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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 Travel Agents (NACTA) where Lorene and I interview Ann van Leeuwen, the President of NACTA, and Denise Johnson, the Central Florida NACTA Chapter Director. The underlying theme of the interviews are how you can benefit by teaming up with other travel agents to learn and expand your business by joining NACTA. Regional NACTA Chapters offer you the opportunity to team up with other travel agents to expand your business knowledge and skills. Learn how to participate and learn here by listening to the show.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE’VE DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 NACTA
The 2015 NACTA Regional Conference
Connect with Denise Johnson
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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,
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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 first of three interviews Lorene conducts while attending the meeting. The upcoming interviews are with the President of NACTA and the final interview is with a travel agent who with NACTA to establish a new region in the Orlando, Florida area.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE’VE DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Sandal’s Royal Bahamiam Spa Resort
CONNECT WITH US
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

Subscribe in iTunes

Subscribe via iTunes

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.

The Home Based Travel Agent Show, Lorene or Barry receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is entirely funded from the resources of Barry Kantz and Lorene Romero.

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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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348 – Travel Business 101 – What Does Your Website Say About You?

November 2, 2014
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Podcast Number 348 TRAVEL BUSINESS 101 In this first installment of Travel Business 101 we discuss why a website is important for your travel business and how to make it effective for the business your in. LINKS TO ITEMS WE’VE DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW Online AgencyPassport OnlineAgent Studio WordPress CONNECT WITH US The Home Based […]

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347 – Travel Agents – Do You Want to Make More Money in 2015? Here’s A Plan

September 29, 2014
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Podcast Number 347 GUEST SEGMENT Would you like to increase your income by 10% or 20% in 2015? The first step is writing that goal on paper. In this show we talk about taking specific action steps to achieving your goal. Kelly Bergin and Lisa Baron from Oasis Agents join us to talk about what […]

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