DK releases new travel podcast on where to go post-Covid

DK releases new travel podcast on where to go post-Covid

DK Eyewitness is launching a new travel podcast, “Where To Go”, discussing travel in the context of "a new era where restrictions and precautions are ever present".

To be released fortnightly, the podcast's hosts are DK colleagues James Atkinson and Lucy Richards, who will celebrate a specific destination per podcast in conversation with experts who have all chosen to call that place home.

According to DK, the hosts won’t shy away from the impact Covid-19 has had on people's holiday plans, and they openly discuss the effect of the pandemic on the world’s leading tourist destinations, as well as sharing hopes and insights into what travel might be like in 2021. 

The episodes are also designed to go "hand in hand" with the DK Eyewitness travel guides.

Georgina Dee, publishing director, said: “We know how much of a difficult time this has been for travellers, and how uncertain many are about when or where they will visit next. So this new podcast is a real celebration of our favourite destinations and what makes them so special, alongside an honest and helpful account of how Covid has impacted them.”

Atkinson, online brand manager for DK Eyewitness, added: “This podcast was such a joy to make, and has provided us with the chance to work with some of the world’s finest travel voices and hear the inside story from them on the destinations they love so much—directly from our home studios! And it also features wonderful stories that will put you right alongside our guests as they join ice-fishers in Northern Sweden, see the blue sky and white marble of Venice for the first time, and experience crushing FOMO [fear of missing out] after just missing out on an all-star comedy night in an NYC comedy club.”
In episode one, hosts Atkinson and Richards are joined by Toni DeBella, an American travel writer who fell in love with Italy and never looked back. They discuss the initial shock of Covid-19, how the country is now starting to recover and open up, as well as DaBella's personal relationship with the country and her favourite places to see. Sweden, New York City and Scotland will also be covered during the first season.

The podcast is available from Acast, Apple and Spotify.