All posts by Barry

377 – REALLY Experience Alaska on an Alaskan Dream Cruise



Podcast Number 377 SHOW NOTES  Travel is all about the experience you provide to your clients. Some clients love the large ship experience with the entertainment, shopping and casinos. But is this really the way to experience a place like Alaska? Michelle Glass from Alaskan Dream Cruises joins our Show to talk about the small … Continue reading 377 – REALLY Experience Alaska on an Alaskan Dream Cruise


376 – Chasing Aurora



Podcast Number 376 SHOW NOTES  The Northern Lights in Alaska is an alluring event for people of all walks of life and all points on the planet. In this episode we are continuing a focus on Alaska with Jodi Overstreet from Alaska Photo Treks. Jodi offers tours coupled with a photography focus where she will … Continue reading 376 – Chasing Aurora


375 – Indulge Your Clients’ Bucket List – Alaska



Podcast Number 375 SHOW NOTES  I think if you check most peoples’ bucket list you will find travel to Alaska among the top ten on that list. In fact there are a few surveys that confirm this observation. If you have yet to make Alaska one of your travel specialties perhaps now is the time … Continue reading 375 – Indulge Your Clients’ Bucket List – Alaska


374 – Marketing by Educating



Podcast Number 374 SHOW NOTES  In Show 369 we talked about using the concept of a sales funnel to visualize your marketing plan. In this Show we will discuss how to get potential clients into your sales funnel. Most people are familiar with attention marketing where you attempt to get the attention of potential clients … Continue reading 374 – Marketing by Educating


373 – Really, It is a Viking OCEAN Cruise



Podcast Number 373 SHOW NOTES  Chris Christensen joins us to talk about the debut of a new Viking product, their Ocean Cruise. Chris was invited to join Viking for a premier voyage of Viking’s newly launched Ocean Cruise line of travel products.Chris describes his experience on this new product that is a great opportunity for … Continue reading 373 – Really, It is a Viking OCEAN Cruise


372 – Playa Resorts are Committed to Travel Agent Success



Podcast Number 372 SHOW NOTES  Playa Resorts offers the travel agent many incentives as well as exceptional training and assistance in selling their properties. In this Show we are joined by Jeannie Bean, Business Development Manager for Playa Resorts. Jeannie gives us a wonderful description of the Playa Resorts and how they create an unforgettable … Continue reading 372 – Playa Resorts are Committed to Travel Agent Success


371 – Touring Germany with Chris Christensen



Podcast Number 371 SHOW NOTES  Chris Christensen joins us once again to talk about his recent trip to Germany. Chris ventured into what was East Germany, the old German Decmocratic Republic, where he visited historical sites related to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Germany is preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Chris … Continue reading 371 – Touring Germany with Chris Christensen


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