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Luxury Travel Podcast with Allen Suss

Welcome to the luxury travel podcast website, where you will discover information on luxury travel from right around the world and hear amazing stories, tips and secrets from experts and luxury world travellers. Your host Allen Suss has been a travel agent for more than 40 years. He has seen many changes in the travel industry, over time. He is well experienced in helping travelers with their travel arrangements. He is also available for emergencies for his clients 24/7. Allen will be making regular luxury travel podcasts, which will be available both here and on iTunes.
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Apr 6, 2020

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Shirley Wright of A Yankee Leisure Group Company.

Sharleen is a travel sales & marketing professional with over ten years of experience in both retail and wholesale travel organisations, such as Rail Europe, Rail Plus, Beyond Travel, Bentours, and Flight Centre. She now holds the role of Business Development Executive for Yankee Holidays in Australia, representing the brands of Railbookers & Amtrak Vacations.

Aug 13, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury ocean cruising with Alexandria Hruncev of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara.

Alex is the District Sales Manager (VIC/TAS) and has been working with Royal Caribbean for 3 years. She has sailed on 20+ cruises - most with Royal Caribbean - and sometimes had 3 cruises booked in one year. You can certainly say she loves cruising! If you haven’t sailed on a cruise yet, now is the time to choose a cruise and set sail to an amazing destination.

Aug 12, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury river cruising with John Navarro of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

Award-winning Uniworld—the world's ONLY authentic boutique cruise line — offers itineraries in spectacular destinations throughout Europe, Russia, Egypt and Asia. The company’s European fleet features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests, the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry, enticing shore excursions, world-class gourmet cuisine, impeccable hospitality and numerous other all-inclusive benefits.

May 27, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury Coach Tours with Harry Sargant of InsideJapan Tours.

To those considering Japan as a holiday destination, Harry would say that it is like no other place on earth. Every country claims to have friendly locals, but the Japanese REALLY go out of their way to make you feel welcome. They are so proud of their country that they are delighted you have traveled so far to see it. In fact, in almost ten years of working at InsideJapan, Harry has only ever met one person who didn't like the place - and they're still friends!

Apr 15, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury Coach Tours with Kate Foster of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours.

From humble beginnings to world-renowned luxury cruise and tour operator, in 2016 Scenic celebrated 30 years as a leader in its field. The Scenic team has worked tirelessly to earn a world-class reputation for creating and delivering the ultimate cruising and touring itineraries for travelers who seek wondrous experiences and exceptional 5-star service.

Apr 13, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury cruising with Paige Kirk of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Paige has done her fair share of travelling around the world and she always had a passion for creative writing and experiential travel, key strengths lie in client liaison work in the luxury travel industry, excellent relationship management, business development, and exceptional research and analysis skills.

▪ Extensive experience in the travel and tourism industry across South East Asia & Australia
▪ 8 years of experience within the travel industry
▪ 6 years as an experienced Business Development/Sales Manager
▪ Proven track record of increasing sales

With these set of skills, anyone is sure to enjoy any cruise under her management.

Apr 5, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury cruising with Kate Foster of Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours.

From humble beginnings to world-renowned luxury cruise and tour operator, in 2016 Scenic celebrated 30 years as a leader in its field. The Scenic team has worked tirelessly to earn a world-class reputation for creating and delivering the ultimate cruising and touring itineraries for travellers who seek wondrous experiences and exceptional 5-star service.

Mar 11, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Toni Kosmarikas of Finnair Airlines. 

Finnair is the first European airline to fly the new fabulous A350 XWB aircraft (with extra wide body). Business Class passengers, Economy Comfort passengers, and Finnair Plus Gold members can enjoy free complimentary internet access for one hour straight any time during the flight. For Finnair Plus Platinum members, there is complimentary internet for the whole flight.

 

Mar 8, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss speaks with John Vespasian about his first time visiting Russia and the city of  St. Petersburg.

John talks about the beautiful city of St. Petersburg and how it has been preserved over the past years, as well as all the amazing things he has witnessed and experienced during an 11 day visit to Russia.

Mar 5, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses the beauty of travelling to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia with his friend Andrew Gelbart.

Andrew loves to travel a lot around the globe with his wife, and sometimes are accompanied by their own private photographer to capture every memorable moment during their travels.

Mar 2, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Adam Schwab of Luxury Escapes. 

Luxury Escapes has customers across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, the US and the UK. It is based in Melbourne and was founded in 2009 by Jeremy Same and Adam Schwab. 

Feb 8, 2019

In this episode, Allen Suss discusses travelling to Tuscany with Ines Fabris of Tours of Tuscany.

Ines was born and raised in Melbourne of Italian parents. In 2007, Ines decided to take a study tour of Tuscany and in 2008 Tours of Tuscany was born.

In 2012 my daughter Monique joined as Marketing Manager and together they share the beauty of the region with travellers from many corners of the globe, comprising, New Zealand, USA, Canada and UK.

From small beginnings in 2008 Tours of Tuscany has become a well-known brand for unique boutique tours of the region.

Oct 23, 2018

In this episode, your travel captain, Allen Suss, speaks with Greg Wilson of Wide Eyed Tours about travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Dec 19, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen speaks with Ben Wilson, co-founder of Medical Travel Companions (MTC). MTC is a unique service that assists people with their travel needs from a local domestic or complex international journey.

Dec 1, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with Sara Woodroffe of Simply Stronger about the importance of preparing ourselves physically for travel, and also about the impact of our changing eating habits when we travel.

Nov 6, 2017

Diane Lanze is the General Manager of Sales for the Captain Cook Cruises Company. She has over 20 years experience in the travel industry and fell in love with the idyllic Fijian Islands the very first time she went there. She shares a wealth of knowledge with us and tells us about travelling to Fiji and escaping on one of their five cruise ships. They offer several different travel options, ranging from a day excursion to an overnight trip, to a three day, 7 day or even 11 day get away through the northern islands.

Oct 26, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with Stuart Catterson of The Golf Touring Company about golf tours available to Australians.

Love golf and love to travel? The Golf Touring Company is the perfect combination!

 

Aug 24, 2017

In this episode, Allen Suss speaks with RoomsXML Asia Pacific's Director, Mark Luckey. They talk about what roomsXML does for travellers, and also places Mark loves to travel to personally.

Aug 16, 2017

In this episode, Allen Suss speaks with long-time friend and travel industry colleague, Craig Hunt of SkiMax. Craig and Allen talk about the best ski vacation locations for Australians.

Jul 28, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss sits down with Tony Kirkhope, founder of Kirkhope Aviation, a Melbourne-based business specialising in outback tours and corporate charters.

Jul 26, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with Daniele Zanetti of Asia Pacific Travel Marketing Services, more commonly known as APTMS.

APTMS is a travel representation organisation founded in 1985 and is focused on catering to the needs of the Australian and New Zealand traveller through wholesalers and retailers alike. APTMS has been the sales representative in Australia for a number of clients including Alamo Rent A Car, Aston Hotels & Resorts, Howard Johnson Hotels & Lodges, Italhotels, Preferred Hotels Worldwide, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters , Scenic Airlines, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and many other well-known brands.

 

Jul 13, 2017

Daniel Toby, the State Manager for AAT Kings in Victoria and Tasmania, and Allen Suss discuss what it's like to travel with AAT Kings.

May 5, 2017
Kirsty is the Director of Sales and Business Development Manager for Indochina she also looks after Indotrek, the high end adventure brand established by Indochina. Taking on board their 18 years experience in the region, Indotrek is focused more towards adventure itinerary's for Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand Vietnam and other multi-country itineraries. They have four main themes: cycling, trecking, kayaking and dirt biking. This also leads into things like bird watching in the national parks, with the possibility of riding a Vespa through the country side. Stay in a 5 star hotel, or a monastery, or get the most out of your experience by staying with the locals.
 
In this podcast episode, Kirsty talks about how Indotrek is the high end tour group attached to IndoChina. Find out more about group bookings and doing recreational activities i.e. biking or hiking and kayaking itineraries for any fitness level.
May 4, 2017

In this Podcast Kirsty Thomas-Thoeun of "Trails of Indochina" an Ensemble on location tour specialist gives advice on how to get the most out of a visit to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Kirsty has been a specialist in the Indochina travel industry for 20 years and shares secrets on how to get the most out of your unique travel experience, including "how-to" instructions on seeking out the real local experience and getting off the beaten track with personalised tours. You can get up front and personal with the locals and attractions, all the while having a 24/7 English speaking care team at your disposal for any inquiry no matter how small or large.

Apr 12, 2017
Just a few hours from Australia and New Zealand, Vanuatu is the ideal location for a romantic escape or fun-filled family holiday.  Couples, families, adrenalin junkies and serenity seekers will all find plenty to do. It is a place to slow down and relax in the moment, or work up the energy to indulge in a plethora of invigorating experiences. From climbing to the rim of an active volcano, to soaking yourself under a stunning waterfall, day cruising between islands or careering through the jungle on a buggy fun adventure; Vanuatu has a wide range of activities that will make your holiday truly memorable.
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