TRO Signal seeks to explore the “inner” workings of travel professionals. TRO Signal will be exploring the more elusive, emotional and psychological aspects of being a travel advisor. Our topics are all about the experience or travel consulting: sometimes rewarding, sometimes humbling, and all of the trials, vicissitudes, and ups and downs, that are a part of the job. We are going to draw upon the wisdom of not only experts in the travel industry, but also from teachers and creative people outside our industry.
Thankful For The Good in 2020 | Travmarket Media Network Message
We have so much to be thankful for in 2020. This episode is heartfelt and personal thankful messages from a majority of the hosts on the Travmarket Media Network of podcasts.
In Search of the Wandering Puffin
In this episode of TRO Signal, Lynda Phillippi interviews Jamie Bachrach of the Wandering Puffin. Jamie is an FIT specialist with a love for puffins, a love of Scandinavia and a passion for his clients. Jamie talks about passion and navigating the ups and downs of being a travel professional in the time of Covid-19, the Northern Lights and how why the puffin is his spirit animal.
Melissa Mackey- Travel Entrepreneur
Melissa Mackey is a woman on a mission. In 2006, Melissa Mackey began her career in travel and quickly climbed the corporate ladder and became manager within months of starting. Her store was 6th most profitable store in all of Canada. As she grew these stores, her dreams and vision became bigger and stronger in the world of entrepreneurship and travel. She closed doors in retail and started retail agency Travel Chicks in 2010.
Christina Ernst - From Travel Professional to Tour Operator VIP Southern Tours
What does it take to move from being a travel professional to a tour operator? Today, Linda and I interview Christina Ernst of VIP Southern Tours. Christina gathered up her courage, bought a fleet of vans, and started a business doing wine tours in the Northern Georgia Mountains.
Lauren Goldenberg - Travel Professional - World Championship Weightlifter
Lauren Goldenberg is a 4'10" travel professional, but she stands tall in the world of competitive weightlifting where Lauren is a U.S. National Masters record holder in the 55-59 age bracket! But there's more: she is also a world record holder. TRO Signal's Lynda Phillippi interviews Lauren about her passion and how it fits into the world of being a travel professional.
Color My World Humanitarian Angela Hughes
This week, my co-host, Lynda Phillippi and I speak with Angela Hughes, the founder of Color My World, a non-profit 501c3 organization leading a global effort to relieve human suffering, by providing emergency response relief items and humanitarian services including sustainability projects internationally to those in need.