370 – No Travel Agent is an Island



Podcast Number 370 SHOW NOTES English poet John Donne said, “No man [or woman or travel agent] is an island.” Okay that was said back in the 1600’s so I added to the quote to fit the times and occasion. What does the quote have to do with travel agents? Well many home based agents … Continue reading 370 – No Travel Agent is an Island


369 – Using a Sales Funnel to Visualize Your Travel Agency’s Sales and Marketing Plan



Podcast Number 369 SHOW NOTES Don’t let marketing and sales overwhelm you. The sales funnel is a tool to visualize this process, breaking it down into manageable segments, and helping you to make a plan to convert prospects into clients. In this Business 101 Show Barry explains the sales funnel and how you can use … Continue reading 369 – Using a Sales Funnel to Visualize Your Travel Agency’s Sales and Marketing Plan


368 – A River Cruise for Knitters and a Host Agency for You



Podcast Number 368 SHOW NOTES How does knitting, a river cruise and a host agency all tie together? Well I never know what’s going to happen when I produce a show. I was contacted by Laurie Scheid, a travel agent and long time listener, who explained that she wanted some help selling a few cabins … Continue reading 368 – A River Cruise for Knitters and a Host Agency for You


367 – Fathom a Cruise That Gives Your Clients an Opportunity to Make A Difference



Podcast Number 367 SHOW NOTES  Fathom is a new Carnival brand offering your clients all the amenities of a normal cruise but in addition offers an opportunity to either experience a new culture or make a difference in the lives of struggling people. A Fathom cruise to the Dominican Republic will give your clients the … Continue reading 367 – Fathom a Cruise That Gives Your Clients an Opportunity to Make A Difference


366 – Business 101 – A Process to Become More Productive and Reduce Stress



Podcast Number 366 SHOW NOTES  Organizing all the tasks you need to accomplish for your business, personal life and family life is a daunting chore. This task list can overwhelm and add stress to the point where you ignore the list of tasks altogether. I’ve tried many types of task organizing tools and always feel … Continue reading 366 – Business 101 – A Process to Become More Productive and Reduce Stress


365 – This Should Be At The Top Of Your Clients’ Bucket List



Podcast Number 365 SHOW NOTES  Imagine seeing Hawaii from a vantage point few visitors experience. This is an experience of a lifetime that you should explain to clients if they are visiting Hawaii. Paradise Helicopters will work with you to create a once in a lifetime experience for your clients. Waynette Kwon joins our show … Continue reading 365 – This Should Be At The Top Of Your Clients’ Bucket List


364 – How to Easily Produce Video to Promote Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 364 SHOW NOTES  Video sells. We know and experience this fact every day as we watch hundreds of television commercials on our tv’s every day. In today’s world you do not need expensive equipment or a million watt transmitter to produce and transmit your video. It really is easy and you can find … Continue reading 364 – How to Easily Produce Video to Promote Your Travel Business


363 – Barry and Lorene Ring In 2016 Talking About Business Planning



Podcast Number 363 SHOW NOTES  Barry and Lorene discuss business plans for 2016 and how you can connect with clients, network with other travel agents and build your business. SUPPORT THE HOME BASED TRAVEL AGENT SHOW Create beautiful itineraries and quotes for just $9 per month  Go to Travefy.com/agent use the promo code HBTAS10 to … Continue reading 363 – Barry and Lorene Ring In 2016 Talking About Business Planning


362 – Traveling the River of Gold With Chris Christensen



Podcast Number 362 SHOW NOTES  Where do you find high end clients who use travel agents? On a Viking River Cruise. Chris Christensen, or as he says, “Chris2X,” joins the Show to describe his adventure on the Duoro River in Portugal with Viking River Cruises. Chris is a talented story teller, an award winning podcaster … Continue reading 362 – Traveling the River of Gold With Chris Christensen


361 – Business 101 – Are You Selling Details or Are You Selling The Emotion of Travel?



Podcast Number 361 SHOW NOTES  It’s tempting to sell the features of your travel specialty. In fact it’s easy to sell the features of your travel product. It’s easy to talk about the details of the flight, the number of rooms in a suite, the all inclusive restaurants or bars, or the fine rental car. … Continue reading 361 – Business 101 – Are You Selling Details or Are You Selling The Emotion of Travel?