5 Travel Influencer Business Success Stories [2022]

5 Travel Influencer Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Travel Influencer Business

Travel influencers create content about travel, tourism, and culture and share their experiences via social media or personal blogs.

If you love exploring new places and are interested in earning a side income, consider becoming a travel influencer. Your role will be to document places you have visited and feature unique formations, cultures, and landscapes.

Share your content via social media channels and include relevant hashtags. Travel influencers earn income through partnerships with travel and tour companies and advertisement revenue based on their niche.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a travel influencer business:

1. Planit ($600/year)

William Jeremijenko (from Brisbane QLD, Australia) started Planit about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$50 / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi there! I'm Billy, a 20-year-old maths student from Brisbane, Australia. I've previously worked in genomics, anomaly detection, automated triangulation, and mapping using computer vision, and cutting-edge recommendation systems. My career so far has spanned two countries and taken me to places such as San-Francisco (in the USA), and Silicon Beach (in Australia). My most recent experience was in a company called Atmos, where I left following a raise of $4 million at a $25 million valuation, led by Khosla ventures. I applied my experiences at Atmos to build PlanIt. You can read more about me here.

This page shows a sorted and aesthetic list of locations you can visit in Queensland

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2. ANTHONYKDO INC ($120K/year)

Anthony (from ) started ANTHONYKDO INC about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Anthony Do, creator of ANTHONYKDO INC. I run my own business in the creative industry as a filmmaker, photographer, and creative director. I am a nomadic Canadian that was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

Today, I have over two dozen loyal clients that are scattered across six different countries. That number continues to grow as I touch new places on the map. My monthly revenue fluctuates and is volatile, but I have been able to keep it somewhere between $7000-15000/month for a few years.

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3. CuddlyNest ($2.8M/year)

Ritesh Raj (from Orlando, Florida, EE. UU.) started CuddlyNest almost 6 years ago.

Revenue
$233K / month
Team
2 founders / 72 employees

Case Study

I’m Ritesh Raj, the co-founder, and COO of CuddlyNest, an accommodation booking platform for travelers. I have a travel tech background of over 13 years—so I’ve been at it since 2009!

That means focusing on all kinds of travelers, who are looking for all kinds of property types, with all kinds of budgets. Our inventory currently includes over four million properties of all types in 80k+ cities!

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4. PubClub.com ($24K/year)

Kevin Wilkerson (from San Diego) started PubClub.com over 21 years ago.

Revenue
$2K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I am Kevin Wilkerson and I publish the lifestyle website PubClub.com. This is primarily a content site with information on travel, nightlife, food and drink, festivals, and sports around the world. I like to say it’s a site for those who like to have a drink in their hand. That is what makes it unique.

The site generates approximately $2,000 a month from advertising and we receive approx. 25k users/month to our website.

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5. Blue Sky Luxury Travels ($5M/year)

Shanna Dickerson (from Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands) started Blue Sky Luxury Travels over 12 years ago.

Revenue
$417K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study

Shanna Dickerson founded Blue Sky Luxury Travels in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

Blue Sky Luxury Travels is a boutique ultra-luxury travel agency that has offered its services worldwide since 2010.

People can book luxury villas, private islands, and yacht charters, as well as plan tailored and unique itineraries for their loved ones with this agency.

Over the years, this travel agency has become a multi-million dollar company.

Their network of luxury villas, private islands, and yacht charters has weekly rates ranging from $10,000 to more than $1 million.

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