Bola Ibidapo believes travel opportunities can change the lives of underprivileged students.
Ibidapo, executive director of the TooFly Foundation, joins the Gather and Go podcast to talk about the work her organization is doing to give the gift of travel to students who would otherwise not get the opportunity. She also shares how travel changed her life and how student travel experiences can create a more diverse and dynamic tourism workforce in the future.
Plus, we have news about cruise developments in Monterey, California; a Road Tip about saving your most essential travel documents; and a Hot Minute about the creeping elitism in restrictive travel regulations.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
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Key Moments From This Episode
0:51 — Travel News: Monterey says no to cruise ships
2:00 — Important documents in the cloud
5:10 — A free source for group games
8:15 — Get to know TooFly Foundation
14:08 — Creating travel opportunities for underprivileged students
19:17 — Opening the world to young travelers
22:08 — Overcoming injustice through travel
25:48 — Investing in the next generation of tourism leaders
31:03 — Where TooFly Foundation is headed
41:30 — Hot Minute: The elitism of anti-cruise regulations
About the Podcast
Gather and Go with Brian Jewell is a podcast that helps group travel leaders plan, promote and lead better trips. Tour operators and travel agents listen to each episode, as do affinity group travel planners, destination marketers, museum leaders, church travel leaders and other tourism professionals and enthusiasts around the world. Each show includes a featured conversation with a smart and influential travel leader. You’ll also hear travel news, road tips and more. New episodes are released about twice monthly.
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