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In this re-launch of the show The Travel Guy Jon will discuss the benefits of having a travel agent and how it can be a benefit to and make your vacation run smoothly.
Leave winter behind and join Travel Brigade on a ship cruising through the Western Caribbean. We’ll sail to Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica, swim with sea life at Stingray City in Grand Cayman, hit the beaches of Cozumel and visit the Mayan site of Tulum on the Mexican coast. We’ll talk about relaxing, rum drinks and great seafood in a tropical paradise. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
RIU Hotels & Resorts is a Spanish hotel chain founded by the Riu family as a small holiday firm in 1953, the first hotel being Riu San Francisco in Mallorca.They have expanded into the Caribbean and Mexico. They have become a popular resorts for tourists going to the Caribbean and Mexico looking for a luxury vacation.
As we approach the holiday season we have a great opportunity for you to surprise a love one with the gift of travel. We'll have a great guest speaker from Karisma Resorts/Lomas Tours get us really excited about the deals, resorts, and fun activities at our closest destinations to the South of Texas. Rue Ann Adamson has worked in the business with Funjet Vacations/Mark Travel and now Karisma/Lomas.
And yes Mexico has made a comeback, and Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen specifically.
We'll highlight what we already have on tap for 2015 for you to choose from and we'll tell you about the specials and promotions going on right now. The travel industry is pullling out the stops to get you to give the gift of travel now! We do have Black Friday in the travel industry also.
We'll highlight the El Dorado Royale Resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and the Cancun market as a whole. Plus the greatest announcement ever, direct flights Texas to the Cancun area year round, plus other destinations direct from Texas with Funjet Vacations.
Join us as we think about warm destinations in the winter months and beyond!
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On this episode we will discuss All Inclusive vacations. What they are, where they are and how they can change your vacation and make it there dream trip. We wiil discuss some of the best all inclusive resorts and which ones are could for families and singles. Join us for this exciting edition.
Study abroad and global citizenship were front and center at a recent White House Travel Summit. The White House invited the most influential travel journalists and bloggers to join policymakers here in Washington, D.C. to discuss how the U.S can build stronger relationships to the rest of the world with the help of young Americans, especially through study abroad programs. World Footprints was there and today we will bring you some of the highlights from the speakers and panelists who spoke.
The White House Travel Bloggers Summit on study abroad and global citizenship sought to build on President Barack Obama's vision of studying, learning and working together as a way to bring prosperity to the United States and the world. On today's show you'll hear from policy makers and thought-leaders like (in order of appearance): Benjamin Rhodes (Dep., National Security Advisor), Evan Ryan (Assistant Secretary of State), Bernadette Meehan (National Security Council), Patrick Dowd (Millenials Trains Project), Paula Froelich (Yahoo Travel), Johathan Greenblatt (Special Asst. to Pres. Obama), Daniela Kaisth (Inst. of International Education), Penny Pritzker (Secretary of Commerce), Tina Tchen (Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff), Robert Reid (National Geographic), Robin Goldberg (Minerva Project), James Howard (iHeart Radio) and Don Wildman (Travel Channel).
This will be a fantastic show about all things sports travel. We will highlight, college sports, amateur sports outside of college, and pro sports. Sports travel is a huge industry and we'll talk about those bucket list related sports trips. If you have ever wanted to go to a popular sporting event, then this is the show you need to hear.
We'll have a guest speaker from Roadtrips the Ultimate in Sports Travel, a travel partner of Peeks Cruises & Tours, who helps us put together sports related packages to all the major sporting events all over the world. Listen in as Jake Vezeau discusses packages to the up coming 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Super Bowl, Masters, and even Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix, to name a few.
We'll talk about the job opportunities in this growing industry for anyone looking to living their dream through sports without being an athlete.
We'll also have David Teel the CEO of Texas Travel Industry Association who will discuss Travel in Texas. David will discuss the great career opportunities in Travel, and how Travel in Texas is a great option for vacation. You'll be surprised at who some of the members are of TTIA
Tune in as we discuss travel trends, travel news, and travel fun facts and of course sports packages to some of the largest most popular events available. This show is about all things Sports and Travel in Texas..Don't miss it
Everyone knows we are Sandals specialist which is couples only, so this episode will show some love to our single listeners. Guest speaker Shelby Bergeron of SinglesCruise.com will talk about the fun cruises and trips they put together exclusively for single clients. We'll discuss who and what they do, (not a matchmaking service), but they do have successes to talk about, what their trips include, who are they for, and upcoming trips and events. If you are single you don't want to miss this fun, high energy episode.
Also, I'm currently at the Texas Travel Industry Association conference in Galveston Texas, so I'll let you in on some of the great activities and events happening in Galveston and in the world of Travel and Tourism in Texas.
Other discussions will include why you need to be careful posting vacation plans on social media, (wait until you get back), upcoming group trips and events, and our Bucket List Buster Series.
Shellda will have also have her Fun Facts
In Winnipeg, they don’t hibernate in the Canadian winter, they get out and enjoy it. Travel Brigade visits Manitoba’s biggest city where, when the rivers freeze over, people gather to skate and play hockey on them. This is a city where people actually ice skate to work! We’ll learn about local dining and fun hotels, places to keep warm, and Manitoba’s own version of “The Da Vinci Code” in the legislative building. We’ll also go from the outdoor cold indoors to a hot experience at a Turkish-style hamam. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.
This week's episode will delve into the world of holiday travel. What do you do for the holidays, visit family, go on vacation, stay home, visit someplace local?
We will look at holiday options, when is the best time to book your travel, the best places to go for the holidays.
Trends for the week-statistics on what people do for the holidays, where do they go, what are some of the hot destinations for holiday travel
Travel News: What are the airlines doing this year during the holidays, how best to maneuver your travel for the holidays.
20 Holiday travel Tips from Industry Insiders
The advantages and disadvantages of traveling during the holidays
Vacation Packages for the holidays.
Update on the Texas Jazz Jam Cruise in October.
Traveling to Austin for the Holidays by Yolanda
Travel Fun Facts
Today, I just want to say thanks for supporting Travel Time with Karen in 2014. I want to wish everyone a special Holiday Season and Safe Travels. Remember the reason for the season and spend extra time this year appreciating being with friends and family.
Next week we will recap the year and talk about upcoming episodes and promotions. Remember there is still availability to getaway during this holiday season.
Know that we appreciate you all for listening and we look forward to hearing from you in the next season of Travel Time with Karen.
On behalf of Karen, Shellda, Mitchell, and Duane. Happy Holidays!
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