Richard Earls

Special guest

Richard Earls
Co-Founder, Instructor, Coach

Richard Earls has spent the last 27 years in the travel industry as an agency owner, a technologist, a publisher and a writer. A serial entrepreneur, Richard has sold two of his start-up companies prior to his current projects, Travel Research Online, Travelhoppers and Voyager Websites.

Richard believes a new breed of travel agent is ready to emerge from the masses. The days of the casual travel agent are gone and only those who take the art and science of marketing and sales to heart will truly be in demand and succeed.

The publishing credits to Richard’s resume are many, including Weissmann Travel Reports, STAR Service, Intelliguide, BTP24, Voyager Travel Guides and Travel Research Online. Articles about Richard have appeared in USA Today, Money Magazine, and Newsweek as well as numerous travel trade publications. His travel articles appear in both consumer and trade publications alike. Richard is also the author of the book Up and Running - Marketing Your Services as a Travel Consultant produced specifically for Travel Professional Academy.

Richard is a frequent speaker at industry events and a contributor to other industry publications. He is an instructor in The Travel Institute’s Professional Educators Program. He has authored travel agent certification programs for several tourism authorities, tour operators and cruise lines.

Richard graduated from Wake Forest University with a BA in Religion and English and from Washington and Lee University with a Juris Doctorate.

Richard Earls has been a guest on 1 episode.