Episode 367: Uniting for Success in the Travel Industry, with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
1w ago
This week we’re coming to you directly from the ABA Marketplace in Nashville, where I’m talking to eight amazing travel industry experts about why there’s a sense of energy and forward focus in 2024. They share more about the experiences visitors to their destinations are requesting and dig into the importance of authenticity and making genuine connections between visitors and locals. In this episode, you’ll hear from these travel and tourism industry leaders: Lorey Hall: Leisure Sales Manager, Meet Northern Kentucky Kris Hoff: President & CEO, Happy Times Tours, and Experiences ..read more
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Episode 366: Nurturing Relationships in the Tourism and Travel Sector with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
2w ago
This week, the podcast is coming to you from the ABA Marketplace in Nashville, where nearly 3,000 tour and travel professionals convened to learn and network with their peers. From indigenous experiences in Alberta to the revitalization of destinations like Philadelphia and Branson, this episode is packed with valuable perspectives on collaboration, envisioning the future of travel, and the power of personal connections in the tourism industry. In this episode, you’ll hear from these extraordinary leaders: Vince Accardi: President at Ontario Motor Coach Association and Motor Coach Canada ..read more
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Episode 365: Strategies for Finding and Nurturing Your Community, with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
3w ago
Nicole Mahoney is an entrepreneur, speaker, and podcast host with a passion for business. She’s the Founder of Break the Ice Media, a PR and digital marketing agency specializing in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry, and also serves as the CEO of Travel Alliance Partners. In her weekly podcast, Destination on the Left, launched in 2016, she interviews tourism professionals from all over the globe on creativity and collaboration. On this episode of Destination on the Left, I’m talking about the significance of community in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry. Whether it’s ..read more
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Episode 364: Creative Branding and Positioning for DMOs, with Kylie Kullack
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by Nicole Mahoney
1M ago
Kylie Kullack, the Head of Client Engagement at Struck, is a dynamic leader in the realm of brand transformation. Her extensive experience spans diverse sectors, including destination marketing, outdoor recreation, and biotechnology. Known for her strategic acumen and problem-solving prowess, Kylie consistently empowers her teams to achieve exceptional results. Her impressive portfolio features collaborations with esteemed clients such as the Utah Office of Tourism, Snowbird, Westminster College, and Altabank. Kylie’s expertise extends across traditional and digital marketing communications, w ..read more
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Episode 362: Strategies for Fostering Meaningful Connections in the Workplace, with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
1M ago
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Episode 361: Insights from the National Tour Associations Travel Exchange (Part 2), with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
2M ago
This week, the show is coming from the NTA Travel Exchange in Shreveport, LA, where more than 800 tour & travel professionals convened to do business, learn, and network. There have been several years of uncertainty and change in the travel industry, but from speaking to these experienced leaders, it looks as though there are positive times ahead. In these conversations, we dig into the trends they’re seeing in the tour & travel business, and my guests share how important collaboration is to their destination’s success. In this episode, you’ll hear from these extraordinary leaders: Kr ..read more
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Episode 360: Insights from the National Tour Associations Travel Exchange (Part 1), with Nicole Mahoney
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by Nicole Mahoney
2M ago
For this first episode in a special two-part series from the National Tour Associations Travel Exchange, I visited the National Tour Associations Travel Exchange in Shreveport, Louisiana and spoke with several experts in the travel and tourism industry. My guests shared their insights into the travel industry, looking at the trends, challenges, and whether events like NTA Travel Exchange make you a better tourism professional. The wisdom each of these leaders shared is certain to be invaluable for travel industry professionals, both experienced and brand new. In this episode, you’ll hear from ..read more
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Episode 359: Personalizing Your Marketing with AI, with John Lyotier
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by Nicole Mahoney
2M ago
John Lyotier is CEO and Co-Founder of TravelAI, an UpNext company. TravelAI is an applied AI company operating in the field of travel. Through a network of interconnected brands, the company connects high-intent travelers to the largest travel websites in the world and over 10 million properties. TravelAI’s proprietary big data marketing engine has facilitated more than $1.5B in gross booking value and 6M nights booked since 2016. On this episode of Destination on the Left, I talk with John Lyotier all about what led him from a tech start-up into the travel space. We discuss why businesses nee ..read more
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Episode 358: Exploring the Power of Generative AI in Visual Storytelling, with Dr. Rebecca Swift
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by Nicole Mahoney
3M ago
Dr. Rebecca Swift is the Global Head of Creative Insights at iStock and Getty Images, where she leads the team responsible for analyzing trends and developing research in visual communications. Rebecca joined the company over 20 years ago as one of the founding members of the team that introduced visual research methodology to the industry. Rebecca leads global research projects investigating the future of visual communications and works with a wide variety of brands in industries ranging from non-profit to fashion. She has presented her findings all over the world. Rebecca has been recognized ..read more
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Episode 357: How to Find Out if You’re Really Compatible with Your Travel Companions, with Bree Nidds
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by Nicole Mahoney
3M ago
What if you could test travel compatibility… BEFORE you take a trip? FLIGHT RISK™ is a new party game and the ultimate test of travel compatibility for friends or strangers! Bree Nidds has nearly ten years of experience working in destination organizations and is embarking on a new journey! Bree is the Owner and Creator of FLIGHT RISK GAME LLC, a game publishing company established in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, producing travel-themed game products. On this episode of Destination on the Left, I talk with Bree about why she decided to follow her dream of starting her own business and how she ..read more
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