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Hey there Travel Advisors! 

Welcome to the brand new Travel Biz CEO Podcast!


Look we get it, because we are travel advisors too! It’s hard to try to navigate all the things you have to do when you are an entrepreneur. 


This is a show about juggling all those things, but with a slight twist: It’s about leveraging marketing, business systems, and mindset to build a business that is high in PROFIT, low in STRESS, and one that gives you the ability to have the greatest IMPACT in the world. It is about finding the balance in your business so you are running your business and not letting your business run you. 


To be successful it’s not enough to just love travel. You need to be the CEO of your business and have a handle on your marketing, business operations, and cultivate a healthy mindset all at once. That’s where we come in. 


We are three travel advisors that saw a glaring need in the travel industry - the need to look at the whole advisor. Through our own travel entrepreneur journeys we all joined communities and signed up for courses and masterminds to help push us to the next level. And all of them ended up falling short of our expectations.That's why we started Kinship Travel Academy where we focus on the Mind, Body, and Soul - or the Marketing, Business Operations, and Mindset - of an advisor. 


One thing we have really recognized over the years is that there are a lot of programs for travel advisors that are usually singularly focused: only mindset, only marketing, very little about business. And most stay at a 101 level. So we wanted to do something a little different. A little more radical. 


I’m Ashley in addition to being a co-founder and Business Ops nerd of Kinship Travel Academy and one of the hosts of this podcast, I am the founder of Kinship Vacations, a host agency that helps IC’s start their own travel business through education and coaching. In 2019, the American Society of Travel Agents named me Travel Entrepreneur of the Year for my work educating travel agents through Kinship Vacations.


And I’m Wendy, another co-founder and Mindset Mentor of KTA and one of the hosts of this podcast, as well as the founder of Rebel on the Go, a travel agency that helps women create real, radical, life-changing travel experiences for kick-ass women. I am also a Certified Life Coach and I combine coaching into my transformational travel business.


And I’m Krystal, the final co-founder and Marketing Guru of KTA and the final host of this podcast. I am the founder of Serendipitous Traveler where I am the Girlfriend Getaway Guru that specializes in retreats and getaways and the Marketing Strategist for Kinship Vacations



Each week we release episodes to help you navigate the travel entrepreneurial space. From real talk on marketing strategies for your business, to systemizing your business and having a command on the back end so things run more efficiently, , to cultivating the mindset and building your values into your business -  we’ve got your back.


Whatever the topic, we want to break it down into exactly how to make actionable decisions in your business that serve you.


It’s a show for modern travel advisors, created by modern travel advisors.


If you're a travel advisor who wants to achieve balance in your life and work as the CEO of your business with a healthy marketing plan, control over your business systems, and the mindset to execute all of it, you are in the right place. 


This show is made for you. 


Is building a business easy? No, but our hope is that this show will make it a little bit easier.


Let’s do this!


Join our collaborative community of amazing travel entrepreneurs at Travel Agent Training and Mentorship on Facebook. We would love to connect with you and continue the conversation over there. 


Meet your podcast hosts:


Ashley, Krystal, and Wendy are the founders of Kinship Travel Academy and hosts of Travel Biz CEO. What started as a little bit of fun to help educate fellow colleagues in the travel industry, quickly morphed into a passion. Through their educaiton community of Kinship Travel Academy, Ashley, Krystal, and Wendy encourage entrepreneurs to embrace the role of CEO in their business by learning to balance their marketing, business systems, and mindset. You can learn more about them and their program here. 



About the Podcast

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Travel Biz CEO
A show for modern travel advisors, created by modern travel advisors

About your hosts

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Krystal Eicher

Co-Founder Kinship Travel Academy and Host of Travel Biz CEO

Krystal is the self appointed Girlfriend Getaway Guru. Her travel business, Serendipitous Traveler focuses on girlfriend getaways.

Krystal learned early in her travel career of the importance of niching far down and focusing on your ideal client. Using her background in marketing from previous careers, she mentors other travel advisors and encourages them to focus not on the style of travel, but on the traveler themselves.
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Ashley Metesh-McCoy

Ashley Metesh-McCoy is the Co-Founder of Kinship Travel Academy and host of this podcast. As the self appointed Business Operations Nerd of KTA, Ashley mentors other agents in setting up effective systems in their travel business to make things run more efficiently.

Ashley is also the Owner/Founder of the Host Agency Kinship Vacations whose self designed education platform won her ASTA's (American Society of Travel Advisors) 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year.