7 Travel Information Business Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 24th, 2023
Start A Travel Information Business

Travel information websites provide information about travel and tourism.

Travel and tourism content on the site may include articles, blogs, and forums. Travelers check websites for details such as booking flights or hotels, providing weather forecasts, or maps with directions to various destinations. If you are starting a travel information website, provide the users with an attractive, easy-to-navigate interface.

It should be well-designed and provide a comprehensive database of information about all the tourist destinations in the world. It is important to remember that such a website must be updated regularly. Content writers must ensure that they are constantly adding new articles, photos, videos, and other media content.

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

1. Flight Expert Bangladesh ($18M/year)

SALMAN BIN RASHID SHAH SAYEEM (from Dhaka, Bangladesh) started Flight Expert Bangladesh over 6 years ago.

$1.5M / month
3 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

Hello, I am Salman Rashid, Founder & CEO of Flight Expert. It is the first-ever online travel agency in Bangladesh. Our uniqueness was to build a state-of-the-art online travel agency with services focusing on Bangladesh primarily. This country has never before enjoyed taking assistance from any online travel agency.

However, the best part is that we achieved 50% more revenue in October 2021 than our pre-covid highest number on sales in a month, interestingly, and we are aiming to hit breakeven by March 2022 if all goes well in the market.


2. CuddlyNest ($2.8M/year)

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

$233K / month
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!


Learn more about starting a travel information business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a travel information business?
-> Pros and cons of a travel information business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established travel information business
-> Marketing ideas for a travel information business

Other resources

-> Travel information business tips

4. Hyperfluent ($108K/year)

Eva Rosales (from ) started Hyperfluent over 12 years ago.

$9K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Eva Rosales and I am the Founder of Hyperfluent, which I started 11 years ago. Hyperfluent’s fueling engine is a language learning through passion. By empowering people to build cultural ties with others and an appreciation for cultural diversity, my clients learn that a language is not just learning rules or focusing on grammar but rather a way to create a lifestyle without land or country boundaries.


6. TRVL MORE ($19.2M/year)

Raj Mahal (from Austin, TX, USA) started TRVL MORE over 8 years ago.

$1.6M / month
1 founders / 10 employees
Austin, TX, USA

Case Study

My name is Raj Mahal, and I am the founder of PlanMoreTrips, an AI travel app that finds the absolute cheapest prices on flights and hotels. Before PlanMoreTrips, I founded TRVL MORE, a travel gear company for backpackers. I bootstrapped TRVL MORE from $0 to $20,000,000 in annual sales, and it is now one the top sellers of travel accessories in the world!

I am obsessed with traveling, and all my previous companies have been in the travel space. I have flown over 2 million miles, lived in 7 countries, and traveled to 65+ countries as a digital nomad.


7. Packs Light ($170K/year)

Blogger Gabby Beckford made $170,000 in one year after taking her side hustle full-time — but she's hit plenty of bumps in the road. Here's the advice she says would've helped her have a smoother path to business success.

Gabby Beckford (from Arlington, Virginia, USA) started Packs Light over 3 years ago.

$14.2K / month
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Packs Lights is a solo female travel & lifestyle blog founded by Gabby Beckford in 2020. It features travel tips, study abroad resources, travel grants and scholarship tips for all ages, and photography from around the world.

The blog offers nearly every type of resource for young travelers. The website uses movies and tales to motivate visitors to backpack around their favorite destinations. It also provides travel budgeting ideas, confidence boosters, and travel tricks. The site’s main attractions include travel patterns, ideas, photographs, news, and more.

Gabby is a TEDx speaker, Opportunity Expert, and Gen Z Travel Expert at Packs Light. She dropped her engineering profession at the age of 24 to focus on her adventure blogging. She has explored over 45 countries as a full-time digital nomad since 2021. It turns out to be the finest decision she’s ever made.

While in college, she received a $75,000 scholarship. It enabled her to complete her Mathematics degree debt-free in Dubai, UAE.

Gabby’s passion for travel began early, and she started blogging after her final year in high school. Her first income blogging was from an Amazon affiliate link.

Gabby’s Milestones and Awards

  • Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel.
  • Emerging Voice Award.
  • Wanderful’s Bessie Awards.
  • Trailblazer Award.
  • Traverse’s 12-Month Achievement Award.
  • Finalist for Newsweek’s Future of Travel awards.

She has already been featured in publications such as Good Morning America, CNNTravel, National Geographic, Travel+Leisure, Lonely Planet, ShondaLand, and others for her expertise.

In 2020, she became the co-founder of the Black Travel Alliance and a member of the American Influencer Council in 2022.

Her assistance helped many young travelers by arranging free excursions to Azerbaijan, Egypt, Italy, Costa Rica, and other locations.

Last year, her sponsors of social media posts and blog pieces earned her more than $170,000 in gross cash.


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