27 episodes

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 Rise of Travel Apps and the Future of Group Travel with Charlotte Franzellin

    The Rise of Travel Apps and the Future of Group Travel with Charlotte Franzellin

    Topics: Trippers, New travel app, group travel, Charlotte Franzellin, Weekend getaways in Europe

    Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast, I am your host Vanessa Mbenoun and today we are taking a look at a new mobile app which is hoping to change the way travel is booked. Trippers allows you to spend less time on planning and more on experiencing. Its founder, Charlotte Franzellin is our guest so please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit tourismentrepreneur.com

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [0:53] About Charlotte: intro and background

    [2:29] About Trippers: the group planning app

    [3:40] Trippers target market and expansion plans

    [7:10] The path to launch a successful travel app

    [10:00] How the idea of Trippers came about: common issues with group travel

    [12:40] What differentiate Trippers from other travel apps

    [16:30] Trends and future of travel

    [20:10] Lesson learned and words of wisdom

    That’s it for today! In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Trippers: https://trippers.app/about-us/

    • 22 min
    Mergers and Acquisitions in tourism with Wolf Wӧrster of Acceso Europe

    Mergers and Acquisitions in tourism with Wolf Wӧrster of Acceso Europe

    Topics: Acceso Europe, Mergers and Acquisitions in tourism, Buy a tourism business, vacation rentals, CertiStay, Wolf Wӧrster

    Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast, I am your host Vanessa Mbenoun and today we are going to take a closer look at the concept of acquisitions in the tourism industry and see what options are available to you as a tourism entrepreneur if you wish to sell or buy a new business. We chat to the founder of Acceso Europe, a firm which represents owners, companies and entrepreneurs in the selling and acquiring of travel and leisure related businesses. Wolf Wӧrster is our guest so please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit tourismentrepreneur.com

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [1:14] About Wolf: intro and background ( Volta Villas and CertiStay)

    [8:52] About Acceso Europe

    [11:05] Understanding Country licensing and Master Franchising

    [12:54] How to join/register to buy and sell on Acceso Europe

    [15:13] About the African market

    [16:50] Future trends in the tourism industry

    [19:00] Words of wisdom for  tourism entrepreneurs

    [20:10] What’s next for Acceso Europe

    That’s it for today! In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Acceso Europe: https://www.accesoeurope.com/

    CertiStay: https://www.certistay.com/

    Volta Villas: http://www.voltavillas.com/

    • 21 min
    The Future of the MICE industry & the Rise of Hybrid Events with Andy McNeill of American Meetings, Inc.

    The Future of the MICE industry & the Rise of Hybrid Events with Andy McNeill of American Meetings, Inc.

    Topics: MICE, Meetings, events, incentives, conferences, Andy McNeill, AMI global, hybrid events, COVID19, Destination Everywhere podcast

    Today we talk about Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions ( also known as MICE) and the rise of hybrid events. Our guest this morning is the CEO and founder of A.M.I Global, an industry-leading meetings and events agency. He is also the co-host of the Destination Everywhere Podcast which I know you’ll want to check out after listening to this interview. Andy McNeill is on the Tourism Entrepreneur podcast, so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe and visit tourismentrepreneur.com

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [1:14] Andy’s intro and background

    [2:50] About the Destination Everywhere podcast

    [5:05] The State of the MICE industry

    [7:14] Tips and tools to host successful hybrid events

    [9:12] How can destinations carve their own space in the global MICE industry

    [11:10] Trends that will impact the MICE industry in the future

    [14:25] Words of wisdom and encouragements for fellow MICE entrepreneurs

    [15:40] What’s next for the Destination Everywhere podcast

    That’s it for today! Coming up next week: a conversation with Wolf Worster, CEO of Acceso Europe. In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    AMI Global: https://americanmeetings.com/

    Destination Everywhere podcast: https://americanmeetings.com/podcast/

    • 17 min
    Experience Creators and the Rise of Ex-commerce with Lisa Simpson of Easol

    Experience Creators and the Rise of Ex-commerce with Lisa Simpson of Easol

    Topics: Easol, ex-commerce, experience economy, Shopify for experiences, Travel, tourism entrepreneurship, Tour operators

    Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast, I am your host Vanessa Mbenoun and today we are going to take a closer look at tours and experiences and talk about the rise of “ex-commerce”. Today we welcome the co-founder of EASOL, the first e-commerce platform dedicated to travel and experience businesses. Lisa Simpson is our guest so please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and visit tourismentrepreneur.com

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [1:00] Lisa’s intro and background

    [9:50] What is Ex-commerce and how does it differ from E-commerce

    [13:50] When could experience businesses start generating revenues again?

    [20:30] (From Easol report) American travellers concerns regarding COVID19

    [23:12] ( From Easol report) Group travel beyond the pandemic

    [24:10] Growth tips for Ex-commerce businesses

    [29:12] What’s next for EASOL

    That’s it for today! Coming up next week: a conversation with Andy McNeill, CEO of AMI and co-host of Destination Everywhere podcast. In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    EASOL: https://easol.com/

    EASOL report:  https://easol.com/easol-better-days-are-coming.pdf

    • 32 min
    Tourism Talks: Sustainability and the Future of Tourism in Africa with Judy Kepher-Gona of STTA Kenya

    Tourism Talks: Sustainability and the Future of Tourism in Africa with Judy Kepher-Gona of STTA Kenya

    Topics: Sustainability, Responsible travel, Fair Trade in Tourism, Community conservation, Travel, tourism entrepreneurship, future of African travel

    Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast. I am your host, Vanessa Mbenoun and today we will conclude our series on sustainability. People, brands, destinations… It seems like everybody talks about it but what is it really about? To make sure we get the right answers this morning, we welcome one of the leading figures of sustainable tourism in Africa . She has over 20 years’ experience working with the tourism sector with a focus on community based tourism and community conservation. she was awarded the Sustainable Citizen Award by Forbes Woman Africa and she is the founder of the Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda (STTA Kenya). Judy Kepher-Gona is on the tourism entrepreneur podcast so stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe and visit tourismentrepreneur.com

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [1:45] Judy’ s intro and background

    [11:50] Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda ( STTA Kenya)

    [32:10] Definition of sustainability and sustainable tourism

    [44:20] Understanding the concept of community conservation

    [50:10] What should Africa’s priorities be when it comes to making our tourism industry more sustainable?

    [59:40] About the African Tourism Leadership Awards: challenges and next edition

    [1:03:00] Advice for tourism entrepreneurs and responsible travellers

    [1:09:40]  What is next for STTA

    That’s it for today! Coming up next week: a conversation with Lisa Simpson from Easol. In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    STTA Kenya: https://sttakenya.org/

    Kamaroutes: www.kamaroutes.com

    SATSA: https://www.satsa.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Benefits, Challenges and Future of Fair Tourism with Charlotte Louwman-Vogels of Fair Tourism NL

    The Benefits, Challenges and Future of Fair Tourism with Charlotte Louwman-Vogels of Fair Tourism NL

    Topics: Fair Tourism, Sustainability, travel, travel trends, covid19, future of travel

    Welcome to the tourism entrepreneur podcast. I am your host Vanessa Mbenoun and the next 2 episodes will focus on 2 amazing women, who are consistently striving to build a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. This week we are welcoming Charlotte Louwman-Vogels, the CEO of Fair Tourism, a NPO based in Netherlands. Please stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe and share the podcast!

    TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES:

    [1:00] Difference between Fair Tourism and Sustainable Tourism

    [3:00] Charlotte’s background and the creation of the Fair Tourism foundation

    [6:50] Unfair and harmful practices in the travel industry

    [10:00] Community Based Projects the foundation is involved in

    [17:30] Fair Tourism in Africa

    [20:45] How can we make the tourism industry more sustainable and fair

    [24:00] How to join/ collaborate with Fair Tourism NL

    That’s it for today! Coming up next week: Judy Kepher-Gona of STTA Kenya. In the meantime, visit tourismentrepreneur.com to join our community and monthly events! Connect with us on Twitter and Instagram @tourismpreneur

    LINKS MENTIONED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

    Fair Tourism: https://www.fairtourism.nl/en/

    Kamaroutes: https://www.kamaroutes.com/

    Tourism Entrepreneur: https://www.tourismentrepreneur.com/

    • 26 min

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Ida_Makate ,

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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