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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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.
Mar 28, 2017

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with John Vespasian about the great city Berlin.

Mar 18, 2017

In this episode of the Luxury Travel Podcast, Allen Suss speaks with Marilu Vitale about Discover the World luxury cruises.

Mar 8, 2017
It was Jonathan Milburn's dream to work in the travel industry since his early teens – as the guy that “chose what goes into travel brochures”. After spending a large chunk of his career working for wholesalers in Australia – mainly in product and marketing management roles he took the leap over the fence from buying to selling and has been in representation for the last 10 years, starting his own company Complete Travel Marketing with business partner, Charlie Ridout, 5 years ago. It has been exciting!
Nov 29, 2016

In this interview with Lauren Jansma of, Allen Suss and Lauren talk about the benefits of home stay accommodation.

Nov 7, 2016

Join Allen Suss live in Budapest, Hungary with Kempinski Hotel's Alexandra Schmidt as they discuss the great treasures this beautiful part of the world has to offer travellers.

Oct 25, 2016

An African safari is a MUST for your travel bucket list.

In this interview with Allen Suss, Rolf Huber of African Wildlife Safaris talks about this unique travelling experience.

Oct 24, 2016

In today's podcast episode, Allen Suss and Nicki Schleibs of Rail Plus continue their discussion about the advantages of travelling rail within Europe.

Oct 21, 2016

In today's podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with Nicki Schleibs of Rail Plus about the advantages of travelling rail within Europe.

Oct 20, 2016

In this podcast interview with Stephanie Beard, we find out more about travelling with G Adventures...

What's different about G Adventures?

G Adventures specialises in small-group adventure travel. What is really special about that is that you'll be able to see areas of the world that you just can't get to on a group coach tour.

What is really special about G Adventures is that they are a sustainable travel company. They like to positively affect, through tourism, the areas they travel to.

When you travel with G, they have sustainable travel programs throughout the world that you can give back to, just by travelling to the area.

Oct 13, 2016

If you love cruising and want to travel in 6-star luxury, with all accommodation, food, entertainment and beverages (including alcoholic) taken care of for you... then you'll want to listen to this podcast with Annabelle Brown of Regent Seven Seas cruises.

Oct 12, 2016

Author and history buff, John Vespasian, shares with us his insights from his recent trip to the historical and beautiful city of Venice in Italy.

Oct 11, 2016

Travelling to India? In this exclusive interview, Allen Suss and Kay Hilton discuss Kay's recent trip to India.

Excellent travel tips for anyone travelling to India.

Oct 10, 2016

Travelling to Ireland or thinking about it? In this interview, Allen talks to long-time friend and client, Fred Gillen, about his recent trip to Ireland.

Oct 7, 2016

In this podcast episode, Allen Suss speaks with Ken de Mallindine of Le Cordon Bleu, a French iconic school and worldwide leader in gastronomy, hospitality and management.

Allen and Ken also discuss some of the importance tourist destinations of Paris.

Oct 6, 2016

Ex-Melburnian but now Sydney based, Julie Denovan established her marketing company in 2002 after spending 12 years with Peninsula Hotels, the renowned Hong Kong based hotelier.

She has worked with leading names in the luxury travel segment seeking to grow their business in Australia and New Zealand including Montage Hotel & Resorts, Huka Lodge, and the leading luxury marketing company, Virtuoso.

Julie currently represents three iconic hotels in Europe; The Ritz London, Hotel Esprit Saint Germain Paris, Grand Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento; and SeaDream Yacht Club.

She particularly enjoys working for these family owned establishments which are able to offer a special experience to their guests, rather than the ‘cookie -cutter’ service offered by large multi-nationals.

The hotels and SeaDream each have their own unique personalities and are led by visionary owners. Their staff and crew share this passion and are true professionals who do want the dreams of their guests to come true.

Oct 5, 2016

In this podcast interview, Allen talks with Les Cox of Albatross Tours. Albatross Tours specialise in Europe coach tours.

Les has been in the travel industry for a long, long time, and what he doesn't know is not worth knowing.

Oct 3, 2016

Patricia Segal has travelled to almost every place in the world you can think of. In this exclusive interview with Allen Suss, Patricia shares highlights of her most memorable travel experiences and the places she loves the most.

Oct 1, 2016

As creator of the Trademarked MIKE cartoon sports character, Jim Sweeney has crafted his digital innovation to become the first universal animated brand in sports.
Jim’s property has enjoyed an incredible start in digital media. In addition to penning 850+ blogs, Jim has published 38 MIKE Sports Comic Books.
The 58 year-old Sweeney still participates in sports (slowly!) as a masters athlete and serves as the Head of USA for FIMBA which runs masters basketball tournaments around the world.
Having traveled to more than 60 countries, Jim cites the Balkans as one of his favorite areas of the world to visit.
Sweeney is utilizing his lifetime experiences in sports and business as a catalyst to bring the MIKE cartoon sports character to life and develop MIKE into a sports and cultural icon.

Sep 28, 2016

Alex Pellizzoni has been in the minerals processing and related industries for the past thirty years and recently retired (April 2016).

He has held senior positions in Australia, Asia and Europe and since 1985 and since 1998 has been responsible for his Group's strategic raw material procurement, based in Australia but with worldwide responsibility.

Alex has travelled extensively over the years and is typically away from home around 50% of the year. 

Destinations range from Asia, including China and India, South America, United States, Africa and Europe.

Alex's company is headquartered in Valencia Spain where he would visit at least five times per year, every year.

His preferred (and almost exclusive) airline for long distance travel is Singapore Airlines which, quite apart from the safety and service aspects, it is the airline which provides him with the most flexible schedule (four flights per day to/from Melbourne) and with a very wide variety of connections from Singapore to the rest of the world.

Alex plans to continue to travel, mainly for leisure and enjoyment and intends to visit more 'unusual' destinations in Middle East, Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.

Sep 22, 2016
Professionally, Lisa's background is within the travel and tourism industry. Having lived and breathed the industry since 2003 and excelling in all facets of the industry from product development, price contracting and negotiations, heading up several sales and marketing teams nationally as well as creating and establishing a touring brand for another company. The time naturally came when Lisa was to create her own brand, built around her unique style of travel.
Lisa's genre of travel is focused on the more unique, remote, lesser known and untouched destinations as well as looking for fresh ways to explore old haunts. Adventure and experiential travel is close to Lisa's heart as she believes to truly experience a destination, you must be completely immersed in it and live like the locals do.
Sep 17, 2016

Peter and Pam share their unique experiences, insights and must-know tips from their recent travel to Antwerp, Belgium and Scotland.


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