Founder of Passion for Greece a social travel platform, Russian born Elena Sergeeva has been living in Greece for the past 24 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Hospitality & Tourism Leadership from the University of Wales and a Swiss Diploma in Hotel Management from Swiss Alpine Center. Over a decade of experience in Leading Greek Hotel Chains in Sales & Marketing, has encouraged Elena to pursue her vision to become a self-employed entrepreneur. Elena’s greatest passion is travel and she is set to become a citizen of the world. Passion for Greece was the first chapter followed by the recently launched Passion for Dubai. In her personal travel blog, Passion for Hospitality, Elena shares her travel experiences around the world, and continuously adds new destinations to her Bucket List. She believes in working hard and dreaming big. https://www.passionforgreece.com
Native New Yorker Marissa Tejada is an author, travel writer and journalist who was based in Athens, Greece when she and Elena founded Travel Bloggers Greece.
As an award-winning journalist she contributes to numerous publications specializing in food and wine, technology and travel writing.
Marissa loves traveling in Europe and discovering its history and many cultures. In Greece, she has a soft-spot for the whitewashed buildings and clear blue seas of the Cycladic islands where every corner has the potential for a great shot. After leaving Greece permanently and returning back to her home country, her blog Travel Greece, Travel Europe was taken over by Elena.
Living expat life also inspired her to write Chasing Athens which is her debut novel. Marissa remains the co-founder of Travel Bloggers Greece but is no longer an active member.