143 episodes

Travel Industry Disruptors welcome! In this weekly podcast, I share, along with featured guests, the actual strategies that will keep your travel business moving forward. We discuss foundations, marketing, sales, client experience, systems, supplier relations, and everything in between to empower you to run an effective and profitable travel business, and not just another travel hobby.For travel agents/advisors, travel suppliers, tour operators, tourism professionals, travel coaches, travel creators, travel business owners, travel agency owners, host agency owners, and travel industry support partners.

Strategic Travel Entrepreneur: Business Tips for Travel Agents/Advisors, Travel Agency Owners, and Travel Industry Entreprene Rita M. Perez

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Travel Industry Disruptors welcome! In this weekly podcast, I share, along with featured guests, the actual strategies that will keep your travel business moving forward. We discuss foundations, marketing, sales, client experience, systems, supplier relations, and everything in between to empower you to run an effective and profitable travel business, and not just another travel hobby.For travel agents/advisors, travel suppliers, tour operators, tourism professionals, travel coaches, travel creators, travel business owners, travel agency owners, host agency owners, and travel industry support partners.

    Ep 141 Transitioning from a Travel Employee to a Travel Entrepreneur Mindset

    Ep 141 Transitioning from a Travel Employee to a Travel Entrepreneur Mindset

    We're officially/unofficially celebrating the 3rd Birthday of the Podcast--wootttt!!!

    Thank you so much for tuning in every-ish week, sharing the podcast with your peers, and leaving ratings and reviews that allow other business owners to find this goodness.

    I sincerely could not do this without your support, and I'm ever so grateful for it--THANK YOU!

    Remembering this podcast birthday got me thinking why I started this podcast and that was to support the business-side of entrepreneurship.  It's not something many of us think about when we become a travel advisor, but it is especially critical to think about if we want longevity and sustainability in business.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     The differences between an employee and an entrepreneur
    ·     A little bit of my own growth as a travel business owner
    ·     Some of the important aspects of entrepreneurship you need to be aware of

    ·     and so much more!


    Enjoy (and take action)!

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    • 29 min
    Ep 140 3 Ways I'm Planning to Thrive in 2024

    Ep 140 3 Ways I'm Planning to Thrive in 2024

    This past week has been a deeply personal week for me, so I wanted to share a personal episode about where I'm at and what I'm doing to thrive this year in business.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     Prioritizing health and backup plans
    ·     Leaning into my passions
    ·     Changing my mindset

    ·     and so much more!


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    • 26 min
    Ep 139 How to Go from Good to Great Customer Service

    Ep 139 How to Go from Good to Great Customer Service

    This week's episode was sparked by a conversation that transported me back to my years at Disney, where impeccable customer service wasn't just an expectation—it was a cornerstone of the magic. 

    As I reminisce about those early days, I'm inspired to share the remarkable strategies that elevate our travel services from good to great.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     Understanding and Meeting Clients' Specific Needs
    ·     The Art of Personalization in Travel
    ·     The PATH Standards of Excellence for host agencies

    ·     and so much more!


    Enjoy (and take action)!

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    • 29 min
    Ep 138 Host Agency Red Flags

    Ep 138 Host Agency Red Flags

    One of my passions and purposes for creating this podcast is to help travel agents like you avoid some of the red flags that sometimes pop up in the industry and this can sometimes mean host agencies.

    Now I'm not saying all host agencies have red flags, but you should listen if you're questioning your current host situation.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     The difference between being an employee and an independent contractor
    ·     A personal rant I have about professional fees and commission splits
    ·     The PATH Standards of Excellence for host agencies

    ·     and so much more!


    Enjoy (and take action)!

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    • 31 min
    Ep 137 3 Ways to be Taken Seriously as a Travel Agent

    Ep 137 3 Ways to be Taken Seriously as a Travel Agent

    I've been doing a lot pondering and comparisons recently on how/why other industries are taken more seriously than the travel advisor industry is.  I decided to break down some of the ways you can grow into to be taken seriously in your travel business by family, friends, and peers.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     The importance of projecting confidence, even if you don't feel it
    ·     Recent experiences I've had that have helped others see me as a professional
    ·     Why you should also be connecting with people within our industry

    ·     and so much more!


    Enjoy (and take action)!

    Need help strategizing a custom systems plan for your business?  Schedule a Marketing Power Hour with me today!  https://calendly.com/ritaventures/marketing-consulting

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    • 32 min
    Ep 136 Top 5 Systems you Need in your Travel Business

    Ep 136 Top 5 Systems you Need in your Travel Business

    It's Wave Season, and it's very likely, that you may be feeling overwhelmed.  Let's help reduce that overwhelm by identifying the five systems you need in your travel business, and what you can do to implement repeatable processes to help make life a little easier as a travel agency owner.

    In this episode, I share:
    ·     How mining for gemstones is like the systems in your business
    ·     Ideas for finding clients, even if you haven't niched down yet
    ·     Ideas for keeping current clients in your orbit

    ·      and so much more!


    Enjoy (and take action)!

    Need help strategizing a custom systems plan for your business?  Schedule a Marketing Power Hour with me today!  https://calendly.com/ritaventures/marketing-consulting
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

JennyB Designs ,

Such helpful info!

I really enjoy listening to Rita’s podcast. While I’m not in the travel industry it’s so easy to apply her business and marketing tips to my small biz. Highly recommend.

luxewwtravel ,

Relatable Host. Game Changing Content.

After binging several episodes, I’m reminded of what I’ve been missing in my biz…strategy. The content here is game changing and Rita is such a relatable host. Truly a gift to our industry. Thanks Rita!

BA1LEY7 ,

Passionate and Strategic

Rita has such a dynamic personality and is so passionate about her industry - this all shines through in her podcast. She welcomes guests who have strategic and applicable tips to share with her audience and brings so much value to her listeners!

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