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26 minutes | 2 days 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 | 9 days 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 | 10 days 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 | 17 days 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 | 24 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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.
24 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar: Supplier Heroes
We all know that our industry is built on relationships, and this pandemic has shown us the true value of the relationships we have with our suppliers. This past week, we've asked you to send in names of suppliers and BDMs who have made this nightmare less scary and who have helped us maintain and move our businesses forward and we can't wait to give them some shout-outs in this episode. Find us on social media: Facebook and InstagramEmail us: email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage: Carnival Corp. to reduce its global fleet again by selling more shipsGeneration X, Y and Z to the rescue: A youthful embrace prods recovery Mexican archaeological ruins reopen with masks, distancing UNWTO: Tourism Loss Is 5 Times Worse in 2020 Than 2009 The Cruise Industry Looks Forward to a Cleaner Return to Operation Firsthand Tips From a Travel Advisor: Working, Living and Virtual Learning in the Caribbean Hurtigruten Offering Half Off Sailings Exclusively for Travel Advisor Bookings U.S. State Department Downgrades ‘Do Not Travel’ Advisory for Mexico Hawaii Likely to Delay Tourism Reopening Beyond October US Virgin Islands to Reopen Borders September 19 MSC Grandiosa Has a Grand Restart In The Mediterranean U.S. Airports Will No Longer Screen International Arrivals for COVID-19 Three Ways Travel Advisors Can Adapt to the Needs of Post-COVID TravelersSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Bailie White
We have a fantastic guest on with us today on this episode of The Minibar. Bailie White is the owner of BE The Travel, a Nashville-based boutique agency. She is not only passionate about travel and serving her clients, but also paving a path for other aspiring travel advisors to join on the fun and flourish in the industry as well. Find us on Facebook and InstagramEmail us: firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage:The Bahamas will ease some of its Covid travel restrictionsRoyal Caribbean Group's new app features make it easier to follow Covid protocolsOne&Only to open new resort on Mexico's Pacific coast in November3 Caribbean Resorts Offering Workcation Packages6 U.S. Resorts for a Secluded and Adventurous VacationHawaii Considers Resort Bubbles as Tourism Businesses StruggleHilton hotel in NYC's Times Square to close as coronavirus devastates tourismSave Up to 50 Percent on Luggage During Away’s First Sale—EverThe Major U.S. Airlines Have All Ditched Their Change Fees—for GoodHawaiian Airlines Eliminates Change Fees for All FlightsPrincess Cruises Cancels Early 2021 World CruiseSilversea Could Restart Voyages In NovemberSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
The Minibar: Travel Tribes
On today’s minibar, we’re talking about travel tribes and how we can all help each other to focus on the future. Do you have a support system of TAs in your life? As heard on Excess Baggage: American, Delta join United in axing change feesMore U.S. States Are Granted Permission to Visit Costa Rica Starting Sept. 15Carnival Imagination likely on voyage to cruise ship graveyard Hawaii installing facial recognition technology to aid in virus detection at airports Stay-at-home order is back in place on OahuBali Closed to International Tourists until End of 2020New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Is Open Again—Here’s What It’s Like to VisitYes, Slopes Will Be Open This Season—but Skiing During COVID Will Look a Bit DifferentOceania Cruises Cancels Insignia's Voyages Through April 26, 2021American Airlines Cuts October Schedule by 55 PercentPrincess Cruises Extends "Pause" In Cruise Ops In Australia To December 12Silversea's New Silver Moon Successfully Completes Sea TrialsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
On today’s full episode (and the first full episode on the TravMarket Media Podcast Network!), we discuss optimism in the travel industry as we move forward. Find us on Instagram and Facebook: @thetinlounge. Korrine’s sources:Resorts selling 'workations' and 'schoolcations'ASTA urges agents to tell their stories of struggle to the mediaTravel Advisors Say Communication with Clients is Key During COVID-19USTOA: Despite Decline in New Bookings, 2021 Recovery Is Expected5 Things to Know About Selling Travel Insurance Right NowHow to Stay Safe at All-Inclusive Resorts During the PandemicHere's What Travel Advisors and the Public Have Told the CDC About Cruising Theresa’s sources:More Travelers Likely to Book Trips Using a Travel AdvisorTravelers Are Ready To Book... With These 10 Safety Measures In PlaceVirus pandemic reshaping air travel as carriers struggleA pandemic-era ethics question: Should travel sellers sell travel?Hawaii's Neighbor Islands considering a 'resort bubble'Mexico is open. It's welcoming. And it has become a best sellerMegaships vs. Small Ships: Which Is Safer During a COVID-19 Outbreak? As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Need-to-Know-Research-Government-Help-Is-Needed-in-a-Tough-Time https://www.travelweekly.com/Caribbean-Travel/Anguilla-accepting-entry-but-with-a-fee https://www.travelweekly.com/Caribbean-Travel/Visitors-to-the-Bahamas-have-quarantine-options https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/ExpressJet-will-stop-flying-for-United-Express-Sept-30 https://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/blount-reportedly-selling-3-small-cruise-vessels-ceasing-cruise-ops https://www.afar.com/magazine/airbnb-limits-occupancy-announces-global-party-ban https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Miami-International-Airport-Debuts-New-Scanners-that-Lets-You-Keep-Electronics-in-Bags https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/American-Airlines-Gets-FDA-Approval-For-Disinfectant-that-Lasts-Seven-Days https://skift.com/2020/08/25/all-u-s-hotel-sectors-saw-a-profit-in-july-yes-really/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7 minutes | 3 months ago
Korrine Johnson & Theresa Chu-Bermudez: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
Travel advisors Korrine Johnson and Theresa Chu-Bermudez chat about the beginnings of The TIN Lounge. Find out what makes The TIN Lounge the place for Travel Industry News. Follow The TIN Lounge on Facebook and Instagram.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | 4 months ago
The Minibar: Vacation Rentals
On today’s Minibar, we discuss where travel advisors fit in when clients feel most comfortable in a vacation rental and we’ll also share some exciting news! Please connect with us @thetinlounge on Facebook and Instagram or email us at email@example.com As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Need-to-Know-Research-Travel-Advisors-Are-Not-Making-Drastic-Changes-to-Their-Businesses https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/The-Travel-Industry-s-Message-for-Congress-The-Time-to-Act-Is-Now https://www.asta.org/About/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=30527 https://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Travel/returning-vacationers-face-new-constraints-as-virus-rises https://www.travelweekly.com/Caribbean-Travel/Jamaica-updated-travel-requirements-covid-tests https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/What-the-Pandemic-Taught-Travel-Advisors-About-Their-Own-Strength https://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/victoria-cruises-resumes-river-sailings-china-outlines-protocols https://www.travelagentcentral.com/hotels/rosewood-baha-mar-nassau-bahamas-reopens-october https://www.travelagentcentral.com/your-business/stats-72-percent-americans-still-plan-traveling-2020 https://www.afar.com/magazine/under-canvas-to-open-two-new-us-glamping-sites-in-2021See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | 4 months ago
The Minibar - Special Guest: Nikita Brown
This week we have a very special guest on this week's episode: Nikita Brown from Travel Agent Collective! Nikita is a social media guru for travel advisors, and we'll be discussing how to leverage travel news headlines to create social media content. You can find us on social media @thetinlounge.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Need-to-Know-Research-For-Hotels-It-s-All-About-the-Details https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/The-U-S-State-Department-Drops-Its-Do-Not-Travel-Advisory travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Travel-Agent-Issues/Virtuoso-data-younger-travelers-ready-to-travel https://www.travelweekly.com/North-America-Travel/Disney-World-parks-cutting-back-hours-starting-in-September https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Marriotts-Sorenson-believes-the-worst-is-now-behind-us https://www.afar.com/magazine/italys-plague-era-wine-windows-reopen-for-pandemic-proof-drink-service https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Disney-Cruise-Line-Suspends-Sailings-through-Oct-31 https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Intrepid-Runs-First-Tour-in-Four-Months https://skift.com/2020/08/10/royal-caribbean-says-u-s-infection-rate-will-determine-when-cruises-can-resume/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | 4 months ago
The Minibar: Authenticity
Please connect with us on Instagram or Facebook @thetinloungeAs heard on Excess Baggage:CLIA ARTICLE Hurtigruten Suspends Cruising Hurtigruten Apologizes https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Travel-Agent-Issues/Agency-apocalypse-is-not-expected-but-concern-rises https://www.afar.com/magazine/inside-white-limozeen-nashvilles-dolly-parton-inspired-rooftop-bar https://www.afar.com/magazine/where-can-americans-travel-right-now https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/ASTA-Calls-for-a-Nationwide-FAA-Face-Mask-Mandate https://skift.com/2020/08/05/struggling-tourist-destinations-pitch-themselves-to-new-digital-nomads-as-remote-work-locales/ https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Need-to-Know-Research-Travel-Advisors-Are-Not-Worried-About-COVID-19-Testing https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/How-the-Pandemic-Inspired-Two-Advisors-to-Launch-a-Podcast-for-Fellow-Travel-ProfessionalsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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