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Travel industry veteran Shane Whaley talks with tour/activities business owners and managers. He uncovers their personal stories on how they got started, dealt with challenges and achieved success. Tourpreneurs open up and share their tips, insights, morning routines, resources, inspiration and success stories with you. We even talk about nightmare situations and how they were overcome. If you operate a tour business or plan on starting one, this podcast is for you.

Travel industry veteran Shane Whaley talks with tour/activities business owners and managers. He uncovers their personal stories on how they got started, dealt with challenges and achieved success. Tourpreneurs open up and share their tips, insights, morning routines, resources, inspiration and success stories with you. We even talk about nightmare situations and how they were overcome. If you operate a tour business or plan on starting one, this podcast is for you.
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United States

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Travel industry veteran Shane Whaley talks with tour/activities business owners and managers. He uncovers their personal stories on how they got started, dealt with challenges and achieved success. Tourpreneurs open up and share their tips, insights, morning routines, resources, inspiration and success stories with you. We even talk about nightmare situations and how they were overcome. If you operate a tour business or plan on starting one, this podcast is for you.

Language:

English

Contact:

646-656-0052


Episodes

Why Polymath built a free app to compare Booking Software Providers -with Ingrid Edstrom (10)

5/20/2019
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Why Polymath built a free app to compare Booking Software Providers -with Ingrid Edstrom. Today's guest also shares with us the common mistakes that she sees tour operators making and what they can do about it. Ingrid Edstrom is the CEO and founder of Polymath, a company that offers business and strategy advice to tour operators. On Episode 10 of the Tourpreneur, the podcast for tour operators, Ingrid reveals more about her decision to build ATLAS, a comparison tool for booking...

Duration:00:35:10

How Bulldog Tours raises millions for historic sites and delights tourists.(9)

5/6/2019
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How John LaVerne Built Bulldog Tours of Charleston. Tour Operator Owner John LaVerne talks with Tourpreneur Podcast Host Shane Whaley and pulls back the curtain on how he started Bulldog Tours from scratch. John LaVerne of Bulldog Tours reveals: Magnolia CemeterySpirits of Magnolia Cemetery Tour

Duration:01:01:57

How Alan Rust Left Retail and Built America Tour Company with $5k (Ep 8)

4/22/2019
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On this episode, Alan Rust reveals why he left the corporate retail world to start his own tour business. He shares with us how he has grown his tour operator business on a budget of $5k. Alan reveals: Airbnb ExperiencesBookeo

Duration:00:51:53

How Jeff turned his passion for donuts into a thriving tour business (7)

4/6/2019
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Jeff Woelker is the founder of the Underground Donut Tour. He started his first donut tour in downtown Chicago four years ago and has recently expanded into NYC, Philadelphia, Portland and Seattle. On this episode, we talk about why he decided to create a donut tour in Chicago, what led to him expanding to other cities and how he built his tour from scratch in a very niche sector. Shane Whaley, host of the Tourpreneur Podcast pulls back the curtain on the Underground Donut Tours and...

Duration:00:59:09

How Miranda turned her passion for Yoga into a tour business. (6)

3/22/2019
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On this episode of the Tourpreneur Podcast , Miranda reveals how she built a tour business around her passion for yoga and the outdoors. This is the story of Namaste in Nature.

Duration:00:52:27

Viator Founder and SF travel veteran team up to help fix our content headaches with Magpie Travel

3/8/2019
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Viator founder Rod Cuthbert and SF travel veteran Christian Watt tell us more about Magpie travel and how they can fix our content woes.

Duration:00:22:11

How Joris turned his passion for military history into a thriving tour business.(5)

2/22/2019
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On today's episode of the Tourpreneur Tour Podcast we talk with the tourpreneur behind The Battlefield Explorer Tours. You don't have to be into World War 2 history to enjoy today's conversation. Dutchman Joris Nieuwint has been leading tours of the Operation Market Garden battle sites since 2012. 'Sharing what I’ve learned over the years has been my passion and becoming a tour guide has always been one of my dreams. Keeping the sacrifices of these men alive by telling their stories and...

Duration:00:51:17

How Mike built a ghost tour business around his passion for ghosts and history (4)

2/8/2019
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Mike Brown's Ghost Tour and accompanying ghost story podcast Pleasing Terrors slogan is 'Some Stories are Never Meant to be Told'. On today's episode of the Tourpreneur podcast, Mike opens up to Tourpreneur Host Shane Whaley and reveals stories about his business and ghost tours

Duration:00:53:56

Why you should consider attending Arival Berlin (Ep 3)

1/27/2019
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Arival are hosting their first ever European event for tours, activities and attractions providers in Berlin. So on this episode of the Tourpreneur Podcast host Shane Whaley chats with 4 tourpreneurs and ask them why you should attend Arival in Berlin. We caught up with Douglas Quinby, the CEO and co-founder to find out more about the mission of Arival and why they decided to hold an event in Europe. He reveals the differences between theatre sessions, the workshops and the demo labs and...

Duration:00:51:04

How Jennifer turned her passion for the outdoors into a thriving tour business. (Ep 2)

1/18/2019
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On Episode 2 of the Tourpreneur Podcast, Host Shane Whaley discovers how Jennifer Gruhn turned her passion for nature and the outdoors into a thriving tour business. Jennifer is the owner of Asheville Hiking Tours and today we learn more about how she got started, the challenges she overcame and how she has developed her tour business. Tourpreneur Jennifer also shares with us how used a very well known app to measure customer demand and gather feedback before launching her tours.

Duration:00:56:13

Flying Bike Tours : How we bought a tour business on Craigslist and made it a success

12/19/2018
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On the first ever episode of Tourpreneur, Alice and Torin talk us through how they came up with the idea for their Flying Bike tours, how they got set up and the challenges they face. They recommend resources and deliver real life tips for fellow tourpreneurs. They also give you the low down on what it was like to attend Arival for the first time and how it helped their business. Alice and Torin hold nothing back as they tell us how they have learned how to market their business as...

Duration:00:51:48