Truth Behind Travel

What Makes a Trip 'The Greatest of All' with Expedia's insights

June 16, 2022 Dolores Semeraro Season 2 Episode 52
Truth Behind Travel
What Makes a Trip 'The Greatest of All' with Expedia's insights
Show Notes

VP – Global Partner Marketing at Expedia Troy O'Bryan shares what makes a trip ‘the greatest of all’ before, during, and after the travel experience with research-based insights. 

In today's episode, Truth Behind Travel Podcast's host Dolores Semeraro talks to Portland-based Troy O'Bryan from Expedia about what so we need to invest in when it comes to creating a memorable experience for guests and clients alike, where should $$ budget be allocated and what are the trends we must keep an eye on. 

You will love this episode if you need to:

- know what experiences you should be adding to your travel product to make it 'the greatest
- learn from research-based findings, what are the main trends that you should be aware of
-  understand what’s the digital behavior of today’s travelers? What are they clicking on, and what are they browsing about?

and most importantly ask yourself: What memories do I want my guests to have?

Connect with Troy O'Bryan at Expedia here and don't miss the first episode of Expedia's podcast: Powering Travel here


About Dolores Semeraro

Hello! I am a Hospitality and Tourism Communication Expert and Speaker with 15 years of industry experience.
For the past 20 months, I have helped tourism organizations and travel professionals restore travel confidence and restart their tourism businesses.
I focus on tourism marketing strategies, hospitality digital marketing and communication, and tourism innovation in every keynote, training, or coaching session I deliver across the industry.
You can learn more about me by listening to my travel recovery podcast called ‘Truth Behind Travel’ where I interview tourism industry leaders and travel experts on the core topic of Travel Recovery.

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S2 E52 - What Makes a Trip 'The Greatest of All'

Dolores Semeraro is an internationally recognized tourism keynote speaker and trainer who has inspired thousands of people in the tourism industry to build a stronger, more sustainable, and more resilient future of travel.

In her keynotes, Dolores shares with her audience how to develop sustainable marketing thinking through her action-oriented thought process, which observes the interconnectivity of the stages in the travel product life cycle.

By applying this process, operators in the tourism, travel, and hospitality sectors can visibly enhance the longevity of their marketing strategies, effectively rendering them more sustainable in the long term for the well-being of all stakeholders involved.

Dolores is a passionate advocate for responsible travel, sustainability, and innovation. With her signature Mediterranean warmth and straightforwardness, she encourages audiences to challenge their "Business As Usual" status and strive for the improvement of the tourism industry and the well-being of all stakeholders.

Through her decades-long experience in the industry, she has motivated hoteliers and tourism professionals to take action, enhance their communication, and create a purposeful and innovative tourism ecosystem.

She also advocates for slow travel, exemplified by her extensive travels with her husband and beloved dog in their campervan. When not chronicling ...