Category Archives: Hawaii

363 – Barry and Lorene Ring In 2016 Talking About Business Planning



Podcast Number 363 SHOW NOTES  Barry and Lorene discuss business plans for 2016 and how you can connect with clients, network with other travel agents and build your business. SUPPORT THE HOME BASED TRAVEL AGENT SHOW Create beautiful itineraries and quotes for just $9 per month  Go to Travefy.com/agent use the promo code HBTAS10 to … Continue reading 363 – Barry and Lorene Ring In 2016 Talking About Business Planning


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


333 – Are Your Clients Looking for Paradise? Check Out Kaanapali Beach



Podcast Number 333 COHOSTED SEGMENT  Great food, the best coffee, mix with shopping, beaches, golf and you have paradise located on Kaanapali Beach. Lorene and I had the pleasure of talking with Shelley Kakula, the Executive Director of the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association, for the interview portion of this show. Shelley filled us in on … Continue reading 333 – Are Your Clients Looking for Paradise? Check Out Kaanapali Beach


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


302 – A Down to Earth Tour of Hawaii



Podcast Number 302  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT In today’s show we talk about very untypical tours of Hawaii. Earth Bound Tourswill give your clients a glimpse of the Hawaiian agricultural and culinary community. The tours are a learning experience that take clients to interesting places like a sustainable mushroom farm, lavender … Continue reading 302 – A Down to Earth Tour of Hawaii


298 – On to Kauai



Podcast Number 298 COHOSTED SEGMENT This week we move to Kauai with Maile Horner. Maile is the sales and marketing director of the Kauai Visitor’s Bureau. Maile explains that Kauai is the garden isle because only 10% of the island is developed. If you’re looking for beach, Kauai has more beach per coastline than any … Continue reading 298 – On to Kauai


297 – Learning About Maui



Podcast Number 297 COHOSTED SEGMENT Chris Kai’ aokamalie from the Maui Visitors’ Bureau talks with Lorene and Barry about the benefits of selling Maui. Chris views travel agents as Maui’s extended sales force team. Chris talks about how the Maui Visitors’ Bureau is available to you to help you design special itineraries for your clients … Continue reading 297 – Learning About Maui


294 – The Big Island



Podcast Number 293 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT There are many destinations that have beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery but Waynette Kwon, of the Big Island Visitors’ Bureau explains that Hawaii has a unique culture. The unique culture adds a remarkable component to the beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery of Hawaii. Travel … Continue reading 294 – The Big Island


277 – The Chocolate Farm and Travel Agent Licensing



Podcast Number 277 BUSINESS SEGMENT Do you need a license in your state to sell travel?  Barry tells you how to find out if you must obtain a license or register as a seller of travel. CO HOSTED SEGMENT Who wouldn’t want to visit a chocolate farm?  Will Lydgate from Steelgrass Farms joins Barry on … Continue reading 277 – The Chocolate Farm and Travel Agent Licensing


274 – Lawful Endorsements and Creations from Koa Wood



Podcast Number 274 BUSINESS SEGMENT Client endorsements in your sales literature and on your website can work wonders to bring you sales.  But, the Federal Trade Commission has some rules you need to know about when it comes to those endorsements.  Barry highlights the rules so you can use endorsements with confidence and not run … Continue reading 274 – Lawful Endorsements and Creations from Koa Wood