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A podcast for ( and about) tourism entrepreneurs from Africa and beyond. We showcase some of the most innovative ventures and highlight trends and developments in the tourism and hospitality industry.

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A podcast for ( and about) tourism entrepreneurs from Africa and beyond. We showcase some of the most innovative ventures and highlight trends and developments in the tourism and hospitality industry.

    The State of Luxury Travel with Sarah Groen of the Luxury Travel Insider Podcast

    The State of Luxury Travel with Sarah Groen of the Luxury Travel Insider Podcast

    This is the last episode of the year and the closing topic for this first season is luxury travel. A much coveted niche which according to some observers, has been the hardest hit by the pandemic. Our guest is the founder of Bell & Bly travel, a boutique travel advisory for entrepreneurs & executives. She is also the host of the luxury travel insider podcast and a  contributing travel columnist for CEO World Magazine. Sarah Groen is our guest today!

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [00:37] Sarah’s background and how she started her tourism brand

    [03:50] The Luxury Travel Insider podcast

    [05:48] What is luxury travel and what differentiates luxury travellers from others

    [08:43] The state of luxury travel before and after the COVID19 pandemic

    [11:10] Future travel trends

    [15:03] Tips for luxury travel entrepreneurs and startups

    [18:33] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: the official launch of the tourismentrepreneur.com website! In the meantime, let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Luxury Travel Insider Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/show/luxury-travel-insider

    Bell & Bly travel: https://bellandblytravel.com/luxury-travel-insider/

    • 19 min
    How to make adventure tourism more accessible with Jezza Williams of Making Trax

    How to make adventure tourism more accessible with Jezza Williams of Making Trax

    Topics: Inclusivity in Travel, Accessible tourism, Jezza Williams , Making Trax, disability tourism,  adventure travel,  Diversity in travel

    According to Making Trax, one in four New Zealanders have a disability and  approximately 650 million people have a physical disability. This is the last episode of our series on inclusivity in travel and today we are talking about how we can make adventure tourism more accessible to travellers with special needs. Our  guest is the man behind “LIMITLESS”, an award-winning documentary that depicts the life of a tetraplegic paraglider. He is also an international adventure guide, with more than 20 years’ experience and a world expert in inclusive tourism. The founder of Making Trax in New Zealand, Jezza Williams is our guest today!



    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [00:37] New Zealand’s tourism in the covid-era

    [02:40] State of inclusive tourism

    [04:34] Tool: Making Trax’ inclusive directory

    [08:05] Inclusive tourism vs accessible tourism

    [11:28] Jezza’ story and personal experience

    [15:40] Challenges of a tourism entrepreneur with special needs

    [18:35] How to connect with travellers/clients with special needs

    [20:26] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: A chat with Sarah Groen of Bell & Bly on the state of luxury travel In the meantime, let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Making Trax: https://www.makingtrax.co.nz/

    Limitless the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5p89DobXUo

    We are explorers: https://weareexplorers.co/meet-jezza-williams-limitless/

    • 21 min
    How to stimulate diversity and inclusion in the Travel Industry with Martinique Lewis

    How to stimulate diversity and inclusion in the Travel Industry with Martinique Lewis

    Topics: Inclusivity in Travel, Martinique Lewis, Travel Magazine , The ABC Travel Greenbook , Black Travel Alliance,  diversity in travel

    We are still talking about inclusivity in travel and we are exploring more ways to make the tourism industry even better and more diverse. Today’s guest is an award-winning diversity in Travel consultant and the President of the Black Travel Alliance.  She is also the author of The ABC Travel Greenbook which is the number 1  resource connecting the African Diaspora Globally. Yes, you’ve guessed right: Martinique Lewis is our guest today!

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [01:20] Martinique’s background and her role as a diversity in travel consultant

    [02:16] The Black Travel Alliance

    [04:10] Definition of the concept of inclusivity

    [05:24] Tool for businesses: the diversity in Travel report card

    [07:16] The ABC Travel Greenbook

    [10:37] The Future of Travel

    [12:20] Upcoming projects

    [13:26] Marty’s advice to tourism entrepreneurs

    [14:39] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: A chat with Jezza Williams of Making Trax in New Zealand. In the meantime, let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    The ABC travel greenbook: www.travelgreenbook.com

    Martinique Lewis: https://www.martysandiego.com/

    Making Trax:  https://www.makingtrax.co.nz/

    • 15 min
    How to make the travel industry more inclusive for LGBTQ+ with Robert Geller of Fabstayz

    How to make the travel industry more inclusive for LGBTQ+ with Robert Geller of Fabstayz

    Topics: Inclusivity in Travel, Robert Geller, Fabstayz, LGBTQ+ , Vacation rental, Airbnb

    We are still talking about inclusivity in travel and this week, we are going to focus on how to create a better industry for the LGBTQ+ community. It is clear that a lot of progress has been made so far, but truth is people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender still face the harshest forms of discrimination, even in spaces claiming to embrace diversity. For instance, imagine having to disclose private information like your sexual orientation every time you book a room, to avoid any “bad surprise” when it’s time to check in… Well, our guest is the founder of a vacation rental company that brings an end to travellers having to come out to their hosts. His name is Robert Geller and he is the founder of Fabstayz.

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [00:58] Robert’s professional background and previous venture

    [03:39] How and why Robert created Fabstayz

    [06:35] What sets Fabstayz apart from other LGBTQ friendly vacation rental companies

    [09:42] Importance of allies in the LGBTQ+ community

    [13:24] The Airbnb polemic and how Fabstayz ensures the quality of their listings

    [14:33] Upcoming projects

    [16:20] Lesson learned and advices to entrepreneurs

    [17:40] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: A chat with Martinique Lewis and the ABC Travel Greenbook. Let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Fabstayz: https://fabstayz.com/

    Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com

    MisterBnb: https://www.misterbandb.com/

    Martinique Lewis: https://www.martysandiego.com/

    • 18 min
    Inclusivity in Travel: How to amplify the Voices of Black Travellers (with Ella Paradis)

    Inclusivity in Travel: How to amplify the Voices of Black Travellers (with Ella Paradis)

    Topics: Inclusivity in Travel, Ella Paradis, Travel Magazine , The Black Explorer, Black Travel, Tourism

    For the next 4 weeks we are going to explore a new topic which is kind of important if like me, you hope for a better, more diverse tourism industry. I am talking about the concept of Inclusivity in travel. We are going to talk to four entrepreneurs who have been working tirelessly to make our industry more welcoming to all kinds of people regardless of their races , genders, abilities or sexual orientations. Our first guest is the woman behind a new publication designed to showcase the voices of underrepresented Black Travellers. Her name is Ella Paradis and she is the founder of the Black Explorer Magazine.

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [00:48] Ella’s background and why how The Black Explorer magazine was born

    [04:30] The essence of the Black Explorer

    [07:08] Challenges faced while creating a print magazine during a pandemic

    [09:17] Sneak peek: What to expect from the upcoming editions of the magazine

    [13:37] Trends: the future of solo female travel

    [15:00] Upcoming projects

    [16:47] Ella’s advice to new entrepreneurs

    [17:23] That’s it for today! Coming up next week: A chat with Robert Geller of Fabstayz. Let’s keep in touch! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur



    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    The Black Explorer magazine : www.theblackexplorer.com

    Fabstayz: https://fabstayz.com/

    • 17 min
    Virtual Events: Coronavirus Fad or Here To Stay? - with Venicia Guinot

    Virtual Events: Coronavirus Fad or Here To Stay? - with Venicia Guinot

    Topics: Virtual Events, Business tourism, Tropics Business Summit, Covid19, Venicia Guinot

    According to Ruben Castano of virtual events solution platform 6Connex, the virtual event industry has increased by 1000%  over the last few months. The covid19 pandemic badly impacted large and even small scale events worldwide so logically, organizers had to look for suitable alternatives. Although going virtual was one of the best options at the time, now borders are reopening and restrictions are slowly loosening up, and it is difficult to predict if the trend is here to stay. Today we are going to talk about virtual events and business tourism in South Africa with Venicia Guinot, the founder of the Tropics Summit (TBS) , one of the most prominent business meetings on the African Continent.

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [00:56] Venicia’s background and how the Tropics Business Summit was created

    [03:54] The State of Business Tourism in South Africa

    [05:02] Challenges of hosting virtual events

    [07:52] Are Virtual Events here to stay?

    [09:57] What to expect from the first virtual TBS

    [07:57] Albert’s Advice to fellow tourism entrepreneurs.

    [11:20] Upcoming projects and new ventures

    [15:55] That’s it for today! For the next 4 weeks, we will focus on the concept of Inclusivity in tourism. Let’s keep in touch: connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    6connex: https://www.6connex.com/

    Tropics Summit website: https://tropicsbusinesssummit.com/

    • 18 min

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Finally a podcast for our niche

It’s encouraging to see people waking up to the importance of tourism in our economy and daily lives. Keep it up!

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