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Masters in Travel

English, Cultural, 13 seasons, 183 episodes, 6 days, 23 hours, 48 minutes
Become a Paid Subscriber: How did the most successful travel advisors grow their business and what advice do they have for those newer to the industry? What can we learn from professionals outside the travel industry? How can travel advisors best approach their businesses as an entrepreneur? The travel industry is filled with successful advisors, each of whom are finding success in different ways. Each week, I’ll be interviewing travel advisors at all points in their businesses so that you can learn from your peers as well as from leaders in the industry. We’ll also welcome guests outside the travel industry to provide a new perspective on running a small, service based business and who will push us to grow and to think bigger. Masters in Travel is for travel advisors who are ready to accelerate their success. Subscribe now and tune in each week for advice, insights, and resources to maximize your potential.
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On the tech stack all advisors need to build a profitable, efficient travel business

Sandy Saburn, Chief Membership Officer at Gifted Travel Network, joins host Whitney on the Masters in Travel podcast to discuss the importance of technology for travel advisors. They address common misconceptions about technology in the industry and highlight the need for advisors to invest in the right tools from the beginning. They outline a tech stack that includes a research and knowledge tool, a CRM and workflow management system, a client outreach platform, an itinerary builder, and a money management tool. They emphasize the value of these tools in saving time and increasing efficiency, and discuss emerging trends in travel technology, such as interconnectivity between systems and the development of universal booking platforms. They also mention the frustration of having multiple logins for different bookings and express excitement about the possibility of a consolidated tool for all travel bookings. They believe that in two years, there will be better systems and platforms available to make booking more efficient and convenient for travel advisors. --- Send in a voice message:
8/31/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 134 How managing expectations leads to success for both advisors and supplier partners

On this episode of Masters in Travel’s Master Hour, host Whitney Shindelar and guest Brunilda De Jesus discuss the importance of managing expectations in the travel industry. They dive into the nuances of different tour operators and DMCs, providing valuable insights for travel advisors. From understanding the different types of tours and clarifying group sizes, to proactive measures taken by certain tour operators and the role of representation companies, this podcast offers practical advice for creating unforgettable travel experiences. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate the complexities of managing expectations in the travel industry. --- Send in a voice message:
8/9/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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From Inbox Overload to Assistant Bliss: Mastering Email Delegation for Business Success

On this episode of Masters in Travel, Whitney is joined by Mary Beth Lynn as she shares her journey of finding work-life balance and maximizing efficiency in the industry. With valuable insights on effective email management and the benefits of hiring an assistant, this episode is a must-listen for travel agents looking to take their business to new heights. Learn how to delegate with trust, batch emails for increased productivity, and prioritize tasks effectively. Don't miss out on the opportunity to gain valuable tips and strategies and revolutionize your approach to the travel industry. Free Life Changing Assistants & Systems 101 Masterclass  10 Steps to Hiring An Assistant You Can Actually Afford (Free)    Assistants That Work (Course) Fall 2023 Inbox Zero Challenge --- Send in a voice message:
8/2/20231 hour, 18 seconds
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00. Introduction

Welcome! Masters in Travel is a new podcast created especially for travel advisors who are ready to accelerate their success.  On this podcast, we’ll hear from travel professionals about lessons learned as their businesses grew in the hopes that their experience, advice, and insights will help accelerate the success of your travel business. We’ll also welcome guests outside the travel industry to provide a new perspective on running a small, service based business. New episodes released each week on Tuesdays!  --- Send in a voice message:
10/17/20203 minutes, 6 seconds