Mexico City Launches Video Web Series With YouTube Vloggers The Vagabrothers

Explore the City's History and Heritage, Art, Design, Cuisine and Colorful Neighborhoods in Four Episodes Hosted by Global Vagabonds Marko and Alex Ayling

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 13, 2016 /CNW/ -- Today's generation of young, connected consumers have the desire to travel the world and discover new and exciting places. They want to reach beyond the guidebooks and do more than simply see the sights; they want to return home with unique experiences and a new understanding of the destinations and cultures they visit.

Marko and Alex Ayling, known online as the "Vagabrothers" are not only active members of this generation, but advocates for it, utilizing their talents in videography and storytelling to share unique travel experiences with dedicated followers, and inspiring them to embark on their own cultural journeys. The Mexico City Tourism Trust (Fondo Mixto de Promoción Turística del Distrito Federal) has partnered with The Vagabrothers to develop a four-part video series, launching today, to introduce their millennial audience to Mexico City's charm in ways that appeal directly to their interests.

Through this collaboration, the Vagabrothers traveled to Mexico City this summer and over the course of a week, met with tourism representatives as well as Mexico City-based influencers, recommended experts and insiders – from artists to mixologists, chefs and business owners – to capture featured content for the series. Focusing on a variety of topics from history and culture to design, art and distinct neighborhoods, each of the four videos will feature the Vagabrothers' winning recipe of strong visuals, engaging interactions and passionate delivery.

The videos will be released on the Vagabrothers YouTube Channel on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning today, September 13, through Saturday, September 24, and the launch will be supported by social posts across @Vagabrothers and @MexicoCityLive channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Vagabrothers Mexico City Video Series Launch Timeline

  • Episode #1: Mexico City History & Heritage
    Launch date: Tuesday, September 13
    In this first video of the series, Marko and Alex will introduce viewers to Mexico City and explore its rich history and culture with visits to the city's historic center and Xochimilco, a UNESCO world heritage site as well as restaurants and bars that mix centuries-old traditions with modern creations.
  • Episode #2: Mexico City Street Art, Icons Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo
    Launch date: Saturday, September 17
    Marko and Alex tour the city's murals – old and new – from the Diego Rivera masterpieces to the new generation of street artists shaping the Mexico City mural movement of today, and visit Casa Azul, the home of Mexico City icon Frida Kahlo.
  • Episode #3: Mexico City's Colonia Juarez Neighborhood
    Launch date: Tuesday, September 20
    Marko and Alex explore the trendiest up-and-coming neighborhood in Mexico City, Colonia Juarez, and meet some of the people who are helping to put it on the map.
  • Episode #4: Mexico City's Roma and Condesa Neighborhoods
    Launch date: Saturday, September 24
    Marko and Alex stroll the adjacent and bustling Roma and Condesa to uncover what's new, noteworthy and not-to-miss in these ever trendy hoods.

To follow along as the series unfolds, subscribe to the Vagabrothers channel on YouTube youtube.com/user/vagabrothers and become a fan of @Vagabrothers and @MexicoCityLive on social.

Mexico City is the country's premier tourism destination, welcoming more than 12.5 million visitors a year.  As the number one destination on The New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2016" list, there's never been a better time to visit. The ancient capital offers a vibrant, contemporary culture that combines pre-Hispanic, colonial and modern influences that span nearly seven centuries. With more than 150 museums, 100 contemporary local art galleries and 30 distinct architectural and historic sites, the city is a mecca of fine art and treasures that speak to its vast history. For more information, news and updates on travel to Mexico City, visit en.mxcity.mx and follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/MexicoCityLive), Twitter (@MexicoCityLive) and Instagram (@MexicoCityLive).

Media Contact: Lauren Lane, +1 (212) 445-8303, llane@webershandwick.com

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