What’s on your playlist? Advisors talk about their favorite travel song | Instant News

For many travel counselors, 2020 has been the most difficult year of their careers. And, with the absence of travel that still permeates, it’s easy for some to forget why they entered the travel industry in the first place. But remembering exactly why you love to travel can help. To remind them of this, TMR interviewed 15 travel counselors about a piece of music that holds a special place in their hearts, songs that remind them of places they have been or memories they have, songs that bring them back. at a special time. place or moment in time that allows them to reconnect with memories. Here is what they said: Arrivederci Roma by Dean Martin “On my first escorted tour of Europe in 1983 with Globus Gateway (now just Globus) as our bus was leaving Rome, our guide played Arrivederci Roma on the system. sound system. Music has a way of bringing back those good memories. – Eddie Woodham, Travel Advisor Africa by Toto “I have been to both South and East Africa and these were my trips of a lifetime. This song always takes me to my happy place, especially these days. “- Roxanne Boryczki, AZ Trails Travel Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow” It’s upbeat and fun and it makes me excited to be in the Caribbean. “- Rachelle Settle, Wanderlove Travel Post Malone by Sam Feldt (feat. RAIN)” This song has become kind of an anthem for this year. No matter what others have said about how COVID would affect travel, I refuse to let anyone kill my vibe. I kept my head up high and went full speed; nobody was going to take me out of my zone. Because, as the song says, “We’re always going strong.” – Amy Leon, Adventures of Amy Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “For me, this is my love of Hawaii.” – Suzanne Allen Harbison, Nexion Conquest of Paradise by Vanglis “While sailing on Windstar, they play 1492 Conquest of Paradise when they leave the harbor. When I hear this music it brings me back to sailing on windsurfing. Great memory! “- Denise Balconis Rogers, Denise Rogers LLC Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys” Lots of Beach Boys songs get you in the beach vibe – Kokomo, Surfin ‘USA, Good Vibrations, California Girls. ” – Barbara Khan, Travels by Book – Vista Travel, Inc. Dessert Rose by Sting “It always reminds me of all the exotic places I visited on my trip to seven continents.” – Sofia Markovich, Sofia’s Travel, LLC These Islands from Danny Couch “1985 was my first visit to Maui and I was hooked at a young age. We also recently lived in O’ahu for 5 years and go back every year. It’s heaven on earth. – Neal Miller, Neal Miller Road Trip Again By Willie Nelson “That’s a very Austin, Texas response. This is what I think about when I head to an airport! “- Sally Watkins, Century Travel Austin Con te Partirò (Time to Say Goodbye) by Andrea Boccelli” When I hear Andrea Boccelli sing Time to Say Goodbye, I’m back in Florence. “- Jim Marino, Oyster Bay Morocco Road Trip By Bing Crosby” I took a group of women to Morocco 4 years ago and we were all singing the song while driving between destinations. All had a really good time. moment! ”- Toni Lanotte-Day, Toni Tours, Inc. Beautiful Burnout by Underworld“ I have a very fond travel memory and a specific song. It was in 2009 and our long family exploration of Southeast Asia. Est. We all fell in love with Laos which remains our favorite destination to this day. I put on my headphones for only 15 minutes as we descended the Mekong in the rowboat and Beautiful Burnout by Underworld arrived and during the 8 minutes this trail lasts, I was in heaven watching the scenery go by. ”- John Reese, J5Travel The Flags of Dublin by The Fourwinds“ Ireland immediately brings a smile to my face, and love to my heart , see you in September 2021 with another group “- Donna Fla nigan, Travel by TPI Send Me On My Way by Rusted Roots “This song has special meaning, as I first heard it on a trip to Lisbon, Portugal. It was broadcast on the hotel room radio station playing American music, which was a surprise treat. I was in early pregnancy with my first child and I remember standing near the Christ Cristo Rei statue singing the title of the song because it had been so catchy … every time I got it hear, I’m still back in Lisbon and I’m thinking about this day. – Denise Wiggins, Denise Wiggins Travel Services

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