Travchat. The Idea.
In mid 2015 we had an idea about starting a Twitter Travel Chat that was specifically designed for Australian time zone. Up until then the vast majority of Travel Chats fell between midnight – 8am Australian time.
So rather than moan about the lack of a suitable chat for Aussies & Kiwis we decided to address the problem. On May 20th, 2015 #ANZtravelchat (Australia & New Zealand Travel Chat) was born.
ANZtravelchat morphs into Travchat in January 2016.
Pleasingly throughout 2015 our community and chat participation grew and grew. It became clear that much of the growth for the chat was coming from Europe and the United Kingdom. Clearly the #ANZ prefix didn’t really mean too much to our community in these regions.
So thus, in January 2016, #Travchat was introduced. Still at a great time for Australians but now with a shorter hashtag and a global community. 🙂
How Travchat works.
Founded & hosted by @30_Summers the topics alternate each week. There may also be other Guest Hosts or Topic Experts for specific chats. The six questions for each Travel Chat can be found on this page the day of the chat and will be Tweeted out 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 10am (GMT) Wednesday is in your city.
- LON – 10am (Wed)
- SYD – 7pm (Wed)
- HKG – 5pm (Wed)
So calling all travellers, bloggers, industry-experts, travel-photographers in fact any travel-tragic (like us) please come and say ‘Hi’ and join the conversation. We chat for about an hour (officially) although chatters are welcome to, and often do, stay and chat longer.
We’d love to hear your opinions, benefit from your expertise and see your photos.
Questions? Contact Us.
Check out one of our chats ‘in action’ with this review of Travchat by Twitter themselves.
TIRED OF WAITING FOR WEDNESDAYS? Drop by our Travchat Facebook Group. Come join in the conversation, activity threads and community over on Facebook in between chats.
This week on Travchat.
Q1 Are you a ‘Carry-On’ Champion? Any tips to avoid having to check-in bags? What essentials are always in ur cabin bag? #travchat
Q2 How important are F/F Points and ‘Alliances’ in influencing which airlines you travel with? Who are you with? #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? (Keep it G-rated pls) #travchat
Q4 Which airport in the world is your #1 fav? Consider amenities, location, transport to & from etc. Got a runner-up? #travchat
Q5 It’s never been cheaper to fly. But what are the pitfalls novice travellers should watch out for with budget airlines? #travchat
Q6 Ok the BIG one. What’s your favourite airline to fly with. The one you would choose every time, if you could. Go!! #travchat