Category Archives: Business Practices

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


267 – Lorene and Barry Together at Viansa Winery



Podcast Number 267 Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free. Barry and Lorene meet in person for the second time in more than five years. Otherwise, Barry and Lorene meet once a week by telephone or Skype to record the Home Based Travel Agent Show. Barry and Lorene traveled to … Continue reading 267 – Lorene and Barry Together at Viansa Winery


223 – Back to Basics, Starting a Home Based Travel Business



Podcast Number 223 This is a “Back to Basics” show where Barry gives a broad overview of what it takes to become a travel agent. Barry talks about setting up your business, host agencies, state licensing and insurance. Kelly Monaghan’s home study course to become a travel agent. Tom Ogg’s travel agent resource center TRAVEL … Continue reading 223 – Back to Basics, Starting a Home Based Travel Business


222 – Employ an External Brain for Your Business and Personal Life



Podcast Number 222 Have you ever longed for a way to store and easily retrieve all those minor and major details of life and business. On today’s show we talk about a free product that can become your external brain. Evernote can store handwritten notes, audio files, PDF documents, web pages, email, spreadsheets, word processing … Continue reading 222 – Employ an External Brain for Your Business and Personal Life