Accelerate your marketing with a podcast! During this episode, we chat with A. Lynn Blanco, Host of The Travel Agent Podcast who shares her tips on creating an engaging podcast. We discuss ways that any travel advisor can start a podcast and why it can be an easy way to market and promote your business!
Recorded: February 24, 2021
A. Lynn Blanco
Host of The Travel Agent Podcast, Travel + Lifestyle Strategist of Blanco Travels
A. Lynn Blanco has had a love for travel since her first trip to Philly for a vocal competition as a teenager. She fell deeper in love with travel in her 20’s, as she began to explore different countries. She has always been the go-to person for vacation planning for friends and family due to her travel experience. After blogging about the epic 26-day family vacation to Asia, more friends and family began to ask her for travel advice and she realized that she had a valuable skill set that she could use to positively impact people’s lives doing something that she loves and is passionate about. And with that, Blanco Travels was born!
Blanco Travels, like many new small businesses, had its struggles. I watched all the Youtubes, rebranded my websites multiple times, and tried to book every person who asked about a vacation. I wasn’t the overnight success I assumed I’d be and realized I needed help. I decided to seek out successful Travel Professionals and hear their stories to find where I was going wrong. I wasn’t sure at first how to make that happen, but the universe brought the idea of podcasting.
When I started my podcast, I had no idea what I was doing. I took to the internet to see how I could pull this off. I again read all the articles, watched all the YouTube, and tried implementing ALL the different strategies at once. I was somehow able to produce my podcast in 3 days, but it was 3 whole days.
As you could imagine, I was mostly flying blind and making a ton of mistakes. Everything was trial and error and a lot of lost time. I finally came up with a system and schedule that worked. I want to share that system with you to help you avoid all the mistakes I made.
Podcasting has brought so much joy to my life. As the host of The Travel Agent Podcast, I am proud to say that we take a deep dive into the life of travel professionals extracting the keys to a successful travel business. This podcast has lead to so many amazing experiences and friendships. It’s been an opportunity to learn from professionals who are doing amazing things in the industry, promote collaboration over competition among travel professionals, and educate travelers on the tremendous value travel agents provide.