18 episodes

The co-founders of Destination Innovate, Jennifer Barbee and Kristen Cruz take turns interviewing the most interesting people in the travel industry and beyond!

Tech, Travel, and Twang‪!‬ Destination Innovate

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The co-founders of Destination Innovate, Jennifer Barbee and Kristen Cruz take turns interviewing the most interesting people in the travel industry and beyond!

    Monday Momentum Ep. #5 | WTAF: What's the Actual Future

    Monday Momentum Ep. #5 | WTAF: What's the Actual Future

    Embark on a journey through the vibrant intersection of travel, technology, and innovation as we uncover the secrets to thriving in the constantly evolving landscape of hospitality. I draw from a wealth of experience to guide you in harnessing the distinct magic of your locale. We'll dissect the pivotal role of artificial intelligence in destination development, and how AI serves as a springboard for creativity, using examples like Myrtle Beach's AI-driven success to illuminate the path forwa...

    • 58 min
    Monday Momentum Ep. #4 | Risk vs Reward AI Edition

    Monday Momentum Ep. #4 | Risk vs Reward AI Edition

    Strap in as we navigate the cutting-edge intersection where AI meets destination marketing, reshaping the travel industry's landscape. We'll unpack the hesitation behind adopting AI, now melting away as destinations eagerly jump on the tech bandwagon to stay competitive. Creativity and AI are joining forces, and we’re here to analyze this powerful alliance. Our chat goes beyond the fear of machines taking over jobs, focusing instead on how AI serves as a collaborative tool that amplifies huma...

    • 34 min
    Monday Momentum Ep. #3 | The Future of Destination Marketing with John Flanagan

    Monday Momentum Ep. #3 | The Future of Destination Marketing with John Flanagan

    Discover how Destination Marketing Organizations are stepping into the future with Amplify's John Flanagan as our Monday Momentum ignites a discussion that could redefine your next adventure. Amplify isn't just changing the game; they're reshaping an entire industry by merging the prowess of Online Travel Agencies with DMO websites and other online platforms—think of it as the ultimate travel hack for your local explorations. As we unravel the knots in short-term rental taxation and pinpoint ...

    • 17 min
    Owning Owned Media

    Owning Owned Media

    Welcome to a journey into the heart of destination marketing with industry trailblazer Josh Collins. Discover the art of captivating travelers through owned media channels, the unsung heroes in the rise and ebb of platforms like TikTok. As we unpack the PESO model, you'll learn why a solid foundation in owned media isn't just a good practice; it's essential for the resilience and consistency of your brand's message. You won't want to miss our deep dive into how balancing presence on popular p...

    • 38 min
    Monday Momentum Ep. #2 | Cracking the Code on Remote Collaboration Success

    Monday Momentum Ep. #2 | Cracking the Code on Remote Collaboration Success

    We're unpacking how a team can not just survive but truly excel in a remote work environment! Shedding light on the autonomy and trust required to foster creativity and productivity outside the traditional office. As we navigate through our agency's own journey of wholly remote operations, we share how flexible hours and geographical freedom are reshaping the way we work and live. And, for those who think out-of-office means out-of-sync, we're ready to bust those myths wide open, showing how ...

    • 24 min
    Monday Momentum Ep. #1 | The Flow

    Monday Momentum Ep. #1 | The Flow

    As we usher in a fresh professional season, the spotlight turns to the exciting transformations within Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) and agencies. Spring break isn't just for kids—it's a metaphor for the rejuvenation and innovation brewing in our industry. We spill the beans on how fostering cross-generational mentorship and harnessing the fresh perspective of younger colleagues can energize and retain talent. So tune in, and let's embark on a journey that marries the evolution o...

    • 22 min

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