Travchat was started in mid 2015 by Saxon Templeman and 30 Summers as a chat designed specifically for people living in the Australia/New Zealand time zones as the online chats always seemed to fall between midnight and 8am and they couldn’t join in.  Rather than moan about the lack of places to share their tips and information they decided to create their own chat space. Travchat was born.  Well almost, it was originally called #ANZtravelchat (Australia & New Zealand Travel Chat) but got shortened to #Travchat as it was a bit of a mouthful. So on 20 May 2015 it was launched out into cyberspace.

The chat grew but crazily most of the traffic was coming from Europe so in January 2016 #ANZtravelchat morphed into #travchat.

#Travchat has now shifted continents~and hemispheres as it now has a new home in the UK with GlobalGrapevine.  We hope to not just nurture it but ensure that it grows and blossoms and we think that #Travchat couldn’t be in a better pair of hands but we are a bit biased


How #Travchat works.


Each week there will be different topics.

Some weeks there may also be other Guest Hosts or Topic Experts for specific chats.

Each week we will pose six questions which we’ll post here the day before the chat and will be tweeted at intervals during the chat.

To join the conversation simply use the Hashtag #Travchat and share your feedback, observations, photos and comments. These will then appear in the Chat stream.

Each of our six questions will be tweeted out with the prefix: Q1, Q2… Q6 etc. To answer simply begin your tweet with A1, A2… A6 etc.

Click this link to find out what time 1030am (GMT) Wednesday is in your city.

  • LON – 1030am (Wed)
  • SYD – 730pm (Wed)
  • HKG – 530pm (Wed)


So, anyone who is up for a catch up with possibly the friendliest gang on twitter come and say ‘Hi’ and join the best conversation and share your good~and not so good travellers tales.

We chat for about an hour officially although we aim to hang around much of the day and chat longer.

We’d love to hear what you have to say, hear about your experiences and maybe see a few of your photos.

Come and join us and join in~we’d love to meet you!


Any questions? Just get in touch here.

And if you get tired waiting for Wednesdays just drop by our #Travchat Facebook Group. Come join in the conversation and community on Facebook between our chats.  Looking forward to it already!

This week on #Travchat.




Airports and Airline

Q1 Are you a carry-on champion? Any tips to avoid having to check-in bags? What essentials are always in your cabin bag? #Travchat

Q2  How important are Frequent Flyer Points and ‘Alliances’ in influencing which airlines you travel with? Any favourites? #Travchat

Q3 Everyone has a tale-to-tell from flying around the globe. What have you seen that was funny, quirky, odd etc… on your travels?  #Travchat

Q4 Which airport in the world is your favourite? Consider amenities, location, transport to & from, artwork.  Oh, and which is the worst? #Travchat

Q5 It’s never been cheaper to fly., but what are the pitfalls travellers should watch out for with budget airlines? #Travchat

Q6 Finally, which is your favourite airline to fly with?  Which is the one that you would choose every time if you could?  #Travchat