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Charles Odom
Founder, Business Development, Painted Circle
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Joined April 2022
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Brevard, NC USA
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About me

Avid traveler and former business development director for a global travel brand. Now I'm working on a new platform focused on helping support travel businesses and the communities where adventure takes us.

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  • Ciao Riccardo! This is an important question for all of us in travel to ask ourselves. If our goal is to make travel more sustainable, regenerative, more "any of Ian's buzzwords here ;)" then we have to be able to welcome all types of travelers into th... show more

  • Hi Amanda - I'm enjoying listening for the first time and look forward to diving into your past episodes and your website. Let's connect!

  • Looking forward to being part of the community and sharing insights & experience - this is a great time to think outside of the box!

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    Tourpreneur 2 years ago

  • Hey Mark - indeed. Some processors have specific lines in their T&Cs about businesses that are "sellers of travel," which may need to show various criteria are met before they will agree to process payments for you. I've used TMT in a previous positio... show more

  • Thanks so much for joining, Maria! We've already had several tour operators create listings for their businesses in Helsinki, Berlin, and Paris. Those businesses are already visible on, and as soon as we have enough listings in one reg... show more

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    Painted Circle 2 years ago