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Smarter Tech for Better Trips with Ted Clements

Could using the right technology tools help you deliver better travel experiences?

Ted Clements thinks so. The CEO of WeTravel joins this episode of the podcast to share how travel planners can leverage tech platforms to reduce busywork and focus more on crafting great trips. He also gives us some tips on how digital tools can create personalized experiences for tour customers and how new payment technologies are opening new doors for travelers.

Plus, we have news about an inspiring education initiative; a Road Tip about preparing your travelers with essential travel goodies; and a Hot Minute about the role of college in the tourism industry.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode

To learn more about WeTravel, visit

Find Ted Clements on LinkedIn.

To try automating workflows with Zapier, visit

To hire freelancers on Fiverr, visit

To read and subscribe to Going On Faith magazine, visit For advertising information, contact Bryce Wilson at 859-253-0455 or

Key Moments From This Episode

0:48 — Travel News: Herschend parks paying employee tuition

1:57 — Road Tip: Having essentials on hand

4:57 — A resource for faith-based travel planners

7:00 — How a travel need birthed a tech company

10:21 — Using digital tools in an experiential business

16:35 — Personalizing tours with technology

23:50 — First steps for travel tech newbies

26:43 — Using automation to build better travel businesses

32:20 — How technology can help ease the labor shortage

35:47 — Where travel tech is headed

45:01 — Hot Minute: Do tourism pros need to go to college?

About the Podcast

Gather and Go with Brian Jewell is a podcast that group travel leaders plan, promote and lead better trips. Our audience includes tour operators, travel agents, affinity group travel planners, destination marketers, museum leaders, church travel leaders and other tourism professionals and enthusiasts around the world. Each episode includes a featured conversation with a smart and influential travel leader, as well as travel news, road tips and more. New episodes are released about twice a month.

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