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About TBCAsia 2018

Welcome to TBCAsia 2018: consider this a new revolution in discovering the world like never before.

Having successfully leveraged the combined power of the world’s best Wordsmiths, Experiential Marketers,  Global Trend Observers, Geographical Experts, Leisurists, Pleasurists, and Social Media Gurus, TBCAsia has created a perfect forum that is designed for accessibility when it comes to the discerning traveller.

TBCAsia 2018 is riding a wave of success this year after having provided sensational events in 2014and 2016, where each one was better than the last. Social is the new medium that will keep us connected.

Here is the entire TBCAsia 2018 event timeline with the relevant dates included:

Application call out 7th March - 20th April 2018
Judging process 21st April - 14th June 2018
Final announcement of winners 15th June 2018
Pre tour 25th October - 29th October 2018
Conference 30th October 20

Join us at TBCAsia 2018, and discover a serendipitous adventure where a mosaic of inimitable memories are just waiting to be crafted.

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Why TBCAsia

There’s just one reason: It is an island called Sri Lanka.

Good things are meant to be shared, and just like a ubiquitous Lankan smile: TBCAsia 2018 gives you a chance to share your best moments socially.

We’ve created a forum for sharing your experiences with the rest of the world, and helping discerning travellers discover a treasure trove of delectable delights that promises to fill all their social channels with pure enchantment.

TBCAsia 2014   was the start of something influential; the forum welcomed some of the most enthusiastic social media influencers from across the globe to see, feel, smell, hear, touch, and taste the very best of what this beautiful island has to offer.

TBCAsia 2016   raised the benchmark of experiential discoveries further. As our favourite influencers Tweeted, Facebooked, Instagrammed, Snapchatted, and Wordpressed   their way through sunny Sri Lanka, this small wonder tapped into a mixed media audience of a whopping 56,500,000.

We know you agree: Good things are meant to be shared - just like a warm cup of Ceylon tea in  Kandy,   or an ice-cold Ginger Beer while watching a tantalising sunset in Hikkaduwa  .

Dare we say it? Come discover and help us share a paradise (with the rest of the world) that is simply too good to be true.




Culture Trip
World's leading travel site

Forbes listed Culture Trip as one of the five fastest-growing business to watch in the coming year. In the past 12 months, its monthly site visitors have increased 500% and Facebook following has expanded 1,000% to now 4.1 million. Total following now exceeds 4.4 million across all of its social channels.

Kamini Pather
Blogger, Foodie and Travel Fanatic

Blogger, foodie, and travel fanatic most well known for hosting the Netflix series Girl Eat World. She also writes for her own self-titled blog documenting her food and travel adventures. In 2013, she became widely known as the winner of the second season of Master Chef South Africa.

Megan Jerrard
Australian Journalist

Megan Jerrard is an Australian Journalist, and the founder and Senior Editor of Mapping Megan, an award-winning travel blog focused on adventure, discovery, immersion and authentic exploration around the globe. A travel writer since 2007, she has over 10 years experience in the industry and has travelled to 50+ countries across all seven continents, Her articles have been widely published and acknowledged by publications such as National Geographic, the New York Times, Forbes, and British Airways High Life.

Dirk Dallas

Dirk Dallas is a designer, educator and photographer, who has been flying various electric helicopters and RC airplanes for over 10 years. After getting his first drone, he became obsessed with aerial photography and video. He started fromwhereidrone.com to provide a helpful resource for those interested in getting started with aerial photography/cinematography. His site is also a space to find amazing drone imagery, learn from the leaders in the drone world.

Royston Ellis

Royston Ellis is a novelist, travel writer and erstwhile beat poet, born in Britain, who has lived in Sri Lanka since 1980. At the dawn of the Sixties, Royston found himself in Liverpool. There he fell in with John Lennon. They chewed the fat and told each about their ambitions: Ellis wanted to be a writer; Lennon a pop star. The association had momentous repercussions: Lennon had already thought of a name for his new group but it was Ellis who suggested spelling it with an "a".

He has contributed hundreds of articles about Sri Lanka to UK newspapers and magazines, to airline in-flight magazines, and to Sri Lankan publications, including Explore Sri Lanka, of which he was editorial consultant for 16 years, and to the Sunday Times (Colombo) for whom he reviews Sri Lankan hotels. He is author of Sri Lanka by Rail and India by Rail (and co-author of Bradt’s Maldives and Mauritius, Rodrigues & Réunion.

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