(English) Hostelling International has been given an Ambassador for Peace Award for its work encouraging young people to travel in order to break down cultural barriers and promote peace.
Hostelling International is thrilled to announce that our project, the Big Blog Exchange, has been awarded the 1st place accolade for Marketing Innovation in the WYSE Travel Confederation’s Global Youth Travel Awards!
The largest blog contest in history is complete!
When we launched The Big Blog Exchange competition we hoped to inspire our 16 chosen bloggers by giving them the opportunity to exchange lives, places and blogs with one another for ten days. Our bloggers have certainly impressed us with their optimism, sense of adventure and open minds.
Our bloggers have been busy exploring their exchange destinations, and blogging! Make sure you catch up on all of their posts at www.bigblogexchange.org. Until then, here’s a little summary of what they’ve been getting up to.
Day 7 of the Big Blog Exchange has been full of adventure and activity! There’s only three days left of the official exchange (although several of our bloggers are staying a few days extra at their own expense to explore a little further!). We hope you’re enjoying exploring 16 different countries all at the same time, alongside our bloggers!
We can’t believe it’s already day 6 and we are more than half the way through the BBE adventure! It’s been so fantastic seeing what the other bloggers are up to around the world each day, and we hope you’ve enjoyed following them too. There’s still lots more to come!
Today has certainly been an active day for many of our bloggers, as they Island Hop, Zip Climb and explore local food markets! We hope you’re all enjoying reading the daily summaries – we thought it might be easier to read about their daily antics in one big long post. But if you’d prefer a detailed report, make sure you check out the bigblogexchange.org wall!
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