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The TIN Lounge is the place for travel professionals to listen to the latest Travel Industry News. Created by travel advisors Korrine Johnson and Theresa Chu-Bermudez, this podcast is the perfect way for busy travel professionals to stay informed while getting things done.

The TIN Lounge Korrine Johnson & Theresa Chu-Bermudez

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The TIN Lounge is the place for travel professionals to listen to the latest Travel Industry News. Created by travel advisors Korrine Johnson and Theresa Chu-Bermudez, this podcast is the perfect way for busy travel professionals to stay informed while getting things done.

    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    On today's FULL episode, we're going to discuss the latest travel industry news...and there's plenty OF it!

    Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram

    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    Articles we discussed:
    Train travel is experiencing its own version of the 'RV effect'
    Solo Travelers Plan to Travel More Often and More Sustainably
    US Travel Pushes for Specific Policy Actions as Spending Expected to Plunge
    A Guide to Understanding How Americans Will Be Traveling for the Holidays
    Some Say a COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be a Turning Point for Travel. Will It?
    How COVID-19 Has Changed the All-Inclusive Hotel Concept
    SeaDream Yacht Club's Guests Return To U.S.; Political Fallout Occurs
    An Agent's Checklist For Booking International Travel

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    Norwegian Cruise Line Launches Docuseries Covering Restart
    Beaches Turks & Caicos Postpones Re-Opening
    South Africa Reopens to All International Travelers
    Thailand To Require Medical Insurance For Foreign Visitors
    Chile To Reopen Borders November 23 With Strict Protocols
    Female Empowerment Is at the Heart of Hotel Zena in Washington, D.C.
    AMResorts expanding its European footprint
    DOT gives tentative OK for Aer Lingus to join Oneworld alliance
    14 Travel Gifts That Made Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020

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    • 51 min
    The Minibar: Ask Us Anything

    The Minibar: Ask Us Anything

    We realized that since we started this podcast in May, we have gained so many new listeners who might not know who we are and what led us to start The TIN Lounge together. So this week we decided to spend a short episode introducing ourselves and sharing who we are.

    Find us on social media:  Facebook and Instagram

    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    Travel stocks jump on Pfizer's positive vaccine news
    Consortia landscape gets a shake-up as advisors realign their allegiances
    With Biden as president, could we see Cuba cruises again?
    Community Voices: It Is About Time to Start Cruising Again
    Need to Know Research: Travel Advisors Are Split When It Comes to Fam Trips, the Office and Face-to-Face Meetings
    Celebrity Cruises Launching All-Inclusive Fare
    Marriott ‘Pleased’ with Progress During Q3
    Travel Advisors Are Leading the Way Back
    Stats: Half Of Americans Plan To Travel During The Holidays
    How Airport XpresSpas Could Help Restart Travel Amid a Pandemic

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    • 36 min
    The Minibar - Special Guest: Nicole Barrett

    The Minibar - Special Guest: Nicole Barrett

    Today, we are thrilled to have Nicole Barrett as our guest. Nicole is an email marketing goddess and delivered some incredible advice during this episode. She is the founder of The Travelpreneur Academy and the host of another TravMarket Media podcast called Hey Travelpreneur.

    Find Nicole on IG at @nicolesbarrett
    List Building Kit Course

    Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram
    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    CLIA: Amid 2020 Suspension, Members will Prepare for Future of Cruising
    Viator ends speculation of Tripadvisor sale, talks quality strategy, Google
    Viking says shipboard lab can test pax and crew for Covid daily
    Many travelers to NY must test for virus to avoid quarantine
    How Hawaii's Reopening Has Been Going for Locals and Tourists So Far
    The Bahamas Revises Travel And Entry Protocols
    U.K. to Enter COVID Lockdown for At Least Four Weeks
    France Heads Into Second Nationwide Lockdown Amid COVID Surge
    United Is Bringing Back Proper In-Flight Snacks and Drinks

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    • 34 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    On today's FULL episode, we're going to focus on the initiatives and emerging trends that will help us travel again including pre-flight COVID tests and added measures on land tours, plus we'll discuss a few other current events.

    Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram

    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    Articles we discussed:
    WTTC has a plan to save the travel sector
    How to Combine Education and Travel This Fall With Schoolcations
    The Best Hotels for Spa-Hopping in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
    Jamaica introduces a mandatory travel protection program for visitors
    Itching To Travel? Preflight Coronavirus Tests Are Getting Passengers In The Air
    CDC Issues Updated Cruise Warning as No-Sail Set To Expire
    Travel Companies Adapt to a Livestreaming Trend That May Outlast the Pandemic
    Speakers at USTOA Event See Negative Messaging as Obstacle to Recovery
    Travel Trade Groups Calling for an End to Blanket Quarantines
    How Ski Resorts Are Returning Safely for the 2020-2021 Season
    TTC Brands Now Include Specially Trained Well-Being Director
    How Some Travel Advisors Are Filling the Hotel Information Gap

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    Contiki Announces One-Off Vegan-Themed European Tour In 2021
    Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana Reopening November 5
    There’s Now a Direct High-Speed Train From Amsterdam to London
    Southwest Will Soon Stop Blocking Middle Seats
    Virgin Voyages Pushes Back Debut to 2021
    Marriott Targets Work-from-Home Consumers with New Flexible Day Passes
    By Nov. 1, Costa Rica Will Allow Entry to All International Visitors Without a COVID-19 Test
    Flight delays are down, but refund complaints are still up. Way up.
    Royal Caribbean revises its winter 2021-22 deployment
    Sabre and Google working on AI solution

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    • 48 min
    The Minibar - Special Guest: Dina Farmer

    The Minibar - Special Guest: Dina Farmer

    Special needs travel is a niche that many travel advisors aren't very familiar with, but this type of travel is something many families need. Today we have Dina Farmer from Lily and Magnolia Travel on with us to talk about her own experience with Special needs travel, especially for children with autism. She is an IBCCES Certified Autism Travel Professional, and an Accessible Travel Advocate.

    Find us on social media:  Facebook and Instagram

    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    Recommended links:
    https://autismtravel.com/
    https://autismchecked.com/
    https://ibcces.org/

    Contact Dina at dina@lilyandmagnoliatravel.com

    Listen to her on The Special Needs Travel Podcast

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    Curaçao Lifts Quarantine Requirements for Travelers From These Three States
    Tourists Return to Hawaii Amid New Pandemic Rules
    Pleasant Holidays and Journese Partner With CVS Health
    Brand USA Creates U.S. Travel Marketplace Platform
    TSA Hits 1 Million Passenger Number for First Time Since March
    Washington Post: Travelers Should Use an Advisor During the Pandemic
    AmaWaterways cancels its sailings for 2020
    Debut of the Disney Wish delayed until summer 2020
    ASTA Launches Latin American Initiative To Develop Partnerships
    Carnival Corporation's AIDA Brand Resumed Cruising This Weekend

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    • 26 min
    The Minibar: Systems & Tools

    The Minibar: Systems & Tools

    Today we are discussing one of Korrine's favorite topics: systems and tools! Learn how to make your business more efficient while leveling up your client experience to keep them coming back to you for more.

    Find us on social media: Facebook and Instagram
    Email us: hello@thetinlounge.com

    As heard on Excess Baggage:
    TSA Hits Highest Airport Checkpoint Volume Since April
    Delta Air Lines Will Stop Blocking Middle Seats in First Half of Next Year
    EU countries adopt common travel guidelines amid pandemic
    Delta loses more than $5B for the second quarter in a row
    GuestHouse Extended Stay brand debuts
    Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico Added to WTTC’s Safe Travels List
    Singapore introduces 'cruises to nowhere' for travel-starved locals
    The Travel Corporation Offers a New Payment Plan
    Flying During COVID-19: Is It Actually Safe Right Now?
    Travel Begins to Bounce Back in China During Golden Week Holiday

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Korrine and Theresa are remarkable!

Loving this podcast and these ladies! They share lots of great info. It’s great for new and mature travel agents! They are very encouraging and upbeat! And so professional!Way to go!
Thank you for your time and for sharing your knowledge

letsgo2020! ,

Great Travel Advisor resource !

The ladies are awesome fluid and real ! I love Excess Baggage. In any season this wold be helpful and encouraging but right now it’s critical and the best use of your time. Highly recommend !

DinaFarmer ,

Theresa and Corrine are Awesome!

These two travel industry vets know what they are talking about. They dissect real time travel news and help bring it to a level that’s easy to understand. No sugar coating on their parts!

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