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 930am (GMT) Wednesday is in your city.
- LON – 930am (Wed)
- SYD – 830pm (Wed)
- HKG – 530pm (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.
This is our final chat for 2017. We’ll be back 10 January, 2018. Have a great Christmas and Festive Season break to all!
Q1 What City have you most enjoyed visiting in 2017? What made it so special & enjoyable? Got a pic to share? #travchat
Q2 Which has been the Airline you have most enjoyed flying with in 2017? Why? Got an airport you would like to nominate as your favourite? #travchat
Q3 What is your favourite Beach or Coastline that you visited in 2017. Why do you love it so much? Share a pic if you can 🙂 #travchat
Q4 Who do you recommend as the best travel agent, travel app or travel website you used this year. What makes them stand out from the competition? #travchat
Q5 Share with us your most memorable Travel ‘Experience’ from 2017. It can be anything travel related. Where were you and tell us a little about what happened. #travchat
Q6 Last Question for #Travchat in 2017. What is your ‘Must Visit/ Must See’ destination for 2018. Why is this your #1 for next year?