AdventureDrinks August 2012 at the Punchdown in Oakland
Although we live in a digital age, personal connections are more important than ever. Out of the hundreds of people you email for work, how many have you actually met? Once you meet in person, the impression is much stronger. Networking is a great skill to have, no matter what industry you are in.
Throughout 2012, the Go Overseas team have become regulars at local Bay Area travel meet ups. These events are a great way to connect with other travelers in the area. From industry leaders like Lonely Planet to travel bloggers/writers to travel startups and more, you're sure to find a fun crowd at a travel meet up.
Travel Meet Ups in the Bay Area:
By attending a variety of travel-related professional events, the Go Overseas team has made some great connections. We are lucky to be in the Bay Area with so many other blossoming travel businesses. From big names like Couchsurfing, Hipmunk and the SF Chronicle travel section, to awesome start-ups Triptrotting and Gogobot, to travel program providers and hotel search engines, we look forward to continuing to meet others with a passion for travel.
Building these relationships, whether it's online or offline at an event or conference, is great for business as well as personal professional development. We've made some great friends and met people from all over the world working in different areass of the travel industry. It's also a great way to stay connected with what's going on in the industry. Go Overseas even plans to host an upcoming Travel Massive event at our beautiful offices in downtown Berkeley.
What networking experience do you have? Have you been to any cool travel meet ups?
Photos courtesy of Cathrine Lindblom Gunasekara, Jetpac App Team