On December 13th, the world will, for the very first time, see its one billionth traveller in one year. One billionth! That means nearly one out of seven people on the planet will have journeyed across an international border. What, meaningfully asks the UN World Tourism Organisation, would it mean if each one of them did something good? Great question. But is asking it enough to change minds?
Earlier in the year, Vienna Tourism Board invited 12 bloggers to enjoy ‘Summer in the City’ in Vienna as a first step towards working more closely with travel bloggers.
The aim, said Lea Hajner on behalf of the Vienna Tourist Board, was “to draw attention to Vienna as a young and modern city. Vienna is often associated with tradition and things such as the Wiener Schnitzel and the Viennese Walz. That’s all part of the city but there is so Continue Reading
Wine tastings are pretty normal. Beer tastings, not so much! We recently had the opportunity to take part in the KLM Dutch Beer Tasting and Quiz event for social media.
KLM is very proud of its Dutch roots, so last month, the airline teamed up with London’s oldest Dutch pub, De Hems on Macclesfield Street, in London’s Soho, to host a special celebration – and we joined the bloggers who took part in the fun!
We were taken on a Continue Reading
The travel blogging industry may now be in the strongest position it’s ever been.
This past weekend saw the 4th annual Travel Bloggers Exchange conference take place in Keystone Colorado. As the headline media partner for the event, Travelllll.com covered the conference live as well as capturing video content and interviews with as many of the speakers and attendees as we could find.
In May, the Spanish region of Catalunya invited nine bloggers on the #catalunyaexperience blog trip to explore and write about some of the events and experiences to be enjoyed there.
Spain has become well known for its innovation in the travel and social space over the past years (eg. #incostabrava and Valencia’s #blogtripF1) and continues to promote the country through social channels and digital influencers. For example Spain will be hosting TBEX Europe 2012, which will be taking place at Continue Reading
A Cycling Blog Trip To the Isle Of Wight
Last month, four bloggers and I spent a weekend cycling on the Isle of Wight – the 350 square mile (380 km2) island just off the south coast of England opposite Southampton – on a blog trip sponsored by Red Funnel ferries who operate between the island and the mainland.
Being one of the most southerly parts of the UK, the island has a far milder climate Continue Reading