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By Xu Lin | China Daily | Updated: 2019-04-30 08:04

Liu Hongjia and Liu Yuxi use a drone to capture the moment when they are filming a vlog in Switzerland. [Photo by LIU HONGJIA/PEI CAI/FOR CHINA DAILY]

When it comes to creating a hit travel vlog, the personal touch is what makes all the difference, Xu Lin reports.

It's quite routine for Liu Hongjia and Liu Yuxi to post video blogs online about their travels around China and abroad, whether it's a romantic picnic under cherry-tree blossoms in Japan or a trip to an elegant coffeehouse in China.

The couple's beautifully edited travel vlogs are proving popular on such platforms as travel website Qyer, while their personal accounts on Sina Weibo jointly have more than 810,000 followers.

In this booming era of social media, more and more "media travelers" are joining their peers online in producing creative videos of their tourism experiences. And the growing popularity of short videos in China is a trend that's also encouraging ordinary tourists to follow suit.

"Filming a travel vlog is like making a documentary of your own, where you record beautiful scenery, interesting experiences and honest feelings," Liu Hongjia, 29, says.

"The essence is about personal experience. Like writing a composition, you have to observe things that touch you, even something as small as a withering flower. When you present a vlog, it's more like performing a solo cross-talk rather than delivering a lecture."

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