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Traveling Tribes

Traveling Tribes

By Premier Travel Media

Traveling Tribes explores the world of affinity group travel through an ongoing series of interviews featuring travel experts. Host Jeff Gayduk, publisher of Leisure Group Travel magazine and author of the book Traveling Tribes, speaks with market insiders offering tips and advice for group travel, address the current status of the market, as well as advice on how to better market your business or destination. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay on top of new episodes and more travel content:
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13: Arden Joy from Her Adventures

Traveling TribesAug 18, 2022

33: Nicole Mahoney from Break The Ice

33: Nicole Mahoney from Break The Ice

Time to break the ice with Nicole Mahoney as we hear about how Nicole managed her two companies through a pandemic, acquired Travel Alliance Partners, their unique marketing tactics, the marketing industry and how influencers might be the revolution of modern marketing.

Nicole Mahoney owns two companies, and Break the Ice is a marketing agency that works exclusively in the travel and tourism space. They have clients all across the country, a few international, but primarily in the Northeast and US based and they specialize in public relations strategy and digital marketing.

Nicole also has her own podcast, Destination On The Left which she's been doing for seven years, "...speaking with people all literally all over the world from all segments of the tourism industry, which is really exciting for me and helps kind of expand my knowledge and my team's knowledge and of course our listeners knowledge of everything that's happening in travel and tourism."

Travel Alliance Partners is a collaborative organization that serves tour operators and travel buyers, where they collectively co-market together and collaborate together, maximizing what they can for all their customers.

Jul 20, 202333:44
32: Keith Snode from Group Experience

32: Keith Snode from Group Experience

Our special guest this week hails from Group Travel Odyssey, but he's here today to talk about Group Experience, a great tool for tour Operators. Listen in to learn how tour operators can consolidate their planning to one place with organization and search tools, pricing options, upcoming expansions within the app, and how they give tour operators and travel agents opportunities for more business and connections in the travel industry.  

At its core, Group Experience promotes seamless communication and collaboration within teams, whether they are small groups or large organizations. It offers a wide range of tools and functionalities to facilitate real-time interactions, enabling users to exchange ideas, share files, and work on projects collectively. 


"It's a different way of looking at how we do group travel, but it's really helping that travel agent or travel advisor get through those steps in a very logical manner so that they can put together a trip, a really solid group package." - Keith Snode

One of the key features is its advanced project management system. Users can create projects, assign tasks to team members, and track progress effortlessly. It also provides a centralized hub for storing and organizing files, ensuring that everyone has access to the latest updates and documents. 

"We have over 14,000 suppliers domestically now that we've got information for their group packages, what they offer for groups so that when you search for a supplier, you're going to see what the options are." - Keith Snode


Overall, the Group Experience empowers teams to maximize their productivity, creativity, and efficiency. By combining seamless communication, project management tools, and a sense of community, it revolutionizes the group experience, enabling tour operators and travel agents to collaborate seamlessly and book fantastic group trips.

Jun 23, 202334:51
31: Nasi Peretz from Hornblower Group

31: Nasi Peretz from Hornblower Group

For this episode, we welcome Nasi Peretz, the Chief Technology Officer for the Hornblower Group. Mr. Peretz lends his expertise in the many businesses overseen by the Hornblower Group, how he and his team introduced new ticketing technology to attractions with Anchor, how Anchor is personalized for many types of attraction businesses, and tips on how to make businesses stand out in the travel industry.

The Hornblower Group is a renowned hospitality and entertainment company that specializes in creating unforgettable experiences on the water. With a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional service and innovative solutions, the Hornblower Group has established itself as a leader in the travel industry.

At the helm of the Hornblower Group's technological advancements is our guest, Nasi Peretz. Nasi Peretz is a highly skilled and visionary technology executive who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. As the CTO, Peretz is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies that enhance the company's operations and guest experiences.

Peretz's leadership has been instrumental in driving the Hornblower Group's digital transformation initiatives. Under his guidance, the company has embraced emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, and immersive digital experiences to improve operational efficiency, optimize resource allocation, and personalize guest interactions.

With Peretz's innovative mindset and strategic vision, the Hornblower Group continues to push the boundaries of technology in the hospitality and entertainment industry. His commitment to leveraging technology to enhance the guest experience has helped the company maintain its position as a market leader and pioneer in the field.

Jun 09, 202327:57
30: Alexander Glos from I2I

30: Alexander Glos from I2I

Our latest guest is Alexander Glos, an accomplished individual working with I2I, a prominent company at the forefront of technological innovation. In this episode, hear about how social media influences travelers from China, how air travel will be affecting the inbound and outbound market, how best to reach Chinese inbound travelers, and the expansion of travel to and from China.

I2I, short for "Ideas to Implementation," is a dynamic organization that specializes in transforming visionary ideas into tangible and impactful solutions.

As a key member of the I2I team, Alexander Glos holds a pivotal role in driving the company's success. With his vast experience and expertise, he contributes significantly to the company's strategic direction and operational efficiency.

Alexander Glos possesses a strong educational background, having pursued advanced degrees in computer science and engineering. His technical acumen and deep understanding of emerging technologies make him a valuable asset to I2I, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data analysis.

One of Alexander's key responsibilities at I2I is to lead and manage the research and development division. Under his guidance, the team pioneers cutting-edge projects and prototypes that push the boundaries of technological advancements. His proficiency in identifying emerging trends and harnessing the potential of disruptive technologies ensures that I2I remains at the forefront of innovation.

In addition to his technical prowess, Alexander Glos is also known for his exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills. He fosters a collaborative and inclusive work environment within I2I, inspiring creativity and motivating his team to deliver their best. His strong communication abilities enable him to effectively liaise with clients, stakeholders, and industry partners, forging strategic alliances and cultivating lasting relationships.

I2I itself is a renowned company known for its transformative solutions across various sectors. With a diverse portfolio of successful projects, the company has gained a reputation for its ability to bridge the gap between visionary ideas and practical implementation. By leveraging advanced technologies, I2I has empowered businesses to optimize their operations, enhance customer experiences, and stay ahead in the digital era.

With Alexander Glos playing a vital role within I2I, the company continues to thrive and make a significant impact in the realm of technological innovation. Through their combined efforts, I2I and Alexander are driving positive change, revolutionizing industries, and shaping the future of technology.

May 18, 202333:42
29: Theresa Nemetz from Great Lakes Shore Excursions, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, Chicago Food Tours, and Travel Deliciously

29: Theresa Nemetz from Great Lakes Shore Excursions, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, Chicago Food Tours, and Travel Deliciously

If you're looking for the group tour leader that can do it all, you've found her. Theresa Nemetz is the Founder & President of Great Lakes Shore Excursions, Milwaukee Food & City Tours, Chicago Food Tours, and Travel Deliciously. Drawing on her expertise in the market, find out from Theresa Nemetz what type of groups are getting back into tours, how she uses mentorship in the companies to increase group tour business, how the company is breaking into cruising on The Great Lakes as well as offering short excursions for six to seven different cruise lines in 12 different ports, and what tools the company uses to service travelers and upkeep communication between employees and customers.

"Whether it's a delicious tour in Milwaukee or in Chicago or Detroit or Minneapolis, wherever we're going to next, you know, it's all about that commonality of making food, the attraction and then finding some really great partners to go around that and build out full itineraries." - Theresa Nemetz

Great Lakes Shore Excursions is a company that provides guided tours and shore excursions for cruise ship passengers visiting ports of call along the Great Lakes. Great Lakes Shore Excursions offers a variety of tours, including city sightseeing tours, cultural and historical tours, outdoor adventure tours, and food and drink tours. The tours are led by knowledgeable local guides who are passionate about sharing the unique culture, history, and natural beauty of the Great Lakes region with visitors. Great Lakes Shore Excursions has received high praise from customers for its informative and enjoyable tours, and is a popular choice among cruise ship passengers looking to explore the Great Lakes.

Milwaukee Food & City Tours is a company that offers guided tours of the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a focus on exploring the local food and drink scene. The tours offered by Milwaukee Food & City Tours range from walking tours of historic neighborhoods to bus tours of breweries and distilleries, and include stops at local restaurants, markets, and other food-related destinations. Along the way, participants learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Milwaukee while sampling a variety of delicious foods and beverages. Milwaukee Food & City Tours has received numerous awards and accolades for its tours, and is widely regarded as one of the best food tour companies in the Midwest.

Chicago Food Tours is a company that offers guided food tours of the city of Chicago, Illinois. The company's tours are designed to showcase the diverse food culture of the city, from traditional Chicago-style hot dogs and deep-dish pizza to more contemporary and international cuisine. Chicago Food Tours offers a variety of tours, including walking tours of neighborhoods like Chinatown and Wicker Park, as well as bus tours that explore the city's iconic landmarks and food scene. Along the way, participants learn about the history and culture of Chicago, and sample a variety of delicious foods and beverages. Chicago Food Tours has received numerous awards and accolades, and is considered one of the top food tour companies in the city.

Travel Deliciously offers customized travel planning and booking services. Travel Deliciously's services are designed to help travelers plan and book unique and personalized travel experiences, whether it be for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo adventure. The company works with a network of trusted travel partners to provide clients with access to exclusive perks and experiences. In addition to travel planning, Travel Deliciously also offers a blog with travel tips, inspiration, and destination guides.

Apr 20, 202333:15
28: Kevin Ricks from Concept Attractions

28: Kevin Ricks from Concept Attractions

A magical guest appears this week, Kevin Ricks from Concept Attractions! Jeff Gayduk talks about his own experience in Wizard Quest, and Kevin explains the ever-changing scene of the attractions, including Wizard Quest, Ripley's Believe it or Not, Ye Old Nerd Shop, Oddlesmack Popcorn, and The Point.

Concept Attractions is a company that specializes in the design and creation of unique and immersive entertainment experiences. With a focus on creating engaging and memorable attractions, Concept Attractions offers a wide range of services to its clients, including concept development, design, fabrication, installation, and ongoing support.

The company's portfolio includes a diverse range of attractions, including interactive exhibits, immersive environments, themed entertainment, and virtual reality experiences. From museums and theme parks to corporate events and retail spaces, Concept Attractions has worked with a variety of clients across different industries to create customized experiences that captivate and entertain audiences.

Concept Attractions prides itself on its ability to combine creativity, technology, and storytelling to create immersive environments that transport visitors to different worlds and eras. Whether it's a high-tech interactive exhibit or a fantastically themed attraction, the company's team of designers, engineers, and project managers work closely with clients to bring their vision to life.

In addition to its design and fabrication services, Concept Attractions also provides ongoing support to ensure that its attractions remain engaging and relevant over time. This includes regular maintenance, updates, and enhancements to keep attractions fresh and exciting for visitors.

Overall, Concept Attractions is a leading provider of innovative and immersive entertainment experiences, with a commitment to delivering exceptional quality and customer service to its clients.

Apr 13, 202335:25
27: Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises

27: Marilyn Conroy from Riviera River Cruises

Riviera River Cruises is a UK-based company that specializes in river cruises throughout Europe. The company was founded in 1984 and has since become one of the leading river cruise operators in the UK. Riviera River Cruises offers a wide range of river cruise itineraries on some of Europe's most beautiful waterways. Jeff Gayduk welcomes their Vice President of Sales & Marketing in North America this week to discuss how Riviera River cruises differentiates itself, popular river cruises, unique types of river cruises, the river cruise marketplace and more!

One of the unique features of Riviera River Cruises is that the company operates its own fleet of ships, which are all custom-built to provide an exceptional river cruising experience. Each ship is elegantly designed and features spacious cabins with ensuite bathrooms, as well as on-board amenities such as restaurants, bars, and lounges.

Riviera River Cruises also prides itself on providing exceptional customer service and offers a variety of excursions and guided tours as part of its cruise itineraries. These excursions give passengers the opportunity to explore the local culture, history, and cuisine of the destinations visited on the cruise.

Apr 05, 202328:50
26: Tami Manton from Group Tix & Tours

26: Tami Manton from Group Tix & Tours

This week, give a warm welcome to Tami Manton from Group Tix & Tours. Before Covid, this company provided group tickets to non-Broadway theater events in Chicago and is now expanding to different locations and tour ticket offerings for groups. In this episode, hear about how Tami got her start in the business, her advice for attracting and retaining clients, the current group travel booking market, and what travelers are looking for on their next trip. 

"As much as I saw theater as a child, I didn't really embrace that love for it until then, and then I just had so much fun putting people in." - Tami Manton

Tami has not only been exploring the Chicago Theater scene, but has recently started traversing, researching, and organizing trips in Detroit, Michigan. Having grown up a few minutes away from the city, Tami admits that she never truly explored it until her colleague, Kris Hoff of Happy Times Tours, encouraged a partnership to expand the tour opportunities in Detroit. 

"People have really embraced the uniqueness of what we are offering." - Tami Manton

Mar 23, 202330:20
25: Fred Dixon from NYC & Company

25: Fred Dixon from NYC & Company

A warm welcome to Fred Dixon, the President and CEO of NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization. With more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry, Dixon has the overall responsibility for developing and implementing New York City’s tourism, meetings, and convention development strategy.

In this episode, Fred Dixon and Jeff Gayduk dive in to the state of travel business in New York City, the recovery rates of business sectors, news about conventions and meetings in NYC, local

attractions, the old classics, exciting new additions, what struggles the tourism bureau faced during Covid-19 and the inbound travel market.

"…the New York you know and love is there…the theaters are full with productions and broadways back to its cycle of shows opening, running their life and then closing and new ones coming in, which is incredibly exciting and we're seeing with the museums and the major exhibitions, you know, a calendar that's chock full of events." - Fred Dixon

"Organizations like ours, you know, it is really about keeping the faith and keeping the focus and support of the community. We're so fortunate in New York to have an amazing industry of suppliers and supporters and stakeholders that really kept the faith throughout everything that was going on." - Fred Dixon

Mar 16, 202318:12
24: Meegan Winters from AbleVu Accessibility

24: Meegan Winters from AbleVu Accessibility

Jeff Gayduk and Meegan Winters first met when she spoke in an Illinois CVB conference meeting about accessible travel. Her story was so compelling that Meegan was invited to share her passion for shining a bright spotlight on accessible travel.

In this episode, learn about Meegan's background as a special education teacher, her personal struggles with accessibility, her journey to the creation of AbleVu, and how this technology helps both destinations and travelers assess, plan and expand their accessibility opportunities.

"I have talked to hundreds and hundreds of people with disabilities that have said they feel embarrassed or like a nuisance calling and asking questions all the time, it just becomes tiring calling businesses to ask their accessibility. AbleVu is a way to anonymously ask a question on the platform."

Mar 02, 202336:45
23: Peter van Berkel from IITA

23: Peter van Berkel from IITA

Peter Van Berkel from IITA live is live with Jeff Gayduk from San Diego, California at the IITA Conference.

This is the first time their conference is being held since before Covid, and the way the international community has banded together to bring travel back and better than ever.

"We have lofty goals, but we're looking at this from a perspective of the rising tides lifts all ships and I think that's a message that should carry out to the supplier community as well."

In this episode, hear about how the international inbound travel association is working on expanding advocacy, networking, and helping members expand business, expansions on the inbound travel market, how staffing changes are affecting travel, and the different international market trends.

"We are in very open organization where we're asking our membership what is the number one issue, what can we do about it, and the cooperative model is working very, very good for us."

Feb 16, 202325:01
22: Mindy Shea from Visit Savannah
Feb 02, 202329:58
21: Clayton Whitehead from Sports Leisure Vacations

21: Clayton Whitehead from Sports Leisure Vacations

Clayton joins our Traveling Tribes podcast this week from Sacramento, California with over 40 years of touring experience and currently working with Sports Leisure Vacations.

This episode features Clayton's career adventures, the challenges planning travel can be in the current market, Sports Leisure Vacations orientations and outlook for travel, and what Clayton is excited about in the travel industry.

At Sports Leisure Vacations, the tours are more than just sports games, with high end senior leisure tours and action with education components added in. Clayton himself doesn't just book rooms, he is the tour escort, he goes to the destination, and all of their leaders operate this way to improve their next trip with groups.

Explore your city or your world with Sports Leisure Vacations. Making travel dreams come true for over 30 years!

Jan 26, 202335:14
20: Jen Halboth from Riverside Luxury Cruises

20: Jen Halboth from Riverside Luxury Cruises

Jen Halboth joins former colleague Jeff Gayduk to discuss her new role as Chief Executive Officer of Riverside Luxury Cruises, with personalized service, serene spaces with impeccable design and sumptuous cuisine. Their fleet of all-suite river ships let travelers experience the culture and enchanting landscapes of Europe while delighting in the amenities and comforts provided in luxury hotels the world over. 

Listen to this episode to hear about Jen's professional journey, the growth of the luxury travel market, exciting ship developments within Riverside Luxury Cruises, redefining Riverside's brand outreach both to customers and travel advisors, Jen's adventures within the company, and her plans for reaching customers through technology.

"This is kind of an opportunity for me to use all my brains and to help craft the brand's story, help introduce to American travelers and travel advisors…you don't get those chances often in life and I'm very grateful to take the leap…" - Jen Halboth

Riverside Luxury Cruises is about to become your new favorite way to travel. The Riverside Mozart sets the standard for beauty and design on the river and now she is joined by two ships that set the bar in luxury river cruising.

Jan 19, 202324:46
19: Michael Lundquist from Mayflower Cruises & Tours

19: Michael Lundquist from Mayflower Cruises & Tours

A new year with a new Traveling Tribes podcast guest, we welcome Michael Lundquist from Mayflower Cruises & Tours. With more than a decade of group travel industry experience, hear how Michael has kept up with the need for education around group travel. Groups make up 90% of the business at Mayflower, and Michael spends much of his time promoting the benefits of group travel with Mayflower.

Michael's own cruise excursions on an Emerald Cruise to learn about the amenities and inclusions on the ship showed him how Mayflower delivers a river cruise concept on the ocean, and that's how the River Cruise Azura was built for up to 100 passengers with 73 crew members, personal cabin attendants and a free spa. With less people, more crew, and a luxury setting, the ship is the next step in the marketplace, creating a river cruise experience that rivals the cruise ship crush.

With Mayflower's flexible services, you can learn how to inspire a group into traveling together.

Although times are tough, Mayflower was able to weather it because the connectivity of their network. The tours are designed for travelers looking for the fullest travel experience at a great value. Offering over 100 itineraries annually, travelers can choose from tours on six continents, utilizing many different travel styles, including river cruising, special event departures, national parks adventures, seasonal excursions, domestic and international guided holidays. Look forward to new trip announcements, diverse trip packages for any sized group, and expertise from a group travel expert in this episode of Traveling Tribes.

Mayflower Cruises & Tours, LLC, is a division of the Scenic Group, located in Lisle, IL. Celebrating 40 years of business in 2019, Mayflower’s mission is to create Life Enriching Experiences and give travelers the trip of a life-time at each and every destination. Since 1979, the team at Mayflower has been providing individual and group guided cruise and tour arrangements within the United States and around the World.

Jan 12, 202339:32
18: Diane Petras from The Travel Institute

18: Diane Petras from The Travel Institute

If you haven't heard of them, The Travel Institute is a non-profit, independent organization that collaborates with industry leaders to create and deliver relevant, meaningful and rigorous coursework and travel professional education. In this episode of Traveling Tribes, Jeff Gayduk is joined by their president, Diane Petras, as they discuss the Travel Institutes dedication to educating future travel agents, the current market for travel agents, and how the market continues to evolve for the better. 

The Travel Institute itself has continuously evolved over its 50+ year history to maintain its role as the global leader in travel industry education and certification while staying true to their mission: dedicated solely to advancing professionalism in support of individual and industry success.

Using exclusive proctored, closed-book testing to maintain the integrity of the credentials and the standards they represent, The Travel Institute has certified more than 27,000 Certified Travel Associate (CTA®), Certified Travel Counselor (CTC®), and Certified Travel Industry Executive (CTIE®) graduates and requires continued education to maintain certifications. Certification program graduates utilize our digital credentials search platform as a validation process  and marketing tool to substantiate their expertise with clients and stakeholders. The Travel Institute also administers the Travel Agent Proficiency, or TAP℠, exam. The TAP exam is used widely by industry organizations to confirm students new to the industry demonstrate a mastery of travel industry basics.

A trusted partner to industry organizations and educational institutions alike, The Travel Institute has also provided continuing education to hundreds of thousands of agents through specialist and business management courses, webinars, and in its online learning Lounge for premium members. The industry benchmark for educational excellence, The Travel Institute is credited by many successful agents and high-profile industry leaders for their success.

Dec 21, 202229:02
17: Louis Bookoff from Busie

17: Louis Bookoff from Busie

This week, explore a new technology setup for any kind of bus charter company to use for sales, quoting, and making payments easier with the Co-founder and CEO of Busie. Dive into new innovations for travel companies, as Busie strives to support operators in any way possible making transitions, building more sustainable processes and using technology to become smarter and better businesses in the future. Learn how the bus charter business fares amid inflation and post-pandemic. Busie is not only a domestic but an international business opportunity, as bus companies around the world can struggle with adopting an automated process through technology. Busie is dedicated to building smart solutions for operators and organizers to facilitate the online booking and management of trips, events and other services. 

Want to save over 50% of time spent quoting charter trips and reach more customers directly through a website? 

Learn more at or by reaching out at

Dec 01, 202233:12
16: Stacy Barry from Sharin’ The South Tours

16: Stacy Barry from Sharin’ The South Tours

Explore your one stop shop in group travel to the South with Chief Marketing Officer Stacy Barry. Sharin’ The South is a family-run business that plans full itineraries to handle motor coach, accommodations, and all meals, tours and attractions. Visit their website to learn more or email Stacy at

In this episode, Jeff and Stacy talk about the expansive opportunities groups have with Sharin’ The South, the complications they have overcome after Covid decreased travel demand, how they work around student groups, Stacy’s marketing techniques, how she handles her own travel plans with kids, and her personal favorite places to visit in Nashville.

Nov 10, 202234:37
15: Alexa Berube from Reposite

15: Alexa Berube from Reposite

Join us this week to hear from Alexa Berube, Co-founder of Reposite.

The two co-owners Alexa and Heather started in technology and sales, and came up with the idea to launch a vintage car tour company in New York with Nowaday. They did launch this business right before the pandemic, but they were able to break into the group travel industry.

There are a lot of great things about the group travel industry, but it is hard to connect to people within the industry. It seems that the best way in is to manually join associations or go to trade shows. In order to streamline this process, they pivoted their business to a two sided marketplace aimed at solving the pains of group travel between planners and suppliers.

For group planners, Reposite expands the amount of people that planners can plan trips for. It is a workspace and workflow tool, with tracking, uploading clients and documents, marketplaces, price comparisons, invoices, commission tracking, and networking. For suppliers, they can manage their information, get access to all the different planners on Reposite, and provide lead gens and prospects in one place.

Sep 22, 202231:10
14: Luke Ennis from WeTravel

14: Luke Ennis from WeTravel

Luke Ennis is the head of US and International Sales at WeTravel, and provides a detailed look into how travelers and destinations alike can take advantage of WeTravel to set up an easy system of payment for trips. Founded in 2016, WeTravel provides a complete booking and payment solution for multi-day and group travel companies of all sizes. They give clients an easy booking experience while also helping manage financials, payments to partners or bank, registration information, and client communication all in one place. Headquartered in San Francisco, with their second hub in Amsterdam, their team is driven to continuously improve their technology; ensuring that clients always have the best possible solutions at their fingertips. WeTravel is proud to work with thousands of multi-day travel companies on five continents, helping them convert their bookings faster and grow their business. With hundreds of millions in payments processed throughout our platform every year, let WeTravel be the right payment solution for your multi-day travel company.

Sep 02, 202229:15
13: Arden Joy from Her Adventures
Aug 18, 202235:25
12: Tom Ranieri from Pacuare Outdoor Center in Costa Rica

12: Tom Ranieri from Pacuare Outdoor Center in Costa Rica

Presenting live from Costa Rica, the founder and owner of Pacuare Outdoor Center Tom Ranieri. Listen to how an outdoor travel expert expanded through a padnemic, develops custom tours for groups from 6th grade to adults, and encourages outdoor adventure and cultural immersion in Costa Rica. Established in 2003, Pacuare Outdoor Center is the #1 adventure company offering rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, and SupSurfing. Paired with ecolodges and Caribbean treehouse, they offer complete adventure vacation packages from two to eight days. Pacuare Outdoor Center is locally owned and operated, with guides who are locals and speak both English and Spanish. They are based out of Turrialba, the adventure capital of Costa Rica and just two hours from San Jose. To book your next adventure in Costa Rica or explore the outdoor center, follow this link to their website.

Aug 04, 202233:10
11: Jim Marini

11: Jim Marini

Railbookers Group is the home of Amtrak Vacations, Railbookers, and Yankee Holidays that travelers can utilize to build their ultimate rail vacation with choices of destinations, hotels, rental cars, dining and activities customized to your liking. Jim Marini is the Director of Sales and an industry expert that knows how to utilize train travel for vacations, and has a long history in the business. A worldwide rail operator, there are options from the United States to Canada, Europe and around the world. With rising gas and airline prices, train travel is the new trend. Jim Marini also talks business recovery for train travel, discussing recent awards, the company's switch-over to virtual and the reaches into the travel industry that are now opening up for rail vacations. 

Jun 09, 202240:38
10: Mitch Bach from TripSchool
May 19, 202259:54
9: Vicki Varela from Utah Office of Tourism
May 05, 202220:55
8: Jonathan Elkoubi
Apr 21, 202256:02
7: Mike Marchev

7: Mike Marchev

Knowledge-based, enthusiastic entertainment… that’s the Marchev style of presenting useful, “how-to” information. Mike Marchev is one of a handful of speakers skilled enough to deliver thought-provoking messages that are quickly internalized, easily remembered, and realistically implemented. He effectively captivates audiences with a quick sense of humor and a non-linear, fast-paced approach to delivering timely “wake-up-calls” to professionals at all levels.

Mike is one of America’s most refreshing and down-to-earth motivational speakers who owes his success to his ability to “connect” with his audiences. He has earned the respect of audiences by simply “telling it like it is” and by avoiding superfluous fluff and meaningless hype. He makes it his policy to candidly speak with people… not to them… or at them.

A sought-after convention speaker, corporate facilitator and personal business coach, Mike has been asked to share his views and feelings with audiences in 18 countries on five continents. He has been called on to re-energize employees in a variety of industries, including: telecommunications, real estate, investment banking, healthcare, import/export, automotive, manufacturers, scientific research labs, and various governmental agencies.

All of Mike’s programs are designed to rekindle your group’s enthusiasm by highlighting untapped opportunities and by challenging individuals to focus on what is relevant, important, and meaningful.

A University of Massachusetts graduate with a Masters Degree in Marketing, Mike has taught business courses at the university level. As a former national sales manager of a large international organization and as a self-employed entrepreneur, he knows how to prepare professionals for the joys attached to victory and agonies associated with defeat.

Mike has contributed numerous articles to a number of business magazines including Inc., Sales & Marketing Excellence, Entrepreneur, and Selling Power.

Contact Info:
Mike Marchev, CTC
Michael Marchev Associates
Phone: 848-702-1009

Mar 31, 202247:50
6: Mary Collins from Blue Fern Travel
Mar 18, 202228:01
5: David Naczycz & Andy Maunder with WeVenture
Feb 25, 202230:30
4: Sally Davis Berry a Travel Industry Trainer
Feb 11, 202244:00
3: Peter Pantuso of American Bus Association

3: Peter Pantuso of American Bus Association

A special feature at the American Bus Association Marketplace in Grapevine Texas. This special interview with President of ABA Peter Pantuso. With a year off from 2021 Marketplace, 2022 was bustling with business. Peter discusses the exciting opportunities developing for bus tour companies, opening the door in 2022 for group travel.

Jan 28, 202231:59
2: Jack Baumann of Guidester

2: Jack Baumann of Guidester

Europe is a huge travel destination, and Guidester can help you plan your next trip there. Jeff Gayduk from Premier Travel Media interviews Jack Baumann, Founder and CEO of Guidester. Jeff and Jack discuss the positives of having a personalized trip, as well as the current travel environment and areas of interest in Europe. Hear personal stories from Jack of his own travels through Europe, and find some inspiration for your next international trip.

Jan 14, 202239:43
1: Bob Cline of U.S. Tours

1: Bob Cline of U.S. Tours

Jeff Gayduk of Premier Travel Media debuts his podcast, Traveling Tribes. Guest starring Bob Cline of U.S. Tours, they discuss the group travel business and how to succeed amid the rebound of the travel industry following an international pandemic.

Dec 17, 202139:36