Christina Jelski and Rebecca Tobin of Travel Weekly and Jon Makhmaltchi of J.Mak Hospitality on the Folo by Travel Weekly podcast.
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With the summer travel season now underway, senior editor for hotels Christina Jelski and Jon Makhmaltchi, the founder of the J.Mak Hospitality Group, talk with host Rebecca Tobin about what travelers might encounter when they book their summer plans.
Among our topics on this episode: Rising hotel rates, availability, pent-up demand, popular markets (Europe!) and the importance of great customer service from the start of the booking process.
This episode has been edited for length and clarity.
This episode is sponsored by Windstar Cruises.
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Stay on after our discussion on hotels for a bonus interview with
Windstar president Chris Prelog, conducted by Mary Pat Sullivan, senior
vice president of marketing for Travel Weekly and the Travel Group.
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