Travel+Escape bolsters its summer line-up with the premiere of a new original series Scam City, premiering Sunday, June 3 at 10pm ET/7pm PT.
The 10-part series is co-produced by Handel Productions and Zig Zag Productions. in association with National Geographic Channels International.
Scam City follows host Conor Woodman – author, seasoned traveller and economist – as he goes behind the scenes to some of the world’s most fascinating tourist hotspots. From Prague, Rio de Janeiro and New Delhi to Las Vegas and beyond, Conor exposes the dupes, scammers and thieves preying on tourists so viewers can learn the tricks of their trades.
“We’re excited to offer our viewers an alternative perspective to travel – one that entertains and informs,” said Marcia Martin, SVP, Creative Content, GlassBOX Television. “Scam City, will show us what can go wrong and what to look for when you travel to your favourite cities. It’s a trip not to miss.”
“We’re really delighted that Scam City is being launched here in Canada on Travel+Escape,” said André Barro, Executive Producer, Handel Productions. “In this first season we travelled to many of the planet’s great cities, taking viewers along with us on an entertaining, undercover journey that exposes the distinct ways that clever con men and crooks use to separate tourists from their money.”
The creative team includes Executive Producers from Handel Productions, Alan Handel and Andre Barro, and Executive Producers, Danny Fenton, Peter Day, and Brent Baker from Zig Zag Productions.