40 Top Instagram Travel Influencers To Grow Your Brand In 2023

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There’s no denying that travel influencers get to do so much for your brand that few can. As the tourism industry is booming, partnership with influencers is a great decision for tourism brands to promote new destinations, hotels, restaurants, and even flights. Let’s check out the list of top Instagram travel influencers to find out who are the masters of this world.

Apart from this list, brands and companies can find top influencers in different categories by using Influencer marketing platforms like Ainfluencer.

Now, let’s go back to our list of 40 top Instagram travel influencers you should be following.

Top 40 Travel influencers

The following influencers on Instagram can inspire people and make them step forward and explore new places. So, let’s see who they are. 

1. aggie (@aggie)

 If you are fond of adventures, Aggie is the best to follow. The successful travel influencer, with 1M followers,  also owns a swimwear store, which makes swimwear from recycled fishing nets and plastic bottles. Her account is full of dreamy visuals in amazing locations.

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2. brian skerry (@brianskerry)

As a photographer for National Geographic Magazine since 1998, Brian is a photojournalist, specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments, with 936k followers. In 2014 he was named as a National Geographic Society Fellow and in 2017 he was named the Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the year.

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3. Alan Schaller (@alan_schaller)

The London-based photojournalist, Alan Achaller, is a traveler, and street photographer who specializes in black and white photography. He has 1M followers on Instagram who like his photography style.  Additionally, his work is focused on the realities and diversities of human life.

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4. Jacob Moon (@moonmountainman)

Most photographers on Instagram like traveling because they can capture wonderful photos on their trips. Jacob is one of them who is a photographer, videographer, athlete, and more importantly a storyteller. He shares his tales with his 534k followers.

Furthermore, Jacob travels with his wife and daughter, and his lifestyle has inspired many to explore beyond their comfort zones and get outdoors as families to live their best lives together.

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5. Olivier Wong (@wonguy974)

Paris-based Olivier Wong is an engineer with a passion for travel and photography. He uses every free moment to go somewhere and take stunning photos to share with his 934k followers, or simply to wander through the streets of Paris, which are always inspirational. 

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6. André Hamann (@andrehamann)

With 947k followers, Andre Hamann is a fitness trainer and fashion model who has come to also be known as a social media influencer thanks to the massive followership he enjoys on the internet. Of German nationality, he is internationally known for his work with some major brands around the world.  Beyond that, he is also a businessman who has his own fashion label. He travels for shootings and partnerships with brands.

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 7. Babak Tafreshi (@babaktafreshi)

Born in Tehran and based in Boston, Babak Tafreshi is The founder and director of The World at Night (TWAN) international program. With 983k followers, he is the night sky photographer for National Geographic, a master in nightscape photography with Earth & sky images that merge art, culture, and science.

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 8. Liz Kaeber (@lizkaeber)

The German-based Instagram star and young artist, Liz Kaeber,  has more than 1M followers on her official Instagram.Ever since she became famous on Instagram, her success hasn’t stopped. Mainly she posts her modeling shoots in bikinis and fabulous clothes with unique poses and she was famous for her great performance on Instagram. Therefore, apart from being a travel influencer, Liz is a great bikini model too.

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9. Shenaz Treasurywala (@shenaztreasury)

As an actress, model, and, above all, a travel vlogger, with more than 1M followers,  Shenaz has traveled to several places around the world.  Besides her professional content creation on travel destinations, she also shares content about body positivity, and mindfulness.

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10. Claire and Peter (@claireandpeter)

Traveling as a couple is appealing to most people. Claire and Peter are two travel influencers on Instagram with 301k followers. They travel and see different traditions, cultures, and landscapes and share them with others. As two great travel influencers on Instagram, they have worked with major brands, and their followers continue to grow by the day.

Their special website is “Claireandpeter.com.”

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11. Leah (@leahshoup)

One of the top travel influencers on Instagram is Leah, who has 84k followers on Instagram. This traveling girl is from Atlanta and makes full-time traveling content on her Instagram account and blog. She has always been drawn to traveling and learning about new cultures.

Meanwhile, Leah collaborates with several tourism brands, including Airbnb and Visa.

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12. Jett and Frantzky (@awaywithbae)

The other couple travelers are Jett and Frantzky; two Instagram travel influencers who met on a plane, fell in love, and decided to travel around the world together. They could gain more than 134k followers by sharing photos and videos of their trips.

Thanks to their amazing photos and helpful tips, they have become two of the most respected travel influencers on Instagram.

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13. Kim (@Walkaboottravel)

By sharing her adventures, experiences, and blogs, Kim has gained 17k followers. Due to her experience about travel blogging, she can be a great choice for promoting travel-related products and services.

Furthermore, she has a website, “Walkaboot.ca”, where you can read her travel guides.

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14. Irina Claire Bromberg (@Irina.bromberg)

On the list of top  Instagram travel influencers we can see Irina’s name, who usually travels with her love and two children. In addition to her beautiful photos she shares with her 1M followers; Irina’s captions offer valuable insights into what it’s like to travel to different parts of the world.

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15. Helen Owen (@helenowen)

One of the luxury travel influencers on Instagram, is Helen Owen with 1.5m followers. She travels the world and posts photos and videos of her trips on her Instagram account, which has helped her to become a well-known and respected travel blogger.

Apart from her stunning photo,  she provides valuable insights into the destinations she visits. Since Helen’s followers often look to her for travel advice, she frequently collaborates with brands to promote products and services related to travel.

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16. Yazan Al Koudsi (@zizotravel)

Among the top travel influencers on Instagram, you can see Yazan’s name, a popular traveler who has gained more than 2m followers for his incredible travel photos. 

Furthermore, Yazan’s travel tips have helped many people plan their own trips. Moreover, he is still an inspirational travel influencer on Instagram to people who would like to explore new places.

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17. Murad Osmann (@muradosmann)

Named among the top 3 travel influencers by Forbes, Murad is a Russian traveler who became popular with the “Follow Me To” series made with his wife Natalia Zakharova in 2012. His photos of holding his wife’s hand while she looks back have become a famous trend across the globe, earning them 3.4M followers.

 18. Jennifer Tuffen (@izkiz)

The third top travel influencer on Instagram on our list is Jennifer Tuffen, a luxury travel influencer who is known for her incredibly colorful dreamy Instagram feed that features the most iconic hotels, food, and landscapes. Meanwhile, she is one of the most famous British travel influencers, with 2.7M followers.

19. Chris Burkard (@Chrisburkard)

Famous for his landscapes and scenic photographs of beautiful places (especially cold ones), Chris describes himself as a photographer and filmmaker.

Chris has worked as a freelancer for several notable publications including Surfline.com and Water Magazine. Moreover, his photographs have a unique sense of human touch blended with the beauty of nature, so much so that a ‘Burkard photo’ is almost impossible to reproduce. Consequently, he has 3.8M followers on Instagram.

20. Jack Morris (@jackmorris)

His travel journey started when Jack was 21. As a young boy, he decided to go backpacking with the money he saved from his carpet job in Manchester. Gradually, Jack started to make some money through reposting and tagging travel-related businesses, which helped him make further travel plans. Then came a big offer of $35,000 which he grabbed with both hands.

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With 2.5M followers, Jack is one of the best travel blogger on the list.

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21.  Eric Stone (@Travelbabbo)

Although it may seem Eric doesn’t have as many followers as the other travel influencers on Instagram, he is named the world’s 4th most influential traveler by Forbes and the world’s best family traveler by Fodor.

As a writer who loves exploring crazy places, and with 368k followers,  he has visited 97 countries (across 7 continents) so far, 62 of which have been with kids. Some of the places he has visited are Greece, Italy, France, the Faroe Islands, and the Maldives.

22. lauren bullen (@gypsea_lust)

As a dental assistant from Western Australia, Lauren has always had a passion for traveling and visiting new places. She used to save up for months from her job to go on a trip. Inspired by the growth of her twin sister’s Instagram account, she started her own. As she grew popular, and gained 2M followers,  local brands started approaching her for trip promotions and brand deals. 

 23. Louis Cole (@louiscole)

With almost 1 million followers on Instagram, Luis Cole is another luxury travel influencer. Moreover, he is a travel vlogger who showcases his adventures and hopes to inspire social change with a plant-based strategy.

He also undertook the “Beyond Borders” project which involved flying to 22 cities over 60-90 days with his pilot friend. Cole has also worked with Discovery and BBC networks and inspired both social change and travel among the masses.

24. thebucketlistfamily (@thebucketlistfamily)

As the name suggests, this is a family that travels and influences together. They started their journey in 2015 when they decided to sell their house to explore the world. Together, they have traveled to 65 counties so far. After 3 years on the road, they have now built a beautiful home in Hawaii. However, they continue to explore the world, and share their journey with their 2.8M followers. 

They have a successful Instagram and Youtube channel where they post about their travels to countries like Chile, Tahiti, and Tanzania among others.

 25. Emilie (@helloemilie)

Known for her beautiful landscape clicks on her Instagram page, Emilie is a well-known travel influencer, with 1.3M followers. Furthermore, she has authored a book named “Forever Wandering” that contains her experiences of visiting places around the globe. Through her book, you can feel a connection with nature and natural ecosystems, which is an ideal lens through which to view the beauty of nature.

26. Altug Galip (@kyrenian)

As a world-renowned photographer and travel influencer, with 1.2M followers, Altughas captured breathtaking shots that certainly catch the eye of anyone browsing through his Instagram. One of T+L’s ambassadors, Galip has citizenship in four countries, which facilitates his endeavors.

Places like Bhutan, Moscow, Milan, Cuba, Qatar, and many others have been beautifully captured by him behind his lens.

 27. Angelica Blick (@angelicablick)

 As a famous Instagram influencer with 1.1m followers. Angelica  is an active Instagrammer in travel, gym, and fashion niches with multiple photos in awesome outfits and beautiful destinations.

Apart from being a travel influencer, Angelica is also a successful fashion icon. Accordingly, she has won many awards, including the VeckoRevyn Blog Awards and the Vixen Awards. The exotic locations coupled with breathtaking fashion designs make her Instagram an instant hit among millennials. She also runs a successful Youtube channel where she uploads vlogs of her fashion shoots and travels.

28.  Chelsea Y (@chelseakauai)

As an outdoor adventurer, Chelsea shares great travel tips with her followers.Chelsea Yamase is one of the top Instagram travel influencers who gained 1m followers in being a traveler, model, and writer.

29. Salty Luxe (@saltyluxe)

Sarah is a luxury travel influencer that specializes in tropical and ocean adventures which are reflected by her Instagram posts. Additionally, she has opened her own store with a beautiful view of planting a tree for every purchase. She has also been awarded the title of “World’s leading island travel influencer”. Her posts reflect the warm culture of the tropical world. 

30. Tudor Laurini (@Klaus)

This Italian YouTuber, also known as Klaus, has built a dedicated following with his prank calls, challenges, science experiments, and more. His channel has more than 1.4m subscribers. And he also has 892k followers on Instagram.

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 31. Sakis Tanimanidis (@sakiswp)

As a Greek TV host, producer, and entrepreneur, with 1M followers, Sakis is known as the host, creator, producer, and director of the travel show World Party, which aired on Alpha TV from 2014 to 2016. Furthermore, he is the owner of two restaurants and one travel agency in Greece.

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 32. Antonio Pozo (@antonio.pozo)

Although Antoino is mainly known as a Spanish fitness model who has competed in Mr. Spain and became a sponsored athlete, he is a travel enthusiast too. Furthermore, Antonio is a luxury travel influencer with 1m followers on his Instagram.

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 33. Sonia Lorenzini (@sonia__lorenzini)

Travel and fashion are linked together! People usually want to look their best while traveling. As such, Sonia helps them to do it the best way. With 928K followers, Sonia is a fashion travel influencer who loves nature and adventures. She is fond of fashion and she creates content by bringing fashion and style to different places she travels.

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34. Colleen Roden (@colleen.travels)

For Colleen, it’s not all about traveling; she also cares about what she eats on her trips. Consequently, she shares her travel experiences with special comments about how to eat healthy food. Accordingly, she describes herself as a wellness influencer too. Furthermore, with 380k followers, Colleen collaborates with companies in different fields, such as fashion, lifestyle, and travel. 

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35. Tasha Ryland (@tasharyland)

Introducing herself as a ‘Travel Nurse,’ Tasha amuses her followers with eye-catching photos she shares on her Instagram. Although she is a nano influencer, she has an inspiring Instagram account.

Did you know that sometimes nano-influencers are better options for your influencer marketing strategy? Since they don’t have too many followers, they can create a friendlier atmosphere with their followers, which makes them more trustworthy to their fans.

36. Ariele Rachel (@arielerachel)

As a mom, lifestyle blogger, and model, Ariele is one of the travel Instagram influencers who shares different content with her followers, which makes her more impressive. All she tries to do is to give women more courage to change their lives and become a better version of themselves. To reach this goal, she shares tips about traveling as a woman. Ariele has 11k followers on her Instagram account.

37. Arner Adventures (@arneradventures)

This couple and their cute dog are among the top travel influencers on Instagram. Garry and Shannon have sold all they had to start a new life full of adventure. On their Instagram account, which has 83k followers,  they inspire others to do the same. 

38. Emily-Bell (@emilyjbell_)

Canada is the country with so many card-postal-look locations, and Emily is the one who travels to these dreamy places. However, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to explore other countries, but since she lives in Canada, most of her trips are inside this country. Emily has 20k followers on her Instagram account.

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39. Geeves (@realgirlreview)

Two things can describe Geeves: travel and food! They are somehow connected, though. Geeves has almost 10k followers on Instagram. Although she doesn’t like to consider herself an influencer who makes money from her trips, she promotes different travel-related products, such as hotels and spas. 

40. Fahira Fazlic (@zlicc)

Fashion adds an extra attraction to a trip, which Fahira does. Checking her Instagram account, with 22k followers, you can see how colorful and girly her photos are. Since Fahira is a fashion influencer who mixes fashion and travel, she often collaborates with top fashion brands, like Channel.

How to find Instagram influencers?

We have listed 40 top travel influencers in this article. But, if they are not the proper influencers for your tourism business, there are other ways to find travel influencers easily and quickly. One of them is using Ainfluencer, which efficiently connects brands and influencers. 

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tourism), gender, location, and hashtags they use. On Ainfluencer, you have access to the list of over 500k influencers in different niches. Therefore, finding a proper influencer will be much easier and quicker for you. 

Since this marketplace is 100% free, why not try it now? 

Meanwhile, check out this video to see how you can connect with different travel influencers:

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Other ways to find influencers on Instagram are as follows:

Other ways to find influencers on Instagram are as follows:

  • Use google search,
  • Monitor your competitor’s accounts,
  • Do hashtag research,
  • Use influencer marketing platforms.

Furthermore, with Ainfluencer you will be able to create campaigns, discover Instagram influencers, invite, and collaborate, all 100% free to use with no hidden fees. 

Conclusion

Instagram travel influencers have changed the way of traveling by inspiring people to travel to places they didn’t know existed! Furthermore, most of them make traveling more accessible than before because they give all the information a tourist needs. As a result, tourism-related companies, such as hotels, restaurants, and even new amusing locations, introduce themselves through these influencers and increase their brand awareness.

Forbes reported that the “Instagrammability” of any destination plays a major role in driving travel choices. With the travel influencer industry growing day by day, travel influencers are here to stay! If you are a travel and hospitality brand, you should find an influencer very soon because your competitors are doing influencer marketing now. So, don’t hesitate to sign up on Ainfluencer to start a great campaign with the help of influencers.

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FAQs

Who Are the Top Travel Influencers on Instagram?

Top Instagram travel influencers are the bucket list family (@thebucketlistfamily), Jack Morris (@Jackmorris), Murad Osmann (@muradosmann), and Jennifer Tuffen (@izkiz).

How Do Travel Influencers Make Money?

Many travel-based agencies such as travel insurance providers, hotels, tourism boards, airlines, and rental car companies organize campaigns that are only effective with Instagram influencers.

Cyrus Nambakhsh

Cyrus is a serial entrepreneur, product-led-growth expert, a product visionary who launched 7 startups. He has built scalable platforms to help businesses and entrepreneurs. Contact: Cyrus@ainfluencer.com