443 – Astrotourism With Michael Marlin



Show Notes Space tourism is all about looking down whereas astrotourism is all about looking up as Michael Marlin describes astrotourism in this podcast. We have lost a precious resource over the last twenty to thirty years and that is a dark sky where, with the naked eye, we can see the Milky Way and … Continue reading 443 – Astrotourism With Michael Marlin


442 – Health and Wellness Travel – Yoga Retreats With Rachel Roberts



Show Notes Today, for most people, travel is about the experience and not so much about acquiring things and partying. Millennials want to travel to have an experience they can share with friends on social media. Environmental awareness, healthy diets, exercise, spirituality, and a desire for new experiences are all a part of the Millennial … Continue reading 442 – Health and Wellness Travel – Yoga Retreats With Rachel Roberts


441 – Beautiful Adventures by Rail With Jim Marini



Show Notes Rail travel has something to offer everyone; the speed of bullet trains, the scenic journey through beautiful landscapes, or the nostalgia of vintage trains. Rail travel isn’t about the destination as much as it is about the journey. A rail journey is an excellent, pre or post, add on to a river cruise … Continue reading 441 – Beautiful Adventures by Rail With Jim Marini


440 – Traveling Different with Dawn M. Barclay



Show Notes Travel has its own set of challenges, the TSA, passports and visas, renting cars, finding a hotel, and many others. But, what if you add the challenge of traveling with a child who is on the autism spectrum? And, why is this important for the travel agent or the travel trade? It’s important … Continue reading 440 – Traveling Different with Dawn M. Barclay


439 – Put On Your Business Owner’s Hat and Know Your Numbers



Show Notes One of the most important aspects of your business, right along with making sales and servicing your clients, is to know your numbers. In fact, if you don’t know your numbers, there is a 90% chance that you will go out of business. Knowing your numbers is all about tracking your income, expenses, … Continue reading 439 – Put On Your Business Owner’s Hat and Know Your Numbers


438 – Are You Selling a Product, A Service, Or An Experience?



Show Notes A commodity is a mass-produced or non-specialized product. The travel products you offer could fall into the category of a commodity. This is not where you want to be as a travel advisor. First and foremost you want to offer your clients an experience coupled with outstanding service. This is what will separate … Continue reading 438 – Are You Selling a Product, A Service, Or An Experience?


437 – Airfares are Chaotic But Here’s How to Save Your Clients’ Money



Show Notes Airfares are chaotic, and the old models that tell you to book thirty days in advance, or any other time frame, no longer apply (if they ever did).  Airfares are affected by pandemic inspired consumer behavior,  labor shortages,  rising fuel prices,  new travel restrictions,  and many other things.  This makes predicting airfares almost … Continue reading 437 – Airfares are Chaotic But Here’s How to Save Your Clients’ Money


436 – An Old Form of Transportation Transformed Into Luxury Travel



Show Notes: The unkempt drifter crushes his cigarette into the pavement and slowly walks to the road that borders the bush station. He sticks his thumb in the air to flag down the next kind person who drives by in hopes of getting a ride. How many times have you watched a scene like this … Continue reading 436 – An Old Form of Transportation Transformed Into Luxury Travel


435 – This is the Year of the Travel Comeback



Show Notes: The travel industry is leaping forward as we reach a critical mass of people accepting the risk of the virus and returning to travel. According to several surveys, people are ready to spend big on their vacations. Travelers are embracing open space destinations, upscale travel, and health and wellness travel. Hotels are rebounding, with … Continue reading 435 – This is the Year of the Travel Comeback


434 – Public Relations Equals Free Advertising for the Travel Advisor



Show Notes: The cousin of marketing is public relations. Media outlets are constantly looking for sources to use in their publications. You can get free advertising because getting quoted in media serves the same purpose as advertising. People use Google to find travel agents, and when you are quoted in publications, Google will put you … Continue reading 434 – Public Relations Equals Free Advertising for the Travel Advisor