Start “Travelers Meetings”, the cycle of conferences to discuss journalism and travel

● The inauguration will be on Thursday, February 27 at the Altaïr bookstore in Barcelona from 6.30 pm.

● At the end of each meeting a traveling network sponsored by IATI Seguros will be held with a snack included.

The Master in Travel Journalism of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the insurance company IATI and the Altaïr bookstore have jointly organized a series of talks on travel and journalism to reflect, discuss and share experiences related to different topics of current interest . The initiative, titled Traveler Meetings, will begin next Thursday, February 27, at 6.30 pm, and will run until November of this year 2020.

The sessions, which will be divided into conferences, case studies and / or round tables, will be moderated by two students of the ninth edition of the Master in Travel Journalism and will have the participation of journalists, experts and professionals from around the world dedicated to Different areas of the sector.

Santiago Tejedor, co-director of the Master in Travel Journalism and director of the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB, Alfonso Calzado, CEO of IATI Seguros, and Pere Ortín, director of Altaïr Magazine, will open on Thursday 27 of February this cycle of conversations. Juliana González-Rivera, Colombian journalist and writer, will be the first guest to participate to talk about the invention and the origins of the trip.

The Traveler Meetings will deal with various topics related to travel such as gastronomy, cinema, the LGTBI collective, tourism, the writing of chronicles and the digital world with the aim of reflecting and discussing each one of them.

Martín Caparrós, journalist and writer, Enrique Álex, creator of audiovisual travel content, Xavier Moret, journalist and writer, José Pablo García, journalist and professional travel blogger, Andrea Torres, biologist and ecologist / animalist blogger, and Paty Godoy, journalist and Mexican documentary filmmaker, are some of the guests who will participate in this first series of talks.

At the end of each meeting there will be a traveling network sponsored by IATI with a snack included. It will be a meeting place among travel enthusiasts that aims to consolidate itself as a benchmark in the sector. All sessions will be held at 6.30 pm in the Altaïr bookstore, the largest specialized travel bookstore in Europe (in Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 616, Barcelona). Admission will be free until full capacity is reached.

Dates planned for “Traveler Meetings”

● Thursday, February 27: The invention of the trip.

● Thursday April 2: Tourism, that great invention to take care of.

● Thursday, May 7: The chronicle.

● Thursday, June 11: Every journey begins in a book or movie.

● Tuesday September 22: Travel with the stomach.

● Thursday, October 15: Travel and gender.

● Thursday, November 5: The interactive journey: On the web touring the digital universe.

About IATI Seguros

IATI is an insurance brokerage, created by the Calzado family in 1885, a pioneer in the contracting of online travel insurance after an important digital transformation and forerunner in raising awareness and supporting sustainable tourism.

IATI Seguros is also a socially responsible company that donates a percentage of each insurance contracted through its website to the Nen Déu Foundation, an entity that has been attending and educating people with intellectual disabilities for more than 125 years.

More than 500,000 customers in the last five years have relied on IATI, a company that has increased its turnover exponentially, thus becoming a benchmark in the sector not only in Spain, but in Europe.