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  1. We've teamed up with Nomadic Matt - here's why...

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    We've teamed up with Nomadic Matt - here's why...


    I do many things here at Hostelworld. One of them is writing posts for our travel blog after visiting destinations around the world. As a result, I read a lot of other travel blogs. One of these is the blog of Boston-local Matt Kepnes, aka Nomadic Matt founder of one of the internet’s best known travel blogs NomadicMatt.com. That’s why I’m happy to announce our partnership with him. Now every month Matt will be writing a post on the site, while Hostelworld.com is the official booking partner on NomadicMatt.com. So if you’re reading a post on his site and you want to book a hostel through us, you can do it from his site as well as ours.

    I first met Matt last September at Oktoberfest in Munich. We’d known each other on Twitter before that but this was the first time I met him in person. We had a couple of beers and chatted about hostels and travel. I should add here that he almost made me miss my flight...but that’s another story.

    I met Matt again at World Travel Market – a travel trade show held in London last November. This time we spoke more about Hostelworld, his blog and the possibilities of working together. We realised we were both big fans of each other’s sites and the conversation continued via email. Now I’m pleased to say that Hostelworld.com is the official booking partner on his site. Since we’re partners, he’ll also be writing monthly posts for our blog.

    There are many different reasons we were happy to strike up a partnership with Matt...

    - He’s been on the road now for five and a half years, and as a result has lots of great content. I personally referred to his guide on Full Moon Parties in Thailand when I went to one last month.
    - He’s a budget traveller – his motto is ‘Travel better, cheaper, longer’. His posts (which we share a lot via our Twitter feed) are perfect for you - our audience. Not only that, he is our audience and usually stays in hostels when on the go. Here’s a post on his favourite hostels around the world.
    - He’s been featured on well known websites like CNN, the New York Times, National Geographic and more
    - He writes for the Huffington Post, one of the biggest news websites and blogs on the web today
    - He’s over 34,000 followers on Twitter and almost 15,000 ‘likes’ on facebook
    - He’s got a book deal...in February 2013 you’ll be able to buy ‘How to travel the world on $50 a day’

    We like his blog, and looking at all the above, you can see why. You should definitely check it out.

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