TravelPulse Podcast

TravelPulse

Cutting through all the noise and giving you what you need to hear about in travel. Tune-in to hear TravelPulse's Executive Editor Eric Bowman discuss travel news, tips, and more with industry experts and other insightful guests.

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In this episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by Chad Burt, co-founder of Outside Agents to discuss the latest trending news in travel, including reactions to the Omicron variant impacting the industry. Later, the two talk about the 2021 holiday travel season and where most people are traveling to. Also, Burt shares his insights on what he sees trending this time of year as well as what advisors need to know. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 30

34 min 58 sec

In this episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman opens the show discussing the latest trending topics around the travel industry, including the top winners from the 2021 Travvy Awards and more. Later in the show, Bowman interviews Vicki Freed, Royal Caribbean International's Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service. From a floating cabana at Royal Caribbean's private island Coco Cay, Freed shares updates on the cruise experience and chats about the brand new Odyssey of the Seas.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 16

16 min 57 sec

In this week's episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman opens the show discussing the latest trending topics around the travel industry, including staffing shortages and changing destination news.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Tori-Emerson Barnes Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and Policy, at the U.S. Travel Association. She shares insights into the state of U.S. travel and tourism right now, how big an impact the return of international travelers will make and much more.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 1

26 min 45 sec

In this week's episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman opens the show discussing the latest trending topics around the travel industry, including some good news for the travel industry.  Later in the show, Debbie Fiorino, Senior Vice President and COO of Owned Brands for World Travel Holdings and Godmother of the river cruise ship AmaSiena joins to discuss the latest in the cruise industry and what travelers need to know about river cruising vs. ocean cruising. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 25

22 min 44 sec

TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman opens the show with a brief note on his recent trip to the ALG 2021 Ascend Conference before diving into the latest trending topics around the travel industry.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Julia Simpson, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council. Simpson shares where the global tourism sector stands now and what the path to recovery is for this industry. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 19

28 min 10 sec

In this week's episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by Sarah Kline of Time for Travel.  The two first discuss the latest trending news in the travel industry, including new research on the status of tourism's recovery and several destinations unveiling plans for reopening.  Later in the show, Kline shares her thoughts on last week's big news from Mariott and Wyndham as well as what she thinks the future holds for all-inclusive resorts.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Oct 11

32 min 16 sec

In this World Tourism Day episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending news in the travel industry, including updates on popular tourism destinations, the resumption of cruising at big ports and more.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Greg Schulze, a Senior Vice President with Expedia Group. Schulze shares his insights into the fall travel season on what travelers can expect, which destinations are trending and more.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 27

30 min 43 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Jordan Bradshaw, Vice President of Northcutt Travel Agency. The two discuss the biggest trending topics in the world of travel of the last week, including whether or not there should be a vaccine mandate for US air travel. Other topics include the US lifting travel restrictions on international travelers, how travel bookings are shaping up now and ahead to this winter, as well as the latest in the cruise industry. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 21

25 min 41 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by travel advisor Ryan Doncsecz of VIP Vacations to discuss what's trending in the world of travel, including the idea of a potential vaccine mandate for US air travel and a multi-billion-dollar travel move. Later, the two discuss Doncsecz's recent trips to the US and Mexico, as well Bowman's recent trip to Europe. They share top advice for those traveling now and in the future during the changing landscape in the travel industry. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sep 14

34 min 10 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman reports from onboard the AmaSiena river cruise ship in Europe. Bowman shares his experience returning to Europe and discusses the latest trending news in travel from the past week. Later in the show, Bowman interviews Kristin Karst, co-founder of AmaWaterways. The two discuss the brand new AmaSiena ship and Karst shares her outlook on the future of river cruising. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 31

33 min 47 sec

On this week's episode, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman opens the show by breaking down the top trending stories in the travel industry from the last week, including cruise updates and the extension of the federal mask mandate. Later in the show, Bowman interviews CDC doctor Kristina Angelo. She shares her insights into the differences in how vaccinated travelers should prepare for trips compared to unvaccinated travelers, as well as tips for staying safe on the road. Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 23

29 min 31 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Terry Dale, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) President and CEO. The two dive into the latest trending news in the travel industry, including Hyatt's big acquisition and updates on destinations.  Later in the show, Dale shares his thoughts on the current state of the travel industry, tour operators requiring guests to be vaccinated, updated info on 2022 bookings and more.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 17

28 min 7 sec

This week, in a special Monday edition of the show, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman first breaks down the latest trending news in the travel industry, including destinations changing entry protocols and a unique warning from the FAA.  Later in the show, Bowman is joined by Doug Parker of Cruise Radio. The interview was recorded last week onboard the brand-new Carnival Marid Gras. Parker shares his insights on the new ship as well as the current cruise industry landscape.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aug 9

24 min 28 sec

On this week's episode, host Eric Bowman is joined by John Maddox of KHM Travel. The two discuss the latest trending topics in travel from the last week, including big cruise news and several destination updates.  Later in the show, Bowman and Maddox break down the biggest summer travel trends this year. Maddox shares his insights on what he's seeing from his clients.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 27

37 min 3 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Tiffany Dowd, global luxury hotel expert and Founder of Luxe Social Media. The two first discuss the latest trending topics in the world of travel, including big cruise news and top hotel brands.  Later in the show, Dowd shares her insights on social media's role in travel today and how travelers can best utilize the many platforms.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 20

21 min 19 sec

On this week's episode, host Eric Bowman is joined by Richard Aquino and Dan Durazo from Allianz to discuss what's trending in the travel industry. Later in the show,  Aquino and Durazo share their insight on travel insurance in today's ever-changing world.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jul 13

26 min 17 sec

On this week's episode, host Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the safest places for 4th of July travel this year and the return of US cruising.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Carlo Micallef, Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer for Malta Tourism Authority. Micallef shares what it took to decide on June 17 as the official reopening date for tourism, as well as what travelers need to know upon arriving.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 29

37 min 36 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Julius Robinson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer with Marriott. The two discuss the latest trending topics in the world of travel, including major destination reopening news, cruise news and more.  Later, Robinson shares his insights on the current state of the hotel industry's path to recovery, how they're preparing for a busy summer season, what's new and upcoming with Marriott and more.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 22

26 min 40 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by cruise expert Stewart Chiron. Hear from Chiron on what his experience was like being on board the Caribbean cruise ship that had two passengers test positive for COVID-19 last week.  The two also discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry first before diving into the current state of the cruise industry and how long it will take to fully rebound. Chiron shares why he thinks it's definitely safe to cruise again.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 15

40 min 38 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Brooke McDonald, a writer and editor covering travel and theme parks for multiple outlets, including here at TravelPulse. The two first discuss the latest trending topics in travel, including major news surrounding the cruise industry as well as reopening updates for popular destinations. With McDonald at Disney World and Bowman at Universal Orlando, the two then dive into the scene at both locations and what the future holds for the top two theme parks.  Have any feedback or questions? Contact us at Podcast@TravelPulse.com  and follow us on social media @TravelPulse.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 8

31 min 58 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Valerie Dorsey, a luxury travel advisor with Cruise Planners. The two discuss top trending travel news stories from the last week, including major cruise news, wild antics on planes and more.  Later, the two discuss how busy this summer travel season might be, and Dorsey offers her top tips for those taking summer vacations this year.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jun 1

28 min 43 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is in Hawaii on the island of Maui at Kaanapali Beach Resort. He shares how the process to enter Maui went before diving into the top trending travel news stories from the last week, including major news on travel to Europe, Alaska cruising and more. Later in the show, Bowman interviews Theresa van Greunen - Vice President, Communications at Aqua-Aston Hospitality. The two chat about travel to Hawaii right now, the beautiful properties here at Ka’anapali Beach Resort and much more. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 25

18 min 56 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by not one but two guests – the villa guys! Willie Fernandez and Steve Lassman – Vice Presidents & General Managers at Villas of Distinction – join Bowman to discuss the latest trending news stories in travel before diving into the rise of villas and what the future holds for this booming area in the travel sector.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 18

34 min 55 sec

Host Eric Bowman is joined by Amina Dearmon, owner of Perspectives Travel, a New Orleans-based agency that is affiliated with SmartFlyer and Virtuoso. The two discuss the latest trending news in the travel industry, including big cruise news, naughty passengers, and updates on travel to Europe and the United Kingdom.  After trending topics, the two dive into what the future holds for group travel. Dearmon shares her insights as a group travel specialist, including trending destinations and advice for travel advisors.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 11

29 min 45 sec

On this week's show, host Eric Bowman is joined by Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. First, the two discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the great cruise news from the CDC last week. Then Bowman and Fee talk about the true value of the travel advisor – aka the hero of the travel industry time and time again during this pandemic.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

May 3

30 min 34 sec

On a special Monday edition of the podcast, host Eric Bowman is live in Cancun, Mexico at Moon Palace Resort for the 2021 World Travel & Tourism Council's Global Summit.  Mark Chesnut, travel writer and owner of LatinFlyer.com, joins Bowman this week and the two discuss the latest trending topics in the world of travel, including some great news for travel to Europe as well as the latest big news in the cruise industry.  After that, Bowman and Chesnut share their experiences so far at the WTTC Global Summit, the first in-person global travel event since the pandemic.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 26

29 min 15 sec

Host Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending topics in the world of travel, including some good and bad news in the industry, updates on reopenings around the world and more.  This week, Bowman is joined by Court Whelan, Director of Sustainability and Conservation Travel Programs and Expedition Leader at Natural Habitat Adventures. The two first discuss what's trending before diving into the many facets of green tourism. Want to be a more eco-friendly traveler? Whelan provides excellent insight!  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 20

30 min 55 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by David Hartman, luxury travel advisor with Fantastic Endeavors. In addition to recapping what's trending in the world of travel, the two dive deep into the debate around vaccine passports for travel.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 13

28 min 53 sec

TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including new CDC travel guidelines, major cruise news and more.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Laura Fernandez, the head of Travel + Tourism advertising business for SiriusXM and its brands Pandora, SoundCloud and Stitcher. Fernandez shares insights into Pandora's research on how much music impacts travelers, as well as some of the top cities out there music lovers should consider.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Apr 6

25 min 43 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including major cruise news and why #BoycottDelta was trending on social media.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Melissa DaSilva, President of Trafalgar. DaSilva shares what it took for them to get tours back in operation right now, as well as what the future holds for the guided tour industry.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 30

21 min 12 sec

Host Eric Bowman discusses the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the return of cruising. a round-up of recent naughty passengers and more.  Later in the show, Bowman interviews Dylan Thuras, co-founder of Atlas Obscura and host of the new Atlas Obscura podcast. Thuras shares his insights into off-the-beaten-path travel destinations and making the most of how and why you travel.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 23

23 min 19 sec

This week, host Eric Bowman is joined by Paul and Sally Smith of the TravelSmiths. The three discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including an update from the CDC, some good and bad news in the cruise industry and much more. Later, the TravelSmiths share their insight into the current state of the travel industry now that we're past the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 16

36 min 11 sec

On this week's show, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman brings on Margie Jordan, Vice President of TRUE Global Network with CCRA International. The two first discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the new COVID-19 relief bill, bad news for cruising and more.  Later, Jordan shares her insights into what the 2021 spring break travel scene might look like amidst the ongoing pandemic.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Mar 2

26 min 58 sec

Host Eric Bowman is joined by travel advisor Ken Heit this week to discuss what's trending in the world of travel, including a scary moment in the sky for a United Flight as well as the latest on cruising.  Heit is a cruise specialist affiliated with FROSCH International Travel and the owner/president of Luxury Cruise and Tour Inc. He's attained numerous sales honors and awards throughout his career and offers his thoughts on the current state of the cruise industry, what he's hearing from his clients, vaccine mandates for passengers and more.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 23

27 min 24 sec

Host Eric Bowman is joined by TravelPulse Senior Editor Codie Liermann and travel advisor Jeni Chaffer, owner of Journeys Travel, to discuss the top trending stories in the travel industry.  Additionally, Codie and Jeni share their experiences on recent visits to multiple Caribbean islands.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 16

31 min 10 sec

Host Eric Bowman is joined by Laura Fernandez of SiriusXM and travel advisor Ryan Doncsecz of VIP Vacations to discuss travel shaming in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fernandez heads up the Travel + Tourism advertising business for SiriusXM and its brands Pandora, SoundCloud and Stitcher. She shares insights on recent traveler research data from Pandora and Doncsecz shares his experience on travel shaming from the past year.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 9

29 min 45 sec

TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman takes over as the sole host of the show.  This week, he shares how a COVID-19 test impacted his trip to Jamaica. Later, he is joined by travel advisor Tyson Wharton of Sioux Empire Travel to discuss what's trending in travel. Topics include Canada's new travel restrictions, the US possibly mandating COVID-19 testing on domestic flights, mandatory vaccines for cruising and more.  Additionally, Wharton shares how his clients handled the onsite COVID-19 testing experience at an all-inclusive resort.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Feb 2

29 min 20 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest topics in the travel industry, including President Biden's new executive orders and the impact they will have on travel and travel advisors.  The two also discuss possible vaccine mandates for travel and reminisce about previous episodes as this will be Dan's final show as co-host.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 26

28 min 37 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest topics in the travel industry, including how advisors and suppliers reacted to the CDC's new air travel requirements, the legacy of President Trump's travel impact and much more.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 19

24 min 17 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry. When will the full re-launch for the cruise industry take place in 2021? What does the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) think of possible mandatory vaccines in order to travel? What did the latest naughty passengers do this time? All these and more are discussed on this week of the TravelPulse Podcast. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 12

24 min 43 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the sad news on the passing of Sandals founder Gordon "Butch" Stewart, TSA's total numbers from 2020 and much more. Later, the two are joined by Beth Rasor of Vacation Daze. She shares her insight into current family travel trends as well as advice for travel advisors. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jan 5

35 min 50 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan recap the best and the worst from 2020 before diving into 2021 travel trends. Additionally, they each make some bold predictions for 2021 travel.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

31 min 58 sec

Finally, the second stimulus package has been approved and the travel industry will see some relief.  With Dan on vacation this week, Eric first breaks down the top trending stories in the travel world and later interviews Jennifer Doncsecz, President of VIP Vacations, for her thoughts on how the relief package impacts travel advisors.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

27 min 42 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the most recent news impacting cruise ships and so much more. Later, the two are joined by Lydia Blanton (aka Liddy Sue), owner of Wishing On Travel Agency. Liddy just returned from a trip to Costa Rica and she details her experience, what people need to know, and she offers advice for travel advisors selling international travel as well. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

35 min 30 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the most recent cruise news, some positive industry news for 2021 and the worst passengers ever.  Later in the show, Eric and Dan breakdown the recent call from ASTA to revise travel advisor commission payments. The two share their opinion, as well as differing thoughts from a few advisors who chimed in on social media.  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

21 min 26 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including new CDC travel recommendations and naughty passengers from November.  There's one month left in 2020 - how will you make the most of it?  Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Dec 2020

22 min 37 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including the most recent travel recommendations from the CDC, top Black Friday and Cyber/Monday travel deals and so much more. This week's interview guest is Laurence Pinckney, President of ZenBiz Travel & Events. Pinckney shares his thoughts on the current travel landscape, as well as why he sees group travel as booming. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

35 min 32 sec

Today marks the 100th episode of the TravelPulse Podcast. Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan open the show with a discussion on the ethics of selling travel right now after the integrity of agents and advisors were recently called into question. Eric and Dan also dive into the latest trending news topics in the world of travel before celebrating the 100th episode. The two share some past clips of how this podcast all started with Mark Murphy, showcasing what this podcast is all about - advocating for travel advisors and getting to the truth of what’s trending in the world of travel. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

35 min 35 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss the latest trending topics in the travel industry, including a look into when the world might fully reopen for tourism, what hotel CEOs are seeing for 2021 and more. In this week's interview, the two are joined by Brianna Glenn, owner of Milk + Honey Travels. Glenn shares her thoughts on the road to recovery for the travel industry, whether or not travel advisors should charge fees, and how she, a millennial travel advisor, excels at marketing and social media. You can follow Glenn on Instagram here. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

27 min 29 sec

Hosts Eric Bowman and Dan Callahan discuss what's trending in the world of travel, including the latest in the cruise industry, updated travel requirements for popular tourist destinations and more. This week's interview is with Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners. Fee shares her insight on the future of cruising after the CDC recently lifted the no sail order. She gives her advice to travel advisors on selling cruises, what pricing might be like on 2021 cruises and more. Follow TravelPulse across social media (@TravelPulse) and reach out to the podcast by emailing us at podcast@travelpulse.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nov 2020

25 min 44 sec