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KARRYON TRAILBLAZING: We’re the #1 travel industry media channel (again!)

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Karryon has retained the #1 travel industry trade website spot in Amazon’s latest Alexa website rankings.

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Karryon has retained the #1 travel industry trade website spot in Amazon’s latest Alexa website rankings.

Amazon-owned Alexa rankings cover the majority of global websites and rank sites on quarterly traffic and activity, based on live results.

In the most up to date Alexa rankings, Karryon again came out on top amongst the Australian travel industry trade media, which also placed us impressively in the top 5000 websites in Australia.

Amazon Alexa Rankings April 2019

Not that we’re one for big noting, but credit where credit’s due here…

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS! AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO YOU, our fantastic industry legends and travel community who continually read and support us.

“We’re so proud to be recognised again as the #1 influencers in the travel industry media space. This result is a testament to our amazing team and partners in collaboration with the wider travel industry community who continue to contribute and support us.”

Karryon Founder, Matt Leedham


Karryon also came out on top in the Social media rankings, with Karryon’s Facebook page;

  • Ranking #1 for fans at 32k
  • Reaching 1 million people per month globally (Trade and consumer)
  • Averaging 120k unique engagements per month (even beating the Daily Telegraph’s consumer travel title ‘Escape’ in the process).

Facebook rankings (April 2nd, 2019)

“When we started Karryon five years ago, we set out to colourfully change what I felt at the time was a dull travel media landscape. Our mission has always been to give back, connect and celebrate all that’s great about the travel industry and why we all love working in it, while educating, inspiring and entertaining along the way.”

“We think that this is the best industry in the world so it’s wonderful to hear that our support for the industry and its many causes, diverse groups and individuals have made a difference. The fact that people constantly say ‘I love Karryon’ to us is the biggest compliment ever. We’re so grateful to the entire travel community for helping make Karryon what it is.”

Karryon Founder, Matt Leedham


So what’s next?

Travel to change the world

The coming months will see our ‘Karryon winning’ travel industry choice awards return for 2019 with a host of new categories.

We’ll also be launching our highly anticipated new consumer and trade responsible travel title – an initiative we started two years ago which has since become so popular that it’s about to become its own stand-alone business and publication.

More details on that very soon… In the meantime follow us on Instagram and use #traveltochangetheworld for all your shots!


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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER: ?? In December, we received a very special note from the @coralgardeners, an incredible group of school kids restoring coral gardens in their native #tahiti. 〰️ They let us know that they’d planted some new coral in our honour in Moorea and even gave us the exact co-ordinates and a certificate with a snap of our new adopted coral in the nursery. 〰️ ? Here’s a snap of the boys in action – Vaimana, Thibaud and Titouan fixing broken sections of corals onto the nursery, where they will grow until they are planted back into the reef three weeks later. 〰️❤️ These awesome young humans define themselves as “island kids, surfers, fishermen and free-divers”. Their aim is to restore parts of damaged coral reefs by transplanting broken coral fragments. What a bunch of legends. ? 〰️ Follow them @coralgardeners and help save their reef and travel to change the world in the process. 〰️ #savethereef #tahiti #moorea #frenchpolynesia #reef #ocean #photography #sealife #marine #photooftheday #beautiful #nature #corals #picoftheday #instagood #traveltochangetheworld #travel #karryontravel #tahititourisme #tahitilife #airnuigini #lovetahiti #wereallgoingtodie #responsibletravel #positivity

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Last year Karryon partnered with Chimu Adventures, Covermore Insurance and a host of agents and influential speakers for our hugely successful ‘Revolution Roadshows’ in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

The trailblazing roadshows were an opportunity for agents to connect in person (for free) plus share ideas and insights about all things responsible and sustainable tourism as well as create a forum for 150 agents at each event to share their pain points, thoughts and needs.

The 'Revolution Roadshow', Melbourne

The ‘Revolution Roadshow’, Melbourne

“We’ll do more ‘Revolution Roadshow’ type events in 2019 and are looking forward to working with agents and partners to create something meaningful and useful.”

Karryon Founder, Matt Leedham

The new Leedham Agency website

Lastly… Creative Content Marketing Agency for the travel industry, Leedham Creative will also be re-branded and re-launched in the coming months to showcase and grow the innovative marketing projects the business is already doing with many of the travel industry’s leading brands.

Six years into our business life, we feel like we’re still only just beginning, and we’re thrilled to have you along for the next chapter.

From all of us at Karryon… THANK YOU for your support.


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