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The Art of Smart Travel in the HTM Industry: Insights from River Tru Travel's Founder

Updated: Nov 24, 2023

River Dohm, Founder of River Tru Travel Agency, Pioneering New Horizons for HTM Professionals in Travel

In our ever-evolving world, where the boundaries between work and life blur more each day, the importance of efficient and intelligent travel management cannot be overstated — particularly for those in the fast-paced Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) industry. In “HTM On The Line” latest podcast episode, I had the enlightening opportunity to converse with River Dohm, the visionary founder of River Tru Travel, a travel agency that caters to HTM professionals. River's expertise and innovative approach offer a new perspective on managing travel efficiently, safely, and with maximizing travel rewards in mind.

One of the most striking aspects of River Tru Travel is its unique business model. They offer comprehensive travel services without any fees, while ensuring clients still accrue all their travel rewards. This strategy revolutionizes the way professionals travel, unencumbered by contracts and without forfeiting any benefits. River explained that this is made possible through partnerships with travel suppliers. By getting compensated directly by these suppliers, the agency is able to extend its services to clients without any cost — a win-win for all parties involved.

In our discussion, we ventured into the dynamic landscape of the travel industry. River's dedication to ensuring client safety, providing international travel assistance, and continuously enhancing their proprietary software for better efficiency stood out as key differentiators. These elements are vital in the HTM industry, where the demand for effective and secure travel solutions is at its peak.

The conversation also shed light on the life of a travel agent. River believes that this career path offers incredible flexibility and perks, yet it requires a keen sense of organization and a deep love for travel. The resilience and adaptability needed in this role have been particularly highlighted by the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

River at Hanalei Beach on Nā Pali Coast, Hawai'i after hiking the Hanakāpīʻai Falls Trail at 8 months pregnant.

As we wrapped up our discussion, we delved into the future of smart travel. River shared her vision of a future where remote monitoring and virtual meetings could potentially reduce the frequency of travel for HTM professionals. This could lead to not only conserving resources but also allowing these professionals to concentrate more effectively on their primary tasks.

This episode, rich with insights into smart travel and the HTM industry, is a testament to River’s innovative approach and vast experience in travel management. For those in the HTM sector or considering a career in travel management, this episode is a must-listen. Just when you think it's over, we close with an intriguing tale of River's adventurous escapade in Hawaii, a reminder of how, in our fast-paced and interconnected world, smart travel isn't just a convenience — it's an essential strategy for success and well-being.

River and her husband at "Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe" in Switzerland at an elevation of 3,454 meters (11,332 ft) is the highest railway station in Europe.

To hear River Dohm's valuable insights in our latest podcast episode - click here to listen.

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This podcast is sponsored by The College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. You can find out more information about this outstanding institution at CBET.EDU.

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