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The Travel Agents podcast details the experiences of hosts Brian and Will as they travel around the US and the World. Brian and Will are travel agents for a family-owned business with over 100 years of experience. Their aim is to provide practical information on each location such as what to see, where to go, the prices to expect, and some other helpful information you might receive from your local travel agent in a fun and entertaining way.
 
The Marketing Strategies for Travel Agents podcast was created by Jenn Earley out of insight that many travel agents know the industry hands down - but could use some assistance in creating impactful marketing to capture the attention of their target clients. Jenn is a marketing strategist by training, having 15+ years of marketing experience working with brands of various industries. The insight that Jenn brings in the Marketing Strategies for Travel Agents podcast is unique as she is a tra ...
 
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We get this question ALL the time. What's the trick to getting cheap flights? Well, the truth is, there are times you just can't. However, we've been in the industry for a while and have a few tips to help you out. Check out the episode now to learn how you might score cheap flights for your next vacation. Follow us on Instagram Contact us at thetr…
 
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas isn't your average cruise ship. This floating city has amenities and attractions for people of all ages. Take a trip down to Royal Caribbean's very own private island, CoCo Cay. Experience North America's tallest waterslide (as of recording), grab a drink and take in the Caribbean breeze. Hear our thoughts on the…
 
We all thought that traveling would be much easier once Covid calmed down. Well, that was a lie. Why is travel SO crazy right now? Flight cancellations, closures, mixed Covid policies, things are just weird. So how do we travel without headaches? Seriously, tell us... Follow us on Instagram Contact us at thetravelagentsakron@gmail.com Follow the sh…
 
Brian and Will are joined by Dawn Barclay, an accomplished author, and serial traveler. Dawn has recently written the book "Traveling Different" a book jam-packed with travel strategies for parents with children on the autism spectrum. Traveling in peace is something that we often take for granted, but children on the spectrum have a hard time trav…
 
In the Travel Agents Season 1 Finale, Brian and Will discuss 12 travel items that you need for every trip. Some are obvious, some you might never have heard of. What item do you think is a must for every trip? What was your favorite episode of the season? The Travel Agents will be back in August 2022. Support the show…
 
This episode is all about the Holy Land, Israel. Brian and Will detail their experience leading a church group through Isreal. With visits to Tel Aviv, Tiberias, The Dead Sea, The Sea of Gallilee, and Jerusalem. Visit sites like the Temple Mount, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Wailing Wall. Our trip follows the footsteps of Jesus, from his b…
 
In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian talks all about what his life was like while living in China as an American for an entire year. After being offered an opportunity to speak English in the country, Brian and his brother Nick decide to live in the Land of the Red Dragon and get a first-hand experience on what life is like on the other side…
 
On this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will are joined by friend Guarav to discuss the majestic country of India. Brian talks about his experience traveling along the Indian Golden Triangle which includes Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Traveling through the tour company G Adventures, Brian visits the Taj Mahal, drinks Chai, and gets head massage…
 
You've probably heard that you need a lead magnet. And for most businesses, this has been solid advice. But is this something you really need if you're a travel agent? I'll give you MY opinion in this episode. Want to take things even further? Wish you had someone to show you HOW to implement the things I talk about on the podcast (with worksheets,…
 
Brian and Will discuss Brian's trip to the American Southwest with a final stop in Mexico. Today's episode details tips and tricks for many of the popular National Parks in the area such as Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon. Should you hike down to the Colorado River and back in one day? Is the famous Narrows hike worth the stop? What's it li…
 
Do you know what it means to qualify your clients? It sounds a little scary, I know (at least to me) but is actually VERY simple (you might even be doing it already!!) and SO important. In this episode I'll talk about what it means, why it's one of the most important things you can do, and then will offer some suggestions for how to do it. Want to …
 
As travel agents, we are often asked about the prospect of cruising. For many, the idea of being on a floating city isn't very appealing. However, that's where River Cruising comes into play. Unlike Ocean Cruising, travelers on a river cruise get the luxury feel of a cruise experience while getting an opportunity to experience the local culture. Th…
 
If you had asked me a few months ago if I had ADHD, I would have said a very confident no. It wasn't just that I hadn't considered it, but that I knew what it was, have family members with it, and was positive that I didn't have any of the classic symptoms. Turns out I was wrong. So in this episode I'll talk about why I was so sure I didn't have AD…
 
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, Jamaica has much more to offer than most Caribbean islands. When thinking of an all-inclusive vacation, many think of only relaxing on the beach. While Jamaica has some of the best resorts in the world with resorts such as Sandals Negril & Couples Swept Away, there is so much more to Ja…
 
There are a lot of reasons that you might find it hard to "market" yourself and your business. One that I've just realized is that it feels like the goal of marketing is to convince someone to work with me, wether they want to or not, and wether it's the right choice for them or not. In this episode I talk about that, and share a different way of t…
 
The city down by the bayou is a city of Southern culture. Well known for its Cajun cuisine, beignets, the famous Bourbon street, Jazz, and of course Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a staple that every American should see. In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss all that the great Southern city has to offer. Whether it be parades, a …
 
Are you convinced that being a travel agent means long hours, and tons of work you hate? If I do nothing else, I hope this episode convinces you that that's not the case. If you're ready to transform your business , and turn it into something you LOVE, that supports the life of your dreams (instead of sucking the life out of it) I'd love for you to…
 
In today's episode, Will details how he planned a trip to Puerto Rico during hurricane season. Having never planned a trip before, Will explains what it is like to escape an island when a hurricane forms out of the blue. Having landed in Puerto Rico with no signs of a hurricane coming, Hurricane Maria forms within 30 hours of being on the island. S…
 
Listen, there isn't really anything you could have done to COMPLETELY protect your business from the effects of the Covid pandemic, or to avoid all downsides of future crises, BUT doing this one thing can definitely make weathering future storms a lot easier... Want to take things even further? Sign up for INSIDERS and get access to additional trai…
 
One of the most popular destinations in all of Europe, the Republic of Ireland is known for its incredible greenery and gorgeous landscapes. In today's episode, Brian and Will discuss their experiences in Ireland and what they recommend for first-time visitors as well those who have been to the country before. The Travel Agents discuss the capital …
 
In this episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss Will's time in Northern Ireland. One of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland is a country with a rich history and incredible scenery. Oftentimes overlooked for its bigger brother Republic of Ireland, the country of Northern Ireland deserves your time. Wheth…
 
I know it's just started, but 2022 already feels HARD! If you feel that way, too, I have some suggestions to help you get through this month, and come out the other side feeling a little more hopefully, and ready for all the GOOD that 2022 is sure to bring... Want to get on the waitlist for Insiders? Learn more here: https://www.travelgeniuses.com/…
 
In this episode, Brian discusses his time in Pisa, Italy. Often seen as a day trip from Florence, many visitors only visit Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower. However, many Italians consider the area of Pisa to be one of the best locations in the country. Why is that? Brian breaks down what he did to make his time in Pisa a little more exciting, …
 
This is my favorite week of the year - Christmas is over (including all the shopping, and wrapping, and baking, and parties) but things are still slow. Many people are still off work, and just not back into real life yet. It's the perfect time to think about and get excited for the new year. But first... I have 3 questions you should answer before …
 
The Travel Agents podcast is hosted by travel agents Brian and Will. The aim of the podcast is to help others learn about different locations around the world, festivals, and cultures. Using their experience as professionals, The Travel Agents discuss tips to make a trip better using first-hand experience, experiences of their clients, and tips to …
 
Today's episode is all about Cleveland, Ohio. Located in the backyard of The Travel Agents, Cleveland has long been thought of as the "Mistake by the Lake" but has the Forest City shaken that reputation? We think so! Known for their sports teams like the Cleveland Browns, Cavalier, and the now Guardians, Cleveland also boasts a great art scene. Cat…
 
This time of year can be really stressful for a lot of people. There just seems to be so much we have to do, and not anywhere near enough time to do it all. Except... how much of that stuff do you really HAVE to do? Could you adjust your expectations (personal and business) and get rid of some stuff on your list? That's what we're discussing in thi…
 
Last year, Brian had a chance to visit Ethiopia while traveling around Africa for the first time. Known for the country's incredible landscape, culture, and people. Join us as we sit down and with our friend Iskinder, an Ethiopian who came to the US for his doctorate in Engineering. Prior to recording this episode, Ethiopia was at peace. However, E…
 
I've been noticing a shift in my use of social media, and I think a big change in the way people use social media is heading our way. I want you to be ahead of it! So I'm letting you in on my predictions. I'm also preparing for 2022, and would love to know how I can best help you. I've set up a quick survey at www.travelgeniuses.com/survey to make …
 
Today's episode is all about the land of Fire and Ice, Iceland. The Travel Agents discuss their trip to the beautiful island and discuss their favorite sites along with friend Ben Alger. Jam-packed with breathtaking sites such as Jokulsarlon, Vik, and Gullfoss; Iceland is a country for Nature Lovers. The fun doesn't stop there, Brian and Will talk …
 
In the first Travel Short episode, The Travel Agents discuss Brian's most embarrassing travel story. While in Rome, Brian had an unfortunate run-in with two young ladies. What stunt did he fall for? Tune in and find out what important lesson Brian learned so that you don't repeat it yourself. Follow us on Instagram Follow the show and never miss an…
 
In the third episode of The Travel Agents, Brian and Will discuss their time in Sedona, Arizona. Located within 2 hours of the Grand Canyon, Sedona is known for its incredible red rock formations and impeccable stargazing. With special guest and friend Mike Kurtz, the Agents detail why over 3 million people visit this Hiker's Paradise. Stay tuned f…
 
I'm just going to come out and say it - I think a lot of these "websites for travel agents" not only don't HELP you grow your travel business, but do a lot to HARM your business. In this episode, I'm sharing why I think that, and offering some (fairly) simple things you can do to change that.Christy Camren tarafından oluşturuldu
 
In the second episode of The Travel Agents Podcast, Brian and Will are joined by guest and friend, Tyler Kenepp. The Travel Agents detail their experience in America's most popular National Park and the increasingly popular Pigeon Forge. Stay tuned for this episode's "Interview with a local" where we speak with Leon Downey, the head of Pigeon Forge…
 
I LOVE books, and I'm kindof famous for recommending the BEST books to help in certain situations. In this episode, I'm sharing some of my favorites - around mindset, money, business, and life. You can find links to all of the books and other resources mentioned in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/episode59.…
 
Welcome to The Travel Agents Podcast! In our first episode, Brian and Will detail their experience in Philadelphia. In the segment "Highs & Low's", Brian and Will speak on everything they liked and disliked while providing helpful tips for any future travelers in the segment "Tips from The Travel Agents". Stay tuned for our "Interview with a Local"…
 
I know there are a lot of new agents joining the industry right now. And for a lot of experienced agents, you're restarting your business after this long... pause. And things might not be growing as quickly as you'd like... In this episode, I'll share why that might just be a good thing! Here are the links to the resources mentioned in this episode…
 
Setting expectations for your clients is ALWAYS a good idea, but especially now, when the travel experience is often much different than we're used to, it can ensure your clients have a wonderful experience, even when things don't go as planned. In this episode, I'll share some things it would be good to set expectations around, and offer some tips…
 
Have you ever quit a job, and realized after you left just how toxic and unhealthy it was? Some of you are feeling that way after having this forced break from your business for a while. It's hard to want to go back to long hours and little pay... But you don't have to! This is YOUR business. You're the boss. And you get to choose if you're a good …
 
I tend to have 2 modes: Way behind on everything and panicked because I have too much to do, and not enough time OR Way ahead on things so I mess around and don't get stuff done until I find myself way behind on everything and panicked because I have too much to do... Which is obviously a terrible cycle to be in. I've been working hard to get a han…
 
I've got some tough love for you in this episode. If you've been playing small, and holding back when you should be talking about what you do, and how you can help people, you need to listen to this episode. You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at travelgeniuses.com/episode54 CLICK HERE to learn more about Travel Genius Website…
 
It's one thing to SAY you think what you do provides real value to your travelers, it's another thing to really believe it at your core. In this episode, I'm hoping to help you really believe it. You’ll find links to everything mentioned in this episode at travelgeniuses.com/episode53Christy Camren tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Covid has made us see so many problems in our industry, and one of the biggest is how vulnerable we are, legally, if we don't have good contracts and terms and conditions in place to protect us. We know we need to protect ourselves, but hiring an attorney feels very overwhelming and out of reach for most of us. In this episode, I am talking to Thom…
 
This is a subject that not many people discuss in the travel industry, but it's VITAL that you deal with it if you want to grow a successful business. Of all the topics I've ever covered... this might be the most important one yet. You can find additional notes and links to all of the resources discussed in this episode at www.travelgeniuses.com/ep…
 
2020 has been hard, especially for those of us in the travel industry. It can be hard to feel excited about your business after a year like that, and even harder to feel motivated to work on it when the coming year is still so uncertain. In this episode I'm sharing what I'm doing to get past that so that I start 2021 rested, and excited about the p…
 
Have you been feeling... not good enough lately? Like maybe you aren't really cut out to be a travel agent, or a business owner? Like everyone else has their stuff together, and you're the only one struggling? Like the next client you get is going to be the one who finds out that you don't have any idea what you're doing? Like you maybe just aren't…
 
Our world is never going to be the same, and that is especially true about the travel industry, and travel agents specifically. The way we think about and run our business has GOT to change if we want to continue helping our clients have amazing vacations. But if you keep doing things in your business the way you've always done them, and the way EV…
 
My prediction is that travel within the US is going to be HOT for the next year, or even 2. And I want you to be prepared for that! In this episode, I offer some tips to position you and your business so that your clients come to you to book these trips, and see you as necessary for the vacation of a lifetime... even when it's close to home. Here a…
 
If you've heard all the hype about selling group travel, but didn't know how to get started, you won't want to miss this episode. Michelle Woodson Howell transformed her business by reaching out to local businesses and working with them to sell group trips with their clients and fans. And in this episode she shares how she did it, and talks about t…
 
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