PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock)
In the sixth installment of TravelPulse Radio, co-hosts Tim Wood and Barry Kaufman are forced to address the elephant in the room following Donald Trump's stunning presidential election victory.
"The biggest thing I've seen travel-wise this week is just how much of a tightrope it is discussing this outcome," said Wood.
Later, TravelPulse senior writer Rich Thomaselli joins the show (18:00 mark) to discuss TravelPulse's top 100 U.S. airports survey. "I like the way that we approached it with our different categories for methodology," said Thomaselli. "It was really enlightening."
The podcast's midway point marks the highly anticipated return of travAlliancemedia president and CEO Mark Murphy (42:30 mark) to break down what the 2016 presidential election result means for the future of the industry, including travel to Mexico and Cuba.
"A lot of what you've been hearing has been rhetoric," said Murphy. "And the travel industry is set to continue to grow because of millennials and baby boomers, all they want to do is travel."
This week's episode concludes with a conversation with Crystal Cruises president and CEO Edie Rodriguez (106:15 mark), in which Rodriguez discusses the company's expansion outside the cruise industry and its upcoming 2017 cruise itineraries.
You can listen to Episode 6 of TravelPulse Radio in its entirety below.