In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Kim Vaughan of Viking Cruises
An international strategic senior travel professional with 20 years of experience innovating and creating profitable and successful product for multimillion-dollar companies across diverse portfolios.
Kim has worked extensively across Africa, Europe, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand in diverse roles and has experience in strategic planning and implementation and is able to prioritize effectively, multi-task and achieve objectives within time and budget. Kim has worked in small group touring, overland travel, Global sports events as well as cruising.
In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Jen Pagett National Accounts Manager Australia of Uni World Boutique River Cruises
Experienced account manager, who has a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. I have exceeded sales targets, developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies and excel at training and facilitation.
I’d be tempted to answer all the amazing travel and the social aspects of our job. But the reality is the feeling of satisfaction I get from adding value to a travel partners business. I love supporting agents in driving their luxury river cruise sales.
In this episode, Allen Suss discusses luxury travelling with Susie Coughlin of Globus Family of Brands.
Susie Coughlin – Regional Sales Manager for the Globus family of brands. With over 30 years’ experience in Sales for coach touring and river cruising companies, Susie has a thorough knowledge and understanding of all things coach and river cruising.
Having experienced firsthand the waterways of Europe on several occasions, along with cruising the lower Mekong and the Yangtze, Susie is more than qualified to speak on the features and benefits of river cruising in general.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, your travel captain, Allen Suss, speaks with Greg Wilson of Wide Eyed Tours about travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.