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47 minutes | 3 days ago
Our Full Episode this week talks about 2021 travel trends including digital nomad programs, vaccinations, private travel options, and more! Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com Articles we discussed:One Year After Australian Wildfires, “Birdsong Is Deafening” and Flora Flourishes on Kangaroo IslandPortugal’s Madeira Islands Create World’s First Digital Nomad VillageHow Will the Incoming Biden Administration Affect the Travel Industry?AHLA says hotels are 'uniquely positioned' to give vaccinationsPrivate Travel: Why It's Increasingly Accessible and In DemandHere are Caribbean and Mexico resorts offering Covid testingNew Research From Agoda Looks at 2021 Travel DesiresThe COVID Vaccine Travel Booking Spree Is On As heard on Excess Baggage:Trump Lifts Europe, Brazil Travel Bans—but Biden to Reinstate ThemQuarantine and COVID Test Now Required for All Travel to EnglandBonaire Has Reopened To North American VisitorsCosta Rica Shows Gradual Rebound In Visitation At The End Of 2020Thailand Introduces New Tourist Tax for International TravelersContiki Launches New U.S. National Park TripsPolynesian Cultural Center prepares to reopen, cautiouslyASTA asks the CDC to delay its Covid-testing orderMAUI PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY RULES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 19, 2021Azamara president has a message for travel advisorsWhere to Glamp in Mexico Right NowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | 9 days ago
The Minibar: CDC's Latest Announcement
We were planning on talking about unique travel tips today... buuuuut I'm not sure if you've heard but there is some big news out of the CDC this week. Since we're a travel industry news podcast, we wanted to take this episode to focus completely on these new COVID testing requirements and where travel advisors can go to get updated information. Resource Links:CDC FAQsASTA WebsiteVacation Express Resource PageGOGO Resource PageALG Resource PageTesting Locations FinderUS Travel Association StatementSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
54 minutes | 16 days ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Whitney Shindelar
Because this is our first episode of the new year, we wanted to talk about a topic that many of us are thinking about right now regarding our businesses which is how we can improve the way we do business to make more money and better serve our clients. One of the best ways to become more efficient and consistent is using systems and processes. We have a guest on with us this week who is as big of a systems nerd as I am. She is Whitney Shindelar, owner of Undiscovered Sunsets and host of her podcast Masters in Travel. Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage:American Airlines Finds Travelers Not Avoiding the Boeing 737 Max as Many FearedRemembering Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, Founder of Sandals Resorts InternationalDon't Sleep on the FCC Opportunity — Credits Are Already Filling Up ShipsA Shot in the Arm or a Shot through the Heart? Mandatory Vaccine Arguments Split the IndustryDelta Air Lines Positions Itself for a Free Inflight WiFi FutureAmericans Broke Pandemic Travel Records Over the Holidays—Despite WarningsIn-room Covid-19 testing is a hotel amenity on the rise in the new yearCarnival, Princess, HAL cancel sailings through March and beyondSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | 23 days ago
A Hopeful Network New Years Episode 2021
We've partied like it's 1999 and now we have the hindsight of 2020. What does that mean for 2021? Here's what we, the podcast hosts at Travmarket Media Network, are hopeful for and resolving to do in 2021. Happy New Years!~ The Hosts of Travmarket Media NetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | 24 days ago
The Minibar - New Year's Special: Jenn Lee
It is New Year's Eve and we have been saving today's guest specifically for this week as we leave 2020 in the dust and welcome 2021. Jenn Lee is the VP of Sales & Marketing at Travel Planners International. She has over 30 years of business consulting, management, and sales experience, and she has been a huge supporter of the travel advisor community ever since she started at TPI. We are so thrilled to share our conversation with Jenn Lee with you and we hope that you leave this episode feeling as hopeful and fired up as we are. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage:A Toast to 2022: Travel Advisors See Success Selling the FutureWill Alaska Cruises Actually Set Sail in 2021?River Cruise Lines Prepare for Transition to OperationsAmerican returns the Boeing 737 Max to U.S. serviceSingapore Airlines begins testing digital health verification on two routesRoyal Caribbean Offering Interest-Free Loans to Travel AdvisorsDisney Cruise Line Releases New 2022 Caribbean SailingsRV Travel Is A Hot Ticket; Signature Outlines New Goss RV OptionsAbu Dhabi To Reopen To Travelers On December 24How Vaccine Passports Will Actually WorkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | a month ago
The Minibar (Replay) - Special Guest: Dondra Ritzenthaler
We're taking this week off, but we won't leave you empty-handed! Here is one of our favorite guest episodes with Dondra from a couple of months ago. We wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to sharing our episode next week with special guest Jenn Lee! There is a quote about Darwin's theory of evolution that says "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change". In this week's episode, we talk to Dondra Ritzenthaler (Senior VP of Sales, Trade Support & Service for Celebrity Cruise Line) about how the industry has adapted to the challenge of the pandemic. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.orgSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | a month ago
On today's FULL episode, we're going to discuss all of the exciting recent travel industry news on 2021 trends and more...there has been a lot going on in the world of travel! Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com Articles we discussed:Pleasant Holidays Rolls Out Social Media Marketing Resource for Travel AdvisorsHere's How Families Are Feeling About Travel in 2021Travel Expert Samantha Brown on Lessons We Can Learn From the PandemicSuppliers are upping their luxury gameStudy Finds Travel Habits of Americans Will Change Post-COVID-19The Best Time to Buy Airline Tickets2021 Travel Forecast: The ‘Vaxication’ and Other TrendsThink outside the box? No, destroy the box.Spotlight 2021: How the Industry Is Paving a Way ForwardAre Non-Essential Travel Restrictions Actually Affecting Holiday Travel Plans? As heard on Excess Baggage:Signature Travel Network Welcomes 18 New MembersU.S.-Canada Land Border to Stay Closed into Next YearPleasant Holidays Rolls Out Social Media Marketing Resource for Travel AdvisorsInsight Vacations to Debut Journeys to Latin America For the First TimeEditorial: Let's Bring Some Hope for the HolidaysEmpress and Majesty of the Seas are leaving Royal Caribbean's fleetUnited to launch systemwide contract-tracing programDockside Inn and Suites opens at Universal Orlando ResortASTA: COVID Relief Package Provides Bridge Funding, But Needs Will RemainRiding The Rails: Amtrak's Auto Train Cuts Out The Drive, Saves TimeVaccine news has led to a spike in travel bookings for 2021 and beyondThe World’s Happiest Country Is All About Reading, Coffee, and SaunasSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | a month ago
The Minibar: How to Start a Podcast
2020 has been the year of the podcast for the travel industry. The TIN Lounge was created this year, and we've also seen many travel advisors start their own podcasts to reach their clients On this week's episode, we'll talk about what it takes to start a podcast along with some of our current industry favorites. Microphone we both use: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D4HTIOY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1&fpw=alm Where we record: https://zencastr.com/ (free plan)Where Theresa edits: https://www.audacityteam.org/ Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage:Delta, KLM to Launch 'Covid-Tested' U.S. Flights to AmsterdamTripAdvisor Launches Sales Referral Program for Travel AdvisorsAmerican Airlines Now Offering At-Home COVID Tests to Help Avoid QuarantinesRoyal Caribbean: More than 150,000 people applied for test sailingsExpecting slow vaccine rollout, airlines keep pushing for testsReport: Norwegian could be sailing in Europe before the U.S.Here's Why Travel Advisors Should Be Booking Their Clients' Bucket-List Travels NowEurope to Revive Several International Night Train RoutesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
The Minibar: Korrine's Move to Mexico
On this week's episode of The Minibar, we talk to Korrine about her adventurous and eventful move to her new home in Mexico. We ask her questions like, "What was it like to cross the border?" and "How did you pick this new city?" Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Airlines set sights on digital passports for COVID-19 vaccineJetBlue, Virgin, Lufthansa to Offer COVID Health Pass to PassengersHoliday air travel surges despite dire health warningsUN: Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still riskyHow Washington and Oregon Wineries Have Innovated During the PandemicNorwegian Cruise Line Holdings Cancels Voyages through FebruaryCelebrity Cruises Takes Next Step Toward Debut of Celebrity BeyondCaribbean Princess To Sail From Port Everglades In 2022 Caribbean SeasonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Thankful For The Good in 2020 | Travmarket Media Network Message
We have so much to be thankful for in 2020. This episode is heartfelt and personal thankful messages from a majority of the hosts on the Travmarket Media Network of podcasts. Let us also thank you for listening. We hope you are safe and at least in communications with your loved ones if you can't be physically present with them this year.Blessings to you and gobble, gobble, gobble,~ Megan Chapa Network Producer Travmarket Media NetworkSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
The Minibar (Replay) - Special Guest: Zane Kerby
Happy Thanksgiving! We're taking this week off and wanted to replay the Minibar episode with our very first guest: Zane Kerby! This episode was published on July 17th, 2020. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and your family. We are so thankful for you! Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage (please note that these are old headlines):Airbnb-claims-1-million-nights-booked-in-one-day-for-first-time-since-March-3 Visits-to-travel-sites-decline-again-after-reports-of-more-infectionsMost-Consumers-Expect-to-Book-a-Leisure-Trip-Within-the-Next-Six-MonthsFour-ships-leaving-Holland-America-Line-fleethttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/business/business-travel-hotels-airlines.html Future-Leaders-in-Travel-Retreat-2020-Goes-Virtual-Applications-Now-OpenNew-Policies-That-Protect-Clients-Who-Get-Sick-With-COVID-19-While-on-Vacationjudge-tosses-out-pandemic-lawsuits-filed-by-grand-princess-cruise-passengers/bali-to-reopen-to-international-travelers-in-septemberkempinski-hotel-adriatic-istria-to-welcome-american-guests-summerSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | 2 months ago
On today's FULL episode, we're going to discuss the latest travel industry news...and there's plenty OF it! Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram Email us: email@example.com Articles we discussed:Train travel is experiencing its own version of the 'RV effect'Solo Travelers Plan to Travel More Often and More SustainablyUS Travel Pushes for Specific Policy Actions as Spending Expected to PlungeA Guide to Understanding How Americans Will Be Traveling for the HolidaysSome Say a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be a Turning Point for Travel. Will It?How COVID-19 Has Changed the All-Inclusive Hotel ConceptSeaDream Yacht Club's Guests Return To U.S.; Political Fallout OccursAn Agent's Checklist For Booking International Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Docuseries Covering RestartBeaches Turks & Caicos Postpones Re-OpeningSouth Africa Reopens to All International TravelersThailand To Require Medical Insurance For Foreign VisitorsChile To Reopen Borders November 23 With Strict ProtocolsFemale Empowerment Is at the Heart of Hotel Zena in Washington, D.C.AMResorts expanding its European footprintDOT gives tentative OK for Aer Lingus to join Oneworld alliance14 Travel Gifts That Made Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
The Minibar: Ask Us Anything
We realized that since we started this podcast in May, we have gained so many new listeners who might not know who we are and what led us to start The TIN Lounge together. So this week we decided to spend a short episode introducing ourselves and sharing who we are. Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage:Travel stocks jump on Pfizer's positive vaccine newsConsortia landscape gets a shake-up as advisors realign their allegiancesWith Biden as president, could we see Cuba cruises again?Community Voices: It Is About Time to Start Cruising AgainNeed to Know Research: Travel Advisors Are Split When It Comes to Fam Trips, the Office and Face-to-Face MeetingsCelebrity Cruises Launching All-Inclusive FareMarriott ‘Pleased’ with Progress During Q3Travel Advisors Are Leading the Way BackStats: Half Of Americans Plan To Travel During The HolidaysHow Airport XpresSpas Could Help Restart Travel Amid a PandemicSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Nicole Barrett
Today, we are thrilled to have Nicole Barrett as our guest. Nicole is an email marketing goddess and delivered some incredible advice during this episode. She is the founder of The Travelpreneur Academy and the host of another TravMarket Media podcast called Hey Travelpreneur. Find Nicole on IG at @nicolesbarrettList Building Kit Course Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage:CLIA: Amid 2020 Suspension, Members will Prepare for Future of CruisingViator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, GoogleViking says shipboard lab can test pax and crew for Covid dailyMany travelers to NY must test for virus to avoid quarantineHow Hawaii's Reopening Has Been Going for Locals and Tourists So FarThe Bahamas Revises Travel And Entry ProtocolsU.K. to Enter COVID Lockdown for At Least Four WeeksFrance Heads Into Second Nationwide Lockdown Amid COVID SurgeUnited Is Bringing Back Proper In-Flight Snacks and DrinksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
On today's FULL episode, we're going to focus on the initiatives and emerging trends that will help us travel again including pre-flight COVID tests and added measures on land tours, plus we'll discuss a few other current events. Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Articles we discussed:WTTC has a plan to save the travel sectorHow to Combine Education and Travel This Fall With SchoolcationsThe Best Hotels for Spa-Hopping in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera NayaritJamaica introduces a mandatory travel protection program for visitorsItching To Travel? Preflight Coronavirus Tests Are Getting Passengers In The AirCDC Issues Updated Cruise Warning as No-Sail Set To ExpireTravel Companies Adapt to a Livestreaming Trend That May Outlast the PandemicSpeakers at USTOA Event See Negative Messaging as Obstacle to RecoveryTravel Trade Groups Calling for an End to Blanket QuarantinesHow Ski Resorts Are Returning Safely for the 2020-2021 SeasonTTC Brands Now Include Specially Trained Well-Being DirectorHow Some Travel Advisors Are Filling the Hotel Information Gap As heard on Excess Baggage:Contiki Announces One-Off Vegan-Themed European Tour In 2021Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Reopening November 5There’s Now a Direct High-Speed Train From Amsterdam to LondonSouthwest Will Soon Stop Blocking Middle SeatsVirgin Voyages Pushes Back Debut to 2021Marriott Targets Work-from-Home Consumers with New Flexible Day PassesBy Nov. 1, Costa Rica Will Allow Entry to All International Visitors Without a COVID-19 TestFlight delays are down, but refund complaints are still up. Way up.Royal Caribbean revises its winter 2021-22 deploymentSabre and Google working on AI solutionSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Dina Farmer
Special needs travel is a niche that many travel advisors aren't very familiar with, but this type of travel is something many families need. Today we have Dina Farmer from Lily and Magnolia Travel on with us to talk about her own experience with Special needs travel, especially for children with autism. She is an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional, and an Accessible Travel Advocate. Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram Email us: email@example.com Recommended links:https://autismtravel.com/https://autismchecked.com/https://ibcces.org/ Contact Dina at firstname.lastname@example.org Listen to her on The Special Needs Travel Podcast As heard on Excess Baggage:Curaçao Lifts Quarantine Requirements for Travelers From These Three StatesTourists Return to Hawaii Amid New Pandemic RulesPleasant Holidays and Journese Partner With CVS HealthBrand USA Creates U.S. Travel Marketplace PlatformTSA Hits 1 Million Passenger Number for First Time Since MarchWashington Post: Travelers Should Use an Advisor During the PandemicAmaWaterways cancels its sailings for 2020Debut of the Disney Wish delayed until summer 2020ASTA Launches Latin American Initiative To Develop PartnershipsCarnival Corporation's AIDA Brand Resumed Cruising This WeekendSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar: Systems & Tools
Today we are discussing one of Korrine's favorite topics: systems and tools! Learn how to make your business more efficient while leveling up your client experience to keep them coming back to you for more. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage:TSA Hits Highest Airport Checkpoint Volume Since AprilDelta Air Lines Will Stop Blocking Middle Seats in First Half of Next YearEU countries adopt common travel guidelines amid pandemicDelta loses more than $5B for the second quarter in a rowGuestHouse Extended Stay brand debutsPeru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico Added to WTTC’s Safe Travels ListSingapore introduces 'cruises to nowhere' for travel-starved localsThe Travel Corporation Offers a New Payment PlanFlying During COVID-19: Is It Actually Safe Right Now?Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week HolidaySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
The Minibar: Networking
One of the things we really loved doing before the pandemic was seeing suppliers and other travel advisors at events. But obviously with COVID, in-person networking has had to change. We couldn't stop maintaining relationships or creating new ones since our industry relies so heavily on connections. What made us really happy was seeing so many creative ways to network and many of you have shared how you've been networking during this time. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage:Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Mexico as Category 2 storm, still 'extremely dangerous'Top cruise execs agree: We'll soon be sailing again in U.S.Sandals offers free travel insurance, cancellation protectionNo new cruise ship orders, but no cancellations eitherCarnival picks PortMiami for November cruise restart after CDC no-sail order shortenedASTA Considers CDC Lawsuit Amid Frustration With No Sail Extension and Congressional InactionForbes Travel Guide Survey of Luxury Hoteliers Suggests Worst Is OverBaja California Awarded Safe Travels Stamp From WTTCWindstar Cruises’ Star Breeze Completes Sea TrialsCLIA, Cruise Industry Commits to Universal Testing for Both Passengers and Crew MembersBelize Reopens to International Travelers With New Safe Corridor in PlaceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Dondra Ritzenthaler
There is a quote about Darwin's theory of evolution that says "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change". In this week's episode, we talk to Dondra Ritzenthaler (Senior VP of Sales, Trade Support & Service for Celebrity Cruise Line) about how the industry has adapted to the challenge of the pandemic. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage:For U.S. Travelers, a Trip to Bermuda May Require as Many as 5 COVID-19 TestsWill Hawaii Actually Accept Airline COVID-19 Tests?As American, United, other airlines roll out passenger testing for COVID-19, here's what you need to knowCDC extends No Sail Order for cruises by one month'No relief, no recess': Coalition demands that Congress pass a stimulus billSouth Africa restricts leisure travelTSA PreClearance Will Be Expanded to Foreign AirportsASTA Survey: Pent-Up Travel Demand At An All-Time HighCleared for take-off: gearing the industry for revenge travelSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
On today's FULL episode, we're going to focus on the BIG news about the cruise industry, and discuss a few other current events! Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org Stories we discussed: Updated: CLIA adopts guidelines for a safe return to U.S. cruising Cruise Corporations Submit Detailed Health Recommendations to CDC “Big Four” Cruise Execs Talk Industry, Restart And More CLIA and its Cruise Line Members Announce Mandatory Core Elements of Health Protocols Boeing to Introduce Ultraviolet Wand to Combat COVID-19 Day-tour companies find ways to survive -- and even thrive The Trust Factor A Travel Advisor Guide to Ethical Travel The U.S. State Department Drops Its 'Do Not Travel' Advisory These hotels are bringing socially distant, sanitary spa treatments directly to your room Industry Continues to Attract & Prep New Agents Ahead of Rebound As heard on Excess Baggage:Updated: CLIA adopts guidelines for a safe return to U.S. cruisingGlobus prepping for an October restartDisney extends cruise suspension until DecemberThis Travel Advisor Sees Business Potential During COVID-19Intrepid Travel Unveils New Animal Welfare Policy ToolkitUnited Airlines Will Remain Half Its Size Until Vaccine Is Widely DistributedCapital One Venture Card Raises Its Sign-Up Bonus to 100,000 MilesAllianz Upgrades Travel Insurance Booking Platform for AdvisorsTravel Planners International U.S. Wraps Up Successful In-Person ConferenceSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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