Travel video rules: The future of travel shows and content
Emerging technologies, a turn towards more authentic travel, and new ways of experiencing the world around us will change the travel show.
NB: Kerrin Sheldon is co-founder of Humanity.TV.
The Travel Channel is one of the major brands facing an unknown fate of late, so perhaps now is a good time to reflect on the state of travel shows and the one channel that has truly held the travel name.
Background: with the passing of Robert P Scripps and the subsequent dissolution of the Edward W Scripps Trust, the programming future of Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel, is looking quite uncertain.