UNWTO and Pilot Productinos feature the Silk Road features on award-winning TV show Globe Trekker
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the award-winning travel TV show Globe Trekker, Pilot Productions and UNWTO have collaborated to feature the ancient Silk Road in the show's ROUND THE WORLD marathon 2012. 2 episodes of this 6 episode special feature popular presenters Megan McCormick and Holly Morris on a journey along the Silk Road through 6 Silk Road countries. In Episode 4 Megan McCormick sets out from Xi’an in China, following the ancient trade route all the way to Kashgar, where she meets Holly Morris. Holly Morris thencontinues the journey in Episode 5, through Central Asia, travelling across Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan eventually reaching the final destination Istanbul. Globe Trekker is the world’s most watched travel programme with 30 million viewers across 40 countries. The ROUND THE WORLD anniversary special is expected to receive a lot of coverage in the international media, creating an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Silk Road’s profile as a unique travel destination.
About Pilot Productions
Pilot Productions is a leading international television production company with an outstanding reputation for producing and distributing factual entertainment and travel led programmes. Since its inception in 1990, it has produced more than 300 hours of multi-genre programming covering subjects as diverse as history, food and sport and has offices in London and Los Angeles.
Its award winning Globe Trekker series (also known as Pilot Guides), broadcasts to over 30 million viewers in over 40 countries, including PBS in the United States, ABC (Australia), Discovery Asia, Travel Channel (UK), YLE (Finland), TVE (Spain), PBS (Thailand), Voyage (France), ERT (Greece), France 5, ATV (Hong Kong), SVT (Sweden), and IBA (Israel).
Pilot Productions seeks to 'inspire and educate its audience by creating powerful television programming which takes pride in respecting and promoting social, environmental and personal change, whilst encouraging others to travel and discover the world.'
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