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Podcast Number 358

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 National Harbor is a 350 acre resort destination offering 3,000 hotel rooms tucked along the Potomac River 8 miles south of Washington D.C. National Harbor is host to  one of the largest hotels in the country at the Gaylord Resort and National Convention Center. In addition, opening in 2016, is the MGM National Harbor entertainment facility with the largest casino outside of Las Vegas. All of the sites of Washington D.C. are accessible by water taxi from National Harbor for your clients who are interested in a patriotic visit. Josh Winston, National Harbor’s tourism director, joins us to talk about the many opportunities available for travel agents and their guests at National Harbor. Josh is available to help you, the travel agent, design a tour your clients will love.
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National Harbor
Josh can be reached at joshwinston@nationalharbor.com or by calling (301) 203-4151.
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Podcast Number 357

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 We are taking you on a journey with this show. Our guest Chris Christensen is the top travel blogger and podcaster to rise from the world of new media. Chris has been recognized and won awards from Lonely Planet, The Chicago Tribune, The Men’s Journal plus many more. Chris’ podcasts are a journey you can take at your leisure. In fact, if you are looking to specialize, or already specializing in a destination, chances are very good that Chris has a podcast that will add to your knowledge.In today’s show Chris talks about his experience with Intrepid Travel, the agency that arranged his small group trip. As you may remember, in show number 354, Intrepid Travel representatives talked about their small group cultural and educational tours to Cuba. In this show Chris describes his experience traveling to Morocco using Intrepid as his tour guide. I know you will enjoy how Chris can transport you along on his journey through his wonderfully articulate descriptions of his experience.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE’VE DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
The Amateur Traveler Podcast
This Week in Travel
Intrepid Travel
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The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting – Lorene’s Travel Agent Website
Barry’s Facebook Page
Lorene’s Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com

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The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents – NACTA.
Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
This podcast uses many sounds from freesound,
for the full list see here: Attributions

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356 – Travel Agents Prosper by Working as a Team – The NACTA Chapter Directors’ Conference

June 28, 2015
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Podcast Number 356 INTERVIEW SEGMENT  One of the most valuable resources you can utilize as a small business owner, a travel agent, are the valuable insights from people who have a depth and breadth of experiences that are different from your own. This show combines the final two interviews from the National Association of Career […]

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355 – Sandal’s Royal Bahamiam Beach Resort – NACTA Regional Directors’ Meeting (Part I)

May 31, 2015
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Podcast Number 355 GUEST SEGMENT  Lorene joins us from Sandal’s Royal Bahamiam Beach Resort where NACTA is holding their regional directors’ meeting. Alice Macalla, Director of Industry Affairs for the resort takes a break from the meeting and talks with Lorene and I about Sandal’s beautiful resort and how they work with travel agents.This is the […]

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354 – Treat Your Clients to a Cultural Experience in Cuba

April 26, 2015
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Podcast Number 354 GUEST SEGMENT  Cuba remains a forbidden destination for U.S. Citizens however with Intrepid Travel’s cultural and educational tours, U.S. citizens may legally travel to Cuba. This is a good time to entice your clients with a Cuba tour, stepping back in time to the 1950’s, allowing them to experience Cuba before it […]

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353 – Goway Is All About Exotic Getaways, Unforgettable Honeymoons and Catering to Globetrotting Clients

March 28, 2015
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Podcast Number 353 GUEST SEGMENT Exotic getaways, unforgettable honeymoons and catering to your globetrotting clients are what this month’s show is about. Stephen Spurlock with Goway Travel joins us and describes a few of the exotic destinations Goway specializes in. Stephen explains how Goway helps the travel consultant offer clients those unforgettable trips. LINKS TO […]

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352 – Experience Maui and the Wonders of Hawaiian Culture

February 28, 2015
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Podcast Number 352 GUEST SEGMENT  Chris Kai’aokamālie, Director of Sales and Leisure for the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau,  joins our show to discuss the beauty and cultural wonders of Maui. Plus we talk about the NACTA Maui Master Specialist program where the travel professional travels to Maui and spends time with Hawaiian natives. This […]

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351 – Using Social Media To Build Client Trust And Increase Sales

January 25, 2015
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Podcast Number 351 GUEST SEGMENT On our previous two shows we’ve discussed the importance of selling yourself first as a travel consultant. You compete in the travel marketplace by clients getting to know you, liking you, and trusting you enough to place their valuable vacation time into your hands. Catherine Heeg, a social media trail […]

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350 – Why You Should Change Your Business Model From Travel Agent To Travel Consultant

December 11, 2014
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Podcast Number 350 GUEST SEGMENT The world has moved beyond the traditional travel agent who at one time was simply an order taker. The client would tell the agent where they wanted to travel and the travel agent would book the trip. The internet can easily fulfill this function today. The travel agent of today […]

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349 – Take Your Clients to Southeast Asia With Buffalo Tours

November 16, 2014
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Podcast Number 349 GUEST SEGMENT  Combining the experience of new cultures with trekking, bicycling, food, or anything your clients’ desire is Buffalo Tour’s specialty when it comes to travel in Southeast Asia. Elizabeth Johnson (EJ) describes how Buffalo Tours can work with you and your clients to create the vacation of a lifetime. LINKS TO […]

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