Category Archives: Business Practices

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



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


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



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


339 – Ideas, Planning, Action for the Travel Professional in 2014



Podcast Number 339 GUEST SEGMENT A challenge for the travel professional is coming up with new ideas to generate business. Finding the ideas is the first challenge. The second challenge is putting the ideas into action. In fact, most ideas never make it to an action plan for implementation. This show is about finding ideas … Continue reading 339 – Ideas, Planning, Action for the Travel Professional in 2014


315 – Key Elements and Best Practices to Build Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 315 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Cris DeSouza from Celebrity Cruise Lines joins the show to talk about best practices and key elements to build your travel business. This show is full of gems you can use and put into practice that will take your … Continue reading 315 – Key Elements and Best Practices to Build Your Travel Business


313 – Are You Using Social Media as Part of Your Marketing Strategy?



Podcast Number 313  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Are you using social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter to develop presence and credibility for your travel business? If not, you should be. Catherine Heeg of Customized Management Solutions joins Barry and Lorene to discuss the potential of social media in … Continue reading 313 – Are You Using Social Media as Part of Your Marketing Strategy?


303 – Are You Starting or Growing Your Travel Business? This Show is for You!



Podcast Number 303  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT On today’s show our guest is Anita Pagliasso. Anita is the author of two books, “From Home Based to Power House,” and her recent book, “How I Made a Small Fortune as a Home Based Travel Agent.” Anita has a companion CD full of … Continue reading 303 – Are You Starting or Growing Your Travel Business? This Show is for You!


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


279 – Putting Together a Theme Cruise and Helping Your Clients Rave About You



Podcast Number 279 BUSINESS SEGMENT Testimonials are great sales tools everyone should employ to drive business.  Don’t leave your client scratching their head about what to write when you ask them for a testimonial.  Bust through a client’s writer’s block by giving them a template to prompt them to write a winning testimonial for you. … Continue reading 279 – Putting Together a Theme Cruise and Helping Your Clients Rave About You


278 – Reflections of a Travel Agent and What’s in a Name



Podcast Number 278 BUSINESS SEGMENT Barry talks about how to organize and name the files on your computer.  The key is to organize and name your files so you can quickly locate them in the future.  Here are examples of the naming conventions Barry talks about in the show. Here is how I store Sara … Continue reading 278 – Reflections of a Travel Agent and What’s in a Name


275 – Taking Your Business to a New Level in 2011



Podcast Number 275 BUSINESS SEGMENT Grace Murray Hopper said, “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”  Setting goals is like setting a course to take your business out of its safe harbor and taking it to a new level – after all, that’s what business is for!  Learn … Continue reading 275 – Taking Your Business to a New Level in 2011