The members of the first network of Greece-based travel bloggers recently gathered at Agia Irinis (St. Irene) Square in Athens and celebrated six months of teamwork during a dinner hosted by Manas Kouzina-Kouzina.
The blogger members consist of both expats and Greek bloggers with an international reach. Since Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG) started in January 2015, it has grown to 20 members: Ateniesipercaso, A Greek Adventure, Dave’s Travel Pages, Family Goes Out, Foodaki, Life Beyond Borders, Living Postcards, Meet Culture, My Greece My Travels, Passion for Greece, Photography Traveler, Provocolate, Sun + Shine Blog, Travelpassionate and Tresor Hotels & Resorts Blog.
“We’ve proven that teamwork matters and by working together we learn from each other”, says Rebecca Hall, one of the first members of TBG.
“When we go visit Greek destinations our social media reach really helps promote touristic businesses in Greece.”
Today, TBG’s social media reach to date is: Facebook: 46.547, Twitter: 18.841 and Instagram: 8.135.
During the six month celebration, members consistently shared, tweeted and posted the various traditional Greek dishes. Mana’s Kouzina-Kouzina is one of the Greek businesses that successfully opened during the crisis specializing in magirefta or slow-cooked and baked traditional dishes hailing from all over specific villages, areas and the islands of Greece.
TBG has helped to promote authentic experiences working with various businesses including Discover Greek Culture, Scooterise, Alternative Tours of Athens, Livin Lovin, The Clumsies, Keadivers, Sattas Group, and more. TBG has educational partnerships with Xyni Glyfada as well as the International Health Tourism Conference. The professional networking group has also participated in blogger familiarization trips at the Montanema Handmade Village in Central Greece and on the islands of Kea and Zakynthos.
Each TBG member is based in Greece and blogs about a specific Greece travel related theme such as family travel, food, adventure travel and culture. Each member must meet specific professional criteria to be approved as a beginner or full-member.
Currently, TBG is working with more destinations and businesses to plan more events and travel excursions until the end of the year.