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Travel by Interest: The History

Discover our philosophy and go through TBI's history and evolution over the years

Travel by Interest is the rising hotel search website, that creates themed hotel collections & original content about the best properties around the world, always allowing you to book directly.

TBI TIMELINE

November 2011

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

Travel by Interest was first introduced as 'Destsetters', in November 2011. Back then, it was a B2B service for Hoteliers, helping them target the global LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) travel market.

January 12, 2012

THE FIRST ONLINE PLATFORM

The first online platform of Destsetters.com is officially launched, featuring 12 Hotels from Greece & Cyprus

January 18, 2012

FIRST INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATION

Destsetters has its first International presence, during the Tourism Fair FITUR in Madrid, Spain. Destsetters is an exhibiting company, with more than 100 pre-arranged meetings with global Hoteliers.

March 07, 2012

DESTSETTERS IN ITB BERLIN'S LGBT SEGMENT

Destsetters continues its International launching by taking part in the special section of ITB Berlin for LGBT Travel.

May 22, 2012

LGBT WORKSHOP IN BRUSSELS

Destsetters is the official speaker during the Brussels Quality Academy's special education session for LGBT travel, addressed to the city's Hoteliers and General Managers.

May 2013

THE GAY ASPECT OF SANTORIN

Destsetters joins forces with the renowned photographer Christos Drazos and performs a targeted photo shoot on the island of Santorini, showcasing the island's gay friendly character. Several photos from that session have now become iconic.

November 01, 2013

NEW MARKETS, NEW FEATURES

With an established International presence in the LGBT travel market, Destsetters broadens its Niche Markets and introduces three new categories: Food, Luxury and Wellness. The 'book directly with the hotels' feature is also introduced during this period.

July 23-25, 2015

CAPTURING ROME'S GAY & LESBIAN CHARACTER

In collaboration with Christos Drazos, Destsetters specifies and executes a landmark photo shoot in Rome, presenting the city's LGBT aspect. The photo shoot was hosted in two of Rome's leading properties, Hotel Splendide Royal and Parco dei Principi Hotel.

June 2017

A NEW NAME: TRAVEL BY INTEREST!

After 5,5 years of successful International presence as Destsetters, the project moves to a new era and changes its name to 'Travel by Interest'. The new name is more direct, comprehensible and easy to remember.

November 2018

CONTENT GENERATING PLATFORM

Collaborating with more than 3.000 hotels from over 130 countries, Travel by Interest reintroduces itself as the leading Hotel Content generating platform, and a new hotel search website that sorts the properties in themed collections to help travellers find exactly what they are looking for. A brand new logo, image and brand identity, welcome TBI to its new journey!

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