76 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.

The Strategic Travel Entrepreneur Rita M. Perez

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 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.

    Ep 75 Increasing Efficiency in your Travel Business with Alexandra Tucker

    Ep 75 Increasing Efficiency in your Travel Business with Alexandra Tucker

    Today's incredible guest is Alexandra Tucker, who is a fellow travel business owner, and Co-Founder of Sequense, an up and coming project management tool for fellow travel pros.  She is one of the brain children bringing to life a new tech tool that is being purpose built for travel business owners to help increase their efficiency and take back their time in their businesses.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    How you can save up to 5 hours in your week by using a project management toolThe difference between a CRM, Itinerary Builder, and SequenseHow you can save time and brainpower by automating your business processesand so much more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    Sign up for the Sequense Wait List: https://sequensesoftware.com

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    • 41 min
    Ep 74 Getting Vulnerable about Persistency

    Ep 74 Getting Vulnerable about Persistency

    This week's podcast was originally recorded as an impromptu live in the FB Group.  I'm being incredibly vulnerable and open about my own travel business and recent struggles of whether or not I should stay in.  *Spolier Alert* Things are turning around positively, but it took a lot of time and consistency for that to come to fruition.

    In this episode, I focus on:
    Why loving travel is NOT enough to keep you in the travel businessWhy you just need to keep goingThe beauty of relationships from social mediaand more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    • 19 min
    Ep 73 Disrupting the Wellness Travel Space with Jackie Roby

    Ep 73 Disrupting the Wellness Travel Space with Jackie Roby

    Today's incredible guest is Jackie Roby, who is a Wellness Sales and Marketing Consultant, and Founder of Inspired Journey Consulting.  She is another travel industry disruptor, showing travel entrepreneurs both on the selling and supplying sides, the gaps between their current sales and marketing strategies for wellness travelers.  She is also a fierce champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    What does wellness (and healing!) travel actually encompassesHow to communicate to and find wellness travelers (and why they are harder to find!)Why wellness travel takes luxury travel to a whole other leveland so much more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    Listen to Through Inspired Eyes: https://inspiredjourneyconsulting.com/podcast/

    Stay Connected with Jackie:  https://inspiredjourneyconsulting.com/

    Read Jackie's Chapter: https://inspiredjourneyconsulting.com/book/

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    • 39 min
    Ep 72 Reels for your Travel Business

    Ep 72 Reels for your Travel Business

    The current biggest digital marketing trend is short-form vertical video content...aka IG Reels.   (And they are so much more than just aimlessly dancing around!)  This episode gives you some of the foundational elements for what Reels are and how to use them in your marketing efforts.  To get an even bigger deep dive, make sure you register for The Reels Workshop.

    In this episode, I focus on:
    The demographics you can reach via ReelsSome questions you can answers in your ReelsHow they can work in your marketing funneland more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    • 20 min
    Ep 71 Content Creation Foundations

    Ep 71 Content Creation Foundations

    I'm so excited to announce the Content Creation Intensive happening next month for travel business owners!  Before we get into the specifics of that, however, it's important to understand some of the foundations of content creation, what you need to be addressing in your content, and why it's so important to be grabbing quality content while you are in destination (as opposed to those free photo websites).

    In this episode, I focus on:
    What is content and the marketing mixWhy is it important to speak to client pain pointsThe importance of capturing great content in destinationand more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    Find your Secret Sauce and Better Articulate that in your Content:
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    • 29 min
    Ep 70 Breaking the Travel Business Rules with Christy Camren (Pt. 2)

    Ep 70 Breaking the Travel Business Rules with Christy Camren (Pt. 2)

    Welcome to Part 2 of my incredible conversation with Christy Camren, fellow travel advisor and travel industry support partner.  She hosts the Travel Geniuses Podcast, and we have quickly become fast pals, as we both resonate with each other's travel industry perspectives.  

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Being more selective with the supplier partners we work withWhy it's important to select business strategies that work with your energy level and valuesAlternatives methods to bring in revenueand SO much more!Enjoy (and take action)!

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    Stay in touch with Christy:  www.travelgeniuses.com

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

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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