Travelling isn’t just about sightseeing. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in new cultures, try fresh foods, and even learn a little of the local dialect whilst rubbing shoulders with the locals – a luxury travel opportunity we all need right now.
Or, as we should say in the current climate, waving from a two-metre distance. And, of course, it’s your chance to be treated like royalty from start to finish and waited on hand and foot – which is the perfect way to relax.
The travel industry has witnessed an unprecedented collapse in the past year due to COVID-19. Some industry sectors are expected to rebound quicker than others, but uncertainties and risks remain high. The ‘staycation’ is making a comeback as heads of state are slowly lifting lockdown restrictions, allowing families to form more giant social bubbles once more.
With inside locations restricted, there is no question that sustainable nature-based travel will become ever more popular than before. Camping, trekking, swimming and outdoor adventure lifestyles will be more valued as a safe, seamless and authentic experience.
With our world having such a strong connection with technology, our relationship with the online world will slowly sail our travel industry into recovery. However, as our restrictions begin to peel away, giving us a taste of adventure, it’s safe to say that we can start thinking about planning for those luxury getaway escapes.
Here are five of the best travel influencers to take a look at for some awe-inspiring travel inspiration:
The Russian photographer Murad, who is based in Moscow, is one of the top 3 travel influencers on Instagram, with a whopping 3.6million followers. His photography consists of iconic tourist hotspots with a mixture of anything that captures our attention.
According to Arma & Elma, “his #followmeto campaign with his wife Natalia went viral in 2012 as they travelled the world together while taking photos in their now-signature pose – Natalia holding Osmann’s hand while her back is turned towards the scenery.”
Lauren Bullen is a high-end traveller, lifestyle, and fashion influencer who is based out of Bali but was born in Australia. With an Instagram following of 1.9million, it’s easy to see why this 28-year-old is so popular.
“People enjoy watching her funny sense of nature, style and travel vlogs,” says New Sun Zip.
Jack Morris is the world traveller and professional photographer behind ‘do you travel’, his travel-focused Instagram account with over 2.5 million followers. He has launched multiple businesses over his career, including the photography editing tool DYT Presets.
Morris is one of the top travel influencers from Australia. “He is infamous for his adventurous type of travel photography with a bohemian twist,” says Arma & Elma.
Jennifer Tuffen is a British top travel influencer. “She is well known for her colourful and dreamy portrayal of some of the most coveted travel destinations,” explains Arma & Elma.
Her Instagram account has over 2.8 million followers and covers hotels, food, landscapes, and more.
Chris Burkard is known for his bird’s eye view landscape photos. He may feature himself occasionally, but his content is not aimed at delivering blog content.
Without further ado, let’s get inspired!