Business Class Podcast

The Business Class podcast is where you go to meet people who have built fulfilling careers. People with successful tourism & hospitality businesses. Destination marketing leaders. People who create sustainable local economies in tourism! 

Your Host

Stephen Ekstrom

Bring together an insightful interviewer with a roster of guests that have made a significant impact in the places people visit, the things tourists do and the means they use to get there, and you’re bound to have an interesting conversation.

Business Class interviews, though, are in a category by themselves, distinguished by the unique approach of host and executive producer Stephen Ekstrom. “One of the most intriguing frequent fliers profiled by the NY Times,” says NY1’s Pat Kiernan.

Ekstrom, Co-Founder and CEO at The Tourism Academy, isn’t afraid to ask a tough question. But Ekstrom sets an atmosphere in which guests volunteer to share their answers, insight and knowledge. What often puts those guests at ease is Ekstrom’s understanding of their work. “There’s a shared curiosity and interest in learning with every guest,” Ekstrom says.

The Archive

Seasoned tourism and destination marketing professionals share what it takes to make travel a career and not just a hobby. Each episode of the Business Class podcast introduces you to the people behind your favorite destinations and travel experiences, leaders who make tourism memorable for millions of people. These leaders share the secrets to building satisfying careers, successful businesses, and supportive community in the travel industry.