TRAVEL NEWS – September 1, 2022: After two horrendous years in the travel industry due to Covid-19, 2022 looks set to be a record year. Likewise with Wereldreizigers.nl. In August of this year, the website attracted 200.000 visitors!
I really did not expect this great result in 2020, when I started building the website. I would therefore like to thank everyone who visits and follows our website for the support.
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Takeover in 2020 during Covid-19
At the beginning of 2020 I accidentally stumbled upon Wereldreizigers.nl, a website that already 'existed' since 2014. I soon saw that the website had been standing still for quite some time. Shame! It had not received any updates from that same year (2014) until mid-2020. The technology behind the site was outdated and neglected. I therefore decided to contact the owner of the website. It took several weeks, but eventually we got out, Wereldreizigers.nl was acquired!
While the takeover of the website was completed, the covid-19 virus spread at a rapid pace. More and more flights were cancelled, countries went into lockdown and the travel industry was facing a very difficult time. Not an ideal start for a website that focuses entirely on travel, I thought at the time…
Building the foundation
At the same time, it also gave a kind of peace in the months that followed. In the first year, as a startup, I never expected to score significant visitor numbers. I therefore decided to fully focus on building the website and fine-tuning the back end with a strong focus on SEO (search engine optimization). I decided to contact other travel bloggers to set up collaborations. After all, the website is called ' Wereldreizers' in plural, so it can't be just about me.
In 2022, more than 15 travelers (individuals, couples, travel bloggers and digital nomads) are now prescribing Wereldreizigers.nl and this number just keeps growing. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed once again for their efforts. Without you this would not have been possible. An overview of our travel team can be found on the about us page.
Whether these extreme visitor numbers of August will continue, of course, remains to be seen. After all, it is now peak summer after covid, which provides an extra boost. Nevertheless, I am convinced that with this great team of travelers we will continue to grow in the future.
With the current statistics we can live on a (very modest) income abroad. We are therefore really looking forward to the coming years as true digital nomads, who will also be in the Netherlands regularly (because we really like the Netherlands too!), to continue traveling as much as possible.
Little advertising, but donations
Finally; we will continue to follow the same strategy for the foreseeable future. We continue to focus on growth and as you've probably noticed, our website still doesn't feature eye-catching advertising banners, pop-ups, and other annoying advertising materials. We would like to keep it that way, but we need your help every now and then.
So if you regularly read something from us, consider a donation (below the photo). We are already grateful to you.
Greetings from Canada!