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WhatTravelAge West and Travel Weekly have joined forces to launch “Trade Secrets,” a co-branded podcast that tackles travel advisors’ questions surrounding their businesses, industry trends, social media, professional development issues and more — all with the help of a veteran travel advisor. The podcast, which will be released twice per month beginning Feb. 22, will be led by co-hosts Emma Weissmann and Jamie Biesiada, senior editors of TravelAge West and Travel Weekly, respectively.
Why It MattersAdvisors are encouraged to tune into Trade Secrets’ first episode, which features insight from travel industry veteran Sally Black, founder of Vacationkids in Kunkletown, Penn. The conversation tackles a travel advisor’s question about COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements, along with how to best approach clients who may be hesitant to travel right now.
During a time when the adage, “We’re all in this together” couldn’t be more apt, this new podcast will provide a unique platform for the travel trade to tap into their collective shared experiences in order to help their fellow advisors succeed. Travel advisors are encouraged to submit their questions in writing or via a voice recording to [email protected]
Trade Secrets will give us a new way to connect and interact with our core audience, travel advisors. I’m particularly excited to give them a place to turn to for advice, especially at such a pivotal time in the travel industry and for the trade.
Fast Facts- New episodes of Trade Secrets will be released every other week, beginning Feb. 22.
- Episode notes will be posted on both TravelAge West’s and Travel Weekly’s websites, and will be available to stream via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
- Want to be featured on the podcast? Co-hosts Weissmann and Biesiada can be reached by emailing [email protected] If the hosts receive a voice recording of a question, they may play it on the podcast.
What They Are Saying“We joined forces with Travel Weekly to create this podcast because we interact with travel advisors on a daily basis, and we realized that they have a lot of great questions,” said Emma Weissmann, Senior Editor at TravelAge West and Trade Secrets co-host. “Our aim is to help them find success in their businesses by tapping into the expertise of a veteran travel advisor.”
“Trade Secrets will give us a new way to connect and interact with our core audience, travel advisors,” added co-host Jamie Biesiada, senior editor at Travel Weekly. “I’m particularly excited to give them a place to turn to for advice, especially at such a pivotal time in the travel industry and for the trade.”
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