Category Archives: Business Opportunity

382 – Join the Vacation Rental Property Boom



Podcast Number 382 SHOW NOTES  Vacation rental properties are expanding at an alarming rate but this market has left the travel professional sitting on the sidelines – until now. Your clients may want to travel with a group of friends, family members or just want an alternative to a hotel room. You now have the … Continue reading 382 – Join the Vacation Rental Property Boom


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


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


337 – Are You an Entrepreneur? Learn How To Create A Tour Operator Business



Podcast Number 337 COHOSTED SEGMENT A world of business is waiting for you, that is if you want to become a tour operator, or as Jim Reddekopp calls it, a tour designer. Jim has formed a business to teach you how to become a tour designer. Jim talks about the training he conducts, and offers … Continue reading 337 – Are You an Entrepreneur? Learn How To Create A Tour Operator Business


312 – How You Can Become Your Own Custom Tour Company



Podcast Number 312  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Have you ever considered tapping into the affinity groups with customized tours for such groups as the Red Hat Ladies, your local church groups or the local garden club? Or, how about creating a special tour for your honeymoon clients? Chris Babb joins the … Continue reading 312 – How You Can Become Your Own Custom Tour Company


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


285 – Promote Yourself as a Destination Expert on Hearplanet



Podcast Number 285 CO HOSTED SEGMENT Steven Echtman joins the show to talk about Hearplanet. Hearplanet is a personal tour guide in your pocket. Actually it’s a sophisticated app for your iPhone or Android powered smart phone. Geolocation along with powerful search features will lead you on a discovery of what’s around you, or what’s … Continue reading 285 – Promote Yourself as a Destination Expert on Hearplanet


284 – Don’t Overlook Your Special Needs Clients Whether at Sea or on Land!



Podcast Number 284 BUSINESS SEGMENT Increase you sales by finding opportunities to partner with other businesses in your area. CO HOSTED SEGMENT The Special Needs Group, also know as Special Needs At Sea, offers you the opportunity to expand your business to those who are challenged with a disability. Andrew Garnett explains how his company … Continue reading 284 – Don’t Overlook Your Special Needs Clients Whether at Sea or on Land!


283 – NACTA The Travel Agent’s Water Cooler, Where You Go For Support and Education



Podcast Number 283 BUSINESS SEGMENT Learn how to become a well known travel expert in your hometown. CO HOSTED SEGMENT Bob Duglin, the Director of Industry Relations for the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), joins Lorene and Barry in this week’s co-hosted segment. Bob talks about the many services NACTA offers the independent … Continue reading 283 – NACTA The Travel Agent’s Water Cooler, Where You Go For Support and Education


280 – Avoya Travel Leads to Increasing Your Business



Podcast Number 280 BUSINESS SEGMENT Accept credit cards anywhere and at anytime with these new smart phone apps. Intuit, the company that owns Quickbooks is offering a free app and reader device for your smart phone to allow you to accept credit cards. Imagine closing your sale for a cruise and taking the deposit by … Continue reading 280 – Avoya Travel Leads to Increasing Your Business