Oxnard CVB to Coordinate Upcoming National PBS Family Travel Series
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Written by Oxnard CVB   
Thursday, February 23, 2017 07:34 PM

Oxnard’s golden beaches, attractions, majestic offshore Islands, picturesque Channel Islands Harbor its diverse restaurants and more will be featured on Family Travel with Colleen Kelly, a popular national public television series scheduled to film at the end of March.

The Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with local tourism partners, is proud to partner with this national PBS series, for the episode that will be filmed March 24-26. Host, Colleen Kelly along with her family and production team will provide a glimpse into Oxnard’s many diverse family attractions over the three-day shoot.

Besides experiencing a whale watching cruise to Anacapa Island with Island Packers, the production team will highlight Oxnard’s beaches, Channel Islands Harbor and experience fun activities such as sailing and Footgolf at River Ridge Golf Club. Other planned segments include a cooking class at La Dolce Vita and high tea at historic Heritage Square.

The Oxnard episode will air this summer 2017 and will be broadcast an unlimited number of times on hundreds of PBS stations for at least two years.

“We are so thrilled to work on this exciting project as part of our overall destination branding efforts for Oxnard,” stated Joshua Travers, Executive Director for the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our goal is to capture the true essence of Oxnard through this film shoot which will highlight the many activities we have in town focusing on family-friendly experiences,” he added.

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly is aired nationally on public television with 30-minute episodes offering a personalized and ‘exclusive’ behind-the- scenes tour with an upbeat, high energy format that engages the audience. The series airs to over 17 million viewers in 95% of the U.S. on 459 channels, as well as internationally in Europe and Asia. In addition, Kelly is a featured on-air travel expert for live morning television and radio shows, brand influencer, national speaker and is affiliated with several well-known travel organizations and affiliates.

“Oxnard is an ideal fit for our show and one that we look forward to experiencing ourselves,” stated Audrey Wilson, Associate Producer for Family Travel with Colleen Kelly. “We are confident that our viewers will embrace this episode with the many multifaceted attributes in Oxnard that will appeal to our family based audience,” she added.

About Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly is a parent, travel writer and seasoned traveler who grew up exploring the world with her family. Her vast knowledge of travel made her realize the need for a new kind of travel experience and focus—one that is centered around the family. Kelly created Family Travel with Colleen Kelly to share exciting destinations and new ideas for fun and educational travel. Kelly is host and co-executive producer of the show, as well as owner of Travel Film Productions, LLC and Kelly Media Productions, LLC.

Kelly regularly provides travel expertise on national TV newscasts and radio programs, in print and digital publications and is a speaker at travel industry conferences and events. Her many credits include national travel columnist for FamilyFun magazine, on air travel expert for several Chicago and national television stations, such as Hallmark Channel’s national “Home & Family” show, as well as many traditional and online newspapers and magazines.  Kelly also has worked as a brand influencer with national corporations such as Carnival Cruise Lines, State Farm, Homeaway.com and many more. In 2016 alone, Kelly received over 50 million household impressions.

 About ‘Family Travel with Colleen Kelly’
In partnership with Kelly Media Productions, LLC the show is written and produced by Travel Film Productions, LLC, a Chicago-based, multi-media production company.  It is distributed nationally by American Public Television. High-energy, 30-minute episodes give viewers a behind-the- scenes tour of popular family destinations, as well as intriguing, lesser-known locales. The show also shares expert travel tips and insights to help families take the hassle out of planning their vacations. Kelly often travels with her husband and two young daughters, who appear in the show. In addition to the Kelly family, the show also highlights other families, as well.  “Family Travel with Colleen Kelly” currently airs in 95% of the USA on 467 stations reaching 17 million viewers and  is distributed internationally, as well. Season Three sponsors include State Farm®, along with strategic national partnership with Meredith Corporation’s FamilyFun magazine.

About Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures, and tourism revenue opportunities through the promotion of Oxnard as a premier travel destination. Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard’s uncrowded beaches, explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area. A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings. For more information, call the California Welcome Center at 805-988- 0717.