Category Archives: Technology

384 – Travel Visas For Your Clients Made Easy With Sherpa



Podcast Number 384 SHOW NOTES  Take the hassle out of obtaining a travel visa for your clients by learning about a new service called Sherpa. Sherpa is a secure website where your clients can submit their information including a selfie photo and Sherpa takes care of the rest. Sherpa works with travel agents to insure … Continue reading 384 – Travel Visas For Your Clients Made Easy With Sherpa


364 – How to Easily Produce Video to Promote Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 364 SHOW NOTES  Video sells. We know and experience this fact every day as we watch hundreds of television commercials on our tv’s every day. In today’s world you do not need expensive equipment or a million watt transmitter to produce and transmit your video. It really is easy and you can find … Continue reading 364 – How to Easily Produce Video to Promote Your Travel Business


351 – Using Social Media To Build Client Trust And Increase Sales



Podcast Number 351 GUEST SEGMENT On our previous two shows we’ve discussed the importance of selling yourself first as a travel consultant. You compete in the travel marketplace by clients getting to know you, liking you, and trusting you enough to place their valuable vacation time into your hands. Catherine Heeg, a social media trail … Continue reading 351 – Using Social Media To Build Client Trust And Increase Sales


334 – How To Use Google+ To Promote Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 334 COHOSTED SEGMENT Google+ is Google’s answer for a Facebook type of social media platform. Is Google+ a place where you can promote your travel business? Is Google+ easy to use? What are its advantages and disadvantages? Catherine Heeg, a social media expert in the travel trade, joins Lorene and I to answer … Continue reading 334 – How To Use Google+ To Promote Your Travel Business


321 – Pinterest, A Big Deal for Your Business or Just Another Social Site



Podcast Number 321 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Pinterest is a social media site where you create your own bulletin board to share your interests and other people’s interests. Catherine Heeg joins the show and explains how Pinterest is a powerful tool to promote your travel business. … Continue reading 321 – Pinterest, A Big Deal for Your Business or Just Another Social Site


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?


290 – NACTA’s Technology Training and Tools for the Travel Agent



Podcast Number 290 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT Penney Rudicil, the National Association of Career Travel Agents technology guru, joins Lorene and Barry in the co-hosted segment. Penney talks about the upcoming Tech Fest hosted by NACTA in Deerfield, Illinois. NACTA is planning other Tech Fests for travel agents on the west … Continue reading 290 – NACTA’s Technology Training and Tools for the Travel Agent


286 – The World of Coffee and What SEO Means for Your Travel Business



Podcast Number 286 BUSINESS SEGMENT Search engine optimization (SEO) and what it means for your travel agent business. Check out this article in PC World if you want some quick tips in writing on how to optimize your website. The article is titled, “Five Tips to Improve Ranking and Increase Traffic.” CO HOSTED SEGMENT Today’s … Continue reading 286 – The World of Coffee and What SEO Means for Your Travel Business


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


281 – A Great Destination Resource and QR Codes for Your Business



Podcast Number 281 BUSINESS SEGMENT What are QR codes and what do they mean for your business? These codes are popping up everywhere. You will find them on business cards, on stickers placed about anywhere, on products or anything else you can imagine. The big deal is when the QR code is scanned with a … Continue reading 281 – A Great Destination Resource and QR Codes for Your Business