Thursday, December 31, 2020

Show #421 - The Best of Travel Business Marketing and Sales Ideas

Podcast Number 421
SHOW NOTES
As we move forward into a new year, we can do so with some hope that the pandemic will end in 2021 and the travel business will make a strong return because of the pent-up demand. In considering the topics for December, I wanted to focus on a topic that will help us reach out to those travelers who have been stuck at home for the past ten months. For this show, the result is a compilation of clips from previous episodes of the Home Based Travel Agent Show, where we interviewed some of the top industry leaders who shared with us their marketing and sales tips and ideas.

I hope you enjoy the clips from our previous shows and that you find them useful for 2021. I want to wish you all a great and prosperous new year with nothing but success for your business. I look forward to bringing you the Home Based Travel Agent Show for another year (the 16th) with great information and a little humor along the way.

LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Podcast 263 with Dave Stockert - Dave's book: "The Idea Machine II."
Podcast 194 with Cory Andrichuck
Podcast 315 with Cris DeSouza
Podcast 55 with Scott Koepf has no link because that show is no longer archived.
CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.
Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

Monday, November 30, 2020

Show # 420 - A Lighthearted Look at Your Favorite Theme Parks

Podcast Number 420
With Zoë Wood
SHOW NOTES
With the thought in mind that it's time for some humor in this all too serious world of Covid, I wanted to take a light-hearted look at travel for this month's show. I was fortunate to have found Zoë Wood's articles on "The Dis" so I shot her off an email asking her to be on the show and she graciously agreed. Zoë is an international travel writer and a weekly contributor to "The Dis." Zoë's articles are often light-hearted with a mix of humor, sarcasm, and satire that she now brings to this episode. Zoë is from Sydney Australia and is a frequent visitor to Disney Land and an occasional visitor to Disney World.

 I hope you enjoy Zoë's satirical and humorous perspective on who you don't want to be when traveling to Disney, or any other crowded venue.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Zoë Wood bio and links to her articles on The Dis.

The beginning of "The Five People You Don't Want to Be in a Disney Park" series by Zoë Wood.

Zoë's Facebook page.

Zoë' Instagram page.
CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.
Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Show #419 - A Covid Visit to Disney World From Start to Finish

Podcast Number 419
With Gary Ebels
SHOW NOTES
Gary Ebels made two trips to Disney World within the past six weeks and he joins The Show to talk about what he experienced during those trips. Gary discusses how things have changed with the Covid restrictions and also has several tips that are valuable for you or your clients if they are planning a trip to Disney World. Gary begins the discussion by talking about his experiences with flying to Orlando, his rental care experiences, and then on to the Disney parks and what is happening there. This is an "on the ground" report that you don't want to miss.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT

Gary's website is at solodisneytraveler.com

Email Gary at wdwgary@gmail.com
Follow Gary on Twitter - solo@disney
CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.
Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Show #418 - How to Find New Clients for Your Travel Business

Podcast Number 418
With Barry Kantz
SHOW NOTES
Wouldn’t it help you in your travel business if you could know your clients before you have even met them? I’m talking about potential clients. Those people who are outside of your sales funnel. The people who you would like to get know, and people who you want as clients. Imagine, if you could take your sales funnel and move it so that all of these great clients are right at the top of your sales funnel. At the top and ready for you to move them from potential clients to actual clients. You can do this by developing a client avatar. A client avatar is a profile of who you want as potential clients. It’s a profile that will tell you how much money your ideal clients have to spend on travel, what kind of vacations and leisure time they engage in, where they live and where you will find them: online and in real life. In this month’s show, I talk about how to create a client avatar and how that information will improve your marketing results. Listen in and get ready to build your client base.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT

Miles Beckler, “Creating Your Customer Avatar” on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNEOj_z8b0M

CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.
Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Show #417 - Who is Offering a Little Magic During the Pandemic?

Podcast Number 417
Interview with Gary Ebels
SHOW NOTES

Are you tired of looking at the same old four walls? This pandemic has almost everyone looking for a get-a-way that’s reasonably safe and entertaining. Disney World may be the answer for some of your clients. Disney World is open and they have taken measures to make a visit to this magical place safe.

Gary Ebels, a child in adult skin, is a true lover of all things Disney. Gary loves Disney so much that he is a Disney travel agent specialist. And, he buys Disney stock for his grandkids. I think it will be hard to find a more enthusiastic Disney fan.

Gary joins our show to talk about Disney and what they are doing during this pandemic, particularly Disney World since Disney World is open. Now, But, you may say, I don’t sell Disney so where is the value in this show for me? Well, you may have clients ready to escape their four walls and those clients may have questions for you that this podcast may help answer. Or, maybe now is the time to jump into the College of Disney Knowledge and begin your way toward becoming a Disney specialist. So, listen in and maybe the magic will strike.

LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Gary's website - Solo Disney Traveler
Gary's Email address: wdwgary@gmail.com
Mentioned in the intro to the show was the Lodge at the Waterfall Club on Lake Burton in Clayton, Georgia
CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.
Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Podcast Number 416
Interview with Steve Brass of Street Smart Defense.
SHOW NOTES
As your clients return to their traveling adventures, or as you work in your home office, there is nothing better than knowing that you are prepared for the unexpected. Many people do not consider the possibility of becoming a victim of a crime until the worst happens. Having a wallet or purse stolen while you are on vacation is a disaster. You may lose all of your identification, cash, and credit cards. Imagine trying to check into your next hotel without cash, credit cards, or any form of identification. Steven Brass talks about how we can take simple precautions to avoid such disasters. Or, perhaps you are working in your home office and suddenly you discover an intruder standing right behind you. This is a frightening experience that may be avoided by simply developing an awareness of your surroundings. Steve talks about how you can develop that awareness with a few easy techniques.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Steve Brass's website - StreetSmartDefense.net
Call Steve to request more information on his seminars, classes, and speaking opportunities at (502) 822-4338
Email Steve at StreetSmartDefense@gmail.com
Check out Steve's book, "Self Defense For Busy People" on Amazon.

CONTACT US
The Home Based Travel Agent's Facebook Page
Email Barry barry@hometravelagent.net
 
HBTAS RECOMMENDATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA.
Build Your Knowledge and Earn Certifications at the Travel Institute
Do you want to create a podcast? Please check out Blubrry.com.

Music Credits
The song, "Zazzie" is by Keving McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Keven McCloed and licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast. Barry, or the Show, receive no compensation from the guests on our show, or from the companies they represent unless we state otherwise during the show. We invite guests to our show because they offer something of value to the travel trade community. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is funded from the resources of Barry Kantz. © 2020 All Rights Reserved

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Show #415 - The Future of Travel

Podcast Number 415
Interview with Catherine Heeg of Customized Management Solutions.
SHOW NOTES
Have you wondered what travel will look like after the Covid-19 virus winds down, or maybe even before? There are definite signs that the virus is speeding the development of technological innovations faster than anticipated. Your clients may encounter robots and artificial intelligence at hotels, theme parks, and airlines. Catherine Heeg and I talk about some of these innovations and how you can prepare your clients for a brave new world. In fact, you can use this information now to communicate with and stay connected to your clients. We also discuss some ways that you can start selling travel now and begin receiving some commission during the remaining months of 2020. You don't want to miss this show because it is packed full of ideas and information that you can use today. Something new happened during this show and that was that Catherine and I recorded video while producing the show. If you've wondered about the faces behind the voices then wonder no more. There is a link to the YouTube video posted below.
LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT
Customized Management Solutions - Catherine Heeg's website.
Catherine's Facebook page.
Catherine Heeg on Instagram
Catherine's previous appearances on the Home Based Travel Agent Show: Show 414, Show 391, Show 388, Show 364, Show 351, Show 334, Show 321, Show 317, Show 313
The video edition of this show on YouTube.
The Travel Institute - Your resource for travel agent certification.
Music Credits:
The song, "Zazzie" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ The song, "Mining by Moonlight" is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
CONNECT WITH US
The Home Based Travel Agent Show Facebook Page
Barry's Facebook Page
Email Barry at barry@hometravelagent.net
You can also find us on Blubrry at Blubrry.com. The Home Based Travel Agent Show is a proud affiliate of the ASTA Small Business Network - Formerly NACTA. Thank you for listening to the Home Based Travel Agent Podcast.
© 2020 All Rights Reserved

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