Acquires Online Travel Magazine World Hum

- Acquisition of Trusted Travel Resource Provides

Visitors Enhanced Access to Insights and Advice from Top Travel Writers -

May 21, 2007, 01:00 ET from Travel Channel

    SILVER SPRING, Md., May 21 /PRNewswire/ --, the
 flagship website of the Travel Channel, today announced that it 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."
     About Travel Channel Media
     Travel Channel Media is an integrated travel media business, and is
 wholly owned by Cox Communications, Inc., a leading multi-service broadband
 communications and entertainment company. Travel Channel Media includes:
 the Travel Channel television network, available in more than 88 million
 U.S. cable homes;, the network's broadband travel hub;
 Travel Channel's video-on-demand (VOD) and mobile platforms; and World Hum
 (, a leading online travel blog.

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