#ThanksToTravel: The New Instagram Campaign Launched in Support of the Travel Industry

While the world is on lockdown, trying to keep coronavirus down and our chins up, we have plenty of time to reflect on the things we love about life. For many of us, one of life’s biggest joys is travel, so when we heard about the Brighter Group and Komodo’s #ThanksToTravel campaign, we got involved… 

Lead image: @jillwellingtonphotography_ from Pixabay

The Brighter Group is a travel and tourism PR and marketing consultancy, while Komodo is a global social agency specialising in travel, content creation and influencer marketing.

But while globe trotting is currently on ice, the travel experts are encouraging us to reach into the archives and meditate on those moments that have meant the world to us, in support of the locked down travel industry.

To join in the #ThanksToTravel campaign, which launched on 15 April 2020, pick a photo (or several) that shows one of your most inspiring travel memories, tells us why it means so much to you, using the #ThanksToTravel hashtag, and then nominate three friends to do the same by tagging them in the post.

The Brighter Group and Komodo will then share some of its favourites, and here are some of ours…

Zakiya Christian is in wanderlust all over the world

Kayla got the feels in the Philippines

Myla Amabella got wed in the South of France


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#thankstotravel My Thanks to Travel moment was 100% our Wedding Day / trip in the South of France, getting to share our magical day, in our magical venue, with everyone we love, who travelled from around the world to share it with us, was beyond mind blowing, it blew our minds back then, and it still does to this day. I’m already so grateful for travel, but i will definitely never take it for granted ever again. Thank you @amor_style_life for the nomination, i now nominate, @hey_hadley_girl @chelseaandscarlett_x @mother_ofall_adventures . . i’m now off to @georgia_allsopp page to watch all our wedding highlights! 10 pics just isn’t a enough . . . . . . . . #chateauderobernier #southoffrance #weddingdress #hautecouture #xkindnessfirstx #weddingdream #chateauwedding #magicalvenue #ourdreamwedding #thankstotravel

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Ellie Raymont felt the love in Thailand

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#thankstotravel I get to explore the world with you ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I nominate @tashreeves_ @ellieclowsley to share your #thankstotravel memories ✈️ love this campaign @wearekomodo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #travel#thailand#wonderlust#travelasia#beach#beachlife#islandlife#explore#travelcouple#bluewater#lifesbetteratthebeach ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Donalyn Twinkle fell for the elephants

Sophia Tran-Thomson captures the moment in Cambodia

Victoria Purcell dined in a secret cove in Montenegro

Melissa Powell yearns for South Africa

Kate Hutchins danced on dunes in Dubai

The Truffle team basked in the sun

Kas Crossley volunteered at an orphanage in Vietnam


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A couple of years ago I travelled Vietnam and volunteered at this orphanage near Nha Trang. All the babies had been left or abandoned in random places like near a train track or bottom of a statue. A lot of them were disabled so it was clear this had been the reason they had been left by parents too These suitcases you can see us walking around are literally their favourite toy, someone had donated books in these suitcases but instead they play with the suitcases walking them around the building Thanks @wearekomodo for creating the #thankstotravel hashtag to celebrate moments like this. I love travelling and partying around the world however it’s the moments like this what humbles me. We are so lucky to have everything we have even if we can’t go outside to enjoy anything right now, we are already luckier than some as we have a roof over our heads, family, friends, and good health. ❤️❤️❤️ please remember to always be grateful and cherish your loved ones

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Faith Leya is grateful for her time in Greece

April Cernuschi roamed the world

John Duff remembers the good times at Banff National Park in Canada


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#ThanksToTravel remembering the good travel times

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Rose perched on the edge of the world at Wedding Cake Rock in Australia

Shoshana Leaman went wild for wildlife

Joe Ellyatt watched the sunset with friends

Sean Byrne captured this awesome sight in Cappadocia, Turkey

Perrywinkle perched on the edge of the Trolltunga cliffs in Norway

Emma B lived her best life in Bali & Dubai