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  • 00:20

    Transformed Traveler presents Airplane Etiquette

    in Lifestyle

    The Expedia 2015 Airplane Etiquette Study just released this month (November) found that 59% of Americans believe “Inattentive Parents” – parents who exhibit little or no control over their children – are the 2nd most aggravating co-passengers.


    The number 1 most aggravating? “Rear Seat Kickers.” And since kids tend to be the biggest culprits, parents are feeling the pressure here, too, when it comes to travelling.Additionally, social shaming has become a reality, according to the survey. A quick glance at #UnrulyKids and you’ll find many of the social media posts originate from airports and airplanes.But with holiday family vacations creating some of the best memories for children and their parents, what can we do to make the travel experience awesome for all involved?

    Live via satellite from Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Travel Expert (and mother of four) Sarah Gavin is available to discuss: How parents can enhance their attentiveness while on the road during the busiest travel season of the year. What her personal survey of children revealed about how parents change on vacation.Additional findings from the 2015 Airplane Etiquette Study

    We heard you did a study about the most annoying people on planes.  Who came in as most annoying and what to do you do this holiday if you’re stuck next to them? Or if you’re one of them?

    That looks like the Disney castle behind you. What’s new at Disney this holiday season? How can families save money this holiday?  Do you have any tips and tricks on when to buy, when to travel. Any other news in advance of  the holiday travel season?Where can our viewers for go for more information?

  • 01:07

    01/21/13 - "The Expedia Isn't Expedient Show"

    in Comedy

    You might have caught the story that's gone viral about a small boutique hotel in Mexico and its travails with the fine folks at megatravel site Expedia.  We certainly did.  Join us tonight as we welcome Cheri and Tony Head, owners of the Luna Blue Hotel,  as they relay the nightmare that has become their dealings with the internet travel behemoth.
    Bringing you the worst in internet travel stories and web talk radio... guaranteed!

  • 01:05

    Better Managing Time, Contacts; Adding Sales; More

    in Business

    David Doctorow, Chief Strategy Officer of Expedia to discuss ways small businesses can save on travel expenses.

    CEO Ethan Anderson says his application can be a game changer for small business leaders who want to better manage their time and contacts.

    Mike Oristian is co-founder of CALLPROMISE talks about why calling back prospects/visitors adds sales, profits

  • 00:31

    China’s Latest Business Bloodbath

    in Business

    The NFL drafts Yahoo for its first-ever live video stream of a football game, but will the opportunity outweigh the risk for Yahoo? Between Priceline, Expedia, Ctrip and Qunar, how tough is China’s online travel industry? Will Fitbit’s IPO be a hit with long-term investors? Is the sports apparel industry in Europe ripe for consolidation? Motley Fool Funds analysts Bill Barker and Bryan Hinmon discuss those stories, National Doughnut Day and a LOT more on one of the longest episodes in our 5-year history.

  • 00:52

    Ask MomRN Show

    in Family

    Today we'll speak with Noga Leviner, Co-Founder and CEO of PicnicHealth, about all the ways PicnicHealth is helping to save time for busy parents.

    Consider this: For those diagnosed with a serious illness, it's not only the treatment itself that is so challenging, but also the huge time sink involved in collecting, organizing, and distributing mountains of medical records from dozens of specialists.

    Enter PicnicHealth... a master library of your personal health history that collects ALL of your medical records (not just a few scans or charts) and transforms them into a unified visual archive that is accurate, easy to understand, and rapidly distributed to every doctor that you use.

    It’s time to start thinking about those summer vacations – where to go, what to pack, who to go with. And many of you are probably considering taking your furry family member along for the trip, too. If you are one of the 30 million Americans who travel with pets each year, we’ve got some great travel and pet safety tips to make your trip as smooth as possible.

    Joining us from a pet friendly resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida to share his travel tips is Dan Schachner, Animal Planet Host and Referee of the popular Puppy Bowl.

    Speaking of travel, have you considered a trip to Mexico? If you're dreaming of a Mexican destination for your summer vacation, you'll want to tune in for tips from Sarah Gavin, Head of Communications at Expedia!

    We'll also be talking about a new campaign to learn CPR with help from the Bee Gees; plus, small business cyber security.

    Join MomRN and her expert guests each week for practical advice for raising a happy, healthy family.

  • 00:32

    David vs Goliath. Small indpendent hotel battles Expedia.

    in Travel

    Small hoteliers Tony and Cheri had a dream to retire in Mexico in the beautiful Playa del Carmen.
    Their boutique B&B Luna Blue Hotel was their dream.
    Recently they wrote a Blog Post regarding their trials and tribulations with their business relationship with Expedia.
    Their blog went viral almost overnight. I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with them today via telephone in Mexico.
    Their story needs to be heard. Potential clients should understand how the "online" booking system works and how Big Business can control inventory, bookings and income for small independent business.
    You can read the full blog here: http://playazone.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/expedia-bad-for-the-traveler-bad-for-the-hotel/
    If you book online this is a NOT TO MISS episode. Call in with your questions, use our chat box. Be informed.

  • 00:13

    Transformed Traveler features Expedia's Sarah Waffle Gavin

    in Lifestyle

    The Transformed Traveler welcomes Expedia to discuss upcoming summer vacations.

    After months of  freezing temperatures, it’s FINALLY time to plan a warm weather getaway. And while Florida beaches and Caribbean cruises usually top the list for many travelers, our next guest has some alternative deals to get you to the water’s edge.

     Joining us live from Seattle with the inside scoop is Expedia Senior Editor and all-around travel expert Sarah Gavin.

    1.     Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend is one of the most popular weekends for travelers to hit the beach. Do you have any destination ideas to help us avoid the beach crowds?

    2.     What are some of the best options out there to get the most for your money this summer?  

    3.     Being smart and aware of your surroundings when traveling abroad is key. Do you have any tips for travelers to remain safe and sound?

    4.     Are there certain parts of Mexico that are better travel destinations for families versus couples looking for a quick getaway?


    Biography - Sarah Gavin

    As Head of Communications for Expedia, Sarah Waffle Gavin holds responsibility for corporate and consumer media relations, influential programs across press, bloggers, and social media for the Expedia brand. Foodie, tech geek, traveler and mom of four, when she's not strolling through the shops of Manhattan or sitting poolside in Mexico, she hangs her hat in the burbs of Seattle, Washington at the intersection of travel, technology, and motherhood.



    This show is presented by Rowman Littlefield's latest book- Life Lessons from Family Vacation. Purchase at www.amazon.com today.

  • 00:31

    Tips for Traveling to a Major Sporting Event

    in Travel

    In today's show we'll be sharing our tips for traveling to a major sporting event.  We share our tips for where to stay, when to book, where to buy tickets, when to arrive, where to eat, how to stay out of jail, and even when to use the restroom. We will also discuss our favorite smartphone apps for travel AND we will be joined by Jess Skelton, Social Media and Content Manager for Tripit - our favorite app for organizing our itineraries. 

  • 00:46

    Optimizing Online Forms For Conversion

    in Marketing

    Some people hate forms. In fact, nearly everybody hates forms. Fill this in, give me your details, do not pass go until you’ve told me you mother’s maiden name. How rude! When you are pumping time and resources into designing your site, you should pay extra attention to the form – it’s a hot spot for turning visitors into leads for your business.

    Be sure to read how less form fields can increase conversions on the Marketing Technology Blog. As well, our friends at Formstack published a form conversion report worth reading.

    And don’t take my word for it; Expedia gained $12 million in profit by removing just one redundant field from a form.
    Also – You may have heard about a decision by the FCC about Net Neutrality, well, we have a couple of opinions here, as you might have guessed. Getting better leads – as long as we can – Today on the EDGE!

  • 00:15

    Cara Clemons of cyclemonstrips

    in Travel

    Cara Clemons 52 years of age, is a World traveler and has been Married 20 years. Cara Clemons has a Degree in Computer Science. She also worked in the medical field for 34 years. Cara Clemons has always had her own business along with a 40 hour week job. Cara Clemons has been with Paycation less than a year and is excited about her career move. After joining and becoming a Certified Travel Agent, Cara Clemons left her job and now does Paycation full time




  • 00:37

    Expedia CruiseShipCenters Meets with Franchise Interviews

    in Business

    We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Matthew Eichhorst, President of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, and Mary Beth Casey, franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Ft. Lauderdale.
    Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world, has partnered with Expedia CruiseShipCenters to provide travelers a one stop shop for cruises and vacations.  Expedia CruiseShipCenters was founded in 1987 and offers the best value in the industry with nearly 4,000 Cruise Consultants in more than 150 franchise locations throughout North America. 
    In part 2, franchise expert Gary Ochiogrosso discusses the "Three Legged Stool" of franchising on our Great Quotes in Franchising Podcast.

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