Friday, 3 Jul 2020

Coronavirus leaves travel social media influencers jobless, penniless

Kyle Mulinder is due to celebrate his ten year anniversary this October, as a successful full-time digital influencer in the travel industry.

As of this week, he has had all future work cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Every job in the foreseeable future has been cut,” says Mulinder, also known as Bare Kiwi through his blog and Instagram account. A GoPro, Ford NZ and Macpac brand ambassador, Mulinder shares curated photos and videos of him adventuring all over New Zealand – and the rest of the world – to his 64,200 Instagram followers and 56,000 fans on Facebook.

Some of his promotional jobs he had booked in the coming months included working with tourism agencies in California, Fiji and also Australia for bushfire relief, to help show New Zealanders that Australia was still open for business.

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