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Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath pioneered the Australian influencer industry. 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.
Additionally, Lauren is a 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. 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.
With a dedicated audience of close to half a million followers (440,000 at last count), she is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers but also a savvy social media consultant, who provides ongoing campaign management, consultancy and education to several major industry bodies. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change” category. She has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Daily News, News.com.au, 60 Minutes and Mashable, among many others.
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