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Holimites honored by OUTSIDE Travel Awards 2014

Outside Travel Awards LogoBADIA, Dolomites (March 4, 2014) – OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected HOLIMITES as an honoree of their annual Travel Awards, which celebrate the top destinations, companies, products, and travel providers—in the U.S. and around the world—that inspire people to participate in an active lifestyle. HOLIMITES was honored as BEST TRAIL RUNNING. The entire list of honorees appear in OUTSIDE’s April issue (on newsstands March 18), and online at www.outsideonline.com/travelawards.

This year, OUTSIDE tapped its global network of correspondents, who traveled across America, to Belize, Switzerland, Italy, and beyond, identifying the best new adventures, stunning lakes, gorgeous new lodges and hotels, family vacations, secret getaways, high-tech airports, and foodie hotspots. The result is more than 50 spectacular trips, plus the best travel apps, tour guides, gear, tips for traveling green, and advice for traveling solo.

“Since we founded HOLIMITES in year 2000 our goal is always to make the holiday in the Dolomites for all our guests unforgettable. The OUTSIDE Travel Award honoree is for the whole HOLIMITES team, starting from our guides to the office staff, one of the best rewards we ever received and we are looking forward to greet all new guests in the Dolomites”
said HOLIMITES CEO Igor Tavella

“Whether you’re looking to go big for an expedition, splurge on a luxurious paradise, or plan an epic family trip, OUTSIDE has unearthed fifty travel gems that will inspire you to renew that passport,”
said OUTSIDE Editor Chris Keyes.

Detailed information about HOLIMITES is available on the company website at www.holimites.com 

About OUTSIDE: OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. 

Outside Travel Awards Issue Cover

How to personalize the new Holimites Van?

It’s always fun when we need to decide for a new graphic design. We know from the beginning that many of our ideas and decisions will be revolutionized by our graphic design team at no.parking but we still give them some guidelines.

Last fall we decided to purchase a van to be able to offer an even better service to our customers like the hut to hut baggage transport during our trekking and trail running programs and of course the airport transfers for our guests to the Dolomites. Spring arrived and when we picked up the van it was time to think about how to personalize it with our holimites brand.

On one of our weekly meetings Igor just took some white papers and we knew that we had to do some homework for the next meeting. This white papers needed some colors from the Holimites team and it was a good occasion to bring to light our hidden artistic talent.

Surely the end result produced by no.parking is the most beautiful:

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Holimites Van

but here’s a selection of our drawings in no special order. All this in order to help our graphic design team at no.parking to get to the final result:

1 – Artist: Astrid

2 – Artist: Giorgia

3 – Artist: Igor

4 – Artist: Igor

5 – Artist: Oskar

 

6 – Artist: Igor

7 – Artist: Astrid

 

Thank you everyone!!! We are back on-line!

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Web developers and content writing professionals know how difficult it is to design a site that is both attractive and interesting to a large number of people and as user-friendly as possible.

Initial planning for the new Holimites website started last December and, after 12 laborious months of extensive corrections, adjustments and fine-tuning, we are truly happy to announce that it is ready to be navigated by our visitors!

Yet, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve such excellent results based on our efforts alone. We were fortunate to work with an absolutely wonderful team of partners, and their valuable collaboration is what made this project possible. We are very grateful to:

Graphic Design:
Caterina Romio and the entire no.parking team: when we fist met, they turned us upside down and inside out, thoroughly digging into what we did. Thank you for all the questions – they helped us to better understand and improve ourselves!

Web:
Antonio Giuliani and the entire e-side team: they probably often wondered if we’d disappeared, but we were only trying to find the best way to tell you that some sections were going to change completely – again! Thank you for all your patience!

Programming:
Fabio Sardi and his SFSoft: we could canonize him, considering all the times we changed our mind and all the times he had to start all over again on sections that were supposedly ready for publication! We truly apologize, but we can’t deny our meticulous nature!

Images:
PatitucciPhoto represented by Dan and Janine Patitucci. They are our American photographers but, more than anything, they are our friends, and we think Holimites and their pictures is a perfect match! Thanks, guys!

Alfred Erardi, a local Ladin photographer who allowed us to use his wonderful nature photographs of the Dolomites. If you come to Alta Badia, you absolutely have to see his shows, organized periodically by the tourist offices.

Texts:
Werner Pescosta, author of “La storia dei ladini delle Dolomiti” (The history of the Ladins in the Dolomites), a book that achieved great success. He was our key consultant for the section “Discover the Dolomites”: Dar bel Giulan!

Valentina Bertoldo, our copywriter from nanostudio, who modified and improved all our texts!

Randi Becht, who did the English translations and, while doing so, learned a lot about our Ladin history and the geology of the Dolomites. ;-)

Sarah Niederkofler, Oskar’s cousin. At first she may have been overwhelmed by the amount of texts to translate but in the end – in addition to doing very good translations – she also suggested a lot of details to add: Vielen Dank!
 
And:   
Andreas, Alessandra, Cindi, Claudia, Claudio, Cristine, David, Elias, Emmi, Giorgio, Günther, Luciana, Lukas, Marco, Miriam, Stefan, Susann and Werner

…they were our guinea pigs from the initial conception of the new website. Not a month went by without our requests to look at the work in progress and give us their opinions.

And, last but not least, wholehearted congratulations to all of the members of the Holimites Team: Andrea, Astrid, Giorgia, Oskar and Igor. We never gave up during these long months and put all our efforts into making this project happen. We can now truly be proud of finally seeing our new website online!!!

See you on December 21st 2012 at 21:12

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Once upon a time… we write the day December 12th in year 2000, five young hoteliers from Alta Badia, sighted on the potentials of the web and tired of not being taken seriously by the rest of the local hotel colleagues, presented for the first time to the public holimites.com, a project of online booking tailored for the local area to which only a few believed.

12 years later, with much more experience but still a touch of madness, those hoteliers are ready to close symbolically this “era” and to open a new one: on December 12th 2012 at 12:12, the website of holimites.com, so as you knew it, is not anymore accessible. These days we are working on the relaunch of a brand new website, whose project has started 12 months ago.

The absence will be brief, of course, we continue to answer your e-mails. In the meantime you can follow our daily life on Facebook and Twitter. But you can also browse through our new catalog 2013 plenty of offers for the next season:

 

The Mayas predicted the end of an era, but the Holimites team is happy to continue a new one and we wait you to welcome the new holimites.com website on December 21st at 21:12!