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Episodes

The Value of Travel Agents on Full Display

3/24/2020
As the travel industry navigates through tough times, it's vital to continue pushing the value of travel advisors. Your hosts also discuss how advisors are handling coronavirus-related issues with clients, what travel industry suppliers are going above and beyond for their advisors, and why one host still traveled internationally last week. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.

Duration:00:26:29

Combating Coronavirus Hysteria

3/10/2020
The coronavirus has dominated headlines since last week, so we decided to dedicate an entire episode to the latest news, facts, mainstream media misinformation, tips for advisors to act on, and trip ideas we recommend during this outbreak. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.

Duration:00:32:59

Making Magic as a Disney Travel Specialist

3/3/2020
The Disney travel niche is an exciting one, and business is booming for travel advisors who specialize in it. We interviewed Stephanie Howard of Traveling Ears Vacations for her insight into becoming a Disney travel specialist, how to build your travel business through social media, budget-friendly tips when booking and how little coronavirus hysteria has impacted her business. Your co-hosts also round-up some trending news such as a brawl on a cruise ship, another seat reclining debate,...

Duration:00:40:55

Spring Break Travel Insights + Coronavirus Updates

2/25/2020
The coronavirus continues to dominate travel headlines, but are some traveler reactions going too far? Eric and Dan provide updates on areas of travel feeling the impact, and they also share details on an airline petition demanding airlines seat families together. Plus, hear from travel advisor Danielle Stephens of Unique Romance Travel & Destination Weddings about the ideal times to book spring break travel, 2020's top trending spring destinations, how to find low rates & more. Follow...

Duration:00:37:52

Travvys Recap + Reclining Seat Controversy

2/18/2020
Where do you stand (or sit) on the airline reclining seat debate? Who won big at last week's Travvy Awards in New York City? What tips should travel advisors know about bookings groups, and what commissions can they expect? All that and more answered by your hosts and special guest, Ryan Doncsecz of VIP Vacations. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.

Duration:00:42:23

Travvys Recap + Reclining Seat Controversy

2/18/2020
Where do you stand (or sit) on the airline reclining seat debate? Who won big at last week's Travvy Awards in New York City? What tips should travel advisors know about bookings groups, and what commissions can they expect? All that and more answered by your hosts and special guest, Ryan Doncsecz of VIP Vacations. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.

Duration:00:42:47

The State of the Hospitality Industry

2/12/2020
Broadcasting from New York City, Eric and Dan interview Jay Stein, CEO of Dream Hotel Group, about the current state of the hospitality industry and how his luxury lifestyle brand is adapting in a modern world full of data and technology. Also discussed is the most recent news on the coronavirus, new hotel openings, airline news and more. For more information on Dream Hotel Group and their properties, visit them online at dreamhotelgroup.com. Follow TravelPulse across social media...

Duration:00:36:49

Coronavirus Travel Impact + Dominican Republic Comeback

2/3/2020
The coronavirus is taking its toll on travel - is it all 100% justified or maybe it's a little overkill? Dan and Eric are joined by travel advisor Paul Smith of TravelSmiths to talk about the coronavirus, the Dominican Republic's strong comeback and how you can still find incredible deals there, what U.S. travelers need to know about Brexit, the upcoming Travvy Awards and much more. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at...

Duration:00:40:29

Money-Saving Tips for Travel + Super Bowl Travel Insight

1/21/2020
The big game is almost here, and airlines are slashing airfares to Miami. Learn how you take advantage of deals for Super Bowl LIV and other types of travel, why an Instagram influencer got arrested at an Egyptian pyramid, and travel advisor Miki Taylor of Taylor & Co. Travel stops by to tell us her top travel tips and why Italy is her favorite trending destinations right now. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at...

Duration:00:49:01

Cruise Tips for Wave Season + Frontier's Convenient Marketing Strategy

1/6/2020
Dan and Eric are joined by cruise expert and travel advisor Ali Geiger of Dream Vacations - Platinum Travel Associates to talk all about Wave Season and tips on cruising in 2020. Eric gives a few ways you can be a smarter traveler, and Dan shares his experience flying this past weekend with Frontier Airlines and how their recent marketing campaign is conveniently trendy. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at...

Duration:00:37:44

2019's Most Wild Travelers + Expert Tips for 2020

12/23/2019
Your hosts wrap up 2019 by talking about some of the the craziest travelers from the seas to the skies, top tips to take into your travels and planning for 2020, and they are joined by a former Chicago chef/current travel advisor who has some tips for Antigua and spots to eat and see in Chicago.

Duration:00:46:47

Big Changes to the TravelPulse Podcast

12/9/2019
It's been a while, but we are back (with some updates). As we turn the page on 2019 and head into 2020, we are welcomed by two new hosts to the TravelPulse Podcast along with new segments and travel talking points. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.

Duration:00:36:40

Airbnb Scam for Over $10,000, New Seat Selection Tool by Japan Airlines, Travel Tips, and Recap of Dr. Phil's "Tragedy in the Tropics" Segment

10/2/2019
On this week's episode of the TravelPulse Podcast, founder Mark Murphy discusses multiple topics rippling throughout the travel industry. Mark returns to Dr. Phil's "Tragedy of the Tropics" story as he clarifies his viewpoints. Following, Japan Airlines has created a tool on its website that allows passengers to see where babies are sitting up to 2 years old. Closing up the podcast, Mark dives into travel tips and a recent Airbnb scam leaving a couple out of more than 10,000 USD.

Duration:00:35:59

Thomas Cook Collapse, Dr. Phil "Tragedy in the Tropics", The Truth About the Dominican Republic, and Best Time to Travel for Fall and the Holidays

9/24/2019
Mark Murphy tunes in this week to talk about Dr. Phil's recent show "Tragedy in the Tropics" and the real facts behind the story. Following it up with the truth about what has happened in the Dominican Republic throughout 2019. Thomas Cook the UK giant has collapsed and the impact has rippled across the industry. Are you looking for the best time to travel this Fall and holidays? Mark closes up the podcast this week with the best destinations and deals on the market.

Duration:00:29:08

The Real Travel Influencers are Travel Agents, Trespassers at Yellowstone National Park, How The Bahamas are Recovering, and British Elderly Couple Arrested with 20 Pounds of Cocaine

9/18/2019
The real influencers in travel are travel agents. A story from back in December surfaces again as an elderly British couple was arrested with 20 pounds cocaine in Lisbon, Portugal. Now, they are claiming that they were tricked by a Jamaican businessman, but it is seeming quite far fetched due to the evidence. Yellowstone National Park had a couple of trespassers at Old Faithful recently. The Bahamas are doing exceptionally well recovering from Hurricane Dorian, despite what the mainstream...

Duration:00:26:00

travFACTS.org launches; Every reviewer won; Climate change and travel; An example of more #fakenews, at least it’s not travel!

9/11/2019
travFACTS.org launches, in partnership with Apple Leisure Group, to hold consumer media outlets accountable for their travel related reporting. See how we approach #fakenews travel stories with the Dominican Republic up first. Climate change activists don’t want you to travel while 16 of them get stuck in ice between Norway and the North Pole, requiring a rescue effort powered by fossil fuels. RV getaways that are close by and fun. The Bahamas is open for business, despite what the news...

Duration:00:35:02

Hurricane Dorian and Travel; Americans Lie on Vacation; What’s Wrong With Media—Bernie vs Donald

8/28/2019
With Hurricane Dorian approaching, what is a traveler to do? Just back from Boulder Colorado, Mark discusses his experience there while driving a gas guzzling pick up truck and trying to avoid pedestrians. Disney set to launch 5th ship and open up a new private Island in the Bahamas. Bernie Sanders writes an op ed about taking over the media world… Donald Trump anyone?

Duration:00:34:46

Headlines and Media Guesses. What Recession? Last Minute Labor Day Airline Deals.

8/21/2019
Mark dissects media coverage when headlines start with questions…that means they really don’t have any answers…and words like: Potential, Maybe, Possibly, Might, Would and Could…and how they are used to distort or replace what used to be called journalism. Just type in the word “recession” and look at the results, as Mark walks you through the daily drumbeat, at least recently, on the MSM’s plan to derail Trump’s chances for re-election in 2020. No facts, just conjecture, and that’s how the...

Duration:00:26:25

The apology tour, what an heiress worth 120 million can teach us about Disney and the Epstein Dominican Republic connection

8/14/2019
The latest travel news includes how the Epstein death could be connected to the Dominican Republic and Mark’s take on what it sounds like when a drunk flight attendant makes an announcement. You’ll hear about Abigail Disney and her insights into what it’s like to work at Disney…FYI…it appears she never did, but is still worth 120 million thanks to her great uncle. More travel news and some great travel deals and insights at the end of the show. Including a last minute getaway where you don’t...

Duration:00:30:15

On Location in the Dominican Republic: Hilton La Romana and Bayahibe, Cap Cana overview, Social Media Losers Come out in Force

8/6/2019
Mark Murphy makes a return visit to the Dominican Republic and stops by La Romana and the Hilton property currently under construction. Hint: you’re going to love it! Mark visits a local town and shares just how quiet, serene and safe the Dominican Republic can be. A travel warning for Venezuelans about travel to the USA gets a laugh, since they can’t get out of the country anyway. And they sure as hell want to leave Venezuela! We wrap up with a deep dive into the social media universe and...

Duration:00:40:30