Category Archives: Associations

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


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


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



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


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



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


343 – Are You Ready For The Exploding Market of Romance Travel?



Podcast Number 343 GUEST SEGMENT Successful travel agents develop specialties, learning as much as they can about their niche, providing clients with ideas and service unmatched by big web travel sellers. The romance travel market is exploding and our guest John Hawks, from Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association, will explain to you how to … Continue reading 343 – Are You Ready For The Exploding Market of Romance Travel?


340 – Free Workshop for Travel Agents Interested in Designing Tours



Podcast Number 340 GUEST SEGMENT Jim Reddekopp joins the show and continues the discussion from Show Number 337 about learning how to become a tour operator. Jim addresses some of the fears people may have about starting a tour designing business and he can show you how to start a tour designing business for less … Continue reading 340 – Free Workshop for Travel Agents Interested in Designing Tours


333 – Are Your Clients Looking for Paradise? Check Out Kaanapali Beach



Podcast Number 333 COHOSTED SEGMENT  Great food, the best coffee, mix with shopping, beaches, golf and you have paradise located on Kaanapali Beach. Lorene and I had the pleasure of talking with Shelley Kakula, the Executive Director of the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, for the interview portion of this show. Shelley filled us in on … Continue reading 333 – Are Your Clients Looking for Paradise? Check Out Kaanapali Beach


330 – Travel Agent Support and the Importance of Choosing the Right Host Agency from NACTA’s Vice President



Podcast Number 330 COHOSTED SEGMENT  Ann Van Leeuwen, Vice President at the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), joins Barry and Lorene on the show to discuss upcoming events sponsored by NACTA for travel agents. We also discuss the NACTA community of travel agents and the great support this community provides its members. Travel … Continue reading 330 – Travel Agent Support and the Importance of Choosing the Right Host Agency from NACTA’s Vice President


323 – Increase Your Sales by Expanding Into the Gay and Lesbian Travel Marketplace



Podcast Number 323 COHOSTED SEGMENT The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) is an organization promoting tourism in the gay community. John Tanzella talks about how you can become a business partner with IGLTA as a travel agent to promote your business to gay and lesbian travelers. IGLTA is featured in more than twenty … Continue reading 323 – Increase Your Sales by Expanding Into the Gay and Lesbian Travel Marketplace


316 – Are You On Board With NACTA? We Are!



Podcast Number 316 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Ann VanLeeuwen joins Lorene and Barry on today’s show to discuss the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA). Ann is the Vice President of NACTA and she describes some of the many benefits NACTA offers travel agents. Members … Continue reading 316 – Are You On Board With NACTA? We Are!