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We’ve got two listening delights for you on this channel, folks! 😲

The first is Travel Agent Chatter (TAC), a spotlight interview of a wide variety of travel advisors that we publish every quarter.

The second is our shorter, but more frequent Friday 15 series, where every Friday we answer your travel industry questions for — you guessed it — 15 minutes!

Travel Agent Chatter -- a Host Agency Reviews audio series -- talks about all things travel. We specialize in-depth interviews with travel agents from all walks of life.

Whether you’re a new or experienced travel advisor, we help you up your game by sharing where other travel agencies have found success and offering inspiring stories from the front lines!

Transcripts, videos and show notes of the TAC episodes can be found at https://hostagencyreviews.com/TAC

And every Friday at 12pm CT we publish the Friday 15 to our TAC feed. It’s 15 minutes over the lunch hour, where we answer your travel industry questions. Submit your questions and watch videos of the Friday 15 at https://hostagencyreviews.com/friday15.

Travel Agent Chatter and the Friday 15 are hosted by Steph Lee, the founder of the website Host Agency Reviews and travel industry veteran. She's insatiably curious. A lover of travel, writing, gardening & the stars. Most importantly, she ♥'s her dogs, Fennec and Orion!

Travel Agent Chatter | Starting and Growing Your Travel Agency Steph Lee | Travel Industry Veteran, Founder Host Agency Reviews

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

We’ve got two listening delights for you on this channel, folks! 😲

The first is Travel Agent Chatter (TAC), a spotlight interview of a wide variety of travel advisors that we publish every quarter.

The second is our shorter, but more frequent Friday 15 series, where every Friday we answer your travel industry questions for — you guessed it — 15 minutes!

Travel Agent Chatter -- a Host Agency Reviews audio series -- talks about all things travel. We specialize in-depth interviews with travel agents from all walks of life.

Whether you’re a new or experienced travel advisor, we help you up your game by sharing where other travel agencies have found success and offering inspiring stories from the front lines!

Transcripts, videos and show notes of the TAC episodes can be found at https://hostagencyreviews.com/TAC

And every Friday at 12pm CT we publish the Friday 15 to our TAC feed. It’s 15 minutes over the lunch hour, where we answer your travel industry questions. Submit your questions and watch videos of the Friday 15 at https://hostagencyreviews.com/friday15.

Travel Agent Chatter and the Friday 15 are hosted by Steph Lee, the founder of the website Host Agency Reviews and travel industry veteran. She's insatiably curious. A lover of travel, writing, gardening & the stars. Most importantly, she ♥'s her dogs, Fennec and Orion!

    Friday 15: What is a Travel MLM, MLM vs Host Agency, Disney Dining Tips

    Friday 15: What is a Travel MLM, MLM vs Host Agency, Disney Dining Tips

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about what a travel MLM is, MLM vs. a host agency, and disney dining tips.

    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    departurelounge.com/join-our-travel-advisor-team/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-mlms
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/what-is-a-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/top-10-benefits-of-using-a-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agents-guide-hars-disney-world-planning-booking-cheatsheet
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/disney-dining-reservation-calculator
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/disney-world-tips-and-tricks-travel-agents-tell-all
    https://www.disneyinstitute.com/professional-development-courses/

    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!

    Listen to our Podcast
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    www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up ________________________________________________________________
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    • 17 min
    Friday 15: Questions for Prospective Hosts, Consortia vs Host Agency, Luxury Travel Hosts

    Friday 15: Questions for Prospective Hosts, Consortia vs Host Agency, Luxury Travel Hosts

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about getting started in leisure travel, travel niches, and the cost of starting an agency.

    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    https://departurelounge.com/join-our-travel-advisor-team/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tips-on-how-to-find-the-best-travel-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/what-is-travel-consortia-travel-coops
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/consortia/virtuoso
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/specialize-luxury-travel
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/top-10-benefits-of-using-a-host-agency

    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!

    Listen to our Podcast
    ❤️ If you found the video helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment! 💬 __________________________________________________
    📧 Never miss a HAR resource.
    Join 30,000+ agents and subscribe to our newsletter:
    www.hostagencyreviews.com/newsletter
    🎧 Listen to our Podcast:
    www.hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter
    🤔 Travel Agent Think Tank FB Group:
    www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up ________________________________________________________________
    Facebook:
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    www.instagram.com/hostagencyreviews/
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    www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly

    • 19 min
    FF: Exploring Leisure Travel, Travel Niches, Costs for starting My Agency

    FF: Exploring Leisure Travel, Travel Niches, Costs for starting My Agency

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about leisure travel, travel niches, and the cost of starting an agency

    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7daysetup
    https://www.visitscotland.com
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/find-a-travel-niche
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-advisor-guide-researching-qualifying-suppliers
    https://cruising.org/en/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/top-10-benefits-of-using-a-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agency-startup-costs
    https://asta.digitalchalk.com/learn/RoadmapToBecomingATravelAdvisor
    https://www.thetravelinstitute.com/

    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!

    Listen to our Podcast
    ❤️ If you found the video helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment! 💬 __________________________________________________
    📧 Never miss a HAR resource.
    Join 30,000+ agents and subscribe to our newsletter:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/newsletter
    🎧 Listen to our Podcast:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter
    🤔 Travel Agent Think Tank FB Group:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: https://hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up ________________________________________________________________
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/hostagencyreviews
    http://www.facebook.com/iamstephly
    Twitter:
    http://www.twitter.com/hostagencyrvws
    http://www.twitter.com/iamstephly
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/hostagencyreviews/
    LinkedIn:
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/2534866
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly

    • 15 min
    Friday 15: How do Advisors Charge Fees, Service & Consultation Fees, Types of Fees Advisors Charge

    Friday 15: How do Advisors Charge Fees, Service & Consultation Fees, Types of Fees Advisors Charge

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about how advisors charge fees, service & consultation fees, and what types of fees advisors charge.

    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agents-guide-to-charging-fees
    https://www.asta.org/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/how-do-travel-agents-make-money
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/mvt-q2-2021
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7daysetup/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/hosted-travel-agent-fee-report-2020
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-demographics-fee-report-2020

    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!

    Listen to our Podcast
    ❤️ If you found the video helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment! 💬 __________________________________________________
    📧 Never miss a HAR resource.
    Join 30,000+ agents and subscribe to our newsletter:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/newsletter
    🎧 Listen to our Podcast:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter
    🤔 Travel Agent Think Tank FB Group:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: https://hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up ________________________________________________________________
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/hostagencyreviews
    http://www.facebook.com/iamstephly
    Twitter:
    http://www.twitter.com/hostagencyrvws
    http://www.twitter.com/iamstephly
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/hostagencyreviews/
    LinkedIn:
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/2534866
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly

    • 14 min
    Friday 15: Finding a Host with Low Fees, What Fees Do Host Charge, and Social Media Options

    Friday 15: Finding a Host with Low Fees, What Fees Do Host Charge, and Social Media Options

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about finding a host with low fees, what fees do host charge, and social media options.
    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7daysetup/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tips-on-how-to-find-the-best-travel-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tagged/choose-a-host
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agents-guide-building-work-community
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-social-media
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tqn-q2-2021
    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!
    Listen to our Podcast
    ❤️ If you found the video helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment! 💬 __________________________________________________
    📧 Never miss a HAR resource.
    Join 30,000+ agents and subscribe to our newsletter:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/newsletter
    🎧 Listen to our Podcast:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter
    🤔 Travel Agent Think Tank FB Group:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: https://hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up ________________________________________________________________
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/hostagencyreviews
    http://www.facebook.com/iamstephly
    Twitter:
    http://www.twitter.com/hostagencyrvws
    http://www.twitter.com/iamstephly
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/hostagencyreviews/
    LinkedIn:
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/2534866
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly

    • 17 min
    Friday 15: Disney Travel Agency, CLIA or Other Accreditations, Advantages to Host Agency Size

    Friday 15: Disney Travel Agency, CLIA or Other Accreditations, Advantages to Host Agency Size

    Welcome to Friday 15! Today Maureen is going to chat about Disney travel agency, CLIA or other accreditations, and advantages to host agency size.

    Here's a list of helpful resources for today’s episode:
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/travel-agent-certification
    https://cruising.org/en/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/7daysetup/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/best-disney-travel-agents-booking-secrets
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/disney-cruise-lines-101-for-travel-agents
    https://www.disneytravelagents.com/
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/tips-on-how-to-find-the-best-travel-host-agency
    https://hostagencyreviews.com/blog/top-10-benefits-of-using-a-host-agency

    We do this every week! If you have travel industry questions, HAR likely has an answer :) Submit your burning question here Har.News/Friday15 and join us this Friday (and every Friday!) at 12CT for travel agent tips! If you found this helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment!

    Listen to our Podcast
    ❤️ If you found the video helpful, we'd love it if you could give it a like, drop us a comment! 💬 __________________________________________________
    📧 Never miss a HAR resource.
    Join 30,000+ agents and subscribe to our newsletter:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/newsletter
    🎧 Listen to our Podcast:
    http://www.hostagencyreviews.com/travelagentchatter
    🤔 Travel Agent Think Tank FB Group:
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelAgentThinkTank
    🌴 Thinking of becoming a travel advisor?
    Join our FREE 7 Day Set Up program: https://hostagencyreviews.com/7-day-set-up _____________________________________________________
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/hostagencyreviews
    http://www.facebook.com/iamstephly
    Twitter:
    http://www.twitter.com/hostagencyrvws
    http://www.twitter.com/iamstephly
    Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/hostagencyreviews/
    LinkedIn:
    http://www.linkedin.com/company/2534866
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/iamstephly

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

gusisamazing ,

Awesome resource!

I have been listening to TAC for about 6 months, and I have loved every episode! I’m starting my own travel company, and the advice Steph gives, along with the awesome guests she has on the show, have already given me tons of ideas. Looking forward to taking in each new episode as it comes out!

DeanDoug1967 ,

Wish there were more!

This is such a fantastic podcast for Travel Advisors! I find so much inspiration and motivation every time I listen to one (and often listen to them more than once!). Steph and her crew are a wealth of knowledge and Steph does a fantastic interview each time! I love the diversity of her guests and the transcript afterwards is invaluable!

lucysupra ,

Inspiring indeed!

Congratulations to Steph and her sweet podcast!
I’ve found so much inspiration by listening to every single one of her episodes. I’ve learned about the industry through her interviews and insights.
Big fan!!

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