What kinds of sessions does WITS offer? What are the tracks?
Sessions are offered at beginner and advanced levels and are broken up into multiple tracks. Click here to view the WITS North America schedule to get an idea of the kinds of sessions we offer.
Who should come to WITS? Do I have to be a woman to attend?
Anyone who works in the travel space is more than welcome at WITS. You do not have to be a woman to attend, though our programming and all related activities will be focused on women in travel. At WITS you’ll find bloggers, journalists, travelers, writers, creators, PR/brand reps, entrepreneurs, nonprofiteers, business developers, coders, videographers, photographers, teachers, and more. At WITS, we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. We aim to make our events inclusive for attendees of all ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender expressions, ages, and abilities. If you have a suggestion for how we can better accommodate you, we’d genuinely love to hear from you.
How can I get involved with WITS?
There are a few ways you can get involved: purchase a ticket, get your company or brand to sponsor or exhibit, or volunteer with us (sign up for our newsletter to find out when volunteer opportunities open).
What does a ticket to WITS get me?
So much! Access to any session you’d like to attend, entry to all our official parties and events, meals, coffee breaks, our famous Sunday Brunch, plus the opportunity to network with amazing influencers and brands, the chance to snag a ticket for some special city tours and FAM trips, and a ton of free swag.
Which type of ticket should I buy?
Industry tickets are for empowered travel professionals and travel company reps. Media tickets are available at a discount for influencers who will be covering WITS on social media and their websites during the summit. We have a limited number of press tickets available for journalists who will be covering WITS in major news publications. Please contact us to inquire about a media ticket. You must be able to show proof of employment at a major news organization in order to qualify for a press ticket.
What is your ticket refund/cancellation/transfer policy?
All WITS tickets are nonrefundable. "Flash Sale" and "Early Bird" tickets to WITS Europe purchased BEFORE July 9, 2019 may be transferred to another individual NO MORE THAN ONE TIME and ONLY UNTIL October 1, 2019, after which time these tickets are non-transferrable. Ticket transfers may only be requested by completing this form. All regular tickets are non-transferrable. Individuals buying or selling a ticket must coordinate any transfer of funds individually. If applicable, Blogger 101 Day cannot be added to transferred tickets. Tickets to WITS North America cannot be used at or transferred to WITS Europe, or vice versa. Both parties will receive a confirmation email when the transfer is complete, within one week of submitting the form.
I can’t afford a ticket. What should I do?
A limited number of volunteers will be offered free tickets to WITS in exchange for their service at the event. Sign up for our newsletter to find out when applications open.
I don’t have a credit card/You don’t accept my credit card. Can I still come?
Contact us and we’ll see if we can work it out.
How do I get to Riga?
All attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to attend WITS. Riga is a well-connected city with many transportation options, including: Flying direct into Riga International Airport and then taking a bus (approx. 30 minutes) or taxi/rideshare (under 20 minutes) into the city center; taking the train to Riga Central Station and then walking or taking a bus to the hotel (approx. 7 minutes for both options); or taking any of the other number of bus, train, and even ferry options available.
When should I arrive to Riga?
Official WITS activities begin on the evening of Friday, November 8th and last through the afternoon of Sunday, November 10th. Pre- and post-conference tours and trips will begin a few days before the 8th and end a few days after the 10th. We’ll announce these in summer/fall 2019. If you wish to book your travel before we release tour dates to save on cost and regardless of if you plan to join us on a tour or FAM trip, we recommend coming into town one to three days before and/or after WITS weekend so that you can maximize your time sightseeing in the area.
Will I need a car?
Probably not. Riga is a very walkable city, and the Radisson Blu Latvija, our host hotel, is conveniently located in the city center, just a quick walk away from attractions and public transportation. Cabs, rideshare services, and busses are also available from the airport and train station (as well as throughout the city). Additionally, any tours or official events (like our opening party) that stray far from the hotel will have transportation provided.
How can I or my company sponsor WITS?
Check out our partnerships page. We are seeking inspired companies that are interested both in growing or enhancing their relationship with women travelers and working with travel content creators and influencers. Partnership opportunities include online promotions, booth space, giveaways, official parties, coffee hours, tours, and more. This is just a taste; we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can give your brand the exposure it deserves.
I have an idea for a speaker, session, or something else at WITS. Where can I tell you about it?
Where can I ask my question if it isn’t answered here?
Try our Attendees Group on Facebook.