About Us

For Womens Travel Groups, Women’s Travel Fest is the world’s largest consumer travel conference for women. 

Like all big things, the event started out as a simple idea.

In 2013, Kelly Lewis was on a cross-country book tour with her company Go! Girl Guides. Go! Girl Guides published travel guidebooks for women and Womens Travel Groups. On that tour, she found herself speaking to audiences across the country about travel.  Quickly she realized those audiences were almost always filled with women.

In cities like Indianapolis and Kansas City, she met women bringing their grandchildren in to hear her speak.  They stuck around for hours wanting to pick her brain on where and how to travel. The energy in those talks was contagious and undeniable.

It was on that tour that she knew she wanted to make this into a larger project.   Thus, the seeds for what would become Women’s Travel Fest, were planted.

When she moved to New York City in 2013, she found herself in a bar talking about travel with women like Christine Maxfield, Masha Vapnitchnaia, and Mickela Mallozzi.

That conversation lit the fire in everyone.  Lewis, Vapnitchnaia and Mallozzi began to really talk about what a conference just for Womens Travel Groups would look like.

Since then, Women’s Travel Fest has been produced with love by Kelly Lewis, Mickela Mallozzi, and a team of volunteers and sponsors.

The result is a transformative event that launches careers, connects new friends.  It has sent hundreds of women across the world.

Join us in 2022 as we celebrate our annual show March 4-6 at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. See you at the fest!

30+ Speakers

Fearless females from all different walks of life converge to inspire each other to travel the world, in your way!

Why Join Us?

We're the world's largest consumer travel event for women.
  • Pick Up New Creative Skills
  • Make Epic Boss Buds
  • Learn How to Upgrade Your Travels
  • Join a Global Sisterhood