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TOURISM AWARDS 2016

Luxurios receives bronze in the 2016 Greek Tourism Awards
10.04.2016
The general secretary of the Greek Toursism Organization, Tryfonopoulos Dimitris presents the bronze price in the "Strategy and Innovation" segment of the 2016 Greek Tourism Awards to Luxurios Island Experience president Vassiliki Petridou and managing director Yiorgos Bourtzos for the work of Luxurios in promoting the destination of Ios island around the world

Luxurios Tourism Awards 2016

(from left to right) Yiorgos Bourtzos - Managing Director, Vassiliki Petridou - Owner, Dimitris Tryfonopoulos - General Secretary of GTO

More at: TourismAwards.com

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20 destinations you must visit in 2016
30.12.2015
Now we’ve all signed up to save the planet, a few people have to physically make this happen. A Greek philanthropist and philosopher-king has just bought a third of the unspoilt Cycladic island of Ios – to preserve its staggering natural beauty and to allow people to love the living of life, luxuriously and responsibly. Some 95 per cent of the land is going to remain untouched.

More at telegraph.co.uk

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Sea bass fillet with Cretan xinochontro
15.11.2015
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When the hotels connect hospitality with great taste, then the chefs are those who say the first -and the last- word. These are the best hotel menu

  1. Bill & Coo, Mykonos
  2. Kirini Suites & Spa, Santorini
  3. Proseidonion Grand hotel, Spetses
  4. Sani Resort, Halkidiki
  5. Andronis Luxury Suites, Santorini
  6. Avli, Rethymno, Crete
  7. Agalia Luxury Suites, Ios
  8. Archipelagos Hotel, Mykonos
  9. Mykonos Ammos Hotel, Mykonos

JULY ‘MASSIVE’ LUXURIOS PROJECT BRINGS INSIDERS’ INSIGHT TO IOS

news.gtp.gr
19.06.2015

sponsored by LuxurIOS Island Experience and Aegean Airlines

The Cycladic island of Ios will be hosting the experimental “Travel Massive Island Unconference” on July 18-26, bringing together tourism sector professionals to collaborate and share ideas on how to make a positive impact and to explore the island’s sustainable future. The event will be held by Travel Massive, the world’s largest community of travel industry insiders, and is the highlight of the “Luxurios Storytelling Project” of LuxurIOS Island Experience.

Whether you’re a CEO, start-up, tour operator, video artist, blogger, journalist, consulting company or PR agency, you are invited to participate in the event, which promises to be both business and pleasure with a series of parallel events including parties and happenings.

Participants will get the chance meet and connect with travel insiders, leaders and innovators, join workshops and informative sessions. For three days, the event will focus on video and creative content, sustainability and local tours aimed at providing a hands-on experience of a destination. On the last day, a wrap-up from each workshop will present input.

Press here for more information.

The event will be sponsored by LuxurIOS Island Experience and Travel Concept Solution.

The Luxurios Storytelling Project

photo of IosThe “Travel Massive Island Unconference” is part of the “Luxurios Storytelling Project” which sees digital story tellers from around the world presenting Ios.

Leading new media influencers from Europe, Brazil and the US, will become acquainted with Ios — for the whole month of July and on a week rotation — enjoying the hospitality, participating in special events, swimming the island’s crystal waters and sampling local delicacies.

The event is jointly organized by LuxurIOS Island Experience, Travel Concept Solution and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

LuxurIOS Island Experience organizes genuine holidays on Ios and also owns Agalia Luxury Suites an SLH Boutique Hotel. Travel Concept Solution is a media and marketing agency based in Cape Town.

Source: http://news.gtp.gr/2015/06/17/july-massive-luxurios-project-brings-insiders-insight-to-ios/

DIGITAL STORYTELLERS TO GATHER ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF IOS

It all started with an April Fool's joke on Travel Massive, the global social media community.
19.06.2015

sponsored by LuxurIOS Island Experience and Aegean Airlines

Travel Massive buys a Greek Island was the headline that kicked it off, and they developed the idea on Facebook, where they announced the first meetup on their private island. Within minutes 70 people had signed up, and the original post got more traffic, shares and likes than anything they've published!

Then, a real Greek island, the island of Ios, got interested and invited Travel Massive to develop a digital marketing initiative with them.

The resulting collaboration is a digital storytelling project that runs for the whole month of July, rotating visits from top new media influencers (mostly vloggers & Youtubers) from Europe, Brazil and the USA, on a weekly basis. While they are on the island they will attempt to get under the skin of the island by experiencing not only the nightlife that Ios in known for, with top international DJ's and venues, but also the island's beaches, gastronomy and cosmopolitan culture.

The highlight of the project will be The Travel Massive Island - Unconference from 18th - 26th July, a first-of-its-kind event in Greece.

The aim of the "Unconference" is to gather together travel industry experts, leaders, and innovators along with adventurous travel content creators to share knowledge and create ideas that can make a positive impact in travel for the island of Ios, in a sustainable way.

The lead players are: LuxurIOS Island Experience, an Ios-based hospitality company with Agalia Luxury Suites an SLH Boutique Hotel and a variety of lounges and venues on the island; and the Cape Town based media & marketing agency Travel Concept Solution, run by Simon Lewis who is one of Travel Massive's Global Team.

The unique nature of this tourism initiative, which is supported by the Greece National Tourist Office (GNTO), is something they are keen to highlight.

"This is not just a blog trip," says Simon, "we want to show that Greece, that is getting all this bad publicity [about its finances] is actually trying to do something different and original."

They are certainly doing that, not least because the Unconference is attracting interest from some major destination marketing professionals from around the world who are keen to attend, even though it's not their destination!

Declaration: Traveldudes is a Media Partner and will be covering the Unconference in July.

18th June 2015

NATIONAL GEORGAPHIC TRAVELLER

May 2015
16.06.2015

TRAVEL MASSIVE ISLAND

So what is Travel Massive Island, you might ask?
10.06.2015

sponsored by LuxurIOS Island Experience and Aegean Airlines


This is an experimental Travel Massive concept. We want to bring a cross section of our global community together to meet, collaborate and share and ideas on how to re brand and market a Greek Island for the future. 

Keep in mind that this event is neither a big party, nor an official tourism event. It’s a gathering of creative tourism professionals, who want to do something useful and innovative, while having fun and enjoying the amazing Ios Island in the same time. 

THE ISLAND


Ios is a world famous Greek Island close to Mykonos and Santorini. It is known as a party island but has a lot more to offer – and we want you to help us expose the island and its secrets. You can easily get to the Island by ferry from airports in Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros-Crete, Ιkaria or Milos. 

DATES


Travel Massive Island will start on 18th July and finish on 26th July after a party featuring international DJ's. However, the official program will be held from Tuesday, 21st to Saturday, 25th of July (see details below). 

PARTICIPANTS


Are you a CEO? Founder? Start-up? Tour operator? Video Creator? A Blogger? Journalist? DMO? Consulting company? PR agency? Anybody who is up for a week hanging out on Travel Massive Island IOS learning and sharing ideas is welcome. 

PURPOSE


The aim of the event is to bring experts, innovators adventurous travel professionals together to learn, create ideas and share knowledge about how we can make a positive impact in travel for the island of Ios, and explore its (sustainable) future. 
Our hosts are LuxurIOS Island Experience, a local brand that wants to show a different part of the island away from the famous party scene. 

WHY COME? 
- Meet and connect with travel insiders, leaders, and innovators in the travel industry. 
- Join collaborative workshops & informative sessions created through the Unconference. 
- Enjoy a creative environment to work and collaborate with content creators. 
- An island. And yes, you’ll be living on it! 

FORMAT & THEME: 
3 days of a self-organising, participant-driven “Unconference” (see:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference). In order for the event to be successful everyone should be willing to share their knowledge and ideas and be ready to help out. 

The Unconference will focus on three key themes: 

1. Video and creative content 
Hailed as the future of content, how can emerging video platforms document and share the visitor experience? Calling presenters, filmmakers, YouTubers and aspiring actors. Let's create something inspiring. 

2. Sustainability 
We make an impact everywhere we go. What sustainability practices can we learn from an island with two thousand inhabitants and how can we improve the communities we visit? Calling responsible tourism experts, advocates, leaders and innovators. 

3. Local tours 
How can "living like a local" provide a more valuable and authentic experience of a destination and change its perception to a visitor? Calling tour operators, tour startups, and local guides. 

Outcomes 
This event is part of a project by www.luxurios.com and there rebranding strategy. As a result of the event, we expect to get both creative content and great ideas on the destination marketing and branding. However, the outcome of this collaborative experiment is up to YOU. We count on your ideas and inputs! On the last day of the Unconference we will host a wrap-up report from each workshop, and a content and video screening evening.

Draft itinerary 
July 18 - 21 - Arrival and welcome to Island / Island Explorations 
July 21, Tuesday - Unconference Day 0, Opening session. 
July 22, Wednesday - Unconference Day 1, Collaboration sessions. 
July 23, Thursday - Unconference Day: 2: Project work 
July 24, Friday - Unconference Day: 3 Presentations, travel film screening 
July 25, Saturday - Closing party with international DJs 

COSTS
- The Unconference is FREE to attend, but you’ll need to cover all the other costs including transport and accommodation. 
- Travel Massive is negotiating deals with sponsors, so we might have access to some discounted accommodation and we are in contact with other transport partners. 
- The Island hosts a great party at the 25th of July with international DJs including David Morales. The public entrance cost 50EUR but all Travel Massive members can enter for free. 
*Travel Massive is not making money out of this event. 

CONTRIBUTE
The whole event will be run in an open and collaborative style. If you have any inputs or something you’d like to contribute (from a great idea, workshop to giveaways) - let us know by sending an email toisland@travelmassive.com


SPONSORS 
LuxurIOS Island Experience (www.luxurios.com
Visit Greece (www.visitgreece.gr/

Take a look at the current video for an idea of what to expect. 

 

FINALLY… 
This is an experiment. Consider this is a BETA product, use at your own risk! We hope to take away a lot of learning from this event and will be relying on your help and input to make this a success. 

REGISTER NOW and stay tuned for more info. Limited spots available! 

If you have any questions, contact us at island@travelmassive.com.

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