The TIN Lounge is the place for travel professionals to listen to the latest Travel Industry News. Created by travel advisors Korrine Johnson and Theresa Chu-Bermudez, this podcast is the perfect way for busy travel professionals to stay informed while getting things done.
Advisor Highlight: Dr. Terika L Haynes
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29:59We 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!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Minibar: What luxury travelers want from their vacations, Why ownership mindset is essential for ICs, and Tipping in France
45:59Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: [email protected] 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 Survey As heard on Excess Baggage:AmaWaterways to Include Free Pre- or Post-Cruise Land ToursViking Cruises Intros China-Flagged Domestic China VoyagesG Adventures' G-Normous Incentive Offers Up to $75,000 in Cash and Prizes for Travel AdvisorsUnited and Alaska cancellations continue with Boeing 737 Max 9 planes groundedKayak sees 15x increase in aircraft filter usage following Alaska Airlines incidentPremium Leisure Travel on the RiseTravel Impacted as Volcano Erupts for Second Time in Iceland - Blue Lagoon Closes AgainSurvey: Canada, Switzerland, Norway Are Top Three Safest CountriesCruise Industry Prepares for a Record-Breaking YearSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Special Guest: Steph Lee with Host Agency Reviews and the Educational Event to add to your Calendar
24:17Steph 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-weekSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Special Guest: Kha Ly with how Travel Advisors can Leverage AI
46:22Kha 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!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
38:11Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: [email protected] 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 & Activities As heard on Excess Baggage:Riverside Luxury Cruises to Launch Third River Ship in March 2024Avanti Opens U.K. Sales Center to Service U.S. East Coast AdvisorsClassic Vacations and Lucia Join ForcesTravel Tech heads to Washington to talk about GDSsBrightline paying 20% commission for limited timeUS Passport Processing Wait Times Decrease AgainCarnival Rolling Out New Kids' Programming on Its Newest Ship, Carnival JubileeNew Autograph Collection Hotel To Open in RomeExclusive: 55 Percent of Agencies Report Increased Sales in 2023See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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
31:56Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: [email protected] 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 International Suppliers As heard on Excess Baggage:Norwegian Cruise Line to Sunset Program that Pays Commission on NCFsAvalon Names Cheri Oteri as Godmother of Next River ShipJetBlue to fly New York-Tulum routeJetBlue starts Belize servicePortMiami Is the Nation's First Seaport to Host a Global Entry Enrollment CenterSecurity in 12 Seconds? A New TSA PreCheck Screening Upgrade Will Get You Through Faster Than EverBrazil Launches eVisa Platform for American TravelersTravelers Unfazed by Economic Pressures in 2024: StatsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Advisor Highlight: Katherynne Santos
26:48Find us on social media: Facebook & InstagramEmail us: [email protected] 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 Caution Update Travel AdvisoryBlue Lagoon Iceland Extends Closure Through November 30Tauck, Rocky Mountaineer Partner on New Trips in North AmericaDondra Ritzenthaler to Helm Azamara, Alain Ferzli Named CFOSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.