Top Travel Influencers on TikTok

The top travel influencers on TikTok will inspire you to book a plane ticket to Guatemala… or maybe France… or Lithuania.

 min. read
October 4, 2022

In the age of the Internet, social media can reach every corner of the world. We can scroll on our For You Page for hours - one moment we’re hiking the mountain ranges of Switzerland, and the next we’re exploring beach villas in the Maldives.

These travel influencers have their travel game down! With just one TikTok, they show us places we might otherwise never have seen. The top travel influencers on TikTok will inspire you to book a plane ticket to Guatemala… or maybe France… or what about Lithuania?

Here are Tensor’s top travel influencers on TikTok.  

1. Mikki Tenzanas

  • @mgtenzanas
@mgtenazas Is this the most awesome villa in the world? Can’t get enough of this slide! #fyp #foryou #sonevajani #maldives #tiktoktravel #travel #luxury ♬ original sound - Mikki Tenazas

Want a taste of the world’s best beach villas? Or perhaps you’re more in the mood for a hike through European mountains? This TikTok travel influencer’s page has it all. Mikki promotes his travels around the world, whether it’s a video about taking the Eurail in the European countryside or flying to the Maldives.

He is also the founder of The Globe Wanderer, described as a “social media powerhouse specializing in photography and videography and with a focus on travel and lifestyle.” Travelers from around the world contribute to The Globe Wanderer’s various social media pages.

Mikki’s account is on a slight downward trend, with an engagement rate of 0.05%. His audience is almost a 50/50 split, with 53% of his audience being male and 47% female. Most viewers are between the ages of 18 and 24. 30% of his audience hails from the Philippines, followed by 26% from India.

2. Katya Cortés

  • @katyawanders
@katyawanders Esta es tu señal para VIAJAR por los Bálticos 😍✨ #viajes #viajar #europa #estonia #latvia #lithuania ♬ Epic Motivational - StereojamMusic

Katya Cortés is a young TikTok travel influencer hailing from Mexico. With an audience of 1 million followers and over 17 million likes, she posts videos of her adventures around the world. She shows beautiful foreign views, shares fun facts about cities she visits, and, of course, recommends things to do in different countries. Recently, she has been traveling around Europe, posting videos in the Baltic States and surrounding countries.

Katya also has a clipso account where her audience can sign up to receive two video classes a week. Here, Katya shares her travel influencing secrets, such as how to edit on the go and how to boost your travel videos.

Katya’s account sports an engagement rate of 1.67%. 65% of her audience is female, 43% of whom are between the ages of 18 and 24. 38% of her audience is from Mexico, followed by 11% in Colombia.

3. Abena

  • @travellingtuesdays

Although she’s based in London, you can find 24-year-old Abena anywhere around the world/ Self-described “Gen Z Traveler,” Abena makes videos for her audience of 193.4k followers. Her colorful and engaging TikToks offer tips for solo travel, as well as itineraries for your next holiday vacation. Recently, she partnered with DK Eyewitness guidebooks to share her itinerary for two days in Istanbul.

Abena has a passion for solo travel - recently, she published a 53-page e-book entitled My First Solo Trip. In the e-book, Abena offers insight into how to plan your solo trip, how to ensure your personal safety, how to make friends, and more! (If you’re an up-and-coming travel influencer, you can even find solo photo shooting tips to make sure your Instagram is picture-perfect.) With her 5+ years of solo traveling on a budget, Abena is the perfect resource for planning your next destination.

Abena currently has a 6.73% engagement rate. 82% of her audience is female, 50% of whom are between the ages of 18 and 24. 32% of her audience hails from the United States, followed by 20% from the United Kingdom.

Hungry? See the Top 5 TikTok Chefs to Follow in 2022

4. Damon Dominique

  • @damondominique
@damondominique i mean you do what you gotta do 🤷🏼‍♂️ #europe #travel ♬ original sound - Damon Dominique 🏆

Known for his online presence of almost 10 years, Damon Dominique is an American YouTuber and TikToker living in Paris. Fluent in 5 languages, he released language learning courses for French and Spanish.

He also recently released a book entitled You are a Global Citizen: A Guided Journal for the Culturally Curious. Damon used his experiences traveling the world to create a workbook that guides its user through culturally relevant and thought-provoking questions, ultimately inviting us to consider what it means to be a global citizen.

With 96k followers on TikTok, he showcases his world travels and often shares how to travel on a budget. From sunrise adventures in Guatemala to pickpocket prevention in Paris, Damon’s account has it all.

Damon’s account currently has an engagement rate of 6.31%. 38% of his audience lives in the United States, followed by 10% from France, and 9% from the United Kingdom. 78% of his audience is female, 50% of whom are between the ages of 18 and 24.

Want to learn more about sustainability? Check out 7 Green Influencers to Watch in 2022

5. Jo Franco

  • @jo_franco
@jo_franco Im shook. Sign up for my newsletter (link in bio) for language learning hacks! #fyp #language #languagelearning ♬ Paris - 斌杨Remix

Self-described polyglot, traveler, journaler, and speaker, Jo Franco has brought her YouTube and Netflix fame to TikTok. For almost 10 years, Jo has been known to share her love for budget travel and learning languages. She is the founder of Jo Club, a global online journaling club she started in early 2020. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Jo Club has strived to foster “connection,” “expression,” and “growth” among its participants.

On TikTok, she shares snippets of her travels and her language learning ventures, as well as clips from her podcast, Not Your Average Jo. TikTok is just one of her many ventures as an influencer – Jo also has a thriving YouTube channel and previously starred in a Netflix series titled World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals.

Jo’s account shows an engagement rate of 2.02%. 75% of her audience is female, 50% of whom are between the ages of 18 and 24. 42% of her audience is from Brazil, followed by 30% from the United States.

Influencer marketing and the success of campaigns all depend on choosing the right influencers. Whether you’re looking for a full-scope campaign or just getting connected to influencers, platforms like Tensor Social can do it all for you. They match you with the right influencer, provide performance metrics, and manage the entire process so that you can put in minimal effort to see your investment work.

Blog by Ava Fischer