BBC Worldwide has negotiated a new partnership between BBC Earth and the U.S. travel company Tauck to create a series of travel experiences that will let globetrotters get closer to the natural world using techniques inspired by BBC filmmakers.
“This partnership offers a fantastic opportunity for BBC Earth to reach new audiences and share directly the knowledge and expertise of the BBC’s filmmakers to bring people a deeper connection with nature,” says Amanda Hill, chief brands officer, BBC Worldwide.
BBC Earth and Tauck will co-design a series of journeys that build on the travel specialist’s existing portfolio of trips by drawing on expertise from the natural history filmmakers at the BBC.
In addition to the voyage, travelers will enjoy enhanced BBC Earth content including specially created videos, educational components and hands-on usage of field equipment.
The partners will begin marketing the travel experiences this fall, with initial destinations including South Africa and Botswana including the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert; Kenya and Tanzania; the polar bears of Manitoba Canada; and the Antarctic. Additional locales will be added at a later date to cover other major destinations featured in BBC Earth’s natural history series.
“BBC Earth shares Tauck’s desire to explore our world through inspirational storytelling,” says Dan Mahar, chief executive officer, Tauck. “Together, we hope to enrich our guests’ lives by offering an original take on natural history travel.”