Leading the way in online travel video content
Our passion is creating video content that truly brings a destination to life for the viewer.
We believe the best way to do that is by ‘word of mouth’; sharing the first hand experiences of people who have actually been there, done it and have accumulated an awful lot of T-Shirts along the way. We call them our ‘gurus’ – travel writers and commentators – well travelled types who can not only share the benefit of their knowledge but who understand that it’s the destination, not them, that is the star of the show.
Digital production has come a long way since we started in the business over 25 years ago. Costs have fallen dramatically and footage quality just keeps getting better and better. travelguru.tv offers a completely flexible approach from solo shooting using just an iPhone through to full professional crew production. As well as creating unique content, we work closely with all our partners to maximise distribution. Our content appears on this site and on numerous social media platforms. It is also shared with trade and media distributors either in original or reversioned formats.
Meet the Gurus
As Chief Travel Correspondent of the Sunday Times (1988 – 2003), David has been voted Travel Writer of the Year three times. He has travelled extensively in more than 100 countries, written a number of travel guide books and is currently Travel Editor of Good Housekeeping as well as a busy freelance travel journalist contributing to the Sunday Times , Sunday Times Travel Magazine and many other national newspapers.
freelance travel journalist and presenter for many years, John was one of the founders and original reporters of the BBC’s Holiday programme when it was launched in 1969 and later co presented Thames Television’s Wish You Were Here…? . Since then he has made many contributions to BBC radio and national newspapers and is widely acknowledged as one of travel’s most experienced and respected commentators.
Paul has won a raft of awards for his travel journalism, travel books and TV presenting over the past 20 years. For most of the ‘90s he was Chief Travel Writer for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph and was also a presenter on BBC Holiday . He has been travel editor on magazines from Woman & Home to Cosmopolitan and his most recent television series was the 11-part Coastal Inspirations , which won the prestigious UK Guild of Travel Writers Best Travel Show award.
Award-winning American journalist, Kathy Arnold is our guru for North America, where her specialist regions include New England, Florida and Canada. A regular contributor to national newspapers and travel magazines, Kathy also enjoys writing about Europe and the UK, food, wine and small hotels. As well as co-authoring and editing a dozen guide books, she started her career as a broadcaster with the BBC. Long a resident of London, Kathy regularly recharges her batteries in North America.
As travel editor of Cosmopolitan, Cosmopolitan Bride and You & Your Wedding magazines, Amanda is our highly qualified 'Weddings & Honeymoons" guru. She has enjoyed a successful career as a travel writer and photographer for magazines, newspapers, trade press and travel related books. She also freelances for a wide range of titles inclding Caribbean World, Wedding Venues & Services and The Wedding Planner. Her travels have taken her all round the world from hip European cities to the wilds of the Galapagos and the islands of the Indian Ocean.
Cathy is the owner and Managing Director of travelguru.tv. Having worked in the travel industry for over 30 years, she has a wealth of experience and an enviable contacts book. Inspired by her travel writer father to embark on a career in the travel industry, she worked at Saga Holidays, Thomas Cook Faraway Holidays and Ocean Cruise Lines before setting up her own travel marketing and video production business in 1989. Since then, varied and numerous assignments have taken her all over the world.
Our Caribbean guru. Catherine's love affair with the Caribbean began in 1986, when she spent six months living in Nevis. Since then, she has worked and played throughout the region. She was European Manager of the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Chairman of the UK Caribbean Tourism Organisation before landing her dream job as Managing Director of the award-winning specialist tour operator, Caribtours. She left in 2005 to volunteer in post-Tsunami Sri Lanka - initially a short term plan that turned into a two year life changing experience. Since returning to the UK Catherine has settled in rural Dorset and is now running the highly successful 101Holidays websites.
Jane is a highly experienced editor, journalist and content provider. For the past few years she has been deputy editor of the prestigious British Airways High Life Magazine - a must read on a BA flight! In addition, during her freelance travel writing career Jane has worked for a variety of magazines, newspapers, websites and brands, from Conde Nast Traveller to The Observer and greentraveller.co.uk. Her specialities, aside from pure travel, include food, well-being, eco and lifestyle themes. So no surprise her latest project is a month in Thailand training to be a yoga instructor.