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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?

 

Step into our Creator’s Lounge: We searched the globe and internet to find top content creators and influencers for you to meet on Friday, March 8.

 

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.

Friday, March 8 – AGENDA

WELCOME
12:45
Bernd Neff (Berlin Travel Festival) and Bjorn Troch (Destination Digital)

Brand Presentations
1pm
Selected brands share their content and influencer marketing efforts from the past as well as their goals for 2019.

Match & Meet
2pm
Registered brands will meet with their chosen influencer. Book your meeting with a content creator below!

BREAK
3pm

Brand Presentations
3:15pm
Selected brands share their content and influencer marketing efforts from the past as well as their goals for 2019.

Match & Meet
4pm
Registered brands will meet with their chosen influencer. Book your meeting with a content creator below!

WRAP UP 
5pm
Bernd Neff (Berlin Travel Festival) and Bjorn Troch (Destination Digital) with key points, tips, and tricks from the day.

Meet the Creators
5:15pm
Berlin Travel Festival visitors will have a chance to meet the influencers and creators – and maybe pick up a tip or two.

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.”

Market: ??????

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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. ??
Markets: ?? ????
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Caspar Daniël Diederik

StoryTravelers

Caspar Daniël Diederik is a director, cinematographer, photographer, and co-founder of STORYTRAVELERS, a collective of visual storytellers who live and cultivate authentic experiences around the globe and recount them in evocative ways. Their work is much sought after by  international television networks, national tourism boards, and marketing campaigners from all over the globe.

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Corinne Stoppelli

Vie Nomade

Vie Nomade is a travel blog in French about expanding horizons, an homage to life-changing encounters and a celebration of the beauty and diversity surrounding us. Inspiring others to transform their journeys into art, Corinne crafts her stories with the care and passion of an artisan, using hand-woven words and carefully composed photography.

Markets: ??????

Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott

Uncornered Market
Husband-and-wife advisory and storytelling team making sustainability sexy and real at the award-winning travel blog Uncornered Market, recognized as Best Responsible Tourism Blog at WTM. Over 10 years in the business.
 
As consultants, writers, and professional speakers with a deep portfolio, Dan and Audrey help clients and destinations better understand and position their core strengths, tell their story to new audiences, and create innovative experiences focused on local culture, cuisine and environment. Advisory services: destination positioning, product development, campaign readiness, campaigns that convert.
 
Travel as a force for good, mindful travel, adventure travel and lifestyle.

Markets: ??????

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Gareth Leonard

Tourist 2 Townie

Gareth Leonard created Tourist2Townie.com in 2009 to document his quest to Travel Deeper around the world.

His goal is to go beyond the typical tourist attractions and backpacker trails to showcase the true beauty of a place through the culture and people who define it.
In the process, he partners with brands and destinations who wish to showcase sustainable travel initiatives and local experiences.
Join the 200k subscribers on YouTube who follow his adventures, from Brazil to Bhutan, on his weekly travel video series!
Markets: ??????
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Johan Lolos

Le Backpacker

Professional travel photographer with nearly 500K followers on Instagram, the wilderness is where Johan belongs. In 2018 he released his first book, Peaks of Europe, in four languages (EN/DE/FR/IT) and gave a TedX talk.

Markets: ??????

Jonathan Kubben Quiñonez - Mom I'm Fine

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.

Markets: ??????

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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…

Markets: ??????

Katrin Lehr

Viel Unterwegs

Katrin Lehr has dared to do what others dream of: turning her hobby into a full-time career. She quit her well-paid job and began to travel the world.

Her travelogues with photos are published on viel-unterwegs.de, one of the most influential travel blogs in Germany. Together with Hannah (co-author), Dom (photographer), and Philip (photographer and video producer), they inspire their readers to travel: from micro to big adventure trips.

Markets: ??????

Margarita Samonova

Margarita Samsonova

Margarita was born in Latvia but currently based in London. Over the last few years, she has traveled to more than sixty countries, taking her audience on Instagram with her and sharing a journey focused on responsible travel. She believes that we can travel and enjoy the beauty of our planet without harming it.

She uses her storytelling skills to influence people to get out of their comfort zones, live every day as it is their last one, travel to unique destinations, be mindful, and take care of the environment. Her audience of 100.000+ friends and followers is accustomed to reading her sometimes long captions, because, with every post she writes, they are waiting to be educated, entertained, or inspired.

Markets: ??????

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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!

Markets: ??????

Explorista - Milou Van Roon - Creator Lounge

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.

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Nina Hüpen-Bestendonk - Smaracuja - Creator Lounge

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.

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Sebastian Canaves & Line Dubois

Off The Path

Sebastian and Line are two adventurers traveling the world. Through their vlogging and blogging they inspire others to live to the fullest, say goodbye to their comfy sofa, and instead say hello to the world!

Markets: ??????

Steven Herteleer - Creator Lounge

Steven Herteleer

Photography

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: ??????

Susi Maier - Black Dots White Spots - Creator Lounge

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.

Markets: ??????

60 seconds travel - Tim Wessling and Arne Hörmann - Creator Lounge

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.

Markets: ??????

Agencies, Advisors, and Experts

Bjorn Troch - The Social Traveler - Creator Lounge 2019

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. ??
Markets: ?? ????

Daniel Noll & Audrey Scott

Uncornered Market
Husband-and-wife advisory and storytelling team making sustainability sexy and real at the award-winning travel blog Uncornered Market, recognized as Best Responsible Tourism Blog at WTM. Over 10 years in the business.
 
As consultants, writers, and professional speakers with a deep portfolio, Dan and Audrey help clients and destinations better understand and position their core strengths, tell their story to new audiences, and create innovative experiences focused on local culture, cuisine and environment. Advisory services: destination positioning, product development, campaign readiness, campaigns that convert.
 
Travel as a force for good, mindful travel, adventure travel and lifestyle.

Markets: ??????

Keith Jenkins iAmbassador

Keith Jenkins

iAmbassador

Established in 2011, iambassador creates, plans, and executes successful online marketing campaigns in the global travel industry.

Renowned for conceptualizing ground-breaking collaborations with DMOs and travel brands alike, their campaigns are multi-award winning, including back-to-back wins at the World Travel Awards (Europe’s Leading Marketing Campaign 2017 and 2018) and success at PR Week Global Awards (Best Global Partnership with VisitBritain) and Travel Media Awards (Best Innovative and Content of the Year 2017).

Working with DMOs globally, travel brands like Expedia and Amadeus, and international organizations like the Council of Europe, iambassador designs bespoke campaigns. Additionally, iambassador provides digital marketing consultancy and education in the form of workshops and seminars, and its annual Social Travel Summit conference. Through partnerships with travel trade shows such as World Travel Market (London and Cape Town), ITB Berlin, and BIT Milan, iambassador keeps the travel industry up-to-date with trends in influencer marketing.

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Lelde Benke

Having dedicated her early career to working for a digital marketing agency, an airline, and a tourism board, Lelde has now launched her own business focused on helping fledgling businesses and travel brands get noticed through content strategy and public relations.
In her role for the tourism board, she successfully managed over seventy press trips and blogger campaigns, gaining first-hand experience in influencer marketing. She’s happy to share her insights and help identify content gaps and opportunities.
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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!

Markets: ??????

Michael Ball Traverse Creator Lounge

Michael Ball

Traverse

Traverse was founded in 2012 by Paul Dow and Michael Ball to provide a new travel bloggers conference for the U.K. industry.

In the past six years, the main Traverse Conference (held in Italy this June) has grown to be one of the largest content creator events in Europe, with a reputation for always focusing on the cutting edge of the industry. They also partner with World Travel Market in London as well as running events in locations such as Menorca, Antigua, Rotterdam, and Hamburg over the past few years.

Traverse have run campaigns with brands and destinations including Expedia, Skyscanner, Cathay Pacific, Topdeck, Three, Samsung, Princess Cruises, Spain, and many others.