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Well this show will be jam packed with information about group travel. Some people enjoy traveling in groups others don't. Why travel with a group, there are some benefits even if you don't know the people in the group. We'll discuss those benefits. The advantages and disadvantages of traveling in groups.
Group leaders, what are they, who are they, who would make a good group leader. What are the responsibilities of a group leader. There can be huge benefits for declaring yourself the group leader. You've probably been planning group trips anyway, get the perks.
What makes a group? How many people are considered a group? We'll talk about the different numbers based on travel suppliers and partners in the industry.
And of course how to find a group. You are a part of groups throughout your life that can turn into a travel group.
So listen in as we define this fun way to travel with benefits!
Travel Trends, Travel News, The Travelers Club Meetup Group activities, and other fun discussions on this episode of It's Travel Time with Karen
Happy Post Thanksgiving we hope you had a safe and wonderful time with family and friends. I also hope you sat around and discussed what and where you would like to go for vacation in 2015 with your family and friends. Looking for something or someplace you've never gone before? Tired of the same old thing or places, well I've got an island I know you should consider.
Today we have the pleasure of having . Chrislyn Lashington, Corporate Communications Officer, Grenada Tourism Authority on the show. We will give tribute to and learn all about what even people from other islands consider their favorite island. We'll find out why. Its a wonderful little island in the South of the Caribbean, the Spice Island as it's known because of the wonderful spices grown there, like nutmeg. There is even a nutmeg garden De La Grenade. With new air lifts available from Miami now and hopes of other direct flights from Houston soon, this wonderful gem is getting easier to get to, but trust me it's worth the effort.
For my foodies out there we'll discuss dining and the types of foods and drink indigenious to Grenada. For our more adventurous traveler we'll discuss what activities are available for you to do.
We'll discuss how Hawaii is raising the bar with new programs, packages and perks in the luxury market.
Of course end of year travel promotions and upcoming 2015 trips. You don't want to miss this very exciting and fun episode of Travel Time with Karen as we are excited for you to learn about Grenada!
Everyone has a bucket list and Alaska is usually one of those destinations at the top of the list. On this show we will have Jeannie Robertson from Holland America Cruises on the show. Jeannie is not only a business development manager who helps agents sell cruises, she and her husband worked as entertainers on Holland out of Alaska for over 20 years. If anyone knows Alaska, it's Jeannie.
Listen in as she describes with such enthusiasm the call of the wild. You will be drawn into her passion about this magnificent and majestic destination that is part of the United States.
We'll discuss our group opportunity this coming June to visit Alaska. We'll talk about what makes Holland America different.
We'll discuss theme or activity cruises, like comedy and music.
We'll discuss additional fall deals.
Of course we'll discuss travel news, travel trends and Shellda's Fun Facts.
Join us as we explore Alaska on It's Travel Time with Karen
Did you know there are actual studies that show how beneficial a vacation is to your well being? Taking a break from everyday life is as essential to your health as eating right and exercise. If you want that promotion at work, want to be a better parent or partner, taking time out to unplug could be the answer.
Todays show we will talk about how the benefits of vacations, date nights, staycations, and taking time for self.
We are kicking off the 20th annivesary bash for Peeks Cruises & Tours, by giving away a door prize today to the 7th and 10th callers. More prizes being given away at the event on Thursday. Airline tickets included compliments of Funjet Vacations.
We'll discuss some of the promotions our partners are providing for the next week to celebrate our Travel Pfestival at the Hawaiian Falls Aloha Event Center. Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Mayflower Tours, Globus Family of Brands, Silver Link, Sandals and Beaches Resorts, Funjet Vacations Paul Gaugin Small Ship Cruising...
Yolanda will be eating local, Lindsey is living local, and Shellda is providing Pfun Pfacts.
Make sure you listen in and call in 646-716-9154.
This episode we will have John Woolcock of the Jamaican Tourism Board discuss the fun and legendary island of Jamaica. This island, which is one my favorites because of the people, the food, the beaches, and loads of activities and music, remains high on a lot of peoples list to visit.
The Caribbean has a strong tourism economy and remains one the most popular areas of the world to travel year after year. Listen in and find out why Jamaica is so popular with cruise and land based customers.
Yolanda will discuss her search for a great Caribbean restaurant in Austin and her experiences on the hunt. Shellda will have her Jamaican Fun Facts, and Lindsey will talk about upcoming Caribbean events.
Dont forget about Peeks Cruises & Tours 20th celebration and Travel Pfest with our great travel partners, Funjet Vacations, Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Sandals, and Globus Family of Tours and more to come....We'll announce a great surprise if you attend this event.
Have ever dreamed of going to an exotic destination but you weren't sure where to go or what to see, you just know you want to go? Do you travel alone or with others because the destination is really fanscinating but you are a bit nervous? Today's show we will talk to Globus Family of Brands' Rhonda Richardson. She will talk to us about how traveling with Globus takes the mystery out of a destination because of the guides. But they offer different levels of guides, so you can have as much independence as you would like as well with the comfort of guidance from a company that's been there done that.
We'll have special guest Miriam Parker of the Austin Food and Wine Alliance talking about their upcoming event Official Drink of Austin.
The Bourbon and Bacon event is the week as well in Austin.
In Travel News: we'll discuss Disney Cruise lines Star Wars sailings next year. And Tours by Locals top 15 most popular places to hire a local guide.
And of course much much more!
Don't forget to RSVP for the Travel Pfest at Hawaiian Falls Event Center March 5th, from 5-8PM. Giving away tickets to Cancun/Playa/Riviera Maya but you must be present to win. Plus other great door prizes.
Talk to you on the air!
Today I am saying good bye to all my great listeners and fans. We've been on the air now for over a year and it's time for us to move on.
I'm happy to say that Yolanda will continue Eatin and Sippin Locally so look for her to launch her new show. I will be a guest speaker occassionally bringing you eatin and sippin from some exotic destinations I'm about to embark on with Mayflower Tours.
Peeks Cruises & Tours is still available to check off those boxes of your bucket list. And in fact with my association with Mayflower Tours I will be looking for groups who dream about Europe, Asia, Africa, Cuba, not to mention our wonderful State Park system.
It has been a very fun ride and I'd like to thank all of you who have supported us. Remember to live your passions! Because we are..
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
This is wedding show season and alot of you got engaged during the holidays or will perhaps for Valentines day. So we are going to discuss great places to celebrate your love starting with Mexico.
Mexico having been known in the past as a great place for springbreakers is fast in the past. Mexico now has entered the luxury market and is high on the list for the best value and one of the best deals when choosing a destination for a wedding or honeymoon.
And why do people choose a destination wedding in the first place, we'll discuss the differences of weddings at home and a destination wedding. What Mexico has to offer for honeymoons, and the difference for vow renewal. Also we will discuss the legal requirements of getting married in Mexico.
This episode we will introduce two new segments and new voices of Travel Time with Karen. Lindsey will be our local Austin free and family friendly host and Yolanda will talk about all things food travel related in the Central Texas area. Listen in and meet our new segments.
We will discuss Travel News and Travel Trends!
Meet Mark Shea, the Groups Sales Manager with with Unique Vacations/Sandals and Beaches resorts. Mark and his wife visited Sandals so many times on their own he then turned it into a career. Learn how Mark like myself wound up choosing a career in travel, how he was so passionate about where he vacationed he now gets to talk about it all the time.
We will talk about how you too can host a group of friends and family on vacation. Mark will not only talk abou thow he has a career with Sandals but how Sandals is the best at hosting groups of all kinds, golf, weddings, girlfriend getaways, food and wine groups, etc.
Also, we'll talk about one of the hottest trends in travel, food and drink tourism and current travel news. Listen for some really great travel promotions from some our travel partners.
Are you looking for something a bit different this year? You've done the mass vacation experience or you don't like crowds? Well you'll enjoy this show. We have two great guest speakers that represent a little something different for you to consider.
American Queen Steamboat company travels the rivers of Unites States. If you are a history buff and would like to see Antebelum South, or the great Pacific Passage then you will want to tune in for some great information on wonderful itineraries that are not for the masses. Hy Cooper Vice Western Vice President of Sales will wet our appetites to experience the history of the our wonderful nation's rivers.
Next, if you are a person that shys away from the large resorts of the masses, you like smaller more intimate hotels, with great service in exotic destinations do we have a speaker for you. Jessica Charles of St Lucia Crystals Hotel will call in to talk to us about her family run, romantic hideaway in St Lucia. She'll go into detail about the grounds, the romantic cottages and what sets them apart form their larger counterparts.
This will be a packed show with travel news, Fun Facts, and local fun and promotions!
Plus I'll give the details about our first Travel Pfest March 5th. Guess who's coming to Town!
It's Travel Time and There is No Better Time than Now!
Pets have never been more pampered and spoiled in history than now. Boutiques, Doggy Daycare, Pet Clothes, Boutique pet food, and owners leaving millions to their 4 legged loved ones is all the rage. So why not travel with your trusty companion. They deserve a vacation as well. If you are traveling with the one you love then for a lot of us that may mean our loving cat or dog.
This episode is for the pet lovers out there listening. Now all vacations are not for pets, I believe parents of both children and pets should take time to themselves on occassion to really be able to relax and bond with a mate or nature. But the times you want your friends with you there are lots of options and suggestions on making the best of it for you and your pet.
This is valentines month which is the day to show your loved ones you care, that means Vido as well. Listen for travel tips on flying or driving with your pets, pet friendly hotels, database on animal import requirements, and cool websites to help you make the right choice.
We'll also have a guest speaker from the Texas Wine Trail on to tell us about their event coming up that's almost sold out. Lindsey's local pet events, Yolanda's pet friendly restaurants and hotels, and more.
Do you travel with your pet? If so where? Call us at 646-716-9154
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