The Travel Insider Episode 14: Conversation With Justin Vallejo of Finn Partners

Justin Vallejo was raised in the suburbs in Australia. He remembers having a great childhood and being fairly immune to the idea that, being a child of immigrants, he was a bit of an anomaly in what he calls “White Australia”. He began a career in journalism in 2000 and covered areas of conflict and […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 13: Stretching Your Destination Marketing Dollars With Influencers

  The Travel Insider Episode 13 is the full audio of “Stretching Your Destination Marketing Dollars” where a few destination marketing experts explained to us case studies on using digital influencers. We posted the highlights from the event on this blog post. Listen to the full event audio on this episode of The Travel Insider […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 12: Conversation With Terry Dale CEO of USTOA

  Terry Dale was born in Brooklyn, Iowa, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Surprisingly, there aren’t many differences between the two cities and you’ll learn why not in this podcast. Terry’s first job in travel was with the Rhode Island Convention and Visitors Bureau. After a series of other jobs, he eventually landed […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 11: How Travel Brands Work With Travel Influencers (Event)

  Travel influencers have the unique ability to post engaging content on their blogs and social media channels that don’t just promote a product. Travel influencers are able to convey an experience to their audience, which is why so many travel brands–from destinations to hotels–want to work with them to promote their brands. How do brands […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 10: Conversation With Sasha Chou Director of Marketing at UAP Media

  Sasha Chou is the Director of Marketing and Sales at UAP Media, a digital/PR agency focused on outbound Chinese tourism. Sasha was the former Marketing Manager at the Taiwan Tourism Bureau where she managed the Bureau’s presence in the media and elsewhere. In her spare time, Sasha loves photography so she founded PicVoyage, a […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 9: Conversation With Dan Sullivan CEO of Collette

Dan Sullivan has been in the travel industry for more than 35 years. He is the CEO of Collette (most of you probably know of them as Collette Vacations). Read more about Dan’s background on the Collette website here. We had a chance to interview Dan in our first phone interview since Collette is based […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 8: Conversation With Tai Klan from VisitDenmark

  Our travel podcast The Travel Insider is all about exploring the ways successful professionals have succeeded in the travel and tourism industry. In this episode, we interview Tai Klan, head of Digital Marketing for VisitDenmark in the United States. Tai is tasked with educating, inspiring, and driving awareness about Denmark’s tourism opportunities to U.S. […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 7: Conversation With David W. Chien Creator of Ride of Fame

  David W. Chien is the creator and producer of the Ride of Fame, a series of mobile monuments in NYC honoring public figures and celebrities who have put NYC on the map. Double-decker buses from Gray Line NY/CitySightseeing NY are decked out decals from the celebrities giving visitors and locals in NYC a chance […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 6: Conversation With Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism for Belize

  Mr. Manuel Heredia is the Minister of Tourism of Belize, and we had the pleasure of speaking with him a few months ago at a conference. Tourism is 25% of Belize’s GDP and generates $500M for the country. We learn about Mr. Heredia’s background, his thoughts about climate change, and what’s next for tourism […]

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The Travel Insider Episode 5: Conversation With Bonnie Levengood & Ken Muskat

MSC Cruises is the world’s largest privately owned cruise line. At Seatrade Cruise Global 2016, MSC announced a culinary partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi. Over the next couple of years, MSC is investing $6B in 7 new ships through 2021. We sat down with Bonnie Levengood, SVP of Marketing and Ken Muskat, EVP of PR & Guest […]

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