Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Avid Travel With Britton Frost

Avid Travel With Britton Frost is a weekly podcast that takes an in-depth look at all aspects of cruise travel. The aim of the 30-minute broadcast is to empower travel advisors with knowledge that allows them to help their clients make informed cruise vacation decisions. Whether your clients aspire to the oceans, rivers or the remote destinations that only expedition ships can take them to, Avid Travel With Britton Frost seeks to bolster your understanding and expertise on all things cruises.


Recent Podcasts from Avid Travel With Britton Frost

The Summer Olympics Are Coming
June 24th, 2024 | Length 00:05:11

The lessons learned from watching the Olympics are plentiful. I love watching skilled athletes plying their trade with no guarantees. The winner in each event is just fractions better than the rest of the field. And so it is with your buisness. Identify the small things in every area where…
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Incremental Improvement
June 17th, 2024 | Length 00:05:38

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev deals with the Japanese phrase called Kaizen. Kaizen simply implies incremental improvement. I share with you today an idea I had to remind a sales team of the importanc of confidence along with the value of focusing on the small steps necessary for meaningful…
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The Best Time Is Now
May 28th, 2024 | Length 00:04:26

Casey Stengel said it best when he said that focused attention now will beat stress-filled action later. In this episode you will also be reminded that how you say something just may carry more weight than the words themselves. I think you will both enjoy and connect with this week's…
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The Power of Names
May 17th, 2024 | Length 00:05:51

Last week while celebrating our 39th-year wedding anniversary  I was reminded of the power of names. As soon as I took the time to show the interest in learning our waiter's name, did I personally experience in immediate (and positive) change in attitude. As soon as Robert felt more comfortable…
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The Double Thank-You Note.
May 13th, 2024 | Length 00:05:30

In this week's episode I will be remkinding you of the importsance of distancing yourself from the competition whenever the chance present itself. The two examples I will share with you today it involves writing to thank you notes for a single event and also repeating yourself using the word…
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Let Others Do The Selling For You
May 3rd, 2024 | Length 00:03:40

 You may have strong positive opinions on a particular destination or vacation package, but after all is said and done, it is your opinion. A better approach is to have others do the selling for you. Listen to today's podcast and you will see exactly how to do this.…
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Special Guest: Dave Meihoefer - Supplier and Advisor Partnerships
May 2nd, 2024 | Length 00:52:45

Join Korrine and Theresa as they discuss the Do's and Don'ts of supplier and advisor partnerships with Dave Meihoefer. As a reminder, we'll be taking a short break from new episodes until the end of June. We can't wait to take out our mics again! Find us on social media: Facebook…
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The Minibar: Why you should consider consulting fees and the Power of Google Reviews
April 25th, 2024 | Length 00:41:03

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Why you should consider consulting feesGoogle Reviews Are Powerful. Here’s How to Optimize Them As heard on Excess Baggage:Riviera River Cruises offers commissionable flight and hotel bookingsHost Agency Reviews wants to hear from youSaudi…
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Don't Skip Lunch
April 25th, 2024 | Length 00:05:48

Today's episode reminds us of the importance of feeding our bodies consistently. I remind you that you are the differentiating factor in order for you to bring your a game throughout the day you must have the appropriate amount of fuel in your machine. I reference the best female athlete that…
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If Sales Was an Olympic Event ..
April 25th, 2024 | Length 00:06:41

If sales was an Olympic event, would you be representing the United States come July in Paris? If not, why not? You don't throw the discus or run 100 meter dash but you do work your personal career day in and day out. This leads me to an obvious question.…
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Advisor Highlight: Mallory Jones
April 11th, 2024 | Length 00:36:23

We speak with Mallory Jones in this episode of our Advisor Highlight series. Mallory is based in Texas, and she speaks to us about her business model, current challenges, plans for the future, and her definition of success. Listen in and feel inspired! Find us on social media: Facebook &…
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Going From Good To Better
April 11th, 2024 | Length 00:06:57

After some 45 years kicking around the sales arena I still have an appetitie to reach that next level in understanding and efficiency. My latest investment was a book titled AUDITION by Michael Shurtleff... recommended by famed actress Helen Mirren. Each time we find ourself face-to-face with a buyer we are…
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The Minibar: Social Media's role in travel, Celebrity chefs and cruise ships, and What to expect riding Brightline
April 4th, 2024 | Length 00:38:34

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel Advisors on What to Expect Riding BrightlineCruise Ships and Celebrity Chefs: A Perfect Pairing the Industry Continues to CraveHow Social Media Still Plays a Big Role in Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:Avalon Alegria…
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AI-Generated Sales Letter
April 1st, 2024 | Length 00:05:24

Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming a fact to be reckoned with. The secret isw to use it to your best advantage when it comes to growing your buisness and maintaining a profitable client base. While preparing for an upcoming presentation, a sample of an AI generated sales letter was drafted, edited,…
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The Minibar: Hiring assistants, new technology, and high prices... let's chat about these challenges!
March 28th, 2024 | Length 00:34:52

Korrine and Theresa discuss current challenges they are facing along with other travel advisors in the industry. Are you turning your challenges into opportunities? Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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Olympic Discipline
March 27th, 2024 | Length 00:03:39

In preparation for an upcoming presentation, I am rehearsing a few opening statements to garner audience attention. The topic I had in mind involves the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris and the question I will be asking has a to do with the concept of commitment. The question I am…
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Pick Your Customers ... And Your Battles
March 22nd, 2024 | Length 00:07:07

Today's episode, I'm going to share with you my thoughts as they relate to two recent Facebook posts I happen to stumble across while working with a large travel group. The first agent one was asking advice on how to deal with an ornery client. The second agent in a seperate post…
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The Minibar: Upcoming election and travel bookings, 2024 as the biggest travel boom year ever, and Alternatives to crowded pricey hot spots
March 21st, 2024 | Length 00:38:00

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Will 2024 Be the Biggest Travel Boom Year Ever?Will the Upcoming Election Soften Travel Bookings? Travel Agents Say ‘No’Where to Travel Now: Alternatives to Crowded, Pricey Hot Spots As heard on Excess Baggage:ASTA launches ad…
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I Really, Really, Really Like That Doctor
March 15th, 2024 | Length 00:08:45

In this week's episode, I am going to share with you three specific instances that caught my attention in which I feel the lessons attached to each are worth sharing. The first example involves a trip to an unknown doctor and a favorable outcome. The second example highlikghts the importance…
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The Minibar: Most pressing issues facing travel advisors in 2024, SEO strategies every travel advisor should know, and Millennial interest in cruising on the rise
March 7th, 2024 | Length 00:47:39

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:The Most Pressing Issues Facing Travel Advisors in 2024Millennial Interest in Cruising On the RiseSEO Strategies Every Travel Advisor Should Know As heard on Excess Baggage:TTC Tour Brands Adds Brendan Vacations' Guided Tours to Advisor…
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If Selling Was An Olympic Sport
March 1st, 2024 | Length 00:05:12

If selling was an Olympic sport, would you be good enough, talented enough and dedicated enough to make the team for the USA? That is the question Mike raises during this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev. This is the same question Mike will be asking a room full of sales professionals…
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Sneak Peek at 7 Figure Cruise Business
February 29th, 2024 | Length 00:46:35

Music from #Uppbeat (free for Creators!):Scuffle by Night Drift • UppbeatLicense code: TP4U4XVTMLCYT8BD In this episode, we are giving you a sneak peek into Korrine's new podcast, 7 Figure Cruise Business.   Whether you’re a seasoned cruise pro who wants to elevate your cruise planning services, a…
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Feb 26- Fly around the water tower
February 28th, 2024 | Length 00:07:02

There comes a time when you put all of your preparation, homework, research, and practice sessions behind you and simply ply your trade. In this week's episode, Mike shares a story originating back to the days when he became a single engine airplane pilot. After failing a particular maneuver under…
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Special Guest: Kelly Predmesky - Expedition Cruising with Swan Hellenic
February 22nd, 2024 | Length 00:56:25

Expedition cruising is one of the latest travel trends, and we talk to Kelly Predmesky on how to present this experience to your clients as well as how Swan Hellenic can give your clients a vacation of a lifetime. Plus, Theresa shares her recent expedition cruise to Antarctica with on…
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The Minibar: Under-the-radar Caribbean destinations, Latest developments in cruise line private islands, and Top Spring travel trends for 2024
February 15th, 2024 | Length 00:30:08

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Advisors Share Their Top Picks for Under-the-Radar Caribbean DestinationsLatest Developments in Cruise Line Private IslandsThese Are the Top Spring Travel Trends for 2024 As heard on Excess Baggage:Traveling for Well-Being High on Gen Z's List…
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A Brief Marketing Quiz
February 21st, 2024 | Length 00:08:29

I am currently conducting eight sales and marketing sessions for an organization in the travel industry and I thought that I would take some time today to review the associated brief marketing oriented quiz. At the end of each session, I distribute handouts along with a few questions to help solidify…
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Procrastination Is a Time Waster
February 6th, 2024 | Length 00:04:40

I fell victim recently to this time-sapping phenomenon. We build things up in our mind and put them off until we feel the time is right. The right time seldom presents itself. Beginning a project and seeing it through to completion will have you doing your "happy dance" before you…
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Advisor Highlight: Dr. Terika L Haynes
February 1st, 2024 | Length 00:29:59

We speak with Dr. Terika Haynes in this episode of our Advisor Highlight series. Dr. Terika is based on Florida, and she speaks to us about her business model, current challenges, plans for the future, and her definition of success. Listen in and feel inspired!…
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Snail Mail May Be The Secret Pill
January 29th, 2024 | Length 00:04:35

This week's episode suggests that sending your information, recommendations, suggestions and notes of gratitiude may be the secret to the hidden formula. People still look forward to gooing to their mail boxes to see if there is any good news lurking among the bills and advertisements. Consider budgeting a few extra…
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Special Guest: Jenn Lee
January 25th, 2024 | Length 00:41:27

As the new year begins, our chat with Jenn Lee is the perfect way to take the lessons we've learned from 2023 to make 2024 our best year yet.…
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Becoming Just a Little Bit Better
January 18th, 2024 | Length 00:05:32

This week Mike borrows from a golf lesson administered by Tiger Woods as an example of how refining ones professional position often calls for a simple modification. He also recalls the 1.6% rule that he invented having watched downhill skiers compete in the Nagano Japan Olympics, a few years back. Where…
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The Minibar: What luxury travelers want from their vacations, Why ownership mindset is essential for ICs, and Tipping in France
January 18th, 2024 | Length 00:45:58

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Do You Tip in France? Sometimes—Here’s When and How Much to GiveWhy an Ownership Mindset Is Essential for ICs & How to Cultivate OneHere’s What Luxury Travelers Want From Their Vacations, According to a New…
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Get Other People Talking
January 15th, 2024 | Length 00:06:14

It became glaringly apparent this week that the majority of people today have a need to talk, share and be heard. I have always known but this week I once again saw it in action. I stopped in to visit one of my neighbors (90 years old) and in twenty…
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Special Guest: Steph Lee with Host Agency Reviews and the Educational Event to add to your Calendar
January 12th, 2024 | Length 00:24:17

Steph Lee joins The TIN Lounge today to discuss Host Week, a free educational virtual event that is perfect for new-to-the-industry advisors as well as seasoned advisors looking to learn something new. Register for Host Week here: https://hostagencyreviews.com/page/host-week…
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We All Make Mistakes And Are Approachable
January 8th, 2024 | Length 00:06:51

For those of you who listened to last week's episode, you heard Mike stumble as his memory failed him while remembering his famous 12 Word Marketing Plan. Get up, get out, and make more people glad they know you. (12 words) A listener soon called in, and had fun with Mike…
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Special Guest: Kha Ly with how Travel Advisors can Leverage AI
January 4th, 2024 | Length 00:46:22

Kha Ly is a marketing technologist who will open your minds on how we can use AI to scale our travel businesses. Listen in and start learning about the wonders of AI! Thank you for sharing our podcast and leaving a review!…
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We Are All Writers
January 2nd, 2024 | Length 00:07:28

In this final episode of MIke'd Up Marchev for 2023, Mike reminds us that we are all writers. He references the book by Ann Handley titled EVERYBODY WRITES and reminds us of the importance of graphics, photos and videos in today's communication. Today's message is short, sweet and on target…
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The Minibar: End of Year wrap-up
December 29th, 2023 | Length 00:30:39

Join Korrine and Theresa in a cozy end-of-year conversation about lessons learned and exciting business plans in 2024 Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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Where Has All The Service Gone?
December 27th, 2023 | Length 00:06:13

A few of you might take exception to today's message, but this is the world as I see it, and I'm personally endorsing this week's message. In addition to reminding you that a brand new slate is about to be placed in front of you. You can rewind, re-energize, and…
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The Minibar: Millennials and Gen Z are turning to travel agents, Why travel advisors shouldn't let clients DIY their in-destination tours and activities, and How ASTA is advocating for advisors right now
December 21st, 2023 | Length 00:38:11

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Survey Shows Millennials and Gen Z Are Turning to Travel AgentsHere’s How ASTA is Advocating for Advisors Right Now — and What Agents Can Do to HelpWhy Travel Advisors Shouldn't Let Clients DIY In-Destination Tours…
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The Minibar: What's shaping traveler behavior in 2024, Themed cruises from swingers to Swifties, and the Niches and Destinations that did well in 2023 and that will likely do so again in 2024
December 18th, 2023 | Length 00:31:55

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:These Niches and Destinations Performed Well for Advisors in 2023 — And Will Likely Do So Again in 2024From swingers to Swifties, there's a cruise for every themeWhat's Shaping Traveler Behavior in 2024, According to…
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Never Stop Learning
December 15th, 2023 | Length 00:06:20

Regardless of your age and/or experience it is never time to stop leasrning. In this week's episode Mike shares his thirst for ongoing knowledge before citing three professional sales skills worthy of some serious consideratio0n.…
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PEP: Your 2024 Mission Statement
December 14th, 2023 | Length 00:06:36

This week's episode came from reading, a recent article in Inc. Magazine. The article featured Taylor Swift, who has become a household name whether you enjoy listening to  her music or not. She was recently named person of the year... and we were not. The three items Ms. Swift shared with…
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Nov 29-Keep on Keeping On
December 4th, 2023 | Length 00:09:18

Sharing information for nearly 40 years and writing over 2000 articles on the subjects of sales and marketing can lead to a temporary "lull." I find myself asking, "What can I say today that is new, or at least meaningful?" Well, I think I came up with three reminders worth sharing.…
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Special Guest: Tonya Leigh from The Travel Corporation
November 30th, 2023 | Length 00:26:02

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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Listening Is Still The Key
November 27th, 2023 | Length 00:05:24

Live current events often makle up my weekly messages, and this past week is no exception. We were visiting my wife's brother and sister-in-law in Sarasota, FL when I was once again reminded of the importance of listening. In this instance we were the recipient of a non-stop verbal updating that…
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Advisor Highlight: Katherynne Santos
November 24th, 2023 | Length 00:26:47

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Cruise Lines Extend Israel CancellationsThailand Launches "Come Discovery Your Thailand" Travel ForumCelestyal acquires Aida ship and will rename it DiscoveryHideaway resort opens in Montego BayUS State Department Issues Worldwide…
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Two Important Business Lessons Worth Repeating
November 20th, 2023 | Length 00:06:22

Just as two plus two will always equal four, there are a few business lessons that will always hold true.  In today's episode Mike reminds the listener to The Rule of 7 and Three Percentages worth understanding. It is important for all entrepreneurs to internalize the fact that they have not invented…
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The Minibar: Chasing commissions and How a talent shortage is threatening agencies (and why underqualified advisors aren't the answer)
November 16th, 2023 | Length 00:35:03

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How a Talent Shortage Is Threatening Agencies, and Why Underqualified Advisors Aren't the AnswerWhy Do Travel Agents Have to Chase Their Commissions? As heard on Excess Baggage:TSA Expects Record-Setting Crowds at Airports this Thanksgiving WeekThe…
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Affirmations: The Power of Positive Self-Talk
November 14th, 2023 | Length 00:05:53

Borrowing from the main theme of Serena Williams' latest book, Cultivating a Championship Mindset, this week's episode reminds the listener of the benefits associated with upbeat, positive reminders prior to plying our trade on a daily basis. Mike was first introduced to Affirmations in the early 80's and apparently, accordiong to…
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One-Upsmanship
November 6th, 2023 | Length 00:05:12

Today's reminder is considered MAJOR by Mike in this week's episode. It comes via another live experience from Cooperstown's Clark Gym. Mike reminds us of the importance of letting others share their experiences without our trying to one-up their story. You already know what you know and chances are very few…
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Special Guest: Social Media Trends with Nikita from Travel Agent Collective
November 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:33:14

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Remaining Areas of West Maui Set to Reopen TomorrowScotland to Levy New Cruise TaxDespite Higher Prices, Fall Bookings Are Still Mostly StrongThe Luxury Travel Market Continues to Thrive, Exceeding Expectations
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The Seasons Go Around and Around
November 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:06:34

Today's message clearly reminds us not to wish our lives away. Time has a way of passing us by with or without our consent. Mike shares three personal examples as reminders that the seasons will continue to come and go and it is up to us to take advantage of…
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Behind the Scenes at The TIN Lounge: How to Podcast
October 26th, 2023 | Length 00:23:05

If you've ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes at The TIN Lounge, then this episode is for you. We share how we got started, the tools we use, and how we balance producing our podcast while working full time on our agencies. Find us on social media: Facebook…
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Advisor Highlight: Courtnie Nichols
October 19th, 2023 | Length 00:40:09

Check out our exciting new podcast segment: Advisor Highlight! We can't wait to interview incredible travel advisors about their business models, current challenges, plans for the future, and their definitions of success. Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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Mike Gets a Personal Wake-Up Call
October 17th, 2023 | Length 00:06:11

Today's reminder ionvolves increemental improvement utilizing the Kaizen Technique. A recent visit to a hospital room managed to trigger a move toward health and personal commitment.  Regardless of your age, beginning today begin each day on the floor stretching your aging body. Don't laugh. Don't procrastinate. Just do it. You can…
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The Minibar: Mythbusting Expedition Cruising, Do shoulder seasons still exist, and What to know about upcoming holiday travel
October 12th, 2023 | Length 00:28:46

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel Mythbusters: 7 Misperceptions About Expedition Cruising and How to Overcome ThemDo Shoulder Seasons Still Exist? Advisors Say ‘Sort of’What to Know About the Upcoming Holiday Travel Season As heard on Excess Baggage:U.S. State Department…
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It Sometimes Pays To Look Back
October 9th, 2023 | Length 00:06:04

What does mowing a hayfield have o do with growinbg a business? Plenty, according to Mike and this week's episode. Learning from our mistakes before focusing on the future can pay huge dividends. As a bonus reminder, Mike also suggests that you future pilots use all of the runway and avoid…
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Note Card Friday
October 2nd, 2023 | Length 00:07:08

In this week's episode Mike reminds us of the importance of maintaining relationships by physically indicating a sincere appreciation for the people in our lives who have made a difference. One note a week on a day of your choice (I pick Friday) is all it will take to soon make…
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Keep Your Emails Short & Sweet.
September 25th, 2023 | Length 00:06:36

Today I will be sharing two suggestions brought to light this week. One deals with better communication while the other focuses on the mental aspect of your business. INC Magazine reported in an article this week that the response rate for shorter emails is nearly double that of longer worded emails.…
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Keep Your Emails Short & Sweet.
September 22nd, 2023 | Length 00:06:36

Today I will be sharing two suggestions brought to light this week. One deals with better communication while the other focuses on the mental aspect of your business. INC Magazine reported in an article this week that the response rate for shorter emails is nearly double that of longer worded emails.…
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The Minibar: What you need to know about booking 2024 Olympic Travel Packages, Travel suppliers with the best commissions for travel advisors, and Tips to build stronger relationships and higher profits
September 21st, 2023 | Length 00:32:40

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What You Need to Know About Booking 2024 Official Olympic Travel PackagesTravel Suppliers With the Best Commissions for Travel AdvisorsTips for Travel Advisors to Build Stronger Relationships and Higher Profits As heard on Excess Baggage:Disney…
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Practicing What I Preach
September 14th, 2023 | Length 00:07:52

This week's episode shares an experience Mike had while collecting his brotyher's mail while on vacation. He came across a non-travel iondustry trade magazine and flipped to a marketing article written for building contractors. If  your business has anything to do with people, you are success will largely be determined by…
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The Minibar: Perfecting your client onboarding process and Travels lawyers share top ways advisors need to protect themselves
September 14th, 2023 | Length 00:41:19

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel Lawyers Share the Top Ways Advisors Need to Protect ThemselvesHow Does Your Client Onboarding Process Stack Up? As heard on Excess Baggage:Railbookers offers new Switzerland train journeysASTA hopes to add names to list of…
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Fundamentals
September 11th, 2023 | Length 00:06:39

In preparing for an upcoming presentation, I am trying to decide if brand new material will prove to be appreciated more than tried and true business-building fundamentals. I came to the conclusion that fresh material for the sole purpose of "new" would not be in my audiences' best interest. The basics…
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The Minibar: Three common client objections and how to respond, Best time to book air according to Google, and AI's impact on travel advisors and their careers
September 8th, 2023 | Length 00:38:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:AI Is Not a Tool for Travel Advisors Yet, But Many Believe It Could Impact Their CareerThe Best Time to Book Air, According to Google3 Common Client Objections — And How to Respond As heard on…
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Nancy Friedman
August 31st, 2023 | Length 00:07:05

Today's reminders come thanks to a recent interview I had with The Telephone Doctor ... Nancy Friedman. She is one in a million and gave up an hour of her vacation time in The Keys to meet with the members of The Inner Circle. What a gift. Erasing the word "no"…
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Communication Is The Magic Pill
August 24th, 2023 | Length 00:04:18

The long and the short of this week's message, reminder, lesson and/or episode can be compared to another blinding flash of the obvious. I have nothing NEW to share with you this week, but today's post is as important as any. Silence, or lack of updated client communication, opens the door…
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Follow Up: The Secret Ingredient
August 22nd, 2023 | Length 00:06:28

On two occasions this week, I was reminded of the importance of follow-up. My first example came from my having to order a new cell phone case and a sincere thank you card that accompanied the package. My second example came from a Eye Doctor who made time to follow-up with her…
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The Minibar: Wildfire recovery efforts in Maui, How to sell travel to clients who have never used an advisor, and Travel-related stress deconstructed
August 17th, 2023 | Length 00:45:22

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What to Know About Maui’s Wildfire Recovery Efforts and How Travelers Can HelpHow to Sell Travel to Clients Who Never Used an AdvisorTravel-related stress, deconstructed As heard on Excess Baggage:Riviera River Cruises Launches Booking Incentive
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The Little Wonders Playbook
August 14th, 2023 | Length 00:08:30

I do not normally make it a habit to recommend books that I have read to my audience unless I really feel it will do them some good. With this in mind, I recently read a book about personal change, titled the little wonders playbook without hesitation, I recommend this…
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Special Guest: Jazzmine Douse with AmaWaterways
August 10th, 2023 | Length 00:32:24

Join Korrine and Theresa as they discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in travel with Jazzmine Douse of AmaWaterways Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com www.amawaterways.com/soulful…
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Masterful Marketing
August 4th, 2023 | Length 00:07:20

Sometimes it makes sense to read a book twice if you gained a great deal of information and stimulation from it on the first read. This is exactly what happened to me this past week when I was introduced to a book by Alan Weiss and Lisa lighter, titled masterful…
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The Minibar: Digital Authorization for travelers to Europe next year, Handling suppliers' terms and conditions, and How to find the best DMC to work with
August 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:16:59

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Reminder: Travelers to Europe Will Need Digital Authorization Next YearHandling suppliers' terms and conditionsHow to Find the Best Destination Management Company to Work With As heard on Excess Baggage:Ruins of Nero’s Theater Found at Four…
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You Mut Be In It To Win It
July 28th, 2023 | Length 00:04:29

I was recently reminded that in order to experience a positive outcome, you must become an active participant. In this episode Mike uses a billion dollar lottery winner as an example of being "in it to win it." The same relationship holds true when trying to build a profitable travel business.…
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You Must Be In It To Win It
August 2nd, 2023 | Length 00:04:29

I was recently reminded that in order to experience a positive outcome, you must become an active participant. In this episode Mike uses a billion dollar lottery winner as an example of being "in it to win it." The same relationship holds true when trying to build a profitable travel business.…
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Special Guests: Emma Weissman and Mindy Poder from TravelAge West
July 27th, 2023 | Length 00:35:15

Join Korrine and Theresa as they chat with Emma and Mindy about all things Future Leaders in Travel Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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Leveraging Testimonials
July 20th, 2023 | Length 00:05:26

I recently received an email from a very happy travel agent who was sharing her delight after a successful group trip to Ireland. The post trip kudos she received along with a generous monetary "tip" was overwhelming. She shared the many kind notes with me and asked how she might…
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Special Guest: Richard Earls with Toby AI
July 20th, 2023 | Length 00:34:56

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Rail Europe introduces Greek Islands ferry passExpedia Group lays off employees in U.S. and abroad: ReportCarnival Cruise Line Rolling Out New Dinner Menus Across FleetClub Med Launching New Wellness and…
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We All Need To Make a Difference
July 13th, 2023 | Length 00:04:38

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev reminds us that we are all in a position to make a differfence. After spotting a supermarket bagger looking like death warmed over, I was reminded of a YouTube clip I watched a few years back. After reading my message today, you might want…
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The Minibar: Addressing the Advisor Shortage, 2023 TravelAge West Trendsetter Award Winners, and Is Technology a challenge or benefit to agencies
July 13th, 2023 | Length 00:42:01

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How the 2023 TravelAge West Trendsetter Award Winners Are Leveling Up Their BusinessesWhat the Agency Industry Is Doing to Address the Advisor ShortageAdvisor Insight: Is Technology a Challenge or Benefit to Agencies As heard on Excess…
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Practice 7.6.23
July 7th, 2023 | Length 00:05:23

While enjoying a morning cup of coffee on my back porch in upstate New York, I found myself thinking of the difference between a professional and an amateur. My mind segued to the professional golfer, and I reminded myself that at 6:30 a.m. in the morning the professional golfer would…
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The Minibar: How to check your passport status and what to do if it's taking too long, Why you should try traveling sober, and the Hottest Insta-worthy destinations right now
July 6th, 2023 | Length 00:37:02

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How to Check Your Passport Status—and What to Do if It’s Taking Too LongWhy You Should Try Traveling Sober, Even if You’re a DrinkerThe hottest Insta-worthy destinations right now As heard on Excess Baggage:Celebrity Cruises…
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Communication:Follow Up
June 26th, 2023 | Length 00:05:16

Today's episode features two examples of service providers, falling asleep at the wheel when it came to communicating properly on what appear to be closed deals. It is not the buyers responsibility to keep in touch with the seller. In today's episode, Mike stresses the importance of communicating often after…
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An Interview With Geraldine Red
June 16th, 2023 | Length 00:48:53

While speaking at Travel Leaders  EDGEConference this year in Nashville, Tennessee, I met a fellow speaker by the name of Geraldine Red. Over a cup of coffee, I was so impressed with the experience and information Geraldine shared with me so I asked her if she would be interested in being…
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Sailing the Danube w/ Cruise Director Istvan
June 13th, 2023 | Length 00:14:22

Last month, I sailed the Danube with Avalon Waterways. During the sailing, I sat down with Cruise Director, Istvan, to chat about the Danube, Avalon's Active & Discovery program, and more. …
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Don't Take The Telephone For Granted
June 9th, 2023 | Length 00:04:39

Without the luxury of body, language or facial expressions, the way you modulate your voice and tone over the telephone, is largely responsible for the future success of the current communication. Due to the fact that most of us can become overworked and overwhelmed, we often pick up the telephone…
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Special Guest: Whitney Shindelar and The Hive
June 8th, 2023 | Length 00:34:24

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Korrine and Theresa discuss a powerful new research tool for travel advisors with Whitney Shindelar, founder of The Hive. Find The Hive on Instagram: @thehive.travel…
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Sometimes You Have Nothing To Say
June 7th, 2023 | Length 00:04:57

Sometimes you just don't have anything of value to add to the conversation. That is exactly what happened to me prior to this month's first episode of MIKE'd UP MARCHEV.  I am a few days late in recording episode #1 for the month of June. This was because I just…
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The Minibar: Paris Olympics 2024 packages and Top client gift ideas
June 1st, 2023 | Length 00:26:06

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:On Location Unveils Travel Packages for Paris Olympics 2024Travel Advisors Share Their Top Client Gift Ideas As heard on Excess Baggage:NOAA Forecasts Near-Normal 2023 Hurricane Season with 12-17 Named StormsIntrepid Relaunches Cycling Tours for 2023
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You Are Always Being Watched
May 30th, 2023 | Length 00:04:26

Today's message comes from a parking lot in Oneonta, NY. I watched as an unknowing patient at a medical center offered aid to a mother-son who obviously needed assistance ... but refused. Unlike most people in his position, this man resorted to Plan B. I watched the entire situatioon unfold and…
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The Minibar: A Strategy for attracting bigger clients, How ASTA advocates for travel agency community, and Moving on from social media
May 25th, 2023 | Length 00:28:47

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Editorial: A Strategy for Attracting Bigger ClientsHow ASTA Advocates for the Travel Agency CommunityMoving on from social media As heard on Excess Baggage:TSA Will Now Allow Teens to Access PreCheck with Parents or Guardians25…
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Do Your Customers Keep You Awake At Night?
May 22nd, 2023 | Length 00:05:28

Today's reminder comes via page 77 of Donald Miller's new book titled Building a Story Brand. And I quote: "The day we stop losing sleep over the success of our own companies and start losing sleep over the success of our customers is the day our businesses will start growing again." Instead…
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The Minibar: Boundaries to help ease travel agent burnout, Find the right client with four questions, and Maximizing AI for TAs
May 19th, 2023 | Length 00:36:53

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:6 Boundaries That Will Help Ease Travel Agent BurnoutFind the right client with four questionsMaximizing Artificial Intelligence for Travel Advisors: 5 Tips for Success As heard on Excess Baggage:U.S. State Department Updates Jamaica Travel Warning…
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EDGE -INTERESTING
May 15th, 2023 | Length 00:04:34

In this episode of Mike's Up Marchev I will be sharing an observation I've had for many years and one that resurfaced last week at a travel conference in Nashville, TN. I refer to this as one upmanship, and I think it is a reminder for everyone, whether they are involved…
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The Minibar: Tips for delivering bad news to clients, Record demand for travel, and New ways to fly
May 12th, 2023 | Length 00:25:23

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Bowman’s Travel Brief: New Ways to FlyWar + inflation + airline meltdowns = record demandTips for Delivering Bad News to Your Clients As heard on Excess Baggage:Avalon Waterways Adds New Departures to Meet DemandResilient…
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You Made My Day!
May 5th, 2023 | Length 00:08:17

Welcome to another edition of Mike'd Up Marchev. Today I want to share a message I recently shared with a group from Cooperstown, NY, home of he Baseball Hall of Fame. I want you to begin looking for and seeking out opportunities to perform a kindnes to some unsuspecting person in…
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The Minibar: Travel Trends to expect this summer, Reasons you need to use a travel advisor, and Ways to get over postflight aches
May 4th, 2023 | Length 00:33:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:9 Ways to Get Over Postflight Aches Fast5 Travel Trends to Expect This Summer5 Reasons You Need to Use a Travel Advisor Now More Than Ever As heard on Excess Baggage:50% of People Are More…
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The Dress Sans Note
May 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:05:54

Today's lesson comes from yet another real example from my life. This one involves a high priced dress coupled to another blown opportunity to solidify a long-lasting relationship. It does not take much ladies and gentlemen to distance yourself from the competition. In today's example, it was a simple thank you…
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Special Guest: What TAs need to know about E&O insurance with Iesha Brewton
April 20th, 2023 | Length 00:26:32

In this episode, Korrine and Theresa chat with Iesha Brewton of the Insurance Concierge, LLC about E&O insurance basics. Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned advisor, this episode is for you if you want to protect yourself and your agency. Find us on social media: Facebook &…
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Special Guest: What TAs need to know about E&O insurance with Iesha Brewton
April 21st, 2023 | Length 00:26:32

In this episode, Korrine and Theresa chat with Iesha Brewton of the Insurance Concierge, LLC about E&O insurance basics. Whether you're new to the industry or a seasoned advisor, this episode is for you if you want to protect yourself and your agency. Find us on social media: Facebook &…
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Insist On Taking Insurance
April 17th, 2023 | Length 00:05:13

In today's episode, I'm highlighting a true example of making a poor financial decision when investing a significant amount of money on a trip involving multiple suppliers. The thought that a mid trip disaster would never happen to you is a common faux pas. In the true example I share with…
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The Minibar: How Travel Advisors can use artificial intelligence to get ahead, What really happens when you don't switch your phone to "airplane mode", and Discovering La Paz, Mexico
April 13th, 2023 | Length 00:32:07

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What Really Happens if You Don’t Switch Your Phone to “Airplane Mode” In-FlightDiscover La Paz, MexicoHow Travel Advisors Can Get Ahead Using Artificial Intelligence As heard on Excess Baggage:Princess Cruises Unveils New Seafood RestaurantThe…
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Don't Be The Leak
April 11th, 2023 | Length 00:06:22

I was having trouble deciding what message I wanted to share with you during this week's podcast, when I came up with another true example that happened to me recently. I was in a conversation with a trusted friend when the he said to me, "I am not supposed to share…
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The Minibar: Trending European Foodie Destinations, Additional Soulful Epicurean Experience with AmaWaterways, and Dude Ranches Travel Advisors should know about
April 10th, 2023 | Length 00:34:23

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Eye on Europe: Trending Foodie DestinationsAmaWaterways Announces Additional ‘Soulful Epicurean Experience’ Cruises5 Great Dude Ranches Travel Advisors Should Know About As heard on Excess Baggage:More than 7 in 10 Travel Advisors Say Clients Prefer All-Inclusive…
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We All Need Kudos
April 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:05:17

Stimulated by Seth Godin's recent post, Mike shares his thoughts on the importance of recognizing and applauding other's good deeds. A reference to former NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton of the Minnesota Vikings drives the message home. Confident people applaud others openly and freely. But the fact remains, we all need to…
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Special Guest: Marketing and Selling Strategies with Shanel Knight (Regent Seven Seas Cruises)
March 30th, 2023 | Length 00:38:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com…
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There Are No Guarantees
March 27th, 2023 | Length 00:05:09

Today's episode has two reminders I want to share with you. I am using the NCAA Annual Basketball Tournament  (March Madness) to help drive my messages home. The first one reminds us that althgough you may be favored, there are no guarantees in sports or in business. The second message reminds us…
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The Minibar: Saying NO to new business and New findings on women travelers
March 23rd, 2023 | Length 00:41:19

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Trafalgar Unveils New Findings on Women TravelersWhy Travel Advisors Need to Learn to Say No to New Business As heard on Excess Baggage:A Massive Sargassum 'Blob' Could Heavily Impact Florida Beaches this SummerAvanti Adds Tenerife…
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March Madness: Would-a, could-a, should-a
March 16th, 2023 | Length 00:04:59

In today's episode, I am going to remind you of the importance of paying close attention to the details and the fundamentals of building your business long before those details and fundamentals come into play. I will be using March Madness as an example of how many people are excited come…
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The Minibar: How to get a passport quickly if you've lost yours, 62% of Americans planning to spend more on travel in 2023, and Travelers believe working with TAs is the only way to get a true luxury experience
March 16th, 2023 | Length 00:30:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Lost Your Passport? Here’s How to Get a New One QuicklyStats: 62% of Americans Planning to Spend More on Travel in 2023Travelers Believe That Working With Advisors Is Only Way to Get a True Luxury…
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Avalon Waterways' Exotic Itineraries
March 5th, 2023 | Length 00:22:56

Last month I interviewed Pam Hoffee, President of Avalon Waterways. We sat down to record a three interviews that we will feature over the next few weeks.  In our first segment, Pam and I chatted about her recent trip to Egypt to cruise the Nile. We talked about Avalon's exotic itineraries and other…
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Follow Through While Hitting The Hot Button
March 6th, 2023 | Length 00:08:58

I believe it is safe to say that in many, if not most instances sales people from all walks of lifefail to follow through in an expeditious fashion. In today's episode Mike shares a recent experience he had with an automobile insurance salesman who had a great opportunity to make a…
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The Minibar: Tips & Tricks for travelers heading to Europe this summer and 19 Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts with fine dining
March 3rd, 2023 | Length 00:39:01

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:15 Tips & Tricks For Travelers Heading to Europe This Summer19 Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts with the Finest Dining As heard on Excess Baggage:G Adventures Is Returning to PeruOceania Cruises Names Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis…
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The Minibar: Tips & Tricks for travelers heading to Europe this summer and 19 Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts with fine dining
March 9th, 2023 | Length 00:39:01

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:15 Tips & Tricks For Travelers Heading to Europe This Summer19 Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts with the Finest Dining As heard on Excess Baggage:G Adventures Is Returning to PeruOceania Cruises Names Celebrity Chef Giada De Laurentiis…
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Target The Influencers
February 24th, 2023 | Length 00:06:37

In this week's episode I will be sharing an unexpected phone call I receioved from a man soliciting advice on how to maintain a travel business during his later years. I suggested he leverage his time-proven skills and avoid trying to reinvent the wheel. Teaching an old dog new tricks…
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The Minibar: 6 Signs of a tire kicker, Three top travel trends, and Getting started designing tailor-made groups
February 23rd, 2023 | Length 00:42:27

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:6 Signs a New Client Might Be a Tire KickerWeek in Review: “Flexcations,” Romance and Family TravelGetting Started Designing Tailor-Made Groups As heard on Excess Baggage:United Airlines Promises to Keep Families Together with New Ticket…
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Passion Verses Leverage
February 17th, 2023 | Length 00:08:39

Today's two-parter reminds us that passion alone won't pay the bills. Identifying reliable and trusting clients who appreciate your contributions and are willing to pay for them is the key. Remember, hard work for hard work sake is often wasted energy. The distance and value of everything you do (one step…
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PBI Airport
February 10th, 2023 | Length 00:06:26

I recently made a judgment-call at West Palm Beach Airport that woul dsoon prove to be a bit premature. I approached thhe United Airlines ticket counter and was immediately welcomed by a woman who might have been wearing the largest frown I have seen in the last 73-years. I felt…
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Old Material Can Spell Good News
February 6th, 2023 | Length 00:06:53

In all probability, you are already sitting on a Goldmine of information. I am not talking about news. I'm talking about work you have already completed in the past. In this episode I will remind you that you are a lot better than you think you are.   The recent experience found…
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The Minibar: Consumers want more personalization in travel planning, ChatGPT as a travel planner, and review of Flytographer around the world
February 2nd, 2023 | Length 00:33:03

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Review: Flytographer for Travel Photo Shoots in Maui, Paris, Los Cabos and BeyondCan ChatGPT be a travel planner? We tested it outConsumers Want More Personalization When It Comes to Travel Planning As heard on Excess Baggage:
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Lead Generation Plus The 52-Week Sales Planner
January 30th, 2023 | Length 00:07:21

On Friday, February 10th at 1 PM eastern, Mike is going to conduct his second complimentary business-building webinar for 2023. In this session Mike will explain how to design and implement your own 2-Step Lead Generation Program. He will also outloine the specifics of his 52-Week Sales Planning System. In today's…
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Episode 27 with Special Guest Parisa Pouramn of The Travel Corporation and TreadRight
January 26th, 2023 | Length 00:29:53

Let's talk Sustainable Travel with Parisa Pouramn, Marketing and Communications Manager at The Travel Corporation and TreadRight Referenced resources in the episode:All things impact at TTC: https://impact.ttc.com/TreadRight website: https://www.treadright.org/Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Checklist: https://www.treadright.org/checklist/Animal Welfare Policy: https://www.treadright.org/animalwelfare/ Find us…
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Leverage Your Daily Activities
January 20th, 2023 | Length 00:06:25

When my 3-year old great neice decided to call me Grumpish little did I know what a stir that nickname wouild and could create. In fact, when I wore my Grumpish T-Shirt to the driving range the4 other day, no fewer than three people stopped me to inquire. I was…
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The Minibar: Strategies to sell to Gen Z, Texting TSA, and more headlines!
January 19th, 2023 | Length 00:31:41

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Did You Know? You Can Text TSA Your Travel QuestionsWeek in Review: IC Rule Change, FAA Outage, China Reopens5 Strategies to Sell More Travel to Gen Zs As heard on Excess Baggage:Journese Rewards Advisors with…
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The Power of Referrals
January 13th, 2023 | Length 00:07:08

In this episode Mike reminds the listener of how powerful and effective referrals are in this day and age of "doubt." He also reminds us that it is okay to reread books that made a difference in your life. Reading Recommendations: Everybody Writes by Ann Handley Bird by Bird by Ann LaMott Atomic Habits…
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The Minibar: Humanizing the client-advisor relationship, Banner year for the cruise industry, and Keeping the customer satisfied
January 12th, 2023 | Length 00:30:33

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Now more than ever, we must keep the customer satisfiedWhy the Cruise Industry Is Poised for a Banner YearHumanizing the client-advisor relationship As heard on Excess Baggage:Norwegian Cruise Line Brings Back COVID-19 RequirementsUniworld Announces…
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2023 Kick-Off Cliff Notes On Strategy
January 9th, 2023 | Length 00:10:00

Happy new year everybody. We are off and running another year of episodes designed to get you thinking and eventually working toward your personal success. In today's program I shared a few abbreviated ideas as they related to sales, marketing, customer service, time management, and a word you can hang…
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The Minibar: Charging fees and 10 Mistakes travel advisors should avoid in 2023
January 5th, 2023 | Length 00:39:20

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Most Travel Advisors Are Charging Fees10 Mistakes Travel Advisors Should Avoid in 2023 As heard on Excess Baggage:Hotel staffing is a top concern for tour operators in 2023Carnival names Emeril Lagasse chief culinary officerCollette…
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2022 Year End Episode with Special Guest Jenn Lee
December 29th, 2022 | Length 00:49:46

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Celestyal Launches First Online Training ProgramReport: Delta Air Lines Expected to Launch Free WiFi in 2023Mexico Hosted More Than 5 Million Cruise Tourists This YearHolland America Unveils 2024 Europe Itineraries
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Six-Tips To Help Differentiate Yourself in 2023.
December 29th, 2022 | Length 00:09:42

In this final episode of the year 2022, I wanted to leave you with a few recommendations that you could actually follow which would actually make a difference in the new year. These six reminders have to do with the way you handle emails, your manners on the telephone, one-to-one…
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Are You Willing To Pay The Price?
December 27th, 2022 | Length 00:08:30

It is no surprise that most everybody you meet today wants to be healthy, wealthy and wise. The truth is however, that not everybody want to pay the price to make this wish a reality. The "want" is often obvious. The "do" is often lacking. In this week's episode, Mike uses…
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Lessons From This Year's World Cup
December 19th, 2022 | Length 00:06:29

Shame on me. I stopped watching this year's World Cup at halftime figurine that Argentina was going to win easily been up to goals to one at the time. Little did I know that this will turn out to be the best World Cup final ever. France scored two goals…
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The Minibar: What Solo Travelers Want and how to book it, Gifting travel this winter, and Inclusive Marketing
December 12th, 2022 | Length 00:37:27

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What Solo Travelers Want and How to Book ItMajority of Americans Consider Gifting Travel this WinterInclusive Marketing: A Conscious Approach in Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:One International Destination Is Trending Higher for Americans Traveling…
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Riviera River Cruises' Extended Black Friday Promo W/ Marilyn Conroy
December 9th, 2022 | Length 00:21:50

This week Marilyn Conroy joins the podcast to share Riviera's Extended Black Friday promotion and share her experience onboard her most recent Riviera trip. …
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Key Differentiator: Return phone calls pronto
December 12th, 2022 | Length 00:06:55

It seems that poor customer service is fast becoming an epidemic. That is not to say the customers themselves don't need a little spit and polish these days. Part One of today's missive has to do with indifference. Part Two presents a "live" example of how easy it is to…
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Most Of Us Are Just Too Tight. (Stretching)
December 1st, 2022 | Length 00:12:28

Tghius week's episode can be considered as Part Two with special guesat and Triathlete Coach with Multi-Ironman finishes, Frank Adornato. Today Frank will walk us through the importance of stretching and the difference a little discipline can make to our lives in this small area. Fifteen minutes each and every day…
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Celebrating The Holidays With AmaWaterways (W/ Kristin Karst)
November 30th, 2022 | Length 00:23:34

This week I am joined by AmaWaterways Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Kristin Karst. Kristin and I sat down to chat about her latest journey to Europe, as well as how AmaWaterways will welcome guests during the holidays. …
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Episode 26
December 1st, 2022 | Length 00:49:48

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Know when and where you can negotiateMexico’s Top Destinations Beyond the BeachesASTA Details 2022 Election Impact on Travel AdvisorsSurvey: Travelers Want to Experience Destinations as Locals, Crave More Authenticity13 Top Travel Trends to…
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You Are What You Eat
November 28th, 2022 | Length 00:16:05

In this episode I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my triathlon coach, friend, and mentor about the importance of nutrition and the relationship between calories in versus calories out. The bigger picture concerns better personal and businerss productivity. Nobody knows more about this important topioc than…
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The Minibar: Early Wave Season, Hotels making up ground on short-term rentals, Travel Agency and Advisor Trends,
November 25th, 2022 | Length 00:38:23

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel Industry Study Reveals Latest Travel Agency, Advisor TrendsHotels are making up ground on short-term rentalsSigns point to an early Wave season, say some advisors and execs As heard on Excess Baggage:Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Continue to…
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The Minibar: River Cruise outlook for 2023, The Explorean Cozumel, and new IC rules for travel advisors
November 21st, 2022 | Length 00:31:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Does the Turmoil Over Independent Contractor Rules Threaten Travel Advisors?The Explorean Cozumel, a Luxury Sanctuary in the Middle of the Mexican Caribbean JungleThe Outlook for River Cruising in 2023 As heard on Excess Baggage:Antigua's Jolly…
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Just Call Them ....
November 18th, 2022 | Length 00:05:09

In today's episode I want to share a phone call I had yesterday with an old friend of mine. He recently contacted a person who he knew years ago for no reason other than to say hello. He was so delighted with the following 20-minute phone call that he had…
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if you knew you couldn't fail
November 11th, 2022 | Length 00:05:30

In today's episode Mike asked the pointed question, "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?" Isn't example, he asks if you would have bought a Powerball ticket with a prize of over $1 billion dollars last week if you absolutely knew that your numbers were going to…
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Motivation Is a Do-It-To-Yourself Proposition
November 7th, 2022 | Length 00:05:00

I can't motivate you. Thius is something you have to do for yourself. What I can do is "stimulate" your thinking so that you can connect with a certain message and thereby find the reasons to re-energizxe yourself so you can overcome your next challenge. In today's episode I will share…
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The Minibar: Increased interest in becoming a travel agent, Travel+Leisure curating trips for TAs to sell, and Christmas Markets to tell your clients about
November 7th, 2022 | Length 00:20:02

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:There’s Increased Interest in Becoming a Travel Agent, as the Number of New Advisors RisesTravel+Leisure is curating trips for travel advisors to sell11 Christmas Markets to Tell Your Clients About As heard on Excess Baggage:Mexico…
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Focus, Discipline & The Shiney Bauble Syndrome
October 31st, 2022 | Length 00:07:34

As "happening" entrepreneurs we have a tendency to bounce from idea to idea without seeing any one project through to fruition. This is a common trait of people with our personalities. It is not bad, but it also is not the best behavior if we are seeking a more attrtactive…
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Focus, Discipline & The Shiney Bauble Syndrome
December 12th, 2022 | Length 00:07:34

As "happening" entrepreneurs we have a tendency to bounce from idea to idea without seeing any one project through to fruition. This is a common trait of people with our personalities. It is not bad, but it also is not the best behavior if we are seeking a more attrtactive…
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Episode 25
October 27th, 2022 | Length 00:51:38

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How to Use Video Marketing to Boost Travel SalesWhere and When to Go Whale Watching in the CaribbeanHow to Get Your Clients To Tiptoe Into LuxuryOvercoming the River Cruise (and Other Tour) Hassles of…
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The Minibar: Travelers prioritizing customer service, Best Places for water sports in the Caribbean, and Must-try food tours and experiences in the Caribbean
October 17th, 2022 | Length 00:32:40

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:The Best Places for Water Sports in the CaribbeanTravelers Prioritizing Solid Customer ServiceMust-Try Food Tours and Experiences in the Caribbean As heard on Excess Baggage:Disneyland’s ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’ Celebration Coming January 2023Hong…
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Rudeness Seems To Be On The Upswing
October 12th, 2022 | Length 00:06:41

Is it jsut me or is our society becoming more rude and less caring than ever before. At first I thought it was just me but for reasons unclear to me, more and more people are beginning to exhibit behaviors that are unattractive at best. In this week's episode, Mike…
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Last Impressions Are Lasting
October 10th, 2022 | Length 00:04:37

This week's topic for discussion came as a result from a visit to the local tractor store in upstate New York. A small courtesy demonstrated by the salesman conjured up a memory I have been carrying with me for over 30-years. It involves the importance of making a good last…
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Make Hay While The Sun Shines
October 3rd, 2022 | Length 00:05:25

When the opportunity presents itself, take it. That is the reminder in this week's episode. Mike shares a farming analogy reminding us that procrastination is what prevents you from being more than you can be. Is today's message a stretch? You be the judge.…
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Relationships
September 26th, 2022 | Length 00:06:40

Welcome to another episode of MIKE'd UP MARCHEV. I was driving to the Albany airport on my way to a speaking assignment I had in Orlando the following day. I was in the car on route around 5 PM Friday evening and that is when I wanted to pass on…
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The Minibar: This year's best destinations for Millennial Travelers, Cruise cravings, and Selling luxury villas
September 23rd, 2022 | Length 00:29:33

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What Is Luxury Villa Travel and How to Sell This Lucrative NicheAmerican Travelers Are Craving Cruises Again, Study ShowsThis Year’s Best City Destinations for Millennial Travelers As heard on Excess Baggage:Hong Kong Could Drop Hotel…
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Return Communications Pronto
September 16th, 2022 | Length 00:06:36

In today's hectic world where everybody is "trying" to communicate with a lot of others, it has become obvious that this intended communication is failing to materialize. Many of today's communication attempts boil down to lip-service and procrastinating forgetfulness. And here is where a huge opportunity presents itself for making it…
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The Minibar: Family Ski Vacation ideas, Using TikTok and Instagram to sell to Millennials and Gen Z, and Best things to do in Cancun beyond the beach
September 20th, 2022 | Length 00:42:58

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:How to Sell Travel to Millennials and Gen Zs Through TikTok and InstagramBest Things To Do in Cancun Beyond the Beach3 Great Family Ski Vacations for the Holidays As heard on Excess Baggage:Globus Family of…
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The Minibar: Your rights during a flight delay or cancellation, Global adventure travel stats, and Defying cruise categorizations
September 20th, 2022 | Length 00:34:30

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Stats: Global Adventure Travel to Quadruple Growth by 2032DEFYING CRUISE CATEGORIZATIONWhat Are Your Rights During a Flight Delay or Cancellation? As heard on Excess Baggage:Carnival Luminosa Officially Joins Carnival Cruise Line FleetHyatt Adds Five…
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Overcoming The Beginner's Curve
September 20th, 2022 | Length 00:07:39

In this episode Mike uses the piano as the analogy to help simplify the challenges that come with building a business. Once you understand how things work, you will be well on your way to playing music, or doing business with, people who are eager to listen. In this episode…
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Communication Is a Two Way Street
September 2nd, 2022 | Length 00:07:26

In in this weeks episode, Mike shares a back porch conversation he had with a former college fraternity brother from over 50 years ago. The general observation was that most people seek validation and confirmation for their current views from any source available. It seems that fewer people are open…
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Episode 24
August 31st, 2022 | Length 00:53:17

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What's Trending in Niche Travel Tours?At DOT, ASTA lays out opposition to air-ticket refund planLeisure Travel Trends Are Changing RapidlyNear-Term Cruise Trends to Know NowGetting serious about sustainabilityASTA Endorses Travel Agent Fees…
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The Minibar: Our chat with Suzy Schreiner on chartering your own yacht in Croatia
August 25th, 2022 | Length 00:43:05

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Sailing in Croatia with Lastavica episode To reach Suzy Shreiner: suzy@azurebluevacations.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Atlas Ocean's World Traveller Sails in Antarctica for Inaugural SeasonCancun Eliminates Mandatory Customs Forms for Arriving TouristsPrincess Cruises will enable guests…
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Send Invitations At Every Opportunity
August 24th, 2022 | Length 00:06:38

This week I am going to share with you another tactic that worked for me and was also instrumental in building my speaking career. This time, it ocurred in Nahville, TN. I was taking part in a speaker's showcase and paid for the opportunity to speak for 15 minutes in front…
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Nothing Ventured--Nothing Gained
August 22nd, 2022 | Length 00:06:25

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev remnds us that the next one could be the big one. Waiting patiently for an opportunity to introduce myself to an ASTA (American Association of Travel Agents) representative paid off handsomely in years to come. 19 countries later, I still owe my international speaking…
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The Minibar: Why travel is about to get much cheaper, Increased business from new-to-agent clients, and Ten unwritten rules of travel
August 18th, 2022 | Length 00:36:01

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Why Travel Is About to Get Much CheaperTravel Advisors Report Increased Business from New-to-Agent ClientsThe Ten Unwritten Rules of Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:This River Cruise Will Allow Clients to Sail San Francisco and…
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The Flavor of The Month
August 15th, 2022 | Length 00:07:11

I recently attended a webinar explaining the pros and cons of using Instagram Reels to promote your travel services. The program was well attended and as far as I was concerned, very well presented. I will add however, it will take more than a single hour to internalize the workings of…
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The Minibar: Our week with Azamara
August 12th, 2022 | Length 00:33:31

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Staffing Shortages Force Princess Cruises to Cancel Multiple SailingsClub Med to Unveil Three New Ski Resorts in DecemberDisney says park attendance often exceeds 2019 levelsNCLH says cruise bookings jumped after…
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Crafting Your Elevator Speech
August 5th, 2022 | Length 00:09:52

Call it an elevator speech, an audio logo or simply your marketing message, in this week's episode Mike will provide a few key hints on how to prepare a believable response to the popular question, "So, what do you do?" As an added attraction, if you send Mike an email at…
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Communication: More Than Just a Buzz Word
July 29th, 2022 | Length 00:05:42

Lawsuits have become normal reactions to misunderstandings both large and small. In this episode, Mike shares a current example of a good thig going bad due to a simplle lack of communication. Regardless of your trade, there is no substitute for keeping your clients "in the loop." Don 't sue me.…
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Episode 23
July 28th, 2022 | Length 00:48:30

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com Theresa’s Luggage Link Discussion:How to Travel More Without Spending MoreHere Is Some of the New CDC Guidance on Cruise Ship TravelOTA Lastminute.com's CEO and COO Arrested in COVID Fraud ProbeWhy Shoulder Season Is the…
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July 21-Effective Marketing
July 25th, 2022 | Length 00:08:41

In today's episode Mike will remind you that every lead and every customer may not be a particular good fit for your business. That being said however, effective marketing remains an important aspect of your daily responsibilities. In order for effective marketing to take place your specific activities must incrementally…
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Effective Marketing
August 15th, 2022 | Length 00:08:41

In today's episode Mike will remind you that every lead and every customer may not be a particular good fit for your business. That being said however, effective marketing remains an important aspect of your daily responsibilities. In order for effective marketing to take place your specific activities must incrementally…
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The Minibar: US Travel demand holds strong, 6 Tips for better cybersecurity while traveling, and 7 Reasons why Iceland is a must-see destination
July 19th, 2022 | Length 00:39:47

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Stats: U.S. Travel Demand Holds Strong Despite Inflation6 Tips for Better Cybersecurity While Traveling7 Reasons Why Iceland Is a Must-See Destination to Book Now and Into 2023 As heard on Excess Baggage:Globus Family of Brands to…
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OMMEGANG JULY 14
July 19th, 2022 | Length 00:06:49

The question Mike asks you during this week's episode is, "What are you doing this summer to maintain visibility while ensuring an ongoing relationship with your current database?" Mike was introduced to a refreshing idea this past week at the Ommegang Brewery just outside Cooperstown New York. It is a great…
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Visibility and Ongoing Value
August 15th, 2022 | Length 00:06:49

The question Mike asks you during this week's episode is, "What are you doing this summer to maintain visibility while ensuring an ongoing relationship with your current database?" Mike was introduced to a refreshing idea this past week at the Ommegang Brewery just outside Cooperstown New York. It is a great…
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Landing Pages
July 9th, 2022 | Length 00:05:44

In today's episode I want to review the importance of, and the proper use of, what is commonly referred to as a landing page. So as not to confuse the issue, I will keep today's program simple and on point. A landing page is a single page within one's website whose…
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Minibar07.07.2022
July 8th, 2022 | Length 00:27:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Apple Air Tag Review: Why You Need this Travel Accessory if You Check BagsStudy Reveals Best Worldwide Cities for Bachelor/Bachelorette Party GroupsWould Fining Airlines Resolve Flight Delays and Cancellations?Marriott Hotels and TED Partner to Debut…
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The Minibar: Apple Air Tags for your luggage, Best worldwide cities for Bachelor(ette) parties, Fining airlines, and Marriott and TED partner to debut immersive guest rooms
December 12th, 2022 | Length 00:27:32

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Apple Air Tag Review: Why You Need this Travel Accessory if You Check BagsStudy Reveals Best Worldwide Cities for Bachelor/Bachelorette Party GroupsWould Fining Airlines Resolve Flight Delays and Cancellations?Marriott Hotels and TED Partner to Debut…
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Episode 22
July 6th, 2022 | Length 00:51:02

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:An Essential Guide to Tipping in FranceMaui Family Travel: Tips for a Successful Pandemic-Era Trip With Kids11 European Countries Where Americans Can Work AbroadThe opportunity in misunderstood marketsYacht-Style Cruising: A Niche Within a Niche
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Call Me When You Are In a "Funk"
June 27th, 2022 | Length 00:08:14

Life is a sine wave regardless of your past current or future status in life, you will exhibit a life flow that will include both highs and lows. In today's episode, Mike shares a recent phone call he had with a person who is driving himself into a dangerously low…
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Riviera River Cruises' Exciting 2022 Promotion
June 24th, 2022 | Length 00:32:38

As river cruising finally seems to be returning to normal, so will our podcast.  This week I am joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises. Marilyn gives a great overview for those who are unfamiliar with Riviera and also shares an exciting promotion on Riviera's 2022 sailings.  Contact me: britton.frost@gmail.com VOTE FOR…
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The Minibar: Booking boom after inbound testing requirement ends, Tourist access limited on Amalfi Coast drive, and Affluent travelers paying more for sustainable travel
June 23rd, 2022 | Length 00:33:26

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Virtuoso Survey Says Affluent Travelers Will Pay More for Sustainable TravelOfficials Limit Tourist Access on Italy’s Iconic Amalfi Coast DriveU.S. Tour Operators See Boom After Inbound Testing Requirement Ends As heard on Excess Baggage:Lindblad Adds Early-Season Antarctica Sailings…
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What Difference Will You Make?
June 21st, 2022 | Length 00:07:54

"What diference will you make?" That is a question I have been askling myself for nearly 40 years prior to presenting my ideas and opinions to audiences at conferences and corporate meetings. I think this is a valid question for you to ask yourself daily prior to venturing out into…
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The Minibar: Tips on avoiding travel insanity this summer, best swimmable beaches in Los Cabos, and working with influencers
June 16th, 2022 | Length 00:38:09

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Tips on How To Avoid Air Travel Insanity This Summer5 of the Best Swimmable Los Cabos BeachesTravel Advisors Should Be Working With Influencers — Here's How to Start As heard on Excess Baggage:Royal Caribbean Looks to Partner With…
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The Next One Could Be The Big One
June 10th, 2022 | Length 00:06:46

Today is a three-parter.  The first message reminds us of the dangers of multitasking while speaking on the phone. Next comes the common feeling that maybe we are spinning our wheels and working for the wrong reasons in the wrong business. And MIke wraps up today's episode by reminding us…
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The Minibar: How personality type impacts travel planning and booking, credit card travel insurance, and a guide to programs that help expedite travel
June 10th, 2022 | Length 00:34:58

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What You Need to Know About Credit Card Travel InsuranceA Guide to the Programs That Help Expedite TravelHow Your Personality Type Impacts How You Plan, Book and Buy Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:Virgin Voyages Delays Third Ship…
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Episode 21
June 2nd, 2022 | Length 00:57:42

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Mexico Tourism Executives Share What They Learned Through the PandemicThe CDC Issues a Travel Warning for MonkeypoxEditorial: Beware the Expectations of Luxury Travel ClientsNow Cruise Lines Are Struggling With Staff ShortagesWhen Is Japan Reopening?With more…
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The Minibar: Hurdles Ahead for Advisors, Most Welcoming Destinations for Senior Travelers, and Increased Traveler Spending
May 26th, 2022 | Length 00:37:41

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com   Discussion: Travel Spending Is Up, Despite Concerns The Most Welcoming Destinations for Senior Travelers HURDLES AHEAD FOR ADVISORS As heard on Excess Baggage: Americans Care More About Travel Companions Than Their Destination Wheel the World Uses Technology to Break Accessibility Barriers Windstar…
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One Step At a Time
May 25th, 2022 | Length 00:07:17

Golf is a rough demanding game of unprecedented skill. Today's message/reminder is to muster up the discipline to focus on taking the next step without jumping ahead to the final and hopefully pleasant conclusion. Mike shares a quote from the legendary golfer Tiger Woods to set the stage for today's…
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The Spinnaker Story
May 25th, 2022 | Length 00:06:39

This week's message reminds us that motivation is a do-it-to-yourself proposition. Don't expect to become motivated by some outside influence. The key is to identify what it is you are after and then devise a detailed plan on how to achieve it. If your objective is personally gratifying and meaningful…
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The Minibar: Our week in Croatia sailing with Lastavica
May 19th, 2022 | Length 00:39:14

Lastavica baby! Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Airbnb overhauls site searches with categories of rentalsSuppliers rush to staff up and train as ire builds on call wait timesWhat Happens if You Get COVID While Traveling Abroad? Let Me Tell You—It Happened to…
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Trust & "Moments of Truth"
May 27th, 2022 | Length 00:06:16

It may take years to develop trust but it only takes seconds to lose it. This weeks episode highlights an example of how a trust can be lost before it is even established. Once any obstacle is placed in the way and I'm going communication very rarely can a trusting…
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The "Gap"
May 6th, 2022 | Length 00:06:23

The "Gap" is the distance, in time, between meaningful phone calls. Today's episode reminds us of the huge mistake you will be making when you do not contact your "A" List clients, prospects and loved ones regularly. The longer between contacts, the harder it will become until it becomes deadly. You…
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Episode 20
April 29th, 2022 | Length 01:03:02

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:New Opening: Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, AMR’s Newest Adults-Only Resort6 Tips To Be a More Successful Independent ContractorWhat Is Cancel and Interruption for Any Reason Coverage?Travel Industry Leaders Provide Updates on the State of…
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Personal Rejection
April 28th, 2022 | Length 00:09:43

This week I am going to share the thoughts of my personal mentors on a subject that efects us all. We all become frustrated at times when it comes to selling. There is no way around it. How you mentally deal with the ups and downs will determine how successful…
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The Minibar: Summer of Travel Chaos, Caribbean Islands ease restrictions, and pre-departure testing for inbound travelers to the U.S.
April 21st, 2022 | Length 00:34:35

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Tide shifts in the Caribbean as islands continue to ease entryHow Tumultuous Will the Summer Travel Season Be?When Will the U.S. Drop its Pre-Departure Testing Requirement for Inbound Travelers? As heard on Excess Baggage:Federal Mask Mandate…
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Age Is Just a Number: FALSE
April 15th, 2022 | Length 00:05:48

With the aging process comes a whole bunch of unknowns that may or may not be avoided with certain precautions. Regardless of your current physical condition, your body will soon be telling you to ease up at times since you are no longer a "youngster." That being said and understood, you…
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The Minibar: House Passes Relief for Small Businesses, Making the most of Ship Inspections, and Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Luxury Cruises
April 14th, 2022 | Length 00:47:38

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:House Passes Relief for Small Businesses; ASTA Applauds MoveTop 5 Mistakes to Avoid Making When Selling Luxury Cruises to New-to-Cruise ProspectsMaking the Most of Cruise Ship Inspections for Travel Agents As heard on Excess Baggage:First Cruise…
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Respond Quickly To Unhappy Clients
April 11th, 2022 | Length 00:07:03

Today's episode has two separate messages. The first one involves your quick response when handling uncomfortable situations with unhappy clients. This is bound to happen from time to time and  it may or may not be the result of something you did or did not do. My advice however, is…
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The Minibar: Holland America Line's Volendam temporarily houses Ukrainian refugees, Top 10 Legal Issues impacting travel advisors, and Top 10 Summer Travel Trends
April 11th, 2022 | Length 00:28:19

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Holland America Line’s Volendam to Temporarily House Ukrainian RefugeesThe Top 10 Legal Issues Impacting Travel Advisors Now10 Summer Travel Trends to Keep an Eye On As heard on Excess Baggage:The U.S. Will Offer a Gender-Neutral Passport…
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The "Pause"
August 24th, 2022 | Length 00:05:17

This week's message has to do with what I have come to refer to as "the pause." The idea for today's podcast originated from an email I received from Alan Weiss earlier in the week. Alan is a highly respected business coach, speaker and consultant. In his particular email he was…
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March 31-The "Pause"
March 30th, 2022 | Length 00:05:17

This week's message has to do with what I have come to refer to as "the pause." The idea for today's podcast originated from an email I received from Alan Weiss earlier in the week. Alan is a highly respected business coach, speaker and consultant. In his particular email he was…
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When Is Good Enough Good Enough?
June 27th, 2022 | Length 00:06:32

Today's reminder, or message comes as a result of a daily podcast from marketing guru Seth Godin. The title of his post today was "The power of TK." Editors use these letters to define an area in a specific piece that requires additional information or research. It reminds the author that…
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The Minibar: Security experts weigh in on travel to Europe now, current travel industry frustrations, and setting your agency apart from the others
March 25th, 2022 | Length 00:39:08

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Is Europe Travel Safe during Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine?How To Define Your Agency’s Unique Selling Proposition and Why It's ImportantCommunity Voices: This Is Why Advisors, Suppliers and Clients Are Frustrated Right Now As heard on Excess Baggage:
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Success Breeds Success
March 18th, 2022 | Length 00:06:46

Today's message reminds us that we all go through times of self-doubt with thoughts of quitting. Mike is the first to tell you that you are in good company when it comes to this "negative" mindset. The remedy he highlights uses the game of golf as the perfect example of…
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You Are The Differentiation Factor
March 10th, 2022 | Length 00:05:53

Today's episode is a bit of a stretch. I'm not going to talk about sales or marketing tactics today. I'm going to remind you of a very important aspect of your life that you probably already know all about. The problem is however, although you know all about it you…
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The Minibar: Ukraine Crisis impacting travel, Value adds on cruises, Entering Italy, and Vacation Rentals
March 10th, 2022 | Length 00:38:06

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Will Vacation Rentals Be More Popular Than Hotels in 2022?Breaking Down Cruise Line Value-Add Programs & Why Client Communication Is a Must‘Enter Italy From USA’ Searches Soar 1,300% as Travel Restrictions EaseWar in Ukraine troubles…
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Don't Stop To Think. Call Them.
March 6th, 2022 | Length 00:06:19

This happened to me this past week and I wanted to share this lesson with you before it gets washed away in another week of activity. I was swimming the other day and was reminded of a friend of mine that I've lost contact with over the years. The trigger came…
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The Minibar: Digital Nomad Visas, Virtuoso's Top 5 Travel Trends in 2022, and Lifting Travel Mask Mandates
March 2nd, 2022 | Length 00:30:43

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:7 Countries That Offer Digital Nomad Travel VisasVirtuoso's Top 5 Travel Trends for 2022U.S. Travel: Now is Time to Lift Travel Mask Mandate, Inbound Testing Rules As heard on Excess Baggage:Update: Cruise lines cancel Ukraine and…
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Episode 19
February 24th, 2022 | Length 00:46:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:U.S. Citizens Will Need to Register to Travel to Europe in 2023What’s the Damage from Crystal Cruises’ Untimely Demise So Far?France Drops COVID Test Requirement for Vaccinated U.S. TravelersBig Challenge: Travelers Are Really Concerned About…
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The Minibar: Strong start to 2022 bookings and Opting out of Voluntary CDC Programs
February 22nd, 2022 | Length 00:31:18

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Easter and Summer Bookings Are Surging, and May Lead to a Strong Recovery in 2022The Cruise Industry May Opt Out of Voluntary CDC ProgramTravel Experts: 2022 Starting Off Strong Despite Continual Challenges As heard on Excess Baggage:Japan mulls…
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Just a Litle Bit Better
February 18th, 2022 | Length 00:06:11

 Nearly 24 years ago I happened upon a percentage that cleared up much of the competitive uncertainty when it came to winning a Gold Medal in The Olympics. I analyzed the times between a gold medal winner and a skier finishing in 17th place. The differential was a real eye-opener. 1.6%…
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Don't Quit Too Soon
February 14th, 2022 | Length 00:09:52

I was reminded this week to not readily accept rejection too quickly. Referencing my success story involving the University of NotreDame and more recently, a recent speaking rejection, I made a second attempt at pursuing an assignment I would very much enjoy having.  Second and third effort does not always…
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The Minibar: A chat about Representation Companies with Dave and Andrew from KAI
February 9th, 2022 | Length 00:41:07

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Seabourn Pushes Back Debut of Seabourn VentureChile Launches New Training Program for Travel AdvisorsFrontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines plan to mergeSouthwest is bringing back alcoholic beveragesCrystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity Seized…
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Rule of 7
February 3rd, 2022 | Length 00:08:39

In this episode Mike reminds us all how fast time flies and that time itself does not require management. It is you and me  and virtually everybody else who needs to determine what is important now and to focus on that one thing. Mike then reminds us of the importance of…
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Enter the conversation people are already having with themselves
January 29th, 2022 | Length 00:10:05

This week Mike is going to share his thoughts on how to maintain initial interest when engaging somebody in conversation. Introducing your agenda right out of the blocks is a sure fire way to lose both interest and attention. The secret is to enter the conversation opthers are already having…
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Episode 18
January 27th, 2022 | Length 00:48:20

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel's formula for success in a pandemicThe pandemic has changed travelers, and hotels need to adjustHoteliers have resolved to live with the virusUPDATE: Crystal Cruises ship goes to the Bahamas after U.S. court orders…
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The Minibar: River Cruising in the US, Traveling to Thailand, and New Year's Resolutions
January 20th, 2022 | Length 00:32:30

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel Advisors Sound-off their 2022 New Year’s ResolutionsEverything You Need to Know About Traveling to Thailand Right NowAmerican River Cruising Soaring in Demand in Omicron Era; Cruisers Seek Close-to-Home Options As heard on Excess Baggage:Spain…
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Dealing With Difficult People
January 17th, 2022 | Length 00:08:40

Sometimes the people we have to deal withj are you just having a bad hair day. Regardless of our normal, every day disposition we all have a tendency from time to time to display our darker side. In this episode you will be reminded of 10 reasons why even the…
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Mike'd Up Marchev- What Customers Want
January 17th, 2022 | Length 00:12:21

In this week's episode, Mike is going to share a few common "wants" that virtually all customers have in common. A mistake many service providers make is when they assume they know what their customers are looking for. They often times "  treat othewrs as they would like to be…
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The Minibar: Travel Attitudes in the Upswing despite Omicron, Disagreeing with the CDC, and Barbados Streamlines Port Entry Protocols
January 12th, 2022 | Length 00:31:24

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Barbados Streamlines Port Entry ProtocolsWhy The Travel Community Disagrees With CDC’s Latest Cruise GuidanceDespite Holiday Flight Disruptions, Travel Sentiment Is on the Upswing As heard on Excess Baggage:Royal Caribbean cancels sailings on four ships based…
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The Minibar: Omicron's impact on tours & cruises PLUS the Canary Islands
January 5th, 2022 | Length 00:31:41

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What Advisors Should Know Before Sending Clients to the Canary IslandsOmicron slows bookings, but tour operators are liking 2022 overallRoyal Caribbean Group Offers Intel on Omicron Cruise Impact As heard on Excess Baggage:France Adds Mandatory…
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Sales Planner 2022
August 24th, 2022 | Length 00:11:11

With a brand new year staring us in the face this episode of MIke'd Up Marchev clearly reminds us of the importance of inmcremental improvement. Mike's 52-Week Sales Planner is featured as an example of how daily activity reaps positive results.  To see a sample copy page of Mike's planner, shoot…
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Year End Episode with Special Guest Jenn Lee
December 30th, 2021 | Length 00:39:17

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:Flight cancellations pile up again on TuesdayU.S. is lifting southern Africa entry banCDC Investigates COVID-19 Clusters Cropping up on Cruise ShipsDisney's Typhoon Lagoon To Reopen in JanuaryCarnival Christens Carnival…
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There Is a Time For Everything
December 29th, 2021 | Length 00:06:06

Please take a moment to send me an email with the topics you would like me to touch upon in 2022. mike@mikemarchev.com There is a time to study, read, listen to webinars, go on family trips, network, and do everything you can to polish your business skills. That being said…
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The Minibar: COVID-19 Travel Panic, USTOA says Travel Advisors are Key to Business Success, and Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Frequent Travelers
December 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:35:51

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:COVID-19 Travel Panic Seems to Be in the Rearview Mirror — For Now10 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Frequent TravelersMost USTOA Members Say Travel Advisors Are Key to Business Success in 2022 As heard on Excess Baggage:
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THE LAST WORD: These Are My Biggest Take-Aways Over The 7 Years
December 17th, 2021 | Length 00:59:03

In February of 2015 this amazing journey began. My mission? To forever change how this crowded travel industry sell groups; OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW. In the end, nearly 500 advisors cruised through Stuart's Group Sales Boot Camp and attended my Group Sales Power Hours.  Many thousands more learned…
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Little By Little: Upward & Onward.
December 19th, 2021 | Length 00:06:59

It just may be time to sit back and reflect upon all the good you have accomplished this past year. It also makes sense to begin thinking about what needs to be continued, tweaked, added to, and or deleted  One thing is for sure. You are a lot better than you…
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Little By Little: Upward & Onward.
December 19th, 2022 | Length 00:06:59

It just may be time to sit back and reflect upon all the good you have accomplished this past year. It also makes sense to begin thinking about what needs to be continued, tweaked, added to, and or deleted  One thing is for sure. You are a lot better than you…
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We Are All In The Same Boat
December 8th, 2021 | Length 00:06:18

Today's episode reminds us that you have not and will not invent anything new when it comes to feeling overwhelmed, lethargic, lazy, lost or less than creative or energetic. We are all in the same boat when it comes to being "human" and exhibiting human responses in time of stress…
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The Minibar: New Travel Requirements, Resort Fees, St. Maarten's Tourism Growth, and Sustainable features in Silversea's Silver Nova
December 8th, 2021 | Length 00:28:36

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:What's Behind St. Maarten's Impressive Tourism GrowthBiden Announces New Requirements for Travel Amid Omicron ConcernsThis Is How Silversea’s New Silver Nova Will Be One of the Most Sustainable Cruise ShipsCould Marriott settlement be the…
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Pick Up The Phone
December 6th, 2021 | Length 00:06:12

There are times when we "out-think" ourselves, and simply do nothing in fear of what may happen or even interpreted. In today's episode I will share a live example of what can happen (and does happen) when you think of somebody out of the blue and make a call. This…
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Episode 17
December 3rd, 2021 | Length 01:00:19

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Deducting travel expenses? Beware the IRSKeep the Rental Car Shortage from Putting the Brakes on Your Clients’ PlansWhat to Know About the COVID-19 Omicron VariantWhat's New in Caribbean Wellness ResortsWhat Makes an Expert?
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The Minibar: Friends Trips, Shareable 2022 Travel Trends, and Using Google for your Business
November 24th, 2021 | Length 00:31:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:15 Important Travel Trends We’re Watching for 2022The Ultimate Friends Trip in The BahamasPalm Beach Hotel Introduces a New Girls TripHow to Optimize Your Google Profile for Business Growth As heard on Excess Baggage:Norwegian…
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Don't Let The Sound of Your Own Wheels Drive You Crazy
November 23rd, 2021 | Length 00:05:43

In today's episode I'm going to share with you a few thoughts that came to me while listening to music. The first example is from a song titled Take It Easy by the Eagles. The line I'm going to highlight says don't let the sound of your own wheels drive…
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Over 20 Ways To Source High Quality Groups
November 18th, 2021 | Length 00:59:45

Buckle-up for Stuart's A-to-Z strategy for becoming a powerful high quality group magnet. Most advisors use old, out-dated, ineffective strategies like paid advertising and 'travel-free' promotions. DO WHAT WILL WORK BEST, PLEASE! Plus, Stuart opens the mailbag and responds to two letters. One offers an inspiring 're-birth of my business' revelation. The other…
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The Minibar: New Travel Tech, 2022 Travel Trends, Domestic Travel, and Planning Multigenerational Family Vacations
November 18th, 2021 | Length 00:31:50

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Amadeus Identifies Six Top Travel Trends for 2022Travel tech takes the stage at PhocuswrightDomestic Travel Is Back to Pre-Pandemic LevelsTips for Planning Multigenerational Family Vacations As heard on Excess Baggage:WTTC Introduces a Roadmap to…
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First Impressions Are "First Impressions"
November 16th, 2021 | Length 00:04:38

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev will sound a bit muffled due to my immediate environment. I'm sitting outside of Macy's Department Store watching people pass me by. What I see is myriad of colors, clothing styles, hairdos, (some more colorful than others) sports team paraphernalia, sunglass of all shapes…
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Here Is What I Can Do....
November 12th, 2021 | Length 00:06:56

Today's message stems from an Inc. Magazine article sent to me from a friend. The gist of the message is that little things can prove to be more significant than first imagined. Listen to my slant on the topic before clicking on the link below to reads the article for yourself.
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The Minibar: The Buzz around Celebrity Apex
November 10th, 2021 | Length 00:37:36

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com As heard on Excess Baggage:The U.S. Officially Reopens to International Travelers TodayThe Newest Margaritaville Resort in the Dominican Republic Is Now OpenCDC Reports Number of COVID-19 Cases on US Cruise Ships From Past Four Months
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Word Choice Can Make a Huge Difference
November 4th, 2021 | Length 00:07:39

It is hard enough today to compete with all options available to consumers today without shooting ourselves in the four by selecting less than effective words. In this episode Mike will call your attention to the simple strategy of "choosing your words wisely." Yeah vs yes; Your welcome vs no…
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Always Maintain Leadership Over Your Group Leader, Here's How
October 29th, 2021 | Length 00:59:45

Do Group Leaders let you down? It's not their job to hold you up!!! Business Coach & Group Guru Stuart lays out his top tips how to LEAD the LEADERS.  Never, ever lose control of your group!!! They hired YOU to take over. So, DO IT. PLUS, Stuart tackles real-life challenges facing several travel…
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Part Two: Talking More Sales With Larry Finkelstein (Up-to-date)
October 29th, 2021 | Length 00:33:37

 In this episode Mike had the pleasure of speaking with one of his long time friends and mentors on a subject they both are very passionate about. Call it by any name you choose, but sales is the topic of the day. Although they do not see eye to eye on…
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Episode 16
October 28th, 2021 | Length 00:45:57

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Travel agencies find ways to navigate Covid complexitiesUnvaccinated Americans Returning to U.S. Will Have to be COVID Tested Within 24 Hours of TravelDelta opening PreCheck lobby with facial-recognition tech in AtlantaFor Travel Advisors, Minimizing…
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The Minibar: Selling Yacht Charters, CDC-approved COVID Home Tests, Having a Backup Plan for your Travel Plan
October 25th, 2021 | Length 00:34:18

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Thinking of Selling Yacht Charters? This Tour Operator Wants to Partner With Travel AdvisorsWe Reviewed the CDC-Approved COVID Home Tests for International Travel—Here’s What to KnowThe Best Travel Plan This Holiday Season: A Backup Plan As…
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Sales 101 Reminders From Another Sales Specialist, Larry Finkelstein
October 18th, 2021 | Length 00:13:47

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev I am going to rewind the clock to an interview I had with a very successful salesman and friend of mine, Larry Finkelstein. Larry has bought and sold a number of companies during his career and I have always heeded his sage advice…
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Part 1: Sales Reminders From A Sales Specialist, (From years past)
October 29th, 2021 | Length 00:13:47

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev I am going to rewind the clock to an interview I had with a very successful salesman and friend of mine, Larry Finkelstein. Larry has bought and sold a number of companies during his career and I have always heeded his sage advice…
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The Minibar: Greece Earns Praise for Safe Reopening, Top Family Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Riveria Nayarit, and Focusing on Recruiting New Agents
October 14th, 2021 | Length 00:27:24

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Editorial: The Travel Industry Should Focus on Recruiting New AgentsTop Family Resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera NayaritGreece Earns Praise for Safe Reopening, Strong Travel Rebound As heard on Excess Baggage:Southwest Cancels Thousands of Flights…
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Things Don't Always Work Out
October 9th, 2021 | Length 00:07:11

In this episode Mike shares a recent disappointment after devoting 18 months of focused training. You can do everything right when pursuing new business and still come up empty. The secret? Climb back on the horse and keep on riding. Simply wanting success won't do it. You must work hard and…
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The Minibar: Restarting International Travel, OTAs ramping up marketing spend, and Top Holiday Destinations for 2021
October 8th, 2021 | Length 00:30:13

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Online giants ramp up marketing spendHere Are the Top Holiday Travel Destinations for Thanksgiving and ChristmasUNWTO: Vaccinations and Clear Regulations Will Restart International Travel As heard on Excess Baggage:More Carnival Cruise Line Ships Get Restart…
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Can You Jumpstart This New Revenue Stream Urgently?
October 3rd, 2021 | Length 01:00:43

Group Sales Guru and Business Coach Stuart Cohen highly encourages advisors to begin generating a PROFITS from travel COACHING and/or CONSULTING and he tells you exactly WHY and HOW.  Plus, Stuart will ask you 5 key questions that will indicate if you are ahead - or behind - the curve. Answer all…
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You Can Charge Hourly Fees As A Travel CONSULTANT
October 3rd, 2021 | Length 01:00:43

Group Sales Guru and Business Coach Stuart Cohen highly encourages advisors to begin generating a PROFITS from travel COACHING and/or CONSULTING and he tells you exactly WHY and HOW.  Plus, Stuart will ask you 5 key questions that will indicate if you are ahead - or behind - the curve. Answer all…
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Episode 15
October 1st, 2021 | Length 00:49:28

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Cruise line changed vax policy? Be prepared with Covid disclaimer5 Conversation Starters to Get Your Clients Cruising AgainGuanajuato, Mexico Has the Ideal Setting for Your Fairytale WeddingUS Reentry Gets Tougher for Unvaccinated Travelers Under…
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The Minibar: Travelers Settling into a New Normal, New Travel Advisors Entering the Agency, and Tour Operators Handling EU's latest Decision
September 24th, 2021 | Length 00:30:16

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Research Shows Travelers Settling Into New NormalNeed to Know Research: Are New Travel Advisors Entering the Industry?Tour Operators Scramble After EU’s Decision to Remove U.S. From Its Safe List As heard on Excess Baggage:Cruise bookings…
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Speaking As a Marketing Strategy
September 24th, 2021 | Length 00:07:41

In today's episode Mike will be sharing a success story from one of his Inner Circle members. A few unsolicited letters offering to share a few important travel statistics at scheduled meetings in her community resulted in two immediate speaking opportunities. There is no better way to openly and freely…
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Live From AmaSiena With Cruise Manager Martina Valachova
September 16th, 2021 | Length 00:12:35

There was no one that made traveling during Covid easier than our cruise manager, Martina. During my time on AmaSiena, Martina handled everything that we needed in order to pass freely from country to country by getting us paperwork, filling out forms, and even translating documents for the guests on…
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The Minibar: Coping with Anxiety and Stress, Advisors look to Subscription Model, and Travel Advisors Continue to Prove Their Value
September 16th, 2021 | Length 00:30:14

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Editorial: Travel Advisors Continue to Prove Their Value During the COVID-19 PandemicAdvisors find subscription model boosts stability and loyalty As heard on Excess Baggage:Miami International Becomes First U.S. Airport to Use COVID Sniffing DogsAustria Will…
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Saying Hooray For Our Side
September 15th, 2021 | Length 00:04:17

Today's abbreviated message reminds us to stop, pause and listen to what others have to say. Mike references a Buffalo Springfield tune from the 60's titled "FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH." He cites a phrase that says, "Everybody is carrying signs saying hooray for our side."  This clearly infers that people are…
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When The Student Is Ready The Teacher Appears
September 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:10:07

In this episode Mike reminds us that you can't force feed your ideas and suggestions on people who are not already receptive to receiving input. Actively seeking opportunities to effectively communicate is an ongoing objective worth pursuing. Mike reinforces the strategy of "getting people to come to you."  A key…
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The Minibar: EU drops U.S. from list of COVID-safe countries, Generational Travel Differences, and Travel Advisors beat out Computers for 75% of Americans
September 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:25:40

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com   Discussion: 75% of Americans Would Choose Travel Advisors Over Computers, Survey Finds Gen X, Millennial or Gen Z: New Insights on Generational Travel Differences EU drops U.S. from list of COVID-safe countries for travel   As heard on Excess Baggage:
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The Professional Speaker's Checklist
August 30th, 2021 | Length 00:06:47

We can learn a lot by studying how other industries do things. In today's episode Mike shares an example of just 1/30 travel professionals seized an opportunity to learn from a non-competing industry. The common denominator in sales is the fact  that we are working with people. This infers that…
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When You Find The Time?
August 30th, 2021 | Length 00:06:56

Today's episode reminds us of the importance of taking full advantage of the help, support and assistance that is available to us. Being "tunnel-visioned" often gets in the way of our doing the smart thing at the right time. We all need help to succeed in business today and minimizing the…
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The Minibar: ASTA Global Convention 2021, Advisor Tips on Managing Bookings Now, and Long-Term Staffing Issues
August 27th, 2021 | Length 00:36:38

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com   Discussion: Travelers, Be Patient. Flights, Hotels, and Restaurants Could Be Short Staffed for Awhile 3 Travel Advisor Tips: Managing Bookings Now ASTA Global Convention Begins on a High Note   As heard on Excess Baggage: Disney Cruise Line Mandates Vaccinations…
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Never Reveal Group Pricing Early. Stuart Explains Why And How
August 26th, 2021 | Length 00:55:36

Group guru Stuart explains why the most successful group specialists always keep group pricing SECRET. His Group Launch Sequence instructs you specifically WHEN to reveal pricing in order to maximize sales. When consumers get restless and beg for pricing he tells you exactly what to say.…
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The "Minibar": A candid conversation about team building
August 20th, 2021 | Length 00:50:13

Find us on social media: Facebook & Instagram Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com   As heard on Excess Baggage: Uniworld River Cruises to Require Vaccination for All Guests Norwegian Gem Sets Sail on NCL's First Fully Vaccinated Cruise From Florida Hyatt to Acquire Apple Leisure Group, Doubling Its Global Footprint Summer meltdown…
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Getting To Know UnCruise Adventures With CEO Dan Blanchard
August 20th, 2021 | Length 00:26:49

This week join I am joined by the CEO of UnCruise Adventures, Dan Blanchard. UnCruise is an adventure cruise company offering itineraries that sail North and South America.  I sat down with Blanchard, who joined me from his office in Juneau, to talk about what you can expect on an UnCruise…
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The Minibar: The effect of Delta Variant on travelers, Europe Travel Trends, and New Travel Agency Business Model
August 12th, 2021 | Length 00:34:14

Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: hello@thetinlounge.com Discussion:Need to Know Research: How the Delta Variant Is Affecting TravelersEurope Travel 2021: Trends to WatchFed-Up Travel Advisor Relaunches Biz With $5,000 Annual Fee As heard on Excess Baggage:Florida to Appeal Judge's Ruling on COVID-19…
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The Hard Part Is Getting Off The Couch
August 12th, 2021 | Length 00:09:04

 In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev, Mike is going to remind you of the importance of getting into and staying in motion. We have never experienced the challenges we all face on a daily basis and it will be our emotional intelligence that sees us through the hard times. One…
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Sales Is The Name of The Game
August 10th, 2021 | Length 00:06:49

In this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev you will be introduced to a new way of framing sales in such a way that makes it less intimidating. The popular phrases once associated with sales included closing the sale, overcoming objections, and up selling. Mike will remind you that the negative…
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Get More Groups Using Stuart's 18 Pitch Perfect Steps
July 30th, 2021 | Length 00:59:12

Your biggest mistake is sending group prices to prospects via email. The only way to consistently get more groups and make more money is to take control of the sales process. Do it my way and get more groups. Do it the old way and get fewer groups. Trust me when I tell you…
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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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How Are Large Ships Preparing To Come Back To The US? With MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat
July 27th, 2021 | Length 00:27:16

This week I am joined by MSC Cruises' EVP and COO, Ken Muskat. Over the past year, MSC has been successfully operating ocean cruises in the Mediterranean making it one of the only large ship ocean cruise lines to resume service in 2020.  Muskat sat down to talk with me what…
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Guaranteed Failure
July 26th, 2021 | Length 00:05:25

There are many ways to succeed and there are just as many ways to fail when it comes to growing a business in today's competitive environment. In today's episode, Mike is going to remind you of a guaranteed path to failure. The reference in today's episode is that a failure…
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Riviera River Cruises Gears Up For Restart
July 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:30:14

This week I am joined by Marilyn Conroy to talk about Riviera River Cruises. The UK-based river cruise company is still relatively new to the American market, but in Conroy's own words, "[Riviera] offers a top of the premium line product, but where prices are less than premium." Because of its…
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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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First Impressions Are Very Important
July 16th, 2021 | Length 00:05:30

It has been said that first impressions are lasting. I believe that fist impressions are VERY important but it is the last impression that is lasting. That being said, in today's episode I want to give two examples of how easy it is to make a good first impression. Then it…
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What's New For Tauck In 2022 & Beyond?
July 15th, 2021 | Length 00:33:11

Last week's podcast: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/taucks-2021-river-cruises Past Tauck podcasts:  https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-s1e15-katharine-bon https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-s2e8-taucks-small-s https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-s3e17-taucks-galapa In part one of a two part interview, I am joined by Michelle Molnar from Tauck. Molnar is the Senior Product Manager at Tauck and has been with the company for 17 years.  Join us as we talk about Tauck's history operating tours,…
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Starting a Travel Business During a Pandemic with Yvonne Sala
July 11th, 2021 | Length 00:29:53

Yvonne Sala of Travels By Yvonne started her travel business right before the pandemic hit in 2020. Needless to say, it has not been the easiest year or so. Yvonne shares her story and the changes and updates she made to her business processes, marketing, and professional development.…
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July-8th, 2021- How To Become More Interesting
July 9th, 2021 | Length 00:07:17

In today's episode of Mike to my shed, Mike is going to clearly show you how to become a more interesting person my leaving your self interest behind and pouring a little fuel on other peoples stories. He will also call your attention to the fact that talk is very…
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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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Tauck's 2021 River Cruises
July 1st, 2021 | Length 00:16:03

In part one of a two part interview, I am joined by Michelle Molnar from Tauck. Molnar is the Senior Product Manager at Tauck and has been with the company for 17 years.  On today's episode, we will talk about Tauck's highly anticipated restart and what cruises are still available for…
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It May Be Time To Simply "Back Off"
June 26th, 2021 | Length 00:05:04

Sometimes we can accomplish more by doing less. Sometimes we need to give ourselves a little space to better prepare ourselves for the challenges that confront us on a daily basis. In today's episode of Mike up Marchev I will be introduced to the sage advice that it is perhaps…
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Compelling Business Coaching Therapy With Coach Martin
June 25th, 2021 | Length 00:59:42

"I want to help people build a better life for themselves and those around them. And, if you can inspire people to that through travel, then do that and the rest will come." - Wisdom from Coach Martin Mussey WOW, just wait till you hear how inspiring our conversation is! Included in…
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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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Confidence. You have to dance like nobody's watching.
June 18th, 2021 | Length 00:09:09

Today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev  focuses on the very important concept of confidence. In today's session Mike will bring you full circle from the experience he had watching a children's dance recital to the importance of having confidence in your abilities when building a business. Very few things are more debilitating…
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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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AmaWaterways "Happy Dances" After Announcing Restart
June 16th, 2021 | Length 00:39:43

This week I sat down with Kristin Karst from AmaWaterways to discuss the company's newly announced plans to restart river cruising in Europe. Karst states that her team at AmaWaterways is "dancing the happy dance" as the company gears up for its summer river cruises.  When and where will these cruises…
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The 5 Ps of Personal Branding, with Marielle Legair
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:45:11

Marielle Legair, Publicity and Personal Branding Trainer and Founder of Women Who Influence share with us her 5 Ps for personal branding and how you can use LinkedIn as a resource to grow your personal brand and connect with your clients. You can find Marielle and Women Who Influence on Instagram:…
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9 Questions You Must Ask All New Group Leads
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:51:33

Cut through the chase. You can identify the BEST leads and eliminate the WORST by asking these 9 questions straight-away.  You hear me say that most agents FAIL because they let consumers step all over them. Well, here is exactly how you can take the control you need, filter in…
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Avalon Waterways 2022 Cruise Season
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:40:16

Last week we sat down with Avalon Waterways to speak about how the company is preparing to return to the rivers: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/avalon-waterways-return-to-the-rivers This week, we look to what Avalon is offering in 2022 and 2023 - including special event cruises to Oberammergau and Floriade. …
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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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Enthusiasm
June 13th, 2021 | Length 00:06:23

There is no question about it. Enthusiasm is an important ingredient for success in a watered down, "whoa is me" world. Give me a person with a bounce in their step over the guy or gal who walks around as if they feel they are being persecuted. Take a few…
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Avalon Waterways' Return To The Rivers
June 4th, 2021 | Length 00:19:38

This week many river cruise companies have announced their plans for restarting. I was lucky enough to sit down with Pam Hoffee from Avalon Waterways to talk about Avalon's restart, as well as some of her favorite itineraries available to sail this year. …
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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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Someday
June 1st, 2021 | Length 00:06:04

Putting off important tasks until "someday" is a recipe for disaster. If not disaster, it certainly is not the shortest path to a successful future. I will agree it is the easiest response for scheduling a difficult assignment. In this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev . you will be given…
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5 Ways to Ignite Your Lead Generation Process
May 28th, 2021 | Length 00:28:21

Your lead generation process (and your entire funnel) is the most important part of your business. With no incoming leads, there are no new clients. In this episode, I share with you some steps you can take to start to ignite or freshen up your lead generation process.…
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Why You Should Send A Thank You Card For NOT Getting Hired PLUS Live Coaching
May 27th, 2021 | Length 00:58:54

Like a double stuffed Oreo cookie this coaching session is OVERLOADED with entrepreneurial goodness. Here's what I've got to say about building your bigger better group business URGENTLY!!!! "Good things come to those who work their xxxxx off and never give up." If they don't hire you to do their group, here's…
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Chichen Itza with KPM
May 27th, 2021 | Length 00:45:36

Introductions: M: Welcome back KPM K: M: Can you please take a minute to introduce yourself? K: M: What are you working on right now that excites you? K: M: Where are we going today? K: M: If we visualize Mexico as a mermaid's tail can you describe where these ruins are located? K: M: Now if one of your articles…
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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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Here's What My Ironman 70.3 And Your Travel Advising Have In Common
May 21st, 2021 | Length 00:59:55

They are both ENDURANCE SPORTS Allow me to explain ...  On May 15, 2021 I successfully completed my very first triathlon. At age 57 and true to form, I decided to go BIG and race the Ironman 70.3 Gulf Coast! After 6 hours, 55 minutes and 25 seconds of swimming, biking, running…
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Ironman 70.3 Lessons
May 21st, 2021 | Length 00:10:25

In this weeks podcast Mike is going to share with you a few lessons he learned while competing in the Gulf Coast 70.3 Ironman Triathlon competition. The good news is that Mike finished the swim and the bike elements of the race at age 72. The bad news is that…
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Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico with Brandon Berkson
May 20th, 2021 | Length 00:39:42

Just an hour and one half drive into the Mexican border, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's Napa Valley, awaits you.  Brendan Berkson, or Hotels Above Par, shares his insights into the region using his 1, 2, 3 signature format. Watch this on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lIRcQ62jz0k  Format: M: Would you please take a…
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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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Refunday Monday | Grand Velas Riviera Maya Review w/ Tami Santini
May 17th, 2021 | Length 00:36:11

If you watched the YouTube video you know Tami Santini brought props and I loved every second of it! This is the first time a guest has brought props to a live with me. Tami Santini was a delight to interview and offered candor on the "well dones" and…
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Road Trip Through the Yucatan State, Mexico
May 13th, 2021 | Length 00:27:41

What is it like to drive in Mexico?  Lori Gold starts us off with some guidelines to manage expectations and help you successfully road trip through Mexico.  After that we move onto a REALLY FANTASTIC five point round up of Yucatan State attractions. This is also available in a video on…
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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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Moving On Without Being Scared
May 7th, 2021 | Length 00:09:18

What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail? That is the main topic of today's Mike'd Up Marchev episode. The answer is that you would attempt and accomplish a great deal if you removed the fear factor from your daily thought process. Mike also reminds you today that you…
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Kayaking Cork Forests in Solferino, Quintana Roo with Lori Gold
May 6th, 2021 | Length 00:15:33

Exploring Cork Forests in Mexico Format: Check out the YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/86Ud2aFrEB8  M:Where can people find you online?L: Probably the place I am most active is my Instagram: @explorewithlor ! M: Where are we going today?L: Two hours west of the Cancun airport to a tiny town no one has heard…
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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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Caribbean and Cruise Travel Today with Brian Major
May 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:38:38

I am really excited to bring you this episode of the podcast where I talk with Travel Journalist Brian Major about Caribbean and cruise travel, and what that looks like for Travel Agents and consumers today. Brian and I also discuss some shared Caribbean experiences and paid our personal tribute to…
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Monday Replay: Unico 2087 Resort Review!
May 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:41:26

Kristi Mackedanz is the lucky, luxury travel planner to review Unico 2087!  There is something about this property because the number of agents that wanted to review it was incredible.  This property offers a unique frame work of credits for onsite options making your out of pocket spending for…
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Leverage Your Already Good Ideas.
May 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:06:43

This week's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev reminds the listeners that it is okay to use ideas, proposals, presentations and past products again. By simply bringing them up to date and perhaps making a few pertinent edits, you can avoid reinventing the wheel while attempting to land a few new…
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Insider Lessons From Master Sales Trainer Terri T.C. Phelps
April 30th, 2021 | Length 01:00:23

She is a most extraordinary industry influencer! Are you fortunate to know T.C. from her long tenure at Celebrity Cruises or as NEXION's Business Development and Education Manager? Come hear her many behind-the-scenes perspectives from one of our industry's most highly respected business trainers.  T.C. is not only a colleague of mine --…
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Aruba | Open For US Travelers, Current Insights
April 29th, 2021 | Length 00:37:57

Theresa Chu-Bermudez just returned from her professional inspection and experience of Aruba.  This was a fact finding mission.  Should she present Aruba to her clients?  Is this really "One Happy Island"? Aruba won Theresa, the skeptic, over!   She would return tomorrow if she had the chance!   On this episode we…
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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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Replay Monday: Review Atelier Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:35:59

Lori Gold, rock star Canadian travel professional and on site inspection maven chose Atelier Playa as her winning resort for the review series.  As someone who lives in the region and tours a million resorts a week, you can have some confidence in her selection. (Ok, I exaggerated, she probably…
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You Had Me At Good-Bye
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:08:04

First impressions are very important. It is the last impression we make however, that sticks in the mind of our audience. Don't get lazy and let your guard down until you are out of sight and it is time to move on. Also, as a bonus reminder in this episode,…
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Please Promote Friendship Reunion Groups and Follow This Urgent Action Plan!
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:59:50

Just back from dual Masterminds, the premier of Boot Camp LIVE, and Group Sales Summit, Stuart has a long list of golden nuggets especially for you: Chapter One: The Catch-Up Chapter Two: The Shout-Out Chapter Three: Hard Lessons Learned Chapter Four: The Urgent Action Plan to execute NOW NOW NOW if you want to…
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Costa Rica: Exploring Arenal Volcano & Costal Papagayo Areas
April 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:33:19

Return guest Emma Major Schroeder recently spent time in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is defined by very distinct geological and cultural influence.  We go into great depth on two of those regions. For this week's blog on Costa Rica entry requirements click here.   Costa Rica loose podcast format includes: Emma's…
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Costa Rica: Exploring Arenal Volcano & Costal Papagayo Areas
April 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:33:19

Return guest Emma Major Schroeder recently spent time in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is defined by very distinct geological and cultural influence.  We go into great depth on two of those regions. For this week's blog on Costa Rica entry requirements click here.   Costa Rica loose podcast format includes: Emma's…
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Lindblad's Return To The Seas
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:29:59

This week, I sat down to interview Lesa Bain, Lindblad's vice president of sales for North America. The company recently announced its resumption of operations, offering itineraries in Alaska and the Galapagos. Lindblad got its start in 1979 and has become a major player in the…
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Monday Refunday | Review Hyatt Ziva and Zilara All-Inclusive
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:38:41

Matty K might as well live on these properties.  That is how often he is in the DR!  One time he called me so I could see it live.  Normally the sound of the blender would make me mad trying to fight over the sound to talk.  Not this time.…
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Listen - Internalize - Act
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:10:11

This week's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev introduces you to the acronym "LIA." These three letters stand for listening, internalizing and acting.Two additional messages follow Mike's take on "LIA" reminding you that each second/minute counts and is important in and of itself. The necessity for learning to say "no" wraps…
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How to Empower Yourself and Your Business with Marsha-Ann Brown
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:43:52

In this episode of the podcast, I speak with my dear friend and former colleague Marsha-Ann Brown. Many of you may know Marsha-Ann in her role as Director of Weddings and Romance at Sandals and Beaches Resorts. Marsha-Ann is also a Transformation Coach who empowers women to shift their mindset…
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What Is Travel Coaching with Sahara Rose DeVore
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:25:59

M: Sahara Rose Devore, welcome to the podcast.  Would you please take a minute to introduce yourself? S: I am Sahara Rose, a Wellness Travel Coach and Consultant and the Founder of The Travel Coach Network.  I created and run the world's only ICF accredited certification program for international travel coaches…
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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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A Candid Conversation on Travel & Diversity in Travel with Margie Jordan
April 10th, 2021 | Length 00:40:53

If you are up for a candid conversation on what Travel Agents are doing now in their businesses as well as diversity in travel and what that means to us, then this episode with Margie Jordan, Vice President, TRUE Network at CCRA is for you. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with…
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A Candid Conversation on Travel & Diversity in Travel with Margie Jordan
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:40:53

If you are up for a candid conversation on what Travel Agents are doing now in their businesses as well as diversity in travel and what that means to us, then this episode with Margie Jordan, Vice President, TRUE Network at CCRA is for you. I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with…
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Ghana, Africa | 23 Reasons To Plan A Heritage Tour | Priscilla Holmes
April 9th, 2021 | Length 00:53:59

Journey to Ghana Cultural and Historic Tour Priscilla, https://cillatravel.com, was always interested in her family genealogy. At family events she could be found drilling the oldest family members on the who is who of her family.  The stream of information dried up with her great-great-grandmother, Easter Roberts.   As an elementary…
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You've Got This
April 9th, 2021 | Length 00:06:20

There is no better feeling than knowing that you were the right person for the job at this very moment. Where a lot of travel professionals go wrong is when they spend too much time wishing, hoping, dreaming, and praying that their future will be kind to them. As cozy…
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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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What Makes A Lindblad Expedition Different?
April 6th, 2021 | Length 00:29:52

This week, I sat down to interview Lesa Bain, Lindblad's vice president of sales for North America. The company recently announced its resumption of operations, offering itineraries in Alaska and the Galapagos. Lindblad got its start in 1979 and has become a major player in the…
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Part II: Travel Advisors Share One Thing They are Doing Differently Moving Forward
April 2nd, 2021 | Length 01:01:08

In Part II of what travel agents are doing differently in their business episodes, I talk with a few more Travel Advisors who share some great gems and tips on how they are moving forward in this new travel era. The conversations have been fantastic!  This is Part II of a…
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Balance Is The Key To A Well-Oiled "Machine"
April 2nd, 2021 | Length 00:08:39

A recent injury was the catalyst for this weeks episode of Mike'd UP Marchev. Trying to get back in shape too quickly in order to compete in an upcoming 70.3 Ironman Triathlon created a situation which I can say is most unpleasant at best. While seeking professional guidance in attempt…
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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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America's Top 5 Unique Spa Experiences | Ashley Steinmetz
April 1st, 2021 | Length 00:37:28

Elevate your road trip this summer with one of these unique spa experiences.  My guest, Ashley Steinmetz, consults with hotels and spas on how to uniquely raise the bar for their guests.  She is the perfect expert to make recommendations on heightened spa experiences to purposely put onto your road…
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Excellence Building Bigger Resort & Hotel Groups with Dan Miller
March 30th, 2021 | Length 01:00:33

He is the Director of Group Sales for ALG Vacations. Who better to ask probing, behind-the-scenes questions about group sales? I asked him significantly important, urgent questions. Dan's answers might just be the game-changing solutions to your biggest challenges handling groups at resorts and hotels: Topics included in this podcast: Which resort…
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Excellence Building Bigger Resort & Hotel Groups with Dan Miller
April 26th, 2021 | Length 01:00:33

He is the Director of Group Sales for ALG Vacations. Who better to ask probing, behind-the-scenes questions about group sales? I asked him significantly important, urgent questions. Dan's answers might just be the game-changing solutions to your biggest challenges handling groups at resorts and hotels: Topics included in this podcast: Which resort…
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An Episode For Easter Oberammergau Passion Play 2022
March 30th, 2021 | Length 00:44:59

(This is a Monday Replay) It is ironic that a play started as means to prevent the plague from ravaging their small town in Bavaria has been halted by one.  However, this Passion Play is not canceled it is only postponed!  You can still make it to the Oberammergau Passion…
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Travel Advisors Share One Thing They are Doing Differently Moving Forward: Part I
March 30th, 2021 | Length 00:51:41

In this episode, I talk with a few Travel Advisors as they share one thing they will be doing differently in their businesses moving forward. It's been a crazy and eventful past year in travel, but there are so many great opportunities moving forward. This is Part I of a two-part…
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Part I: Travel Advisors Share One Thing They are Doing Differently Moving Forward
March 26th, 2021 | Length 00:51:41

In this episode, I talk with a few Travel Advisors as they share one thing they will be doing differently in their businesses moving forward. It's been a crazy and eventful past year in travel, but there are so many great opportunities moving forward. This is Part I of a two-part…
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Don't Pet The Puppy
March 30th, 2021 | Length 00:51:05

Fasten your seat belts because today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev has over 50 minutes of solid, entertaining and career changing information. From petting puppy dogs to celebrating your accomplishments, Mike is going to have you riveted to your chair in anticipation of his next thought track.  From press release ideas…
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South Africa of Wine and Lions!
March 25th, 2021 | Length 00:22:57

News Flash: Guest Emma Major Schroeder just received the Conde Nast Top Travel Special 2021 award.  Enjoy her expert advice and keep dreaming up your South African travel! South Africa Podcast Format: M: Emma, welcome to the podcast will you take a minute to introduce yourself? E: Hi everyone! I’m Emma Major and…
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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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Tips to Improve Your Website with Shannon DeSouza
March 19th, 2021 | Length 00:38:46

Hey friends! I am so excited to bring you this episode of the podcast where I talk with my dear friend and fellow Entrepreneur Shannon DeSouza about the importance of your website and some simple steps you can take to improve it. Shannon and I discuss the importance of your digital…
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100 Bedtime Stories For Travel Professionals... and more
March 18th, 2021 | Length 00:06:41

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev Mike is going to share two ideas that surfaced in the past week. The first stems from a gift he recently received. It was a book that stimulated his thinking as it relates to his "next" book. His new title will sound something…
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Cruising Is Back (& In Our Backyard)
March 18th, 2021 | Length 00:15:05

Want to cruise this weekend on an eight-day Historic South and Golden Isles sailing between Amelia Island and Charleston? Yes, I consumed my morning coffee before writing this, and no, you’re not reading an old post from March of 2019. Cruising in the United States is back, after a year’s hiatus.…
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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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Watch St. Patrick's Day Events Live!
March 17th, 2021 | Length 00:24:10

Live from Dublin Cathy Whelan joins me to talk about St. Patrick the man, the legend, the live events and highlights of the week's activities. Watch over at Travel Radio Podcast of FB for the live interview!  Additionally, sign up for the newsletter for our live tour with Cathy coming…
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When Procrastination Raises Its Ugly Head
March 14th, 2021 | Length 00:13:07

Mike has just returned from conducting a 10-day Mastermind Retreat in Cancun, Mexico. Along with Stuart Cohen, the boys met with 22 proactive travel professionals for two separate sessions of three days each to zero in on the challenges, issues, problems and concerns of travel entrepreneurs as they begin to…
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How to Use Clubhouse to Grow Your Audience
March 12th, 2021 | Length 00:26:11

Clubhouse is a new and popular audio-only platform that is giving us an opportunity to grow our audiences in a different way. In this episode, I break down the strategies you need to make Clubhouse work for you and to use it as a platform to grow and connect with an…
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Mastermind Take-Aways That Will Blow The Doors Off Competitors
March 11th, 2021 | Length 01:00:56

I am just back from 10-days at The Grand at Moon Palace. After two years of planning and multiple postponements, we delivered two stellar Mastermind events. Twenty-two top-notch agency owners (split in 2 mastermind groups) showed up hungry for CONNECTIVITY & GAME-CHANGING TRANSFORMATION.  They got what they came for. On this episode…
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Top Three Reasons to Visit Scandinavia
March 11th, 2021 | Length 00:17:35

Top Three Reason To Visit Scandinavia: Pop Quiz! I told Theresa Chu-Bermudez we would both talk about our top three reasons to visit Scandinavia  - I changed my mind!  I gave Theresa a trivia game quiz, you an unconventional way to learn and some great insight into Scandinavia.  Yes, Theresa did…
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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 Best River Cruise Lines For Solo Travelers
March 10th, 2021 | Length 00:18:40

Doing my first river cruise alone was one of the most fulfilling travel experiences of my life. There is something about traveling solo that makes me feel fiercely independent and unstoppable. The only downside to traveling solo, however, is the cost. Well … sometimes. Solo passengers often have to pay single…
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Monday Replay! Puglia, Italy, When Fate Makes Great!
March 8th, 2021 | Length 00:48:36

A hotelier crashes his motorcycle shortly before his wedding.  At the same time, one American family arrives at their summer villa rental.  It is not as advertised...  Seeking new accommodation they fatalistically meet the afore mentioned hotelier, wearing his neck brace.  The Americans are both chiropractors!  A chiropractic adjustment, one…
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Get Your Messaging on Point
March 5th, 2021 | Length 00:22:17

Your messaging is key! Whether it is your website, social media, email, podcast, or in your conversations, it is important that your audience understands who you are, what you do, who you do it for, that you understand their exact challenges, and the solutions you bring to the table. In this…
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The "Spinnaker" Phenomenon
March 5th, 2021 | Length 00:06:33

Today's episode is coming to you from Cancun, Mexico. After a year of cancellations our Mastermind Owners Retreat is finally taking place at The Grand at Moon Palace. And what a beautiful place it is. Our group of professional travel agents is in our third day of collaboration and although…
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Atelier Play Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort Review
March 4th, 2021 | Length 00:34:40

Join Lori Gold to share in her experience and even her WEDDING on Atelier Playa Mujeres! I am little sad because this is the last of the series in the All-Inclusive Resort Reviews series. I saved a good one for last!  Catch the Video Playlist of All-Inclusive Review on YouTube:
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Atelier Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort Review
March 4th, 2021 | Length 00:34:40

Join Lori Gold to share in her experience and even her WEDDING on Atelier Playa Mujeres! I am little sad because this is the last of the series in the All-Inclusive Resort Reviews series. I saved a good one for last!  Catch the Video Playlist of All-Inclusive Review on YouTube:
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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 Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023
March 3rd, 2021 | Length 00:23:58

World Cruise article with photos: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2021/02/top-five-world-cruises-for-2022-2023/ At the end of a 7-day cruise I almost always have the same thought: I wish this didn’t have to end. Some might have a similar thought and look at taking grand voyages, spanning anywhere from a month to a couple of months. But for…
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The Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:23:58

World Cruise article with photos: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2021/02/top-five-world-cruises-for-2022-2023/ At the end of a 7-day cruise I almost always have the same thought: I wish this didn’t have to end. Some might have a similar thought and look at taking grand voyages, spanning anywhere from a month to a couple of months. But for…
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Hyatt Ziva and Zilara All-Inclusive Review
March 1st, 2021 | Length 00:37:22

Those gentle thumps are not the sky falling. Those are passionate emphatic first taps.  Matty K is nothing if not passionate about these the Hyatt Ziva and Zilara.   Thought he couldn’t pursuade them to give him kys to the calssic cars they did persuade him that these properties are great…
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So, You Want to Start a Travel Podcast, with Megan Chapa
February 27th, 2021 | Length 00:50:53

So, you want to start a travel podcast? In this episode, I sit down and have a candid conversation with travel industry veteran Podcaster Megan Chapa on what travel pros need to consider before they start a podcast. Podcasting is a great and accessible way to reach an audience who is…
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Tomas Garza - A Course in Miracles
February 26th, 2021 | Length 00:41:16

In this episode, Lynda speaks with Tomas Garza,  a writer, podcaster, and lifelong traveler whose journeys have led him to a path of writing, podcasting, and teaching spiritual truths.   Tomas started his own podcast in 2019 as a way to market a book he published, and now podcasting is the…
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feb 25
February 25th, 2021 | Length 00:19:23

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev you are going to be introduced to a number of individual reminders which will have you thinking in the right direction. From thinking before you speak, to getting other people talking, in his easy to listen to down to earth delivery Mike is…
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A Number of Reminders ...
March 14th, 2021 | Length 00:19:23

In today's episode of Mike'd Up Marchev you are going to be introduced to a number of individual reminders which will have you thinking in the right direction. From thinking before you speak, to getting other people talking, in his easy to listen to down to earth delivery Mike is…
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Unico 20 87 Resort Review!
February 25th, 2021 | Length 00:40:07

This was the most elected resort for the All-inclusive Review Series.  Travel Agents love this Unico 2087.  Thank you Kristi Mackedanz for sharing such great information about the resort.  This is on my wish list for future vacations. I can envision salsa lessons and spa treatments right now... ZZZZ.  Oh, I…
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Unico 2087 Resort Review!
February 25th, 2021 | Length 00:40:07

This was the most elected resort for the All-inclusive Review Series.  Travel Agents love this Unico 2087.  Thank you Kristi Mackedanz for sharing such great information about the resort.  This is on my wish list for future vacations. I can envision salsa lessons and spa treatments right now... ZZZZ.  Oh, I…
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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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Ocean Coral Spring All-Inclusive Review
February 24th, 2021 | Length 00:36:20

Ocean Coral Spring is a brand new family friendly resort in Jamaica.  The lazy river is a family treat and the fruit plates are delightful.  Join group travel expert Kelley Woods as we discuss her report exploration during the time of Covid. Catch the Video Playlist of All-Inclusive Review on YouTube:…
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Why Travel Advisors Need To Keep Posting On Social Media Even In A Pandemic
February 19th, 2021 | Length 00:23:21

I get it — not all of your followers are ready to travel and we're still in a pandemic, so you may be feeling less than motivated to keep up with social media. But it's important now more than ever to keep your travel business visible, and to keep nurturing your…
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya Review w/ Tami Santini
February 19th, 2021 | Length 00:34:52

This is part of the All-Inclusive Resort Winners Review series.   Podcast playlist here: https://www.omnycontent.com/d/playlist/b0f4304a-7a0a-44ff-a922-abf0014c8a28/6b0761e7-a827-4691-9512-abf00156b15a/8916b9cc-e0a4-49b0-adaf-ac5500fa2e5f/podcast.rss YouTube video playlist is available here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLThy5poRn6FM1HghrxeB6IEWKQlb5TAu6 This is the first time a guest has brought props to a live with me. I LOVED IT.  Tami Santini was a delight to interview and offered candor on the "well…
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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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Are Small Ships Really Great For Groups? Expert Britton Frost Reveals Details and Opportunities
February 18th, 2021 | Length 01:00:52

Britton defines the small ship category so you fully understand WHAT ships qualify, WHERE they sail, WHO favors the experience and answers the all important question: Is this LUXURY CRUISING??? Warning: This episode contains IDEAS that could contain game-changing information you need to hear NOW! Here's Britton's contact info:britton.frost@gmail.com Must hear her podcast,…
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Richard D'Ambrosio Storytelling
February 18th, 2021 | Length 00:48:58

In this episode of TRO Signal, Lynda interviews RICHARD D’AMBROSIO. Richard is a master storyteller who has helped hundreds of travel advisors, entrepreneurs and leading brands —including American Express, Flight Centre USA, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Thomas Cook Travel —grow their brands and sales through marketing and sales coaching. Richard…
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Review: Palmaia All-Inclusive Resort
February 18th, 2021 | Length 00:50:00

What is it like to stay at the Palmaia during the pandemic?  Or, what is it like to be lit on fire during one of their daily rituals?  Explore with us on this video episode of www.travelradiopodcast.com. This is part of a series of all inclusive reviews.  Subscribe for notifications! The…
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Getting Into Position To Win
February 18th, 2021 | Length 00:05:51

Michael McDowell was the winner of this year's Daytona 500 NASCAR race after fourteen tries. It took all 200 laps coupled with a last minute pile up. But he finally won by being in position to win. We have come to understand that the "favorite" does not always win. But in…
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Sandals Grande Antigua - 2:17:21, 5.22 AM
February 17th, 2021 | Length 00:40:15

I'm very pleased to have Oliva MrKerley on the podcast today to talk about Sandals Grande Antigua.  This is the second installment of the Travel Radio Podcast All-Inclusive Reviews Live series.  The playlist for these reviews can be accessed with this link: If you would like to view the live video…
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Sandals Grande Antigua All-Inclusive Review
February 17th, 2021 | Length 00:39:39

I'm very pleased to have Oliva MrKerley on the podcast today to talk about Sandals Grande Antigua.  This is the second installment of the Travel Radio Podcast All-Inclusive Reviews Live series.  The playlist for these reviews can be accessed with this link: If you would like to view the live video…
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Marival Punta de Mita - 2:17:21, 3.52 AM
February 17th, 2021 | Length 00:32:46

Marival Punta de Mita, A Brand New Resort Opening During Covid... and Flourishing! VIEW LIVE REPLAY HERE  Everyone is looking for resources about All-Inclusive resorts right now.  What is it like on site?  What precautions are they taking?  Will they provide exit testing.  This series of Travel Radio Podcast is designed…
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REVIEW: Marival Punta de Mita All-Inclusive Resort Review
February 17th, 2021 | Length 00:32:46

Marival Punta de Mita, A Brand New Resort Opening During Covid... and Flourishing! VIEW LIVE REPLAY HERE  Everyone is looking for resources about All-Inclusive resorts right now.  What is it like on site?  What precautions are they taking?  Will they provide exit testing.  This series of Travel Radio Podcast is designed…
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Replay Monday | Perfect Paths For Catholic Pilgrims!
February 15th, 2021 | Length 00:49:21

During this very trying time in world history faith is more important than ever to many people.  This episode highlights a very important path for Catholics wanting to connect with their faith via historical sites of religious importance.  Post pandemic travel your clients or even you, dear travelers, will find…
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Mike Pulham Good Vibes
February 12th, 2021 | Length 00:36:52

Listen as a budding tour operator discusses his impeccable timing, branching into international travel on the eve of a global pandemic. Experienced outdoor guide Mike Pulham has led groups in the Pacific Northwest for twenty years—hiking, rafting, river floats, snowshoeing, camping.  Then he decided to branch out into the wider world.…
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How to Launch a Group Trip with Stuart Cohen
February 12th, 2021 | Length 00:47:50

In this episode, we are welcoming back Stuart Cohen to talk about how to launch a group trip the right way. Stuart runs a Bootcamp that focuses on booking groups. During both of our experiences with how group bookings are made and promoted, we wanted to highlight some of the opportunities…
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It Is Opportunity Time
February 11th, 2021 | Length 00:08:08

In this episode Mike Marchev Mike is going to call your attention to the huge opportunity that exist today as a result of the fast-paced world we are living it. People have become frazzled, irritated, disoriented, and fed up with what has transpired in the last 12-months. You can blame…
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Oberammergau OberammerNOW | Passion Play 2022
February 11th, 2021 | Length 00:44:59

IntroductionM: Welcome Frederik Mayet to Travel Radio Podcast. Thank you for being my guest today!F:M: Where in the world are we going today?F: Oberammergau, DEM: …and I am excited to get into my questions for you!  Specifically, we  are going to be talking about Oberammergau’s Passion Play 2022.  Frederik, for…
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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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No Sailings To Canada & Vaccine Mandates - Does Cruising Have A Concrete Future?
February 9th, 2021 | Length 00:20:08

How Will COVID-19 Impact The Future Of Cruising?: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/how-will-covid-19-impact-the-future-of-cruising A few weeks ago we had a reader write in that they wished to unsubscribe from our newsletter because cruising "has no concrete future".  Today I sat down with cruise expert Ralph Grizzle to get his thoughts on the future of cruising.…
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Monday's Throwback | Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship Inspection with Valerie Gossett & Shari Kavalin
February 8th, 2021 | Length 00:41:25

Here is a throwback to the times of cruising!  Ahhh, the brand spanking new cruise ship inspection (sigh).  Keep travel dreaming friends.  I hope cruisers will get to cruise sooner than later.  Until then, you can reminisce on this episode. Valerie and Shari are two lucky gals! They were invited to…
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Understanding Your Client Journey
February 5th, 2021 | Length 00:21:13

Let's talk about your customer journey and what this means to your business. It is time to stop throwing spaghetti at a wall and hoping it will stick. We are putting a lot of marketing efforts out there and because of that, we have to understand how our clients are finding…
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Fab5 - Combining effort and strategies during Covid
February 6th, 2021 | Length 00:42:41

Through the magic of social media, a Brit doing sightseeing tours in Switzerland (Typically Swiss Tours' Chris Wilson) joined forces with travel advisors in Toronto, California, and Oregon to create a business/social group called the Fab 5. Here, four of them discuss the travel business in the time of Covid,…
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Lead Magnets for Groups: The What, Why and How To with Catherine Heeg
February 5th, 2021 | Length 01:00:28

If you haven't started using LEAD MAGNETS to you should! Here's how!. Stuart's expert guest is Catherine Heeg, international professional speaker and trainer in travel and hospitality. Hear Catherine lead a riveting conversation and engaging brainstorming session that generates content ideas, tools and tips to create lead magnets to grow your email…
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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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An Interview With Royal Caribbean's Vicki Freed, CTC
February 4th, 2021 | Length 00:42:06

Today's episode features a candid interview with Royal Caribbean's Vicki Freed who happens to be one of the most refreshing voices in the industry. As you will soon realize, Vicki is the "real deal." Among her sage advice was the reminder that all "red" lights eventually turn "green" and that…
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Michigan: Luxury Travel In the Tip of The Mitt-chigan!
February 4th, 2021 | Length 01:07:05

You can't believe this is the US! Spark envy among your friends with a trip to the Tip of the Mitt in Michigan. M: Hello and Welcome to Travel Radio Podcast. I am your host Megan Chapa. Before we get started I just want to give a shout out to the other…
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The Best Wave Season Deals For River Cruisers
February 2nd, 2021 | Length 00:15:06

How Will COVID-19 Impact The Future Of Cruising?: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/how-will-covid-19-impact-the-future-of-cruising River Cruise 101: What Are The Hidden Costs?: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/river-cruise-101-what-are-the-hidden-costs Email me: britton.frost@gmail.com This week we are looking at the top wave season deals for river cruisers. These deals don't include things like free beverages or wifi like the ocean cruise deals…
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Replay | Katherine Parker-Magyar: New Destinations For Experienced Travelers!
February 1st, 2021 | Length 01:31:41

Travel may be canceled but travel dreaming and travel planning is full force.  Mentally cooking up adventures is healthy.  On this replay episode I interview Katheryn Parker Magyar who's bylines include: Departures, Architectural Digest, Forbes, The Daily Beast, The Week, TripSavvy, Business Insider, World Travel Magazine and more. Our conversation is a sample…
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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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Understanding the List Building Process
January 29th, 2021 | Length 00:15:46

Let's talk about what the list building process means and how you can make it work for you. I talk about what you need to get started, where you want to be and the success path you need in order to grow your email list and/or grow your audience. Let's connect on…
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Authenticity and "Bogus" Excuses
January 28th, 2021 | Length 00:07:31

In this week's episode I decided to share my thoughts on the first two letters of the Salesman's Alphabet. Letter "A" stands for authenticity and Letter "B" stands for bogus. There are more reminders like these as we work through the alphabet. Let me know if you want to move…
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Relationships, Family, Profession, Clients and Covid
January 29th, 2021 | Length 00:28:40

In today's episode, Lynda speaks with travel professionals Anneke Marchese and Shelly Pawson about the adjustments in personal relationships that have resulted from the travel standstill, homeschooling and Covid. Anneke is the owner of AM/FM Leisure & Adventure Travel, a full service travel group physically based in the volcanic recreational paradise…
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Fire Festival | Up Helly Aa? | Shetland, Scotland
January 28th, 2021 | Length 00:36:17

Hell Yeah - Up Helly Aa! (I couldn't resist...) In my mind... If 2020 was a Viking Ship bound for a fiery end, Up Helly Aa would be its doom.  I would cathartically burn its losses in licks of flame.  This is not the right festival for that.  That is the…
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The Best Wave Season Deals For Ocean Cruisers
January 26th, 2021 | Length 00:16:17

Check out the article: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2021/01/2021-wave-season-deals/ Contact me: britton.frost@gmail.com If you’re anything like me, you have been eager to get back on a cruise ship since March 2020. You might already have sailings lined up for 2021 and 2022, but for those of you who have been dreaming of booking a…
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Replay Monday: Language Immersion: Take a Language or Cultural Retreat!
January 25th, 2021 | Length 00:23:36

I love the idea of taking a new language home from a memorable vacation.  I would love to see more travel planners do these sorts of trips.  Enjoy this throw back episode with a great friend and human, Therese Lafleche. Take A Vacation, Take Home A New Language Therese Lafleche created her…
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Regions of France with Julia Matheson
January 24th, 2021 | Length 00:48:18

M: Welcome to Travel Radio Podcast.  Today I am please to have Julia Matheson on the podcast with me today. Welcome Julia! J: Hooray!   M: Julia, would you take a minute to introduce yourself?J: I’ve been in independent travel advisor since 2013, but I started my time in the industry back in…
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You CAN Be A Better Travel Tribe Influencer with expert Jeff Gayduk
January 22nd, 2021 | Length 01:00:15

The 'golden age' of group travel is just ahead - not behind us! BELIEVE IT!! Come hear the riveting conversation had with Jeff Gayduk, the author of the new book Traveling Tribes: Your Next Side Gig As A Group Travel Influencer. Publisher at Premier Travel Media, Jeff is an expert in the…
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Travel Agent Success Stories with Cheryl Rosen
January 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:30:39

It's been a year of changes and uncertainty in the travel industry. We all know that. However, it is also important to highlight some of the success stories some Travel Agents have had over the past year. We are a resilient and creative group of people who are passionate about what…
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Dr. Sherri Rosenthal Transformation in Tranformative Times
January 22nd, 2021 | Length 00:37:10

In this episode, Lynda speaks with Dr. Sheri Rosenthal, the director at Wanderlust Entrepreneur and the creator of The Retreat Blueprint Program. In addition to being a medical doctor, Sheri is a travel entrepreneur and the author over several books. She studied with don Miguel Ruiz for 8 years and…
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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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Training (And Practice) Works Wonders
January 21st, 2021 | Length 00:06:00

In this episode Mike shares his candid thoughts on how proper and diligent training builds confidence which leads to polished and highly respected skills. The sad truth is that too many good people allow their mind to entertain negative self-talk resulting in their quitting too soon. Mike underscores the absolute need…
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Jonesing For Japan | Guest Theresa Chu-Bermudez
January 16th, 2021 | Length 00:48:18

Shower beers from vending machines are her "jam" when in Japan.  However, Theresa, warns eating on the move is a major "NO".  She recommends trying all the buttons in the hyper advanced toilet facilities. From serene sites to bustling cities Japan is a country of dichotomies.  This is why so many…
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Digital Marketing Trends That Should Be On Your Radar In 2021
January 16th, 2021 | Length 00:56:54

In this first podcast of 2021 I weigh in on social media marketing trends to watch this year with Nicole Barrett, host of the the Hey Travelpreneur Podcast.  We break down the trends, including some of Instagram's new features, and we offer insight on how you can use them to grow your travel…
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Sales Strategies for Travel Entrepreneurs with Mike Marchev
January 15th, 2021 | Length 01:00:59

We continue to kick off the new year with this value-filled episode with my guest Mike Marchev. Mike is the Host of the podcast Mike'd Up Marchev and the Author of the book Become the Exception. Mike has been presenting motivational sales and marketing programs to travel pros for decades. He…
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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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Learning Journeys-Dr. Carol Dimopoulos
January 15th, 2021 | Length 00:39:24

This week Lynda speaks with Dr. Carol Dimopoulos of Learning Journeys. Carol has a unique background which bridges the tourism sector and academia. In her professional role she serves as CEO and founder of Learning Journeys, a company focused on global learning programs through a concept known as "The Traveling Classroom".…
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Sales Lessons From Watching The Queen's Gambit
January 14th, 2021 | Length 00:42:21

In this episode I chatted with Dr. Rob Gilbert from Montclair State University. We discussed various sales lessons gleaned from watching this Netflix "best watched" program. The story involves a young girl who later becomes more than just proficient at the game of chess. (Watch it if you can.) The…
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Top 3 Ocean Cruises For Millennials
January 13th, 2021 | Length 00:21:34

Article: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2021/01/top-three-cruises-for-millennials/ Podcast with Megan: https://www.travmarketmedia.com/podcasts/adventure-cruising-where-can-i-go-britton-frost/ There is no shortage of vacation options for millennials. In fact, the AirBNB that I run in Asheville seems to attract droves of young professionals looking to get out and explore. But for as many things as we see that are specifically catered to…
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Monday Rerunday! Athens, Greece with Shari Kavalin
January 13th, 2021 | Length 00:53:07

Podcast topics include: Athens, GreeceThree islands for day trips from AthensCity layoutAccessibilityHistoryFoodWineItinerary suggestionsThe original show note can be found here: https://www.travelradiopodcast.com/podcast/episode/2a360d82/athens-greece-with-shari-kavalin …
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The 12 Strategic Steps You Should Have Accomplished By Now
January 8th, 2021 | Length 00:58:34

If you haven't done them you still have time (but time is running out!). Stuart summarizes what the TOP GROUP AGENCIES should have initiated in 2020 to capture a disproportionate share of future group business.  EXTRA EXTRA: Listen for his BIG (very BIG) announcement about what's coming in March and June…
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India For Foodies
January 8th, 2021 | Length 00:43:52

M: Ashwani, would you take a moment to introduce yourself? A: Hello, My name is Ashwani. As you mentioned, I am from Delhi, India. I do food tours, photography tours and heritage tours in different cities of India. I studied MBA in tourism.M: What is the story behind "The Horses King"? …
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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 Power of Group Travel with Stuart Cohen
January 7th, 2021 | Length 00:57:21

In my first interview of 2021, I talk with Stuart Cohen. Stuart is a Motivational Speaker with an extensive career in travel and hospitality. He's worked for and with some amazing companies in the travel and hospitality industry. Stuart and I share some thoughts and ideas on how Travel Agents can…
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India, Planning A First Trip | Cindy Amin -Hall
January 7th, 2021 | Length 00:39:16

Colesville Travel – Trip to India – Cynthia Amin – November 25, 2020 Podcast M: Hello & Welcome.  Today I am pleased to have a brand-new guest on the podcast, Cynthia Amin.  I put out a call for new voices in November on the podcast and Cynthia I am so glad…
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Your Mindset & Your Potential
January 7th, 2021 | Length 00:09:09

It has been said many times over the years that it is not as much what happens as it is how you respond to what happens. It is important during times of change and challenge that we keep things in perspective. In today's episode Mike features Scotland's famous Tattoo Military…
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Top 3 River Cruise Companies For Millennials
January 5th, 2021 | Length 00:24:06

Which Cruise Lines Allow Children? Podcast: https://omny.fm/shows/avidtravel/which-cruise-lines-allow-children Backroads Webinar: https://vimeo.com/480990826 Cruising is often seen as an activity for retirees - especially when it comes to cruising the rivers of Europe. Throughout the past few years as river cruising has gained popularity river cruise companies have taken steps to cater to…
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Rerunday Funday | Polar Bears in Churchill, Shady Tour Guides and Abandoned Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee
January 4th, 2021 | Length 00:45:16

Cold travel may be just the ticket this year.  Be outside.  Breath the cold air or plan out your future Polar Bear scouting adventures.  Don't us this local driver.... Polar Bears and Exploring Abandoned Mining Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee Would you pet a Polar Bear? Would you fly to an…
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Work Hard Today To Avoid Disappointment Tomorrow
January 1st, 2021 | Length 00:06:11

There will be no "Magic Pill" attached to the New Year. 2021 will be exactly what you make it. And this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev, Mike reminds us of the wisdom of Yankee coach Casey Stengel. Waiting and hoping everything will turn out for the best is a game…
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A Hopeful Network New Years Episode 2021
January 1st, 2021 | Length 00:17:33

We've partied like it's 1999 and now we have the hindsight of 2020.  What does that mean for 2021?  Here's what we, the podcast hosts at Travmarket Media Network, are hopeful for and resolving to do in 2021.  Happy New Years!~ The Hosts of Travmarket Media Network…
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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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10 Smarter Procedures That Produce Better Results
December 30th, 2020 | Length 00:27:52

My Premise: The per person cost of managing a group booking must be lower than the per person cost of managing an individual booking. Too many travel agencies can barely process one group at a time. Why? They keep practicing inefficient, ineffective service strategies. Stuart's focus is AFTER THE SALE…
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Monday Refunday | Australia Travel Tips with Cloe Jager
December 28th, 2020 | Length 00:46:35

Cloe Jager:Aussie | Journalist | Travel Lover | Podcaster Journalist by day and podcaster by night, Cloe Jager joins the podcast to talk about traveling in Australia. She is also the host of the Travel Lust Podcast. Cloe brings her passion for travel to Travel Radio Podcast this week to help…
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How To Sell Groups Successfully In Uncertain Times with Cris DeSouza
December 27th, 2020 | Length 00:52:59

Stuart welcomes global travel industry leader and group sales expert Cris DeSouza to deliver a very special, powerfully uplifting message. Chapters include: Attitude of Gratitude, Reality Check, Conversation About Sacred Cows & Group Sales Success plus How to Find New Group Customers in Today's Environment. Cris and Stuart are longtime friends…
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Project Expedition's founders and their company culture
December 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:27

Our current theme is Resiliency, and in this episode Lynda speaks with Project Expedition’s co-founders and we discuss the way they’ve been able to stop, drop, and regroup very quickly during this most unusual year. In addition to refunding client money within days at the beginning of the shutdown,…
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2020 Christmas Episode | Travel Radio Podcast
December 24th, 2020 | Length 00:02:30

2020 years ago a man changed the world. We mark our calendars by the birth of a child who treated people with kindness, recognized indignities and lifted people up.  He healed the sick and united people groups previously alienated to each other.  How does this relate to travel?  This man…
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Mike'd Up Marchev-Distance Per Stroke
December 24th, 2020 | Length 00:14:10

Today's episode reminds us that "these are the good ole days" regardless of the shenanigans going on in the world. It appears that there is finally some light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel and people will soon be planning their next get-away. Mike draws your attention to the…
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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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(Rerun Day Monday) Merry Christmas: Nazareth to Bethlehem Nativity Pilgrimage with Judy Yirsa
December 21st, 2020 | Length 00:28:34

Tis the season to throw back to an episode offering a throw back to the origins of the Christmas Season.  The original show notes can be found at: https://www.travelradiopodcast.com/podcast/episode/348bf1f1/merry-christmas-nazareth-to-bethlehem-nativity-pilgrimage-with-judy-yirsaJudy Yirsa is online at:  https://www.stchristophermissiontravel.com About Judy Yirsa Founder/Owner Hello! My name is Judy Yirsa. I am the founder of St. Christopher Mission Travel. I…
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Autism Travel with Dina Farmer
December 19th, 2020 | Length 00:28:41

In this very spontaneous and fun episode, I talk with Dina Farmer of Lily and Magnolia Travel and the Special Needs Podcast about some of the questions Travel Agents may want to ask suppliers and accommodations before they book clients with autism. We also cover some of the certifications available for…
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How to Maximize Group Sales Performance with Nicole Barrett
December 18th, 2020 | Length 01:00:00

Nicole Barrett is today's special guest expert! Host of the Hey Travelpreneur! podcast and former Sandals & Beaches director of sales, Nicole takes on audience questions and shares her sparkling brilliance! On today's vibrant business variety show we talk about what to wear on your next Zoom call (you'll be surprised),…
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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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Mexico With New Eyes - Matthew Wahlgren of Matt.travel
December 17th, 2020 | Length 00:31:35

Our ears are in Mexico this week! Just like when you visit a place you gain new insight, moving to that destination changes your perspective in greater magnitude. My frequent flyer guest Matthew Whalgren is back to talk about his new life in Mexico. We talk about his new experiences that…
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Delay Your Launch. Enjoy The Benefits.
December 16th, 2020 | Length 00:06:36

Announcing an upcoming event too early can often result in a less-than-attractive registration. In this episode Mike introduces the benefits of delaying the launch of your program's registration until "the table has been adequately set." There is a book written by Jeff Walker titled LAUNCH that walks the reader through…
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Monday Rerun Day! Ukulele Cruise on Ruby Princess with Hawaiian Ambassadors Brian and Rowena Vasquez
December 15th, 2020 | Length 00:49:38

This is too good to let it be lost in the archives.  How much fun is the idea of cruising Hawaii and learning to play the Ukulele while at sea?  It's the vacation that keeps on giving after you return home.  Keep strumming through life until you can return to…
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12.10.20-The Power of Your Voice
December 10th, 2020 | Length 00:07:39

There is an old saying that reminds us that first impressions are lasting. Well I happened believe that first impressions are very important but it is the last impression that is lasting. That being said, your first impression often is that of your voice without any body language to support your…
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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 Jamaica I Love & Want To Show You!
December 10th, 2020 | Length 00:44:38

Nicole Barrett on her roots.Format: Welcome M: Nicole, would you take a minute to introduce yourself? (Talk about what you do now, I'll get into some back story next.) N: M: Nicole, I met you when I very first started in the travel industry, about 7 years ago in Boston.  At the time you…
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The Jamaica I Love & Want To Show You!
April 26th, 2021 | Length 00:44:38

Jamaica! Yes, Jamaica beyond the resorts.  Let's get into local life with native Nicole Barrett.  Though she live in New England now, AND LOVES SNOW, Jamaica is in her soul.  This is the Jamaica she would want you to know and explore.  The resorts are amazing but the people and…
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Small Ship Vs. Large Ship Cruising
December 9th, 2020 | Length 00:24:40

This week we look at the difference between small ship vs. large (and mid-size) ship cruising. Join me as I compare my experiences on board MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Silversea, which, as I mention in the podcast is really like comparing apples and oranges.  The beauty of cruising is the…
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New Groups: Do You Have Opportunity Eyes?
December 7th, 2020 | Length 01:00:11

Do you get the feeling that Stuart is talking directly with you? (You are not alone - so consider this your one-on-one coaching hour with the group sales guru himself!) In today's POWER HOUR variety show be inspired by Karen's 'opportunity eyes' theory and see if they've helped or hurt your…
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How to Maximize Your Fam Trips with Theresa Chu-Bermudez
December 4th, 2020 | Length 00:49:18

I am so excited to talk to Theresa Chu-Bermudez of Fam with Intention and Get Out Custom Travels on how to maximize your time and potential on fam trips. Let's face it, fam trips are a great way to get out and see the product, but knowing how to properly market…
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Reopening Thailand & Planning Your First Trip | Ric Gazian
December 4th, 2020 | Length 00:42:09

Sponsor break 15:30 estM: Welcome to Travel Radio Podcast.  Today I am pleased to welcome a new guest to the program, Ric Gazian.  Thank you for joining me Ric! R: It's a pleasure to be here Megan. M: Ric, would you take a moment to introduce yourself? R: (Excerpt from Ric's bio) "Hi,…
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Sales-Letter
December 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:11:08

The sales letter has become a lost art. But not unlike many business-building tools, it just might be time to reintroduce this strategy back into your arsenal of selling tools. A good letter is one that gets opened, gets read and induces some form of action or response. In short,…
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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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Getting To Know AmaWaterways (With Kristin Karst)
December 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:36:44

This week I sat down with AmaWaterways' Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Kristin Karst, to talk about how AmaWaterways stands out on the rivers of Europe and beyond.  Join me as I learn more about AmaWaterways and the company's philosophy to under promise and over deliver - which it always does. …
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How You Can Get In The Door To Pitch Your Group
November 30th, 2020 | Length 00:05:21

Here's list of the SIX BEST STRATEGIES for getting in the door to pitch your big group idea. It's part of Stuart's 'Pitch Perfect' training straight out of Group Sales Boot Camp. Even if you DON'T have that big idea yet, any one of these SIX tips can generate BIG…
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Thankful For The Good in 2020 | Travmarket Media Network Message
November 26th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

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…
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Come On In. My Restrooms Are Clean
November 26th, 2020 | Length 00:08:30

Mike is going to share a true experience with you that underscores the importance of making a good first impression. Although today's example deals with a restroom in a coffee shop, the lesson transcends all industries and most businesses. The first step is to "get them in the door." A second…
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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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Where To Cruise During The Holidays
November 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:07

Today we look at Thanksgiving and Christmas cruises offered on the oceans and rivers.  Join me as I share some of my experiences sailing during the holidays, as well as a comprehensive list of which river cruise companies offer Christmas Market itineraries and where they sail.  Regardless of whether you choose to…
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Epic Girls Getaways For The Return of Travel
November 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:37

M: Welcome Quiana Thomas would you please take a moment to introduce yourself? Q: Thanks for having me Megan.  I run my own independent home based travel company called Girls Getaway 360 Vacations and I started a new company called Travel Agent Tees which is an apparel and accessories company catered…
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Are You Chasing The Nose of Your Business Enterprise?
November 19th, 2020 | Length 00:05:26

In today's episode, Mike uses his personal experiences with flying airplanes and captaining sailboats as model pictures reminding us of the importance of planning, thinking and preparing for what is to come next. Chasing the nose is a strategy of futility. Getting out in front, and sculpting a "what's next"…
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Blind Review with Kevin Lowe
November 19th, 2020 | Length 00:41:14

Megan: Hello and welcome to Travel Radio Podcast.  Today I am privilege to have Kevin Lowe on the podcast for the first time.  Kevin will you take a moment to introduce yourself? Kevin: Absolutely. I'm the owner of Better Days Travel where I get to help make people's dreams come true…
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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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Here's How To Maximize Your Profile In Order To Receive More Group Leads
November 17th, 2020 | Length 00:57:58

On today's supercharged business coaching show Stuart critiques 4 travel advisor profiles; flips a sales letter upside-down; and shares in insider update about a new group promotion that you may be able to leverage. Many gems of wisdom (including a free download) to help you get more groups and make…
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Getting To Know CroisiEurope
November 17th, 2020 | Length 00:27:59

Africa cruise podcast with Devin Quinn: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-devin-quinn-pt-2-africa/ This week we are joined by Michael DaCosta from CroisiEurope. Though CroisiEurope has one of the biggest river cruise fleets in Europe, the company is still fairly unknown to North American travelers. With riverboats around the world, and two oceangoing vessels, let's see…
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In Search of the Wandering Puffin
November 15th, 2020 | Length 00:29:05

In this episode of TRO Signal, Lynda Phillippi interviews Jamie Bachrach of the Wandering Puffin. Jamie is an FIT specialist with a love for puffins, a love of Scandinavia and a passion for his clients. Jamie talks about passion and navigating the ups and downs of being a…
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6 Ways To Get Your Annual Group Trip Initiative Off The Ground
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:04:47

Why are you NOT leading one group a year? Let's face it, people hire you because they trust your leadership. I think you can be their travel advisor AND their group leader! Instead of searching far and wide to discover new group leaders, be inspired by these SIX ideas for creating…
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Do You Want To Pay The Price?
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:05:37

Mike touches on two important topics today. The first reminds us of the simple 4-step system for accomplishing more. You will soon see that this is not rocket science but the logic behind this 4-step approach will soon have you achieving more in very short order. Mike will also throw a…
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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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Adventure Cruising! Where Can I Go? Britton Frost
November 12th, 2020 | Length 00:35:29

M: Hello and welcome! Britton would you take a minute to introduce yourself? B: I'm Britton Frost of Avid Cruiser and River Cruise Advisor, and host of Avid Travel With Britton Frost on TravMarketMedia.  M: Do you have the best job in the world? B: I certainly think so.  M: How many cruises have…
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Cruising Is For Everyone: Why Cruising Is The Best Mode Of Travel
November 10th, 2020 | Length 00:22:30

Cruising is a truly customizable experience. When I hear someone say they aren't interested in cruising I know that it is likely because they simply haven't found the right cruise.  Here are my top reasons to book a cruise for 2021 and beyond. …
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Melissa Mackey- Travel Entrepreneur
November 9th, 2020 | Length 00:36:36

Melissa Mackey is a woman on a mission. In 2006, Melissa Mackey began her career in travel and quickly climbed the corporate ladder and became manager within months of starting. Her store was 6th most profitable store in all of Canada. As she grew these stores, her dreams and vision…
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Creating an Online Community of Your Ideal Clients, with Kelly Fontenelle
November 6th, 2020 | Length 00:23:49

Have you ever considered having an online community of your ideal clients? In this episode, I talk with Kelly Fontenelle of TASC (Travel Agents Selling The Caribbean). We talk about the importance of community, how to start, grow, and engage a community that looks forward to hearing from you and who…
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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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The Wellness of Travel | Tips To Healthier Travel with Edyta Satchell
November 5th, 2020 | Length 00:35:16

M: Hello and welcome, Edyta would you please take a moment to introduce yourself? E: It’s so wonderful to be here with you Megan. I help people who travel for business or leisure to be  travel ready, to be healthy, look and feel their very best before, during and after travel…
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You've Never Been There Before? Here's How To Effectively Market Your Group
November 4th, 2020 | Length 00:59:47

On today's vibrant GROUP SALES variety show Stuart generates excellent idea-sharing for advisors who desperately wish to lead their group to a new destination. He reveals THE winning way and urges every advisor to lead at least one group a year. PLUS: How are YOU feeling about the end of the…
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Knowing vs Doing
November 4th, 2020 | Length 00:05:39

In today's episode, Mike reminds his audience that they probably already know everything they need to know in order to succeed. The human short-coming involves forgetting what has worked in the past and continuing to provide the basic tenants to your daily activities. Mike equates our lives to the swinging motion…
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The CDC Lifted Its No Sail Order, Now What?
November 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:13:03

On September 30 the CDC made a final update to the No Sail Order, stating that if the conditions above were not met cruise lines could resume sailing October 31, 2020. So, what does that mean at the beginning of November? The CDC released what it calls a Conditional Sailing Order…
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Get To Work
November 2nd, 2020 | Length 00:04:05

I hope nobody told you the travel business was easy. It's not It never has been. And for the next year or more, we're all going to be pulling out of a slump, the magnitude of which we still cannot truly comprehend. By any measure, the challenges we face are…
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The Three Reasons Why Groups Fizzle and How To Fix These Failures
October 30th, 2020 | Length 00:05:35

On today's shot of Group Juice Stuart predicts why so many groups will fizzle and explains exactly how to beat the odds. Quit using the old school, bass-ackwards approach to promoting groups! Want to be in the audience? Request access here:https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheGroupSalesSuccessSummit/ Need access to Group Sales Boot Camp? Get details here:http://stuartlloydcohen.com/bootcamp/  …
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Travel Lab - 10:29:20, 10.23 AM
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:28:54

By our powers combined we are nine!  Today I have the privilege of welcoming Nikita Brown, host of The Travel Lab to Travel Radio Podcast.  Nikita's podcast and expertise are heartily welcomed.  The Travel Lab will focus on uncomplicating social media for Travel Agents.  I selfishly and excited to…
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Introducing The Travel Lab with Nikita Brown of Travel Agent Collective
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:28:54

By our powers combined we are nine!  Today I have the privilege of welcoming Nikita Brown, host of The Travel Lab to Travel Radio Podcast.  Nikita's podcast and expertise are heartily welcomed.  The Travel Lab will focus on uncomplicating social media for Travel Agents.  I selfishly and excited to…
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Bubble Group Travel: Today's Opportunity
October 29th, 2020 | Length 00:14:45

In this special episode Mike interviews old time friend and industry magazine editor Jeff Gayduk. Always respected, always candid but honest as the day is long, Jeff shares his personal experiences regarding group travel as it is picking up momentum again. This interview was short, on point and meaningful. Tune…
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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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Which Cruise Lines Allow Children?
October 27th, 2020 | Length 00:25:26

Today we look at which cruise lines allow children on board their ships. However, just because children are allowed onboard does not mean that every cruise line is suitable for children. Some are better fits than others. So, which cruise lines are the best for children? Let's dive in. …
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Christina Ernst - From Travel Professional to Tour Operator VIP Southern Tours
October 28th, 2020 | Length 00:33:59

What does it take to move from being a travel professional to a tour operator? Today, Linda and I interview Christina Ernst of VIP Southern Tours. Christina gathered up her courage, bought a fleet of vans, and started a business doing wine tours in the Northern Georgia Mountains. She explains…
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Recorded Phone Call | Travel Hesitation and Travel Motivation
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:29:21

This is not the phone call I thought we were going to have.  I am way more on the, "We are all gonna die" side of Corona Virus mentality than Richard is.  I thought he was sheltering in his Hobbit Hole as much as our family it.  He's not!  This…
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Inspiring Points to Ponder from Group Travel Pro's Linda, Natasha, Ramona, Nancy and Karen
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 01:01:24

On today's vibrant variety show Stuart analyzes an interesting case study sent in from Linda who describes her first two 'unofficial' groups; Natasha challenges Stuart and the audience to figure out what's missing from her brilliant Group Leader Toolkit binder; Ramona describes what she witnessed (happily) throughout her Cancun FAM;…
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Interview
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:07:05

Heaven knows there is not a shortage of ways to go to market these days. But perhaps one overlooked, low stress and high return method is the personal interview. In this week's episode Mike shares a recent tip from a professionals speaking coach and suggests that you consider sampling this…
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The Interview As a Marketing Strategy
October 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:07:05

Heaven knows there is not a shortage of ways to go to market these days. But perhaps one overlooked, low stress and high return method is the personal interview. In this week's episode Mike shares a recent tip from a professionals speaking coach and suggests that you consider sampling this…
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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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River Cruise 101: What Are The Hidden Costs?
October 20th, 2020 | Length 00:19:40

Inclusion comparisons: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/comparisons/ Danube price comparisons: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/danube-river-cruise-pricing-charts-2020/ In the past, cruises were notorious for having hidden costs. Passengers traveling on cruise ships often felt they were being nickeled and dimed, paying extra for beverages, excursions, internet, and dining. When river cruising came along, it introduced a much more inclusive product…
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The Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back
October 21st, 2020 | Length 00:14:57

Friend, I get it. Putting yourself out there on social media can be scary! It can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming. And going all in when you don't know exactly what's on the other side is scary too! Recovering perfectionist over here! 🙋‍♀️. But I believe in you. I believe in the value…
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How To Stop Blending In With All The Travel Content On Social Media
October 21st, 2020 | Length 00:15:20

Are you just blending in on social media? With all of the travel content from OTAs, suppliers, travel bloggers, influencers and other travel agents, toy might be getting lost in all of the noise. Let's unpack my proven strategy for standing out and attracting travel clients who are genuinely excited…
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Lauren Goldenberg - Travel Professional - World Championship Weightlifter
October 28th, 2020 | Length 00:37:12

Lauren Goldenberg is a 4'10" travel professional, but she stands tall in the world of competitive weightlifting where Lauren is a U.S. National Masters record holder in the  55-59 age bracket! But there's more: she is also a world record holder. TRO Signal's Lynda Phillippi interviews Lauren about her passion…
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Storytelling in Email & Social Media with Rachel Leslie
October 17th, 2020 | Length 00:36:58

Are you using stories in your email marketing and social media? Instead of being overwhelmed at the thought of selling, use stories in your marketing and let the story do the selling for you. In this episode I have the most awesome chat with Rachel Leslie, Copywriter and Marketer who has…
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Power of Words
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:08:07

In this week's episode Mike will share his thoughts on the power of words. By simply changing a word, or adding a few more your sincerity and meaningful relationship development can be significantly enhanced. "Luv ya," "No problem," "How ya doing?" "Thanks," and "Yeah" can be improved upon with very…
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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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Live From The Dominican Republic - Resort Life Now
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:19:55

Matty K has been a guest on the podcast previously talking about one of his specialties Poland!  Today he surprised me by asking if I wanted to record live from The Hyatt Zlara.  Heck Yes I did.  I hope more of you call me on location to record. You will observe…
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What Is The Difference In Ocean & River Cruising?
October 16th, 2020 | Length 00:22:10

Why AmaMagna Is A Great Choice For First-Time River Cruisers: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/ama-magna-first-time-river-cruises/ 6 Types Of Travelers Who Are Perfect For AmaMagna, Are You One Of Them? https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/6-types-of-travelers-who-are-perfect-for-amamagna-are-you-one-of-them/ The transition from ocean cruises to river cruises, or vice versa, may not be an easy one. Ocean cruisers often fear that river cruises will…
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Color My World Humanitarian Angela Hughes
October 28th, 2020 | Length 00:35:42

This week, my co-host, Lynda Phillippi and I speak with Angela Hughes, the founder of Color My World, a non-profit 501c3 organization leading a global effort to relieve human suffering, by providing emergency response relief items and humanitarian services including sustainability projects internationally to those in need. Established in…
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How to Host a Virtual Event
October 10th, 2020 | Length 00:19:37

We are heading for a world of more (and improved) virtual events. Are you ready? In this episode I share some tips and tools you need to carve out a space for you and your brand in the virtual event space. I share with you what to do from start to…
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Fly vs Screen
October 8th, 2020 | Length 00:07:17

Sometimes shear tenacity and old fashion grit and determination aren't enough to get the job done. Many of today's worthwhile accomplishments come as a result of doing the right things at the right time. "Timing" is as important today as ever. In this episode, Mike will share a true story…
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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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Three Possible Outcomes With New Acquaintances
October 8th, 2020 | Length 00:05:44

When you meet people for the first time only three outcomes can result. People can feel better having met you. People can feel worse having met you. And people have no feelings one way or the other; you make no impact whatsoever. The obvious strategy for starting new and meaningful…
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Pick More Winners Using This 10 Point Group Viability Checklist
October 7th, 2020 | Length 01:00:19

On today's vibrant variety show for group travel advisors: Stuart rolls out his time-tested 10-step Group Viability Test (and offers the FREE PDF); a poll reveals what percentage of groups fail to materialize; an inspiring message from Carnival; the audience asks for help around how to say 'no' to prospects…
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Pick Your Pivot And Proceed To The New Route!
October 6th, 2020 | Length 00:03:19

Today's shot of Group Juice: I believe there is always a better way, do you? Great entrepreneurs never get comfortable taking the same route (aka their business PLAN) to reach the same destination (aka their business GOAL). Facing a giant obstacle, the best of the best making one of these…
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River Cruise 101: Water Levels
October 6th, 2020 | Length 00:18:30

Water levels comment page: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/08/video-how-to-use-german-water-level-charts/ German water level maps:  https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/karte/standard https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaende What are water levels? How can they affect a river cruise? Do they need to be taken into consideration before booking a river cruise?  Today we look at how water levels can impact cruises and what we can do to avoid…
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Goodbye to Social Media Nolan Burris
October 28th, 2020 | Length 00:48:15

Nolan Burris is the founder and Chief Visioneer of Future Proof Travel Solutions, based in Vancouver, Canada. Nolan just shocked many of his friends by signing off of social media, and, in this episode, provides a heartfelt reason for his decision.…
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English Royalty Theme on British Travel, England, United Kingdom
October 2nd, 2020 | Length 00:38:48

The United Kingdom may be similar in size to a singular US State but don't be fooled!  There is a lot of ground to cover and thought public transportation is very good you could spend your entire trip commuting. Let's set realistic expectations.   Map of Official Royal Palaces in…
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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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People Like People Who Like Them
October 1st, 2020 | Length 00:08:37

There is a natural reciprocal phenomenon that we all have a tendency to like the people who like us. In this episode, Mike shares his experiences with his first girlfriend. His biggest challenge was to find out who she was once he found out he had a girlfriend. Sixty-one years…
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Why I Didn't Want To Start A Podcast
October 21st, 2020 | Length 00:13:49

Why I didn't want to start a podcast, and why my reason may be stopping you from going all in and showing up and going all in on social media.…
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Show up Now, Sell Later
September 30th, 2020 | Length 00:17:36

Happy International Podcast Day! Here is a quick bonus episode for you on how to show up now during a time when you are unable (or don't want) to sell or promote, in order to be ready for when the time comes. Follow me on Instagram: @nicolesbarrett (www.instagram.com/nicolesbarrett) Follow the podcast on…
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Cruising During COVID
September 29th, 2020 | Length 00:19:46

COVID-19 has raised many questions for travelers. When will we be able to fly again? When are we going to be allowed into other countries? When can we enjoy visiting a resort without a mask?  The pandemic has been especially hard for cruise companies, as a handful of cruise ships were…
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A Talent for Practice
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:45:01

Talent.  You have it or you don’t… Right? Isn’t talent the reason Bobby Fischer was a grand master chess player at 19?  Isn’t talent why Bill Gates was a boy genius and is now the world’s richest man, or why Tiger Woods was a child golf prodigy? Talent is largely…
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The future of Caribbean travel with Melissa Noel
September 25th, 2020 | Length 01:08:52

My guest in this episode is award winning Journalist and Content Creator, Melissa Noel. Melissa's stories have been featured in the United States and the Caribbean via One Caribbean Television, CBS News USVI and ABC News USVI. She is also a contributing reporter to Huffpost.com and Essence.com. Her work has been featured…
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Edinburgh on the Fringe, Scotland Off the Beaten Path!
September 25th, 2020 | Length 00:41:40

Let's get hunting!  Travel differently with this list of experiences outside of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Told through the eyes and extensive exploration of David Weinczok, you will be captivated and googling (just click the links below) the places mentioned.  Most of the locations mentioned are dog friendly - so bring the…
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Get More Groups Using Tiny Think-Tanks & Mini-Masterminds
September 24th, 2020 | Length 01:01:13

On today's vibrant variety show Stuart gives tips on using tiny think-tanks and mini-masterminds for networking and generating new group leads. Next he tackles the strategies behind escorting or not (plus the audience poll); how using net rates is better; revealing the supplier contract or not; successfully selling resort groups…
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Get More Groups Using Tiny Think-Tanks & Mini-Masterminds
September 28th, 2020 | Length 01:01:13

On today's vibrant variety show Stuart gives tips on using tiny think-tanks and mini-masterminds for networking and generating new group leads. Next he tackles the strategies behind escorting or not (plus the audience poll); how using net rates is better; revealing the supplier contract or not; successfully selling resort groups…
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Here's The Best Way To Get Less Groups and Make Less Money
September 24th, 2020 | Length 00:03:36

Get Stuart's 7 reasons why you can't afford to make this amateur mistake if you seriously want to build a bigger, better group travel business!…
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Business Lessons From The Morning Crossword Puzzle
September 24th, 2020 | Length 00:05:31

Some answers come more easily than others.  While many initial unknowns simply require a little more information. In this episode Mike uses his early morning crossword puzzle ritual as a business model you can take to the bank. With no clear explanation at hand, some problems simply require a little…
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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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How Will COVID-19 Impact The Future Of Cruising?
September 22nd, 2020 | Length 00:24:07

This week I am joined by cruise journalist Ralph Grizzle to take a look at the future of cruising and where the industry is headed during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.  It's no secret that the cruise industry was hit hard at the beginning of the pandemic, with cruise ships often…
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Never Let a Crisis Go To Waste
September 20th, 2020 | Length 00:52:09

Today’s episode is a re-cap of a webinar TRO did this week entitled “Don’t Let a Crisis go to Waste”. The webinar had its origin in an article in TRO by Richard D’Ambrosio. Like many good articles, I think Richard’s was a starting point. What are real action items we can employ…
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Why You?
September 23rd, 2020 | Length 00:04:13

We often assume prospects understand the benefits we bring to the relationship. In most instances, this is simply not the case. A little reflection now and then helps clarify our value in our own minds first. Then, and only then can we present the true picture to prospects. In this…
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Fall In Love With Egypt | Nigel Hetherington | Past Preservers
September 17th, 2020 | Length 01:03:36

World class archeologist and Egyptologist, Nigel Hetherington, is today's guest!  This episode on Egypt is long but it will remind you, the travel agent, why you fell in love with this industry.  It will make you, the traveler, excited to meet the people of Egypt and invest your monies in…
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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 Only Two Types of People You Will Ever Come In Contact With
September 17th, 2020 | Length 00:04:57

There are over 7 billion people on our plant and you and I can segment them into just two categories. In this episode, Mike will share with you his most often repeated message from over 35 years of sharing sales and marketing reminders. This is a deep as Mike gets…
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Top 5 Itineraries For First-Time Ocean Cruisers
September 15th, 2020 | Length 00:23:49

Last week's episode: https://www.travmarketmedia.com/podcasts/top-5-itineraries-for-first-time-river-cruisers/ There are so many cruise itineraries available to choose from that it poses the question: What are the best itineraries for a first-time cruiser? Well, it depends. If a trip Europe is a bucket list item, then cruising the Mediterranean or the Baltic could be a great option for…
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Expat-No-Borders
September 13th, 2020 | Length 00:44:31

Many of us dream of the expat lifestyle. What would it be like to pick up and leave our homes and just move to a new country? What would it be like? Today, we're joined by four travel professionals who have decided to move abroad and to continue their travel…
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Melia Orlando Resort Review w/ Therese Chu Bermudez
September 12th, 2020 | Length 00:18:52

It is the new era of road trips and Florida is attracting vacationers unable to fulfill their international trips and desperate to escape the routines of working from home.  One of Florida's not-so-hidden attractions is Disney World.  It's family friendliness and sunny year round weather will keep it on the…
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Getting Clear on Your Ideal Client
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:12:05

You may have already imagined who your ideal client is, their age, income, sex, etc., but have you done the deep work to get even more laser clear on the kind of client you want to attract and engage with? We know it is important, but we sometimes fail to go…
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Packaging Power, Promotional Timelines and Passionate Persistence
September 11th, 2020 | Length 01:00:45

Today's potent Power Hour is packed with high performance propositions: You're NOT pitching packaged groups? You should and here's why. How early is too early to promote? No such thing - here's how. POP-IN GUEST: Master sales trainer Mike Marchev makes a guest appearance to share his inspiring story of…
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The Family, The Wedding And Where Groups Are Heading
September 11th, 2020 | Length 01:00:30

What's really going on out there? Glad you asked - here are the answers. Chief Motivation Officer Stuart asked a bunch of high-level executives and longtime friends exactly what's hot and what's not. We discovered two BIG trends that are GROUP game-changers. POP-IN GUEST: Alex Pinello, Vice President of Sales,…
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Of M.I.CE. and Marriott
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:09:10

Today's Group Juice: What's NOT here at the Denver Marriott Tech Center today? MEETINGS. INCENTIVES. CONVENTIONS. EXHIBITIONS. PEOPLE WEARING NAME TAGS. HOT COFFEE & COLD BEVERAGE STATIONS. HAND SHAKING. SPEAKER'S SPEAKING. NOTE TAKING. The pandemic has brought today's group BUSY-NESS to a screeching halt! Will you be ready when the BUSY-NESS comes…
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Pull Over! This Is A Broken Link Traffic Stop
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:04:51

Today's Group Juice: I found a broken link on your web site! You've worked so hard to get people there and now they're a click away from disappointment and distraction. Broken links stop traffic. Pull over and click for yourself!…
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Three Questions Needing Answers Sooner Rather Than Later
September 11th, 2020 | Length 00:05:54

Meeting people for the first time can either help or hinder future relationships. In this week's episode, Mike will call your attention to the three questions "strangers" will be asking themselves having been introduced to you for the first time. Once you prepare yourself for these three questions you will…
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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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Top 5 Itineraries For First-Time River Cruisers
September 9th, 2020 | Length 00:30:13

Viking’s continuity from ocean to river: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2016/05/viking-sea-best-ship/ Is AmaMagna the best choice for first-time river cruisers?: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/ama-magna-first-time-river-cruises/ This week on Avid Travel with Britton Frost, we are talking about where to cruise. This is the most important decision before moving forward with booking because in order to know which cruise…
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Nomad Kids - Raising children in the travel industry
September 9th, 2020 | Length 00:33:09

What is the experience of raising children in the travel industry like? Do the children of travel professionals experience life and travel differently? How does it affect their worldview and perspective on humanity? Our guests this week explore their lives as both parents and travel advisors raising Nomad Kids. Our guests…
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Drop Your Rock
September 7th, 2020 | Length 00:08:23

Today's podcast has two messages. The first one reminds us of the importance of shedding our useless baggage. Mike refers to this as "Dropping our rocks." We can't afford to put up with any negative behaviors that are not contributing to our success. In Part Two Mike reminds us that more…
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How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Email List
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:14:28

Growing your email list is key to a sustainable business. While social media is also key, in this episode I share some tips and strategies to help you use your social media platforms to help drive your ideal clients to your email list. Follow me on Instagram: @nicolesbarrett (www.instagram.com/nicolesbarrett) Get the…
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Are You Making a Difference?
September 7th, 2020 | Length 00:04:58

In this episode, Mike puts his heart on his sleeve and shares a moment of realization that came to light during a memorial service of all places. I guess the hidden message here is to live life like you are dying but as long as you are here, why not…
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Unlocking Ireland with Tour Guide Cathy Whelan
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:46:03

CONTACT: Cathy Whelan Independent Tour Guide Cathy on Tours By Locals Cathy on ITGA   Everyone needs a friend on the ground and your friend in Ireland is Cathy Whelan.  My relationship with Cathy began when I interviewed another guest of mine,…
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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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It All Begins With Digging a Hole
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:18

The analogy of digging a hole in order to find oil is highly pertinent to any industry. There comes a time were the planning must come to a rest and action take its place. In this episode of Mike'd Up Marchev Mike reminds us that sometimes it is wise to…
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The Secret To Your Success: Stop Trying To Sell
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:42

The truth is that nobody likes to be sold. Salespeople over the years have earned a poor reputation described with words like manipulative, aggressive, dishonest, pushy, fast-talking, and self-centered. For us true sales professionals nothing could be further from the truth. Our one and only objective is to help people.…
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Hunkering Down
September 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:05:13

“…to prepare to stay in a place or position for a long time, usually in order to achieve something … (Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press) Another fine mess we’ve found ourselves in. But we are not without power and a…
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Consistent "Connection" Is The Key
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:38

We oftentimes overlook the obvious. Pursuing opportunities at the expense of focusing on what is important is an error too many entrepreneurs make on a daily basis. Take a moment to reintroduce yourself to clients who may begin feeling that you are taking them for granted. Listen to a major…
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Connection
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:04:38

We oftentimes overlook the obvious. Pursuing opportunities at the expense of focusing on what is important is an error too many entrepreneurs make on a daily basis. Take a moment to reintroduce yourself to clients who may begin feeling that you are taking them for granted. Listen to a major…
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My Notre Dame Story: Three Times a Charm
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:57

Today's episode features the effectiveness of "second effort." Listen to how Mike gained acceptance to the University of Notre Dame with poor SAT scores and a poor class rank. After being officially rejected, Mike wrote three letters before receiving an invitation to join Notre Dames' clas of '71.This is a…
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Notre Dame: Take Three
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:06:57

Today's episode features the effectiveness of "second effort." Listen to how Mike became accepted to the University of Notre Dame with poor SAT scores and low class ranking. After being officially rejected, Mike wrote three letters before receiving a spot in ND's 1968 freshmen class. This is a lesson worth…
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Likability
August 31st, 2020 | Length 00:06:21

Service excellence is a given in these competitive times. But competence alone does not ensure a profitable future. Do not sell likability short. People will continue to gravitate towards those they feel comfortable around. All things being equal, people will do business with people they like. In this week's short reminder…
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The "Likeability" Factor
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:21

Service excellence is a given in these competitive times. But competence alone does not ensure a profitable future. Do not sell likeability short. People will continue to gravitate towards those they feel comfortable around. All things being equal, people will do business with people they like. In this week's short reminder…
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How I spent my Covid Vacation
August 31st, 2020 | Length 00:44:20

Our four guests this week on TRO Signal discuss how they have taken advantage of the Covid-19 travel standstill by working ON their businesses instead of IN their business. Compare notes and see how the standstill is a perfect time for a gentle approach to re-shaping your travel practice Our Guests…
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Getting into a Content Rhythm, with Sherryann Charlton
September 10th, 2020 | Length 00:45:12

In this episode of the Hey Travelpreneur! podcast, I have a lively conversation with Sherryann Charlton of Sherry Destinations. I talk with Sherryann about her journey in social media marketing and email marketing and what it took for her to get to a level where she feels like she is showing…
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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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Three Key Business-Building Percentages
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:44

Once you understand the importance of these three percentages as they relate to establishing business relationships you will be lightyears ahead of your competition. The truth is you will soon be riding these percentages straight to the bank.…
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The Importance of Visibility And The Rule of 7
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:06:38

It is your responsibility to remain visible in the eyes of your prospects and clients without coming across as being too aggressive, pushy, or manipulative. The Rule of 7 is a good guide to ensure you remain top-of-mind without overdoing it. This simple rule will position you as the go-to…
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The Times Are Changing
September 4th, 2020 | Length 00:04:57

You will be the same person you are a year from now except for the people you hang out with and the books you read. Bobby Dylan sang it in the '60s and it is just as true today. If you don't start swimming you will soon sink like a…
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Megan Chapa: Meet the Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:10:47

Megan Chapa, host of Travel Radio Podcast, talks about the makings of her life in the travel industry, the formation of Travel Radio Podcast and the eventual beginnings of the Travmarket Media Podcast Network.…
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Britton Frost: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:05:27

Britton Frost is a travel journalist specializing in small-ship cruises on both oceans and rivers. An experienced traveler with dozens of cruises under her belt, Britton began cruising when she was a mere six months old (crossing the Atlantic with her parents on the Queen Elizabeth 2). She’s been cruising ever…
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Puglia, Italy Seaside By Bicycle w/ Mr. and Mrs. Italy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:17

Debra and David Levinson set out on their dream vacation and it didn't disappoint.  It was so  amazing they decided the next year they would bring their children for an entire month.  In the age of pre-internet reviews, the Levinsons rented what appeared to be their Italian dream villa.  On…
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Eye Contact
August 26th, 2020 | Length 00:08:56

Mike's introductory marketing lesson on the power of eye contact and how you may not be as good at it as you think!…
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Nicole Barrett: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:04:50

Meet the Podcasters: Nicole Barrett I started the Hey Travelpreneur! podcast for many reasons. One of which was to be the go-to for simple and relevant marketing tips & strategies for Travel Entrepreneurs to help them create a thriving travel business and personal brand. The other reason was to have an outlet…
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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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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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Organizing Your Client Booking Experience, with Korrine Johnson
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:17

In this Episode I have a great chat with Korrine Johnson of Travel Biz Boss on your client booking experience: how to organize your emails, your systems and processes, and how to create core pillar themes. Korrine and I also touched on the Client Attraction Challenge. This free 5-Day challenge will…
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Covid Confessionals
August 31st, 2020 | Length 00:51:26

What is it like to be a travel professional in the time of Covid-19? We know all too well the negatives, but is there anything positive we can take away from the experience? I ask five travel consultants to open up to me, to be honest and candid in their…
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Richard Earls: Meet The Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:01:43

An invitation to subscribe to TRO Signal, a podcast devoted to your inner travel professional!…
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Mike Marchev- Meet the Podcasters | Travmarket Media Network
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:01:06

Introducing Mike Marchev's newest media outlet for his quick, practical business and marketing skills.  Get to know Mike briefly and what to expect from his weekly dose of encouragement and business pointers. …
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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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About Travmarket Media
October 1st, 2021 | Length 00:00:00

Travel Research Online (TRO) has partnered with podcasters integrated into the travel industry's first podcast network, Travmarket Media. Each podcast in the network engages with topics important to the travel professional community, providing navigation through the many and varied aspects of the business of travel consulting.…
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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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Set Your Goals & Nail Your Niche, with Kate Thomas
September 15th, 2020 | Length 00:40:38

In this episode I talk with Kate Thomas of Travel Pro Theory and North & Leisure about what it really takes to nail your niche and the importance of setting goals.   Join us for the Client Attraction Challenge Here: bit.ly/taclientattraction   Find Kate here: Instagram: @travelprotheory and @northandleisure…
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Set Your Goals & Nail Your Niche, with Kate Thomas
September 28th, 2020 | Length 00:40:38

In this episode I talk with Kate Thomas of Travel Pro Theory and North & Leisure about what it really takes to nail your niche and the importance of setting goals. Join us for the Client Attraction Challenge Here: bit.ly/taclientattraction Find Kate here: Instagram: @travelprotheory and @northandleisure Get more info on The Travelpreneur Academy here: Website: 
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Set Your Goals & Nail Your Niche
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:38

In this episode I talk with Kate Thomas of Travel Pro Theory and North & Leisure about what it really takes to nail your niche and the importance of setting goals.   Join us for the Client Attraction Challenge Here: bit.ly/taclientattraction   Find Kate here: Instagram: @travelprotheory and @northandleisure…
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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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Hello world!
August 3rd, 2020 | Length 00:00:00

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! …
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Welcome to Travmarket Media
July 12th, 2023 | Length 00:00:00

Podcasting is the consummate media for sharing insights and exploring the dynamics of the travel industry. The relationships formed between the podcaster, guests and the listener are at once widespread and intimate. Join us as we traverse topics as varied as logistics and psychology, destinations and motivations. Our itineraries will…
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Privacy Policy
July 12th, 2023 | Length 00:00:00

Who we are Our website address is: https://www.travmarketmedia.com. What personal data we collect and why we collect it Comments When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in…
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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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New Jersey To Wyoming | Cultivating A Love Of Travel Along The Way
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:48

New Jersey To Wyoming | Cultivating a Love of Travel Housekeeping: (Megan speaking) I will am moving transatlantic from England to Virginia. Many of my previous guests have graciously hosted episodes of Travel Radio Podcast in my absence. I will be back mid August with some EXCITING NEWS. Thank you…
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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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Vienna: Christmas Market Planning For Families
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:26

Now is the Time To Plan Your Vienna Christmas Market Vacation NOTE: This is Megan writing a few insights on this episode for visiting Vienna, Austria over the Christmas Market season. Firstly, the activity links provided are for the do-it-yourselfers. In a time of tourist attractions running well under capacity you…
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Strategies For Showing up to Attract Your Ideal Client with Nikita Brown
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:46:16

This episode is all about showing up authentically and with proven strategies that will allow you to attract your ideal client. Nikita Brown of the Travel Agent Collective and I talk about to promote your lead magnets, your personal brand, and how to communicate in direct messages. We also share…
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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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Boston: Day Trips In And Around
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:42

Boston Road Trips And New England Day Trips Joan and Martin McEntee of Trailblazertours.com join me on the podcast and YouTube channel to plot out four amazing routes to road trip this summer and fall. A point of comedy is that they are clearly from the UK and recording from…
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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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Napa Valley, St. Helena's Boutique Vineyards & Hidden Gems w/ Lisa Redmon of Redmon Wines
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:47

Note from Megan Chapa: Today is the first of an exciting series of guest hosted episodes you will get to experience. My past guests have volunteered to create content for me so that I can make a transatlantic move this late summer/early fall. Content will focus on…
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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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Niching Down & How Your Clients Find You, with Megan Chapa
September 15th, 2020 | Length 00:43:17

A conversation with Travel Agent and Podcaster Megan Chapa on how niching down has worked for her and other Travel Agents. We also discuss how your ideal clients search for your services and how to position your business and services to be found. Find Megan here: On Instagram: @travelradiopodcast Website: www.travelradioonline.com This episode…
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Niching Down & How Your Clients Find You, with Megan Chapa
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:17

A conversation with Travel Agent and Podcaster Megan Chapa on how niching down has worked for her and other Travel Agents. We also discuss how your ideal clients search for your services and how to position your business and services to be found. Find Megan here: On Instagram: @travelradiopodcast Website:…
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Sandals Resorts: How To Choose The Right Sandals All-inclusive Resort For You
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:05

Sandals Resorts: How To Choose The Right One! Enter Valerie's Sandal's Resorts, Red Lane Spa Product, Give Away! Click Here. As you will be able to tell from this interview, Valerie Gossett, and I are BIG FANS of the Sandals family of properties. We also know that looking at…
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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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Douro Valley: Oporto & Northern Portugal Wine Regions Private Tours
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:31

Wine Tourism in Oporto and Northern Portugal, the Douro Valley Confession Time: There is always Portuguese wine on our table with dinner! It is also sometimes in our glasses other times of the day too! Portuguese wines are one of the greatest discoveries my husband and I learned…
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Douro Valley: Oporto & Northern Portugal Wine Regions Private Tours
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:31

Wine Tourism in Oporto and Northern Portugal, the Douro Valley Confession Time: There is always Portuguese wine on our table with dinner! It is also sometimes in our glasses other times of the day too! Portuguese wines are one of the greatest discoveries my husband and I learned…
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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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Krakow, Poland: Beauty, Value and Vodka! Must Dos And Local Attractions
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:08

Title: Poland, Start in Krakow, Must Dos And Local Attractions Guest Matty Kondrup (Matty K), shares why Krakow, Poland has captured a piece of his traveling heart. Shortly before the start of WWII Matty's grandparents fled Poland to the safety of America. His grandmother then joined the US Army,…
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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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Jamaica Now! New Laws, Hotels, Decriminalized Cannabis and More.
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:58

What's New In Jamaica? The short answer is SO MUCH is new in Jamaica! Thankfully, I was able to get Irene Sauger on the program, Vacation Guru and JJG Group (Just Jamaica Group). Irene, gives us updates on the boring stuff in Jamaica, i.e. bans on plastics,…
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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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River Cruising In a Post Covid-19 World with Pam Jarvis of Distinctive Voyages
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:00

Watch the video version of this interview with Pam's own River Cruise pictures here: Where can you travel after lock downs lift? What travel bubbles will effect my itinerary? Where can I go in Europe with the new regulations? Why might a river cruise be a safer choice for…
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Travel To Colombia. Is it Safe? Are there luxury options? Glamping, Beaches, Nightlife, Food and Exploding Games!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:02:14

Travel To Colombia | Safety | Language | Destinations Photo by Flavia Carpio on Unsplash Morning! This is Megan having a moment of out-loud truth. Colombia was never on my radar. My impressions were based on damning news cycles and comedy bits about Colombia from popular sit…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Avalon Waterways' COVID-19 Response & 2021 Plans
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:03:36

Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Avalon Waterways' COVID-19 Response & 2021 Plans by brittonfrost…
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Surviving to Thriving, Walt Disney's Life | Success After Adversity and GIVEAWAY!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:44:58

Walt Disney survived the Spanish flu, WWI, the Great Depression and WWII. His life and determination to triumph in the face of adversity is a lesson for all of us today in 2020. For those of you in the travel industry, keep your chins up. This is…
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#traveldreaming Travel Industry Mix Tape and other destination jams...
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:09:08

Mix Tape For The Travel Industry ...and other destination based jams. Good hedgerows make for good neighbors... or so the expression goes. I would argue that it should be, "Good hedgerows make good neighbors but music has no bounds." This is what I found out a few weeks ago working…
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Mongolia? Antarctica? Planning The Exceptional Sabbatical
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:45

Mongolia? Antarctica? Planning The Exception Sabbatical Planning an exception sabbatical with room to travel, rest, think and brainstorm is a daring game of Tetris. However, it can be done and done to maximize the benefits intended of sabbatical time. Susie Chau, Carpe Diem Traveler, is the master brick stacker…
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Autistic Children: TAKE THEM EVERYWHERE!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:44:18

This episode earns a rating of DD. That is, "Dynamic Duo", "Determined Dames" or simply "Dina and Dee"! These two ladies joined the podcast to offer insights, suggestions and encouragement for persons who travel or want to travel with their autistic children. I hope these ladies are…
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Love Paris Travel Dare!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:00:48

Paris Dare... We Dare YOU Not To Love This City! Consider this your guide to LOVING PARIS! I hope this episode will keep you #traveldreaming! The level of immersion into French culture, cuisine, music, fashion and history packed into this itinerary will blow your mind. You will need to take…
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Nashville: Music Venue Insider Tips
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:18:45

Nashville, Music City Insider Tips! As Director of the Contemporary Music Center in Nashiville, Warren Pettit, knows musicians and venues inside and out. More importantly, he has low tolerance for mediocrity of the same. If you are lucky enough to be selected, for one of just 30 places each…
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Project Chimps | USA ROAD TRIP!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:26

Project Chimps - Not Wild But FREE! Pack up the minivan, this is a USA road trip worthy destination! Make it a multi-day stop with a hike on the Appalachian Trail (southern most trailhead is close by) and a stop at the largest Big Foot Museum in the USA. I asked…
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Aloha From Quarantine! Cruise Ship to Military Base
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:57

The Spirit of Aloha in Quarantine... (NOTE: This is information from an interview with Brian and Rowena Vasquez's first hand account. Medical advise and references for Coronavirus related matters should be derived from the WHO or CDC.) Brian and Rowena Vasquez, ambassadors of Aloha for Princess Cruise…
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Playa Please: Dominican Republic All-Inclusive Resort Reviews
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:29

In the Playa (brand) ... Family Of Resorts! Dominican Republic, Punta Cana All-Inclusive Resorts You know you want to visit the Dominican Republic. The blue waters and sugary sand are calling your name... BUT, GOSH DARN IT! Too Many Choices How do you sort through all the all-inclusive properties!?…
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Coronavirus News Resources
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:13:59

Coronavirus is a nightmare for the travel industry as the restrictions on travelers gets tighter and tighter. I've been fielding questions about where to travel, when it will be safe to travel and more. As a travel professional I consume a lot of programming on the Coronavirus. …
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"A" Is For Awesome African Adventure On A Luxury Kenyan Safari
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:08:10

Take A Luxury Safari In Kenya You keep saying that Africa is on your list. Don't hesitate because of the creature comforts you think you'll miss. There are plenty of comfortable and even luxurious ways to see African. Listen to this interview with Matthew Wahlgren about his recent…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - What's New For Riviera In 2020?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:19

Our first Riviera podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-31…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Vantage's New Ocean Ship
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:05

Vantage River Cruise interview with Sarah Sweeney: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-frost-getting-to-know-vantage-with-sarah-sweeney…
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Simple marketing tweaks for big impact with Vicki Sneed
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:42:06

In this episode, I talk with Vicki Sneed of Vicki's Travel Designs. We talk about her recent marketing challenges and some simple tweaks and additions she made that created big results. This was a video call that was streamed live to Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/travelmarketingwithnicolebarrett  Join me in that group for…
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Plan A Disney Cruise w Michelle Tatum
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:31

This is the video companion to the Travel Radio Podcast episode on YouTube. This video gives some highlights, in picture to help you see what cruising Disney is like. As much fun as we had making the video, the podcast has much more information. I recommend you…
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Language Immersion: Take a Language or Cultural Retreat!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:36

Take A Vacation, Take Home A New Language Therese Lafleche created her language retreats to be efficient in time and value for your monetary investment. She credits their success to a combination of fun, relaxation, time and immersion. You will be out of your everyday life routine in a…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Cruise Line Technology Of The Future, And Today
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:51

This week I am joined by Ingo Soerensen from Oracle. Soerensen explains the technologies that are currently being used on board different ships and also what technologies could be implemented in the future. Read Soerensen's article on Avid Cruiser:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/11/opinion-cruise-lines-of-the-future-what-should-we-expect-next/…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - American Queen Steamboat Company & Victory Cruise Lines Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

Today I am joined by American Queen Steamboat Company's Senior Director of Product Development, Ruth Richebacher. Other AQSC interview: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-54Mississippi Itineraries write-up: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/u-s-river-cruise-itineraries-the-mississippi-river/…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - American Queen Steamboat Company & Victory Cruise Lines Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

Today I am joined by American Queen Steamboat Company's Senior Director of Product Development, Ruth Richebacher. Other AQSC interview: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-54Mississippi Itineraries write-up: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/11/u-s-river-cruise-itineraries-the-mississippi-river/…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Getting To Know Vantage With Sarah Sweeney
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:36

Join me this week as I talk to Sarah Sweeney about Vantage. We talk about everything from what is included in Vantage's cruise fare to its solo travel initiatives to its concierge service.…
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Canary Islands: Oh Madeira, Oh Madeira, Oh Madeira, Are You Wine?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:07:06

The Canary Islands, Madeira, Malaga & Lisbon By Sea When North American's (I'm including Canada too) think about going someplace tropical the easiest choices are options with short, direct flights. It is no surprise that Mexico and the Caribbean are popular, quick, price friendly choices. At an average…
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BRAND SPANKIN' NEW, NORWEGIAN ENCORE
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:55

New Car Smell? This is NEW SHIP SMELL ! Have you even been inside a brand new car? Can you imagine new car smell? Let's talk NEW SHIP SMELL! Can you imagine aroma therapy in the spa and fine dining sizzling in the kitchens? Visualized new upholstery…
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SINGLES WORLD CRUISE!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:52

99 Nights At Sea Where Singles Mingle *At Singles Travel International it's all hands on deck planning this first ever WORLD CRUISE for the singles market. * I am really excited to have Tammy of Singles Travel International back on the podcast. On her last…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Tom Wolber On Crystal Endeavor
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:09:44

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Alaska: Cruising Past Icebergs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:55

Howdy folks - we're back after a small delay in releasing episodes! Why the delay? Four back-to-back storms extended our cruise and we were "stuck" three days longer. More about that later! This episode was recorded in October so references to summer dwindling will make you…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:12:07

Avid Travel With Britton Frost - What Makes Crystal River Cruises Stand Out by brittonfrost…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Tom Wolber On The Moselle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:06:54

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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - Uniworld's Ellen Bettridge
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:57

With many new itineraries for 2020, and four new ships debuting, Uniworld has its hands full preparing for next season. Join us as we talk about what guests can expect from Uniworld and its sister company U River Cruises; as well as what these companies have in store for the…
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MARK MURPHY: travFACTS.org, Brexit What the Hexit and U.S. Tourism
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:33

Mark Murphy on travFACTS.org, Brexit and US Travel This episode was recorded September 30th, 2019. The information it contains is current as of time of recording. On this episode we cover a lot of ground and as such there are a lot of links here in the show notes. …
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Game of Thrones: Red Wedding, Black Dinner and Giants OH MY!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:11

Welcome to the second installment of David Weinczok's interview on the real places and history that inspire Game of Thrones. In his book (see links below) there is an excellent map (map in previous episode's show notes) of where these location are in Scotland. Today's episode includes a chapter on mythical…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - 2019 U.S. Holiday River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:01

This week, we take at the holiday offerings from American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines.Holiday offerings article:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/09/its-not-too-late-u-s-holiday-river-cruises-2019/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Great Scott! Game of Thrones Travel w/ David Weinczok
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:50:06

The History Behind Game of Thrones The North Remembers David Weinczok is back so - "LET'S GEEK OUT ON CASTLES!" David is a Canadian born, castle enthusiast, daily found waist high in nettles, tramping the ground of a Scottish castle. There are approximately 2,000 castles to conquer and David has put…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E30 - Celebrity's Galapagos Offerings
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:32

This week, we take a look at what Celebrity has to offer in the Galapagos.Galapagos article:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/08/celebritys-galapagos-itineraries/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E29 - Where To Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:15

This week we look at where to cruise, whether its Europe's main rivers like the Danube and the Rhine, or through the canals of France.Where To Cruise Article: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/09/river-cruise-101-where-to-river-cruise/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E28 - Solo Ocean Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:43

In this episode we will talk about what it's like to cruise alone, what single supplements are, and how to avoid them.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E27 - Family River Cruising
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:43

We have talked about family travel and cruising with families in multiple podcasts, but family travel has never been the focus of an entire podcast. In this episode, we will look at which cruise lines are the most family friendly - not only in their itineraries and cruise offerings, but…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E26 - The Evolution Of Avid Cruiser
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:00

On the heels of a recent redesign, I figured it would be the perfect time to sit down with Ralph to see why he started Avid Cruiser, what got him interested in cruising, and how the site has evolved since it first started. Spoiler alert: It wasn't even a website…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E25 - How To Save On A River Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:36

This week we look at multiple ways to save on a river cruise. How To Save Articles:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/04/how-to-save-on-a-rhone-river-cruise-2020/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/07/how-to-save-on-a-2020-danube-river-cruise/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E24 - Family Cruising
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:29

This week I reflect on my time cruising as a child to answer the question, is cruising a good option for families?Traveling With Children On Premium, Upper-Premium, And Luxury Cruise Lines:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/06/traveling-with-children-on-premium-upper-premium-and-luxury-cruise-lines/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E23 - Christmas Market Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:29

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I look back to my Christmas Market cruise aboard AmaBella in 2010. 2020 European Christmas Cruise Itineraries: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/08/european-christmas-markets-river-cruises-2020/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E22 - American Queen Steamboat Company & Victory Cruise Lines
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:44

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by EVP Hotel Operations & New Construction at American Queen Steamboat Company, David Kelly. David and I sat down to discuss what American Queen Steamboat Company has to offer on the Mississippi, as well as what its sister company,…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E21 - Viking Ocean Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:03

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are joined by Ralph Grizzle, editor of Avid Cruiser. Ralph sits down to talk about his experience aboard Viking Ocean Cruises.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Katherine Parker-Magyar: New Destinations For Experienced Travelers!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 01:30:22

New Destinations For Experienced Travelers INSTAGRAM WEBSITE If I had to assign Katherine Parker-Magyar a spirit animal it would be a youthful pup caught in a "full-body-wag". "You love travel? I love travel! LET'S TALK TRAVEL!" That is my experience interviewing Katherine. Katherine Parker-Magyar has the…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E20 - Deciphering German Water Level Charts
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:08

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are learning how to decipher German water level charts with one of our readers, Di. Map #1: https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaendeMap #2: https://www.pegelonline.wsv.de/gast/karte/standardCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E19 - Expedition Cruising Vs Classic Cruising With Silversea
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:50:05

This week were are joined by Wes Weiner who recently completed his first expedition cruise aboard Silver Cloud. Wes discusses the difference between classic and expedition cruising, and also compares his classic cruising experience on Silversea and Regent. Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-101-crystal-seabourn-silversea-and-regent-seven-seas/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E18 - The Danube
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:03

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost we are looking at Europe's second longest river, the Danube. The Danube is one of the most popular rivers for first time cruisers, and for good reason. Join me as I give a quick overview of the river, itineraries, and cities along…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E17 - Tauck's Galapagos Itineraries
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:05

This week we look at the Galapagos itineraries offered by Tauck.Tauck's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/07/taucks-galapagos-itineraries/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E16 - Reflecting On My Time Aboard AmaMagna
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:10

This week I will be sharing my experience from my time aboard AmaMagna.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E15 - Silversea & Lindblad's Galapagos Itineraries
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:08

This week we look at the Galapagos itineraries offered by Silversea and Lindblad Expeditions.Silversea's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/04/silverseas-new-galapagos-ship-silver-origin/Lindblad's Galapagos itineraries:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/07/lindblad-expeditions-galapagos-itineraries/Expedition cruising with Silversea in Antartica: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E14 - Water Levels 101 With AmaWaterways' Rudi Schreiner
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:42

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by AmaWaterways' President and Co-Founder Rudi Schreiner to hear what he has to say about low and high water and how it impacts river cruises. Podcast with Kristin Karst:https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-5German river levels chart:https://www.wetteronline.de/pegelstaendeCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E13 - MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:29

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost I am joined by MSC Cruises' Ken Muskat. I have never had an opportunity to sail with MSC, so I figured I'd sit down with Ken to see what the cruise line has to offer.More on MSC's partnership with Martha Stewart: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/04/msc-cruises-partners-with-martha-stewart/Check…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E12 - Chatting With Our AmaWaterways' Cruise Manager, Maddy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:11

This week on Avid Travel With Britton Frost, I am coming at you live from the Danube joined by our cruise manager for this week, Maddy Caldaruse. Join Maddy and me as we sit by the river in Linz with one of our favorite cocktails, an Aperol Spritz, to hear…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E11 - Medicare, Low Water, And Travel Anecdotes With Elsa Nystrom
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:23

This week I am joined by Elsa Nystrom, one of our readers. Elsa has written a few pieces for River Cruise Advisor and Avid Cruiser on insurance. One deals with using insurance brokers, and the other gives helpful information about using Medicare abroad. Elsa and I sat down to chat…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E10 - Countdown To AmaMagna Ft. Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:11

Now the only double-wide river cruise vessel sailing Europe, AmaMagna sets herself apart from other river cruise ships not only due to her size, but also her amenities. Join us as we discuss what makes AmaMagna unique, and why she will appeal to river and ocean cruise guests alike.Email us…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E9 - Sailing With Ponant & Backroads Featuring Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:31

This week guest host Ralph Grizzle joins us to talk about his recent trip with Backroads aboard Ponant's Le Lyrial.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Australia Travel Tips with Cloe Jager
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:45:16

Cloe Jager: Aussie | Journalist | Travel Lover | Podcaster Journalist by day and podcaster by night, Cloe Jager joins the podcast to talk about traveling in Australia. She is also the host of the Travel Lust Podcast. Cloe brings her passion for travel to Travel Radio Podcast this week to help…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E8 - Samantha Brown
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:38

This week I am joined by the one and only Samantha Brown as she prepares for the christening for AmaMagna next month. Join us as we talk about river cruising, travel tips, and more. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E7 - Photography Tips & Tricks
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:01

This week, we hear from professional photographer Mike Louagie, who gives us tips on how to make our vacation photos better than average. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E7 - Photography Tips & Tricks
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:01

This week, we hear from professional photographer Mike Louagie, who gives us tips on how to make our vacation photos better than average. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Your Social Media Strategy, with Rissie Demeritte
September 10th, 2020 | Length 01:06:22

In this fun and insightful conversation with Rissie Demeritte, we talk about our own social media journeys as well as tools and apps we use. Grab your pen and paper and prepare to take notes. Find Rissie on Instagram: @rissiealexia Follow me on Instagram: @nicolesbarrett…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E6 - Accessible Cruises For Passengers With Limited Mobility
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:23

This week, we learn about a new river cruise product that is accessible for wheelchair bound passengers. Read more about the product here: https://www.accessibletravelnl.com/travel/Accessible-Cruise-on-the-RhineContact Accessible Travel Netherlands:info@accessibletravelnl.comCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E5 - Packing Tips & Tricks
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:25

This week, I looked to our readers for their best packing tips. Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/what-to-pack-when-river-cruising-for-women/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E4 - Premium Cruise Line Loyalty Programs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:37

This week we discuss the loyalty programs offered by Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Princess Cruises. Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-part-two-premium-cruise-linesCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E3 - Single Supplements & Solo Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:53

This week we discuss single supplements and solo travel - because sometimes traveling solo comes at a cost. Read my article about single supplements here: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/single-supplements-for-solo-travelers-2019-update/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E3 - Single Supplements & Solo Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:53

This week we discuss single supplements and solo travel - because sometimes traveling solo comes at a cost. Read my article about single supplements here: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/single-supplements-for-solo-travelers-2019-update/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Flying Virgin Atlantic Airlines For The First Time
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:12

Flying Virgin Atlantic Airlines For the First Time On today's episode Joe and Sara Springer join the podcast to bring two different perspectives on flying Virgin Atlantic for the first time. We talk Wine Bingo, Lady Gaga's meat dress, beating the "touchscreen" entertainment console, Laser beam eyes and more... Hands down…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E2 - Luxury Cruise Line Loyalty Programs
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:48

This week we discuss the loyalty programs offered by Crystal, Regent, Silversea, and Seabourn.Read my article about loyalty programs here: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/05/cruise-line-loyalty-programs-101-crystal-seabourn-silversea-and-regent-seven-seas/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S3E1 - Five Steps To Choosing A Stateroom
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:11

This week I discuss my advice is booking a stateroom. Is a balcony really necessary? How do balconies vary across different ships and fleets? Photos of AmaMagna:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/amamagna-first-photos-of-a-stunning-new-river-cruiser/My podcast is based off this article by Ralph Grizzle: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/04/five-tips-for-choosing-your-stateroom/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Making The Most of Industry Events with Richard Moss Part II
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:39:48

I continue my conversation with Richard Moss on how to make the most of attending industry events. Here we pick up the convo on what to do after the event. Brought to you by the new Membership Academy: www.thetravelpreneuracademy.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E19 - UnCruise Adventures
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:08

This week I am joined by Dan Blanchard from Uncruise Adventures to talk about what UnCruise does differently.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E18 - Riviera River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:27

This week I am joined by Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises to talk about what the UK-based river cruise line has to offer to the North American market.More about Ralph's barge cruise with David Wilcox:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/05/singer-songwriter-david-wilcox/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Making The Most of Industry Events with Richard Moss Part I
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:15

How do you make the most of attending an event while you are there and after you have left? What are the best tips and strategies while working with suppliers and industry partners? I cover all of those topics and more in my conversation with Richard Moss of the St.…
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Ukulele Lovers Cruise to Alaska 2020
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:58

Strumming the Spirit of Aloha Through Alaska Rowena describes "Aloha" as, "Sharing the best of myself with you and in return you share the best of yourself with me." If the temperature of traveling to Alaska concerns you - traveling with a pair of Hawaii ambassadors will insulate you better than your…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E17 - Active Cruising With Backroads
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:42:49

This week we are joined by Michael Bernhard from Backroads Active Travel. Michael talks about Backroads partnerships with AmaWaterways and Ponant, and how taking active excursions can enhance your cruise experience.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E16 - Travel Protection Through Credit Cards & More
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:16

This week we are joined by one of our readers, Joel Gilgoff. Joel reached out to us after our insurance podcasts hoping to add insight about travel protection through credit cards.…
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Play a Bigger Social Media Game
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:14

The steps you need to take to play a bigger social media game. This episode is brought to you by the Social Jam Academy - https://espyglobal.teachable.com/p/social-jam-academy Follow Nicole on Instagram - www.instagram.com/nicolesbarrett…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E15 - Ponant's Edie Rodriguez
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:08

This week I am joined by Edie Rodriguez to learn a bit more about Ponant. We discuss everything from Ponant's growing fleet to the ideal expedition traveler. Renderings of the Blue Eye Lounge that was mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/02/58584/Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Perfect Paths For Catholic Pilgrims!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:48:02

Easter Pilgrimage Podcast! An estimated 168 Million Christians take faith based trips each year! The events of the Easter season and their locations are among the most popular destinations. As the Easter season approaches and Christians set off on their travels, maybe you are feeling left behind. Are…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E14 - Traveling Solo Aboard AmaViola
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:13

Last week, I gathered opinions from my fellow travelers about my time aboard AmaViola. This week, I give my own opinions about what river cruising as a young, solo traveler. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E12 - Live From Celebrity Summit
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:54

This week I am joined by a few of my fellow passengers from Celebrity Summit to discuss our opinions on the Celebrity Revolution, the half-billion dollar renovation project that will transform all the ships in Celebrity's fleet over the next few years. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E12 - Live From AmaViola
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:07

Join me this week live from the Danube aboard AmaViola as I gather the opinions of my fellow passengers. Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Storytelling in Your Business with Catherine Storing
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:46:16

In my conversation with best selling Author Catherine Storing, we talk about the art of Storytelling in your business and how you can use more of you and your personality to attract, engage, and convert more clients.  You can find Catherine here: Website: www.catherinestoring.com Instagram: @catherinestoring Don't forget to subscribe…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E11 - Cruise Tips With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:48

Join me as I discuss cruise tips and tricks with my special guest, Ralph Grizzle.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Aha! Wild Child Travel Planning w/ Joe Sanok, Practice of The Practice
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:59:13

DISCLAIMER: This episode is awesome. We cry within 5 minutes of Joe's introduction... Joe Sanok started his counseling career by running a yacht club for troubled youth, worked his way to a successful counseling practice and the NUMBER ONE mental health podcast on iTunes, "The Practice of the Practice".…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E10 - Nieuw Statendam, pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:53

Join me as I talk about my time aboard Holland America Line's newest ship, Nieuw Statendam.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E9 - Cruising The Mekong With AmaWaterways
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:23

This week I am joined by one of our readers, Paulette Hannah, to discuss her recent Mekong cruise aboard AmaWaterways' AmaDara.Read Paulette's guest post:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/03/guest-post-cruising-the-mekong-on-amawaterways/A video Paulette put together about her trip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4sl9yxqV50&feature=youtu.beCheck out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E8 - Tauck's Small Ship Ocean Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:24

Last month I was joined by Katharine Bonner from Tauck to discuss the company's river cruise product. This week, we will learn more about Tauck's small ship ocean cruises.River Cruise Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-13Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E7 - Budget-Friendly Cruising At Less Than $400 Per Person Per Day
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:01

This week I sat down to talk about budget. Most river cruises range between $200 and $400 per person per day, so I capped my budget at $400 to see exactly which cruises I would be able to afford.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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What's Next For The Hey Travelpreneur! Podcast?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:04:02

What's next for the Hey Travelpreneur! Podcast? An update for you.…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E6 - Expedition Cruising With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:12

This week I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about expedition cruising in Antarctica and beyond.Our previous Antartica podcast: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Luxury Travel For Young Professionals With Joni Wu
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:59

Jon Wu? More like Joni Wooo Hooooo! Joni's clients love her and you will know why after listening to this episode. Her connections in the travel industry mean her clients get white gloves service and extra amenities wherever they go. How does Joni define success? She measures…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E5 - Teeming River Cruises
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:33

This week I am joined by Jeff and Gina Paglialonga from Teeming River Cruises to discuss river cruising on a budget. Teeming's 7-day river cruises start at $1,200 a person, which puts them at well below $200 per person per day. So how do they make river cruises so affordable…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E4 - Travel Agent 101 & Alaska And River Cruise Trends
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:42

This week I am joined by Bridgett Quinn from Cruise Specialists to talk about travel agents. We discuss why travel agents are important, how much they cost, and the benefits of using cruise specific agencies. After breaking down what Cruise Specialists does, we also break down some trends in Alaska…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E3 - Travel Insurance 101, Part Two
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:28

This week I am joined by Suzanne Morrow from InsureMyTrip to learn more about travel insurance.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Insurance Article: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/02/river-cruise-101-travel-insurance-basicsContact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E2 - Travel Insurance 101, Part One
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:33

This week I am joined by Carol Mueller from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection to learn more about travel insurance. What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it? Those questions and more answered in this episode.Check out the latest Cruise News at www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S2E1 - River Cruising 101: Why Cruise?
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:01

Welcome to the first episode of my second season! On this episode we talk about something that has been answered indirectly on our sites for many years. Why take a river cruise?Articles mentioned: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/02/river-cruise-101-why-cruise/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-whats-a-river-cruise-going-to-cost-me/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp with Expedition Guide Karl Nessler
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:48:38

Mt. Everest Base Camp, A Surprisingly Achievable Bucket List Expedition From Kathmandu: 1 hour Panoramic Everest Flight After interviewing Karl Nessler (bio and contact info by clicking his guest profile up top) I am convinced that choosing your expedition guide carefully is of utmost importance when hiking to…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E16 - Alaska Cruises With Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:09

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my sixteenth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about six cruises that he would like to do in Alaska - and one that he would not. Articles mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/02/silversea-announces-2021-expedition-world-cruise/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/02/antarctic-explorer-colin-obrady-to-join-seabourn-conversations-program/https://www.avidcruiser.com/category/ocean-cruises/azamara-cruises/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E15 - Katharine Bonner
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:22

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fifteenth episode, I am joined by Katharine Bonner, senior vice president of Tauck River & Ocean Cruises, to talk about the history of Tauck, and a new ship that will cruise the Douro River. Articles mentioned:…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E14 - Aspirational Cruises With Special Guest Ralph Grizzle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:03

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fourteenth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle to talk about a few cruises that we would like to take in 2019 and 2020. Articles mentioned: https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/top-5-aspirational-cruises-for-2020/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/the-four-ships-id-most-like-to-cruise-in-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/scenic-and-national-geographic-announce-expanded-list-of-2020-itineraries/Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Single Travelers Resolve to Travel More in 2019!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:18

Single Travelers Resolve to Travel More in 2019! Today's episode is really fantastic for Baby Boomers who are active and would love to travel more! Singles Travel International aims to matchmake you with a compatible travel partner. Offering both land based and cruise type intineraries. Episode Topics Include: Introduction of delightful…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E13 - Aboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Statendam
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:25

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my thirteenth episode, I am joined by my best friend Natalie aboard Nieuw Statendam in a unique format. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E12 - Walter Littlejohn
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:23

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my twelfth episode, I am joined by Crystal River Cruises' Walter Littlejohn to talk about Crystal's standard of luxury, dining options on board, water levels, and more. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Happy New Year! Visit Windsor Castle, BauBax Travel Jacket and Fuji Instax Mini 9!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:06

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I am so thankful to have had so many persons from so many countries listen in 2018. My aim is to keep bringing interesting destinations, new types of travel and the professionals of the trade to the podcast. The line up is filling…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E11 - My Top 10 Aspirational Cruises for 2019 and 2020
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:01

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my eleventh episode, I am flying solo yet again to talk about my top ten aspirational voyages for 2019 and 2020. Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles Mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/recap-of-our-antarctic-voyage-on-silver-cloud/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/vikings-2020-2021-world-cruise/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/oceania-cruises-orders-two-new-ships/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2019/01/seabourn-introduces-regiis-ova-caviar-to-guests/Podcast episodes mentioned: https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-2https://soundcloud.com/brittonfrost/avid-travel-with-britton-8Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E10 - Devin Quinn, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:14

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my tenth episode, I am joined again by Devin Quinn from CroisiEurope. This week, Devin recounts her time in Africa with CroisiEurope.Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/AmaWaterways Deals https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2019/01/amawaterways-last-minute-2019-deals/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost: S1E9 - Devin Quinn
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:48

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my ninth episode, I am joined by Devin Quinn from CroisiEurope in part one of a two-part podcast. This week, Devin gives us an overview of CroisiEurope's fleet as we talk about a few options CroisiEurope provides…
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Merry Christmas: Nazareth to Bethlehem Nativity Pilgrimage with Judy Yirsa
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:17

The Nativity Trail, Nazareth to Bethlehem Merry Christmas from me to you on this Christmas Eve! I was privilidged to have a very appropriate guest available for this episode. Judy Yirse, Catholic Pilgrimage specialist, joins Travel Radio Podcast to talk about the Nativity Trail, Nazareth to Bethlehem. Also included in…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E8: Pam Hoffee
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:36:23

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my eighth episode, I am joined by Avalon Waterways' Pam Hoffee to talk about what Avalon has to offer for 2019.Check out my writing on www.avidcruiser.com/blog/www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Avalon Dealshttps://www.avalonwaterways.com/River-Cruise-Deals/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Content Planning in 2019
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:15:54

Tips on planning your travel content for 2019: Simple and actionable strategies on how to plan to connect with, and convert your ideal clients. Please share and rate this podcast. Email Nicole at nicole@espyglobal.com …
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REVIEW: Sandals Royal Barbados with Kelley Wright
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:23

REVIEW: Sandals Royal Barbados Kelley Wright, frequent Sandals patron and returning Travel Radio guest talks in detail about her expereince at Sandals Royal Barbados. Episode Includes: Commute from Staten Island Airport Transfers Food options Dining with dietary restrictions Beach Nightlife Snorkel Scuba Bar scene Red Land Spa What do Butlers do? Caves and Critters Excursion More...! Enjoy!Special Guest: Kelley Wright.Links:
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E7: Kristin Karst, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:53

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my seventh episode, I am joined by a long time friend, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst, to talk about how AmaWaterways has dealt with the low water levels on the rivers in Europe.…
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Disney Holiday Insights, Mickey Turns 90, Walt Disney's Birthday and Star Wars in coming to Disney 2019!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:07

It all started with a mouse...or was it a rabbit!? Jeff Barnes teaches the only accredited college course on Walt Disney and is a fantastic resource for travelers headed to the parks! Show Topics: Who was Walt Disney's favorite President and why is he signicant to Thanksgiving? Why is Jeff wiritng…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E6: Kristin Karst, Pt. 1
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:09

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my sixth episode, I am joined by a long time friend, executive vice president and co-founder of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst, to talk about multigenerational travel, wellness, and river cruising with mobility issues. Check out my writing on…
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Responsible Travel - Be A Good Guest with Matthew Wahlgren!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:35:40

“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle This quote would be even better if it said, "Leave the place better than you found it." We all travel for a purpose. Let's all travel WITH PURPOSE! On this episode we explore VERY EASY things you can do…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E5: Celebrity Edge, Pt. 2
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:42

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fifth episode, I discuss my time aboard Celebrity Edge and talk all things entertainment. Article mentioned: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/countdown-to-celebrity-edge-my-top-five-anticipated-venues/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E4: Live From Antarctica
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:31

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my fourth episode, I am joined by Ralph Grizzle who is sailing aboard Silver Cloud through Antarctica. Instagram: avidcruiserSnapchat: avidcruiserAntarctica Live Voyage Reports: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-a-veritable-feast/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-part-two-the-aperitif/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/an-antarctic-voyage-on-silversea-part-three-the-appetizer-a-crossing-to-the-falklands/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Ralph Grizzle…
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How to Prospect Your Email Leads
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:13:40

How do you prospect a lead? In this episode we go over the three categories/types of leads: hot, warm and cold leads. We discuss how to gently guide leads from one category to the next and what marketing tactics to use at each stage. Continue the conversation on facebook…
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Apulia, Visiting Puglia Italy with Sharon Oldham
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:37:25

Apulia or Puglia Italy Welcome to the boot of Italy where the olives are amazing, the wines are smooth and the water in FINE! Influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Arab and more this region is a site to see! Do you want a beach stay or a farm stay? …
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E3: Lindblad National Geographic Endurance
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:14:53

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my third episode, I discuss a ship I am very excited about - Lindblad's National Geographic Endurance.Lindblad National Geographic Endurance piece: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/09/linblad-introduces-new-ship-national-geographic-endurance/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles discussed: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/cunard-offers-black-friday-savings/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/windstar-announces-250-million-renovation-and-lengthening/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/crystal-redesign-four-week-dry-dock/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions…
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European Bike and Barge Tours With Stephanie Scott
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:47:55

Meander Through the Magical Mosel Valley Bike and Boat Tour from Cochem, Germany – Metz, France 8 days / 7 nights August 17-24, 2019 Fine vines and wines, rich history, and old world charm in Germany, France and Luxembourg This bike and boat tour will journey through the splendid countryside of the Mosel River…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E2: Celebrity Edge pt 1!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:02

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On my second episode, I prepare for my trip aboard Celebrity Edge.Celebrity Edge Piece: https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/countdown-to-celebrity-edge-my-top-five-anticipated-venues/Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Other articles mentioned:https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/09/britton-top-5-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/09/my-top-5-aspirational-river-cruises-for-2018-2019/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-touring-and-theme-cruises/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/10/voyage-preview-antarctica-on-silver-cloud/https://www.avidcruiser.com/2018/11/a-cruise-like-no-other-antarctica-on-silver-cloud/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.comThumbnail photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises…
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Avid Travel With Britton Frost - S1E1: Crossing Sweden on the Göta Canal
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:10

Join me on my podcast as I talk about all things cruises. On our first episode, guest Ralph Grizzle and I recap a unique cruise across Sweden.Check out my writing on https://www.avidcruiser.com/blog/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/blog/Articles mentioned:https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/traveling-across-sweden-oldest-passenger-ship/https://www.rivercruiseadvisor.com/2018/10/river-cruise-101-locks/Contact me:britton.frost@gmail.com…
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Email List Building Tips
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:13:38

Email list building tips to help you get some consistent and sustainable leads. We discuss how to use lead magnets to generate leads and what to do after you have obtained an email lead. Episode notes: - Email Nicole: nicole@espyglobal.com - Get Nicole's Email List Building Tools and Resources: https://bit.ly/2OhSwp9…
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Word of Mouth Marketing
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:12:55

In this episode we talk about Word of Mouth Marketing - specifically Talk Triggers: why it is still important in today's marketing & how to create one for you & your business. Episode notes: - Book: Talk Triggers by Jay Baer https://amzn.to/2SADKgS - Email Nicole: Nicole@espyglobal.com - Show info:…
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Flying Iceland Air
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:19:43

Flying Iceland Air Into Reykjavík I've been asked many times what it is like to fly on Iceland Air. So, for a recent trip to the United States I opted to fly Iceland Air purposely. In this episode you will find the nuts, bolts and Ramen of the situation.…
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Polar Bears in Churchill, Shady Tour Guides and Abandoned Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:57

Polar Bears and Exploring Abandoned Mining Towns in Alaska with Stephanie Lee Would you pet a Polar Bear? Would you fly to an abandoned mining town in Alaska just to poke around? If yes, this is the episode for you! Cold weather lovers, feast your ears and…
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Pilot - Welcome!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:03:17

Welcome to the first episode of Hey Travelpreneur!, a podcast by Nicole Barrett. Your go-to for modern and real-world travel marketing tips and strategies to help you design and love the travel business you have always dreamed of. …
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Carnival Cruise Line, VP, Mike Julius Explains Why Carnival is America's Cruise Line!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:34:34

...WAIT FOR IT! Keep listening... Carnival offers an awesome "Vacation Gaurantee"! Mike explains how Carnival is invested in you taking your first cruise on one of their gorgeous ships. It's pretty enticing, CRUISE VIRGINS get ready - you are about to "Choose to Cruise" Carnival!…
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Three Resorts To Watch for 2019 in Cancun, Mexico
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:44

Cancun and Riviera Maya! Three resorts for three types of travelers... On this episode we talk about: How to get out of the Cancun airport quick! A resort to maximize relaxation with massages, aroma therapy, zen toys and more! A resort for food lover with luxury accomodations in beach cassitas A resort…
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Antigua and Barbuda with Kim Quimby of Double K Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:25

Antigua and Barbuda! How do you say Anitgua anyway? You've probably been making the same mistake Megan makes. Learn the right way and fit in with the locals! Kim Quimby, certified Antigua and Barbuda Specialist, joins the program to talk about this friendly duo. Topics includes, the BEACHES, money,…
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Cunard Queen Mary 2 For First Time Cruisers with Rick and Sue Springer
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:44

First time cruisers, Sue and Rick Springer recap their transatlantic voyage on the Queen Mary 2. The episode covers expectations, dress code, dining, entertainment, embarkation, disembarkation and more. Fun fact, this is Megan's parents - so this episode is a real family funster! Shout out to David…
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Oberammergau with Judy Yirsa of St. Christopher Mission Travel
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:28

Nearly 400 years ago the history of the Passion Play began. The plague raged in many parts of Europe and did not spare Oberammergau either. In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to…
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Royal Princess British Isles 12 Day Cruise Recap
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:52:43

12 DAYS, 9 PORTS, 2 KIDS, A LOT OF TRAVEL GOODNESS AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SLEEP! Megan Welcomes back Orya, Joey and Joe to share about life on the Royal Princess sailng a 12 night British Isles Cruise Itinerary. Podcast Format: The kids talk for a short time on their…
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Ukulele Cruise on Ruby Princess with Hawaiian Ambassadors Brian and Rowena Vasquez
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:38

Earlier this year, Chuck, cruised to Hawaii, where he took Ukulele lessons aboard his Princess ship. He purchased a ukulele on the ship and hasn't put it down since. Now, along with his original instructors, Brian and Rowen Vasquez, they have planned a Ukulele cruise to help players…
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Whiskies of the World River Cruise
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:45

As always it is a pleasure to have Matt on the program to talk about his latest combined passions project. Culinary Travel plus luxury river cruising is a fine match in his newest partnership Whiskies of the World River Cruise. Education Food Pairings Exclusive Entertainment NO EXTRA CHARGE!!! June 9-16, 2019 Note:…
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Quilt Cruise Recap with Alpha Daly Majors
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:02

Get crafty with us! Alpha Daly Majors loves to cruise and also quilt. Her favorite quilt shop's owner approached her about taking her clients and their families on a retreat on the high seas. Based on the first cruises success Alpha brough thte group together again and…
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4th of July Episode: Walt Disney, Patriot and Icon of the American Dream
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:49:16

Dr. Disneyland is back to talk about Walt Disney and his patriotism. It is a priviledge to discuss it with Dr. Jeff Barnes on this episodes. Millions of people visit Disney Parks each year and experience Walt's American Dream. Walt loved his country and took full advantage…
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Part 2 Amazon River Cruise with Matthew Wahlgren
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:41

Part one featured a three day trip recap exploring Machu Picchu. Part two is even more exciting, a little wild and of course culinarily adventurous as only Matthew Wahlgren can do. What animals will you see? What is "bush meat"? What snake will you annoy? How do you know…
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Part 1: Machu Picchu Three Day Trip Prior To Amazon River Cruise with Matthew Wahlgren
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:45

Matthew Wahlgren is the perfect guest for this weeks episode because the podcast turned ONE and Matt was my first guest! Happy Birthday Travel Radio (yippee!) and thank you all my guests! Matt recently returned from a three day pre-cruise trip to Pachu Picchu and a River Cruise down…
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Visit Scotland's Castles with David Weinczok AKA The Castle Hunter
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:55:56

"Let's GEEK Out!" I've never had a guest start a podcast like this. But, I now know what this means to a Scottish Castle Historian. It means, dive in and don't forget a detail! So, now, join me in "geeking out" with a bright young historian on…
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Suzie Schwartz: Portable Careers in Tourism & New Book
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:01

I discovered Suzie Schwartz's career history in the tourism industry through he new book, co-authored with her husband, Gen. Norty Schwartz. On this podcast we connect travelers to travel professionals and Suzie is a former rock star at Hyatt and Hilton hoteliers. I often get emails from listeners…
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Sicily Italy Custom Tour Recap For Ciao Bella Getaway Club with Sharon Oldham
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:20

Sicily, Italy is a history, food and wine lovers dream come true. Sharon Oldham, gives excellent insight and why Sicily is an excellent choice for persons who know Italy well. It offers unique regional cuisine, architecture and more that is yet to be spoilt by the need…
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Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship Inspection with Valerie Gossett & Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:24

Valerie and Shari are two lucky gals! They were invited to an inaugural sailing of the Norwegian Bliss. Purpose built for Alaska there are some unique features that gives new life to exploring familiar ports. Topics include: Itineraries/ Destinations Observation Deck Casino Innovations focusing on smoking areas Dining styles and options The…
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Athens, Greece with Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:51:48

Welcome back Shari Kavalin! Podcast topics include: Athens, Greece Three islands for day trips from Athens City layout Accessibility History Food Wine Itinerary suggestions Shari will rejoin the podcast again shortly. Tomorrow she is invited to explore the brand spanking new Norwegian Bliss! Ship Inspection is happening and we can't wait! Every episode features a new type of travel,…
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OXFORD: Two Day Itineraries For Oxford Universities and City Center
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:43:23

Megan and Joe talk two day itineraries that can be easily altered to substitute the preferred colleges or museums. The pubs are among our favorites and you will also love them for location and cuisine! To expand you itineraries and for ticketing and tours please contact your trusted…
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Travel Agent Interview is now TRAVEL RADIO
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:07:12

Check out the new name! Introducing Travel Radio! I (Megan Chapa) changed the name because I thought the previous title sounded like it was only for travel industry professionals. In fact, the goal is to pair travelers with travel professionals that offer unique types of travel or have niche…
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South Africa, Peru and Australian RAIL TRAVEL with John McGonigle of GoWay
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:53:18

Join us to talk about luxury travel through some of the most interesting places on earth - South Africa, Peru and Australia! Visit Machu Picchu by train! John McGonigle joins the podcast from GoWay Travel. After listening you will have confidence to travel to these locations knowing…
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Rail Travel with Adam Wyler and John McGonigle
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:28:17

Discover RAIL TRAVEl on refurbished historical rail cars. From coach to ultra luxury these two episodes will get you "land cruising" to new destinations. The episodes contain great detail I didn't want to cut so I broke the recordings into two episodes. This week features Adam Wyler,…
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International Couples Golf Tournaments | Pirates and Wenches Yarrrrr!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:29

Ahoy! Welcome Back Kim and Keith Quimby! The Quimby's were one of the Travel Agent Interview's earliest guests. I am so thankful for their support and to introduce this years Couple's Golf Tournament at Sandals Emerald Bay - Pirates and Wenches! Of, note, this trip has the option to…
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OpenSnow With Joel Gratz Founder & Skiing Meteorologist
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:41:17

OpenSnow Website OpenSnow Facebook OpenSnow Twitter OpenSnow Instagram This is the first time The Travel Agent Interview features winter travel and this episode is awesome! If you know a skier or snowboarder this App is on their phone! OR, IT SHOULD BE - Seriously, GET…
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Coventry, England, WWII History Buffs Must See and UK City of Culture 2021
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:46

Family Travel Episode to Coventry, England: Ever wonder why Lady Godiva rode her horse naked? Coventry is where that story originated and also where we get the expression "Peeping Tom"! If you visit England please put Coventry on your list. The historical value and beauty of the Cathedral, even it…
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San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show Featuring Travel Professional Academy
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:16:59

This episode is being published early in Liu of Monday's episode. As this is time relevant and incredibly interesting Megan thought you wouldn't mind. Enjoy! The San Francisco Bay Area Travel Show is happening SF / Bay Area / February 17 – 18, 2018 Santa Clara Convention Center. …
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The Ultimate Poling Adventure on the High Seas
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:37

This is an active vacation like no other. The Pole Cruise USA makes its debut in November 2018. If you are a pole dancer or want to try out the sport this is a unique way to learn with industry experts. Instructors include US Champions to coach…
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The Hunt For Northern Lights Cruise with Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:47

Shari Kavalin is back with her good nature, gift for planning unique itineraries and love of cats. If you have ever wanted to cruise with fellow cat lovers on a Celebrity Cruise Line out of Florida... OR... Hunt down the Northern Lights on an adults only, brand new, ultra…
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Family Travel: 72 Hours In Brighton, England, UK with Children
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:01

Megan, Joe, Orya and for the first time Joey, the two year old, lay out a 72 visit for families in Brighton. This is a great walkable, or busable destination for families even in the winter! Game plan: Day 1 arrive afternoon at the beach and pier Day 2 Brighton…
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Aruba with Rose Forest ACE
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:33:56

Rose Forest missed her calling she should have been in the travel industry from DAY ONE. Once Rose visited Aruba she was hooked! Attaining her ACE credentials she plans Aruba vacations for her clients with ease. The interview covers: Aruba's many beaches and their characteristics nature based excursions water…
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Mental Health Benefits of Travel with John Dennis
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:05

John Dennis, LPC, NCC, ACS joins Megan to talk about the mental health benefits travel can produce. This episode is a therapy session you want to hear again and again. Its also a great exposure to a licensed counselor that has a popular mental health blog and soon…
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Jim Cloonan on Travel Professional Training Events
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:06

You should be using a travel agent and using one with professional training. [Enter]Jim Cloonan, owner of Travel Show Marketing Group. Midweek Special Episode - oooh la la! This episode is an interview with Jim to detail the types of training available to travel professionals at TSMG Conferences and why its so important…
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Wine Maker's Cruise 2018 and Bonus Nevis Material with Keith and Martha Powell
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:38:47

Two of my favorite guests Keith and Martha Powell return to talk about all of their wine and craft beer experiences offered for 2018. These include the 2018 Fall Foliage Wine Maker's Cruise with Holland America Cruise Line, 2018 River Cruise on AMA Waterways (sold out), a Nevis Tourism…
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Christmas 2017 Podcast and 2018 Preview
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:10:39

Final episode of 2017 quick holiday message, funny Christmas stories, 2018 preview and safety tip for American's traveling abroad (STEP Program). Please accept my apologies for slight departure in sound quality. Those are the breaks when you record from a beach front balacony...😉Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.Links:
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Love Learning Languages with Kerstin Cable or Creative Language Learning Podcast
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:46

Language skills will enhance your travel experience and immerse you into the culture of your destination country before you even set foot in country. Do you have a year, six months or less before departure? Listen in for tips to learning your target language and to have FUN…
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Visit Nevis, Birth Place of Hamilton and Island Gem with Denora Willams!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:32:15

The episode starts with weird Christmas traditions, include pickle trees and a character only idolized by Dwight Schrute. Denora then tells us about Boutique Hotels, Foodie paradise, the birth place of Alexander Hamilton and more. From beaches to mountains Nevis is a fantastic place to explore. Want…
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Special Episode: Dr. Disneyland Best Selling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:40:11

BOOK GIVEAWAY: ENTER HERE Amazon Bestselling Author Dr. Jeff Barnes visits the Travel Agent Interview to talk leadership and life lessons using an example from the tourism industry, Walt Disney (perfect)! Megan and Jeff cuss and discuss Jeff's background, including his U.S. History course on the History of Disneyland. …
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Catholic Pilgrimage For Families with Judy Yirsa
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:31:34

Megan and Judy catch listeners up on the latest with Judy's baby life. They baby has arrived (see photo below)! The girls move on to a crazy article on cruise passengers staging a mutiny over not being allowed to dock in a port with confirmed cases of the PLAGUE…
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The World Is Open and All Things Shari Kavalin
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:29:41

Shari's husband is a lucky man but so are her clients! She is in a committed relationship with them too! Shari's insight on visiting hurricane damaged destinations is refreshing. She also talks visiting Mexico and reminds us that in so many ways travel is a catalyst for…
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Devon, U.K. Jurassic Coast on a Family Travel Log Special Edition
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:24:08

Megan is joined by the family for a fun run down on their quick trip to Dawlish and Lyme Regis. The episode includes, beaches, seashells, commute, a side trip to Castle Combe, and actually finding fossils! Special Guest: Joseph Chapa.Links:The…
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Jamaica for Every Vacation with Irene Sauger - Mon!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:03

Irene talks Mobile Passport as this weeks tech minute. A "must have" additional to anyones travel apps. It's like a fast pass for customs! Get it! Megan and Irene talk about Irene's journey to becoming a travel professional. It put her on the path to LOVING Jamaica…
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Costa Rica with Marshall O'Hearn!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:23:15

In this Ecotourism, Costa Rica audio adventure Marshall starts things off talking about a bug repellent product easy to use for kids and easy to find on-line (link to Amazon below). Then Megan and Marshall talk about how his love for Costa Rica began during a semester exchange program.…
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Dubai, India and the Exotics with Margie Jordan
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:26:45

India, Dubai and Africa - OH MY! This is an episode for the daring adventurer! Margie starts us on her journey to finding her beloved profession as a travel planner. Then she starts us in Dubai and ends us in India. Your bucket list for travel…
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt River Museum for Kids
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:38

Oxford is known for educating the worlds best and brightest (don't hate Ivy League, I read it in a report..) and everything tediously preserved by historians. Though this is true, you can still keep your littles busy here! Today's episode features a nice half day to the Oxford…
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt River Museum for Kids
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:38

Oxford is known for educating the worlds best and brightest (don't hate Ivy League, I read it in a report..) and everything tediously preserved by historians. Though this is true, you can still keep your littles busy here! Today's episode features a nice half day to the Oxford…
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Amazon River Cruise Updates and How You Can Become a Travel Professional
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:22:13

Matthew Wahlgren returns to talk about the Amazon River Cruise, a new video recording with the tour provider that is available and cabin inventory. The tech minute features Matt's partner's blog jason.matt.travel that chronicles their culinary adventures traveling. If you haven't listened to episode one you need to!…
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Week Kelley Pearson Talks Her Favorite All-Inclusives!
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:25:24

Good news - prior to this episode airing all if the "Wish List" items Kelley's adopted hurricane family's need have been met. The community has really rallied and done amazing things. Thank you from all of us! This week we swap the gadget minute to talk about ways to…
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Hawaii with Guest Michelle Tatum
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:21:51

Let's talk about what to do with that wet suit when you swim until take off! Stash it in a wet bag. Links in the show notes. Michelle talks about her desire to make a client's family time and vacation dollars go far and be well invested.…
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Diverted: Live From Royal Caribbean Oasis of The Seas with Valerie Gossett
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:51

Megan has the privilege to speak with Valerie Gossett for a coincidental second week in a row while she is on board the Oasis of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International ship. Valerie is calling it the cruise that never ends! RCI is really showing their class in…
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Large Group Travel with Valerie Gossett
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:20:14

Back to the shows regular format! This weeks guest is large group specialist Valerie Gossett. Don't want to deal with the family? Can't handle hearing about the kennel fees for Aunt Myrtle's cats? Turn your woes to Valerie. She loves the fury friends and Aunt Myrtle too!…
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Part 4 Queen Mary 2 - Disembarkation, Lost Luggage and Kid Commentary
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:06

This is the last episode of the Queen Mary 2 mini series on sailing successfully with children in tow. Megan and Joe talk about favorite travel activity books for kids by Kumon. The Chapa family talks about family favorites, a secret elevator and fun traditions to bring along.…
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Part 3 Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Dining Options
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:30:36

The tech minute takes a break and we discuss an amazing charity for combat wounded veterans, the Colorado Wounded Vet Run, www.CWVR.org and nationwide, www.theyfoughtwerun.com . Shout out to Brianna and Hillary. Thanks for the feedback and for tuning in. We miss you guys! …
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Part Two of Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic, Attire and Entertainment
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:27:04

This is episode two of a four part series on a translatlantic crossing on this Queen Mary 2. The first episode featured embarkation from NYC and the children's programming. On this podcast Megan and Joe talk about the dress code and entertainment. Also in the show Megan thanks Bright…
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Part 1 Queen Mary 2 Sailing With Kids
August 24th, 2020 | Length 00:17:53

For the first time Megan talks about one of her specialties, travel within the UK. Adding to the "first times" on the podcast, she is joined by her hunky hubby Joe. (This is Megan writing, my husband is as good looking as he is well spoken... ;o ) This…
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Mike Marchev

Mike Marchev


Mike Marchev chose to take a circuitous route through the first 71-years of his life. His experiences, successes, failures and unwavering sense of humor qualify him as a guy worth listening to. Perhaps of more importance, he is a practicing practitioner you can actually learn something from.

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