Whether we’re talking about blockchain, chatbots or AI, at one point all of us have probably felt overwhelmed by the pace of technological change. I decided long ago that my personal approach is to act like a “reed in the wind,” to borrow from a proverb, and flow along with whatever comes my way — adopting the technology I like and just dabbling in the rest.
While not really a technology, per se, one of the platforms I really enjoy is podcasts. A recent survey at TravelAge West showed that a little more than half (54%) of respondents regularly listen to podcasts and about two-thirds (61%) see podcasts as an educational resource and a way to learn something that will help them in their career. So, if you’re not a regular podcast listener, I highly recommend you give them a try.
And I know just where you can start.
If you’re not a regular podcast listener, I highly recommend you give them a try.
At TravelAge West, we produce two podcasts: “Humans of Travel,” hosted by Managing Editor Emma Weissmann, and “Trade Secrets,” which she co-hosts in partnership with Travel Weekly. If you have not given either of these shows a listen, you’re missing out. “Humans of Travel” is interview driven — and you’ll leave with lots of takeaways from the most savvy, interesting people in travel — while “Trade Secrets” brings in travel pros to address the hot topics and business questions all advisors share.
In addition, colleagues at Northstar Travel Group (our parent company) also produce “The Folo,” by Travel Weekly, and “The TravelPulse Podcast,” both of which are excellent, as well. Plus, there are numerous podcasts created by fellow advisors and suppliers that are well worth seeking out.
New episodes of “Trade Secrets” are coming out now, and the next season of “Humans of Travel” debuts March 13. If you haven’t already, subscribe and let us know what you think.