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Cutting through all the noise and giving you what you need to hear about in travel. Tune-in to hear TravelPulse's Executive Editor Eric Bowman discuss travel news, tips, and more with industry experts and other insightful guests.

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    • 4.7 • 109 Ratings

Cutting through all the noise and giving you what you need to hear about in travel. Tune-in to hear TravelPulse's Executive Editor Eric Bowman discuss travel news, tips, and more with industry experts and other insightful guests.

    The State of the Hotel Industry Right Now

    The State of the Hotel Industry Right Now

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman discusses the top trending news in the travel industry, including the rise in confidence around cruising, top destinations with no COVID-19 travel restrictions and more.

    Later in the show, Bowman interviews Chip Rogers, President and CEO Of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. Rogers provides insights on what travelers should know about the hotel industry right now courtesy of intel from their 2022 Midyear State of the Hotel Industry Report.

    The interview with Rogers begins just after the 11-minute mark.

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    • 26 min
    Big Cities, Big Entertainment Helping Travel Bounce Back

    Big Cities, Big Entertainment Helping Travel Bounce Back

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman discusses the top trending news in the travel industry, including his thoughts from attending Global Travel Marketplace, the big news in aviation and much more.

    Later in the show, Bowman interviews Laura Fernandez, VP Head of Industry Travel + Tourism at SXM Media. Together the two discuss the resurgence of tourism in big cities and how entertainment is playing a key role in the industry's recovery.

    The interview with Fernandez begins just after the 11-minute mark.

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    • 35 min
    Andrew Zimmern Talks Trending News and Culinary Travel

    Andrew Zimmern Talks Trending News and Culinary Travel

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by expert traveler, chef and TV host Andrew Zimmern.

    The two first discuss the latest trending news in the world of travel, including cruise lines eliminating pre-boarding testing requirements, new data on the traveler's changing mindset, and much more.

    Later in the show, Zimmern provides insights into what's trending in the world of culinary travel and how the pandemic and inflation have impacted that industry. Zimmern also highlights some great foodie destinations. The culinary travel discussion begins around the 22-minute mark.

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    • 39 min
    The Best Way for Travel Advisors to Grow and Improve

    The Best Way for Travel Advisors to Grow and Improve

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman discusses the top trending news in the travel industry, including the new COVID-19 public emergency, the worst US airports for delays and cancellations this summer, and much more.

    Later, Bowman is joined by four guests: Trey Tracy, Senior Travel Advisor with Magnolia Travel Group, Nikki McGregory, Travel Event Specialist for Nik of Time Travel, Jennifer Kruse, Associate Director, Trade Recruitment and Engagement, Travel Weekly, and Catherine Shaw, Marketing Director, Events, Northstar Travel Group.

    The group shares their insights on why attending live events in person is the best way for travel agents and advisors to grow and improve as a person and in turn, help their business thrive. Shaw provides an update on the 2022 CruiseWorld event, Tracy and McGregory highlight why they found the STAR program successful for them, and Kruse shares how and why travel advisors should apply to be part of the STAR program at CruiseWorld this year.

    The discussion on live events kicks off near the 11:30-minute mark.

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    • 32 min
    What’s Trending in Caribbean Travel and Tourism?

    What’s Trending in Caribbean Travel and Tourism?

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by Brian Major, Caribbean travel expert and Managing Editor of Digital Guides here at TravelPulse.

    The two first discuss the latest trending news stories in the travel industry, including Spirit's delaying the merger vote again, cruise lines dropping testing requirements, and much more.

    Later, Major shares insights into the latest impacting travel and tourism in the Caribbean from inflation and rising prices to what the rest of the 2022 travel forecast holds. Additionally, Major highlights which destinations are trending big right now and which lesser-known islands need to be on your radar. The Caribbean discussion begins at the 17-minute mark.

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    • 34 min
    How the Travel Industry Continues to Innovate and Adjust

    How the Travel Industry Continues to Innovate and Adjust

    This week, TravelPulse Executive Editor Eric Bowman is joined by Stephen Scott, CEO of Travel Hub 365 & the Odyssey Travel App.

    The two first discuss the latest trending news stories in the travel industry, including takeaways from the busy July 4th holiday travel weekend and Bowman's experience on the newly christened Disney Wish cruise ship.

    Later, Scott provides insights into the various ways the travel industry continues to innovate and adjust to this new era we're living in, from inflation issues to new inventions and technology. The discussion on how the travel industry continues to innovate and adjust begins around the 17-minute mark.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Ghostbuddy$30 ,

Traveling pulse

It’s a great plan sound fun

Randy On The Seas ,

Informative - helpful - A Travel Advisor’s Best Friend!

As a fairly new Travel Advisor, I look forward to this podcast each week. Keeping abreast of what’s trending is so important and turning to Eric has been so helpful! Informative guests and continued interesting topics make me look forward to each new episode! Thanks Eric!

philipjamestravel ,

Good listening!

Though I’ve missed some recent episodes, I’m glad to get back on track and regain some clear travel talk and insight. I appreciate the conversational tone and approachable nature of this podcast. Keep up the great work, Eric and guests!

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