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Arnie Weissmann, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly, discusses the history of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and what it says about travel and tourism as a whole that the convention has been held in China three times in the past 5 years. Hint: The industry is spreading like wildfire, and with a population of 1.3 billion people, China isn’t slowing down anytime in the foreseeable future.
As we approach the holiday season we have a great opportunity for you to surprise a love one with the gift of travel. We'll have a great guest speaker from Karisma Resorts/Lomas Tours get us really excited about the deals, resorts, and fun activities at our closest destinations to the South of Texas. Rue Ann Adamson has worked in the business with Funjet Vacations/Mark Travel and now Karisma/Lomas.
And yes Mexico has made a comeback, and Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen specifically.
We'll highlight what we already have on tap for 2015 for you to choose from and we'll tell you about the specials and promotions going on right now. The travel industry is pullling out the stops to get you to give the gift of travel now! We do have Black Friday in the travel industry also.
We'll highlight the El Dorado Royale Resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and the Cancun market as a whole. Plus the greatest announcement ever, direct flights Texas to the Cancun area year round, plus other destinations direct from Texas with Funjet Vacations.
Join us as we think about warm destinations in the winter months and beyond!
It's Travel Time and there is no better Time than Now!
This will be a fantastic show about all things sports travel. We will highlight, college sports, amateur sports outside of college, and pro sports. Sports travel is a huge industry and we'll talk about those bucket list related sports trips. If you have ever wanted to go to a popular sporting event, then this is the show you need to hear.
We'll have a guest speaker from Roadtrips the Ultimate in Sports Travel, a travel partner of Peeks Cruises & Tours, who helps us put together sports related packages to all the major sporting events all over the world. Listen in as Jake Vezeau discusses packages to the up coming 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Super Bowl, Masters, and even Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix, to name a few.
We'll talk about the job opportunities in this growing industry for anyone looking to living their dream through sports without being an athlete.
We'll also have David Teel the CEO of Texas Travel Industry Association who will discuss Travel in Texas. David will discuss the great career opportunities in Travel, and how Travel in Texas is a great option for vacation. You'll be surprised at who some of the members are of TTIA
Tune in as we discuss travel trends, travel news, and travel fun facts and of course sports packages to some of the largest most popular events available. This show is about all things Sports and Travel in Texas..Don't miss it
Victoria Mather, travel editor for Vanity Fair, joins Greenberg at the historic Hotel Le Bristiol. Mather explains how laundry plays a role in a hotel achieving "Palace Hotel" status. They also discuss Le Bristol's prime location and what makes it such a special hotel. The staff of Le Bristol go above and beyond, helping to create the "magic of travel."
Then, they talk about the make-over Le Bristol has recently gotten, including a new bar with impressive panelling. All this and more when the Vanity Fair editor joins Peter Greenberg this week in the City of Lights.
Everyone knows we are Sandals specialist which is couples only, so this episode will show some love to our single listeners. Guest speaker Shelby Bergeron of SinglesCruise.com will talk about the fun cruises and trips they put together exclusively for single clients. We'll discuss who and what they do, (not a matchmaking service), but they do have successes to talk about, what their trips include, who are they for, and upcoming trips and events. If you are single you don't want to miss this fun, high energy episode.
Also, I'm currently at the Texas Travel Industry Association conference in Galveston Texas, so I'll let you in on some of the great activities and events happening in Galveston and in the world of Travel and Tourism in Texas.
Other discussions will include why you need to be careful posting vacation plans on social media, (wait until you get back), upcoming group trips and events, and our Bucket List Buster Series.
Shellda will have also have her Fun Facts
This week's episode will delve into the world of holiday travel. What do you do for the holidays, visit family, go on vacation, stay home, visit someplace local?
We will look at holiday options, when is the best time to book your travel, the best places to go for the holidays.
Trends for the week-statistics on what people do for the holidays, where do they go, what are some of the hot destinations for holiday travel
Travel News: What are the airlines doing this year during the holidays, how best to maneuver your travel for the holidays.
20 Holiday travel Tips from Industry Insiders
The advantages and disadvantages of traveling during the holidays
Vacation Packages for the holidays.
Update on the Texas Jazz Jam Cruise in October.
Traveling to Austin for the Holidays by Yolanda
Travel Fun Facts
This show will touch on a topic related to Health and Wellness Travel. Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing trends in travel. With the rising cost of healthcare, and the American population aging, baby boomers retiring, Medical Tourism is a hot topic.
Although it's been around for many years we'll talk about the definition of Medical tourism. The discussion will become lively as we talk about the top destinations for certain procedures, what procedures people are traveling to have done, the process, and the risks.
There is so much to discuss about this interesting topic including ethical issues and what questions to ask prospective physicians.
Don't miss this show if you have ever thought about going across the borders, the ocean, or even state lines to seek medical help. Listen so you can make the right decision!
Did you know you can make payments on your next vacation?
We will discuss travel trends of the week, travel news, and of course Shellda's Fun Facts.
Call into the station to tell us about your experiences with medical travel.
Need a speaker about a topic everyone likes to talk about for your health and wellness fair? Vacation planning, is something different for your next association or office, Karen Duncan is available to discuss the benefits of vacations for your workforce. And how everyone can afford to take time off.
Dominica is known as the “nature island” and boasts amazing ecological wonders, including lush waterfalls, hiking trails, and tropical forests. If you are looking for a Caribbean beach destination, you are not going to find it here. Instead, it’s the island of adventure.
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau, Dominica. We talk to the locals about boats, UNESCO Cultural Sites, and Dominica cooking.
Attorney Sarah Steele and writer Bennet Pomerantz discuss the subjects of the day.
The audience should know that although Ms. Steele is a licensed attorney, she is not offering legal advice in any capacity, is not establishing an attorney/client relationship with anyone listening to the show, and recommends that any listener of the show consult a local attorney for any legal advice they may require.
This show is about us discussing hot topics and how they relate to the law.
Tonight we discuss the topic of interns. CBS and Worldwide Pants, the production company behind the “Late Show With David Letterman,” are embroiled in a class-action lawsuit that was filed first by a woman that claims that she worked as an intern on the show, and was wrongfully denied wages and overtime pay. Should all internships be paid or should some remain unpaid positions? Tune in to hear the hosts discuss the intern debate.
This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes to you from the City of Lights: Paris, France, and more specifically, from the newly-renovated Hotel Plaza Athénée. The Hotel Plaza Athénée opened in 1913, and has seen a lot of Parisian history in more than 100 years. In 2010, the property was awarded Palace distinction—one of only five hotels in Paris to share that honor.
Joining Peter this week are Laurant Poncelet, concierge at the Hotel Plaza Athénée, to talk truffles and baby lions (all in a day’s works as a concierge); Valerie Wilson, legendary travel agent, to share the best reason to start your own business; and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune Magazine, to discuss why the suburbs are dying.
All this and more, on this episode of Travel Today with Peter Greenberg from Hotel Plaza Athénée.