Top Luxury Travel Influencers of 2018
Airlines, spas, hotels and the little mints that they put on the pillows after making up the room… Influencers review and photograph dream getaways and attainable products that make travel easier.
Here are 15 of the top luxury travel influencers of 2018:
1.1 million Instagram followers
Tara Milk Tea is a travel influencer who can be peeped on her Instagram account lounging in luxurious hotels. She has partnered up with brands like Chloe and enjoys a good pun, making her posts enviable and relatable.
558,000 Instagram followers
“Sassy Chris” created a Bali travel guide with Forbes and is a social ambassador for Travel + Leisure.
241,000 Instagram followers
Lucy Rose Laucht isn’t just a travel photographer with a breathtaking portfolio; she founded the hat company Tío y Tía.
223,000 Instagram followers
The force behind The Planet D is a blogger couple, Dave and Deb, that has been named top luxury travel influencers by AdWeek and Forbes. They’ve travelled to more than 100 countries and turned their little hobby into a sweet career.
137,000 Instagram followers
Travel photographers make terrific influencers because even people who might not have considered splurging on luxury vacation will gobble up the gorgeous photos of elegant destinations.
99,800 Instagram followers
Kate McCulley proves you don’t need a travel buddy to see the world. Named one of Forbes’ top luxury travel influencers, McCulley highlights the best parts of riding solo. She has been to just about 75 countries on all seven continents.
98,000 Instagram followers
A few years ago, Rachel Jones quit her job and moved to the beaches of India. As if that weren’t her best life, she writes for BravoTV balancing Birkenstocks and Louboutins. Jones, the “Hippie in Heels,” writes the 28th most popular blog in the world and has visited more than 35 countries. Jones’s audience is younger and she shows them the best places to stay, eat and party.
60,400 Instagram followers
Travel + Leisure named Christina Vidal one of its top luxury travel influencers. Vidal has been to more than 50 countries.
57,100 Instagram followers
Not all luxury travel has to cost pinkie-up prices. Yaya and Lloyd, friends from college, created one of the most beloved travel blogs in the United Kingdom which has been nominated for the Vuelio Blog Awards. The account is chock full of food, fun and culture and the pair market some of the most desired properties by working with top PR agents.
𝟙𝟘 La Jolla Mom
48,900 Instagram followers
Katie Dillon’s brand of luxury travel focuses on family. She and her family lived in a Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong for four years!
45,100 Instagram followers
Created by Gigi Hopkins, It’s Beautiful Here is an anthology of luxury travel guides. She also writes and contributes to Harper’s Bazaar and Conde Nast.
𝟙𝟚 Johnny Jet
28,700 Instagram followers
Johnny Jet is another budget-friendly luxury travel influencer. Having overcome his fear of flying, he spends a lot of his time in the air.
24,700 Instagram followers
Impossibly good-looking couple quits their jobs to live on a yacht. Need we say more?
𝟙𝟜 Emily Luxton
16,000 Instagram followers
Travel blogger Emily Luxton also owns her own travel agency and isn’t afraid to step out into the world as a solo female traveler. Emily Luxton is a great talent choice if your brand wants to empower women or cater specifically to female travellers.
10,000 Instagram followers
Lakshmi Sharath is an Indian-born media professional, chef and travel blogger who inspires people who love to travel, cook and read. Don’t be fooled by her lower number of followers than others on this list; she has worked with international brands such as Airbnb, Thomas Cook, Virgin Atlantic and Nokia Lumia.