031 Exploring Travelpreneurship with Lauren Bath in the Age of the Gig Economy


In this episode,  Lauren Bath is a legend for many reasons. Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath pioneered the Australian influencer industry.

Firstly, she has an impressive client list, having worked with global destination marketing bodies including Tourism Australia, Switzerland Tourism, Tourism South Africa, Tourism New Zealand, Canadian Tourism Commission, Visit Finland, and Visit Dubai, as well as many major brands such as The Plaza New York, Travel Insurance Direct, VAIL Resorts, Olympus Australia, Intrepid Travel, Visa Australia, Australia Post, and Moët & Chandon.

Meanwhile, Lauren is also co-founder of “The Travel Bootcamp,” an inspirational event designed to teach people how to get paid to travel, and the creator of “Get Camera Confident,” an online photography course for beginners.

Most importantly, her charitable pursuits include running photography tours to Zimbabwe, supporting anti-poaching efforts and conservation, and raising awareness of the misuse of animals in tourism.

Likewise, with an online audience of close to half a million followers, she is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers but also a savvy social media consultant, educator, and public speaker.

In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change” category.

Lauren has been featured by Travel + Leisure, Daily News, News.com.au, 60 Minutes, and Mashable, among many others.

To sum up tune in, learn and be inspired by the best!

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