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Points right now what's really interesting -- is that -- the midst of all this the travel industry has not suffered nearly as much as one would think.
Maybe -- -- humans need to get the heck out needed because we've just had it I don't know knew your Patterson knows he's CEO and founder of jet setter dot com.
They should be with -- -- -- thanks for having me okay so US launched recent.
We've been around now for about die a year and a half ago and we recently launched a new product to product -- -- personal travel planning.
We're talking about that a second but so are you hearing here -- young.
You hope he started this thing smack in the middle the last basically that's right what what do you -- are you seeing people.
Traveling are you seeing people looking for deals and what's the trend these days.
Well thanks -- our business is -- incredibly well you know we're we're right you're an apple this point.
We've got eighty folks IR team today who are helping travelers have great experiences and you know the hard jet -- Is is to provide discerning travelers with great value so we have -- sales and offer members of the 50% off.
Some of the best places in the world.
And -- we've got a network of course finance that are out scouring the world for interest in places for people to go so.
You know what -- things are we hearing when the trends that we're tapped into.
Is the desire for new interest seeing experiences.
I'm challenges making one's way through all the information that's out there that's really hard to trust information these days and in finding an authority in a trustworthy source sources something we're focused on attempts that are.
Says our personal travel planning comes in this is a new service you're launching it today.
So it does it customize my -- traveling experience.
That's right so it's personal -- travel planning is is jet -- extension into ended exactly Q describe the spoke travel experiences.
We've got a note about 200 correspondents who are professional travel writers -- underwriting criteria for Conde Nast traveler rate for -- now they write for.
For other you know well we're repeated -- -- travel publications and in the service what we're doing is we're making it possible for members we've got a two million members.
I don't putting -- in touch with that I -- these correspondents.
I and one of things that we hear from members is.
There's no substitute talking to a well traveled friend Fred if you're gonna go someplace you've never been before.
You want the voice of those someone who's been there.
In this case were putting -- in touch with that with an expert someone who travels for looking so I can email list that person directly.
You can email them you can get on the phone you know -- takes 23 hours interaction between our members in these correspondent.
No help you think about itinerary thing about different kind of choices and then will will -- -- -- on your behalf.
Was and I -- a great idea was it did it is it's coming I came out of members' requests or.
To do something like this.
A little bit I mean we got a lot of requests from members where they would start with united hasn't been really clearly clearly in their mind so.
You know they'd always wanted to good Italy they've won it takes and cooking classes they want to discover the culinary culture within Italy and -- greatest need not say how I plan put something like that together I just don't know where to start.
We think -- -- we've got again 200 folks you know a couple of them are in Italy right now had been there hundreds of times you know it's a perfect person put together trip like best.
Want to make it possible for for these numbers -- on the phone with them.
That's really cool but.
You mentioned it really Italy's really hot place to go these days is an innovator -- any cooking wine where -- Saddam hot -- these days.
You know I think one of the things that we've seen a lot of recently has been.
England you know and the royal wedding.
Has -- captivity of the popular consciousness.
We see a lot of people can getting -- -- other thing that we've seen is you know is again a desire for authentic kinds of experiences.
You -- one -- things that we put together through -- personal travel planning service recently was.
For someone's birthday for sixtieth birthday her husband promised her trip around the world and so as a -- day journey around the world.
And you know our task -- come up with the most yeah interesting things that.
And met her desire -- -- is it.
An interest in religion and spirituality and -- -- -- -- with some examples of those things so.
-- I think we see a lot of people looking for authenticity.
So opponents recently that there is their -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Really.
A couple those that I have they've been a little more involved -- you know we when you're -- your next -- I don't get too far ahead of myself but.
The basic package is that it's 200 dollars OK so.
I'm planning a trip around the world.
Not anytime soon but I maybe I should.
I know a lot of people -- can I mean and I've -- my own bucket list but this whole notion as you said this experience chair freight -- -- the grand safari things like that.
How -- why are we seeing people do this when we're supposed to be in a recession.
I think you know some ways it plays into it when I heard earlier from your your previous gas which is.
You know it is a challenging economic time people are forced reflect on what's -- most important -- -- what's rates closer to home what they're really about.
And I think there's lottery you know as a researcher came out this summer or last summer rather that talked about travels one of the few areas -- consumers haven't cut back.
That experiences are are incredibly satisfying things it's it's even more important in in a challenging economic environment.
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