On December 14, we celebrated the V annual meeting in Bilbao, where as every year, we had the opportunity to share experiences, welcome new greeters and taste some pintxos (tapas) prepared by the Gure Ametza Restaurant.
It was nice to see more than 35 Greeters sharing great insights and experiences on how visitors have impacted their lives and viewing memorable pictures from this year’s visits.
After the formal part of the meeting, we stayed and spent the rest of the evening enjoying snacks, drinks and lively conversation.
For those not able to attend, you don’t need to miss out on all the fun! Here are some pictures of our get together.
September 10th, the Global Greeter Network will celebrate the 24th birthday of the creation of the Greeters concept in the whole world. Symbol of participative tourism and a citizen movement, Greeters guarantee exchange, local discoveries and user-friendliness between visitors and residents. Today active in 28 countries, each network celebrate the Greeters around the symbolic date of September 10th, birthdate of the founder, Lynn Brooks.
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We have been awarded with the certificate of excellence from Tripadvisor for 3 consecutive years!!
“The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is awarded to services that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor”
We would like to thank all our valuable greeters for their great work and visitors for their positive reviews and for helping us in achieve this award!
We promise to continuously improve to offer our visitors the very best welcome.
The other day, after a long time, the Greeters of Bilbao got together again at Gure Ametzak restaurant, a meeting place that it is becoming traditional among us.
The get-together was very positive and a great opportunity for the group of greeters to see old faces and welcome the new volunteers who are key to Bilbao Greeters organization.
Since its founding 4 years ago, almost 600 visits have been handled by our organization and about 1,500 visitors discovered Bilbao and surroundings with a Greeter.
As part of the meeting, we practiced our observation ability and knowledge of Bilbao by playing a guessing game. The volunteers were split into different teams. The challenge was to guess which places of Bilbao were hidden in the pictures. It was a nice way to create laughter and break the ice.
During the event, Greeters were welcomed with appetizers and drinks, as is customary!
Thanks to everyone for their participation and welcome to the new members.
Many thanks as well to our family and friends for taking the time to listen and always being there for us.
For those that couldn’t attend, we missed them but truly hope that we can see them soon!
Photos courtesy of our Greeter Bego Guillén, and an artist working with photography. Thanks Bego!
Within the new promotion carried out by Iberia in over 20 cities around the world, and under the slogan “There is a Bilbao for your senses“, Bilbao Greeters was chosen to participate. Marta and Marivi, its founders, starred in the video-guide.
Iberia wants to show the world the most beautiful cities and introduce them through the eyes of a local, their hidden corners, way of fun, culture, night-life …… In short, showing everyday city lifestyle.
First of all, we want to thank all of the Iberia team for the opportunity and the good work done and in particular, to all of you who have made possible the appointment of Bilbao Greeters as “Bilbao IberiaMayor”, which is all of ours.
Fly and experience our city the way a Greeter does!
Take a look to the video and come to be one of us!
A big Thank you to all of you!.
Marta and Marivi