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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

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9145887062


Episodes

What the Association of Black Travel Professionals Will Provide

1/22/2021
Gai A. Spann, Shawnta Harrison and Veranda Adkins, co-founders of the Association of Black Travel Professionals (ABTP), talk with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about why they are forming the group at this time, their own backgrounds in travel, the state of diversity in the travel business, why there aren’t more black travel advisors and what training, education and awareness ABTP will provide. For more information, visit www.abtprofessionals.org. Insider Travel Report Youtube...

Duration:00:39:22

A Talk with Consumer Advocate Bill McGee About Airlines Part 2

1/21/2021
Bill McGee, airline expert, consumer advocate, consultant to Consumer Reports and a former columnist for USA Today, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about what's going on with airlines today as we emerge from nearly a year of the pandemic. McGee discusses how airlines have adapted to the new COVID-19 environment, points out the lack of government oversight on airline COVID policies, airline refunds and change fees, how airlines can survive with historically low airfares,...

Duration:00:27:24

A Talk with Consumer Advocate Bill McGee About Airlines Part I

1/20/2021
Bill McGee, airline expert, consumer advocate, consultant to Consumer Reports and a former columnist for USA Today, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about what's going on with airlines today as we emerge from nearly a year of the pandemic. McGee discusses how airlines have adapted to the new COVID-19 environment, points out the lack of government oversight on airline COVID policies, airline refunds and change fees, how airlines can survive with historically low airfares,...

Duration:00:23:51

What Are Kensington Tours’ Eight Top Travel Trends?

1/19/2021
Sean Hebert, regional vice president-Americas for Kensington Tours, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about his luxury tour company’s eight travel trends and how Kensington has the right products to meet customers’ desires as we emerge from the coronavirus crisis. For more information, visit www.kensingtontours.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.

Duration:00:37:45

Discover What Bedsonline Is Up to Now

1/18/2021
Lauren Volcheff Atlass, new regional director-Americas for Bedsonline, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about what her company, which provides hotel, activities and transfer bookings to travel advisors, has gotten through the pandemic by becoming a leaner organization and providing even more programs and services for advisors. She also talks about how Bedsonline.com, owned by HotelBeds.com, is still transitioning from its former TravelBound brand. For more information,...

Duration:00:21:28

How NCL Continues to Put Travel Advisors First With CruiseFirst and PartnersFirst

1/15/2021
Katina Athanasiou, chief sales officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, talks with Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report about NCL's travel advisor outreach programs, which include "Week of You," CruiseFirst and PartnersFirst. She also talks about the progress of upcoming new Leonardo-class ships and whether NCL's SailSafe health protocols will change in light of the current climate for cruising in Europe. For more information, visit www.ncl.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching...

Duration:00:16:31

How to Ski in Canada with Club Med and More!

1/14/2021
Sabrina Cendral, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Club Med North America, talks to James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel about the all-inclusive resort pioneer’s upcoming ski property, Club Med Quebec Charlevoix; the status of its other resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe; how Club Med is getting through the pandemic; plus brand new travel advisor programs and much more. For more information, visit www.clubmed.us. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching...

Duration:00:28:42

How Jerry Inzerillo Is Helping Turn Saudi Arabia Itself Into a Tourism Powerhouse

1/13/2021
Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of Diriyah Gate Development Project and a veteran hotel and resort executive, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about Saudi Arabia’s plan to become a major tourism destination by 2030, including the massive resort, cultural and entertainment complex he oversees being developed around the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inzerillo, who has worked with such hotel and resort luminaries as Ian Schrager and Sol Kerzner, offers his perspective on how...

Duration:00:36:21

Everything You Wanted to Know About Nexion Expo

1/12/2021
Jackie Friedman, president of Nexion Travel Group, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about Nexion Expo, the new virtual event taking place Jan. 13-14 designed to showcase Nexion and its programs to experienced and new-to-travel advisors interested in joining the network. Friedman also provides an update on Nexion, its advisors and programs as we emerge from the crisis. For more information on Nexion Expo, visit www.nexion.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by...

Duration:00:21:48

How This Host Is Creating an OASIS for Travel Advisors

1/11/2021
Kelly Bergin, president of OASIS Travel Network, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how her host travel agency has supported its affiliates through the crisis, what bookings like for this year and 2022, how new to travel advisors have been joining the group in greater numbers to take advantage of its New2Travel program. For more information, visit www.oasistravelnetwork.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.

Duration:00:23:01

Finding “Serenity” and Safety at St. Lucia’s Coconut Bay

1/8/2021
Mark Adams, CEO of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa and Serenity at Coconut Bay, talks with Greg Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about the vacation experiences available at both properties. Adams also discusses the unique luxury offerings at Serenity, the all-inclusive, couples-only property suitable for honeymoons and more. For more information, visit www.cbayresort.com and www.serenityatcoconutbay.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on...

Duration:00:27:46

Where Are the Travel Jobs Today After a Year of COVID?

1/7/2021
Jason King, president of P. Jason King Associates, an travel executive search firm and agency matchmaker, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about the state of the employment market in travel as the industry starts emerging from the pandemic. King focuses on what the jobs market looks like today, where demand will be different travel segments, how those currently unemployed should start searching for jobs, and what the market is for travel agency acquisitions and mergers....

Duration:00:50:56

How AdventureWomen Kept Adventuring Through COVID-19

1/6/2021
Heather Heverling, president of AdventureWomen, talks with Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report about her newly created role at this relationship-oriented tour company, why the time was right for her to lead the company, and how AdventureWomen has changed since it was founded in 1982. Heverling also details what trips were successful in the second half of 2020 and what she sees is the future of travel for women post-pandemic. For more information, visit www.adventurewomen.com. Insider Travel...

Duration:00:18:27

Get an Update on Atlas Ocean Voyages’ New Spa & Much More

1/5/2021
Brandon Townsley, vice president-sales and trade partnerships for Atlas Ocean Voyages, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about his luxe-expedition cruise line’s plans for the first L’Occitane spa onboard the new World Navigator. Townsley also reveals new details about the unique itineraries and excursions that the ship will feature when it makes its debut this summer, as well as why travel advisors will find Atlas Ocean so easy to work with. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:38:44

How Dorchester Collection Hotels Are Emerging from the Crisis

1/4/2021
Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, and Helen Smith, customer experience officer, talk with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how their hotels have gotten through the pandemic period, what’s new at properties in the group, new programs and packages being offered, and how they see luxury hospitality changing after the crisis. For more information, visit www.dorchestercollection.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on...

Duration:00:17:55

Why a Classic London Hotel Changed Its Name

12/30/2020
James Olivier, general manager of the newly renamed The Dilly talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how his hotel, located just off Piccadilly Square, has relaunched under a new name after being known as the Le Meridien Piccadilly for years. Olivier also details the history of the property, the renovations planned for the hotel when it reopens next year, the importance of its location, and what’s happening on the London hotel scene today. For more information, visit...

Duration:00:16:06

How Hilton Is Growing its Luxury LXR Hotels Portfolio

12/29/2020
Feisal Jaffer, global head of LXR Hotels & Resorts, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how LXR fits in with Hilton’s other luxury brands, how many hotels and resorts it currently has in its collection, and what’s on tap for expansion in 2021 and beyond. Jaffer also discussed LXR’s brand attributes and what makes it different from other luxury hotels. For more information, click on LXR Hotels & Resorts. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the...

Duration:00:23:40

How Lindblad Is Working to Provide Relief for the Galapagos

12/28/2020
Amy Berquist, vice president-conservation, education & sustainability for Lindblad Expeditions, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about Lindblad’s new Galapagos Relief Fund, developed in partnership with Island Conservation, which seeks to help the people and communities of the Galapagos get through the tourism downturn created by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information or to contribute, visit www.islandrelief.fund or www.expeditions.com. Insider Travel Report...

Duration:00:22:06

A Holiday Message From Insider Travel Report

12/25/2020
James Shillinglaw and Alan Fine of Insider Travel Report (ITR) wish you, our travel advisor readers and travel supplier partners, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year. They also highlight the things they are thankful for this year as well as how ITR has added to its travel news coverage, produced more video interviews, launched podcasts, boosted its hotel coverage. From us to you: Happy Holidays! Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's...

Duration:00:04:51

How The Pierre in New York Has Emerged From the Crisis

12/24/2020
Francois Olivier-Luiggi, general manager of The Pierre in New York, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how he reopened his famed hotel amid the pandemic, what challenges he faced, how he delivers a great luxury experience in this new age of travel, including even small events and weddings. For more information, visit www.thepierreny.com. Insider Travel Report Youtube channel or by searching for the podcast's title on Youtube.

Duration:00:14:26