The TIN Lounge

The TIN Lounge

Created by travel advisors Korrine Johnson and Theresa Chu-Bermudez, The TIN Lounge is the place for travel professionals to listen to the latest Travel Industry News. This podcast is the perfect way for busy multi-tasking travel professionals to stay informed while getting things done.

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Recent Podcasts from The TIN Lounge

Episode 14
July 30th, 2021 | Length 00:51:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed: Managing Client Expectations Is Critical in Current Booking Environment Advisors Contend With Tight Supply, Rising Prices No More Quarantine for Vaccinated Americans Visiting England and Scotland How Viking Handled a Case of COVID-19 Onboard a…
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The Minibar: Staffing Shortages, The Burden on [and Value of] Travel Advisors, and Remembering Bob Duglin
July 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:34:36

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com   Discussion: ASTA executive Bob Duglin dies The Burden on, and Value of, Travel Advisors Continues to Grow Need to Know Research: Travel Has a Labor Shortage — But Few Agencies Are Hiring   As heard on Excess Baggage: Carnival Cruise…
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The Minibar: Passport processing times, What it's like to travel to France right now, and What consumers want from hotels
July 19th, 2021 | Length 00:36:22

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:This is What Hotel Guests Want Post-PandemicU.S. Passport Wait Times Are Now 12 to 18 WeeksWhat to Expect When Traveling to France Right Now As heard on Excess Baggage:New Sandals Resorts Coming to Jamaica and…
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The Minibar: Consumer Trends in Inclusion and Diversity, Cruising Challenges, and Longer Vacations
July 8th, 2021 | Length 00:34:53

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Are Longer Trips the New Trend?U.S. cruising: Passengers must adapt to ever-changing rules for port callsStudy: Younger Travelers Want to Book Accommodations Focused on Diversity and Inclusion As heard on Excess Baggage:Hurricane Elsa hits Caribbean…
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The Minibar: Tackling Trust Issues, Virtual Airport Security Lines, and Cruising like "Normal"
July 2nd, 2021 | Length 00:34:12

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Celebrity Edge cruise: With 99% of guests vaccinated, a feeling of 'normal'Airports test virtual queuing for security checkpointsTravel Industry Can Boost Recovery by Tackling Trust Issues As heard on Excess Baggage:Tauck to Resume…
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Episode 13
June 24th, 2021 | Length 00:51:15

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Portugal Implements Weekend Travel Ban in Lisbon Amid Virus SurgeThe latest entry requirements for traveling to the CaribbeanBooking via OTAs deprives clients of legal rightsIndustry Q&A: Charles Sylvia of Cruise Lines International…
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The Minibar: How easy is it to travel to Italy right now and Updates from the CDC
June 17th, 2021 | Length 00:23:48

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How Easy is it to Travel to Italy Right Now?Updates From the CDC, White House Point to Possible Restart of International Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:Portugal Opens to American Travelers with Negative COVID-19 TestReport:…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Geraldine Ree
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:22:35

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com To find out more about Geraldine, head to geraldineree.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Pandemic-proof: U.S. ski areas enjoy one of their busiest seasons everSt. Barts is reopening to fully vaccinated visitorsCelebrity Equinox Gets OK To…
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The Minibar: Travel Hiccups in Post-Pandemic Travel and Travelers Spending More for Travel
June 4th, 2021 | Length 00:26:36

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:The world is opening to travel. (Just kidding.)International Tourism Hits an All-time Low, But Confidence in Travel Slowly RisesA New Flywire Survey Shows an Increase in Traveler Spending As heard on Excess Baggage:Tauck to Resume…
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The Minibar: One Year Anniversary of The TIN Lounge!
May 27th, 2021 | Length 00:31:25

It's been one year since we launched our first episode of The TIN Lounge! Thank you so much to all of our listeners and supporters this past year! Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Pleasant Holidays Email with Hawaii UpdatesConfusion reigns as Europe…
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The Minibar: Talking Greece with Kelly Predmesky of Celestyal Cruises
May 19th, 2021 | Length 00:27:16

Greece has been on our minds, so we decided it was only appropriate to have Kelly Predmesky on our podcast to talk about Greece and why travel advisors should consider cruising in Greece this year. Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Celestyal Cruises Facebook…
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The Minibar: How TAs protect their clients, CDC approves at home COVID tests for travel, and Adventure Travel Trends
May 13th, 2021 | Length 00:31:34

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion Articles:Editorial: Travel Advisors Need to Highlight How They Protect CustomersCDC Approves At-Home COVID Tests for International TravelEditorial: As Clients Seek Sustainable Tourism, Advisors Should Look to Adventure Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:Sandals to…
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Episode 12
May 6th, 2021 | Length 00:41:40

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Why Now Is the Best Time to Book Post-COVID-19 Travel to Latin AmericaThese Countries Are Open to Vaccinated TravelersSurvey: Nearly Half of Travelers Are More Likely to Work With an Advisor After the…
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The Minibar: EU Opens Up to Vaccinated Travelers, Thoughts around Vaccine Passports, and Cruise Trends
April 29th, 2021 | Length 00:32:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Europe May Be Open to U.S. Travelers as Soon as Summer 2021Research Finds a Majority of Americans Support Vaccine PassportsNeed to Know Research: Summer Booking Trends and Travel Agent Sentiments on Cruising As heard on Excess…
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The Minibar: Fighting Overtourism in Venice, Health Security Verification, and Digital Nomads
April 14th, 2021 | Length 00:31:03

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Los Angeles Launches Initiative To Have All Hotels "Sharecare VERIFIED"Can Venice Prevent an Overtourism Replay Postpandemic?How Digital Nomads Are Changing the Travel Industry As heard on Excess Baggage:Crystal Serenity, Symphony Will Restart Sailings in the…
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The Minibar: Greece's Five Lines of Defense, CDC Guidelines, and Lessons Learned from COVID-19
April 9th, 2021 | Length 00:30:46

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Fully Vaccinated Americans Do Not Need to Quarantine After Travel, Say New CDC GuidelinesGreece will Open for Tourism with ‘Five Lines of Defence’ Against Covid-198 Lessons Learned From COVID-19, According to a Travel Industry Attorney As…
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The Minibar: Restarting Tourism in Europe and Cruising Again from US Ports
April 1st, 2021 | Length 00:27:16

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Despite Calls, CDC Stays Firm on Nov. 1 Cruising RestartWhat Needs to Happen Before Europe Can Reopen to Tourism As heard on Excess Baggage:Florida's DeSantis threatens lawsuit if CDC doesn't let cruises resume soonCDC Should…
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Episode 11
March 24th, 2021 | Length 00:52:41

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Royal Caribbean eager to cruise, with or without CDCIt’s Confirmed: Tokyo Olympics Will Bar Foreign Spectators From AttendingCelebrity Cruises Returns To Sailing June 5 From St. MaartenWhen Will We Be Able to…
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The Minibar: Background Checks for Suppliers, Meeting in Person Again, and More
March 18th, 2021 | Length 00:32:11

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion Articles:Trusted FIT Services aims to ease advisor concerns about suppliersMost Travelers Are in Favor of Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine Passports to TravelWhere Will the Post-Pandemic Travel Boom Bring Travelers?Is It Time to Start Meeting…
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The Minibar: A Conversation with Alle Pierce
March 11th, 2021 | Length 00:38:52

Find Alle (do it!): Instagram handle - @allepiercehttps://www.alleabroad.com/ Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Hawaii COVID-19 Travel Update: Kauai Re-Enters 'Safe Travels,' and Good News on the Way for Vaccinated Travelers9 New Travel Advisor Businesses That Will Help…
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The Minibar: Vaccinated Seniors with Cabin Fever and "Safest" Caribbean Destinations
March 4th, 2021 | Length 00:33:40

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com MIT Virtual Event - Life Inside the Pod: The Tin Lounge Experience Articles we discussed:Vaccinated Seniors Are Calling Their Travel Advisors — Here's Where They Want to Travel2021 Travel Restrictions: Safest Destinations To Visit in the…
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The Minibar: Suppliers, Vaccination Certifications, and Travel Confidence
February 25th, 2021 | Length 00:23:59

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Court approves sale of ShoreTrips to Hornblower GroupThe Race To Create a Global Digital COVID-19 Passport Is OnIntent to Travel Is Creeping Back Toward Pre-Pandemic Levels As heard on Excess Baggage:Cruise test sailing…
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Episode 10
February 19th, 2021 | Length 00:57:03

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Social media in 2021: The new MVP for hospitalityMaking Up for Lost TripsWhy There's Still Hope for the 2021 Alaska Cruise SeasonYou Need Travel Insurance to Enjoy These Amazing DestinationsCovid Controls…
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The Minibar: Domestic Travel News and More
February 11th, 2021 | Length 00:34:13

Articles we discuss:How to develop a strong domestic policyMillennials and Gen Z Want to Travel Again — And Are Willing to Get VaccinatedThese Are All the Ways That the Travel Industry Has Been Disproportionately Affected by the Pandemic Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail…
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The Minibar: New Testing Requirements and Post-Pandemic Challenges
February 5th, 2021 | Length 00:30:23

Today we are chatting about some headlines about the travel industry’s response to new testing requirements and also about one of the biggest challenges we are facing as advisors post-pandemic. Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Tahiti Shutting Down Tourism…
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The Minibar: Travel Tips
February 1st, 2021 | Length 00:24:15

Even though the pandemic situation is still raging around us, we are finally going to get to our unique travel tips today and hopefully escape for a bit.  Thank you to everyone who sent in your favorite travel tips! We can't wait to share these tips with you. Before we…
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Episode 9
January 21st, 2021 | Length 00:46:29

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: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:One Year After Australian Wildfires, “Birdsong Is Deafening” and Flora Flourishes on Kangaroo IslandPortugal’s Madeira Islands Create…
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The Minibar: CDC's Latest Announcement
January 15th, 2021 | Length 00:23:04

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…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Whitney Shindelar
January 8th, 2021 | Length 00:53:49

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…
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The Minibar - New Year's Special: Jenn Lee
December 31st, 2020 | Length 00:45:25

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…
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The Minibar (Replay) - Special Guest: Dondra Ritzenthaler
December 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:13

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…
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Episode 8
December 18th, 2020 | Length 01:00:02

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: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Pleasant Holidays Rolls Out…
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The Minibar: How to Start a Podcast
December 10th, 2020 | Length 00:23:54

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…
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The Minibar: Korrine's Move to Mexico
December 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:25:31

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…
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The Minibar (Replay) - Special Guest: Zane Kerby
December 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:27:59

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…
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Episode 7
November 19th, 2020 | Length 00:51:00

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: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles we discussed:Train travel is experiencing its own version of the 'RV effect'Solo Travelers Plan to Travel More Often and…
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The Minibar: Ask Us Anything
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:36:23

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…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Nicole Barrett
November 5th, 2020 | Length 00:34:58

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 @nicolesbarrett Find us…
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Episode 6
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:48:50

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: hello@thetinlounge.com Articles…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Dina Farmer
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:26:20

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…
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The Minibar: Systems & Tools
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:33:37

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: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess…
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The Minibar: Networking
October 8th, 2020 | Length 00:22:58

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…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Dondra Ritzenthaler
October 2nd, 2020 | Length 00:23:13

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,…
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Episode 5
September 24th, 2020 | Length 00:52:29

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 Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage: Updated: CLIA adopts guidelines for a safe return to U.S. cruising Globus…
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The Minibar: Supplier Heroes
September 17th, 2020 | Length 00:23:15

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…
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Bailie White
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:32:59

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…
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The Minibar: Travel Tribes
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:17:50

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 fees More U.S. States Are Granted Permission…
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Episode 4
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:55:19

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 media
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Korrine Johnson & Theresa Chu-Bermudez: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Podcast Network
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:06:46

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.…
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Korrine Johnson & Theresa Chu-Bermudez: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
September 24th, 2020 | Length 00:06:46

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.…
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Korrine Johnson & Theresa Chu-Bermudez: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:06:46

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.…
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The Minibar: Vacation Rentals
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:18:40

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 hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:
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The Minibar - Special Guest: Nikita Brown
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:18:44

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…
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The Minibar: Authenticity
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:27:23

Please connect with us on Instagram or Facebook @thetinlounge As heard on Excess Baggage: https://twitter.com/CLIAGlobal/status/1291016924500045824?s=15  https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Hurtigruten-Suspends-Expedition-Cruises-Again-After-COVID-19-Outbreak https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Hurtigruten-CEO-apologizes-for-procedures-covid 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-NotWorried-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-Professionals …
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The Minibar: Optimism
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:18:52

Find us on insta and FB @thetinlounge or email us at hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/American-Countess-to-set-sail-late-August https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Carnival-Corp-shedding-two-more-ships https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Cruise/The-Cruise-Safety-Drill-Is-Undergoing-a-Big-Welcome-Change https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/WTTC-Announces-New-Insurance-Guidelines-for-Travel https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Norwegian-Cruise-Line-Holdings-postpones-return-until-November https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Greece-Set-to-Reopen-to-Cruise-Ship-Traffic-on-August-1 https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Universal-Cancels-Halloween-Horror-Nights https://www.travelagentcentral.com/your-business/stats-one-third-americans-to-make-travel-purchase-next-three-months https://airlineweekly.com/iatas-new-numbers-are-grim-grim-grim/?__hstc=207916688.e8063abc0c2748ea8016c2fcc457e56d.1589727719490.1594989131285.1596111722173.22&__hssc=207916688.2.1596111722173&__hsfp=1500932930…
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Episode 3
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:53:28

On today's FULL episode, we're breaking the rules a little because...it's 2020. And because we are both feeling a wave of bah humbug, which I'm sure you have all experienced. Find us on Insta or FB @thetinlounge or email us at hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Marriott-requiring-guests-to-wear-face-coverings https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/American-Airlines-rolls-out-touchless-bag-check https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/River-Cruise/Viking-Introduces-the-New-Viking-Saigon https://www.afar.com/magazine/what-the-bahamas-travel-ban-means-for-us-travelers https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Puerto-Rico-Postpones-Inbound-Tourism-Reopening https://www.afar.com/magazine/jetblue-and-american-airlines-forge-a-new-partnership https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/us-customs-border-protection-nexus-global-entry-enrollment-center-opening?fbclid=IwAR2PvxEOZmXkrrrVriGYntjNB47VBZ-hV3gasneNNT6_dmiWT_rx42JQkes https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Most-Americans-Prefer-Travel-Destinations-That-Require-Face-Masks-in-Public…
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The Minibar: ASTA with Zane Kerby
August 30th, 2020 | Length 00:28:02

On this week's minibar, we have our very first guest, and it's a BIG one. We are chatting with Zane Kerby, President and CEO of ASTA, talking about ASTA Membership and all the ways ASTA is helping out the travel industry. You can find us @thetinlounge on social media or email…
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The Minibar: Self-Care
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:23:50

You can find us @thetinlounge or email us at hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Many-older-cruise-ships-may-not-survive-the-pandemic https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/United-warns-that-mass-furloughs-are-coming https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Luxury/Luxury-Advisors-Feel-Optimistic-and-Are-Booking-2020-Private-Travel https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Cruise/Is-CDC-Discriminating-Against-the-Cruise-Industry- https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Royal-and-Norwegians-Health-and-Safety-Research-to-Be-Open-Sourced https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Heres-What-Travelers-Are-Most-Concerned-About-with-COVID-19 https://www.travelagentcentral.com/your-business/expedia-group-debuts-complimentary-education-for-travel-industry https://skift.com/2020/07/08/thailand-rethinks-travel-bubble-plans-on-virus-worries/ https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/World-Travel-and-Tourism-Council-to-Host-COVID-19-Summit…
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The Minibar: Moving Forward
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:21:05

As heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Air-travel-comeback-hits-a-snag https://www.afar.com/magazine/is-puerto-rico-reopening-and-when-will-i-be-able-to-visit https://www.afar.com/magazine/what-to-know-about-the-ny-nj-and-ct-travel-advisory-during-covid-19 https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Cruise/Cruise-Lines-Vow-to-Strengthen-Port-Relationships https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/CDC-director-says-airlines-should-not-allow-full-planes https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/Supreme-Court-Booking-dot-com-ruling https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Europe-ban-heaps-more-troubles-on-US-travel-industry https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Lufthansa-Will-Offer-COVID-19-Tests-to-Customers-at-Frankfurt-and-Munich-Airports https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Major-US-Airlines-to-Require-Health-Assessment-Prior-to-Flying https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Advisors-Can-Nominate-Local-Hero-for-African-Travel-Inc-Safari https://skift.com/2020/07/01/latin-americas-aeromexico-files-for-bankruptcy/ https://skift.com/2020/06/30/travelport-webinar-recovery-trends-travel/ https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Eiffel-Tower-to-Reopen-to-the-Public-Next-Week https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Delta-serving-beer-and-wine-again…
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Episode 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:06:05

On today's FULL episode, we'll talk about how our responsibilities as TAs are growing, where Americans are welcome (or not), and of course: SAFETY. Sources:https://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Travel-Advisor-Emotions-Are-Shifting-from-Fear-and-Uncertainty-to-Hope-and-Excitementhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/Safe-Travels-Protocols-Released-for-Short-Term-Rentals-Tourist-Attractions-and-Rental-Carshttps://skift.com/2020/06/23/short-term-rental-platform-redawning-hits-reset-as-bookings-surge/https://skift.com/2020/06/23/american-travelers-likely-wont-be-allowed-into-eu-anytime-soon/https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Pricing-tactics-vary-by-sector-as-consumers-return-to-travelhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/This-Advisor-Created-a-Way-to-Earn-Extra-Commission-on-Canceled-Tripshttps://www.cntraveler.com/story/how-clean-and-safe-is-a-planes-cabin-air?fbclid=IwAR0n0JOpouN45gd3tdMsZYuvUJDwNyz7vsDHuBkbdnuClze5LIsXC1DNwNohttps://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/18/end-of-tourism-coronavirus-pandemic-travel-industry?fbclid=IwAR1QxfEHgIFRaNA8WHNc73x98my9sd1r_fckGTqtFDcqa0JZ0MAHYjUdCUEhttps://www.travelandleisure.com/airlines-airports/taipei-songshan-airport-taiwan-tourhttps://www.frommers.com/blogs/passportable/blog_posts/las-vegas-new-tool-for-checking-workers-health-one-ring-to-monitor-them-allhttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/travel-agents/travel-advisors-look-beyond-covid-19.htmlhttps://www.afar.com/magazine/the-great-american-outdoors-act-will-provide-billions-in-funding-to-us-nationalhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Pricing-tactics-vary-by-sector-as-consumers-return-to-travelhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Opinion/What-to-Expect-From-the-New-Future-of-Tourism-Coalitionhttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/USTOA-and-Other-Major-Tour-Associations-Set-Guidelines-for-Resuming-Safe-Operations?utm_term=USTOA%20and%20Other%20Major%20Tour%20Associations%20Set%20Guidelines%20for%20Resuming%20Safe%20Operations&utm_campaign=New%20TMR%20Email%20Template&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-COVID-19%20Has%20Created%20a%20New%20Role%20for%20Advisors%2C%20Biggest%20Factors%20in%20Choosing%20a%20Consortium%20or%20Host%2C%20%2526%20more-_-USTOA%20and%20Other%20Major%20Tour%20Associations%20Set%20Guidelines%20for%20Resuming%20Safe%20Operationshttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/COVID-19-is-Forcing-Travel-Advisors-to-Become-Health-and-Safety-Experts?utm_term=Read%20More&utm_campaign=New%20TMR%20Email%20Template&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-COVID-19%20Has%20Created%20a%20New%20Role%20for%20Advisors%2C%20Biggest%20Factors%20in%20Choosing%20a%20Consortium%20or%20Host%2C%20%2526%20more-_-Read%20MoreAs heard on Excess Baggage:https://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/American-Cruise-Lines-pushes-back-Mississippi-relaunchhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Travel-Corporation-employing-wellbeing-directorshttps://www.cntraveler.com/story/black-travel-alliance-wants-to-hold-travel-brands-accountable?verso=truehttps://www.cnn.com/travel/article/alcohol-ban-airlines-covid-19/index.htmlhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Cruise/CLIA-Ocean-Cruises-Are-Canceled-Until-At-Least-Sept-15https://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Carnival-to-remain-inactive-through-end-of-Septemberhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/50-percent-of-day-tour-providers-reopening-in-Junehttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/FAA-Wont-Require-Face-Masks-Even-as-Airlines-Increase-Enforcementhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Cruise/The-Future-of-Cruise-Travel-to-Greecehttps://skift.com/2020/06/23/americans-would-get-tax-credits-to-travel-under-senators-plan-to-boost-u-s-tourism/https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Tripadvisor-…
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The Minibar: Reviews
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:28

Today's discussion is about reviews.Check out Erika's website (and podcast), that Theresa mentioned.https://www.erikaholmes.com/about/Korrine mentioned Travel42 (in a little tangent about hotel reviews), where you can find hotel reviews by travel advisors - not consumers. https://www.travel-42.com/HomeAs heard on Excess Baggage: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/us-airlines-will-ban-fliers-who-refuse-to-wear-face-masks?fbclid=IwAR0Dhi36jiRq5qRiy7Bkwt_amavtZE013rg412SYvCKVzz_L-Ku44XqzKGohttps://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Paul-Gauguin-Cruises-resuming-Tahiti-sailingshttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Travel-Agent-Issues/New-group-doing-scorecard-on-black-representation-in-travelhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/Senate-approves-2-8B-plan-to-boost-national-parkshttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/cruise/bahamas-paradise-cruise-line-gets-green-approval-from-cdc.htmlhttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/hotels-and-resorts/club-med-awarding-free-vacations-to-healthcare-workers.htmlhttps://skift.com/2020/06/17/hilton-cuts-nearly-a-quarter-of-its-corporate-workforce-will-it-regret-the-deep-layoffs/https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-we-travel-to-california-this-summerhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/The-U-S-Travel-Association-Is-Pushing-for-More-Federal-Reliefhttps://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Hawaii/Travel-Advisors-and-Suppliers-Share-Frustration-Regarding-Lack-of-Hawaii-Reopening-Datehttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/ASTA-Calls-on-the-CDC-to-Provide-Clear-Messaging-on-a-Return-to-Travel…
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The Minibar: Communication
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:16:48

This week on The Minibar we're talking about communication...as in, how are you communicating with your clients right now?Be sure to follow us on FB and Insta @thetinloungeAs heard on Excess Baggage:https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Hong-Kong-rescuing-Cathay-Pacifichttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Tour-Operators/Globus-aims-to-captivate-with-new-line-of-domestic-tourshttps://www.travelweekly.com/North-America-Travel/Disney-World-resorts-plan-June-22-reopeningshttps://www.afar.com/magazine/disneyland-to-reopen-on-july-17https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insighthttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Airlines-projected-to-lose-84-billion-this-yearhttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Delta-Air-Line-Suspends-5-of-Domestic-Servicehttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Cunard-Extends-Pause-to-Novemberhttps://www.afar.com/magazine/portugal-is-reopening-widely-to-travelers-starting-june-6https://www.afar.com/magazine/europe-proposes-extending-travel-ban-until-july-1https://www.afar.com/magazine/the-venice-simplon-orient-express-train-begins-2020-servicehttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/When-and-How-Will-International-Destinations-Reopen-https://skift.com/2020/06/11/airbnb-hasnt-seen-mass-exodus-of-hosts-over-refunds/https://skift.com/2020/06/10/travel-industry-to-switch-on-more-automated-processes-to-cope-with-reduced-staffing/…
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The Minibar: Refunds, y'all!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:13

On today's minibar, we’re talking about refunds, y’all!*Korrine misprounounces the heck out of Xcaret and we forget to introduce ourselves! #newbiesDon’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!Excess Baggage:https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Delta-will-continue-to-block-middle-seats-through-Septemberhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise-Travel/Canada-cruise-ports-close-up-for-2020https://skift.com/2020/06/04/travel-insurance-spending-up-40-percent-for-vacations-booked-later-this-year/https://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/The-U-S-State-Department-Needs-to-Resume-Passport-Processing-ASAP-Says-ASTAhttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Passport-Services-to-Resume-in-Three-Phaseshttps://www.afar.com/magazine/when-will-all-travelers-be-allowed-back-into-yosemitehttps://www.afar.com/magazine/new-bill-requires-airlines-to-offer-full-refunds-for-coronavirus-cancellationshttps://www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/class-action-complaint-filed-against-carnival-corporationhttps://www.travelagentcentral.com/hotels/xcaret-park-and-hotel-xcaret-mexico-to-reopen-june-15https://www.travelagentcentral.com/hotels/couples-resorts-to-reopen-resorts-july-1https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/maldives-reopening-july/index.htmlhttps://skift.com/2020/06/02/hotel-ceos-say-protests-are-our-call-to-action-to-do-more-to-promote-racial-justice/https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-02/germany-to-begin-easing-restrictions-on-european-travel…
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Episode 1
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:57:30

On today's episode, we'll cover some of the current trends in travel, what to look for as domestic and international destinations are re-opening for tourism, and so many new rules!Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!Excess Baggagehttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Viking-Cruises-Suspends-Sailings-through-Augusthttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/American-Airlines-Extends-Change-Fee-Waivers-for-Summer-Travelhttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Canadas-Cruise-Ship-Ban-Extended-Into-the-Fallhttps://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Seabourn-Cancels-Sailings-into-Novemberhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Marriott-extends-furloughs-and-plans-job-cutshttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Expedia-assisting-hotels-in-their-recoveryhttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/tour-operators/g-adventures-cancels-tours-through-july-31.htmlhttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/tour-operators/apple-leisure-group-joins-buy-one-give-one-campaign-to-jump-start-travel.htmlhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Southwest-the-top-airline-in-JD-Power-surveyhttps://www.travelweekly.com/River-Cruising/Victory-Cruise-Lines-2020-itineraries-canceledhttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/bahamas-announces-borders-reopening-to-travelers-on-july-1.htmlhttps://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Travel-Agent-Issues/Sabre-says-bookings-still-down-90-percenthttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-airlines-to-cut-nearly-a-third-of-management-and-administrative-jobs/https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/cruise-stock-prices-reopening-hopes-royal-caribbean-norwegian-carnival-lines-2020-5-1029238408https://www.afar.com/magazine/slovenia-becomes-first-european-country-to-declare-coronavirus-under-controlhttps://skift.com/2020/05/28/easyjet-shrinks-fleet-and-cuts-jobs-to-stay-competitive/Articles discussed (and some we didn’t get to):https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-we-book-an-airbnb-summer-vacation-rental-during-coronavirushttps://www.afar.com/magazine/tsa-changes-rules-around-liquids-and-id-due-to-coronavirushttps://www.travelagewest.com/Industry-Insight/Business-Features/When-and-How-Will-Domestic-Destinations-Reopen-https://www.forbes.com/sites/willmcgough/2020/05/26/covid-19-travel-heres-the-latest-on-mexico-and-its-reopening/#5c4fca266cd2https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-transportation/2020/05/28/airlines-united-against-hypothetical-distancing-mandate-787937https://www.afar.com/magazine/first-caribbean-islands-to-reopen-for-tourism-in-junehttps://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/with-states-reopening-which-now-require-travelers-to-quarantine.htmlVacation Express information page: …
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Pilot (recorded on May 19, 2020)
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:48:09

On today's episode, we'll talk about the how Americans are feeling about domestic & international travel, which countries are poised to re-open, what the new normal may look like, whether low prices & perks will get people “on board” (heh), and the impact of COVD-19 on safari destinations.Don’t forget to…
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Korrine Johnson

Korrine Johnson


Korrine is the creator of Travel Biz Boss and co-owner of Journeys Travel Company. She always wanted to be in the travel industry and finally made the jump in 2007. When she had the idea to create a travel industry news podcast, she knew there was only one person who…

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Theresa Chu-Bermudez

Theresa Chu-Bermudez


Theresa is the owner of Get Out! Custom Travels and was inspired to go into the travel industry after her solo trip to New Zealand in 2013 (although it would be another three years before she would actually launch her own agency). An avid Lord of the Rings fan, she…

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