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This podcast elevates the conversation concerning international travel to the United States by speaking with leaders in the travel industry. Subscribe to hear key answers to timely questions every week. Brand USA is the nation’s destination marketing organization. We work closely with more than 900 partner organizations to invite the world to explore the exceptional, diverse, and virtually limitless travel experiences and destinations available in the United States of America.

Brand USA Talks Travel Brand USA

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

This podcast elevates the conversation concerning international travel to the United States by speaking with leaders in the travel industry. Subscribe to hear key answers to timely questions every week. Brand USA is the nation’s destination marketing organization. We work closely with more than 900 partner organizations to invite the world to explore the exceptional, diverse, and virtually limitless travel experiences and destinations available in the United States of America.

    How To Excel At Public Relations with Julie Coker

    How To Excel At Public Relations with Julie Coker

    Mark covers a lot of ground with San Diego Tourism Authority’s CEO Julie Coker. They discuss how to leverage assets to increase international tourism, the importance of mentors, and how to become an active listener when one serves on many Boards.

    • 21 min
    How Discovering Music Can Drive Tourism

    How Discovering Music Can Drive Tourism

    Mark chats with the four key players from the new GoUSA TV show, “American Beats.” Rupert Maconick, founder of Saville Productions, Director Tamara Rosenfeld and hosts Chunz & Makh talk about the joy associated with musical discovery and the elements that go into creating a great travel TV show. “American Beats,” is now live on GoUSA TV.

    • 21 min
    Brand USA 2024 Missions, MegaFams and Roadshows

    Brand USA 2024 Missions, MegaFams and Roadshows

    Brand USA’s Travel Trade team has been busy planning out the year and our Vice President for Global Trade Development, Jackie Ennis is here with details. We also hear about recent missions to Mexico and India. Plus, catch the latest international travel trade trends.

    • 19 min
    A Snapshot of Tourism Economics 2024 with Adam Sacks

    A Snapshot of Tourism Economics 2024 with Adam Sacks

    When it comes to predicting travel patterns, few are better equipped than Adam Sacks, Founder and President of Tourism Economics and a member of the U.S. Department of Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. We discuss Tourism Economics' latest research, including China recovery, trends in remote-work/bleisure travel, and why research insights are so important to success. Plus, did you know that Adam plays guitar and sings? Hear him for yourself on this episode!

    • 20 min
    Immigration, Visas & Tourism with Allen Orr

    Immigration, Visas & Tourism with Allen Orr

    Allen Orr, Founder of Orr Immigration Law and Brand USA Board Member, suggests a positive path to dealing with the U.S. Visa backlog. We also discuss Allen’s advocacy work with underrepresented communities, how homelessness affects tourism, and the visas required for foreign nationals to work in the U.S. travel industry.

    • 16 min
    Hotels in 2024 with Chip Rogers

    Hotels in 2024 with Chip Rogers

    The American Hotel and Lodging Association has a lot planned this year; you'll want to know about it so you can schedule your calendar. We also hear about the state of hotel labor, as well as new trends in this vertical that effect all of us who work in tourism. Chip Rogers is CEO of AHLA.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Chelsea Kaiser ,

Highly Recommend for Travel Professionals!

Brand USA Talks Travel has become an invaluable resource to me as I navigate a career in the tourism industry. If you’re in the field, or even remotely interested in it, these bite-sized talks are chock-full of incredible insights from industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommend!

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