The wait is over. The Big Blog Exchange (BBE), the world’s biggest blog exchange competition, is back! It’s a new year and a new chance to be one of 16 bloggers swapping places, blogs and lives simultaneously IRL. From experiencing street art in Montreal to tango dancing in Buenos Aires, last year’s bloggers trekked, tasted and triumphed their way around the world. This year we’re doing it all over again.
Hostelling International, said: “The journey for the Big Blog Exchange is really only beginning now, we are looking for bloggers from all over the world to join us in this unique adventure.”
In 2013, the Big Blog Exchange, run by Hostelling International, involved 1,173 great bloggers from 173 countries worldwide and received fantastic recognition from the Travel industry with three prestigious awards – Innovation in Tourism by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Best Marketing Innovation campaign by the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation and the British Youth Travel Awards for Best Marketing.
We asked Liesbet Maroye from Belgium, one of the 16 winners of the BBE 2013, why bloggers should join this second edition, as she said; “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Whatever you blog about, this is your chance to meet like-minded people and to share your thoughts. The Big Blog Exchange is a perfect way to discover the whole network of Hostelling International and the wonderful people powering it: the crew of each hostel and the dedication they put to this worldwide project. “’Changing the world using the power of blogs‘ may sound ambitious but we can. We can change the world one step at a time: by ourselves, our blogs and by inspiring our readers.”
Find out when the competition starts and watch the trailer on www.bigblogexchange.org
Join the conversation #bigblogX
P.S. Hostelling International Finland is hoping that there will be (at least!) one Finn in the 16 winning bloggers. Good luck!