Join us for a 3-day unconference in the Bulgarian mountains!
Travellers Club Sofia and ASTOM – Travel Bloggers Bulgaria invite you to meet the travel bloggers in Bulgaria!
When: June 26th 2018, 19:00
Where: Travellers Club Sofia, 19 Serdika str.
What: Presentations of travel blogs
Join us on June 26th,Tuesday at 19:00, to meet offline, to share travel enthusiasm and ideas, to chat about new destinations and upcoming trips, and moreover, to meet away from the computers.
The event will be in the form of short presentations from travel bloggers who’d like to share their online space. There will be time for Q&A and discussions.
If you want to present your blog, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/fIY4t1GejSYLhl952
*The registration is not mandatory, but it will help us plan the event better
The event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013933382268531/
THE EVENT IS FREE!
At the end of the year it is time to look back at the best travel inspired articles written by bloggers from ASTOM in 2017. If you are still wondering where to go in 2018, these publications can help you choose your next destination for the next months.
Here they are, the best of ASTOM for 2017: Read more
You may already wonder what the ASTOM travel bloggers have been cooking in November. And as winter is approaching you can be sure we need something warm and delicious, right? So take a look at the newest articles in English and get ready to be surprised!
Couple of weeks ago members of the Association of the Online Travel Media Owners returned from the latest press trip in Kavarna and the region. All of us, both organizers and participants can mark the event as a massive success. During this journey many new friendships were started and a ton of positive emotions shared across the social media channels.
The first press trip of the travel bloggers from ASTOM is now a fact!
In the beginning of April 2016 Adriana from Sunshine.bg, Elena from Drumivdumi.bg, Maria from TravellingBuzz.com, Nina and Eli from FollowTheSisters.com, Peter from 100obekta.bg and Julia from Time2Travel.bg packed their backpacks and went to explore the picturesque Rhodopian village of Kosovo in Bulgaria.
On the last Thursday of January, we conducted the third Twitter chat, which was also the first one for this year. Despite the cold weather, which was not so conducive to travel, once more, a lot of participants joined the chat with interesting ideas for tourism.
The topic of the Twitter chat this month was:
The most attractive winter destinations in Bulgaria!
Here were the questions that we set this way:
- Q1: Do you travel often in the winter and what type of destinations do you choose? #exploreBulgaria
- Q2: What is the best advice that you could give for traveling during the winter months? #exploreBulgaria
- Q3: What are your favorite winter destinations in Bulgaria? What other destinations you would want to visit in the winter? #exploreBulgaria
- Q4: Share a photo from your winter journey in Bulgaria! #exploreBulgaria
We had the pleasure to share interesting ideas and experience about different locations suitable for winter tourism with over 30 twitter users.
Expect the next Twitter chat #exploreBulgaria on the last Thursday of February, in the usual time and on the well known place – Twitter.
Successful bloggers are those that sincerely express their opinion about some product or service. That means if they test some service and don’t like it they won’t recommend it to readers. That’s exactly the thing that raise the travelers trust – bloggers honesty.
In internet bloggers are the “leaders of opinion”. Their opinion is important for readers, travelers and people which have private business .
Bloggers are very significant. In many countries they have the status of journalist. We have to notice that everywhere their opinion is considered. Their thoughts are considerable because the author is not infamous. They have prestige and influence, people know them and trust them. Blogger are the leaders in online space and not only, because their work is directly connected with real life and experience. Nowadays there are some important questions like “Should we have trust to blogs?” and “How far the information written by bloggers is reliable?”. Today major companies prefer to connect with different bloggers and to work with them using their pages for advertisement.
Believe in blogs and trusting the bloggers is a matters of personal choice. Have we believe all of information in blogs? No, of course! It’s like believing everything you hear on the street or in the club. We can have a different point of view – internet is not a newspaper. Imagine that internet is a big city and bloggers are the voice of the city. They want to participate in life of the town. So you have to think about the source, also known as the author of information and to find whether that information came from the government, from some newspaper, from large corporation, some person who is interested of read or the wife of former Nigerian minister willing to gave to you 20 million dollars.
Using the internet users are faced with different information so they can easily check the facts, that suits to their own belief. Users realize that publishing some information doesn’t gave automatically the slogan „authoritative“. It’s often express of personal opinion and point of view and if you don’t like it you can easily find some different that is closer to you.