Podcast

What in the World in Travel

Explore provocative travel trends and innovations through interviews with some of the most fascinating people in tourism and gain insights into issues facing the industry from fresh perspectives.

The music for each episode is graciously provided by Francis Henson, a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter, guitar player, and producer. The What in the World in Travel Podcast is an initiative of PATA Capilano University Student Chapter supported by the technical expertise of Capilano Radio Club.

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Latest Episode

EpisodeSummary
Sally Pederson: International Travel Writer – Ep. 19, 29 Mar. 2021Sally shares her experience as a travel writer and addresses some misconceptions about her career. She talks about the impact of the pandemic on the industry.
Joanna Jagger: Founder and President of Worth Association – Ep. 18, 1 Mar. 2021Joanna speaks about women in tourism and hospitality. She discusses about occupational gender segregation within the industry and offers some tangible solutions for women facing inequalities in the workplace.
Alessia Boarato: Animal Handler and Volunteer Coordinator – Ep. 17, 25 Jan. 2021Alessia shares information about ethical voluntourism in South Africa. Host Yasemin chips in with her experience.
Rick Antonson: Former CEO & President of Tourism Vancouver – Ep. 16, 22 Dec. 2020Rick discusses his experiences at Tourism Vancouver, challenges that the tourism industry faces today, and how it has evolved over the decades. He also talks about opportunities in the industry and gives valuable advice to young tourism professionals.
Megan Epler Wood: Founder of EplerWood International – Ep. 15, 16 Nov. 2020Megan speaks about sustainable and ecotourism, the tourism impacts from COVID-19, and the TIAC Tourism Congress Convention that Megan will speak at on November 17-18, 2020.
Claire Bennett: International Tour Guide and Author – Ep. 14, 27 Oct. 2020Claire speaks about the social and environmental impacts of tourism, her work at Learning Service, and all things responsible voluntourism and travel.
Ingrid Suter: Policy Advisor & Communications, Asian Captive Elephant Standards (ACES) – Ep. 13, 30 Mar. 2020Ingrid speaks about the welfare of domesticated elephant, guiding principles around tourism and conservation, and how discussions about elephant-based attractions have shifted over time.
Andrew Jones: Guardian, Sanctuary Resorts – Ep. 12, 28 Jan. 2020Andrew speaks about his incredible hospitality journey towards starting Sanctuary Resorts, as well as being a catalyst for the PATA Capilano University Student Chapter’s formation.
Robin Weber Pollak: President, Journeys International – Ep. 11, 6 Jan. 2020Robin tackles important topics in adventure tourism, such as authentic transformations, unscripted experiences, and cross cultural differences in gender norms.
Martin Heng: Accessible Tourism Manager, Lonely Planet – Ep. 10, 27 Nov. 2019Accessible tourism is the fastest growing sector of the industry, as it also creates opportunities to serve young families and the ageing demographics.
Sarah Rhodes: Founder, Plastic Free Southeast Asia – Ep. 9, 16 Oct. 2019Sarah Rhodes talks about her social impact organization, and shares thoughtful views on consumer trends in plastic wastes and challenges in sustainable tourism practices.
Chris Bottrill: Chairman, Pacific Asia Travel Association – Ep.8, 27 Apr. 2019Dr. Bottrill discusses the challenges and potential of tourism in the Pacific Asia region, community development initiatives and the importance of building an international network.
Chris Regel: Winnow Solutions, Food Waste Expert – Ep.7, 27 Mar. 2019Business Development Manager Chris Regel talks about the global issue of food waste and how it might be overcome through technology and industry partnerships.
Bruce Poon Tip: Founder of G Adventures & Planeterra – Ep.6, 27 Feb. 2019The inspiring social entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip stops by to talk about responsible tourism, giving back to host communities and the importance of organizational culture.
JC Wong: YTP Ambassador, PATA – Ep.5, 27 Jan. 2019JC offers her insights about PATA as a former intern who continues to work at the organization as the Young Tourism Professionals Ambassador, five years later.
Paul Rogers: Planet Happiness – Ep.4, 29 Nov. 2018There is a growing movement to think beyond GDP and shift towards a metric that measures tourism in terms of GNP: Gross National Happiness.
Nicolas Dubrocard: International Sustainability Specialist – Ep.3, 08 Nov. 2018Nicolas Dubrocard discusses the provocative subject of elephants in tourism by connecting history with the present day and answering the question, “Are elephant camps bad?”
Sally Fung: Art Director & Digital Nomad via Remote Year – Ep.2, 18 Oct. 2018Increasingly more people are building their careers from offices that are non-location dependent and services are available to support these digital nomads—professionals who work remotely.
Bjorn Harvold: Co-Founder/CTO – Traveliko & Travelkoin – Ep.1, 27 Sept. 2018Will the emerging technology for blockchain in travel distribution solve current issues for hospitality companies and create better experiences for travellers?