Social media has been a reliable source of information for years. Thanks to people like Yazan Al Koudsi, it continues to be a good source for reliable and fact-checked information. Yazan’s journey as a social media personality and lifestyle influencer began a little more than six years ago. Today, his social media presence has grown to more than 160,000 followers on Instagram, and in the last year, he gained 120,000 followers on TikTok. Zizotravel gained prominence with his event coverage and new restaurant reviews in Chicago. He became well-known for his reviews and was soon traveling to different countries to cover different social events and locations.
Yazan had the social life coming from him right from his days as a flight attendant in Dubai, which he did for five years. He also acquired formal education in Syria, studying Business Administration and Marketing. His love for travel and luxury has taken him through different careers ranging from real estate, restaurant review and food review. He worked as a real estate agent briefly in Chicago before taking his lifestyle influencing full-time. In 2017, he won the Dubai Award for the best food coverage during the Islamic month of Ramadan for covering the most luxurious places for “IFTAR” throughout the 30 days of the month.
Many people have found his videos and recommendations helpful, and Yazan himself has collaborated with various luxury resorts worldwide to review and recommend them. He’s also well-plugged into the entertainment and events in Chicago; so, he’s always sharing information about event news and restaurants in Chicago. Currently, he’s doing full coverage of Chicago restaurants, giving him more than enough traction because it’s the first-of-its-kind in the city. His primary audience entails people who enjoy going out, discovering new events and places and living a healthy/happy lifestyle.
His Instagram has more than a million reels/video views, and he has more than 3 million likes on his TikTok videos. He has also delved into comedy skits that have garnered more than 200 million views and made him go viral more than 50 times in the last year. Talking about his work on his social media pages, he says, “I always bring new ideas and coverage no one did before to life in Chicago city. I am super active on social media on my Instagram and TikTok to give people the best experience they deserve.”
Building Zizotravel into the notable brand it is today came from his love to spread happiness and show people there are numerous ways to have fun and enjoy life better. “I have been to many places and seen tons of beautiful things. I chose to share my knowledge with as many as possible so they can go out to experience them too,” he says. His goal is to grow his influence and focus more on getting people to experience good things. He also plans to revive his real estate business and help people find their dream homes.