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.
BONUS EPISODE: What we learned launching a podcast
Hey there! In this BONUS episode, Krystal popped in on the podcast to share with you some of the things we learned in launching our Travel Biz CEO Podcast.
First of all, launching anything is tough. You are smack dab in an https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/how-to-navigate-uncertainty-in-your-travel-business/ (FFT). You have no idea what you are doing. And the feelings of overwhelm are real. Here are our tips.
For more on this check out our blog article for this podcast: https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/?p=299andpreview=true (https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/bonus-what-we-learned-launching-a-podcast/)
Is Now A Good time To Join the Travel Industry?
Is now a good time to become a travel agent?
It’s a question we get asked by prospective agents all of the time - is now really a good time to join the travel industry?
This week we dive into our thoughts on whether or now - or anytime really - is a good time to join the travel industry and become a travel advisor.
You can read more on our blog: https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/is-now-a-good-time-to-join-the-travel-industry/
Travel Biz CEO Member Spotlight: Courtnie Nichols of Travel Bash
This week’s episode of Travel Biz CEO is a special spotlight on standout KTA CEO Member and all around badass travel advisor Courtnie Nichols, CEO of Travel Bash.
When Courtnie joined KTA we were immediately blown away by her brilliance. She truly embraced the role of CEO from day one and moved quickly to outsource the mechanics of her business so she can fully execute the long term vision of her company. We immediately knew she needed to be a guest on the podcast.
In this episode, Courtnie walks us through how she got started in the industry, breaks down the business model that she operates and the divisions of travel that fall under her corporate umbrella.
For more on this episode and Courtnie visit https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/travel-biz-ceo-spotlight-courtnie-nichols/
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://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/what-we-wish-we-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 https://blog.kinshiptravelacademy.com/travel-biz-ceo-legal-questions-with-glinnesa-gailliard/
*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
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