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Going Up: A Podcast about Careers in Travel

Going Up: A Podcast about Careers in Travel

By Peter G. McDermott
Going Up is podcast about careers in hotels, hospitality, and travel. Each episode the podcast will feature a veteran from the hospitality and travel industry sharing exciting stories, advice, and opportunities for career growth. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest, at goinguppod.com.
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I've got 99 RevPARblems and a Meme is Just One
This week, the mastermind behind Instagram's @RevPARblems, a very relatable meme account covering hotel sales and Revenue Management, shares his hospitality stories and experiences. From working for Gordon Ramsey, to getting laid off three times in the same year, our guest, Calvin Tilokee shares his career advice for anyone in Revenue Management as well as a glimpse into his budding media empire. To learn more about Calvin's company, RevPAR media, check out revparblems.com, and be sure to subscribe to his podcast, Midlife Crisis, wherever you get your podcasts. This episode was produced by Jana Grant and Heather Robinson. Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin and music by Purple Plant Music
46:34
October 8, 2020
16-year Marriott Veteran and Going Up Project Manager: Jana Grant
Jana Grant, Project Manager for Going Up Podcast is featured in this interview for International Podcast Day.  Jana started her hospitality career at Marriott Vacation Club International 16 years ago in Accounting.  In this episode, you will hear how her career evolved through operations, sales, leadership and her dream job…training!  She shares her passion for helping others, a mentor that made a lasting impression on her life, and her love for Marriott. You’ll never believe the amount of miles she would travel every summer until the age of 10!
41:43
September 30, 2020
From Music Industry Art Major to Travel Photographer, an interview with Chris Jones
This week Project Manager Jana Grant joins Peter to interview Chris Jones who is a Photographer and Cinematographer.  In this episode, Chris shares his love for Art and how that evolved through the music industry and into photography.  Chris has traveled the world and explored different cultures through his photography.  Chris shares what he has learned through travel about International Drone Laws, and he shares his favorite culture and place to visit. Chris also shares his recommendations for the best camera to use...you might be surprised what he says!  You can check out Chris' beautiful photography and follow him on Instagram @IamYourPhotographer, or on his website at www.thekuntryklub.com
38:26
September 25, 2020
Please Fasten Your Seatbelts for this Episode with Veteran Flight Attendant Alan Franke
Alan Franke, a veteran international flight attendant, shares his stories, experience, and advice for anyone eager to fly the friendly skies as a flight attendant. In this episode, Alan decodes the mystery of all of those chimes and gives us tips on how to drink without getting a jet-lagged hangover. Listen through the end, when Alan gives us the secret to becoming a flight attendant's favorite passenger. We're not saying it will get you upgraded, but maybe an extra bag of pretzels on your next trip. If you've got a story to share or know someone that does, drop us a line at goignuppod@gmail.com or visit our website, www.goinguppod.com. This episode was produced by Christopher Campbell, Jana Grant, and Heather Robinson. Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin and music by Purple Plant Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
33:49
July 12, 2020
Fairy Tales with Fresh Cut Flowers: A Glimpse into Storytelling and Boutique Hotels
Gabriella Monte, Project Manager at Oracle Hospitality, walks us through her career and quick path to success. As a small business owner, and corporate project manager, Gabriella shares stories about her Italian roots, making a name for herself in her community, and her favorite stories while working in boutique hotels. To learn more about Gabriella's business, send her an e-mail to gabriellammonte(at)gmail.com or follow her on Instagram @gabriellammonte Going Up, a new podcast about careers in hotels and travel. In each episode, the podcast features a veteran of the hospitality and travel industry sharing stories and advice for career growth opportunities. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest at https://www.goinguppod.com. Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
42:14
June 6, 2020
From Family Fun Center to Continent Learning + Development: An Interview with Josh Coy
Host Peter G McDermott interviews Josh Coy who has worked for both Marriott International and Starwood hotels across several roles and disciplines over 15 years. In this episode, they talk about how Josh grew into the industry, how he applied skills from a his first job as a teenager to his adult career, and talks about his experience during Marriott's acquisition of Starwood Hotels. Peter and Josh also discuss recommendations for leaders looking to grow their careers and what role culture plays in the hospitality business today. Apart from working for Marriott International, Josh has recently started writing on LinkedIn. You can find his latest posts at https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshcoy/. Going Up, a new podcast about careers in hotels and travel. In each episode, the podcast features a veteran of the hospitality and travel industry sharing stories and advice for career growth opportunities. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest at https://www.goinguppod.com. Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
51:45
May 18, 2020
Catching Up with One of My First Leaders
Host Peter G McDermott interviews one of his first leaders in the hospitality industry, Hank, a veteran in Security, Loss Prevention, and hotel Operations. In this episode, they talk about how Hank grew into the industry, handling an incident involving workplace violence, and reflects on his experience during 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis to offer listeners advice on how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel. Peter and Hank also discuss the importance of showing appreciation for associates in the back of the house and the unglamorous jobs that make every guest's stay flawless. Going Up, a new podcast about careers in hotels and travel. In each episode, the podcast features a veteran of the hospitality and travel industry sharing stories and advice for career growth opportunities. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest at https://www.goinguppod.com. Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
38:54
April 21, 2020
Podcast Introduction
Host Peter G McDermott introduces Going Up, a new podcast about careers in hotels and travel. In each episode, the podcast will feature a veteran of the hospitality and travel industry sharing stories and advice for career growth opportunities. Learn more about the podcast, including how to get involved or appear as a guest at https://www.goinguppod.com.  Artwork by Jeffrey Dauphin. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
01:47
April 20, 2020