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The Travel Geniuses podcast is a podcast for travel agents who LOVE planning vacations for their clients, but wish the business side of things was a little easier.
We talk about marketing, technology, systems, tools, and tricks that help you focus less on the stuff you hate, and more on the things you love.

Travel Geniuses - Podcast for Travel Agents Christy Camren

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The Travel Geniuses podcast is a podcast for travel agents who LOVE planning vacations for their clients, but wish the business side of things was a little easier.
We talk about marketing, technology, systems, tools, and tricks that help you focus less on the stuff you hate, and more on the things you love.

    051 - How to manage your money as a travel agent

    051 - How to manage your money as a travel agent

    This is a subject that not many people discuss in the travel industry, but it's VITAL that you deal with it if you want to grow a successful business. 
    Of all the topics I've ever covered... this might be the most important one yet. 
    You can find additional notes and links to all of the resources discussed in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode50

    • 37 min
    Everything you wanted to know (or didn't) about the Anti-marketing Marketing Workshop

    Everything you wanted to know (or didn't) about the Anti-marketing Marketing Workshop

    This isn't a "real" episode. I just wanted to share a little about the Anti-marketing Marketing Workshop I'll be starting in February, and thought this would be a good way to do it :-) 

    • 20 min
    050 - Let's get ready for 2021!

    050 - Let's get ready for 2021!

    2020 has been hard, especially for those of us in the travel industry. It can be hard to feel excited about your business after a year like that, and even harder to feel motivated to work on it when the coming year is still so uncertain. 
    In this episode I'm sharing what I'm doing to get past that so that I start 2021 rested, and excited about the possibilities for my business again. 
     
    Here are links to resources mentioned in this episode: 
    Episode 33 where I talked about how and why to take a break from your business Episode 29 with Brit Koloof Marketing Personalities Brit's guides for marketing ideas that work for different personality types. Take your FREE personality test here, if you don't already know which you are. Don't pay for the upgrade!) Leo Babauta (from Zen Habits) on the Tim Ferris podcast Episode 24 where I talk about focusing on just one thing Nick Kokonas on the Tim Ferris podcast  Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield Thomas Episode 48 with Elizabeth from Souvenir and Far The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte The Practice by Seth Godin Zen Habits website

    • 44 min
    049 - What to do when you think you're not good enough

    049 - What to do when you think you're not good enough

    Have you been feeling... not good enough lately? Like maybe you aren't really cut out to be a travel agent, or a business owner? Like everyone else has their stuff together, and you're the only one struggling? Like the next client you get is going to...

    • 37 min
    048 - A completely different business model for travel agents

    048 - A completely different business model for travel agents

    Our world is never going to be the same, and that is especially true about the travel industry, and travel agents specifically. The way we think about and run our business has GOT to change if we want to continue helping our clients have amazing vacations.
    But if you keep doing things in your business the way you've always done them, and the way EVERYONE has done them, for decades and decades, your business won't survive.
    Elizabeth de Quillacq, from Souvenir and Far, shares the unconventional way she started and runs her agency, that not only prevented her from losing money during covid, but has allowed her business to thrive. It's a model we can all learn a lot from.
    Here are the links to the resources mentioned in this episode: Elizabeth's website Elizabeth's fee structure You can reach Elizabeth at elizabeth@souvenirandfar.com  If you have questions for Elizabeth, and would like to attend a live Q/A call with her, please let me know! If there's enough interest I can see if she'd be willing to do that for us. :-)  
    CLICK HERE to learn more about my new project Travel Geniuses Websites!
    Would you like to get access to ALL of the printable resources for past and present episodes, all in one place?  Sign up for your free membership and get instant access by signing up for the FREE Travel Geniuses Membership. This will also get you on the email list so you can be notified about everything that's coming up :-)
     

    • 56 min
    047 - How and why to sell travel to the US

    047 - How and why to sell travel to the US

    My prediction is that travel within the US is going to be HOT for the next year, or even 2. And I want you to be prepared for that! 

    In this episode, I offer some tips to position you and your business so that your clients come to you to book these trips, and see you as necessary for the vacation of a lifetime... even when it's close to home. 
    Here are the links to the resources mentioned in this episode: As always, my episode about choosing a niche is relevant to this conversation. :-)  The episode on what a specialty is worth listening to, too.  A quick video showing how to subscribe to this podcast.   
    CLICK HERE to learn more about my new project Travel Geniuses Websites!
    Would you like to get access to ALL of the printable resources for past and present episodes, all in one place?  Sign up for your free membership and get instant access by signing up for the FREE Travel Geniuses Membership. This will also get you on the email list so you can be notified about everything that's coming up :-)
     

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

L Fann ,

I love this podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast. The advice Christi gives is practical and has kept me motivated through these tough times in the travel industry. Thank you Christi....You’re awesome!

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Very informative, great content!

I’m so glad I found this podcast! I’ve been in the travel business for about 5 years ( part -time) and I have learned a lot in the past 5 years but I still learn so many new things on your podcast. I love how you ask very specific questions, that we all want to ask, when you interview someone who sells a service or product, I love that you ask how much that service is, because we might think is out of our reach, so I really appreciate the smart questions you ask your guests. And you have very interesting guests. Thank you for keeping us encouraged during these hard Covid times. You keep me going! Thank you! I highly recommend your podcast to my colleagues. Keep up the great work!

SimplyPlanWDW ,

So glad I found you!

Thank you so much for this current and knowledgeable podcast! I am starting a travel business in this crazy world we are currently living in but travel is in my blood. Your podcast is exactly what we all need in this field. I appreciate you putting out this information and the time you put into it! A must listen!!!

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