Our very own Riva Bacquet discussed traveling with purpose, growing remote teams, and lifelong learning as part of the grand finale of the second season of the SEO Travel podcast, the audio branch of SEO Travel, a specialist digital marketing agency for travel companies.
Follow along as Riva deftly navigates the complicated waters of entrepreneurship, innovation, responsibility, relationship management, and finding balance. This jam-packed episode covers an impressive array of heavy-hitting subjects, all via an easy-to-listen conversation between Riva and Tom McLoughlin, founder of SEO Travel.
0:03:00 – First interest in travel
0:06:00 – University and studying abroad
0:09:00 – First job
0:11:00 – Joining SA Expeditions
0:18:00 – Growing the team and building culture
0:27:00 – How to make remote teams work well
0:38:00 – Maintaining a good relationship with business partners
0:43:00 – “Uberized” travel
0:46:00 – Purpose and B Corp
0:51:00 – The B Corp process
0:54:00 – Making purpose practical
1:00:00 – Marketing approaches that have worked and those that haven’t
1:06:00 – The challenge of closing as a DMC and being self-funded
1:08:00 – Engaging with risk
1:12:00 – Doing an MBA
1:14:00 – Lifelong learning and how to do it
1:20:00 – The typical day to day
1:23:00 – Finding balance with family life as a business owner
1:25:00 – Advice for others starting their own travel business
Listen to the full episode here, or watch the conversation below:
To learn more from Riva about making remote work really work, click here, and to listen to another podcast that features Riva, click here. To discover more about SA’s journey for purpose and becoming a certified B Corp, as told by Riva, click here. If you’re inspired to start planning your next expedition to use travel as a force for good, contact a Destination Expert today.
About Riva Bacquet: She serves as COO of SA Expeditions from her home in Lima, Peru, where she’s a nationalized citizen. Originally from California, she holds a BA in International Studies from Pitzer College and an MBA from Santa Clara University near Silicon Valley. As a strong believer in the power of travel to create positive change, she takes a unique purpose-led approach to business.