+Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create travelmemo.com.
A Passion for Travel and Photography
For six years, Walter was in charge of developing web initiatives for two leading Swiss tour operators: Kuoni Group and Hotelplan. He was part of a team of experts that collaborated to create various websites including http://www.vacando.com/, http://www.secretslinehotels.com/ among others. During this time, Walter’s assignments were predominantly in Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Italy.
Furthermore, Walter‘s formal training as an architect has provided him with expert knowledge in visual communications – a skill that has contributed greatly to develop his photographic eye, which he spends time to perfecting at every opportunity.
Still in its early stages, travelmemo.com has grown quickly, due in part to Walter’s current successful blog; a (German-language) Swiss travel blog (http://reisememo.ch) and the valuable social media resources that he acquires with his current position as a business development manager.
Co-author and co-traveller +Katja Birrer not only is a vivid copywriter but also the driving force behind travelmemo’s booking desk. She researches the attractive venues and oversees the booking agreements. There is not a single detail that will escape her (lovely green) eyes.
As a communications, events and marketing expert in real life she is a significant driver of this travel blog.
What Can Make Your Experience Better?
The main focus of this blog is to inspire travelers to expand their horizons and make the most of their worldwide adventures. We are happy when we inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more.
The main topics include unique accommodations, fine dining, romantic escapes, inventive activities, detailed itinerary suggestions, exceptional golf courses and much more!
travelmemo.com attracts a monthly audience of 3’000 unique visitors from all over the world, predominantly from the US and the UK.
Please contact us with any suggestions or requests for specific destinations, locations or events.
Walter Schaerer skills summary: Walter is a travel addict, passionate photographer and blogger. By working with international tour operators he has learned the ins and outs of the travel industry. His formal education in architecture has taught him how to take photographs with an artistic edge. Additionally, his acquired web skills make the publication of this blog effortless.
Business summary: When not travelling, Walter is based in Zurich, Switzerland. His current position as a project manager for all sorts of web endeavors keeps him continuously occupied. Despite this, Walter has made the time to create a german-language informative e-business blog about social media, web 2.0 and SEO: webmemo.ch
Katja is travelmemo’s destination research and booking expert. She always has the upper hand on itineraries and travel details.
When not on the road Katja is a corporate communications and events manager.