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How did the most successful travel advisors grow their business and what advice do they have for those newer to the industry? What can we learn from professionals outside the travel industry? How can travel advisors best approach their businesses as an entrepreneur?

The travel industry is filled with successful advisors, each of whom are finding success in different ways. Each week, I’ll be interviewing travel advisors at all points in their businesses so that you can learn from your peers as well as from leaders in the industry. We’ll also welcome guests outside the travel industry to provide a new perspective on running a small, service based business and who will push us to grow and to think bigger.

Masters in Travel is for travel advisors who are ready to accelerate their success. Subscribe now and tune in each week for advice, insights, and resources to maximize your potential.

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How did the most successful travel advisors grow their business and what advice do they have for those newer to the industry? What can we learn from professionals outside the travel industry? How can travel advisors best approach their businesses as an entrepreneur?

The travel industry is filled with successful advisors, each of whom are finding success in different ways. Each week, I’ll be interviewing travel advisors at all points in their businesses so that you can learn from your peers as well as from leaders in the industry. We’ll also welcome guests outside the travel industry to provide a new perspective on running a small, service based business and who will push us to grow and to think bigger.

Masters in Travel is for travel advisors who are ready to accelerate their success. Subscribe now and tune in each week for advice, insights, and resources to maximize your potential.

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    How to navigate the design of an itinerary to a “new to you” destination

    How to navigate the design of an itinerary to a “new to you” destination

    Discovering and diving deep into both new and old favorite destinations is a part of being a travel advisor. And no matter what, there are always destinations that clients request that we've never done before. So how do we do it? How do we go from a new inquiry to delivering a proposal and executing a once in a lifetime style trip for our clients? To discuss their discovery process on this episode of Masters in Travel, Whitney is joined by Angela Isherwood and Ashley Theis. Together they come up with solutions and processes that can help any advisor work with a new destination.

    Navigating burnout and how to know if selling your travel business is the best option for you

    Navigating burnout and how to know if selling your travel business is the best option for you

    With the industry booming, burnout has been a hot topic lately. After realizing that the way you're feeling isn't sustainable, what comes next? How do you approach and fix this problem? For some, feelings of burnout lead to thoughts of leaving the industry, selling your business, or merging with another company for mutual support. To talk more about her experience in selling her business, Bailie White joins Whitney on today’s episode of Masters in Travel. Join in on the discussion as Bailie shares her thoughts and experiences during this journey.


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    How to manage your business while you’re OOO (on vacation, on a FAM, on maternity leave, etc)

    How to manage your business while you’re OOO (on vacation, on a FAM, on maternity leave, etc)

    As a solo entrepreneur, the idea of taking any sort of leave feels scary and uncertain. But its sometimes very necessary to take a leave, specifically maternity leave. On today’s episode of Masters in Travel, Whitney is joined by Brianna Glenn of Milk & Honey Travels. Together they discuss Maternity Leave and how to plan for it, how to ask for help, how to prepare for new business, and how to balance this new season of your life.

    Knowing when, how, and why to grow your team

    Knowing when, how, and why to grow your team

    Growing a team is a path that many advisors consider and some even take on fairly early in their entrepreneurial journey. So what's the motivation to grow a team? Is it absolutely necessary to really build a thriving business? Or can you go it alone? If you're still on the fence about whether to build a team or not, today’s episode of Masters in Travel is here to help. Our special guest this time is Heather Christopher, Founder and President of Heather Christopher Travel. Together she and Whitney discuss growing a team and all that goes into it.

    How a business owner’s boundaries shift and evolve as their business grows and expands

    How a business owner’s boundaries shift and evolve as their business grows and expands

    Boundaries as a travel advisor is an ongoing topic. But in this hectic season, it feels more relevant than ever to not only have boundaries, but to stand strong in them. Here on this episode of Masters in Travel is Beth Bastian, owner of Bastian World Travel, and Kate Sullivan, founder of Anthology Travel. Beth, Kate, and Whitney discuss the world of evolving boundaries and learning how to say no to clients.

    Master Hour with two up and coming advisors

    Master Hour with two up and coming advisors

    In this month's Master Hour edition of Masters in Travel, Whitney is joined by Julie Patterson of Wanderfully Planned and Madeline Steuber of Steuber Travel Group. Listen in as they are joined by other members of the community and think-tank to tackle some great questions on how to run and grow your travel business.


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    • 1 hr 5 min

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letsgo2020! ,

Current episode mandatory for current industry climate!

Such a real conversation for TA's at any level - thank you! For newer advisors, after 5 years in and 2 very challenging, I wish I could tell my prior self to truly "listen" and not tune out some conversations because I was not at the level of the speakers. For me, in the past I was a little envious, a little deflated like 'I'm never going to be at that level why am I listening' et al. Prior self - always fully LISTEN! My personal goal was always to be where many of you are with your book of business and I was willing to do the work as you all have. Here I now sit, at the same level of overwhelm as you all, so busy, turning away business and being okay with it, but it should feel good and it doesn't and we need each other's stories. So newer gals please listen, the support and insight provided will be invaluable when you get here and intend to remain fully in it!

Cooper0517 ,

Essential Education for Travel Advisors

I’ve been a travel advisor for almost 9 years and I feel like I’ve learned more in the past year listening to the Masters in Travel podcast then I have in any year prior. Every episode is packed with thoughtful questions and helpful, insightful answers. Listen to learn more about efficient systems, partnerships in travel, servicing clients at a higher level, marketing to those in your community and so much more. I highly recommend this Podcast for every Travel Advisor- new or seasoned.

EdeQuillacq ,

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This podcast is an essential tool in my toolbox!

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