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Powering Travel is a new audio platform brought to you by Expedia Group. You can expect to hear travel industry experts speaking about topics ranging from travel trends and research data to tools and solutions that will change the way you approach your business. Each episode shares actionable tips to help industry leaders stay current and ultimately benefit the entire travel ecosystem—from CEOs to everyday travelers. Powering Travel is produced by Expedia Group in association with Quill. Lea ...
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Travel Insider

Expedia Cruises of OVC

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Unique and engaging information about cruise lines, resorts and travel related companies. We educate and inform our listeners about travel to assist them in trying new experiences and getting more out of their dream vacation.
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The premier news on the vacation rental industry. We talk not only OTAs such as Air BNB, Expedia or Booking.com we discuss strategies, market trends and legislation that concern the short term rental market.
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The Heads In Beds Show is your vacation rental & accommodations marketing podcast co-hosted by Conrad O'Connell and Paul Manzey. Learn how to double your direct bookings with search, social & email marketing strategies and tactics.
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Even when we’re not going anywhere, we’re planning our next adventure. As a global leader in travel, Expedia has created this entertaining podcast offering travel information and ideas so you can learn and get inspired. Before you embark on your next trip, join host Nisreene Atassi to swap tips with travel experts and industry insiders, as well as people just like you who have great travel stories to share. Subscribe today, and learn to navigate the online travel booking space and Out Travel ...
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Airlines Confidential Podcast

Ben Baldanza & Scott McCartney

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Hosted by Ben Baldanza, former CEO Spirit Airlines & Scott McCartney, former Wall Street Journal Aviation Editor/Columnist "The Middle Seat". Top stories, discussion, listener questions, and passenger complaints are all addressed head-on in each episode.
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A Life in Travel

Yeoh Siew Hoon

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This podcast series celebrates travel as a way of life with stories of cool people doing cool stuff in a cool industry; folks who’ve built lives in travel and those whose lives have been changed by travel.
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My name is Ian Christianson, I am a seventeen year old aspiring entrepreneur interviewing successful people much wiser than me. I create episodes with people that have built the businesses, experienced the struggles, and achieved their highest goals. Through this podcast, I hope to inspire other young entrepreneurs like me to chase their dreams and ideas, and to join me on this journey.
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Spencer Rascoff is a New York Times bestselling author who co-founded four tech companies, invested in over 50, and was CEO of Zillow for a decade. His first start-up, Hotwire, sold to Expedia for $685 million, and his second start-up, Zillow, is now a real estate colossus, worth around $10 billion dollars. Now, he’s cofounded dot.LA, a media company covering the cutting-edge LA tech scene. Hear Spencer speak with CEOs, start-up founders, venture capitalists, and prominent thought leaders ab ...
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Plus Size Traveler Podcast is the first dedicated podcast for curvy travelers. Features travel tips, advice and foodie recommendations for plus size explorers and wanderlusters hosted by plus size travelers Adrienne and Lauren (previously called The Plus Sized Globetrotter Podcast). Adrienne is an avid plus-size traveler, foodie and geek who lives in Los Angeles, CA and can be found online at travelingadrienne.com and on Instagram at @travelingadrienne . Lauren is a plus-size travel enthusia ...
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Best Cabo Tours, LLC is a group of friends who have figured out how to enjoy Cabo at a wholesale cost. It took many beers, miles and fails but we did it! Now we make it our mission to show you how to do the same thing. Our Direct Book Tours are the exact same tours we sell on Expedia, TripAdvisor and other booking channels but without the markup! Check out our reviews, pictures and other information on those platforms and then go to www.4cabofun.com to Book Direct.
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Ready to unlock the true power of your ERG? Dive into ”Intent to Impact: The ERG Podcast,” hosted by Chezie Co-Founder, Dumebi Egbuna. Join candid conversations with DEI practitioners from leading companies as they share their secrets for building impactful employee resource groups (ERGs). Website: www.chezie.co
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The original data podcast. The Hub and Spoken podcast is a series of fascinating discussions with today's top data and business leaders from across the business world. The conversations explore how to add most value to organisations through the use of data and analytics, and how best to organise yourself to achieve that value. It talks about how to define and deliver data strategy, and the best way to return business value.
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Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration

Millionaire Interviews Podcast & Sir Austin Peek

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Entrepreneur Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business with a Master Class from Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders that tell it How It Is... Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Thought Leaders, Solopreneur, Youpreneur, and Small Business Owner. The host interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Connect with other Listeners @ ...
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Travel Is Your Business

MouthMedia Network

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Travel and hospitality industry professionals get weekly insights from leaders across the business with "TIYB" on their playlists. The series features interviews with thought leaders and innovators changing the face and setting the pace of travel, with a focus on fascinating new technologies and groundbreaking new strategies.
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TOPBOTS educates business leaders on high-impact applications of modern machine learning and AI techniques and helps leading organizations adopt and implement emerging technologies. We run the largest publication and community for enterprise AI professionals to learn about the latest machine learning and automation solutions and exchange insights with each other. Through education and community, we inspire you to think creatively about how AI can be used to improve lives, revolutionize indus ...
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In this episode Conrad and Paul talk about HOW they're using AI today right now in the middle of 2024 and how Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 Gemini ChatGPT Custom GPT For Ads AI Overviews: About last week AdCreative…
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This week: David Pekoske, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Delta and other's earnings; Delta announces partnership with Riyadh Air; Cirium seat data released; Rakesh Gangwal joins Southwest Airlines Board of Directors; Listener Q on bad weather flight decisions.By Ben Baldanza & Scott McCartney
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Send me any questions here Scott Hansen, CEO of Renewed Horizons, discusses his work in supporting adults with developmental disabilities. He explains that the causes of developmental disabilities can vary, including genetics and birth factors. Scott emphasizes the importance of helping individuals with disabilities live as independently as possibl…
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Dive into a world where data meets sustainability. In this episode, Jason Foster sits down with Simon Leesley, the COO of Too Good to Go, the revolutionary marketplace on a mission to end food waste. Discover Simon's inspiring journey, the mission and vision of Too Good to Go and how the company works with 165,000 partner stores across 17 markets. …
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In this episode Conrad and Paul talk about the process of building a budget that spans both guest and homeowner marketing for your vacation rental company. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 🔗 Connect With BuildUp Booki…
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Data and cookies have long been used in advertising to understand, target, retarget, track, and report on the purchasing journeys of consumers. Now that third-party cookies are being phased out, travel marketers and advertisers need to rely on first-party data to build strategic campaigns that effectively connect with travelers. In this episode, we…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul break down all of the changes happening to Google now, specifically travel planning topics (and therefore keywords) Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 LilyRay on X 🔗 Connect With BuildUp …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to the Straight Fire Summer Games where we pay tribute to those in the Vacation Rental Royalty. A leaner market means only the fittest will survive. Those who have been treading water the past year may be fated to sink in an untimely manner. Joining in the games is a returning guest and expert of Revenue Management t…
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Send me any questions here Joshua Wold shares his journey from starting as a graphic designer to becoming a product designer and entrepreneur. He emphasizes the importance of following curiosity and constantly learning and evolving in your career. Joshua discusses the process of designing apps and websites, as well as the challenges and rewards of …
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In this episode Conrad and Paul break down things that many vacation rental managers place in their website and marketing that actually HURT and lower conversion rates. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 🔗 Connect With …
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This week: Scott McCartney interviews Ben Baldanza, Fmr CEO, Spirit & current Board Member JetBlue: Ben has been selected to receive National Aeronautic Association 2024 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy; FAA looking at new public charter rules; The Basic Economy misnomer with almost incomprehensible policies; SWA flight low altitude situations cause…
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Powering Travel is changing to best serve you! On this feed, you’ll find exclusive stand-alone content that offers insights into the ever-evolving travel industry. We’ll be breaking down complex topics and providing insights and inspiration to help you grow your business. You’ll be hearing about a range of topics from expert voices across the indus…
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How can data drive change and innovation in a traditional and global sport? Join host Jason Foster for a fascinating conversation with Thomas Musson, the head of data at The R&A, the governing body for golf. They discuss Thomas's career journey from sales to data, the challenges and opportunities he faced along the way, and the skills and qualities…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul turn the tables on the large brands that they often love to take shots at. What are the BEST parts of Airbnb, Vrbo and Vacasa? Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 Vacasa PM landing page 🔗 …
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Mark Lazarchic is the CEO of Serenity Venture Group. He describes himself as a serial entrepreneur with eyes always open. Mark is the owner of multiple successful startup businesses in very competitive markets. Mark has spent the last 10 years being amazed at the level of mediocrity accepted by the public in business. At all levels... This Episode …
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Nestled on the south side of Grand Bahama island, Celebration Key is designed exclusively for Carnival guests. It’s perfect for adults, families with kids… everybody who appreciates fun and natural beauty. Spread across 65 acres and five “portals” Celebration Key offers unforgettable experiences like a mile-long white sand beach, largest freshwater…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul discuss the Guesty purchase of Rentals United along with the conceptual approach of using channel managers as a way to get more bookings. Then they ask a question - is this marketing or something else? Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad'…
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This week: Sammy Patel, VP/Commercial, Vantage Airport Group & CEO Midway Partnership and Simon Gandy, EVP/COO, New Terminal One: Rebuilding JFK: FAA understaffing continues; DOT issues minor fine to foreign carriers over passenger refunds; Increased flights to TLV; GBTA, business travel types, numbers, & average trip cost; Listener input: Differen…
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When you step into a dining room on a Celebrity Cruises' Edge Class ship, it's like stepping into a foodie's paradise. There's everything from fancy restaurants to laid-back cafes, so you can eat however you like, whenever you like! And the food? It's out of this world. Pictures exquisite dishes from all over the globe, using the freshest ingredien…
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Send me any questions here In this podcast episode, Tyler Lafferty discusses the importance of intergenerational communication and the need for older generations to mentor and learn from younger generations. He shares his motivation for writing the book 'Be More Like You' and explains the Ideas Framework, a tool he developed to help young people di…
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Join us on Intent to Impact as Guishard Riven, Senior Manager of Inclusion and Diversity at Expedia Group, discusses the vital role of executive sponsors in supporting Inclusion Business Groups (IBGs) at Expedia Group. Guishard explores how executive sponsors mentor IBG members and leaders, align IBG initiatives with business goals, and strengthen …
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Join Jason Foster in this thought-provoking discussion with Tamara Kneese, the lead of the Algorithmic Methods Lab at Data & Society Research Institute, to delve into the intricate world of algorithmic systems and their far-reaching impacts. In this episode, they tackle the pressing questions surrounding the assessment of algorithms—environmental i…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul break down ALL of the approaches to keyword research that help to define the right topics for any vacation rental business to attract both homeowners and guests. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Mark…
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This week: Michael Landguth, Pres. & CEO, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority; American CEO Robert Isom fires CCO Vasu Raja, actual margins, a brain drain, and more @ AA; Weather issues at DFW; FAA meets with Boeing; A near collision at DCA; Listener Q: If Spirit went bankrupt how would other airlines react?…
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Join me in speaking with Bryan Coates from Princess Cruises. We will dive deep into the revolutionary Princess Medallion technology. Join us as we explore how this innovative wearable device transforms the cruising experience, from seamless embarkation to personalized onboard services. From unlocking your stateroom door to ordering your favorite co…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul review how the "window" for bookings is compressing over time according to data from Expedia. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 101 Expedia Group Report 🔗 Connect With BuildUp Bookings Websi…
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This week: Chris Sloan: In depth on Hawaiian Airlines; Also: The reality of the London-Singapore flight story; Adding clarity to Frontier's pricing/change fee policy; Remembering Norm Mineta; Listener input: Calling out Allegiant on a "rip-off" ticketing fee, Expedia's multiple brands. Bonus interview content from AFA available at https://airlinesc…
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Send me any questions here Tyler Lafferty shares his journey as an entrepreneur and the strategies he used to build successful businesses. He emphasizes the importance of aiming high and building strong relationships with clients. Tyler discusses the challenges and benefits of starting small and setting project minimums. He also highlights the serv…
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Join us on Intent to Impact the ERG Podcast as Courtney Humphrey, Senior Global DEI Specialist at 2U, explores the intricacies of building globally inclusive Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Throughout the episode, Courtney provides valuable insights on developing ERGs that embrace and celebrate diversity across multiple countries, ensuring program…
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Join Jason Foster for an insightful discussion with Richard H Harris MBE, a technology M&A expert and Senior Vice President M&A at Corum Group. In this podcast, Richard shares his experiences and insights on the impact of AI on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). With a background in theoretical physics, experience with data, and a passion for advancin…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul talk about how much (or how little) you actually should be paying attention to your competition... including what techniques you can use to 'spy' into their overall marketing. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing Conrad's Course: Mastering Vacati…
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This week: Simon Newton-Smith, SVP Americas, EL AL Israel Airlines; Cirium seat capacity growth data; Airlines For America sues DOT over fee listings; FAA reauthorization bill signed; Congress misunderstands aircraft capacity & evacuation reality; A change in Boeing assembly line process; Listener comments.…
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Join me in speaking with Brian Palmer and Ian O'Ryan from MSC Cruises. We will step into the MSC Yacht Club, an exclusive private sanctuary only accessible by key card. Discover luxury suites offering a 24/7 butler service, curated menus in a private restaurant and a secluded pool deck. Plus, we'll look at MSC's Private Island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine…
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Send us a Text Message. Out in the open! Straight Fire VR speaks with guests about their outspoken opinions on three very important players in the industry: the three V’s, VRMA, Vacasa, and VRBO. Joining us this week in the crossfire are two outspoken industry experts: the Founder of Seattle Vacation Homes, Andy Morris, and the Co-Founder and Chief…
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Send us a Text Message. Straight Fire VR is keeping an eye on the market that is heating up in time for summer. AirBnB’s stock prices have seen a rocket ride this past year and they have taken a bigger bite of the market share. Will it last and what does their high rise mean for the industry? Also, does Expedia need an exit ramp for VRBO? Our exper…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul talk about the scaling of your vacation rental business past $1m in gross bookings with frameworks from 'Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing' - in the middleweight section. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 🔗 Connect With BuildUp Bookings Webs…
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This week: Greg Schulze, Chief Commercial Officer, Expedia Group; A tribute to Colleen Barrett, "The Mother of Southwest Airlines"; Ted Christie says the game is rigged; Spirit's plan moving forward; A new FAA investigation of Boeing relating to 787 inspections; Multiple listener response to last episode's William J. McGee interview.…
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Send me any questions here Ken Aso, Chief Operating Officer at FDH Aero, shares insights into the aerospace industry and offers advice for those considering a career in business. He discusses the importance of education, the intersection of strategy and operations, and the process of carrying out business strategy. Ken also emphasizes the value of …
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Only Norwegian lets you visit four islands in seven days, which means you're on an island each and every day! Since Norwegian is the only cruise line that homeports in Hawaii, you can vacation on your schedule. In this podcast we explore the various attributes of Norwegian Cruises in Hawaii that make it the only way to see these beautiful Polynesia…
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In this episode of Intent to Impact, we're joined by Jonathan Garcia, Reddit's Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Lead, sharing his journey from grassroots racial justice work to leading DEI efforts in tech. He discusses building inclusive communities, the real-life impact of DEI initiatives, and highlights the crucial role ERGs play in fostering …
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Curious about how Expedia leverages data to fuel its vast network of partnerships in the travel industry? Join us as we dive into the world of global travel partnerships with Raegan Armstrong, Senior Director of Global Airline Partnerships at Expedia Group. In this discussion, Raegan sheds light on the critical role of data in driving strategic dec…
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Send us a Text Message. Vacasa, a onetime Unicorn in the Vacation Rental industry is now a struggling property management company. With prices as of April 9, 2021 of of over $200 a share to now trading under $6.00, where did it all go wrong? Straight Fire VR performs an autopsy to investigate the cause of death. Our Guests former Vacasa Sales Execu…
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In this episode Conrad and Paul talk about the difference between Google Ads and Facebook (Meta: including Facebook and Instagram) Ads and how each one can help and grow your vacation rental business. Enjoy! ⭐️ Links & Show Notes Paul Manzey Conrad O'Connell Conrad's Book: Mastering Vacation Rental Marketing 🔗 Connect With BuildUp Bookings Website …
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Charles J. Bonfiglio is the Franchise Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Tint World. The company is a privately owned franchise chain of independent retail window tinting, mobile electronics, auto accessories and appearance centers. As the lead executive of Tint World, Charles is responsible for all functions related to the development and leader…
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Atlas invites modern travelers to embark on unforgettable journeys with a like-minded community of Atlas Explorers. Explore Cultural Expeditions by Atlas™ and experience the vibrant history, art, architecture, folklore and local communities of Northern Europe, Iceland, South America and the Caribbean. Or, traverse the farthest reaches of our world …
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