Bio

To promote any aspect of travel, Steve Collins has the reach to get results!

With a cumulative audience of over 400,000 people – that’s actual listeners, viewers and readers, not mere Twitter followers – I have the ability to get your product known with true exposure across all media.

With over 40 years’ experience as an award-winning broadcaster and the recipient of a United Nations Media Peace Prize, I deliver the kind of explicit exposure industry partners expect.

I live in Perth, Western Australia, which is why you may not be aware of me. I’m certainly not out of the loop though, because I live in the world’s most populated time zone, and that makes me highly connected when it counts.

You see, I promote travel with great enthusiasm, verve and vitality, my infectious passion and personality really help to ram the message home. I am totally professional but also a barrel of fun, a larger-than-life personality who is noticed and remembered.

If you or your travel clients are seeking excellent and wide-reaching exposure –locally in WA, nationally or globally, via interviews, stories, comment or famils –you should be contacting me – so give it a try.

Steve is an experienced travel broadcaster and writer based in Perth, Western Australia who has also worked in the travel industry in senior management roles.

He has a long background in commercial radio and fully understands the true value of good promotion.

As an author, Steve has published three travel books, two of which are travel guides, Grumpy’s Getaway Guides: Your Guide To Western Australia, Grumpy’s Getaway Guides: Driving The Nullarbor, and the other a collection of travel stories Travelitis: Stories To Give You The Travel Bug.

 

Steve’s regular travel media commitments

 

Travel Presenter for Perth Tonight, broadcast each Friday night on commercial talk station Radio 6PR Perth, Western Australia

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Steve has been presenting travel on Perth’s only commercial talk station Radio 6PR for many years. His regular Friday night travel segment runs for approximately 10 minutes and usually features a particular destination, with advice on other facets of travel. He also presents travel each Sunday on Peter Newman’s Sunday Brunch.

Audience: According to GFK Ratings, the program of which the travel segment is a part (Perth Tonight) has a cumulative audience of 115,000, comprising men and women strongly 45+ and rating highly in all demographics of 40-54, 55-64 and 65+. Radio 6PR is a talk station and talk station listeners are generally considered to be more attentive than music station listeners.

 

Travel Presenter for The Couch TV Show on Foxtel Australia and Sky New Zealand

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The Couch is aired each Sunday night on Foxtel’s Aurora channel throughout Australia, and in New Zealand on Sky TV’s Face channel. Steve appears approximately fortnightly (depending on his travel commitments) to present a 10-minute segment that includes his photos and videos. 

Audience: According to Aurora Foxtel the show has 50,000 viewers weekly. This is made up of 60% women aged 24 to 70, 30% males aged 24 to 70, and 10% Youth aged 13 to 24.

Face TV Sky TV New Zealand says the show attracts 150,000 viewers, but they do not supply a breakdown of the demographics.

 

Travel Writer for Home Ideas Magazine

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Steve is contracted to write features and provide photos for Home Ideas magazine, which is published 8 times a year and distributed throughout Australia in newsagencies and supermarkets.

Readership: Home Ideas has an estimated readership of 68,000 each issue. Readers are described as being “Savvy and well-informed, mostly female, aged 25-59, majority from two-income households”.

 

Owner and Blogger for www.grumpysgetawayguide.com

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This is a travel-specific website for which Steve has written approximately 1500 articles. The website gets several thousand hits each week and has readers in over 120 countries.

 

 

He has undertaken famils to Darwin and the Northern Territory, The Gold Coast and Brisbane Queensland, the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Kuala Lumpur and Penang in Malaysia, North Island of New Zealand, the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Exmouth in Western Australia, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Melbourne, Terengganu, Malaysia, regional Victoria, the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, the United States, South Africa and elsewhere. Steve was a guest on both The Ghan Anzac Tribute Journey through the centre of Australia the Indian Pacific Christmas Train from Sydney to Perth.

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