18 episodes

Join Kate Thomas & Heather Christopher for Travel Pro Theory. This is the true story of two travel professionals with over 20 years of experience. Find out what happens when we air the behind the scenes. We want to provide a place to get ideas, actionable items, support, bring light to industry issues. And of course, some solid laughs about our failures + crazy client stories.

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Join Kate Thomas & Heather Christopher for Travel Pro Theory. This is the true story of two travel professionals with over 20 years of experience. Find out what happens when we air the behind the scenes. We want to provide a place to get ideas, actionable items, support, bring light to industry issues. And of course, some solid laughs about our failures + crazy client stories.

    Suppliers

    Suppliers

    Everyone's fav topic - suppliers! We're talking about different types (even stumble onto a definition) and how they fit in with consortias or preferred lists.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    End of year, 2020 plan

    End of year, 2020 plan

    In this one we are doing a bit of a wrap up for 2019 and talking about what's to come for 2020.

    As always we'd love to hear from you, find us on Instagram @travelprotheory

    • 55 min
    Coffee Chat

    Coffee Chat

    Doing it a little different this time! We're constantly talking things out in the background, so for this episode we went full freestyle. Here us riff on changes in the travel industry and talking out what changes we think are coming.

    • 59 min
    Assistants + ICs

    Assistants + ICs

    We are asked about hiring all the time, and while we don't claim to be the experts (we're in the thick of it now) as always we are happy to share. In this episode we talk out bringing on assistants and ICs. As always you can reach us on the gram @travelprotheory

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Why no barrier to entry is bad for all of us

    Why no barrier to entry is bad for all of us

    It's incredibly easy to join our industry as a travel advisor. Too easy, in our opinion. We go over why having no barrier to entry is hurting all of us.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Fees + Operators

    Fees + Operators

    We are asked about fees all the time, so that's what this episode is all about. When to charge, how much to charge, we walk you through our thought process on this topic. We also touch on a bit of how operators work, as it relates to recent news of bigger names going under.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

AshJa85 ,

Love the realiness of your podcast

I love you both so much and the realiness. The information is very valuable and “venting” on certain things. You crack me up as well! I have listened to all your podcasts. I am a fairly new agent specializing in destinations weddings, honeymoons, and exotic destinations. Thank you both for all your information and laughs!

Fun cars and trucks ,

TRUTH!

Love your message. It’s like listening to myself! Lol... I’ve been in the industry since 1997. I’ve seen a lot, made mistakes and continue to love this journey! I opened my agency in 2010 and learn something new everyday. Oh, and I’m 100% independent. From day one. It’s nice to know there are like minded agents out there : )

Vida Travel Co. ,

Jess Miller

I absolutely love this podcast!! These two have years of experience in the industry, resulting in a great deal of wisdom that they are so willing to share (I LOVE their honesty!). Listening in on topics from the sides of both an advisor/agency owner and a tour operator has helped me grow as an advisor, evaluate the way I run my own business, and reflect on my interactions with the suppliers that I’m partnering with. Their passion for the industry is clearly evident! I always look forward to hearing the latest TPT Podcast!

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