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This Job Sucks Podcast

This Job Sucks is your one-stop-shop for all things travel, bringing you a much needed break from the age old webinars. Tune-in to hear about the latest and greatest selling tips, AIC Hotel Group updates, new initiatives, travel agent Q & A's and industry news through candid conversations brought to you by AIC Hotel Group's executives and other special guests.

Episodes

Episode 10: Robots in Texas ft. Korie Kelley & Luke Majewski

On this episode, Regional Director of Business Development Manager, Korie Kelley, and Business Development Manager, Luke Majewski, join us in-studio to chat about all things BDMs. Luke, Korie, and our host Dan Jimenez discuss the number of opportunities travel agents have to partner and work with BDMs in order to grow their business.

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Episode 9: Social Media Stalker

AIC Hotel Group’s Corporate Social Media Manager, Thalia Chan, and Director of Public Relations, Dana Baasiri join host Dan Jimenez to answer your pressing questions on all things social media and social media marketing. Everything from Facebook ads, boosted posts, LinkedIn marketing and much more.

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Episode 8: Boyband Basketball ft. Joey Fatone

On this episode, pop icon, actor, host, Broadway star, dancer and media personality, Joey Fatone, joins Dan Jimenez to reminisce on the 2018 Showstopper Awards, his experiences at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, a potential basketball game between the official AIC boyband vs Joey and his former bandmates, and the exciting projects he’s currently working on.

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Episode 7: Do It For The ‘Gram Part Two ft. Dana Baasiri

AIC Hotel Group’s Director of Public Relations, Dana Baasiri joins Dan Jimenez to discuss the importance of social media for business including advice on how travel agents can take advantage of the resources provided to them, tips on creating relevant content, influencer marketing and the benefits of social media advertising vs. traditional.

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Episode 6: Do It for the 'Gram

On this episode, travel advisor Heather Christopher joins our host Dan Jimenez to talk all things social from the travel agent perspective, her anti-strategy strategy for posting content, best practices and her most memorable “this job sucks” moment.

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Episode 4: Penguin Moonshine: Feat. Jack Maxwell The Booze Traveler

On this episode, "Penguin Moonshine," the Travel Channel's cocktail connoisseur, Jack Maxwell calls in to chat with about his gig on Booze Traveler, including fun anecdotes about his travels around the world, rituals he has been part of, his experience at UNICO 20º87º, and his tips on the best drinks travel agents can order to impress clients.

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Episode 3: Bells and Whistles Featuring Frank Maduro

Dan Jimenez chats with AIC Hotel Group's VP of Marketing, Frank Maduro about the ins and outs of the business covering everything from concerts, grand openings, and some of the crazy celebrity rider requests Frank has received throughout his time with the company, to some of AIC Hotel Group's biggest differentiators from other hospitality brands including the brand new Limitless All-Inclusive program.

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Episode 2: I Do, Do You?: Feat. Director of Weddings, Carilis Felipe and Celebrity Event Designer, Colin Cowie

AIC Hotel Group's Director of Weddings, Carilis Felipe dives into all things destination weddings, discussing the process of booking a destination wedding at one of our hotels, the ever controversial minimum length of stay and location assignments. In addition to a candid interview with celebrity event designer Colin Cowie, and a special appearance from Kenya Garcia -- weddings manager at Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.

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Episode 1: Death of the Webinar with Ash Tembe

Welcome to the This Job Sucks podcast! This first episode delves into our transition into the podcast world, leaving webinars behind, and bringing our partners a training tool that truly fits the travel professional's on-the-go lifestyle. Tune-in to hear from our first guest speaker, Ash Tembe (VP of North America Sales), touch on our most recent developments with Limitless All-Inclusive, the new AMPED Agent's Facebook group and more, closing off with an entertaining storytelling segment.

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