No Tourists Allowed - An Insider's Guide to Travel

No Tourists Allowed - An Insider's Guide to Travel

Two recognized travel industry executives with a combined 69 years on the inside of travel and technology, give up their secrets to the thing everyone wants to do - travel better, pay less and see more of the world. Join us each week - along with recognized industry executives and travel celebrities - as we bring you intel on the hottest new resorts and cruise liners, the latest travel apps and tech tools, and the hacks and maneuvers that help travelers beat the crowds and find those hidden vacation values.

Episodes

November 24, 2022 51 min

What to expect at the airport this holiday season. Is “Air-maggedon” over? How are inflation - and maybe recession - affecting travel? How do airfares and hotel rates compare to prior years? We unwrap it all in our all-singing, all-dancing Holiday Extravaganza to rival the Macy’s Parade (not really). But we DO share really useful insider tips for how to navigate the crowds and travel better. Plus, did you know Black Friday and Cybe...

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For over 20 years, personal development and motivational speaker and author Marc Accetta has traveled to more than 30 countries on six different continents training over 1 Million salespeople. He holds the highest frequent flyer status there is, and the secrets to traveling better - which he shares with you.

Eden Roc (now including Nobu Hotel) or Fontainebleau? The rivalry between these icons - two of the most historically and arch...

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What have been the biggest travel news headlines? The strangest? 40 year travel journalist, Graham McKemzie, shares the stories, people and places discovered along the way as leader of Travelmole (a top UK trade publication) and director at ResponsibleTravel.com. Plus Graham’s personal travel recommendations and insider tips, and the choices you can make as a thoughtful traveler.

Jessica Deverson continues the important sustainabil...

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Kristin Karst, co-owner of the award winning AMA Waterways, romances us with castles and Christmas Markets, vineyards and exotic jungles, as she explains the explosive growth of River Cruising in Europe, Asia and Africa. What’s included. What’s onboard. What’s to see. And how this intimate and luxurious travel experience stacks up against ocean cruising and land tours. We tease out her predictions for travel in 2023 - and as a bonu...

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LIVE FROM BELFAST! From the historic, church-y Assembly Rooms, we get cheeky with Virgin Voyages Vice Pres of International Sales Shane Riley and National Training Manager Luke Day. It’s like Boy Band meets Tutorial as we talk with the experts about how the Virgin brand translates to these wildly popular new ships for adults-only. Listen in as these Millennial travel execs also give up their best travel tips.

Plus Belfast, Northern...

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How to find the real value of all those points and miles. Which are the best benefits, hacks, and tips? And how to get your status tier with one provider matched by competitors. As usual, we get the inside view from loyalty expert and CEO/co-founder of Status Match, Mark Ross-Smith.

Plus, Jessica Deverson, our resident millennial adventure traveler - and deals guru - returns from a life-changing journey in Egypt & Jordan, looki...

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Find out how Hug It Forward is building schools from bottles and trash in Guatemala - and how travelers can take part. Zach Balle, pres and co-founder, explains all about this important work for children in underdeveloped places. He also shares his personal travel strategies as a small footprint traveler. Plus, our hosts - some would call them experts on eating - talk about how meals and cuisine can elevate an authentic travel expe...

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We take a firsthand look at chartering a cruise ship for business events, from the decks of the Carnival Sunrise, somewhere off Jamaica and the Bahamas. And share big travel news about the relaxing of more vaccination and testing rules as cruising returns to normal, and the return of supersonic jets that will dramatically shorten flying times. Plus, tips and strategies for getting out of your travel comfort zone and into the local ...

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Want to know why anyone should take a cruise? We go right to the horse's mouth in an intimate conversation with the preeminent Adolfo Perez, Senior VP of Global Sales & Trade Marketing at Carnival Cruise Line, the flagship brand of Carnival Corp., the world’s largest leisure travel company (Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Cunard & more). Next new ships. Surprising "clean" technology. Sustainable cruise t...

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It's an episode of secrets revealed! We lift the hood on travel clubs. How do they work and are they worth it? Then James takes the hot seat and answers the rapid-fire questions we throw at guests. Hear him risk his industry relations by divulging personal favorites for destinations, hotels, cruise lines, ships, travel books/movies & more. Mike reports on his recent Bucket List 2-week Golf trip in Scotland. Jessica The Trav...

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A billion reviews and opinions can't be wrong! We chat with the founder and longtime CEO of TripAdvisor (and Viator, Cruise Critic, and dozens more companies) on the history of travel search and ratings, what's right and wrong with online search today, and whether recessionary times will bust the current travel boom. Steve Kaufer offers his insights from the top of the travel industry - and his rare personal tips for travel...

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Are low cost airlines really saving you money? How to decode those too-good-to-be true fares from Spirit, Allegiant & Frontier. Special guest Travel Exec & TV Host, Denella Ri'chard, talks about her favorite destinations, outdoor adventures she never thought she would have, and crossing things off her “Living List” (not Bucket List). We enjoy a candid dialogue about diversity and inclusion, and the values of travel. Tra...

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Rene Jongmans, president of leading leisure company, Vacation Express, and a former Saint-Martinois, reveals the new resorts and best places to stay and eat in the Caribbean and Mexico. Mike and James dig for gold with Rene's favorite spots and hidden gems - while he preaches patience and preparation for the Summer travel season. Another new voice, travel marketing expert Jessica Deverson, brings her research and sharp eye on t...

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Chris Dane - former airline and hotel exec with too many titles to mention - guides us through an analysis of airline fares, hotel rates and the return of business travel - then where it's all going in the next year. Along the way Chris let's slip some secrets from a most frequent traveler. Plus, we look at the data and revisit the famous coastal resorts of Spain which are seeing strong bookings again right now (Bonus: a gr...

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In this episode Mike and James tease secrets out of Donnie Dawson, Deputy Director of Tourism (Americas) for Jamaica, Spring 2022's most popular destination. What to eat, where to stay and how to find the real Jamaica. Plus, the city of Los Angeles defeats a pandemic pet peeve and forces the return of hotel housekeeping service. With July 4th around the corner, we look at a classic American boardwalk beach vacation - with 50’s ...

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Thousand of flights delayed or canceled, fares have risen at a record pace, long lines snarl up airports!  Why? How long will this go on? In this episode, experts talk about how to avoid the frustration and still find the deals for Summer travel. Also, special guest Charles Sylvia joins us for the insider’s news on cruising and the launches of dozens of new cruise ships. Charles is the Vice President of Industry and Trade Relations...

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Two recognized travel industry executives as well as experts with a combined 69 years on the inside of travel and technology, give up their secrets to the thing everyone wants to do - travel better, pay less and see more of the world. Join us each week - along with recognized industry executives and travel celebrities - as we bring you intel on the hottest new resorts and cruise liners, the latest travel apps and tech tools, and th...

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