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Insider Travel Report assists travel advisors by discussing the changing travel landscape with a line-up of special guests VIP guests, the movers and shakers shaping the travel industry and ordinarily hard to reach. Each episode features one-on-one conversations with industry leaders giving listeners firsthand insight as they delve into a variety of timely topics.

Insider Travel Report assists travel advisors by discussing the changing travel landscape with a line-up of special guests VIP guests, the movers and shakers shaping the travel industry and ordinarily hard to reach. Each episode features one-on-one conversations with industry leaders giving listeners firsthand insight as they delve into a variety of timely topics.

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Insider Travel Report assists travel advisors by discussing the changing travel landscape with a line-up of special guests VIP guests, the movers and shakers shaping the travel industry and ordinarily hard to reach. Each episode features one-on-one conversations with industry leaders giving listeners firsthand insight as they delve into a variety of timely topics.

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English

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Episodes

What to Eat and What to See on Virgin Voyages

6/17/2021
Chris Stubbs, senior director of sailor experience for Virgin Voyages, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about all the unique new dining and entertainment concepts that will debut on Scarlet Lady, making it a “different way to sail.” From high-end gourmet to more casual fare, the ship will have a culinary offering for every guest. From music to “pop-up” events, Virgin sailors will experience a very different kind of cruise entertainment. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:31:25

How Tauck Is Back in Business in Europe, Africa and Beyond

6/16/2021
Jennifer Tombaugh, president of Tauck, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how the upscale tour operator is relaunching its tour, cruise and river cruise programs later this summer in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Tombaugh details what went into the decision to restart operations at this time and how Tauck will finally christen its river ship on the Douro in Portugal. For more information, visit www.tauck.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can...

Duration:00:19:35

Why Innovative Design Is Key to the Virgin Voyages Experience

6/16/2021
Dee Cooper, senior vice president of design for Virgin Voyages, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about her company’s revolutionary approach to designing its three ships, including the décor of cabins and opulent suites, restaurants and other public rooms, theaters, nightclubs, outdoor and indoor lounges. This is the third of five videos detailing the innovative features and policies of Virgin Voyages. For more information, visit www.virginvoyages.com or...

Duration:00:39:55

What Virgin Sailors Will Do On Shore & On the Beach

6/15/2021
Alex Zeitz, senior manager-sailor experience for Virgin Voyages, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about what guests (sailors) will do on the new cruise line’s Shore Things land excursions (which are commissionable) as well as what they will do at Virgin Voyages’ private beach club on Bimini. This is the second video in a series of five on Virgin Voyages and its upcoming new ship Scarlet Lady. For more information, visit www.firstmates.com or www.virginvoyages.com. If...

Duration:00:29:50

A Look Back at What We Experienced on UnCruise’s Alaska Adventure

6/14/2021
Capt. Dan Blanchard, founder and CEO of UnCruise Adventures, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report on the last day of their seven-day sailing in Alaska onboard the 86-guest Wilderness Legacy. Blanchard wraps what was thrilling cruise that included kayak rides, bushwhacking hikes, skiff adventures, lots of wildlife viewing and great dining experiences. With UnCruise, adventures can be as extreme or as tame as you want and this voyage proved you can send your clients on a small...

Duration:00:10:39

Switzerland Reopens to Americans with a New Tourism Campaign

6/14/2021
Claudio Zemp, director-Americas for Switzerland Tourism, talks with James Shillinglaw about his country’s reopening to vaccinated Americans, now set for June 28 (see related story in this issue). He also details how Switzerland is launching a new b-to-b and b-to-c campaign to attract more American visitors this summer and beyond, all on the heels of a widely praised earlier campaign starring tennis star Roger Federer. For more information, visit www.myswitzerland.com/trade. If interested,...

Duration:00:22:22

How Virgin Voyages Will Work with First Mates

6/14/2021
John Diorio, associate vice president-North American sales for Virgin Voyages, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how his brand new cruise line will work intimately with its First Mates (Virgin Voyages’ name for travel advisors), including programs to train them how to sell the revolutionary cruise product, commission policy, fam cruise opportunities and the keys to selling the Virgin Voyages cruise experience. This is the first in a five-part series on Virgin...

Duration:00:23:06

Enjoy Great Dining on Your UnCruise Adventures Cruise in Alaska

6/11/2021
Chef Brendan Monts, who heads up the kitchen onboard Wilderness Legacy, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about all the great dining choices on UnCruise Adventures’ Alaska sailings, including a selection of three or four main courses for breakfast, lunch and dinner and some fabulous desserts. Monts also previews the dining selections available each day during a breakfast briefing. The surprisingly good food gets guests stoked to take on Alaska during their daily...

Duration:00:07:05

Get a Great Guide to Alaska on UnCruise Adventures

6/10/2021
Bobby DeMarinis, head expedition guide onboard UnCruise Expeditions’ Wilderness Legacy, talks with James Shillinglaw about the incredibly wide variety of adventures that guests can experience on their small ship Alaska cruise, everything from “bushwacking’” to kayaking, as well as the wildlife, natural surroundings and guides themselves that make the sailing so special. For more information, visit www.uncruise.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast -- with supplemental...

Duration:00:11:37

Putting the “Adventure” in UnCruise Adventures’ Alaska Cruise

6/9/2021
UnCruise Adventures Expedition Leader Jessica Skiba, known onboard as “Skiba,” talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about the expeditions and shore excursions available onboard Wilderness Legacy on its Alaska cruise. These range from the aggressive “bushwacking” hikes up mountains with no trails to all-day kayaking trips, from nature hikes to skiff rides, from light kayaking to paddleboarding. Guests can find any level of adventure they want with UnCruise. For more...

Duration:00:07:29

Discover Alaska From the Captain’s Chair on UnCruise Adventures

6/8/2021
Capt. Doug Coughenour of UnCruise Adventures’ Wilderness Legacy talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about his classic 86-guest vessel, which began plying the waters of Alaska once again last month. Capt. Coughenour talks about his ship’s accommodations, public areas, dining and adventure excursions during this up-close-and-personal sailing to explore Glacier Bay National Park and much more in Alaska. For more information, visit www.uncruise.com. If interested, the original...

Duration:00:17:42

Alaska’s Back with UnCruise Adventures’ Small Ships

6/7/2021
Capt. Dan Blanchard, CEO of UnCruise Adventures, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about one of the first Alaska cruises this year onboard the 86-guest Wilderness Adventurer. Blanchard talks about the mix of adventure, wildlife, scenic beauty and history you get on an UnCruise sailing. This is the first of six videos focused on the cruise we experienced on Wilderness Adventurer last month. For more information, visit www.uncruise.com. If interested, the original video of...

Duration:00:08:20

Insider Video: How Austin Adventures Never Stopped Innovating During the Pandemic

6/4/2021
Dan Austin, founder and CEO of Austin Adventures, talks with Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report about his family-owned adventure travel company with decades of experience, extensive access to the U.S. National Parks, and the ability to create custom luxury itineraries with hot air balloon rides and helicopter mountain top dinners. Austin used the pandemic to double-down and find, hire and train top unemployed guides to be ready for the resumption of travel. A Virtuoso member and a staunch...

Duration:00:28:35

How JacTravel Can Help Your Clients Rediscover Britain & Ireland

6/3/2021
Andy Uttley, director of sales for JacTravel, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how his destination management company specializing in Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland can help your clients get the best travel experiences as Britain opens up to travel post-pandemic. For more information on JacTravel, call 800-472-5508 or visit www.jactravel.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can be found on the Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by...

Duration:00:24:59

Discover the Boutique Charm of the Kimpton Goodland in Fort Lauderdale

6/2/2021
Nils Bergmann, general manager of the Kimpton Goodland in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., talks with Darley Newman, producer and TV travel show host, reporting for Insider Travel Report, about his art deco hotel just two blocks from the beach. Built in the 1950s and registered as a historic building, the hotel features Kimpton boutique touches, including a yoga mat in each room, plush robes, bikes, umbrellas and a pet friendly environment. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:12:11

Discover Luxury Lodging in the Heart of Our Nation's Capital

6/1/2021
Laura Schofield, general manager of the Conrad Washington D.C., talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about her two-year-old luxury hotel featuring a clean, modern design, a popular rooftop bar and spacious and open suites. Schofield details how the hotel got through the pandemic and is poised for a travel resurgence. For more information, visit https://conradwashingtondc.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast -- with supplemental pictures and video -- can be...

Duration:00:10:13

How to Join a Newly Rebranded Tourism Cares

5/31/2021
Robin Tauck, new chairman of Tourism Cares, and Greg Takehara, CEO, talk with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about their non-profit sustainable travel organization’s new branding campaign and its new effort to get more members, including travel agencies, travel advisors and other travel professionals. The goal is to better support the evolving needs of travelers and the destinations they visit around the world. To become a Tourism Cares member, visit...

Duration:00:26:31

How Traveller Made Supports and Is Looking for Luxury Travel Designers

5/28/2021
Quentin Desurmont, president of Traveller Made, talks with Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report about his luxury consortia and its eighth annual Essence of Luxury conference, virtual for the second year in a row next week, May 31 through June 4 , set to explore every facet of emotion and how it affects luxury products, services and travel, and how travel "designers" can understand and support the emotions of the ultra-rich. Luxury travel advisors who aren't just booking expensive air and...

Duration:00:17:34

How VisitBritain Supports Travel Advisors as the U.K Opens

5/27/2021
Gavin Landry, VisitBritain’s executive vice president and director of the Americas, talks with Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report about Britain's pandemic emergence, of course, but then about what's new across the Pond, specifically screen tourism based on Bridgerton and the new James Bond film, as well as new hotels, experiences, and an overview of travel advisor support tools. For more information, visit, www.VisitBritain.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can be found...

Duration:00:31:30

What Travel Advisors Need Today to Fully Recover from the Pandemic

5/26/2021
Jackie Friedman, president and CEO of Nexion Travel Group, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about what travel advisors, especially host agencies and independent contractors, need to survive the next eight months until their commission income is restored. For more information, visit www.nexion.com. If interested, the original video of this podcast can be found on the Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.

Duration:00:08:29