Our summer 2022 series revisits some of the best episodes of the Folo by Travel Weekly, our weekly podcast that “follows” the headlines to discover new angles on news and trends, hosted by managing editor Rebecca Tobin. Catch up on episodes you missed, and revisit your favorites here.
This week’s featured episode: A look at LGBTQ+ travel: advancements and challenges
In this episode, Tobin and writer Abeni Jones dive into an important discussion on why travel can be a fraught exercise for some LGBTQ+ travelers, especially transgender and gender-nonconforming people, changes at the TSA, how some travel companies are taking a holistic approach to inclusion, and how people and organizations could do better. Originally published June 20. This episode is sponsored by ALG Vacations.
Previous episodes in the series:
Why this tour operator charges a booking fee
One tour operator, eager to reduce the number of window shoppers, has taken a – sometimes controversial – page from the travel advisors’ playbook. We get into the subject with Authentic Vacations CEO Simon Russell and Travel Weekly tour editor Nicole Edenedo. Originally published May 30. This episode is sponsored by ALG Vacations.
Black cultural travel
We go beyond Nicole Edenedo’s cover story with two Black women who are prominent in travel to talk about their backgrounds; their travel products and how they specifically examine and celebrate Black history and experiences; the power of Black business and social networks; inspiration; and their passion for what they do. Featuring Jennifer Tosch of Black Heritage Tours and Meryanne Loum-Martin, the owner of the Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. Originally published April 4.
Top travel trends
Where do people want to travel — and, perhaps more importantly, WHY do they want to travel? In this episode, host Rebecca Tobin and American Express Travel president Audrey Hendley talk about the big picture as well as some of the reasons people are back on the road. Originally published March 28.
Family travel and the three C’s of priorities
We return to the topic of family travel. Hotels editor Christina Jelski and Rainer Jenss, the founder of the Family Travel Association, dive into some of the nuances of this very big travel market, as well as the “three C’s” that families look for in a vacation. Originally published April 11.