Wednesday, January 31, 2018

387 - Juneau Tours and Juneau Whale Watching

Podcast Number 387
SHOW NOTES
 Juneau, Alaska is a unique city where your clients can experience a rainforest at the edge of a glacier. Juneau is nestled in a rainforest at the edge of the Mendenhall Glacier, bordered by Mount Roberts to the east and to the west by islands and the Gulf of Alaska. Juneau is a place like no other on earth where your clients can experience the beauty of glaciers, alpine hiking trails, pristine forests, islands and inlets, and Alaska's abundant wildlife. Juneau Tours will guide your clients through all the beauty surrounding Juneau including whale watching tours where your clients have an opportunity to see the beautiful Humpback Whales. Serene Hutchinson from Juneau Tours joins us on the show to talk about the beauty of the Juneau area and how their tours along with their naturalists and guides will provide your clients with an unforgettable experience.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Juneau Tours
 Juneau Whale Watch
 email: reservations@juneauwhalewatch.com
 telephone: (907) 723-9209
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.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

386 - Sailing Over the Arctic Circle

Podcast Number 386
SHOW NOTES
 The 2017 holiday season is rushing into history and Lorene and I hope that you had an excellent holiday and we wish you a spectacular 2018. We encourage you to give this show a listen if you wish to give your clients a spectacular experience. Alaska has 1.8 million visitors every year but only 2% of those visitors cross the Arctic Circle. This is an experience of a lifetime that will create memories your clients will hold and talk about for a lifetime. The Northern Alaska Tour Company specializes in making these dreams come true whether it is with a summer tour of the Arctic or a winter tour where your clients will see the northern lights in their full glory. Kathy Hedges from Northern Alaska Tour Company is our guest on this podcast so join us on this audio adventure and learn how you can bring the Arctic to your clients.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
Northern Alaska Tour Company
 Call Northern Alaska Tour Company at (800) 474-1986
How to dress for winter video
 Email the Northern Alaska Tour Company at adventure@northernalaska.com
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.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

385 - The Northern Lights on Silk

Podcast Number 385
SHOW NOTES
 Travel agents wish to give their clients unforgettable memories and experiences they share with family and friends. Lorene had the opportunity to try this out during her trip to Alaska with the NACTA conference and she just loved it so we thought we would bring it to you. The experience we share with you in this show is something your clients will rave about. What we are talking about is a relaxing break from what often is a full schedule of sightseeing. Your clients will gather with a small group at a log cabin that offers a spectacular view where they will enjoy some fine food while they produce a piece of art they take home with them. This is the Alaska Paint a Scarf experience. Your clients are guided by expert scarf painters as they use their own imagination to create beautiful scenes on pieces of silk. Your clients leave with a beautiful memento to show family and friends and years down the road when the client looks at the scarf the memories of a wonderful trip will transport them to the log cabin with the spectacular view.
LINKS TO ITEMS DISCUSSED IN THE SHOW
 Paint a Scarf

Paint a Scarf on Facebook

Paint a Scarf on Twitter
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.

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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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