Originally started by Saxon Templeman and 30 Summers #Travchat was created specifically for people living in the Australia/New Zealand time zones as the online chats always seemed to fall between midnight and 8 am when they were unable to join in. So on 20 May 2015 #ANZtravelchat was launched out into cyberspace.
The chat grew, but oddly most of the traffic was coming from Europe so in January 2016 #ANZtravelchat morphed into #tTravchat.
#Travchat has now shifted continents, hemispheres and owners 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 (the friendliest chat on Twitter), 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 – 10-30am (Wednesday)
- SYD – 9-30pm (Wednesday)
- HKG – 5-30pm (Wednesday)
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.
WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019
We decided that this week we’d chat about Adventure Travel and what it means to you all. We have been visiting The Adventure Travel Show in London for a number of years and love the buzz around this special event in our travel year. When speaking with @lethers he said that he felt that there was a huge difference between adventure travel and adventurous travel and he he’d be really interested to hear other peoples opinions on this.
The Adventure Travel Show at Olympia this weekend gives us all a chance to listen to fascinating talks from people who have done amazing feats of adventure and exploration and also to fathom out how to create our own trips as well as finding out about the exciting guided trips and tours that are available. We are really looking forward to it and if you happen to be around do give us a shoutout, we’d love to catch up with you.
And if you’ve no idea about the show, follow the link below and take a look see!
Q1 What does Adventure Travel mean to you? #Travchat
Q2 Can anyone travel adventurously? #Travchat
Q3 How do you find out about adventurous travel experiences? Travel shows/books/online? Twitter? #Travchat
Q4 Do you choose to travel independently and decide when/where/how or do you prefer to be part of an organised group? #Travchat
Q5 Can you be adventurous in your own country? #Travchat
Q6 Are you an adventurer or do you just travel with an adventurous heart? #Travchat