Travel Channel's brand begins with a bold, singular idea connecting people to the power and joy of human journeys that inspire, surprise and entertain. It's a place for consumers to experience great storytelling, shared human connections, and engaging talent that celebrate the surprising encounters that happen right here and right now.The Travel Channel personality is authentic, inquisitive, surprising and fun. It's open-eyed and open-minded, living in the moment, and finding surprises where others might not see them. It's about embracing the journey and realizing that life is a trip, authentic and real. Consumers don't just come to find out about a destination, but to experience amazing moments. Travel Here!
Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and the network is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes. Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country, is the manager and general partner.
Parent Company: Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI)
Broadcast Hours: 9 AM to 3 AM ET
Launch Date: February 1, 1987
Subscribers: 95 million (Nielsen Universe Estimate, August 2009)
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Travel Channel is proud to help provide travel opportunities for students who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources to travel. In 2011, we supported Global Explorers, a nonprofit organization, and the American Youth Leadership Program with Cambodia, an initiative of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Programs Division.
Through this program, Travel Channel helped educate 30 students and 5 educators as they prepared to travel to Cambodia in June 2011. Students got the chance to immerse themselves in Cambodia’s vibrant and resilient culture, while also focusing on the environmental conservation and climate-change issues. The pre-travel curriculum included a journalism workshop hosted by Travel Channel. In this workshop, the students received donated Flip cameras and learned how to share the lessons they learned from their experiences abroad.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I get Travel Channel in high-definition (HD)?
Please contact your local cable or telecommunications provider to see if Travel Channel HD is available in your area. Learn more.
2. How do I obtain information on career opportunities or internships with Travel Channel?
Please visit our corporate careers website for a list of current opportunities with Travel Channel.
3. How do I submit an idea for a show or series?
For legal reasons, Travel Channel cannot accept unsolicited ideas or material, and any unsolicited ideas, pitches or material will be returned or discarded unread. Travel Channel only accepts proposals from established production companies who have previously discussed their idea with a network development representative and been asked to submit a summary of the idea or who have received an RFP.
4. I am interested in hosting a program; whom should I contact?
All of our programs are created, filmed and submitted by independent production companies and/or agents that are responsible for selecting the participants on our programs. If you are interested in becoming Travel Channel talent, then please align with a production company or agent in order to submit to us.
5. How do I contact Travel Channel?
All comments should be submitted electronically. Contact Us.
6. Where can I obtain closed-captioning information?
TravelChannel.com provides viewers with a weekly TV schedule. On the schedule, a "CC" symbol is listed alongside the parental rating for the show, which indicates that it is closed-captioned.
7. I do not currently get the Travel Channel, what should I do?
Please contact your local cable or telecommunications provider to find out if Travel Channel is available in your area.
8. I am writing a high school/college paper about Travel Channel. How can I request interviews with talent?
Due to the volume of requests that we receive and our production schedules we are unable to facilitate interview requests.
9. How do I contact talent?
Please submit any comments electronically. Contact Us.
10. How do I request a press interview with executives or talent?
Please submit your request here.
11. How do I request a talent appearance or keynote speech at an event?
Speaking engagements typically require first-class round-trip airfare, transportation and hotel accommodations, as well as a talent appearance fee that is based on production schedules, other business commitments and the nature of the request. Please take this into consideration when preparing your submission.
12. Where can I buy DVDs of programs and/or Travel Channel merchandise?
Some of our Travel Channel programs can be purchased on iTunes, or on DVD at Amazon.com and/or at some large retailers (Best Buy, Target and Barnes Noble).Purchase Travel Channel merchandise here.Additional Travel Channel content can also be found on our YouTube channel and on most cable VOD systems. As we roll our content out on other digital platforms, we'll update this site to reflect additional content partners.Unfortunately, not all of our programming is available for purchase or download, so please check our TV Schedule for upcoming broadcast information.
13. I'm interested in soliciting a donation from Travel Channel for a project or charitable event.
Travel Channel cannot provide donations for individual requests. Our charitable/philanthropic activities take place at a corporate level.
14. I want to challenge some factual information in a program.
Please Contact Us to submit your challenge, and we will research your claim and respond if appropriate.