Thursday, February 28, 2019

400 - An Amazing Antarctic Expedition

Podcast Number 400
SHOW NOTES
Rebecca Stacey, from Zegraham Expeditions, just returned from a three-week expedition to the Antarctica Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia Islands.  Rebecca joins our show to talk about her expedition to Antarctica. You can sense the excitement and awe in Rebecca's voice as she describes what she saw and what she experienced. This is an expedition for the curious traveler, the lifelong learner client where they are exposed to guides who are geologists, ornithologists, naturalists, and historians. Your client will experience this trip aboard an all-inclusive small cruise ship with a capacity for 100 guests. The rewards for booking your clients on this expedition are great for your client and for you the travel advisor.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Zegraham Expeditions
Description of the January 2020 Expedition
Email Rebecca Stacey at rebecca.stacy@thlnas.com
Rebecca's telephone number: (702) 981-1431
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 song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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, January 31, 2019

399 - 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 to create great vacations for your clients. This is what you want to sell otherwise if you are selling the products first clients will say to themselves, "I can buy this online." Nolan provides us with tips on how to package your sales presentation, so you are selling yourself first.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
You can contact Nolan at his website at futureprooftravel.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:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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, December 31, 2018

398 - 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 Amateur Traveler podcast, takes us on an audio tour of his recent trip sponsored by Botswana Treks. Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about a fantastic opportunity for your clients and an opportunity for you the travel advisor.
INKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Botswana Trek Safaris
The Amateur Travel Podcast
This Week in Travel Podcast
Chris' Instagram account where you will find photos of his Botswana Safari **HERE**
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 song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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, November 30, 2018

397 - Launch Your Business to New Heights in 2019 Using OKR's

Podcast Number 397
SHOW NOTES
Moving your business forward and achieving real results in 2019 is the topic of this show. An amazing process developed in the mid-1970' has been used to propel Google, Intel, Amazon, and many small businesses to a level that they otherwise could not achieve. The process is simple and easily used by anyone with a desire to focus their efforts and resources on objectives with measurable results. The process is called "Objectives and Key Results," or OKR's. Barry recently worked with his company to implement the OKR system and shares his knowledge in this show about how you can apply OKR's to your travel business. You don't want to miss this show so you can start planning for 2019.
INKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
"Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKR's," by John Doer
"Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKR's," by Paul R. Niven and Ben Lamorte
Link to Barry's sample OKR spreadsheet - Sample OKR Spreadsheet
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 song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

396 – The Benefits of Networking and a Tour of Lorene’s Hometown

Podcast Number 396
SHOW NOTES
Windsor, California is a small town in Sonoma County where you will find culinary delights, wines that will suit any palette, and a small town feel that everyone will love. Lorene is our show's co-host and in this show, she is the guest we interview. Lorene recently took on the job of CEO of the Windsor, California Chamber of Commerce in addition to maintaining her travel business. Lorene gives us a glimpse into the small town life of Windsor and how that is attractive to your clients. Windsor is an easy drive to the Pacific Coast, vineyards and wine tasting, the Redwood Forests, and many fine local restaurants. This is a place a client can unwind after visiting California's most beautiful attractions. Lorene doesn't stop at Windsor during our interview, she describes how networking and joining organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce adds opportunities for the travel advisor. Lorene's growing travel business is enhanced by these connections and she talks about her experience making those connections.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Windsor, California Chamber of Commerce
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 song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Sunday, September 30, 2018

395 - Beautiful Sonoma County for the Travel Trade

Podcast Number 395
SHOW NOTES
Sonoma County California was in the midst of a firestorm at this time back in 2017. The recovery has been miraculous and Sonoma County is and has been, open for business. Sonoma County is a beautiful place to send clients whether they are looking for luxury travel or simple small town enjoyment, or both. The area offers beautiful coastline vistas, vineyards, wineries and the friendliness of small agricultural towns. Deleyse Langdale, Vice President of Global Tourism Development for Sonoma County joins this show to describe all, well probably not all, but a great deal about what Sonoma County has to offer the travel advisor and your clients.
LIINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
Sonoma County
Sonoma County for the Travel Trade
Deleyse Langdale's phone number: +1-707-522-5803
Deleyse Langdale's email: dlangdale@sonomacounty.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:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved

Friday, August 31, 2018

394 - ASTA and NACTA Changes to Benefit Travel Advisor Agents

Podcast Number 394
SHOW NOTES
The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) and their Sister organization the National Association of Career Travel Agents (NACTA) have rebranded themselves with the goal of creating one organization. According to our guest Lynda Phillippi the change is combining the best of both organizations for the benefit of travel advisors. In this Show, Lynda speaks globally about the world of travel advisors and how the travel advisor benefits from the merging of these two great organizations. During the course of the interview, Lynda said that the term travel agent carries the connotation of an order taker, like the travel agent of past. The preferred term today is travel advisors. Listen to today's Show to learn more about the changing world of the travel trade.
LIINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SHOW
The American Society of Travel Advisors
The National Association of Career Travel Agents
Lynda's travel business Renaissance Travel and Events Telephone (503) 560-7425
Lynda's Facebook 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:
The song, "Hot Salsa Trip" is by Arsonist and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org The song, "Team Work" is by Scott Holmes and can be found at FreeMusicArchive.org
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.
© 2018 All Rights Reserved