Travel Guides (TV series)

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Travel Guides
Travel Guides Logo.jpg
GenreTravel
Narrated byDenise Scott
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes15 (List of episodes)
Production
Production location(s)see below
Running time60 mins (including ads)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format
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 six 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 Fren family confirmed in an interview that they will be returning for the shows third season in 2019.

Travellers[edit]

Traveller/Group Series Duration Occupation(s) Hometown
Mark, Cathy, Victoria & Jonathan
(Fren Family)
Season 1- Bargain hunters & restaurateurs Newcastle, NSW
Kevin & Janetta Season 1- Retired Maldon, Victoria
Mel & Stack Season 1- Cowgirls Baddaginnie, Victoria & Gunnedah, New South Wales
Kev, Dorian & Teng Season 2 Target Boys/Uni Students Melbourne
Taash & Mads Season 2 Psychologist & nurse Unknown
Chrissy, Mon & Cath Season 1 Flight Attendants Unknown (Various)
Matt & Monni Season 1 Hippie Backpackers Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Sam, Jo,
Dean & Robbie
(Rifai Family)
Season 1 Business Owners' Canterbury, New South Wales

Series Details[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 7 14 February 2017 (2017-02-14) 28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)
2 8 29 January 2018 (2018-01-29) 26 March 2018 (2018-03-26)

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
11"Tokyo"14 February 2017 (2017-02-14)625,000[8]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 4/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 2/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 1.5/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 3/5 stars
22"Phuket"21 February 2017 (2017-02-21)642,000[9]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 4/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 3/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 2.5/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 3.5/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 2/5 stars
33"Queenstown, New Zealand"28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)621,000[10]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 5/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 4/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 2.5/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 5/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 5/5 stars
44"Oman"7 March 2017 (2017-03-07)665,000[11]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 5/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4.5/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 4/5 stars
55"Top End"14 March 2017 (2017-03-14)706,000[12]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 4/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 3/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 1/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 5/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 3/5 stars
66"South Pacific Cruise"21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)762,000[13]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 3/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 3.5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 3/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 3.5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 2.5/5 stars
77"Gold Coast"28 March 2017 (2017-03-28)760,000[14]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Chrissy, Mon & Cath: 4/5 stars
  • Fren Family: 4/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 3.5/5 stars
  • Matt & Monni: 3/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Rifai Family: 4/5 stars

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
81"Bologna"29 January 2018 (2018-01-29)709,000[15]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 3.5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4.5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 3/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 4/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 4/5 stars
92"Bali"5 February 2018 (2018-02-05)703,000[16]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 4.5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 3.5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 4/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 5/5 stars
103"Wanaka"19 February 2018 (2018-02-19)705,000[17]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 4/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 3/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 2/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 4/5 stars
114"South Africa"26 February 2018 (2018-02-26)771,000[18]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 4.5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 5/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 5/5 stars
125"Vietnam"5 March 2018 (2018-03-05)788,000[19]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 4/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 3/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 5/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 5/5 stars
136"Tropical North Queensland"12 March 2018 (2018-03-12)754,000[20]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 4/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 5/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 3.5/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 3.5/5 stars
147"Sri Lanka"19 March 2018 (2018-03-19)918,000[21]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 5/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 4.5/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 4/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 3/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 4.5/5 stars
158"Western Australia"26 March 2018 (2018-03-26)762,000[22]
Destination Experience Rating (out of 5)
  • Fren Family: 3/5 stars
  • Kevin & Janetta: 1/5 stars
  • Mel & Stack: 5/5 stars
  • Kev, Dorian & Teng: 2.5/5 stars
  • Taash & Mads: 3.5/5 stars

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. ^ Knox, David (26 February 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 14 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  9. ^ Knox, David (4 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 21 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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  11. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 7 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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  13. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 21 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  14. ^ Knox, David (7 April 2017). "Timeshifted: Tuesday 28 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
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