About

Globetrotter Television

About 2018-01-16T20:53:03+00:00

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.

Philippine Airlines

Meet the Team

Management Team

John Plaskett

John Plaskett

Managing Director

John Plaskett has worked in television for over 13 years, originally a post-production specialist with a background in editing, design & motion effects. More recently John has worked as a producer…

…and director of a number of television series where his background in Factual Entertainment provides him with a wealth of knowledge and experience in what audiences enjoy.

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.

Trevor Claringbold

Trevor Claringbold

Creative Director

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.

An award-winning travel journalist, and an award winning broadcast producer, Trevor is also an experienced cameraman, TV producer, photographer, radio trainer and editor. He is probably best known for his 15 years at the BBC, as a Sony Gold Award winning producer and presenter.

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

Andrew Cruttenden

Andrew Cruttenden

Marketing Director

Andrew Cruttenden joined the Globetrotter Team in 2017 as Marketing Director, after initiating the successful Globetrotter Philippine series. Andrew is passionate about traveling the…

…world and is a harden independent traveller, visiting many parts of Africa, South East Asia, India, China, Central America and Europe.

Andrew is also a Chartered Manager and has successfully graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and most recently Marketing. Andrew is currently applying to be a Chartered Marketer. In 2016 Andrew was presented with Kent Entrepreneur of the Year award with the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce.

The experience and skills Andrew holds in Management and Marketing, will be invaluable for Globetrotter as we continue to expand and grow to be the number 1 travel channel in the UK.

Presenters

Alex Outhwaite

Alex Outhwaite

Presenter

After presenting travel shows for the past 5 years TV Presenter & vlogger Alex Outhwaite has become a trusted voice in the travel community.

Her travel shows including ‘Off The Grid’ and ‘Quest” are now broadcast in over 20 countries as well as on numerous airlines including Air India and Emirates.

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 Coughan

Ellen Coughlan

Presenter

Ellen Coughlan has come from a radio background after working 5 years as a reporter in Ireland, She then went on to host and…

…co-produce a series on Irish TV called ‘Cork County Matters’ and later she presenter ‘Out and about in the UK’.

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.

Mel Dizon

Mel Dizon

Asian Representative

Based in the Philippines, Melissa Grace “Mel” Dizon is our Asian representative. She is a tourism advocate and

international event organiser with over 20 years in the travel and tourism sector, backed with almost a decade of academic experience as a tourism educator.

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.

Rosie Baker

Rosie Baker

Journalist

Rosie Baker is a multimedia journalism graduate with a passion for travel. Working in the travel industry…

…she enjoys the opportunities she gets to learn about other cultures and experience new surroundings. She would always pick a city break over a beach holiday and her biggest dream is to go travelling and write about it. She also wants to learn Italian, French and Spanish languages over the next couple of years.

Dream Destination: New York to see the New Year in.
Anca Precub

Anca Precub

Journalist

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…

…about the newest technologies and cameras or if you need someone to fix up your computer.

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 Manners

Megan Manners

Journalist

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!

Production Crew

Bradley Webb - Journalist

Devon Rosenblatt

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 Cheesewright - Journalist

Claire Cheesewright

Editor

Claire has a passion for video editing and is currently studying Editing and Post Production at Ravensbourne University.

She graduated from Canterbury College with a distinction in Film and Television Production and, before Globetrotter, has filmed and edited a promotional video to raise awareness for a local missing persons charity – Kent Search and Rescue.

When Claire travels she likes nothing more than to explore beautiful coral reefs with a snorkel and underwater camera!

Dream destination: Great Barrier Reef

Calfyn Ap Bryn

Calfyn Ap Bryn

Field Camera Operator

Since joining Globetrotter, Calfyn has demonstrated a fundamental interest in arts, culture and travel.

A born documenter and photographer, he became trained as a Producer and Broadcast Operator at Europes leading digital television institution. He’s since graduated into a competent TV professional, working on a multitude of content for television and film.

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.

Bradley Webb - Journalist

Bradley Webb

Production / Journalist

An aspiring and ambitious travel videographer, excited to travel the world and do what he loves, creating awesome films!

Having recently graduated in Multimedia Journalism, he has already learned many new skills and produced some breathtaking content.

Dream Location: The USA and South America

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