Category Archives: Cruises

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


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


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


293 – Celebrity Goes All Out for Travel Agents



Podcast Number 293 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT The fact that Celebrity Cruise Lines goes all out for travel agent is supported by the fact that 90% of their business is booked through their travel agent channel. Cris DeSouza from Celebrity joins Barry and Lorene to talk about exciting developments at Celebrity … Continue reading 293 – Celebrity Goes All Out for Travel Agents


292 – Azamara Club Cruises Offers Destination Immersion



Podcast Number 292 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT Edie Bornstein, Azamara’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing is on board to talk about the great opportunities Azamara Club Cruises offer travel agents. Learn about the value proposition this luxury cruise line offers your clients. You can contact Edie at ebornstein@azamaraclubcruises.com. TRAVEL NEWS … Continue reading 292 – Azamara Club Cruises Offers Destination Immersion


289 – Travel Agent Friendly Fort Lauderdale



Podcast Number 289 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT Fort Lauderdale has always been travel agent friendly says Josh Winston, Associate Director of Sales for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Josh joins the show to talk about what Fort Lauderdale has to offer your clients. Fort Lauderdale has many attractions … Continue reading 289 – Travel Agent Friendly Fort Lauderdale


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


276 – Branding Your Business and Viking Riverboat Cruises



Podcast Number 276 BUSINESS SEGMENT Creating a brand for your business will help you gain business. Barry defines what a brand is and how you can create a brand for your travel business. CO HOSTED SEGMENT Mike Weldon from Viking Riverboat Cruise lines joins Lorene and Barry in the co-hosted segment of the show. Mike … Continue reading 276 – Branding Your Business and Viking Riverboat Cruises


270 – An Unforgettable Experience Aboard 26 Glaciers Day Cruise



Podcast Number 270 Sponsor: Visit gotomeeting.com, click the try it free button and use promo code: Podcast. BUSINESS SEGMENT Success in creating a direct mail piece depends on who you direct your mailing to and how you word the piece.  Barry continues the discussion of direct mail describing how to create a direct mail piece … Continue reading 270 – An Unforgettable Experience Aboard 26 Glaciers Day Cruise


263 – Marketing Your Travel Business, “The Idea Machine!”



Podcast Number 263 Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free. This show is full of tips and ideas about how to market your travel business. Barry is in Chicago for a long weekend and Lorene is off on an adventure therefore the co-hosted segment is a repeat of the show … Continue reading 263 – Marketing Your Travel Business, “The Idea Machine!”