#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 #ThanksToTravelcampaign, we got involved… 

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How our worlds have shrunk over the last few weeks, but #ThanksToTravel we have wonderful memories and life-enriching experiences to keep us buoyant until, well, we can go out and make more memories and collect more life-enriching experiences. What are your most memorable #TravelExperiences? Join in the @wearekomodo campaign and post your special #ThanksToTravel moments… . . . . #LondonResident #LondonTraveller #GlobalNomad #WanderlustWednesday #TravelTaughtMe #TravelMemories #WellMeetAgain #UntilThen #MomentsOfReflection

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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.


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We’re incredibly thankful to have so many of you already getting involved in our #ThanksToTravel campaign that launched yesterday, and have loved each and every one of your inspiring travel memories and posts so far!⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ We’ll be continuing to share some of our favourite ones over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to keep spreading the positivity and tagging all your travel buddies to pass it on ⁣ ⁣⁣ Check out a few of our favourite posts from yesterday and head to our Stories to find out how you can get involved and help to show your appreciation for the travel industry ⁣

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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


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I’m such a Wanderlust. I love to travel, to see and find beautiful places. My best memories have been made traveling the World #ThanksToTravel | Babe @anyaconlon thank you for the nomination. I like to nominate the babes @evymarkovits @michellexbruin and @lindaslijkerman I’m so grateful! Details are in my story @wearekomodo

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Kayla got the feels in the Philippines


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#thankstotravel, I Found Purpose and Meaning In Life. For That I Will Be Forever Grateful. Travel Taught Me to Be Focused and Driven, To Set Goals To Get To The Next Destination. It Showed Me That Anything Is Possible As Long As I Work Hard To Pursue My Dreams. #imisstravelling #travelgram #travel #needtobookaholiday #traveltheworld #traveling #traveler #seetheworld #tbt #travelcouple #travelphotography

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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


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#ThanksToTravel I visited this wonderful elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai. I spent the morning feeding, bathing and playing with these amazing animals Nominating @adb_x_x_xoxo , @katiestan90 & @leoniie91 to share a travel memory

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Sophia Tran-Thomson captures the moment in Cambodia


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#ThanksToTravel I am who I am today. I would never have immersed myself in so many rich and diverse cultures, made such wonderful friends around the world, been able to capture the countless thousands of memories I have in photos, or share them with you. Now more than ever we need to show our appreciation for the travel industry. I want YOU to share what you’re grateful for with the tag #ThanksToTravel. I nominate @lololadd @chindiantraveller @krissierogers @brianabrancato @asterprintstudio to share next. ✈️

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Victoria Purcell dined in a secret cove in Montenegro


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#ThanksToTravel I got to discover this glorious little cove off the #BayOfKotor in #Montenegro and eat my favourite food When the world is open again, I’d love to return ⛵️ #wanderlustwednesday . . @lorrainecrightonsmith @vickyjanesmith @cdiddydid @mmords22 @louisebarker #ThanksToTravel you…?

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Melissa Powell yearns for South Africa


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#ThanksToTravel I have been fortunate to explore so many beautiful places through work and in my personal life. This post is dedicated to South Africa, a country that is very close to my heart. It always has such a profound impact on me every time I visit – it has the warmest, friendliest people, the most incredible wildlife, delicious cuisine, spectacular scenery and a vibrant, colourful energy that you can’t find anywhere else. Here are a few of my favourite pics…. Can’t wait to see South Africa dancing again x I nominate you all to share your favourite #Thankstotravel memories, especially @rebeccaalton24 @rebecca.stock20 @frankielang87 @emmarowley13 x

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Kate Hutchins danced on dunes in Dubai


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Never taking travelling and seeing the world for granted again currently reminiscing on trips over the last year, so excited to continue making memories as soon as this is over #ThanksToTravel ❤️ I nominate @millyhobbs @lornaluxe @stephcurrrie to show your #ThanksToTravel @wearekomodo

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The Truffle team basked in the sun


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CAMPAIGN: The Truffle team’s contribution to the #thankstotravel campaign, hosted by our pals at @wearekomodo in appreciation to the travel industry. Here are some pics of us all basking in various sunny locations. For those in the travel industry, we’re sending good vibes your way and can’t wait for things to be back to normal. Currently working on some strategies to help out hospitality clients and we’ll share some advice to the industry shortly. Stay safe!

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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


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i’ve never been the type to take anything for granted, so #thankstotravel I was able to float amongst the clouds and see some of the world’s most amazing treasures ~ ⁣ ⁣ leave it to @wearekomodo to know how to spread the love and create a worldwide travel movement ~ today I ask you to join us in sharing your favorite travel memory, use hashtag #thankstotravel, then pass it on! ~ @roamingwithromie @traveljewels @travelwithmeko

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April Cernuschi roamed the world


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I feel so blessed to have so many amazing memories #thankstotravel which I’ve experienced with so many different people. Excited to continue making memories and explore the world I nominate @danjames14 @danieljharding @mollyreynolds._ @iamlewisnunn @flunkingmonkey @_carlytravels to post your best travel pics using the hashtag

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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


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#thankstotravel I’ve seen some of the most beautiful places in the world; mountains, beaches & deserts. I’ve visited wonders of the world, met people from all cultures & backgrounds & met my love at a temple in Myanmar. I’ll never take my access to travel for granted. • • • • Great campaign by @wearekomodo

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Shoshana Leaman went wild for wildlife


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Thanks for the nomination @annahernaman. #thankstotravel I have a clear obsession with wildlife …Use the hashtag and share your favourite memories and then re-tag your friends. Let’s all show our appreciation for the travel industry! You’re up next: @itskane_ @kaleleaman @sophiechanoch @jessicalbrill @jemimafairy @hellygolightly @amymichaela223

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Joe Ellyatt watched the sunset with friends


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Thanks to travel I’ve had a lifetime of unforgettable memories, started the business of my dreams with my best mates and met my beautiful girlfriend Not too shabby! #thankstotravel We are asking everyone to share their favourite travel memories from around the world to support the travel industry by adding #thankstotravel and tagging your travel buddies to pass it on. @tommybrady7 @adamcollard @joeylondonstyle

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Sean Byrne captured this awesome sight in Cappadocia, Turkey


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#ThanksToTravel I’ve been lucky enough to experience the most amazing adventures and I’ve met some of my friends for life. One of those adventures was this unforgettable #airballoon ride during #sunrise in #Cappadocia #Turkey. That is truly a moment I’ll never forget. I also met many people on that trip that I knew previously from Instagram and we’ve remained good friends ever since. #GoodTimes. What’s your #ThanksForTravel memories?

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Perrywinkle perched on the edge of the Trolltunga cliffs in Norway


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this backdrop is on some Jurassic Park type shit here’s me in Norway hitting a 28km / 14 hour hike ✈️ one of my all time favourite travel shots, probably tied with my Iceland Northern Lights pic ✨ this isolation helping me be grateful for all the epic travel I’ve managed to do in my life, and slow down and plan the next adventure. @tugs_ward x @pixpop x @vato show us one your favourite travel pics #ThanksToTravel #WeAreKomodo

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Emma B lived her best life in Bali & Dubai


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Was sooo looking forward to May as had 2 holidays booked Definitely won’t be taking travel for granted and excited to get planning for next year #thankstotravel Use the hashtag and share your favourite travel memories and tag 3 friends to pass it on ✈️ @bryonygammon @missscarlettjane @emilyburmaan (em I want your most impressive travel pic )

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