Category Archives: Fam Trips

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


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


352 – Experience Maui and the Wonders of Hawaiian Culture



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 … Continue reading 352 – Experience Maui and the Wonders of Hawaiian Culture


336 – What A Destinational Fam Trip Will Do For You



Podcast Number 336 COHOSTED SEGMENT Visit Anchorage was recently a host to Lorene and several travel agents for a destinational familiarization trip. Lorene describes her experience during the trip including local cuisine, hotels, the Alaska Railroad and the Alaska State Fair. Lorene’s experience is a great example of what you can learn on a destinational … Continue reading 336 – What A Destinational Fam Trip Will Do For You


326 – Score a Great Fam Trip With Anchorage Wild Expert



Podcast Number 326  Subscribe in iTunes  COHOSTED SEGMENT Jody Overstreet and David Kasser join us in the co-hosted segment to talk about the new training modules they are adding to the Anchorage Wild Expert (AWE) program. The training modules offered by Visit Anchorage in their AWE program are designed as a fun way to learn … Continue reading 326 – Score a Great Fam Trip With Anchorage Wild Expert


322 – Learn About a Cruise Experience That Will Make Your Client Come Back For More



Podcast Number 322 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT In today’s show we talk with Lisa Presley. Lisa is the home based channel director for the Globus Family of Brands. Lisa describes many of the advantages for a travel agent to become a part of the Globus Family. … Continue reading 322 – Learn About a Cruise Experience That Will Make Your Client Come Back For More


319 – Pack Your Bags For This Alaskan Dream Cruise



Podcast Number 319 Special Edition Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Every once and a while a great opportunity comes up that Lorene and I want to pass along to you. This show is a special edition to let you know about a FAM trip that you can … Continue reading 319 – Pack Your Bags For This Alaskan Dream Cruise


314 – Learn About Anchorage And Win A Fam Trip



Podcast Number 314 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Join the fun and become an Anchorage Wild Expert (AWE) and possibly win a familiarization trip to Anchorage. Jody Overstreet and David Kasser join us in the co hosted segment where we talk about the great destination of Anchorage, … Continue reading 314 – Learn About Anchorage And Win A Fam Trip


309 – NACTA Annual Conference



Podcast Number 309  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Familiarization (fam) trips expand your knowledge of destinations. Many fam trips offer classes to go along with the destination experience. Lorene recently attended NACTA‘s Annual Conference at Sea. MSC Cruise Lines hosted the event taking travel agents on a fall color tour of the … Continue reading 309 – NACTA Annual Conference


306 – the Royal Kona Resort, A Great Value for Your Clients



Podcast Number 306 Nominate the Home Based Travel Agent Show for the best travel podcast at www.pocastawards.com. Thank you for supporting the show!  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days!   COHOSTED SEGMENT Jay Rubenstein of the Royal Kona Resort joins the show and tells us about the great amenities of the resort and the fantastic … Continue reading 306 – the Royal Kona Resort, A Great Value for Your Clients