Travelling is no longer a leisure activity or something that you do during your vacations. It has become a career option. It has become a lifestyle, if I may say so. As the world has become more connected, the definition of traveling has changed for many people. People travel to live. People travel to make money out of it. People travel to grow and change their lives for the good.
There is a lot about travelling that we can talk about. However, we are going to keep it limited to a specific topic related to travelling.
One of the most common questions among aspirant travel bloggers is related to the professional aspect of travelling. Many people have taken travelling as part of their normal life. Such people are the true Travel Influencers. They share their experiences with the world and offer tips and guides on how to travel. They influence other people to travel more.
What do Travel Influencers exactly do?
There are no particular things that travel influencers do. However, there are a couple of things that can fit into the daily professional activity of a Travel Influencer. These are –
- Video Editing
- Taking pictures
- Editing pictures
- Watching people
- Talking to strangers
- Making new friends
- Tasting different food
- Experiencing new cultures
- Watching the sunrise
- Watching the sunset
- Checking into hotels
- Checking out of hotels
That is pretty much it that comes to my mind right now. I know that there must be a lot more than these. You will find out as you experience travelling.
How to become a Travel Influencer?
If you are crazy about travelling and dream about exploring the world, you can definitely become a travel influencer. You can either be a YouTuber documenting your travel or a blogger who captures his/her journey through words. You could even work for the travel and tourism industry and have your influence in that way. There are many more ways to become an influencer. You can reach out to a wide audience through your Instagram account. You can give them virtual tours of the places you have been by sharing photos and videos of those places.
In my experience, Instagram is one of the best places to grow your following as a Travel Influencer. As your following grows, so will your popularity in the travel space. You can eventually get noticed by some major media outlet and that can make you even more popular.
You can share interesting stuff that can help tourists in their journey throughout the world. There is a website called CanadaGreenCardInfo.com. In this website, the blogger has shared some very interesting concepts and information about Canada Green Card, Visa and other related things. This is also another work that travel influencers do.
So, in conclusion, I would say that becoming a travel influencer is not so difficult if you are passionate about travelling and you genuinely want to help people in the travel space.