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Meet hand-picked content creators and influencers

We all know, there’s been a seismic shift to content and influencer marketing. How can you get your brand in the game? How do you find the right creator to promote your content? We’ve made it easy. We searched the globe and internet to find numerous top content creators and influencers for you. Just step into our Creator’s Lounge on Friday, 6 March 2020, to meet them.

The platform’s hosts are the Berlin Travel Festival alongside content and influencer marketing agency Destination Digital. Here, you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to meet, network, and cook up plans for future collaborations with these professional influencers, online storytellers, and social media moguls.

Let's Do This!

Match & Meet

Professional influencers, content creators, and storytellers match and meet with brands and destinations in our Creator’s Lounge.

Quality Control

The influencers you’ll meet here are handpicked. We take into account professionalism, content and community quality, as well as brand references.

One-on-One with…

You’ll meet one-on-one with your chosen influencer – there, you’ll have a chance to tell them more about your brand and goals, as well as get to know them and learn what they can achieve.

Making It Work!

We want your brand to be heard! Our goal is to facilitate relationships between content creators and influencers and the travel industry that result in successful social campaigns.

Presentation is Key

Our Creator’s Lounge has a stage where brands and destinations can present their influencer and content marketing ambitions to the selected influencers, content creators, and storytellers.

Networking

After a day of discussing collaborations, brands, destinations, and content creators can network further over a drink during an evening event hosted by Travel Massive.

Content Creators, Influencers, and Storytellers

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Alberto Menendez & Iosu Lopez 🇪🇸

Mochileros TV

Alberto Menendez and Iosu Lopez are Spanish filmmakers, photographers, and digital nomads.

They previously had a show on Spanish national television called “Fuera de Ruta” (Off the Beaten Track) and organize different events like the largest travel bloggers gathering in Spain, “Birratour” and the Digital Influencers Speed Networking in Fitur (International Tourism Fair in Spain).

They’ve been working with DMOs and brands like Skechers, Ryanair, Europcar, Hostelworld, B the travel brand, and Huawei,…

Their motto is “To travel is to live several times in one only life.”

 

Key Market: Spain 🇪🇸

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Bjorn Troch 🇧🇪

The Social Traveler | Destination Digital
Bjorn as The Social Traveler, has allowed people to influence his travels via social media or in real life.

 

This led to the birth of “Destination Challenges” in 2014, an influencer marketing concept where Destinations put content creators to the test.

 

Last year 14 destinations took part inviting a variety of content creators targeting multiple markets – ultimately generating 3 million+ social media impressions and over 100,000 social reactions.

 

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪, Belgium 🇧🇪, Netherlands 🇳🇱, UK 🇬🇧 & Canada 🇨🇦
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Brendan van Son 🇨🇦

Brendan is a travel photographer and YouTuber who has been nomadic for over 10 years.
He has visited well over 100 countries and his channel inspires people to get out of their houses and explore the world.  Brendan leads his audience on his adventures through the eyes of a photographer out to capture the essence of a destination.
Brendan’s work has been featured in major publications such as The Guardian, and The Toronto Star.
He’s worked with commercial clients such as Volkswagen, Eddie Bauer, Jack Wolfskin, Turkish Airlines, Travel Alberta, and many more.

 

Key Markets: USA 🇺🇲 and UK 🇬🇧
Reach: With over 130,000 subscribers on YouTube, 108,000 Instagram followers, healthy twitter and facebook pages, and nearly 40,000 monthly visitors to his webpage, Brendan isn’t just a YouTuber, but a one-stop media outlet.

Filipe Morato Gomes 🇵🇹

Alma de Viajante

Alma de Viajante is a key travel blog from Portugal with over 10.000 daily visitors, and +240.000 followers on social media. It was voted best travel blog at momondo Bloggers’ Open World Awards 2017, 2018 and 2019; Most Popular Travel Blog of FITUR 2018 and winner of several other awards in Portugal. The blog chronicles the adventures of Filipe Morato Gomes around the world.

Filipe is also the President of the Portuguese Travel Bloggers Association and a full-time blogger with +15-year experience in traveling solo, storytelling, teaching travel writing workshops, and working with airlines and tourism boards. He loves people, local markets, cafes and tasty food, red wine and açaí.

 

Key Markets: Portugal 🇵🇹 and Brazil 🇧🇷

Francesca Di Pietro 🇮🇹

Viaggiare da Soli
Travel Psychologist and Coach, author of Viaggiaredasoli.net first Italian website for solo travelers. The website has the aim to push people out of their comfort zone and transform the journey in a moment of awareness.

In 2015 she self-published her book that sold 7.000 copies just in Italy, now the second edition is going to be published by Feltrinelli Editore in June 2020.

Forbes mentioned her Facebook Community as one of the 10th more valuable in Italy.
Francesca traveled to more than 70 countries. She loves outdoor adventures, diving, yoga, and wellness journey, she is very focused on responsible tourism and has an ecofriendly lifestyle.

Key Market: Italy 🇮🇹

Janicke Hansen 🇳🇴

Nordic TB

Janicke Hansen is one of the founders and managers of the Nordic content creator agency NordicTB. The agency helps travel brands and destinations around the globe to reach the Nordic market through content based marketing campaigns.

NordicTB consists of over 170 Nordic content creators within different travel niches. All the content creators are based in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. NordicTB highly values the art of storytelling as an effective destination marketing tool and has been working with successful visual storytelling projects for over 5 years.

Janicke Hansen also runs the Norwegian Adventure and Culture travel blog letsgetlost.no.

 

Key Markets: Norway 🇳🇴, Sweden 🇸🇪, Finland 🇫🇮 and Denmark 🇩🇰

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Jodie Dewberry 🇬🇧

Alajode

Jodie Dewberry is a blogger, photographer and filmmaker from the UK, and the main face behind the Alajode brand.

Having quit her job to travel and start her own business in 2017, she encourages her audience to jump out of their comfort zones, explore more of what the world has to offer and build the lifestyles they’ve always dreamed of. Her blog and YouTube channel both have an engaged audience of people interested in living better, giving back and learning while they do so.

Eco-tourism, unique experiences and transformative trips are the key focus of Jodie’s travel blog, while her YouTube channel also offers a unique and intimate behind the scenes glimpse into her travels and location independent lifestyle.

Key Markets: UK 🇬🇧, US 🇺🇲, Canada 🇨🇦
Reach: 440.000 Unique monthly reach. Blog, YouTube and social media combined.

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Jonathan Kubben Quiñonez 🇧🇪

Mom I'm Fine

In 2016 Jonathan quit his job, sold his car, and bought a one-way ticket to travel the world and created the concept MOM, I’M FINE®.

Two years later, his story became an internet sensation, especially on Instagram. The concept appeared on multiple media platforms worldwide, raised 300,000 followers and has more than 100 million views on Facebook.

Today, Jonathan has explored more than fifty countries in four different continents and transformed his Instagram account into a meaningful company.

Key Markets: Global 🌍

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Kash Bhattacharya 🇬🇧

Budget Traveller

Voted 2016 National Geographic Traveler Blogger of the Year and author of the brand new The Grand Hostels: Luxury Hostels of the World. (Gestalten).

Kash has revolutionized travel for the stylish, design-led, budget-conscious traveler and has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, National Geographic, and many more…

Key Markets: UK 🇬🇧

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Laurène Philippot 🇨🇵

Carnet d'escapades

Carnet d’escapades is a travel blog created in 2011, which was voted 2012 Best French travel blog at the Golden Blog Awards and has +110 000 unique visitors per month. It is a generalist travel blog, whose content is as varied as Laurène’s interests: – in city living and country life, in gastronomy, culture, nature and sports.

After launching the blog in 2011 as a hobby, Laurène decided in 2015 to quit her job as a tax-specialist in a bank to work full-time on it. She works on destination marketing campaigns with a lot of DMOs around the world to create quality content on her blog and is always very enthusiastic to discover destinations and go on a new adventure!

Her credo: you don’t always have to go very far to find the extraordinary things in….

 

Key Markets: France 🇨🇵 , Belgium 🇧🇪, Switzerland 🇨🇭

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Melvin Boecher 🇩🇪

Travel Dudes

Travel Dudes is an industry leader within the field of travel influencer marketing.

In partnership with clients, we create cost-effective, inspirational, and engaging travel content for digital and social platforms, reaching an audience of over three million travelers each month!

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪 , USA 🇺🇲, Canada 🇨🇦, UK 🇬🇧

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Milou van Roon 🇳🇱

Explorista

Milou van Roon is the travel blogger behind explorista.nl, one of the leading travel blogs in the Netherlands, focusing on city breaks and holidays.

She aims to help people travel more and better by sharing extensive travel guides, detailed itineraries, and fun personal stories. She also founded explorista.net, the English sister blog, and Female Digital Nomads, the world’s largest Facebook community for female-identifying location independent entrepreneurs.

Markets: The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Belgium 🇧🇪

Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk 🇩🇪

Smaracuja

Nina loves to explore and show the beauty of the world in all its forms and colors to as many people as possible through her illustrations and photography. She has been blogging about different projects for over ten years and started her own blog, Smaracuja, in 2011. Nina is working as a corporate content creator and social media consultant for major tourism brands and appears as an expert at conferences and travel shows. She is a founding member of German blogging collective Reiseblogger Kollektiv. Also, she is finally learning to play the ukulele.

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪, Austria 🇦🇹, Switzerland 🇨🇭

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Patrick Muntzinger 🇩🇪

German Backpacker

Patrick is a business graduate and founder of the bilingual travel blog „German Backpacker” where he showcases his travels in more than 70 countries on 6 continents.

Since its launch in 2017, germanbackpacker.com quickly grew to one of Germany’s leading adventure travel blogs, attracting a wide range of readers and followers from Germany and beyond.

Within only two years of professional blogging, Patrick already successfully worked with a variety of brands and tourism boards from all over the world, such as Destination Canada, The Bahamas and Pure New Zealand.

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪, Austria 🇦🇹, Switzerland 🇨🇭

Reach: 100.000 unique monthly reach. Blog and social media combined.

Scott Herder & Megan Indoe 🇺🇲

Bobo & Chichi
Together this digital storytelling husband and wife team works on professional destination marketing campaigns focusing on authentic experiences, food & drink scene, and culture to their engaged global audience.

 

Besides being digital storytellers this duo also is an operating production team producing professional digital marketing content for global brands.

 

Their work is award winning and films have been featured in international film festivals. Their specialty style of hyperflow video showcases destinations and experiences in a unique visual way that won the Traverse Creator Awards Innovation Award in 2019.

 

Key Markets: USA 🇺🇲, South Korea 🇰🇷, Singapore 🇸🇬, Canada 🇨🇦, UK 🇬🇧

Sofie Couwenbergh 🇧🇪

Wonderful Wanderings

In 2012, Sofie launched her bilingual (EN-NL) travel blog WonderfulWanderings.com.

Focused on offering its readers practical travel advice and ready-to-use itineraries, the blog has since grown to be the biggest bilingual travel blog in Belgium. Sofie has successfully worked with 100+ destinations and travel brands to create awareness, generate traffic, and increase sales.

She’s been featured on sites such as Business Insider and Thought Catalog, has written for national publications such as HLN, and shares her expertise on blogging by speaking at conferences and consulting for brands.

Key Markets: Belgium 🇧🇪, The Netherlands 🇳🇱, UK 🇬🇧, US 🇺🇲

Steve Hänisch 🇩🇪

Back-packer.org

Steve is a travel filmmaker and author from Germany.

After 10 years working as an Information Architect in the corporate world, an inspiring trip to Chile made him quit his job and begin his new career. Over the past 9 years, Steve has become established as a video blogger, bestselling travel guide author and even got his own international TV show format at DW TV as part of the travel show “Check-In” which has a reach of 1.5 million viewers worldwide and is broadcasted in 3 languages.

 

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪, Austria 🇦🇹, Switzerland 🇨🇭

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Steven Herteleer 🇨🇵

Professional Photographer

Steven is a pro photographer who travels the world to tell stories to the 600,000+ people who follow his adventures on social media. Over the past fifteen years, he has visited 130 countries, with a idea and concept behind each of the trips.

He believes that the secret to convincing someone to trade their computer for a plane ticket is a mix of beautiful images, strong storytelling, and pure emotion. For instance, his most difficult project was a two year world trip with no bags. His most rewarding project was realizing his eighty-eight-year-old grandmother’s dream:  a visit to the Sahara Desert. His next project could be with you, and if so, he’ll do everything he can to create something genuine and unique, in order to convince your dream visitors to book a trip this year.

Markets: France 🇨🇵 Quebec 🇨🇦

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Susi Maier 🇩🇪

Black Dots White Spots

German travel blog by Susi Maier, professional travel blogger and author, content creator and consultant. Black Dots White Spots focuses on independent travel in style, adventure and culture travel, the great outdoors, and road trips. She has a preference for the small and local and a strong interest in sustainable travel and unique travel experiences.

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪, Austria 🇦🇹, Switzerland 🇨🇭

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Tim Wessling & Arne Hörmann 🇩🇪

60 Seconds Travel

Tim Wessling and Arne Hörmann are passionate travelers and film makers. Together, they founded the platform 60seconds.travel in 2016. Their idea behind the concept was to put an end to googling travel destinations and highlights for hours on end. In just sixty seconds Arne and Tim provide an authentic taste of the countries, cities, and regions visited in their videos.

Key Markets: Germany 🇩🇪

Yishyene & Ricardo

SMALLCRAZY - The Fun Blog

Yishyene is an experienced traveller and blogger who grew up in Malaysia before completing university in Australia. A former biological scientist and fashion blogger in London, she is now based in Portugal, after turning her blog, photography, and Instagram account into a successful business.

Together with Ricardo, a professional filmmaker and avid drone pilot, they work as a full-on production team. Using skills and expertise built from many years of experience, they create high-quality, visually attractive digital and social media marketing content for various tourism boards and international travel and lifestyle brands. Their visual style and branding is distinctively unique, colourful, and often quirky. Sometimes a little crazy, but always full of joy.
They love spontaneous/adventure travel, road trips, and food culture. Their interests include swing dancing, longboarding, skiing/snowboarding, guitar, and cycling.

Key markets: UK 🇬🇧, USA 🇺🇲, Portugal 🇵🇹

Zane Enina 🇱🇻

Mugursoma.lv & Backpack.lv

Zane Enina is a travel blogger from Latvia who has explored all continents, 75+ countries and shared her impressions in 1000+ stories. “I’m 42, sick with a rare lung disease LAM, traveling alone and on budget. So, if I can travel, almost everyone can”, Zane is sure. 

Zane has 20-year experience in marketing, communication, fundraising, storytelling, lecturing, working with brands and tourism boards. She loves growing vegetables, foraging, woodworking, writing and people. And travelling, of course.  

Key Market: Latvia 🇱🇻