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Tourpreneur

By Shane Whaley

Travel industry veteran Shane Whaley talks with tour/activities business owners and managers. He uncovers their personal stories on how they got started, dealt with challenges and achieved success. Tourpreneurs open up and share their tips, insights, morning routines, resources, inspiration and success stories with you. We even talk about nightmare situations and how they were overcome. If you operate a tour business or plan on starting one, this podcast is for you.

  1. 1.
    The 15 Sessions I am Excited to Attend at Arival 360 (123)10/21/2020
    23:45
  2. 2.
    The Surprising Benefits of launching virtual experiences with Arigato Food Tours Lauren Shannon10/20/2020
    52:02
  3. 3.
    Leading my first tour and marketing my tours business- The Tour Operator Start Up -Part 2 (119)10/13/2020
    34:46
  4. 4.
    Meet the Res Tech - how tour booking software Xola makes life easier for tour operators (118)10/06/2020
    46:23
  5. 5.
    Copywriting for Tour Operators Clinic. We review 3 Tour Operator Websites (117)09/29/2020
    1:00:39
  6. 6.
    How Tour Operators Are Coping With Decision Fatigue and/or Burnout09/28/2020
    36:43
  7. 7.
    How Juneau Food Tours builds relationships with restaurants and partners with cruise lines.09/22/2020
    1:02:18
  8. 8.
    New Series - The Tour Operator Start-Up -Follow A Tour Operator as they build their tour business. (114)09/17/2020
    1:02:02
  1. 9.
    How A Tour Operator Increased His Bookings Working With GetYourGuide - Meet the OTA with Carlee Stellfox Loya and Marc Terrier. (111)09/14/2020
    31:16
  2. 10.
    How Ralph Made the Transition from Walking Tours and Teaching Travel Photography to Launching PhotoEnrichment Adventures09/01/2020
    39:18
  3. 11.
    Arival Phoenix Cancelled. What comes next for Arival? With Bruce Rosard (Co-Founder) 11308/19/2020
    19:34
  4. 12.
    The Story Behind Berlin Food Tour Company Fork And Walk Tours' Dov Selby. (109)08/18/2020
    44:31
  5. 13.
    Why I Admire Tour Guides Even More After the Redeam Tour Guide Throwdown (112)08/16/2020
    11:13
  6. 14.
    New Association Aims to Support Small Tour Operators - with Von Harden08/12/2020
    23:24
  7. 15.
    How To Build A Multi-Day Tour that is Unique and Different - with Peter Syme and Matthew Smith. (108)08/11/2020
    59:16
  8. 16.
    Copywriting Tips for Tour Operators with Dorene Wharton (106)08/04/2020
    43:53
  9. 17.
    How Travel Curious build and sell tours via hotels with Alex Grant (105)07/29/2020
    54:15
  10. 18.
    How attractions are re-opening in Spain and Portugal plus life working at Tiqets with Jaume Vidal07/28/2020
    19:57
  11. 19.
    The Future of Tourpreneur and why I need your help! (Ep 104)07/26/2020
    12:01
  12. 20.
    Listen in to a Local Marketing for Tour Operators Coaching Call (102)07/21/2020
    1:00:52
  13. 21.
    Beyond COVID 19. The Road to Recovery for Tour Operators (Round Table) 10107/14/2020
    52:46
  14. 22.
    From Digital Travel Executive To Popular Podcast Host - The Story Behind Tourpreneur (100)07/07/2020
    1:04:34
  15. 23.
    Running a tour business in Hong Kong with Amy Overy (96)06/23/2020
    1:01:14
  16. 24.
    The Future of International Travel (Arival Online) with Carroll Rheem06/22/2020
    50:00
  17. 25.
    Tour Operator Check in - Catia of Lisbon Stories (96)06/19/2020
    23:19
  18. 26.
    Douglas Quinby Reveals More About The First Ever Arival Virtual Summit for Tours, Attractions and Activities (98)06/17/2020
    30:05
  19. 27.
    FareHarbor teams up with tour operators to launch Global Tours Connect. (95)06/15/2020
    39:02
  20. 28.
    How Tour Operators Can Tap Into Local Markets with Checkfront's Kyla Steeves. (93)06/09/2020
    44:46
  21. 29.
    Major Arival news plus the beta launch of our free new resource for tour operators. (94)06/07/2020
    20:11
  22. 30.
    Giving our first tour since lockdown with Via Nissa's Robert Levitt06/04/2020
    21:16
  23. 31.
    Tour Operators showing resiliency but don't be fooled by the law of attraction (91)05/31/2020
    14:06
  24. 32.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Undiscovered Charleston with Chef Forrest Parker (86)05/27/2020
    18:09
  25. 33.
    5 tips on how to pivot into local marketing for tour operators05/26/2020
    39:19
  26. 34.
    Do we need a non-profit tour operator association for smaller tour operators? Plus a tour success story (87)05/24/2020
    10:39
  27. 35.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Outer Banks Ghost Tours with Matt Marberry (86)05/22/2020
    22:35
  28. 36.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Your Friend in Reykjavik (84)05/21/2020
    20:38
  29. 37.
    How A Food Tour Operator is Growing Her Business During COVID-19 Pandemic (83)05/19/2020
    34:40
  30. 38.
    Arival Refund Policy, Tour Hygiene standards, and why now is a good time to change your tour website. (85)05/17/2020
    15:06
  31. 39.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Crawl New Orleans with Brian Cain (82)05/15/2020
    26:01
  32. 40.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check in -Boat Tours in Dubrovnik with Lukša Malohodžić, (81)05/13/2020
    13:54
  33. 41.
    Will Hygiene Certification For Tours and Activities Reassure Nervous Travelers? (80)05/12/2020
    19:39
  34. 42.
    I've had enough. Let's build an independent resource for tour operators (79)05/10/2020
    10:12
  35. 43.
    Why I decided NOT to develop a virtual tour for my tour business with Jessica Hammer05/05/2020
    41:17
  36. 44.
    What I Learned This Week - Arival's New Research on Tours, Activities and Attractions05/03/2020
    17:34
  37. 45.
    How We Can Keep our Tour Guides Engaged with Nikki Padilla Rivera04/28/2020
    31:55
  38. 46.
    What I Learned This Week - Webinar Fatigue and My First Virtual Tour (76)04/26/2020
    13:25
  39. 47.
    Roundtable: Reservations Tech in a Post-Covid World -Arival Online04/24/2020
    57:51
  40. 48.
    Arival Workshop: Refresh Your Booking Tech with Christian Watts and Todd Kersey04/23/2020
    53:45
  41. 49.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Tudor Balaban of Sibiu Experience (75)04/21/2020
    9:38
  42. 50.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Nicole Will of Asheville Wellness Tours (74)04/20/2020
    19:41
  43. 51.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In – With Shutterbug Walkabouts04/17/2020
    12:47
  44. 52.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Karin Risko of City Tour Detroit04/16/2020
    15:55
  45. 53.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check-In - Staci Giovino of Carmel Food Tours (71)04/15/2020
    12:30
  46. 54.
    Tour Operator COVID-19 Check in with Miami Culinary Tours (70)04/14/2020
    15:33
  47. 55.
    How We Can Protect Our Mental Health During the COVID-19 Crisis04/10/2020
    43:37
  48. 56.
    How TripSchool Can Help You Become a Better Tour Guide and/or Tour Director (67)04/08/2020
    1:03:25
  49. 57.
    Ask Me Anything: Tao Tao, Co-Founder at GetYourGuide - Arival Online04/06/2020
    54:16
  50. 58.
    How the WFTA can help grow your food tour business with Erik Wolf04/03/2020
    28:21
  51. 59.
    Tour Operator Website Review and Tune-Ups with Jennifer Burke (66)03/31/2020
    53:44
  52. 60.
    Arival: Pricing your tours & Marketing your tours in a Downturn with Luka Hempel03/30/2020
    1:04:38
  53. 61.
    Should I trademark my tour business? With Attorney Gordon Firemark (65)03/26/2020
    27:54
  54. 62.
    Arival Town Hall: Coronavirus Pulse Study and Open Discussion on How Are Operators Are Responding03/25/2020
    1:20:14
  55. 63.
    How can the Tourpreneur Podcast serve you during the Coronavirus crisis?03/16/2020
    12:08
  56. 64.
    Food Tour Operators Round Table - What is Food Tour Week? (64)03/10/2020
    51:29
  57. 65.
    How Tour Operators Can Prepare For The Impact of Coronavirus on our businesses with Peter Syme03/05/2020
    46:30
  58. 66.
    How Sean Finelli gave Wall Street up for Rome and built his own tour business from scratch. (63)03/03/2020
    58:12
  59. 67.
    Tools for Tomorrow's Tour Operator | ARIVAL Orlando 201902/28/2020
    55:01
  60. 68.
    The Science of Designing an Amazing Guest Experience | ARIVAL Orlando 201902/27/2020
    16:39
  61. 69.
    James Blick , Devour Tours and The Joy of Growing Pains | ARIVAL Orlando 201902/25/2020
    19:43
  62. 70.
    Roundtable with Res Tech -FareHarbor, Rezdy, Checkfront and Peek | ARIVAL Orlando 201902/21/2020
    32:58
  63. 71.
    Let's Get Direct about Growth and Distribution | ARIVAL Orlando 201902/20/2020
    30:40
  64. 72.
    From the Champions League to Tour Operator - the Story of Typically Swiss Tours (62)02/18/2020
    43:44
  65. 73.
    Arival Orlando - Hotels Want You with Susan DeBottis VP at Marriott02/14/2020
    17:19
  66. 74.
    Arival Orlando. Disruption is Universal - Frank Belzer SVP Universal Parks02/13/2020
    23:42
  67. 75.
    Starting a Walking Tour Business from scratch with Steve Chapman (61)02/11/2020
    1:02:56
  68. 76.
    Arival Orlando - Ask Me Anything: Airbnb with Riccardo Ulivi02/07/2020
    25:25
  69. 77.
    Arival Orlando - A Very Visible Impact - Zakia Moulaoui of Invisible Cities02/06/2020
    15:24
  70. 78.
    The Story of Walks with CEO Stephen Oddo (60)02/04/2020
    1:08:32
  71. 79.
    How To Build a Social Enterprise in Tours and Activities with Zakia Moulaoui of Invisible Cities (59)01/28/2020
    1:02:05
  72. 80.
    How Lauren built a food tour business in a 'secondary' market (58)01/14/2020
    52:09
  73. 81.
    OTAs, Booking Platforms, Arival - 2019 Review with Chris Torres. (57)01/07/2020
    1:06:58
  74. 82.
    How Nick Wilson Built a Wicked Wine and now a Weed Tour (56)12/19/2019
    12:10
  75. 83.
    What To Ask A Digital Marketing Agency before Hiring Them For Your Tour Business (55)12/18/2019
    9:49
  76. 84.
    Arival Review. Alice and Torin from Episode 1 review their second Arival (54)12/17/2019
    13:21
  77. 85.
    Tour Operator Success Strategies - Tips From My 22 Years in the Tour Business with Todd Kersey (53)12/16/2019
    11:11
  78. 86.
    How This Tour Operator Help Their Guests 'Unleash Their Bad Side!" (52)12/13/2019
    10:54
  79. 87.
    Why our Multi-Day Tours are Truly Immersive with Bindlestiff Tours Robert Graff. (51)12/12/2019
    13:13
  80. 88.
    Website Tips for Tour Operators with TourismTiger Founder Matthew Newton (50)12/11/2019
    10:30
  81. 89.
    TV and Movie Tours in NYC with On Location Tours Founder, Georgette Blau (49)12/10/2019
    10:55
  82. 90.
    How We Moved to the Caribbean and Built a Boat Tour Business from Scratch (48)12/09/2019
    11:07
  83. 91.
    The Story of Key West Food Tours with Founder Annalise Smith (47)12/06/2019
    11:18
  84. 92.
    Why Sixthrills Strive To Be The 'B Side' Of Tours In Their City. With Pedro Demarche (46)12/05/2019
    10:38
  85. 93.
    What is the mission of Toursbylocals? With CEO Paul Melhus (45)12/04/2019
    10:54
  86. 94.
    Digital Marketing Tips For Tour Operators with Jaden Cymbaluk (44)12/03/2019
    12:22
  87. 95.
    How We Built a Movie Tour Business with Carrie Burns (43)12/02/2019
    11:43
  88. 96.
    My mission is to get people of color into the outdoors and in nature' says Tour Operator Mina Okpi (42)11/27/2019
    12:51
  89. 97.
    Social Media Tips for Tour Operators with Arival's Social Media Expert Shawn Teasley (41)11/26/2019
    12:11
  90. 98.
    Sharing the best of Asheville through the lens of Wellness. Meet Nicole Will (40)11/25/2019
    10:30
  91. 99.
    Meet Miranda Peterson, who quit her corporate job to launch her own yoga tour company. (39)11/22/2019
    11:15
  92. 100.
    The Story of Secret Food Tours with Linda Denbrock (38)11/21/2019
    10:54
  93. 101.
    Why I enjoy working with Urban Adventures. With David Naczycz (37)11/20/2019
    11:47
  94. 102.
    From free walking tour guide to building my own tour business Arnaud Azoulay, CEO of Babylon Tours (36)11/19/2019
    12:42
  95. 103.
    Meet the Tour Operator. Bryan Bou of Spotin Tours Puerto Rico (35)11/18/2019
    10:18
  96. 104.
    Special Announcement - Daily Dose of Inspiration for Tour Operators.11/17/2019
    4:07
  97. 105.
    APAC Arival 2019: Roundtable on the Future of In-Destination in Asia11/16/2019
    26:58
  98. 106.
    Who are Checkfront and how can they help your tour business? Round Table (34)11/14/2019
    29:44
  99. 107.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Responsible Tourism as Company Culture & Habit11/08/2019
    13:30
  100. 108.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Roundtable: DMOs & the State of In-Destination in Asia11/07/2019
    30:02
  101. 109.
    Arival Orlando attendees tell us what they thought of the event (and major takeaways) 3311/03/2019
    28:36
  102. 110.
    APAC Arival 2019 - CEO of I Love Asia Tour Lien Nguyen is on a mission to empower women across Vietnam11/01/2019
    12:24
  103. 111.
    APAC Arival 2019 - So you have made a profit. What’s next? How do we grow?10/31/2019
    13:00
  104. 112.
    YouTube tips for Tour Operators. How Rob generates 90% of his bookings from YouTube. (32)10/29/2019
    55:12
  105. 113.
    APAC Arival 2019 - The Power of Passion (Plus Some Hawker Chicken & Rice)10/25/2019
    11:50
  106. 114.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Is the multi-attraction pass optimized for operators in APAC?10/24/2019
    13:25
  107. 115.
    How do I promote my specialty tours? - Ask the Expert (31)10/22/2019
    54:10
  108. 116.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Why This Online Brand Delivers Offline Experiences10/18/2019
    16:29
  109. 117.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Tour Operators have their say on the big challenges and trends shaping their decisions today and tomorrow.10/17/2019
    20:02
  110. 118.
    How Erik built a tour operator business from scratch (and how he sold it.)10/15/2019
    58:01
  111. 119.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Understanding the Muslim Traveler10/11/2019
    13:01
  112. 120.
    APAC Arival 2019 -The View from Google with Eugenie Lam10/10/2019
    24:49
  113. 121.
    How Jeremy turned his passion for NYC into a tour business. (29)10/08/2019
    58:54
  114. 122.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Roundtable: There's No Such Thing as Asia10/04/2019
    24:00
  115. 123.
    APAC Arival 2019 - What you need to know about the Indian traveller10/03/2019
    10:06
  116. 124.
    How To Build a Sustainable Tour Business with Anula Galewska (28)10/01/2019
    33:51
  117. 125.
    Arival APAC 2019 - Curating Local Culinary Experiences with Cecilia Leung09/27/2019
    14:48
  118. 126.
    APAC Arival 2019 - Are Asia's Super Apps Defining Our Future?09/26/2019
    23:48
  119. 127.
    How to improve guests experience on your tour with Josh Liebman (27)09/24/2019
    57:07
  120. 128.
    APAC Arival - Preserving Cultures, Sustaining Locals and Making Profits09/20/2019
    9:44
  121. 129.
    APAC Arival - How to Use Data to Improve Your Tours with GetYourGuide's Abhinav Kumar.09/19/2019
    12:06
  122. 130.
    How Free Tour Guides Get Paid and Why John Wants To Disrupt the Model. (26)09/18/2019
    8:16
  123. 131.
    How I built a free walking tours business. With John O'Sullivan (25)09/17/2019
    1:00:12
  124. 132.
    Arival APAC: AMA with AirAsia COO Aaron Sarma09/13/2019
    16:46
  125. 133.
    Arival APAC: Round Table. OTAs and Whats Next in Distribution09/12/2019
    25:50
  126. 134.
    How I built City Sightseeing San Francisco and now Magpie Travel- Spotlight on Christian Watts. (23)09/10/2019
    48:47
  127. 135.
    Arival APAC - Ask Me Anything with Klook's Wilfred Fan09/06/2019
    26:30
  128. 136.
    Arival APAC - Douglas Quinby delivers an overview of the key trends and issues shaping The Best Part of Travel in Asia09/05/2019
    16:47
  129. 137.
    Facebook Ads for Tour Operators - tips based on a study of 1600 FB ads with Crowdriff's Amrita Gurney (22)09/03/2019
    28:42
  130. 138.
    Special Announcement with Arival's Managing Editor Jenna Blumenfeld (23)09/02/2019
    13:21
  131. 139.
    Spotlight on Anna Karnowski: From Idaho to the One World Observatory (21)08/28/2019
    58:11
  132. 140.
    How Jesse turned his passion for music into a thriving walking tour business. (20)08/19/2019
    52:20
  133. 141.
    How Tony Muia built A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours. (Ep 19)08/12/2019
    1:12:54
  134. 142.
    How We Attracted 3000 Guests in our first year of starting a tour business (Ep 18)08/06/2019
    1:07:07
  135. 143.
    'Suppliers, beware: A threat lurks in tours and activities distribution according to GetYourGuide's Tao Tao08/01/2019
    46:54
  136. 144.
    Spotlight: How Greg Fisher built Tripshock an OTA for tours and activities. (Ep 17)07/29/2019
    1:00:13
  137. 145.
    How Ian turned his passion for Philadelphia and running into a full-time tour business (Ep 16)07/22/2019
    51:30
  138. 146.
    Meet the OTA. Who is TourRadar..and how can they help you sell more tours? (Ep 15)07/16/2019
    1:23:29
  139. 147.
    How America Outdoors helps its members learn, connect and grow their businesses. (Ep 14)07/08/2019
    46:41
  140. 148.
    Training Tour Guides using Improv with Margaret Hicks (Ep 12)06/17/2019
    42:05
  141. 149.
    How we built a successful bike tour business - with Fitz and Folwell's Diego and Shea. (11)06/03/2019
    1:10:01
  142. 150.
    Why Polymath built a free app to compare Booking Software Providers -with Ingrid Edstrom (10)05/20/2019
    35:13
  143. 151.
    How Bulldog Tours raises millions for historic sites and delights tourists.(9)05/06/2019
    1:02:03
  144. 152.
    How Alan Rust Left Retail and Built America Tour Company with $5k (Ep 8)04/22/2019
    51:58
  145. 153.
    How Jeff turned his passion for donuts into a thriving tour business (7)04/06/2019
    59:16
  146. 154.
    How Miranda turned her passion for Yoga into a tour business. (6)03/22/2019
    52:32
  147. 155.
    Viator Founder and SF travel veteran team up to help fix our content headaches with Magpie Travel03/08/2019
    22:13
  148. 156.
    How Joris turned his passion for military history into a thriving tour business.(5)02/22/2019
    51:22
  149. 157.
    How Mike built a ghost tour business around his passion for ghosts and history (4)02/08/2019
    54:01
  150. 158.
    Why you should consider attending Arival Berlin (Ep 3)01/27/2019
    51:11
  151. 159.
    How Jennifer turned her passion for the outdoors into a thriving tour business. (Ep 2)01/18/2019
    56:21
  152. 160.
    Flying Bike Tours : How we bought a tour business on Craigslist and made it a success12/19/2018
    51:48

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