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339 – Ideas, Planning, Action for the Travel Professional in 2014



Podcast Number 339 GUEST SEGMENT A challenge for the travel professional is coming up with new ideas to generate business. Finding the ideas is the first challenge. The second challenge is putting the ideas into action. In fact, most ideas never make it to an action plan for implementation. This show is about finding ideas … Continue reading 339 – Ideas, Planning, Action for the Travel Professional in 2014


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


330 – Travel Agent Support and the Importance of Choosing the Right Host Agency from NACTA’s Vice President



Podcast Number 330 COHOSTED SEGMENT  Ann Van Leeuwen, Vice President at the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA), joins Barry and Lorene on the show to discuss upcoming events sponsored by NACTA for travel agents. We also discuss the NACTA community of travel agents and the great support this community provides its members. Travel … Continue reading 330 – Travel Agent Support and the Importance of Choosing the Right Host Agency from NACTA’s Vice President


317 – Catherine Heeg Explains How to Find Content to Put Into Your Travel Agent Blog



Podcast Number 317 Find more travel business related content at the TRAVEL CONSULTANT ACADEMY. COHOSTED SEGMENT Catherine Heeg is an expert on using social media to increase the travel consultant’s exposure to potential and existing clients. Catherine is full of ideas about how you can find interesting content that will attract readers to your blog. … Continue reading 317 – Catherine Heeg Explains How to Find Content to Put Into Your Travel Agent Blog


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?


311 – What Are 10 Things You Need to Become a Successful Travel Agent?



Podcast Number 311  Try GoToMeeting free for 30 Days! COHOSTED SEGMENT Here are ten things an independent travel consultant should know to build a successful business. Kelly Bergin, the Vice President for Business Development at Oasis Agents, details the ten things on today’s show. Kelly is a long time travel professional and Oasis Agents has … Continue reading 311 – What Are 10 Things You Need to Become a Successful Travel Agent?


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


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!


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