TravelChannel buys World Hum

21st May 2007 has acquired World Hum, a leading online travel magazine. As part of the acquisition, visitors to will be able to access exclusive content written by World Hum’s editors and network of contributors.

In addition to the content available on, loyal World Hum visitors can continue to access the online magazine’s full content at .

Experienced travel writers and founding editors of World Hum, Jim Benning and Michael Yessis, will become regular contributors to as a result of the acquisition. Jim Benning has written for outlets including National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times Magazine, among other publications. Michael Yessis has worked as an editor at Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal and Journey magazines, and as the Destinations Editor at

“Just as our viewers have come to rely on us for the most entertaining and informative travel content on television, our vision for is to leverage a rich library of multimedia assets to create the most engaging broadband travel resource on the Web” said Pat Younge, president and general manager of the Travel Channel. “The acquisition of World Hum signifies Travel Channel’s continued commitment to delivering objective and trustworthy travel information to consumers whenever and wherever they want it.”

World Hum was founded by Jim Benning and Michael Yessis in 2001, with the aim of exploring travel in all its facets: how it changes us, how it changes the way we see the world, and how travel itself is changing the world. The online magazine features articles on a variety of travel topics, Q&As, book reviews, blogs and much more, relying on contributions from the founding editors and experienced travel writers across the world.


“We’re thrilled to be joining the Travel Channel family,” says World Hum co-founder and co-editor Jim Benning. “The Travel Channel is committed to developing media on television, online and beyond, celebrating travel and the journey, and we’ve been doing that online at World Hum for the last six years. What’s more, they like our editorial vision, and we are pleased that they are dedicated to our approach and direction for World Hum moving forward. It’s a perfect fit.”


Recommended for you

Follow Breaking Travel News

Travel Events Calendar

Media Partnerships

Global Restaurant Investment ForumThe Hospitality & Tourism SummitCATHIC
ITB AsiaChina Outbound Travel & Tourism MarketThe Travel Marketing Store
Serviced Apartment SummitWorld Travel MarketIMEX
AHICWTTCRoutes Online
UBM Aviation