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Running Instagram Campaigns on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 017

Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 19, 2018) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes beauty and fashion journalist Jennifer Weatherhead on Episode 017. You hear a lot about incorporating Instagram into marketing campaigns these days, but it is by no means a silver bullet. When do you use Instagram, how do you find the influencers reaching your audience an how do you run a campaign? Jenn Weatherhead sheds some light onto these issues. The…

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Welcoming disabled travelers on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 016

Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 5, 2018) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes disability blogger Cory Lee on Episode 016. Disability travelers spend over $17 billion annually. Yeah, that number jumped out at us too. We talked to disability traveler Cory Lee about how destinations and travel companies can better cater to this lucrative and extremely engaged market. The Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast is hosted by travel podcasting legend Chris Christensen…

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How to Plan A Super Bowl on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 015

Minneapolis, Minnesota (December 19, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Leah Shah, director of public relations for Visit Houston and Houston First Corporation, and Melvin Tennant, president and chief executive officer of Meet Minneapolis, on Episode 015. For our first ever two-guest episode, we hear about the incredible logistics of planning a Super Bowl, working with an entity as enormous as the NFL and managing the “tapestry of interests” of…

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Pure Michigan’s incredible digital media successes explained on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 014

Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 27, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Nick Nerbonne, Digital Media Director for Michigan Economic Development Corporation, on Episode 014. Pure Michigan’s digital media stats and accolades are flat out amazing. Their social media numbers are five times higher than California’s and 10 times higher than Minnesota’s state tourism efforts (Chris and Leif’s respective home states). Forbes name the Pure Michigan campaign one of the top 10…

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A discussion about Twitter chats with Andrew Hickey on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 011

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 5, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Andrew Hickey, digital marketing consultant, on Episode 011. Chris and Leif, outspoken Twitter chat skeptics, talk with Andrew about the what, when, why and how on Twitter chats, if they’re useful and how they’re best utilized. The show includes discussions on the value of Twitter chats and a single tweet. The Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast is hosted by…

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Louise Cottrell talks Pinterest strategy on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 009

Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 4, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Louise Cottrell, founder of TravelPinners.com, on Episode 009. Louise takes us through the arc of Pinterest strategy, including when/how to use Pinterest, how it functions as a search engine, getting started and setting up automation. We also discuss how Pinterest drives traffic, grows your audience and increases sales. The Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast is hosted by travel podcasting…

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Angie Orth gives advice about running press trips on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 008

Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 21, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Angie Orth, founder of Angie Away Media, on Episode 008. Angie (with a little help from Leif) discusses the entire spectrum of running a travel media press trip, from establishing goals and communicating expectations to recruiting media and scheduling tips. We also confront the harsh realities and risks of press trips which, just like everyday travel, can be affected by…

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Yoga dome at Affordable yoga retreat jungle tree house

Affordable yoga retreat in a jungle tree house resort!

Luxury yoga retreats in sterile, snooty resorts are fading in popularity. Why not try an affordable yoga retreat in a jungle tree house? People wanting eco-adventure with their 2018 yoga retreats have a new option: The Dominican Tree House Village. Tl:dr – Just watch the video, because WOW! Located on the Dominican Republic’s northeast Peninsula de Samana, The Dominican Tree House Village is quickly making a name for itself as a yoga retreat. It has been open for about three…

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Angela Berardino chats about the age of 24/7 PR on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 006

PR Agency Life – Passport Travel Marketing and PR Podcast Episode 6 Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 24, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Angela Berardino, Chief Strategy and Integration Officer at Turner PR on Episode 006.In this episode, Angela talks about the dizzying, 24/7 world of PR, including crisis management, staff training and retention, marketing budget allocation and the unique challenges of travel PR. The Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast…

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Spud Hilton discusses the shrinking world of newspaper editors on ‘Passport Travel Marketing & PR Podcast’ Ep. 005

Newspaper Travel Editor – Passport Travel Marketing & PR Episode 5 Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 16, 2017) – The travel marketing and PR industry’s only podcast, Passport Travel Marketing & PR, welcomes Spud Hilton, Travel Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle on Episode 005. In this episode, Spud talks about the increasingly rare role of travel newspaper editor who is looking for great travel storytelling that entertains, inspires and transports readers. Among other nuggets, Spud talks about how many pitches he…

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