As of July 28, David Kravetz (Sumoflam Productions) met the membership requirements and was officially accepted as a member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) due to the rapid traffic growth of the Less Beaten Paths travel blog.
The PTBA’s mission is to promote the interests of travel bloggers within the industry by supporting and fostering the needs, careers and relationships of travel bloggers. It aims to legitimize travel blogging as a business and facilitate business relationships within the industry.
The PTBA currently has 351 members worldwide and 24 industry members. All of their blogs combined garner over 10 million page views per month.
The Less Beaten Paths travel blog has been active since February 2012 and has been averaging 3500 views per month for the last few months, but traffic has been growing. The month of July 2014 has seen a surge to over 4000 views and continues to trend upwards.