Travel Bloggers Greece Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary
- by XpatAthens
- Tuesday, 14 February 2017
The first professional blogger network in Greece, Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG), traveled to Pelion to celebrate its two-year anniversary and blog about the region. Spyrou Philoxenia, a top hotel management company with headquarters in Athens, invited TBG members to experience the sights, nature and gastronomy of the up-and-coming destination.
Celebrating Two Years of Travel Blogger Teamwork
The three-day itinerary included hiking in Tsagarada with Trekking Hellas to photograph the region’s mountain and sea views. A tour of several villages included Vyzitsa, Millies, Afissos, Zagora and Makrinitsa. The bloggers also experienced local gastronomy including at O Patis taverna in Zagora and a tsipouro tasting at Lepi in Volos. For a coffee with a view, the Greece based bloggers enjoyed the hospitality at Hotel Maistrali in Afissos. Members also gathered at Manthos Hotel in Chania to cut the organization’s vasilopita, a traditional New Year’s cake. The coin prize was a gift certificate sponsored by Manas Kouzina-Kouzina, a traditional Greek restaurant in Athens. To end the blogger trip, TBG sat down for a traditional dinner warmly hosted by the staff at the award-winning Kritsa restaurant in Portaria, a member of the Guest Inn Network.
“Our two-year anniversary was a great opportunity to promote beautiful Pelion, a special year-round destination in Greece,” said Elena Sergeeva, co-founder of TBG. “Our members look forward to blogging about their experiences in full, over the next month, on their individual travel blogs.”
“Spyrou Philoxenia showed us the best that Pelion has to offer so we can relay what we learned to our international followers,” said Marissa Tejada, co-founder of TBG. “TBG members love traveling in Greece and are seasoned in effectively sharing those travel experiences through quality digital content and through social media.”
Discover Pelion with Spyrou Philoxenia
The blogging trip included a stay at Aglaida Apartments in Tsagarada, where members also celebrated their two-year anniversary with a “Greek party” which included a traditional dinner prepared by the hotel.
“In this digital world, we understand the importance and impact travel blogging has on today’s traveler holiday decisions. As Greece destination experts, we knew that Pelion would be an ideal place for TBG to explore for their special anniversary weekend,” said John Grigoras, Deputy Manager, Sales and Marketing of Spyrou Philoxenia. “We look forward to the positive impact, excellent blog coverage and social media exposure the blogger trip will have on the region in coming weeks and in the long term.”
To sponsor the TBG blogger tour, Spyrou Philoxenia successfully managed collaborations between private business and regional tourism organization including Trekking Hellas, Les Hirondelles, the Hotel Owners Association of Magnesia and the Prefectural Units of Magnesia and Sporades Islands.
About Travel Bloggers Greece – TBG
Established in 2015, TBG is the first professional travel blogger networking group in Greece. Members are Greeks and expats who live in Greece and abide by ethical and professional standards. A membership committee approves candidates based on specific professional criteria. TBG works with businesses in Greece and around the world to help promote authentic travel.
For more information, please visit: Travel Bloggers Greece
About Spyrou Philoxenia
Hotel Management company, Spyrou Philoxenia organizes special tour packages through authentic experiences coupled with professional services and select accommodations at Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member Hotels.
For more information, please visit: Spyrou Philoxenia