The Most Popular Tourism Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

This week we’re going to discuss trending tourism podcasts you should listen to and follow. 

In the recent years, podcasts have become increasingly popular, namely because more people own a smartphone nowadays. You name the topic, there are hundreds of thousands of different podcasts. When it comes to Apple podcasts, there are “more than 500,000 active podcasts, including content in more than 100 languages.” Podcasts are being consumed at a staggering rate. 

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Since commutes are getting longer and people’s hunger for new information and knowledge is growing, in-car podcast listening has become one of the best times you can catch up on new trends, topics, and discussions in your field of interest.

That’s why we’ve selected a few of the most popular tourism podcasts for you to tune in on. 

1. Tourism Tweetup by Holly Galbraith 

Excellent resource for tourism managers, destination marketers, and travel and tourism professionals. For more recent episodes, check out her latest podcast, Tourism Upgrade with HollyG.

2. Be a Better Guide by Kelsey Tonner

If you’re a tour guide, this might of interest to you. Tonner shares his experience on various topics on tour guides, tour operators, travel businesses, destination marketing, and more. His podcast is filled with little details and advice on how to make the most of your tour, as well as offer the best experience possible to your travelers. 

3. Travel Business Success by Tourism Tim Warren

In his podcast, you can find out more about the best practices in tourism marketing and travel business in general. What’s interesting about Warren is that he explains how DMOs can use different marketing strategies to promote their destination, how tourism marketing works, as well as social media and digital marketing in the tourism industry. 

4. Healthcare Elsewhere, Medical Tourism Show by John Cote

For those of you interested in medical tourism, this might be your cup of tea. Cote’s guests discuss success stories of medical tourism patients. For example, you can hear doctors, tour operators, travel guides and other tourism professionals, as well as patients, talk about how they sough out to find a quality treatment that’s affordable and still travel a bit. This includes hip and knee surgeries, dental tourism, and even cosmetic procedures and STEM cell treatment abroad. 

5. The GaryVee Audio Experience by Garry Vaynerchuk

Here you can find out more about relevant marketing strategies in the tourism industry, best practices for destination managers, tour operators and small travel business owners. 

6. Skift 

For their weekly conversations, they invite the best tourism executives and entrepreneurs to join them for the discussion on all sorts of topics regarding travel and tourism.

7. Travel Geniuses – Podcast for Travel Agents by Christy Camren

Here’s something for travel agents. Camren discusses marketing, technology, system, tools, and other topics related to travel agents. For example, her latest episodes covers advice on how to keep your social media accounts full of new content.

8. This Week in Travel by Gary Arndt, Chris Christensen, and Jen Leo

Their topics vary from episode to episode, but it’s mostly focused on travel and tourism.

9. The Tourism Brief by Manny Papadoulis

Papadoulis shares tips and insights for tourism professionals to help you grow your travel company, tour business or DMO.

10. Destination Melbourne Podcast by Dylan Stewart/Danielle Archer

This podcast brings interesting interviews with some of the most successfull tourism professionals in Melbourn.

11. Home Based Travel Agent Show by Barry Kantz

This podcast covers the travel business and it might be of interest to anyone looking for insights into the travel trade community.

What kind of podcasts do you listen to?

Do you have any recommendations for other travel professionals? Write your top podcasters in the comment section bellow. 

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