Globetrotter Television Limited is a UK based business, committed to providing the best travel and tourism programming to both online and broadcast viewers.
We work with the close co-operation of national and regional tourist boards, tourism organisations, travel partners and tourist attractions from around the world.
Our management team have a wide experience of both the broadcast and travel industries, and our award winning creative and production team are widely respected within those industries.
Whilst, in line with most broadcasters, we rely on advertising and sponsorship to fund our output, our programmes remain editorially independent, with the highest standards of quality and integrity.
Our commitment is to bring to the world all that global travel and tourism has to offer.
Meet the Team
John Plaskett has worked in television for over 17 years, originally a post-production specialist with a background in editing, design & motion effects. More recently John has worked as a producer…
In 2006 John was made ‘Head of Presentation’ for Sky Channels Life TV, Life 24 and Life Showcase. As a key member of the management team he was responsible for in-house advertising and channel promotions across the network, and worked closely with programme creation, acquisition and sales.
John now heads up the Globetrotter Television Team, bringing his extensive experience in broadcast management and his keen eye for entertainment, so that we always deliver programmes that will keep you wanting more.
With a media background stretching back three decades, Trevor Claringbold has a wonderfully diverse experience, and is responsible for the creation of our in-house programmes and features.
Of course, it is for travel journalism that Trevor is best known. He has travelled to more than 70 countries, and produced over 1000 features.
He has also won the Italian Tourist Board award for Best Article, and spoken as the international media representative at a United Nations World Tourism Organisation conference.
His industry knowledge, coupled with his broadcast experience, and ability to deliver the very best quality in all that he does, makes Trevor the perfect person to lead the creation of our programmes
After presenting travel shows for the past 5 years TV Presenter & vlogger Alex Outhwaite has become a trusted voice in the travel community.
With a 1st class honours in Marketing she has built up over 80,000 avid travel fans following her on Facebook and 12k on Instagram as well as nearly 1000 subscribing to her personal travel videos on YouTube.
Alex has produced travel video content & written articles for companies such as Contiki, Expedia, FHM, Blackboard, WTM and Latam Airlines to name a few and presented shows on Property TV, Made TV, Travelxp HD as well as at variety of live events and festivals.
After winning a cooking competition judged by Masterchef’s John Torode Alex was asked to present a 20 part series around India focusing on food & travel. The show became very successful on Indian travel channel Travelxp HD and lead on to her presenting more shows including in some very difficult environments such as the Himalayas and into Kashmir.
Ellen Coughlan has come from a radio background after working 5 years as a reporter in Ireland, She then went on to host and…
Since moving to London Ellen has worked with Property Television as an assistant producer and presenter for ‘Property Panorma’.
Ellen has since hosted the ‘Destination’ series on Globetrotter Television, which has taken her to Alabama, Louisiana, New Orleans, Texas, Canada and Iceland.
With over 8 years professional TV presenting experience Hayley Sparkes has become a recognizable face on both TV and within the media…
Hayley’s TV career began after she landed a job presenting beauty features to millions of viewers on the award winning daytime show ITV This Morning.
Since then Hayley has gone from strength to strength working across property, travel, beauty, fashion and entertainment shows.
Her credits include presenting on channel 5, Channel 4, Property Search TV and QVC to name just a few. With a great media profile Hayley is regularly seen in the press and Daily mail online. Her other work includes hosting live events including The Ideal Home Show, The Luxury Property Show and The UK Blog Awards.
Also working as a social media influencer, brand ambassador and commercial model and a luxury travel and fashion journalisr for The Bespoke Black Book. Brands Hayley has presented for include Sainsbury’s, Ann Summers, House of Fraser, Holiday Extras and Boots.
Hayley joined Globetrotter TV in 2018 and jumped straight in presenting a 5 part series in Taiwan. On her next adventure Hayley travels around Southern Belgium on a cycling tour. Watch this space to see where Hayley’s travels take her next!
Based in the Philippines, Melissa Grace “Mel” Dizon is our Asian representative. She is a tourism advocate and
She was nominated as Philippines’ Tourism Star as Mel loves to travel, promote destinations and take tons of selfies!
Mel Dizon hails from the Philippines capital, Manila, where her parents pioneered a travel agency business specialising in visa assistance. She has represented her country on many occasions as an international scholar, trainee, and delegate to the U.S., Austria, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, China, Taiwan and others.
She believes that “Tourism is a Lifestyle” and “Life is a Tour”.
Mel graduated with honours from University with a Bachelors Degree in AB-Interdisciplinary Studies, earned her MBA with academic distinction, and is currentlyworking towards her degree as Doctor of Business Administration with Tourismnovation: Edtourtainment concept as her dissertation.
Liu is passionate about inspiring audiences to explore, learn and try new things. Always up for a challenge, Liu completed 100 Sports in…
100 Days for charity Sports Relief, as well as being a former GB wakeboarder, competitive bodybuilder, and fitness model.
Complimenting her active side, Liu is also passionate about understanding and documenting why people do what they do, and helping them share their ideas. She established and continues to curate the TEDx talks event in her hometown, and runs her own weekly video podcast chat show called The BIG IDEAS Show.
Liu brings her experience as an advertising producer, radio presenter, sports vlogger and interviewer/host to the Globetrotter team – and has already hosted series for the Black Forest and Philippines, as well as pilot a business travel chat show.
Anca is a passionate photographer and filmmaker. She like anything technical and she’s the person to talk to if you want to find out…
She’s a multimedia journalist graduate and interested in all forms of media. Editing is her main passion but she’ll also happily leave the computer and explore the world as long as she’s allowed to bring her camera. She knows three languages and can easily understand a couple more if they are Latin based as she’s coming from Romania.
Megan is a passionate journalist who is currently enrolled and on her way to completing a Master’s degree in Media…
… Art and Design and is making a series of short documentaries about the societal issues in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.
She first got involved with Globetrotter Television when the GBTV team approached the university about enlisting students for summer work placements, where Megan edited a film package of German Christmas markets to be aired on their channel. Since then, she has been focused on furthering her career in editing and creating films, whilst working at the university and doing bits and pieces (like attending the World Trade Market and conducting interviews) for Globetrotter Television, which she thoroughly enjoys!
Rosie Baker is a multimedia journalism graduate with a passion for travel. Working in the travel industry…
Dream Destination: New York to see the New Year in.
Cinematographer / Journalist
Having visited over 8 countries in the last year, Brad is quickly becoming a seasoned Director, Camera Operator and Editor. Seen as an ‘all-rounder’, he enjoys every aspect of video production and thrives on seeing his creative ideas come to life.
From the fast-paced city life of Teipei, to the sun-soaked beaches of Antigua, Brad has had an incredible year!
Dream Location: South America
Cinematographer – Underwater/Drone
Dan has had a passion for creating video since a very young age, then after working with great white sharks…
…for a year in South Africa, he combined it with his passion for marine life, and began a career filming underwater. Dan has been up close and personal filming many large predators such as bull sharks, American alligators, orcas & great white sharks.
As well as filming sharks, Dan also visits schools, colleges, dive clubs and other social groups speaking about understanding sharks and the role they play in the ocean, as well as how to film them without losing any fingers.
Calfyn Ap Bryn
Field Camera Operator
Since joining Globetrotter, Calfyn has demonstrated a fundamental interest in arts, culture and travel.
Off the job Calfyn is known as a charismatic friend, savouring the virtues of good company, good music, and good food. His favourite sport is Rugby, having been an avid supporter of the Welsh Rugby Union since 1993.
Director / Editor
A media production graduate and self-shooter who likes to explore the world and learn of other cultures.
Devon has been experimenting with video and audio since he was young, a die-hard habit which has been the focus of his studies and career goals.
He does not like to stay in one place for long and is keen to discover new environments and experiences. He works in the field and at the editing desk, getting shots on location and putting it all together in post.
Dream Location: Antarctic
Claire has a passion for video editing and is currently studying Editing and Post Production at Ravensbourne University.
When Claire travels she likes nothing more than to explore beautiful coral reefs with a snorkel and underwater camera!
Dream destination: Great Barrier Reef