Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 that your clients start their journey without the hassle of searching through websites and worrying about whether they have submitted the correct information. Max Termaine the CEO of Sherpa is with us on the show to explain how Sherpa works and how they work with travel agents.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 JoinSherpa
 Sherpa for Travel Agents
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
Music by Vexento find Vexento on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYZ9rknEmE4R1J_HBJ2yBlQ
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

383 - Host Agency Review

Podcast Number 383
SHOW NOTES
 The host agency is the most important part of a home based travel agent's business. Due diligence is required before you choose or change to a new host agency. But how do you do that due diligence? Well, there aren't that many options to make a good investigation. But, one good option does exist and that is Host Agency Reviews. The service provided by Host Agency Reviews is like the Yelp or Tripadvisor for the home based agent looking for a host agency that fits their business model. Stephanie Lee, the founder of Host Agency Reviews, joins our Show to talk about her website and the many services she offers the travel agent. Steph's website features educational articles, a podcast, a list of travel jobs and travel agent reviews. This is a great resource you will learn more about in this Show.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Host Agency Reviews
 Steph was on our show back in 2010. She joined us in Show 253 and Show 260.
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
Waves by LAKEY INSPIRED https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/5CXlD4dD7ck Palm Trees by Ehrling https://soundcloud.com/ehrling Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/GKVWD2AR0Ug
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

382 - Join the Vacation Rental Property Boom

Podcast Number 382
SHOW NOTES
 Vacation rental properties are expanding at an alarming rate but this market has left the travel professional sitting on the sidelines - until now. Your clients may want to travel with a group of friends, family members or just want an alternative to a hotel room. You now have the opportunity to offer your clients a range of alternatives from villas in France, apartments in New York city, a condo in Orlando or a log cabin where they can experience the outdoors. And that's just a sampling because there is so much more plus you make the presentation to your clients using your own branding and you earn a commission when you make the sale. Rentals Combined will partner with you to make these great accommodations available to your clients. The properties offered by Rentals Combined are all professionally managed properties to insure your clients have a great experience and when you book you will know immediately if the property is available. Joshua Viner and Rebecca Aldous from Rentals Combined join us in this show so you can learn more about this great opportunity.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Rentals Combined
 Rentals Combined Independent Travel Agent page
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
Waves by LAKEY INSPIRED https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/5CXlD4dD7ck Palm Trees by Ehrling https://soundcloud.com/ehrling Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/GKVWD2AR0Ug
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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381 - Anchorage the Gateway to Alaska

Podcast Number 381
SHOW NOTES
 Alaska is a once in a lifetime destination that calls visitors to return and return again. Anchorage is a metropolitan gateway to the Alaskan wilderness where your clients can enjoy all a city has to offer one day and the next day be in the most pristine wilderness our country has to offer. Tina Froehle, Tourism Sales Manager for Visit Anchorage is our guest this month to explain what they have to offer the travel professional. Tina and the staff at Visit Anchorage can help you put together unforgettable Alaska vacations for your clients. This show is a must listen if you are interested in becoming an Alaska expert.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Visit Anchorage website
 Visit Anchorage for the travel trade
 Alaska Wild Expert (AWE) training for the travel professional
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
Waves by LAKEY INSPIRED https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/5CXlD4dD7ck Palm Trees by Ehrling https://soundcloud.com/ehrling Music provided by Music for Creators https://youtu.be/GKVWD2AR0Ug
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

380 - The Alaska Railroad

Podcast Number 380
SHOW NOTES
 If your clients are going to Alaska give them the opportunity to see the remote Alaska back country - the real Alaska. The Alaska Railroad offers a variety of tours you can offer your client. They will see the pristine Alaska where they can touch a glacier, take several exotic day tours, spend several nights in the Denali National Park and see wildlife in their natural habitat. Grab your earbuds and start your adventure with the Alaska Railroad and learn what you can offer to your clients.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Alaska Railroad for the Travel Agent
 Give them a call at 800-544-0552
 Email Sasha at thelensATakrr.com (no my "2" key works on my keyboard. I use AT instead of @ to keep the bots from getting her email)
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
Thank you Purple Planet Music -  http://www.purple-planet.com
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

379 - Getting Hungary

Podcast Number 379
SHOW NOTES
 Hungary is a destination your clients will love. Hungary is a beautiful mix of the old world and the new world where your clients will find stunning architecture, amazing people and culinary pleasures that include some of the world's finest wines. If your clients are history buffs there is no shortage of historical sites where your clients will learn about how the resilient Hungarian people survived war and communism. In addition to the history your clients will find a wealth of art and technology contributed by these amazing people. The Danube River flowing through Budapest and the Hungarian countryside is the site for many river cruises which offers the travel agent an opportunity to design pre or post cruise tours where clients can enjoy a deeper experience with beautiful Hungary. Diane Dobry, our guest in this month's Show, is an expert in all that Hungary has to offer and she shares her expertise with us here.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Diane Dobry's Facebook page
 On Twitter - @magyargirl or @hungary2017
 Email Diane - dobrydfATgmail.com (Replace the AT with @ in the email address. I use the AT to prevent spammers from screen scraping the email address.
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
Music Credits:
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

378 - The Sales Process - Do You Have One?

Podcast Number 378
SHOW NOTES
 Selling is essential to the success of every travel agent and selling is a process. Success depends on learning this process, incorporating it into your personal style and then using the process when working with clients. This is key to increasing your sales. Benjamin Brown with 360 Sales Consulting joins our Show to talk about this process and how you can add these skills to your travel agent toolbox.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Benjamin Brown - 360 Sales Consulting
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
The music in the podcast is provided by Purple Planet Music at purple-planet.com
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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377 - REALLY Experience Alaska on an Alaskan Dream Cruise

Podcast Number 377
SHOW NOTES
 Travel is all about the experience you provide to your clients. Some clients love the large ship experience with the entertainment, shopping and casinos. But is this really the way to experience a place like Alaska? Michelle Glass from Alaskan Dream Cruises joins our Show to talk about the small ship experience. Your clients will really experience the culture, wildlife and beauty of Alaska on the small ships of Alaskan Dream Cruises. Listen in to learn more about creating an experience that your clients will rave about.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Alaskan Dream Cruises
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

376 - Chasing Aurora

Podcast Number 376
SHOW NOTES
 The Northern Lights in Alaska is an alluring event for people of all walks of life and all points on the planet. In this episode we are continuing a focus on Alaska with Jodi Overstreet from Alaska Photo Treks. Jodi offers tours coupled with a photography focus where she will help your clients get the most from their cameras while they are visiting some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Alaska Photo Treks
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Sharp Tongued Consulting Facebook Page
Sharped Tongued Consulting - Lorene's Travel Agent Website
Barry's Facebook Page
Lorene's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
Email Lorene at sharptongued@mac.com
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is available on your television through Roku in the Blubrry Channel. You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com.The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the National Association of Career Travel Agents - NACTA.Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.