and eye-catching visuals, Rory has established herself as a leading travel influencer in the blogosphere.


Rafael Peña

Rafael Peña

Content Creator

For the last 10 years travel expert and journalist Rafael Peña has committed his life to changing his community’s perspective of travel. Focusing on transformative food experiences and luxury travel through travel hacks, Peña offers poignant personal knowledge of how to travel the world like a pro.

Tinabeth Piña

Tinabeth Piña

Creator and Executive Producer, Globe Scholars ™

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 creator, executive producer and host of the nationally syndicated and EMMY® nominated travel show GLOBE SCHOLARS™ – a program that documents students as they study abroad.

She 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, executive producer, and host of LATiNAS – the channel’s monthly award-winning magazine show that celebrates the women of the Latinx community nationwide.

And as if that’s not enough, Tinabeth is also a travel vlogger for — TinabethTravels.com, the author of CHA-CHIING! The Unemployed’s Guide to Finding Your Next TV Production Job and is also a commercial actress who has been seen in TV ads for SEARS, XFINITY, IBM, SAP, and most recently PNC BANK. Follow her @tinabethpina

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Founder, Reclama / Writer

Cindy's Bio

By training, Cindy Y. Rodriguez is a writer, producer and storyteller who has worked in media for over 15 years but after feeling disconnected from herself and her roots in 2017, she took on a new role. She created a spiritual hiking and journaling community for women of color to help them reclaim themselves. In short, creating the thing she wished existed when she needed it.

Cindy was born and raised in New Jersey by her immigrant Peruvian parents and identifies as indigenous.

Johileny Merán

Disabled Traveler

Johileny Merán is a RestorativeDC program assistant at SchoolTalk DC who supports the restorative justice senior project manager in maintaining stakeholder relationships, leading programming in schools, and aiding the RestorativeDC implementation team. A Disabled Afro-Dominican immigrant raised in NYC, she’s passionate about advocacy, education, and empowering youth. Previously, she coordinated programs at Mobility International USA, focusing on disability inclusion in international exchange. With a BA in Global Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Disability Studies from New York University, Johileny champions inclusion in study abroad programs, college communities, and emergency response. In her free time, she mentors and shares her travel experiences.

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PREVIOUS SESSIONS

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

Panel Discussion – Decolonizing Travel
Panelists: Tinabeth Piña, Claudio Cabrera, Kim Haas, and Arianna Davis

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

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