Bilbao Greeters Annual Meeting 2016

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.

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Bilbao Greeters Get-together 2015

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!


Bilbao Greeters guide of Bilbao for Iberia Airlines

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

Our first greeting!

Our first visitor to Bilbao is finally here!

Ongi Etorri, Bienvenido, Welcome, Bienvenu!

Yesterday was a great day for Bilbao Greeters. After months of hard work, we were ready to take on the world. Our first visitor from Brussels, Brahim, was here and we couldn’t be happier.

We were very excited and proud of Bilbao Greeters, but, as we were waiting for Brahim, these feelings were overshadowed by a growing sense of nervousness and anxiety.  To be honest, the feelings didn’t last too long.

As Brahim is also a greeter in Brussels, we decided to do something special for him and divided the visit into two parts. First Marta and I meet him at Moyua Plaza and walked with him along the new part of the city to experience the urban development in Bilbao through its buildings. Afterwards, we met Nati, one of our greeters, in an old cafe. She took care of the second part of the visit and showed him the old quarters of the city.

Thanks Brahim for visiting us!

We toured with our first visitor and we had a wonderful time. Now it is your turn!

If you are visiting Bilbao and you are interested in booking a greeter, please click here, and don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.

If you are interested in welcoming visitors, please click here

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