Travel Guides (TV series)

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Travel Guides
Travel Guides Logo.jpg
GenreTravel
Narrated byDenise Scott
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of series5
No. of episodes36
Production
Running time60 mins (including ads)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release14 February 2017 (2017-02-14) –
present

Travel Guides is an Australian travel series which premiered on the Nine Network on 14 February 2017.[1] The series follows groups of ordinary Australians who take on the job of travel critics who experience the same week-long international and domestic holidays, and review the same accommodation, cuisine, and local sights.[2][3]

The series is based on a similar programme of the same name made by UK production company Studio Lambert in 2015.

In May 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.[4] In October 2017, the series second season was officially confirmed at Nine's upfronts with three travel guide groups from the first season set to return.[5] The second season premiered on 29 January 2018.[6]

In March 2018, a casting call went out for new groups to become part of the third season for 2019.[7] The third season premiered on 5 February 2019.[8]

In October 2019, the series was officially renewed for a fourth season at Nine's upfronts.[9] The fourth season was set to air in early 2020, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was delayed and aired on 26 January 2021.[10]

In September 2021, the series was officially renewed for a fifth season at Nine's upfronts. The fifth season premiered on 30 March 2022.[11][12]

Travel Guides, won the Logie Award for Most Popular Lifestyle Program in 2022

Travellers[edit]

Traveller/Group Series Duration Occupation(s) Hometown
Mark, Cathy, Victoria & Jonathan
(Fren Family)
Season 1–present Restaurateurs Newcastle, NSW
Kevin & Janetta Season 1–present Retired couple Maldon, Vic
Mel & Stack Season 1–present Cowgirls Baddaginnie, Vic & Gunnedah, NSW
Kev, Dorian & Teng Season 2–present Best friends Melbourne, Vic
Matt & Brett Season 4-present Couple Newcastle, NSW
Deepesh & Sage Season 3 Married Couple Melbourne, Vic
Taash & Mads Season 2 Psychologist & nurse
Chrissy, Mon & Cath Season 1 Flight Attendants Unknown (Various)
Matt & Monni Season 1 Backpackers Sunshine Coast, Qld
Sam, Jo,
Dean & Robbie
(Rifai Family)
Season 1 Business Owners Sydney, NSW

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1714 February 2017 (2017-02-14)28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
2829 January 2018 (2018-01-29)26 March 2018 (2018-03-26)
395 February 2019 (2019-02-05)2 April 2019 (2019-04-02)
41226 January 2021 (2021-01-26)23 June 2021 (2021-06-23)
5TBA30 March 2022 (2022-03-30)TBA

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAUS viewers
11"Tokyo"14 February 2017 (2017-02-14)625,000[13]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
22"Phuket"21 February 2017 (2017-02-21)642,000[14]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
33"Queenstown, New Zealand"28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)621,000[15]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
44"Oman"7 March 2017 (2017-03-07)665,000[16]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
55"Top End"14 March 2017 (2017-03-14)706,000[17]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
66"South Pacific Cruise"21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)762,000[18]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:
77"Gold Coast"28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)760,000[19]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath:
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Matt & Monni:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Rifai Family:

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAUS viewers
81"Bologna"29 January 2018 (2018-01-29)709,000[20]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
92"Bali"5 February 2018 (2018-02-05)703,000[21]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
103"Wanaka"19 February 2018 (2018-02-19)705,000[22]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
114"South Africa"26 February 2018 (2018-02-26)771,000[23]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
125"Vietnam"5 March 2018 (2018-03-05)788,000[24]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
136"Tropical North Queensland"12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)754,000[25]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
147"Sri Lanka"19 March 2018 (2018-03-19)918,000[26]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:
158"Western Australia"26 March 2018 (2018-03-26)762,000[27]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Taash & Mads:

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAUS viewers
161"Hawaii"5 February 2019 (2019-02-05)828,000[28]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
172"European Cruise"12 February 2019 (2019-02-12)777,000[29]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
183"Taiwan"19 February 2019 (2019-02-19)842,000[30]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
194"Argentina"26 February 2019 (2019-02-26)847,000[31]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
205"India"5 March 2019 (2019-03-05)858,000[32]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
216"South Australia Foodie Tour"12 March 2019 (2019-03-12)894,000[33]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
227"The Philippines"19 March 2019 (2019-03-19)884,000[34]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
238"Israel"26 March 2019 (2019-03-26)1,022,000[35]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:
249"Canberra"2 April 2019 (2019-04-02)970,000[36]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Deepesh & Sage:

Season 4 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAUS viewers
251"Byron Bay"26 January 2021 (2021-01-26)666,000[37]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
262"Red Centre"27 January 2021 (2021-01-27)742,000[38]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
273"Whitsundays"2 February 2021 (2021-02-02)728,000[39]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
284"Tasmania"3 February 2021 (2021-02-03)700,000[40]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
295"Greece"28 April 2021 (2021-04-28)774,000[41]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
306"Mauritius"3 May 2021 (2021-05-03)748,000[42]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
317"Vietnam"/"Cambodia"12 May 2021 (2021-05-12)745,000[43]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
328"South Australia"19 May 2021 (2021-05-19)717,000[44]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
339"Turkey"26 May 2021 (2021-05-26)763,000[45]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
3410"Mexico"2 June 2021 (2021-06-02)770,000[46]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
3511"Kimberley"16 June 2021 (2021-06-16)741,000[47]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
3612"South Korea"23 June 2021 (2021-06-23)820,000[48]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:

Season 5 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAUS viewers
371"Texas"30 March 2022 (2022-03-30)626,000[49][50][a]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
382"Louisiana"6 April 2022 (2022-04-06)727,000[53]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
393"Sunshine Coast"13 April 2022 (2022-04-13)665,000[54]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
404"Perth"27 April 2022 (2022-04-27)613,000[55]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
415"Flinders Ranges"5 May 2022 (2022-05-05)578,000[56]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
426"Brisbane"11 May 2022 (2022-05-11)618,000[57]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
437"Sydney"17 May 2022 (2022-05-17)554,000[58]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:
448"Great Ocean Road"18 May 2022 (2022-05-18)593,000[59]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family:
  • Kevin & Janetta:
  • Mel & Stack:
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng:
  • Matt & Brett:

Notes

  1. ^ This episode did not air until 5 April 2022 in Victoria, due to coverage of the Memorial Service of Shane Warne.[51][52] The viewership number is the combination of both airings.

International broadcast[edit]

In Israel, the show is broadcast on Arutz HaTiyulim via both yes and HOT subscription television services.

In New Zealand, the show is broadcast on TVNZ 2, and is available via the TVNZ OnDemand streaming platform.[60] TVNZ also broadcast a local version of the show, Travel Guides NZ, which featured New Zealanders travelling domestically in 2021.[61]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airdate: Travel Guides". TV Tonight. 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Upfronts 2017: Nine's Highlights". TV Tonight. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Nine in 2017". Nine Entertainment Co. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Auditions: Travel Guides". TV Tonight. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Renewals underpin Nine's 2018 Slate". TV Tonight. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Returning: Travel Guides". TV Tonight. 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Auditions: Travel Guides 2019". TV Tonight. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Returning: Travel Guides 2019". TV Tonight. 26 January 2019. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Upfronts 2020: Nine: Informer 3838, Halifax, returning reality juggernauts". TV Tonight. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ Knox, David (2 September 2020). "Travel Guides pushed out to 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  11. ^ Knox, David (15 September 2021). "Upfronts 2022: Nine". TV Tonight. TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  12. ^ Molk, Steve (15 September 2021). "UPFRONTS: NINE in 2022 #NineUpfront". TV Black Box. TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  13. ^ Knox, David (26 February 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 14 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  14. ^ Knox, David (4 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 21 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  15. ^ Knox, David (11 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 28 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  16. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 7 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  17. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 14 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  18. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 21 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  19. ^ Knox, David (7 April 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 28 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  20. ^ Knox, David (7 February 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 29 January 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  21. ^ Knox, David (13 February 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 5 February 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  22. ^ Knox, David (3 March 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 19 February 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  23. ^ Knox, David (10 March 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 26 February 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  24. ^ Knox, David (14 March 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 5 March 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  25. ^ Knox, David (24 March 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 12 March 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  26. ^ Knox, David (2 April 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 19 March 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  27. ^ Knox, David (8 April 2018). "Timeshifted: Monday 26 March 2018". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  28. ^ Knox, David (16 February 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 5 February 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  29. ^ Knox, David (22 February 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 12 February 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  30. ^ Knox, David (2 March 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 19 February 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  31. ^ Knox, David (13 March 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 26 February 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  32. ^ Knox, David (16 March 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 5 March 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  33. ^ Knox, David (23 March 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 12 March 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  34. ^ Knox, David (29 March 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 19 March 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  35. ^ Knox, David (6 April 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 26 March 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  36. ^ Knox, David (12 April 2019). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 2 April 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  37. ^ Knox, David (9 February 2021). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 26 January 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  38. ^ Knox, David (9 February 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 27 January 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  39. ^ Knox, David (13 February 2021). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 2 February 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  40. ^ Knox, David (13 February 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 3 February 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  41. ^ Knox, David (7 May 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 28 April 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  42. ^ Knox, David (14 May 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 5 May 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  43. ^ Knox, David (21 May 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 12 May 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  44. ^ Knox, David (28 May 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 19 May 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  45. ^ Knox, David (4 June 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 26 May 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  46. ^ Knox, David (11 June 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 2 June 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  47. ^ Knox, David (17 June 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 16 June 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  48. ^ Knox, David (24 June 2021). "Timeshifted: Wednesday 23 June 2021". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  49. ^ Knox, David (31 March 2022). "Wednesday 30 March 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  50. ^ Knox, David (6 April 2022). "A very doggy Tuesday". TV Tonight. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  51. ^ Knox, David (29 March 2022). "Returning: Travel Guides". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  52. ^ Knox, David (1 April 2022). "Inside the Mind of Freddie Mercury". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  53. ^ Knox, David (7 April 2022). "Wednesday 6 April 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  54. ^ Knox, David (14 April 2022). "Wednesday 13 April 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 April 2022.
  55. ^ Knox, David (28 April 2022). "Wednesday 27 April 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  56. ^ Knox, David (5 May 2022). "Wednesday 4 May 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  57. ^ Knox, David (12 May 2022). "Wednesday 11 May 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  58. ^ Knox, David (18 May 2022). "Tuesday 17 May 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  59. ^ Knox, David (18 May 2022). "Wednesday 18 May 2022". TV Tonight. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  60. ^ "Travel Guides". TVNZ OnDemand. Retrieved 7 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  61. ^ Downes, Siobhan (10 February 2021). "Travel Guides NZ to reveal what Kiwis really think of domestic holidays". Stuff. Retrieved 7 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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