Local to Legend
Local to Legend
Feb 15, 2022
52 - The Art of Focus with Travel Advisor & Educator Whitney Shindelar
Play • 47 min

In this week’s podcast episode, Emily chats with Whitney Shindelar, travel advisor and owner of Undiscovered Sunsets and Masters In Travel. Whitney joins to share about the travel industry, building not one but two businesses and honing in on your niche.

Whitney walks listeners through her journey into the travel industry from working at five star hotels in Shanghai to filling for her own business just 24 hours after returning to the United States. She’s candid about the uphill battles she climbed learning how to become a travel agent and also run her own business, Undiscovered Sunsets. Whitney explains how the frustrations she felt about a lack of education led her to creating Masters In Travel, an educational marketplace, community and podcast for aspiring and current travel agents. 

Listen as Whitney explains the dramatic shift that occurred in both of her businesses when she became incredibly intentional about her focus. She offers her advice for niching down and why it’s not as constricting as some might think. You’ll also learn more about how to move past your fear of hiring and ways to slowly start outsourcing.

If you’re interested in learning more about the travel industry and creating focus in your business, download this episode!

Tune in for topics like:

  • A trip to Germany that led Whitney to become a travel agent
  • The purpose of a host agency
  • Creating resources to fill the gap in education for travel agents
  • Adding unique revenue streams to your business 
  • How to actually create focus in your business
  • What to do before the inquiries flow in
  • Simple ways to start outsourcing

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