How to Start a Travel YouTube Channel (Do THIS First)

So you’ve decided you want to start a travel YouTube channel. You’re not exactly sure where to start, but that’s why you’re here.

In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps that you need to take to get your new travel YouTube channel off the ground.

We’ll give you the 7 steps to begin creating content, building a following, and promoting your channel.

So what are you waiting for? Start reading below!

Filming with Kerala Tourism Board in India for my YouTube channel

Choose a Name For Your Channel

When starting a YouTube channel, it can be tempting to spend hours agonizing over the perfect name. However, it’s important to remember that you can always change your channel name later on.

In the beginning, it’s WAY more important to focus on creating great content.

With that said, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a name for your YouTube channel.

First, consider your niche. If you plan on making videos about a specific topic, it can be helpful to include that in your channel name. For example, if you’re a travel vlogger, you might choose a name like “Budget Backpacker” or “Luxury Traveler.”

The only issue with this is that you might ‘pinhole’ yourself into only making certain content. For example, it might be difficult for ‘Budget Backpacker‘ to create a vlog about luxury travel.

This is why some people choose to use their own name instead, which can be a great option if you eventually want to branch out into other topics. For example, for my first channel I chose ‘The Life of Jord’.

Ultimately, the best way to choose a name for your YouTube channel is to go with whatever feels right for you.

I chose ‘The Life of Jord’ as my name – not niche specific but personal to me

Pick a Niche for Your YouTube Channel

It can be tough to figure out what kind of niche you want your YouTube channel to fall into.

There are already so many channels out there, and it can feel like everything has been covered already. But the most important thing is to choose something you’re passionate about.

Once you’ve found your niche, try focusing on an aspect of that niche that you think maybe hasn’t been covered so far on YouTube – or something that you can cover better!

Having a niche will help you attract viewers who are interested in what you have to say, and it will make it easier for you to come up with content ideas.

So if you’re feeling stuck, just ask yourself what it is that you like talking about – and go from there!

For example, you could choose the travel food niche

Create a Channel Trailer and post it on YouTube

So, you’ve picked a niche for your YouTube channel… congratulations!

One of the next steps is to create a channel trailer.

This is a short (usually around 1 minute) video that gives viewers an idea of what your channel is about and what kind of content they can expect to see. It’s a great way to introduce yourself and your channel, so don’t be afraid to be creative and have fun with it!

One thing to keep in mind is that quality isn’t massively important at this stage – you can always change and update your channel trailer later on. Just focus on talking to the camera and explaining what your channel is all about.

Be sure to inject some of your personality into it too – viewers want to see the real you, not just a polished version of yourself.

Once you’ve created your channel trailer, it’s time to start uploading content!

Practice makes perfect, so the more videos you upload, the better you’ll become at creating engaging content that people will want to watch.

For example, the channel trailer for my 2nd YouTube Channel ‘Creative Money’

Start Creating Videos – make sure they’re interesting and engaging to watch

The most important part of creating a successful YouTube channel is uploading videos on a regular basis.

It doesn’t matter if they’re perfect, the main thing is that you’re putting content out there for people to watch.

Over time, you’ll start to get a sense of what your viewers like and what kind of videos they respond to. Once you know that, you can start to work on making your videos more engaging.

Keep improving the quality of your content and eventually, you’ll start to see your channel grow.

In addition, make sure to use the newest and best editing software available to keep up the quality of your channel.

The most important thing is to be consistent and keep uploading new videos. Just keep going!

READ MORE: Starting a Travel YouTube Channel in 2022: Is It Too Late?

Some great advice on making engaging YouTube videos

Share Your Videos on Social Media and Other Online Platforms

If you’re like me and you’re this far in, you love making YouTube videos and sharing your creativity with the world.

But once you’ve made your video, how do you get people to watch it?

One way is to share it on other social media platforms. This can help you reach a whole new audience who might not have found your video otherwise. And don’t be afraid to ask people to share it too!

Another tip is to create smaller versions of your content that you can repurpose for other platforms. For example, you could make a short clip for Instagram or TikTok. This is a great way to grow your audience and get more people interested in your videos.

Finally, remember to find your tribe. There are other YouTubers out there who share your interests and who would be happy to promote your videos.

So reach out and make some connections!

By working together, you can help each other grow your audiences and reach even more people with your great content.

Another great video on repurposing your content

Engage with Viewers and Other Creators in the Travel Community

As a travel creator, it’s important to engage with your viewers and other creators in the travel community.

Answer comments, engage with people with similar interests and build a community around your channel.

There are often even travel creator meetups in your local area! This is a great way to connect with like-minded individuals and get tips and advice from others in the industry.

By engaging with the travel community, you’ll be able to learn from others and make connections that will help you in your travel YouTube career. There are great travel fairs such as World Travel Market or ITB.

READ MORE: How I Travel Continuously with YouTube – 5+ Years of Lessons

Me speaking as a YouTuber at the WTM Travel conference

Keep Uploading Videos and be Consisent

As a travel YouTuber, one of the most important things is to be consistent with your uploads. You never know which video is going to take off and get a ton of views, so it’s important to keep putting out new content regularly.

Whether that means uploading one video per week or two videos per week, find a schedule that works for you and stick to it.

At the same time, don’t sacrifice quality for quantity – make sure you’re taking the time to edit your videos and put out your best work.

If you can strike a balance between those two things, you’ll be on your way to success!

The most important thing is to keep uploading!

How to Start a Travel YouTube Channel in 2023?

In conclusion, there’s never been a better time to start a travel YouTube channel than right now!

Travel is a huge growing industry right now and there are plenty of opportunities for new travel YouTube channels.

Hopefully our guide gave you some useful information and the inspiration you need to start creating videos.

Here are our top tips to get your travel YouTube channel started:

  1. Choose a name for your travel channel
  2. Pick a niche
  3. Create a channel trailer and post it on YouTube
  4. Start creating videos – make sure they’re interesting and engaging to watch
  5. Share your videos on social media and other online platforms
  6. Engage with viewers and other creators in the travel community
  7. Keep making videos, and try to be consistent

Are you starting a new travel YouTube channel in 2023? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Mohamed Ali says:

    Hi, I’m Mohamed Ali and I’m want to start travel you tube channel soon, I really appreciate if you can share more your experiences with me, also I need to know do I need to register with you tube ? And how do I do that.

    Many Thanks

  2. Hi there if I’m based in one country but my niche is on another country, should I set my YouTube channel to be in the country I’m vlogging about? Will that be best for the algorithms and reach?

  3. Hiee..i wnt to start an youtube channel with travel vlogs..kindly advise few tips

  4. Hi Jordan,
    Thank you for creating this article. I just started a brand new faceless YouTube Travel Channel. After reading your article I realize that I need to create a trailer. I’ve done some travel in the past but my precious 90 year old mother lives with me now so we don’t get to travel much these days. So I’m doing the next best thing… I research places I’ve been or want to go and then I create videos about those destinations. Here’s a link to my channel if you want to have a look. https://www.youtube.com/@TravelCamel88

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