Wendy Livingston-Guth, Ashley Metesh-McCoy, and Krystal Eicher are the hosts of Travel Biz CEO and the founders of Kinship Travel Academy. They are three travel advisors that saw a glaring need in the travel industry - the need to look at the whole advisor. That's why they started Kinship Travel Academy. KTA focuses on the Mind (Marketing), Body (Business Operations), and Soul (Mindset) of an advisor. KTA is a program for modern travel advisors, created by modern travel advisors. Welcome to the next chapter of the travel industry.
What We Wish We Knew When We First Started
It’s hard as an Entrepreneur to encourage the “What if?” Game. Because so much of how we learn and how we grow is by making mistakes.
There are still things we wish we had done differently when we started.
In this weeks episode we dive into those things.
From taking more time to reflect on course purchases, to moving into action faster, to following our own intuition.
For more information and show notes visit https://www.kinshiptravelacademy.com/blog/what-i-wish-i-knew
Get Your Legal On with special guest Glinnesa Gaillard
This week Travel Biz CEO was thrilled to welcome Glinnesa Gaillard to the podcast.
Glinnesa brings her wisdom as a Travel Business Owner and a licensed attorney, where she combines her passions for both and teaches other travel entrepreneurs how to set themselves up as business owners so they can enjoy long term success.
In this episode we cover:
What you need to get started in the travel industry. Who is on your squad?
Contracts - why are they important?
How did COVID change the way we do business.
What if you can’t afford a lawyer?
What are the top mistakes Travel Business Owners make when it comes to their legal foundations.
For more show notes, you can read more about this weeks episode and more about Glinnesa at www.kinshiptravelacademy.com/blog/glinnesa-gaillard
*This episode contains legal tips and observations from Glinnesa and Krystal and is not to be construed as legal advice. Always, always, ALWAYS consult with YOUR squad and YOUR attorney.
To Be Political, or Not Political?
To espouse your politics as a business owner, or not. That is the question.
With all of the events in 2020 from the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and so much more that led to the marches and riots in the summer of 2020 with Black Lives Matter, many businesses started to speak up and join the anti-racist movement (finally!).
But with that, also came a hot and heavy debate in the travel advisor community as to whether or not you should speak out on social media as a business owner. Several industry leaders were called out to "shut up" and be careful as a business owner because you don't know who your base is.
So we waded into the conversation.
For more show notes, or to read more on this topic visit www.kinshiptravelacademy.com/blog/political
Facebook Ads for Travel Agents with special guest Tammy P
Have you considered dipping your toes into the water and run Facebook Ads? Not sure where to start?
In this week's episode, Krystal talks to Tammy Periera, or Tammy P as she is more affectionately known in the online space. We are talking Facebook Groups as an effective strategy, where do you get started, what basics should we have set up to get started, and what questions we should be asking as we ease into this marketing strategy.
You can find more information for this week's episode at https://www.kinshiptravelacademy.com/blog/facebookads-tammyp
How Do You Define Success?
How do you define success?
Oftentimes when we hear “success” stories in the travel industry it is referencing a qualitative number - high sales, high number of IC’s, etc.
We argue that the only person that can really define what success is for you, is you!
It is easy to compare your numbers to someone else and feel unsuccessful. In this episode we walk through some strategies to help you determine what success means to you.
For more information visit www.kinshiptravelacademy.com/blog/define-success
A Wartime CEO - what the heck are you talking about?
When Krystal first pitched this idea, Wendy was a little skeptical. What the heck was she even talking about?
Krystal argues that, currently, travel advisors are operating in wartime conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic requires that we approach our businesses differently than we did in normal/peace times. And while Ashley, a former military intelligence officer, quickly was able to get on board with this idea - what does it mean to operate your business in wartime versus peacetime? And do you have what it takes to make the transition?
https://kinshiptravelacademy.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/Wartime+CEO+Transcript.pdf (For a copy of the transcript click here.)
Meet your podcast hosts:
Ashley, Krystal, and Wendy are the founders of Kinship Travel Academy and hosts of Travel Biz CEO. What started as a little bit of fun to help educate fellow colleagues in the travel industry, quickly morphed into a passion. Through their educaiton community of Kinship Travel Academy, Ashley, Krystal, and Wendy encourage entrepreneurs to embrace the role of CEO in their business by learning to balance their marketing, business systems, and mindset. You can learn more about them and their program at http://www.kinshiptravelacademy.com (www.kinshiptravelacademy.com).
As always you can continue the conversation at www.facebook.com/groups/TATMwKinship
Real Women and Real Answers
Refreshing to hear real women with real(istic) ideas, insights and guidance. Honest and truthful, they don’t sugarcoat the challenges in today’s world, but offer a clear and concise support to being successful! Great advice for ANY business(not just travel)!
I am looking forward to hearing more from these three. It will be nice to have more than a surface level view of the travel industry with the witty spin keeping it lively.
Megan Chapa Endorsed
Hey! This is Megan Chapa host of Travel Radio Podcast. I don’t use my name often but I am now because these gals have made something of value here. I work with a lot of travel advisors and believe this is an excellent addition to the body of podcasts available to our community. Nice work ladies! #travelagent #travelprofessional #travelagentpodcast