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Find Your Alaska With Salmonberry Tours – 2



Podcast Number 407 SHOW NOTES This is the continuation of our interview with Mandy Garcia the co-owner of Salmonberry Tours. In this episode, Mandy gives us some tips about touring in the Homer, Alaska area. Lorene joins Mandy in the discussion giving her expertise as someone who is an Alaska expert, spent a great amount … Continue reading Find Your Alaska With Salmonberry Tours – 2


Hawaii – An Insider’s Perspective



Podcast Number 404 SHOW NOTES When your client travels to Hawaii they see the tourist areas and experience a small portion of what Hawaii is all about — although still a beautiful experience. When I travel I like to get to know the “locals.” I like to ask them what kind of coffee they drink, … Continue reading Hawaii – An Insider’s Perspective


Sell Yourself First



Podcast Number 399 SHOW NOTES “Sell yourself first,” explains our guest for this show who is Nolan Burris from Future Proof Travel. Nolan goes on to explain that travel websites are all about selling the product first and that is not your best selling strategy. As a travel advisor you have the experience and knowledge … Continue reading Sell Yourself First


Let’s Go On a Safari Adventure in Botswana



Podcast Number 398 SHOW NOTES Go on a safari with us during this month’s show. We will travel to Botswana, a small country of 2 million people just north of South Africa, and learn about mobile safaris and lodge safaris. Both offer luxury accommodations for you or your clients. Chris Christensen, the award-winning podcaster and host of the … Continue reading Let’s Go On a Safari Adventure in Botswana


Paradise Helicopters and the Kilauea Volcano



Podcast Number 393 SHOW NOTES Simply by watching the news, you would think that the Big Island of Hawaii is engulfed in a volcanic eruption. Well, that is simply not the case. The Big Island consists of 4,028 square miles and Kilauea is only affecting 1% of the Island. Waynette Kwon from Paradise Helicopters joins … Continue reading Paradise Helicopters and the Kilauea Volcano


322 – Learn About a Cruise Experience That Will Make Your Client Come Back For More



Podcast Number 322 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT In today’s show we talk with Lisa Presley. Lisa is the home based channel director for the Globus Family of Brands. Lisa describes many of the advantages for a travel agent to become a part of the Globus Family. … Continue reading 322 – Learn About a Cruise Experience That Will Make Your Client Come Back For More


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


308 – Travel Agents Learn How to Become Full Service by Selling Airline Tickets



Podcast Number 308  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Bobbi Hamida joins us for part two of his interview. Bobbi is the Strategic Air Director for the host agency Nexion. In this segment we discuss how travel agents can become full service agents without purchasing and learning a Global Distribution System (GDS). Why … Continue reading 308 – Travel Agents Learn How to Become Full Service by Selling Airline Tickets


291 – Starwood Hotels and Starwood Pro for the Travel Agents



Podcast Number 291 Try GoToMeeting Free for Thirty Days COHOSTED SEGMENT Chris Austin from Starwood Hotels joins today’s show. Chris is Starwoods Vice President for Global Retail Leisure and Luxury Sales. Starwood Hotels is one of the largest hotel companies in the world and they value their relationship with travel professionals. Chris explains the Starwood … Continue reading 291 – Starwood Hotels and Starwood Pro for the Travel Agents


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