TRAVEL.RADIO TAKES OFF DESPITE THE PANDEMIC
Travel.Radio has really taken off during the pandemic – despite unprecedented restrictions on holidays.
CEO Debbie Henley puts the success of the station down to the fact that people just want a bit of escapism and positivity, Travel.Radio provides a platform for industry news and chat as well as 24-hour music.
“We are growing and attracting some of the top names in the business and beyond. We have had so much positive feed-back from listeners all over the world it’s clear the radio station came along just at the right time” she says.
Since its launch in October last year Travel.Radio has attracted new presenters from the travel world including Paul Charles, a former BBC presenter and reporter and creator of specialist travel PR consultancy The PC Agency, Andy Harmer, Director of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA ) UK & Ireland and Brian Young, Managing Director of G Adventures.
Guests have included celebrities like Eamonn Holmes, Lorraine Kelly, Ross King and Sherrie Hewson, CEOs Paavo Virkkunen, Visit Finland, Topi Manner, Finnair, Derek Jones, Kuoni, Clive Wratten, BTA and Abby Penston, Focus Travel and industry experts like Bernie Carter, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Oceania Cruises, John Franklin MBE, Head of Safety EASA and James Kirby of Island Vibes.
Travel journalist and consumer champion Simon Calder is the special guest on Paul Charles’s Flight Deck show this Sunday ahead of the Prime Minister’s long-awaited ‘Roadmap’ announcement on Monday.
Listening numbers have grown worldwide thanks to the ability to tune in online through the website www.travel.radio and on smart speakers and IOS Device.
More recently the station announced a free app for I-Phones and is shortly launching an android version.
Social media engagement is growing daily with over 1,000 followers now on Twitter and Instagram, and thanks to media partner Travel Weekly the travel trade have given their full support.
“We remain positive that the world will get back to normal in the not too distant future and people will be able to travel freely again but in the meantime we are uniting the industry over the airwaves,” says Debbie.
“The fact that we are attracting so many high profile guests and continuously adding to our original line-up of talented presenters is testament to the fact that we are here to stay and are recognised as the official radio station for the travel industry.”
February 18 2021