Happy to be named TWICE (Podcast worth listening to, and podcast in Spanish) in this comprehensive global list.
Here is the full post. This article was written by Juliana Hahn and originally appeared on Hospitality-Copywriting.com.
You know the saying: “there’s an app for that”, right?
Honestly, I was quite surprised when I first discovered hospitality podcasts a while back…
Is your mind also blown that there are so many amazing shows about our industry out there?
Browse the list below, pick one and give it a listen! Countless expert ideas and actionable insights await.
Top Hospitality Podcasts
New Hospitality Podcasts
Food & Beverage Industry Podcasts
International hospitality podcasts
German hospitality podcasts
Spanish hospitality podcasts
Portuguese hospitality podcast
Top Hospitality Podcasts
On No Vacancy, Glenn Haussman regularly interviews decision-makers in the hospitality industry. Whether it’s VPs and CEOs of major hotel brands or today’s top tech innovators, they’ve been Glenn’s guests. Tune in to peek behind the scenes of the hospitality industry and learn directly from the most seasoned experts.
On the Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast, Stuart Butler, COO of Fuel Travel, and his team of industry experts have weekly discussions on the latest shiny new things in the world of hospitality and events. Listen in for actionable tips and tactics you can implement to step up your distribution game, get more people to hit ‘BOOK NOW’ on your site and reduce your reliance on OTAs. Got a concrete question? Submit it to Stuart and his team.
Skift, one of today’s top hospitality industry publications hosts a weekly podcast where they interview creatives, executives, and entrepreneurs from across the travel industry. Together, they discuss the how and why of travelers’ habits, industry patterns and the massive changes happening right now.
Mark Simpson, the founder of Boostly, has been hosting the Boost Hospitality Podcast for eight seasons and counting. Yet he still finds new and exciting topics to discuss with his guests. Check out his show for the best tips, tactics and tools to increase direct bookings and overall revenue at your hotel.
A long-standing member of the hospitality podcasting community, Lodging Leaders boasts a library of nearly 300 shows. Every week co-hosts Jon Albano and Judy Maxwell interview experts and thought leaders on news and topics trending in the hospitality industry and share engaging stories that motivate and inspire their listeners.
Hosted by Loren Gray, the Hospitality Digital Marketing Podcast is supported by the HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International) Digital Marketing Council. Every week, Loren examines digital marketing tools and strategies specifically from the hospitality industry’s perspective and highlights ways hoteliers can embrace new solutions to make their lives easier.
In his weekly episode of Slick Talk, Wil Slickers brings in experts from every area of hospitality. Whether it’s about hotel or resort management, innovative restaurant concepts, the newest in hospitality tech or optimizing your distribution strategy, you’ll get the latest expert input here.
Keep current with the latest news in hospitality tech and other industry trends with the techtalk.travel podcast. The hosts interview founders of today’s fastest-growing hotel tech companies as well as experts in areas as diverse as biometrics, AI and augmented reality. Get insights from today’s top thought leaders to keep your business ahead of the game.
Every week co-hosts Greg Fregoso and Kyle Allison sit down to discuss what’s new and important in the service world. Their guests come from every domain of the hospitality industry as well as other lines of business that regularly intersect with hotels. Check out Hospitality, M.D. for insightful updates on management, recruiting, operations and so much more.
The Hospitality Spirit podcast features a cross-section of industry veterans who discuss their personal experiences, insights, industry trends and advice for those looking to make a career in hospitality. The host, Nicholas Thomas is an associate professor and director of the School of Hospitality Leadership at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business in Chicago.
Open Pantry Consulting hosts a weekly podcast where Shaun de Vries interviews the world’s leading hospitality professionals. Topics on the Open Pantry Podcast include industry changes, tech innovations, trends and personal insights into the latest goings-on.
Every week, Rupesh Patel invites the very best in their field on his show Hospitality Live on LinkedIn. They discuss a broad range of topics from hospitality sales and marketing to leadership, revenue management and overall trends in the industry. Tune in for some inspiration on how to take your property to the next level.
Every week, WHTT (Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech) holds its Revenue HACKS live event on LinkedIn. Join live or watch the recordings to get the latest ideas on how to increase revenue, boost direct bookings and address the newest challenges revenue managers face today.
Twice a week Chef Jason J. McBride hosts his live show Real Hospitality TV and welcomes some of the industry’s top minds for interviews and panel discussions. They talk about everything from tech innovations and changes in the distribution landscape to management, leadership and sustainability
Listen in for a bite-sized episode on hotel marketing every week hosted by netaffinity. Their clear and easy-to-implement tips will help you refine your marketing strategy. Your weekly dose of Marketing in the Morning will ensure you’re always up to date on the latest trends.
The Hospitality Mavericks Podcast’s mission is to support entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry who want to create a business that both guests and staff love, support and enjoy coming back to. Check out host Michael Tingsager’s conversations with industry leaders who share invaluable insights.
In the Proven Principles Podcast host Adam Knight and his guests break down the inner workings of the hospitality industry. They highlight proven techniques and tools to upgrade operations and a hotel’s performance so you can achieve your business goals.
In Unconstrained Conversations, revenue management expert Klaus Kohlmayr discusses everything from revenue management to total profit optimization with established industry experts. Join Klaus and his guests for real-world stories, advice and creative ideas for your own revenue management approach.
In the Luxury Travel Marketer, David Nickel of Jadewolf Marketing discusses topics related to marketing for luxury hospitality businesses. Stop by here to learn about everything from luxury branding, mistakes to avoid, lead generation and more.
In his podcast The MOD Report, Dr. Ryan Giffen and his guests shine a light on all the crazy and uncommon things hospitality professionals see on day-to-day basis. Tune in for some expert insights on current topics with a focus on leadership and optimizing your organization.
Shari Bayer hosts the weekly All in the Industry podcast where she invites hospitality’s behind-the-scenes heroes. They share their story and expertise on a variety of topics from management and marketing to food safety and Shari completes every episode with a PR pro tip. Finally, the current guest has the last word when they get to ask the next guest a question – such a cool and unique idea!
In his 5-10-minute episodes, host Jason Emanis shares bite-sized tips, tricks and expert advice on leveraging technology to boost revenue and profitability at your property. Especially if you’re an ever-busy hotelier, tune in to SHR Soundbites for these quick drops of wisdom from industry experts.
In his weekly show Hospitality Meets…, Phil Street welcomes people from all kinds of backgrounds in the hospitality industry. Tune in for fun and engaging talks about hotel careers, the latest trends and developments and some surprising or unconventional career paths. Inspiration and a few good laughs are guaranteed.
Anthony Melchiorri from the Travel Channel and Glenn Haussman (yes, Glenn again) share the mic with industry leaders in hotel design and the culinary world. Their discussions on Checking In are meant to empower everyone in the hospitality industry to take charge of their business, career and life.
Another audio show by Glenn Haussman, the Hotel Design Podcast is for you, if you want to know why and how certain brands look and feel the way they do. Find out from top interior designers, architects and other creative minds what’s behind their best work and how it’s impacted the industry as a whole.
Funnel TV runs on the Travel Tech Channel. It’s less of a podcast than a weekly live stream where industry experts share their stories, experience and knowledge. Check out their library or tune in live for deep insights into hotel tech, distribution, marketing and other topics impacting the hospitality industry.
Every week, netaffinity’s Niall Lenihan sits down with a different partner. They discuss how the various businesses support hoteliers, how they’ve reacted to COVID-19 and what the future may hold. Check out the Partner Series to find out about cool new tech solutions and services that can give your hotel an edge.
New Hospitality Podcasts
The Hotel Cast by Asksuite is a new hospitality podcast and host Paula Carreirão has already had some high-profile guests. Topics include taking a closer look at hotel tech innovations, leadership, recruitment and many more.
A new addition to the realm of hospitality podcasts, Travel Market Life already has an impressive library of episodes. Ryan Haynes and his guests cover everything from guest journey digitization and bots to conversational marketing and post-Covid risk management.
Every Friday morning a new episode of the Let’s Talk Tourism podcast goes live. Join hosts and hospitality industry experts Katie Hokin and Gabby Daniels when they interview key industry players to offer deep dives into current topics.
Philip Ibrahim, Patrizia Zueck, Fritz Dickamp and Florian Montag take turns hosting the Smack Hospitality Cast which just recently aired the first few episodes of its second season. The team’s goal is to share informative episodes about the latest developments and trends in the hospitality industry all while keeping things light, fun and engaging.
Since starting the Room Block podcast in summer 2020, Jen Salerno has interviewed several experts in the hospitality and events industry. Guests share their perspectives, challenges, stories and inspirations to encourage listeners to gain a better understanding of their partners and achieve greater results together.
In her recently-launched show ShandeeLand, Shandee Chernow explores food allergies, business, and life’s special moments. Her guests include chefs, restaurant professionals and allergy experts. Together they look at ways of providing safe, engaging and memorable experiences in a world where more and more people live with dietary restrictions.
In his new hospitality podcast the Conversation, Jonathan Humphries interviews some of the industry’s top minds. Johnathan and his guests dive into topics such as leadership, best practices, crisis management, mental wellbeing, resilience and so much more.
Food & Beverage Industry Podcasts
Having spent a lot of my hospitality career in F&B, it only felt right to dedicate a section to my favorite branch of the hospitality industry. Browse below for some of the best podcasts about the food and restaurant industry.
Eric Cacciatore hosts one of the most established restaurant podcasts, Restaurant Unstoppable. With over 750 episodes and countless high-profile guests, he’s discussed pretty much every topic you could imagine. Listen now to learn from the world’s most successful restaurants and up your own game.
Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich host the weekly Food Talk show live in their food store Honey & Spice in London. They release the recording of their interviews as a podcast. Guests include everyone who’s part of the food & beverage industry. This includes chefs and waiters, food critics, teachers and many more walks of life. Tune in for some inspiring stories around food and how it has impacted people’s lives and careers.
The self-styled ‘podcast for restaurant people’ collects advice, anecdotes and actionable ideas from everyone in the F&B industry. Guests on the Garnish include restaurant managers, chefs and servers who share unique stories about life in the biz, challenges and opportunities.
This restaurant marketing podcast covers all topics relevant to getting the word out about your restaurant. Whether you run an independent business or have several outlets in your hotel, the ideas shared on the Secret Sauce will help you take your restaurant marketing up a notch.
Why Food? is the show for hospitality and F&B entrepreneurs and those who are still dreaming about embarking on this journey. Browse the vast episode library and get inspired by people who have taken a successful leap into starting their own business in the food industry.
If you want to pursue a career as a chef or simply want to learn more about the people who work behind the scenes preparing delicious treats in restaurants, tune in to The Line. Every week, Eli Sussman interviews chefs about their childhood, their first steps in the industry and what led them to where they are in today.
In his weekly episode of the Feast Yr Ears podcast, Harry Rosenblum looks at food through the lens of storytelling. His guests are both industry insiders and outsiders who share how their life experiences have shaped what they eat and cook. Dive in to learn more about the relationship between human experiences and the food we eat.
If you’re looking at creating a consumer brand in the food and beverage sector, In the Sauce is for you. Alison Cayne, the host and founder of Haven’s Kitchen Sauces outlines her journey of starting and building her company and the brand – perfect inspiration for the budding and searching entrepreneur.
How is the quickly evolving technology industry impacting how we grow, share and discover food? Do the food revolution and the start-up generation go together or is there a conflict? In the Tech Bites podcast, host Jennifer Leuzzi looks for answers to these questions together with guests who are part of the ever-developing food industry.
The two chefs Glenn Flood and Tobie Puttock host the Kitchen Therapy podcast where they regularly welcome guests who also have a background in the F&B industry. They discuss everything from day-to-day life in the kitchen to their favorite music in a lighthearted tone and engaging style.
International hospitality podcasts
With hospitality being such an international industry, it’s obvious that there are hospitality podcasts in other languages too. Below are the ones which were recommended to me.
So Geht Hotel Heute by Marco Nussbaum, the founder of prizeotel, is one of the top hospitality podcasts in the German-speaking realm. His impressive library of well over 300 episodes covers every topic related to the hospitality industry as well as insights and opinions industry veterans have on them. Tune in for true knowledge bombs!
Probably the top German-language hospitality podcast, Hotel-O-Motion is a must-listen. The host Valerie Wagner interviews guests with various areas of expertise (including myself – of course we spoke about copywriting). They share actionable advice and insights on online distribution, marketing, management, leadership and countless other topics.
In her Podcast Gastfreundschaft Leben, Mandy Engelhardt covers topics like training in hospitality, leadership and the latest ways you can delight your guests. Tune in for expert interviews and deep dives on everything about hospitality apprenticeships, training and professional development.
Listen to host Lisa Boje discuss hospitality and business trends, branding, marketing and hotel design with her guests. Let Hotelharmonisierung inspire you to take another look at some established practices and get new ideas for your own business.
Sven Lehnhoff, a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry hosts the bi-weekly show …und Sven! In his podcast, he interviews hoteliers, chefs and everyone in between who shares his passion for our industry. Stop by for interesting conversations about the latest trends, innovations and opportunities.
Since he’s bilingual himself, Pablo Torres hosts the Hospitality Podcast by Torres Consulting in both English and Spanish. The format is the same in both languages: Pablo interviews hospitality experts and gets their advice on everything from finance and distribution to career building.
Marcos Toscani hosts Experto en Hoteles, the top-ranked Spanish hospitality podcast. In every episode, he interviews industry leaders who work in key positions with the world’s best brands. Give it a listen for the latest insights on revenue management, sales, operations and culinary trends with a unique focus on Spanish speaking markets.
In the Hospidalidad Emprendedora podcast Albert Pérez Llanos and Gian Franco Mercado interview entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry. Tune in to listen to their guests share stories of their success and challenges which offer valuable insights to those who are also looking to start their entrepreneurship journey.
Since they’re based in Brazil, it’s hardly surprising that Asksuite also hosts a show in Portuguese, the Hotel Cast LATAM. Check out their growing library of interviews with hospitality leaders on topics including staff training, sales, distribution and hotel tech.
Whew, that’s it! What a list, right?
Maybe it’s still not complete though… if your favorite podcast is still missing, drop me a line or leave a comment and I’ll add it ASAP!
Thanks a lot Juliana for such comprehensive list and work.