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

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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