About the Latino Travel Fest


re you ready to make your travel dreams a reality?

The Latino Travel Fest is an annual conference powered by Latino World Travelers created to gather, grow, and galvanize Latinos/x to experience the world and diversify the face of travel.

Join us from May 31 to June 2, 2024, for an unforgettable experience that transcends borders and embraces the richness of our Latin heritage.

300+ travel-loving Latinos/x, content creators, destinations, and brands will come together for a weekend of a lifetime full of education and celebration in community. 

What to expect:

  • Everlasting Friendships
  • Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • Thought-provoking Panels
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Immersive Cultural Experiences
  • Welcome Reception
  • Exclusive Mixer with Brands and Destinations
  • Mercadito with small Latin-owned businesses
  • After-Fiesta
  • Inspiration Brunch
  • Giveaways, and more!

Get ready to embark on a vibrant journey at the Latino Travel Fest, the ultimate celebration of Latino culture and adventure!

The Latino Travel Fest is powered by Latino World Travelers, a global community for Latinos/x with over 10k members worldwide. Representation in the travel & tourism industry matters. Let’s elevate our voices in travel!





Mi gente, it’s our time to come together as a community from all parts of the world into one space where we can connect, and build new relationships.

Together, we will evolve as people, and grow in knowledge, and skills with all the valuable resources shared by the speakers.

Join us as we take action and let our presence be known to the world that we too travel as want to expand our global footprints around the globe.

Meet the Founder

¡¡Hola!! I’m Vanessa, a fierce and adventurous Dominicana with an incredible passion for travel. This passion started when I first traveled abroad while in college. Something that I never thought would be possible for me having just arrived in the U.S. at 17yrs old.

After grad school, I became an educator, which I’ve been for about 15yrs now. What I enjoyed the most was exposing my high school students to the world beyond the 4 classroom walls. I was able to lead international educational tours for 7yrs to destinations such as China, Greece, Spain, Morroco, Ireland, and many more.

During my travels, I was always yearning to connect with other travelers of my cultural background. I wanted to share my travels sin pena in a safe space. I wanted us to share our journeys, and inspire one another. That’s why I founded Latino World Travelers – a global community created to empower Latinos/x to experience the world and diversify the face of travel.

In my fight to have a voice and be represented in the travel industry, I also created the Latino Travel Fest. My goal was to not only provide a platform to spotlight Latino/x travel content creators, bloggers, influencers, and thought- leaders, but to also educate the community about how they can too make travel part of their life.

I hope my story inspires you to become curious about the world and reach for your dreams.

With insatiable wanderlust,

Vanessa aka la Jefa Aventurera

To follow my adventures, check me out on Instagram and LinkedIn.

At Museo Cervantino in Toledo, Spain.

At the Antarctic Peninsula, my 7th continent.