Nice to meet you. David from Tripatini gave me your contact. I just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Nick Kontis, long time travel entrepreneur, travel agency owner, travel writer. and owner and founder of World Travel List, two social media sites for writing and tour and travel providers. I help quite a few travel writers get a more eyes on to their work. I have spent my entire working life, selling and marketing travel.
Dave and Jose from Tripatini are good friends of mine. As is Ashley Gibbons in the U.K. from the International Travel Writers Alliance.
Two years ago , The Athenaeum, hosted my wife and I for our yearly attending at the World Travel Market. I attended for the last 15 years. Living in San Francisco, I’m used to the London climate.
I would like to write a feature on the Athenaeum, and I was hoping that The Athenaeum would host us again in November for this years. WTM London.
Please review my sites and bio.
http://Trip.WorldTravelList.Com – This site we call ‘Trip Rambler’ This site contains travel stories, deals, news, finds, and world famous travel writers as well as trip bloggers submit their travel tales for us to post. We have working relations with famous travel writers such as Joe Cummings from Lonely Planet and Arthur Frommer travel writers, as well as, other well-known fellow experts in the our industry.
http://WorldTravelList.com – This is our main site - this web site features hotels, resorts, tours, things to do, airlines, food and entertainment, rentals, cruises, activities, and travel providers. A booking engine is coming to soon to actually sell travel and link up travel writers and travel bloggers to a specific tour or destination.
My main site will evolve soon into a booking engine site. Soon , travel stories and blog will link to tours and hotels. We provide a marketing channel for many travel providers.
WorldTravelList is a company designed to empower destination vendors and service providers by forming partnerships, maximizing advertising dollars vis a vis Search Engine Optimization, Classified Listings, Banner Ads, Press Releases, Radio and Television Sponsorship, Global Presence at Travel, Destination, and Specialty Theme Exhibitions taking full advantage of global markets available to them. WorldTravelList also sets out to demystify travel by making travel more economically accessible as well as providing a wealth of resources and information for the traveler.
About Nick Kontis - Travel Expert and Founder of the World Travel List
Nick Kontis started out as a world traveler at an early age traveling back and forth between California and Greece every summer. But it was a backpacking trip around the world at age 24 that proved to be a life changing experience. After traveling by car, train, plane, bike and, boat around the world, it would be this trip of a lifetime that would lead to a life as a travel entrepreneur and world traveler. Nick has been on both radio and television. Featured on Arthur Frommer’s television show, and referred by Lonely Planet writers. Frequently mentioned as the “father of around the world airfares.” Arthur Frommer once said, “If Jules Verne were alive today he would use Nick to go around the world in 80 days.” Nick and his various travel companies have sent over 10,000 people taking their dream trip through airfare discounts of as much as 50% off the airlines published fares. Now Nick promotes travel through his World Travel List and ‘Trip Ramb
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