Many people have dreams of seeing the world. COVID-19 lockdowns aside, the world has become smaller through the power of air travel and digital media. As people look forward to visiting Instagrammable spots, eating exquisite food, and experiencing new cultures once borders open again, Zizotravel is getting people excited once again about the thought of traveling.
Yazan Al Koudsi, also known as Zizotravel, is a lifestyle and travel influencer from Chicago, Illinois, who has built a solid following on Instagram and TikTok. Before his socials blew up and went viral, he worked as a Dubai-based flight attendant. Yazan has traveled to more than seventy countries and worked with over five hundred brands and collaborations. He’s also currently planning to start a career in real estate after picking up a broker’s license.
Since he started his influencer journey, Zizotravel has now gathered over 250,000 followers across his social media channels. He has 152,000 plus followers on Instagram and another 90,000 followers on the latest social media craze, TikTok. Yazan picked up a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Syria before moving to Dubai to fulfill his dream of becoming an air travel professional and travel the world. He worked for Fly Dubai for five years.
In 2018, Yazan Al Koudsi moved to Chicago, where his social media influencer career grew by significant leaps and bounds. He started working on collaborations with event organizers and local business owners all over the city. It was around that time that he began to post content on TikTok by creating funny skits that would gather engagement from people worldwide. Today, his posts have reached over 20 million likes on the short-form video social platform.
What motivated Yazan to create his brand is his love for travel and experiencing new cultures. He loves discovering new events and different dining experiences. Zizotravel hopes to share his passion for travel with others and create in others a desire to experience the world through travel. His love for adventure is contagious as many of his followers continue to follow his content. Even today, with the world still on strict travel protocols, Yazan continues to share various experiences across Chicago and Illinois areas.
Yazan Al Koudsi has partnered with many international brands throughout his influencer career. He’s worked with over 500 restaurants in Dubai and Chicago and over 100 luxury hotels worldwide. Zizotravel has also created agreements with 15 tourism boards worldwide and eight airline companies.
Today, Yazan hopes to continue growing his social media following by creating more high-value content for his existing and upcoming followers. He hopes that his platform would inspire others and encourage them to see the world for themselves. “I see myself as a good role model for people who wanna have a happy lifestyle and spread good energy,” shares Zizotravel.
To this day, even with hundreds of thousands of followers and thousands of DMs, Yazan takes time to respond to comments and questions, sharing insight, advice, and good vibes with all of his followers.