10 of the most popular travel videos of all time


Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube. áWe won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up post another time. áRemember, these are all official videos so you won’t find items such as the ‘Where the hell is Matt?’ videos which have collectively attracted tens of millions of views in their own right.

10. Visit Scotland (676,548 views)

9. Visit Costa Rica (720,379 views)

8. Tourism Ireland (739,488)

7. Canadian Tourism (764,785 views)

6. Canadian Tourism (1,001,969 views)

5. Peru Tourism Bureauá(1,164,091 views)

4.áTourism New Zealand (1,346,289 views)

3. Tourism Australia (1,395,680 views)

2. Visit Finland (1,558,665 views)

1.áTravel Alberta Canadaá(1,884,616 views)

Which are your favourites?

Comments (7)

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  1. Phil says:

    Tourism Victoria (Australia)’s “Play Melbourne” video is sitting on just over a million views – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-01Tgqy5OJM

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Phil… I knew we wouldn’t have spotted them all! I’ll start collating for a “10 more of the most popular travel videos of all time” blog post!

    If anyone knows of any others I’ve missed – with half a million or more views – then please post here.

    Thank you!

  3. Tommy says:

    Croatia has some 670.000 views with its Ode of Joy video:


  4. Paul Johnson says:

    Thank you, Tommy… we were aware of that one (we posted it here: http://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2013/03/30/ode-to-joy-from-the-croatian-tourist-board/ ) but it just missed the cut on our top 10, with the Visit Scotland ad having been viewed just a few more thousand times…

  5. Luke Powers says:

    Hi Paul.
    I really like this recent one advertising Holland. Its called “Holland. The Original Cool.” It has 910 000 views so far, and that’s after only a month online!


  6. Paul Johnson says:

    Another great call, Luke… thanks for that!

  7. Nancy Smith says:

    Thank you for recognizing Travel Alberta. We are thrilled with this recognition and honored to be amongst the competition from these countries.

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