Travel The World Again with Denella Ri’chard


Denella Ri’chard’s new travel show, “Traveling With Denella Ri’chard ” is airing on inflight entertainment on American Airlines flights worldwide.

Denella is a sought after world traveler, travel expert and industry thought leader, often speaking at conferences on the future of travel, women in travel, innovations in travel, and diversity in travel.  She held senior leadership positions with publicly traded multi-billion dollar travel companies: Hilton Worldwide, Carnival Corporation & Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  She is also the travel host on the broadcast television lifestyle and culture series “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard” focusing on vacation experiences around the world.  Season 3 will premiere May 9, 2021 on The CW South Florida WSFL airing on Sundays at 10am EST.  You can watch the show globally on the CJC network and  CJC Los Angeles on Sundays at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST & 11:30pm EST / 8:30pm PST.

Traveling with Denella Ri’chard” is a lifestyle and culture series that takes an authentic and adventurous exploration of the remarkable experiences in popular and off-the-beaten-path travel destinations.

Denella is on a mission to promote tourism, inspire people to travel, experience different cultures, and bring us all one step closer to discovering the beauty of our shared humanity. Season three is appropriately themed “Travel The World Again,” as Denella ventures off to find out what traveling is like in a COVID conscious world.  Tampa is the featured destination to kick off season three.  In Tampa Bay’s segment, Denella explores the history and culture of this diverse multicultural city (where what’s old is new again), as well as indulging at some of the best restaurants in the city. 

“The goal of the show is to keep the audience dreaming about the joys of travel as we work our way through this COVID-19 period.  Those working in the tourism and hospitality industries will need each of us to support them by getting out, traveling, and patronizing local tourist businesses. Measures and protocols are put in place to do so safely.  “Traveling with Denella Ri’chard” is a platform to help keep the spotlight on travel and remind us about parts of the world that are still out there for us to explore,” said Denella.

Who Is Denella Ri’chard?

From creating online travel startups in the mid-’90s and owning her own travel agency, Denella Ri’chard is an award-winning industry expert and influencer in the world of travel.  

A product of South Louisiana, a self-professed travel gypsy, undercover artist, and wine aficionado, her mission is to inspire people to travel and experience different cultures, appreciate our kinship, and bring us one step closer to discovering the beauty of our shared humanity. 

As a busy consultant, TV host, media, and corporate speaker, Denella has learned the art of balancing work with fun while periodically living abroad as an expat and traveling the world.  She has held senior leadership positions with globally recognized hospitality and cruise line brands: Hilton Worldwide, Carnival Corporation & Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.   

Her passion is to share insights on travel, discover what’s new, and get the inside scoop from industry experts. Her next adventure is working on a new travel concept to create unique personalized, elevated vacation experiences.

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Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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