11 episodes

The Home Based Travel Agent Show is about the travel business. Barry Kantz and Lorene Romero talk about topics of interest to people in the travel trade community or for people interested in the travel business. Shows often include guests who are well known in the travel trade community. The goal of the show is to increase your knowledge of the travel business and to help you grow your business.

Welcome to The Home Based Travel Agent Show Barry Kantz and Lorene Romero

    • Places & Travel
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The Home Based Travel Agent Show is about the travel business. Barry Kantz and Lorene Romero talk about topics of interest to people in the travel trade community or for people interested in the travel business. Shows often include guests who are well known in the travel trade community. The goal of the show is to increase your knowledge of the travel business and to help you grow your business.

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

    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

    • 25 min
    Show #417 – Who is Offering a Little Magic During the Pandemic?

    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

    • 40 min
    Show #416 – Being Safe in Your Home Office and Traveling Safely

    Show #416 – Being Safe in Your Home Office and Traveling Safely

    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

    • 30 min
    Show #415 – The Future of Travel

    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

    • 39 min
    Pivot to Selling Travel With Catherine Heeg

    Pivot to Selling Travel With Catherine Heeg

    Podcast Number 414







    SHOW NOTES





    Even though tourism and travel aren’t back into full swing it is time to plant those seeds and inspire your clients. Many of your clients and potential clients are ready to get out of the house so now is the time to stay in touch by taking them on a mental journey with photos, videos, and stories about travel adventures that you know they will enjoy. Along with the photos and videos, you can engage your clients with questions and polls on Facebook. You can ask them questions such as what they plan to do on that first travel outing and where are they planning to travel. Catherine Heeg explains how to engage your social media followers in this month’s show. As Catherine explains, you can not only engage your followers, you can use social media tools to keep track of that engagement so you can follow up with targeted content and soft sales pitches. Now is the time to prepare your clients for that big vacation they’ve been waiting for so join us on this month’s show and learn more.









    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 391, Show 388, Show 364, Show 351, Show 334, Show 321, Show 317, Show 313.





    The Travel Institute – Your resource for travel agent certification.



















    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, “Zazzie” is by Kevin McLoed and Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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    • 37 min
    Specialize Your Travel Agency by Helping Families With Autism to Travel

    Specialize Your Travel Agency by Helping Families With Autism to Travel

    Podcast Number 413







    SHOW NOTES





    April is Autism Awareness Month and in this show, Nicole Thibault is going to talk about how this relates to travel and to travel professionals. Most families with autistic children believe that it is not possible to take a vacation because of the challenges inherent in traveling with their autistic children.

    A well-informed travel professional, a travel professional who becomes a certified autism travel professional, can change the world for these families. Nicole talks about some of the challenges and the resources available to overcome these travel challenges for families with autistic children. Now is a great time to take the certification course and become a certified autism travel professional.









    LINKS TO ITEMS WE TALKED ABOUT





    International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) – This is where you can become a certified autism travel professional.





    Spectrum Travel Social Stories Videos – Familiarize your autistic travelers with these videos before they book or leave.





    Autism Travel – Explore destinations and resources for travel agents specializing in autism travel. Also, find travel agents certified in autism travel.





    Magical Story Book Travels – Nicole Thibault’s Travel Agency and you can contact her at nicole@magicalstorybooktravels.com and find her on Instagram at familytravelmaven.





    Villa Key – Villa Key is a vacation rental company that specializes in renting to families with autism.





    The Travel Institute – Your resource for travel agent certification including webinars by Nicole Thibault about traveling with autistic children.













    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, “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 an...

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

CreativeContent ,

Always look forward to the show

Thanks Barry and Lorene for all the great info about Alaska this year. I've learned about so many wonderful suppliers from listening to your show.

Archer34 ,

Enjoying the Show

I just found out about your show and I'm totally enjoying it.
Wish I had this couple years before. Thank You.

Jake M. Pearson ,

Great show

Love all the information. Wish there was more than 1 a month. Thank you!!

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