By WanderLuxe Destinations
WanderLuxe Destinations is a boutique luxury representation company proud to work with some of the world's most incredible luxury hotels, resorts and destination management companies. If you are in the industry or just love travel, you'll want join us as we take you on a journey across the globe.
WanderCast May 04, 2023
About LUXPages "The Who, What & Where of Luxury Travel Sales"
In this episode of WanderCast we chat with Alicia Diez and Dora Karanikas, Co-Founders of LUXPages, a recently launched platform that strategically and efficiently streamlines the travel planning and luxury travel sales process. LUXPages is designed to globally connect travel industry experts for collaboration and growth.
To learn more about LUXPages, visit their website: https://www.theluxpages.com
Follow LUXPages on socials at:
Instagram – @luxpagesllc
Facebook - @theluxpages
and don't forget to follow WanderLuxe Destinations @wanderluxedestinations
Wander-U - The Start Of Our DMC Discussion
In this Wander-U episode we share some insight on the importance of working with a DMC, developing a relationship with DMC's and what information should be shared upon initial contact.
Make sure to follow us as we #wanderluxeit around the globe @wanderluxedestinations and to learn more about our incredible Portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts, DMC's and travel services.
Turkey Updates With AIDA Tailor Made Travelling
In this mini-episode of WanderCast we chat with Maggie Eskicioglu of AIDA Tailor Made Travelling for the latest updates from Turkey!
To learn more about how your clients can experience truly authentic experiences in Turkey, reach out to WanderLuxe Destinations or directly to AIDA Tailor Made Travelling at firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore more at: www.aidatours.net and www.wanderluxedestinations.com
The Real, Dazzling Mexico: Q &A With NUBA Incoming Mexico!
In this episode we chat with Jimena Torroella, Commercial Manager for NUBA Incoming Mexico. Listen as we cover the personalized services offered by NUBA, the vast and diverse scope of traveling through Mexico (for beginners and repeat travelers), the best way to celebrate the Day of The Dead, the most efficient way for travel advisors to get the ball rolling with NUBA and so much more!
To learn more about NUBA Incoming Mexico, visit their website at: incoming.nubamexico.com and follow @mexicoincoming
For further information on WanderLuxe Destinations and our incredible Portfolio of luxury hotels, DMC's and travel services, visit: www.wanderluxedestinations.com and don't forget to follow us on socials @wanderluxedestinations
Wander-U "How To Get The Most Out Of A FAM Trip"
Jamie Jackson, Director of Sales for WanderLuxe Destinations spearheads this episode of Wander-U with some tips on how travel advisors can maximize their time spent on FAM trips.
If you'd like to submit a topic for Wander-U, email our team at email@example.com
To learn more about our Portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts, DMC's and travel services head on over to www.wanderluxedestinations.com
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...And That's A Wrap For 2022!
For our final episode of 2022, Tara D'Agostino, Owner of WanderLuxe Destinations takes a look back on what an incredible year it has been for our team and Collection!
For more information, head on over to our website: www.wanderluxedestinations.com
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Q & A With Castle Hot Springs!
On this episode we connect with the Castle Hot Springs team for a Q & A sure to cover all you have ever wondered about this award-winning luxury resort.
For more information on Castle Hot Springs, head on over to their website: www.castlehotsprings.com
Follow the WanderLuxe Destinations team @wanderluxedestinations and don't forget to visit our website for a peek at our Collection: www.wanderluxedestinations.com
Croatia By Way Of Equilibri Travel
In this episode we travel to Croatia to chat with Stanka Selendic, Founder of Equilibri Travel, a boutique DMC that curates extraordinary experiences throughout Croatia and the Balkans. Far from the run-of-the-mill travel, Stanka shares insight on her team, the travel "musts" and a different way to experience this special part of the world!
For more on Equilibri Travel, head over to their website: www.equilibritravel.com
Follow WanderLuxe Destinations on socials @wanderluxedestinations or head over to our website at: www.wanderluxedestinations.com
WanderLuxe Warrior Update!
Earlier this summer we had a chance to welcome Tara's sister Jessica Gaskell back to the podcast. Jessica is mom to our WanderLuxe Warrior, Joey, who has been fighting cancer since he was 18 months old. On our first WanderLuxe Warrior episode (which you can listen to here) covers the introduction to our childhood cancer awareness initiative and Joey and his family's story.
In this episode we talk about what has happened in the past year, what is on the horizon and the recently launched "The Joey Project" which will help raise money for the Akron Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, where Joey receives treatment. Click here to learn more and donate!
Follow @wanderluxedestinations for more updates on Joey!
Let's Talk Turkey By Way of AIDA Tailor Made Travelling
Tara shares highlights from our very first FAM to Turkey, designed and escorted by the destination management experts at AIDA Tailor Made Travelling. Spoiler alert: Turkey will definitely wind up on your bucket list!
For the best destination specialists in Turkey, head on over to AIDA Tailor Made Travelling website: www.aidatours.net or check out the WanderLuxe Destinations website: www.wanderluxedestinations.com
What's New At WanderLuxe Destinations!
So much has been going on at WanderLuxe Destinations that we had to share an update for our listeners! Tara D'Agostino, Owner & Managing Director shares the latest - new additions to our Collection, team members, our whirlwind month in Europe and what's on the horizon.
Cuurate, Sri Lanka and Maldives Destination Experts
In this very special episode we have our first featured client, Sashan Wirasinghe with Cuurate. We chat about the Cuurate team and their personalized luxury travel planning executed throughout Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Cultural, adventure, wellness, romance, culinary and family travel programs that showcase the very best of both destinations are seamlessly planned in coordination with the travel advisor, while their insider access to off-the-beaten path experiences make for more than just great travel, it makes for memories that are sure to last a lifetime!
To learn more about Cuurate, visit their website: www.cuurate.xyz
To connect with WanderLuxe Destinations: visit our website: www.wanderluxedestinations.com or on socials @wanderluxedestinations
ASTA - Defenders of Travel
In this episode our team chats with Andrea Caufield, Membership Manager for ASTA (American Society of Travel Advisors). We touch on ASTA membership, the benefits of membership including a host of resources that can support travel advisors and agencies, local chapters spanning the US and beyond as well as the incredible and important advocacy work being spearheaded.
You can find more information on ASTA by visiting their website: www.asta.org
Information on the ASTA Global Convention can be found here: www.astaglobalconvention.org
And don't forget to follow us on socials @wanderluxedestinations
For this episode, our team chats about luxury and how luxury can mean different things to different people. We also touch on some of the most common luxury requests and destinations to how the luxury experience carries over once the traveler has returned home. We hope you'll stick around.
For the best in luxury travel, you'll have to head over to our website: www.wanderluxedestinations.com
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An Introduction to Millennials in Travel
On this episode of WanderCast, Jamie Jackson, our Sales Manager for the South introduces our listeners to Millennials in Travel. As a luxury travel advisor and now working on the representation side, Jamie offers insights on this fast-growing networking organization.
If you want to learn more about Millennials in Travel, you can reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can head on over to the Millennials in Travel website: www.millennialsintravel.com
Don't forget to follow us @wanderluxedestinations
WanderLuxe is Growing!!
Big news to kick off Season 2 of WanderCast as we chat with Tara D'Agostino, owner of WanderLuxe Destinations to discuss the latest additions to our Team and our Collection.
How It All Began...
For the final episode of Season 1, Tara takes us back to her childhood, travel inspiration and the path toward creating WanderLuxe Destinations.
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Our WanderLuxe Warrior: #JoeyStrong
In this episode, we have a chance to speak with Jessica Gaskell, who happens to be Tara's sister and Super Mom to the very brave Joey, our WanderLuxe Warrior. Joey was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months and recently relapsed. Jessica sheds a light on the harsh reality of this cancer diagnosis and treatment, the incredible need for research and funding while inspiring optimism in the face of adversity.
One of the goals of our WanderLuxe Warrior initiative is to spread awareness and to educate and hopefully make a change!
Organizations/Hospitals websites you may want to visit and donate.
- American Cancer Society: Gold Together Initiative for Childhood Cancer - www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/gold-together.html
- Team Joey Strong for Relay for Life 2022 - http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jrgaskell
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - https://www.lls.org/
- St. Baldrick’s Foundation - https://www.stbaldricks.org/
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - https://www.stjude.org/
Childhood Cancer Facts: https://www.alexslemonade.org/childhood-cancer/about-childhood-cancer/facts
Signs and Symptoms: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-in-children/finding-childhood-cancers-early.html
The Ultimate Greece FAM
Tara shares what made our June FAM trip to Greece the absolute ultimate FAM, working with the experts at Seez Travel, and connecting with our industry partners and clients, Kensho Psarou and Kensho Ornos both in Mykonos.
Follow us @wanderluxedestinations or pop over to our website www.wanderluxedestinations.com to learn more about our Collection.
Tara in Italy
After spending most of the summer in Italy, Tara D'Agostino, owner of WanderLuxe Destinations shares her insights on what is happening right now in Italy as well as some of her favorite moments.
Our goal is to inspire and inform and if you would like to learn more about WanderLuxe Destination Italian clients (Italy with Class, Monastero Santa Rosa, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, Villa Roma Imperiale and Grand Hotel Minerva) head on over to our website, www.wanderluxedestinations.com
In this episode of WanderCast, Max Hoener, our Director of Sales unfolds the Collection, taking listeners on a journey across the globe. We hope this will spark inspiration for your next travel adventure!
If you want to learn more about why we find our Collection so incredible, head on over to www.wanderluxedestinations.com
Welcome to WanderCast and Happy Anniversary to Us!
Welcome to WanderCast, where we look forward to discussing life in luxury, travel and everything in between. On this premiere episode, we introduce Owner and Managing Director of WanderLuxe Destinations, Tara D'Agostino along with our Director of Sales, Max Hoener. Tune in and help us celebrate our second anniversary!