31 episodes

Do you live and love tourism? Want to build and grow your tourism business and career? Tourism Hub will provide inspiration and education that will empower and ignite your excellence. Each week, I, your host, Despina Karatzias, will share insights and journeys of entrepreneurs and leaders in tourism. Our main aim is to learn proven strategies in tourism, digital marketing and social media and everything in between together to inspire YOUR excellence. Subscribe now and ignite your tourism excellence today. If you want to help ignite the tourism industry with a message of excellence Subscribe on iTunes (http://apple.co/2cbmgVx) and stay connected with special experience maker interviews, insights and inspiration to grow your tourism business and career.

Tourism Hub Podcast Despina Karatzias

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Do you live and love tourism? Want to build and grow your tourism business and career? Tourism Hub will provide inspiration and education that will empower and ignite your excellence. Each week, I, your host, Despina Karatzias, will share insights and journeys of entrepreneurs and leaders in tourism. Our main aim is to learn proven strategies in tourism, digital marketing and social media and everything in between together to inspire YOUR excellence. Subscribe now and ignite your tourism excellence today. If you want to help ignite the tourism industry with a message of excellence Subscribe on iTunes (http://apple.co/2cbmgVx) and stay connected with special experience maker interviews, insights and inspiration to grow your tourism business and career.

    Exploring Travelpreneurship with Lauren Bath in the Age of the Gig Economy

    Exploring Travelpreneurship with Lauren Bath in the Age of the Gig Economy

    Lauren Bath is a legend for many reasons. Deemed “Australia’s first professional Instagrammer” by national media, Lauren Bath pioneered the Australian influencer industry. She has an impressive client list, having worked with global destination marketing bodies including Tourism Australia, Switzerland Tourism, Tourism South Africa, Tourism New Zealand, Canadian Tourism Commission, Visit Finland, and Visit Dubai, as well as many major brands such as The Plaza New York, Travel Insurance Direct, VAIL Resorts, Olympus Australia, Intrepid Travel, Visa Australia, Australia Post, and Moët & Chandon.
    Additionally, Lauren is also co-founder of “The Travel Bootcamp,” an inspirational event designed to teach people how to get paid to travel, and the creator of “Get Camera Confident,” an online photography course for beginners. Her charitable pursuits include running photography tours to Zimbabwe, supporting anti-poaching efforts and conservation, and raising awareness of the misuse of animals in tourism.
    With an online audience of close to half a million followers, she is not only one of Australia’s most powerful travel Instagrammers but also a savvy social media consultant, educator, and public speaker. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards in the “Women for Change” category. Lauren has been featured by Travel + Leisure, Daily News, News.com.au, 60 Minutes, and Mashable, among many others.
    Tune in, learn and be inspired!
    Resources and Links to follow Lauren and The Travel Bootcamp:
    https://laurenbath.com/ https://laurenbath.com/online-course/ https://thetravelbootcamp.com/ @laurenepbath @thetravelbootcamp #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    The show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Lessons in Collaboration From the Most Important Transnational Tourism Route of The 21st Century

    Lessons in Collaboration From the Most Important Transnational Tourism Route of The 21st Century

    Nikolaos Gkolfinopoulos holds a Master’s Degree in International Sustainable Tourism Management from Monash University Australia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Nikolaos has been working for UNWTO since 2016 and currently holds the position of Silk Road Project Specialists within the Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Department.
    Among others, Nikolaos is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable tourism development and the SDGs, the strategic international and interregional tourism development, Public-Private tourism partnerships, the creation of new Silk Road tourism intelligence, and assessing the Social Impact tourism has for the local societies and communities.
    Nowadays he enjoys working on the Tourism Recovery, assisting destinations and Member States overcome the tourism challenges of the pandemic. Nikolaos identifies as a person of Greek heart and Global citizen Spirit.
    Key Learnings and A-HA Moments from Nikos:
    Not having the clarity of vision shouldn’t be deterrent to move forward Having an understanding of other cultures will allow you to communicate in a positive and effective and efficient manner Despite the sacrifices made during the time studying in Melbourne, it was the moment that Nikos received the call for an offer of employment at UNWTO that justified his decisions up until that point. You don’t decide to do things 100%, you feel it Do not submit anything until you have reviewed it at least 10 times Always be thinking about the interest of the other party Resources and Links Nikos Loves:
    https://www.unwto.org/ https://www.onenote.com/ #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    Show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Tourism Hub in association with Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Building Psychological Wellbeing

    Building Psychological Wellbeing

    In this episode, we meet Mel Neil, an Australian positive psychology practitioner, consultant, founder and CEO of https://mindinsurance.com.au/ exploring how to build your psychological wellbeing and cultivating a landscape for flourishing.
    Through her desire to empower and facilitate the success of individuals, organisations and communities Mel has a unique ability to make the empirical science and research practical; teaching leaders, teams and individuals how to increase personal, business and collective wellbeing.
    Key Learnings and A-HA Moments from Mel:
    Psychological Wellbeing is a more positive and meaningful type of description instead of using the term “mental health”. Emotional Intelligence - top 10 skills (future of work) Important to experience negative and positive emotions, but there needs to be a balance. Take the step of a mindfulness practice, relax and stop. The term “balanced” is very subjective Use Formal and Informal times to practice mindfulness: eg. in traffic, breathing activities, get away for time off. Technology and social media problems arise not from the technology itself, but more so based on how it’s used/abused. Rather than criticize how someone is using technology, encourage a conversation and engage with them (because they’re fulfilling a need) Use gratitude in a way that works for you What is your authentic offering? The grass might be greener on the other side, but don’t forget you still have to mow it! Being a value centred person, has inherently incredible challenges because you won’t always be people's cup of tea.  You need to stay true to yourself and don’t compromise on your values. Resources and Links Mel Loves:
    https://mindinsurance.com.au/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2019/04/29/the-10-vital-skills-you-will-need-for-the-future-of-work/#49657cde3f5b https://podio.com/ https://www.booktopia.com.au/positivity-barbara-fredrickson/book/9780307393746.html https://www.instituteofexcellence.com #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    Show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Tourism Hub in association with Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Do’s and Don’ts of Influencer Marketing for Tourism

    Do’s and Don’ts of Influencer Marketing for Tourism

    In this episode, hear from Instagram influencer Shirin Jamaly about the growing changes of Instagram and helpful strategies centred around what makes a great influencer marketing campaign and how to work with and reach out to influencers for successful Instagram collaborations.
    Key Learnings and A-HA Moments from Shirin:
    Starting a side hustle is challenging but it can be done even if you’re working full time 7-11 job (start side hustle at 7pm and finish at 11pm!) If you love what you do and have a passion for something, the puzzle comes together and don’t give up See that a challenge is a blessing Collaborate with an influencer that has aligned passions and values to your own Be true to yourself because there’s only one of you Don’t fall for the trap of just because you got an offer that it’s genuine Do your research before you accept any offers Maintaining the same routine because of a habit, it also requires a strict structure and time management. No matter if you have self-doubt, you’ll regret not doing it. “Success is not owned, it’s rented.  Rent is due every day.” Persistence is the key to everything Resources and Links Shirin Loves:
    Trello.com https://www.amazon.com.au/Becoming-Michelle-Obama/dp/1524763136 #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    Show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Tourism Hub in association with Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Financial Intelligence and Keeping the Lights on for Tourism, Events and Entertainment Business

    Financial Intelligence and Keeping the Lights on for Tourism, Events and Entertainment Business

    In this episode join Despina Karatzias for a conversation about Financial Intelligence and Keeping the Lights on for Tourism, Events and Entertainment Business ie the good, bad and the unique opportunities facing the tourism industry with Amit Aggarwal from SAPTAX.
    Key Learnings and A-HA Moments from Amit:
    Build a strong team of professionals around you when starting a new business (legal and accounting) Expect a lag between when you start a business and when you start making a profit.  Can you sustain the business during that time? There’s no such thing as job security Check your local council’s website for business support We’re all going through our own challenges, don’t be afraid to ask for help Round 3 of the Business Support Package outlines which industries are eligible Life beyond numbers Make sure you’re calm and composed before you advise others Persistence and consistency are key to keep going through challenges An upset mind is in no position to make an informed decision Resources and Links Amit Loves:
    https://www.business.vic.gov.au/ https://eibc.net.au/ https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/business-support-package https://www.artofliving.org/ https://www.amitaggarwal.com.au/  #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    Show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Tourism Hub in association with Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 56 min
    Digital Digest – Making a Comeback

    Digital Digest – Making a Comeback

    Digital Digest – Making a Comeback
    How you can help carry the load, with Young Tourism Network
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    #TourismHub #BeExcellent
    Show hosted by Despina Karatzias and brought to you by Tourism Hub in association with Institute Of Excellence.
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    • 1 hr 30 min

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