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A podcast​ about travel, travel loyalty, casino and gambling lifestyle and casino loyalty.

A podcast​ about travel, travel loyalty, casino and gambling lifestyle and casino loyalty.
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United States

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Travel

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A podcast​ about travel, travel loyalty, casino and gambling lifestyle and casino loyalty.

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@TravelZork

Language:

English

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+12017457821


Episodes

Episode 60 Just Say No to Bad Airline Rebooking Options

10/26/2018
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Today we will be talking about what to do in the event of your airline changing and rebooking your original flight option. This can sometimes be an inconvenience, but it is always an opportunity to review your options. The basic idea to note here is that you do not need to accept the rebooking option they offer or select for you. Now, this does happen from time to time, so it is worth being aware of the different permeations of this situation and in this episode we walk you through all of...

Duration:00:13:00

Episode 59 Robin of NETimeGambling talking MGM Springfield Part 2

10/3/2018
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Welcome back to ZorkCast for Part 2 of our conversation with Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog where Robin shares his interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin’s goal with NETime Gambling is to provide a service and resource for anyone visiting New England’s expanding casino market. On today’s episode, we are diving right back into our conversation about MGM Springfield, which is the new resort casino property...

Duration:00:17:55

Episode 58 Robin of NETimeGambling talking MGM Springfield Part 1

9/14/2018
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Welcome back to another new episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are joined by special guest, Robin T. Aubin. Robin is the founder of NETime Gambling, a non-monetized blog created for Robin’s interest in gambling, the casino business, and his love for New England. Robin has been involved in music all his life, but twenty years ago casino gambling became a side interest and fascination; so NETime Gambling was born, with the goal of providing a service and resource for anyone visiting...

Duration:00:12:19

Episode 57 John Morris of Wheelchair Travel on Award Travel and Travel Status Part 2

9/7/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. John is passionate about award travel programs and getting the best value possible out of the points that he collects as a frequent flyer. In today’s episode we continue the award travel series and John shares how he feels about hotel loyalty, the differences between airline and hotel reward programs, and the important role that points play in John’s overall strategy...

Duration:00:13:48

Episode 56 John Morris of Wheelchair Travel on Award Travel and Travel Status Part 1

9/4/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the show we are once again joined by John Morris of Wheelchair Travel. In today’s episode, we are going to continue a bit of the on and off theme of award travel reboot, talking about why people should be interested in travel status and award travel. To take on this topic, John shares more about his thoughts on collecting frequent flyer points, the importance of knowing when to use your points, and some of the essential resources he...

Duration:00:10:39

Episode 55 Airline Fare Buckets

8/31/2018
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Welcome back to another episode of ZorkCast. Today on the podcast we are going to talk a little bit about airline fare buckets. What’s very interesting is that airline pricing is a somewhat dynamic process. Airlines have this dynamic process of pricing that’s based on yield management, and the backbone of this system is the use of fare buckets. Fare buckets are a single letter code that represents a subtype of tickets sold. Other descriptions people might us are the “booking class” or...

Duration:00:10:28

Episode 54 Spirit Airlines (NK) and Understanding LCC (Low Cost Carrier) Operations

8/28/2018
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Welcome back to ZorkCast. Today on the show, we are going to continue our conversation about Spirit Airlines and delve into the differences between low-cost carriers and regular airline carriers. Here to provide their experiences and insights, we welcome Eric Rosenthal and Catherine aka CoachKitty with me today. Eric and Catherine share their opinions on choosing an airline like Spirit, or any other low-cost carrier, and why you need to take into account “Worst case scenarios.” By the end...

Duration:00:11:08

Episode 53 Award Travel REBOOT

8/24/2018
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Welcome back, everybody! We know we have had a little break from business as usual, but we have a great episode right here to get you back into the swing of things. In today’s show, we chat about the exciting news of new venues in Atlantic City and Springfield and discuss Marriott and Starwood’s recent loyalty program merger and what this might mean for your holiday. We also look at the plight of the traveller, as there is so much information that is now everywhere about loyalty programs...

Duration:00:10:41

Episode 52 Craps Talk with Eric Rosenthal Hippodrome London

5/3/2018
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Welcome back to ZorkCast. Today on the podcast, we welcome Eric Rosenthal, and we’re going to talk a little bit about craps, or as I like to refer to it as dice, in London. There’s only one place in the UK (as far as I know) that you can play dice and that is at the Hippodrome in London. In this episode, we discuss the various dice tables available at Hippodrome; the minimum and maximum bets you can place on the dice tables at Hippodrome and how to go about placing hard way bets. I will...

Duration:00:11:09

Episode 51 What is “Real” Telephone Customer Service?

4/19/2018
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Today on the podcast we are discussing what “real” telephone customer support is. Many companies say, “You are a premium customer, we value your business so much, you are a VIP.” But when you have to deal with calling those companies, you often do not feel very much like a valued customer at all! Especially when you call in, and you have to go through endless phone trees and menus to finally reach a customer service representative. Nothing says, “I’m not very important,” like having to go...

Duration:00:11:41

Episode 50 TravelZork Vegas News April 15th 2018

4/15/2018
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Today, we talk about the Vegas news for the week. TravelZork publishes a Vegas News round-up every Sunday. Be sure to check it out. Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: ZorkCast FaceBook Group Continue and Start the Conversation) TravelZork ZorkCast on Twitter ZorkCast on Instagram © 2018 ZorkCast © 2018 TravelZork

Duration:00:06:35

Episode 49 Mohegan Sun "Too Much"

4/11/2018
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Today, we have an enjoyable chat on location at Mohegan Sun. Eric Rosenthal, Cousin Vito, Mikey 9s, Mr. Luke. We talk about…. * #GAMBLEPALOOZA * Fine dining at Mohegan * Casino Craps Talk * Mohegan Sun Talk * The largest casino (floor) in the world * Mohegan Sun “The Mecca of Dice” * ZorkFest Craps Tournament * Craps Tournament Strategy * Baccarat Play at Mohegan Sun Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: #GAMBLEPALOOZA Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That BOBBY FLAY'S BAR...

Duration:00:25:48

Episode 48 A Chat about Spirit Airlines (NK) versus Southwest Airlines (WN) to Las Vegas

4/6/2018
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Today, Catherine (CoachKitty) and I talk a bit about Spirit (NK) airlines and travelling to Las Vegas. One focus is on the Southwest Experience versus the Spirit Experience. Also, find out what it means to book an airline flight as a “placeholder.” Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: CoachKitty to Vegas | Spirit Airlines – Part 1 ZorkCast FaceBook Group Continue and Start the Conversation) TravelZork ZorkCast on Twitter ZorkCast on Instagram © 2018 ZorkCast © 2018 TravelZork

Duration:00:19:51

Episode 47 A Chat with John Morris of Wheelchair Travel

3/6/2018
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Today on the show we welcome my good friend and fellow bourbon drinker, John Morris. John is the creator of wheelchairtravel.org , one of the world's leading authorities on wheelchair accessible travel and one of the most inspirational travellers I know. 19% of Americans have a disability; comprising a substantial portion of not just the US economy but the world economy. There is a massive market for accessible travel that John believes the travel industry is just not tapping into and this...

Duration:00:19:20

Episode 46 Just call revenue management!

2/26/2018
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Today on the show, we discuss a recent article that appeared on Bloomberg Pursuits, which deals with Luxury Travel Tips. GILBERT OTT of GODSAVETHEPOINTS.COM joins us for the conversation. The article under the sub-heading "DISTINGUISHED TRAVEL HACKER" was titled "The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone." You just have to listen to our discussion, and how this article is patently false and misleading. Also, be sure to check out ZorkFest.com the loyalty conference...

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 45 Dissecting a Casino Promotion or Casino Comp Offer

2/23/2018
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Today on the show, we are dissecting a Caesars casino promotion /comp offer. A lot of times, people get promotional offers – whether they are from the travel, hotel or casino industry – and quite often there are so many terms and conditions that the deal can be a little bit confusing. Understand how to go about using an offer effectively, to get whatever the award is by signing up for that offer. In this episode, we’ll be looking into the nitty gritty of a casino promotion where we discuss...

Duration:00:14:23

Episode 44 What is dynamic pricing?

2/21/2018
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Today’s episode is about dynamic pricing – what it is, how it works, who uses it and whether it will it work in non-conventional industries. So what is dynamic pricing? In a general sense, dynamic pricing is also referred to as surge pricing, demand pricing or time-based pricing and it is a pricing strategy in which businesses set flexible prices for products or services based on the current market demands. Chances are, you’re familiar with dynamic pricing in the airline and hotel industry....

Duration:00:09:53

Episode 43 ‘Screw it, let’s do it’

1/24/2018
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You might be wondering why the title of today’s episode is “screw it, let’s do it!” That phrase is certainly relatable to a couple of things in life, but in today’s episode, it’s specific to a travel promotion by Virgin Atlantic Airways that was released last Friday. The title of the promotion was “screw it, let’s do it!” and it was a limited time promotion. The promotion was for a £50 (approx $70 USD) return ticket from London to Miami, and it was limited to just 50 people, however one...

Duration:00:12:04

Episode 42 What is Discretionary Casino Comp

1/19/2018
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Today, we are talking about discretionary casino comps. For those that are not aware of what a comp is, that’s short for complementary and is a term used in casino environments to talk about items that you are given for free based on your casino play (or "action"). But what is a discretionary casino comp? Well, a discretionary casino comp is a comp that does not come out of your comp point balance. In this episode, we delve into exactly what discretionary comps are and give you examples of...

Duration:00:10:43

Episode 41 Interview with Brian Cohen of The Gate - Part 2

1/18/2018
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Today is part two of my conversation with Brian Cohen of The Gate. Brian is a special guest on the show that I’ve known for many years and has been an avid traveler visiting over 50 countries on six continents, as well as all 50 of the united states. He also writes for Travel Zork and has his blog, called The Gate. Today, we are talking about the frequent flyer travel community and how it can act as an incredible resource and opportunity pool. The travel community is the reason Brian and I...

Duration:00:15:59