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  • 00:36

    Benefits of Eco-Tourism and Selecting Eco-Tours

    in Travel

    According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, travel and tourism is projected to remain one of the world's biggest industries, generating more than $3.5 trillion in economic activity annually. Ecotourism is one of the most rapidly growing and dynamic sectors of the tourism market. The Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well-being of local people."

    Adam Roberts ‘The Compassionate Conservationist’, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation, chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith, about how Eco-Tourism can benefit communities and travel destinations, and the significant role it plays in wildlife conservation. Born Free USA is a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Through litigation, legislation and public education, Born Free USA leads vital campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade. 

    This interview originally aired on May 17, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Vacation Station Travel Radio Expo, that broadcasted live from Yerington Inn, Nevada.


  • 00:41

    Kelly Hills & Glenn Cohen • Medical Tourism

    in Science

    I. Glenn Cohen talks with Kelly about the multi-billion dollar industry of medical tourism and his recent book Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism, Law and Ethics (Nov. 12th; Oxford University Press) Cohen, Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School is a co-director of Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.

  • 01:05

    Kelly McAloon talks about Snellville Tourism and Trade upcoming events

    in News

    Here is an opportunity to get the latest information about Gwinnett County's Best city from one of the most approachable leaders of the city of Snellville, Georgia.

    Mrs. Kelly McAloon has headed the Snellville Tourism and Trade for quite a while. She is the who's who to know if you live in the city limits, as well as, if you are traveling through this remarkable city, just five miles from Georgia's biggest attraction, Stone Mountain Park.

    Please listen to her as Ms. Tricia Bailey talks about upcoming events and community volunteer opportunities. Just call 1-646-478-0188 Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm easter

  • 01:00

    Tourism in Redondo Beach

    in Current Events

    Our guests this morning are Deborah Shepard, Pat Dreizler and Krista Barns and we’re going to talk  about tourism and the history of tourism in Redondo Beach.

    After 30+ years in hospitality sales, training and management, and a prior career as a Reading Specialist- Special Education Director, Deborah’s passion to drive excellence through doing what you love led her to create Destination Excellence.

    In 1956, Pat Dreizler moved from Independence, Missouri to Avenue F in Redondo Beach where she continues to reside. Soon after her arrival, she began a lifetime of community service by volunteering at the high school teen club known as Diana’s Canteen, which she affectionately refers to as our city’s ?rst counseling center and leadership program. 

    Krista Barnes founded The REEL Project in 2008 shortly after completing a humanitarian education project at the Kala Refugee Camp in Zambia. Krista has worked on various humanitarian projects in both South America and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Additionally, she has worked in the international film festival market on documentaries and independent films for over ten years as both a freelance producer and publicist. 

    The Chamber's Tourism Committee consists primarily of Redondo Beach hoteliers and hospitality marketing professionals who are passionate about Redondo Beach and want to share their knowledge of our lovely South Bay city with tourists from around the globe. Our guests this morning are going to do just that.


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  • 01:02

    The End of Space Tourism (or not yet the Beginning?)

    in Technology

    In light of the recent Spaceship 2 disaster, hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss the past and future of space toursim. The discovery of the oldest map of the cosmos is a reminder that we have been pursuing the great Out There for a very long time. Some are now asking whether space tourism can survive. Have we reached the end, or have we even made it to the beginning yet?

    PLUS: Who is really going to steal your job? (Maybe not a robot.)

    And on a completely unrelated topic (or is it?) can you ever really know an extraterrestrial?

    Bonus topic, time permitting: Do we need more big data hype?


  • 02:46

    Eco-Tourism, World Travel, Travel Writing & Travel Safety Tips

    in Travel

    Join Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Day 1 of Big Blend Radio’s 2-day Travel Radio Expo! This show airs live from Yerington Inn, in western Nevada.
    On This Episode:
    - Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA discusses the benefits of Eco-Tourism
    - Glynn Burrows of Norfolk Tours shares a Day 10 Trip Itinerary Through Norfolk, England
    - Rick & Wendy Walleigh discuss their travel memoir ‘From Silicon Valley to Swaziland:  How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career’
    - Travel writer Eva Eldridge discusses her recent visit to Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • 02:01


    in News

    We believe promotion of Tourism will require every Zambian at home and abroad to contribute to its success.

    ·         What are some of the ways government is employing to promote Tourism in Zambia?

    ·         Do we have any Tax incentives specifically targeted at the tourism sector?

    ·         Tourism infrastructure, what is the government long term goal.


  • 01:26

    Retrobate beach operators a black eye to Barbados tourism (August 3, 2015)

    in Radio

    Join Sheri Veronica and her special guest as we talk about the Beach Operators in Barbados.  Our guest believes that they will (not all) ultimately, if they haven't already, bring a bad reputation to the Barbados tourism product.  Join in the discussion at: blogtalkradio.com/nakeddeparture

  • 00:34

    Medical Tourism - Why and How

    in Health

    Joe Harkins, Associate Editor of the Medical Tourism Association Journal, joins Mike and Joyce to talk about the growth of Medical tourism — going outside your home country for health care.

    Nearly a million Americans went outside the country for necessary health care in 2013. Employers who provide health care for their employees are taking advantage of medical tourism to save money. One employer has saved $10 million while providing quality health care for their employees.

    ABC’s Nightline reported on the economic advantages of medical tourism. http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/blog/us-companies-consider-medical-tourism/

    Joe speaks with Joyce and Mike about what people go outside the U.S. or other countries, and what destinations provide the best care.

  • 00:49

    Denmark bans animal sex tourism

    in Current Events

    2nd half of the show: False teachers and preachers - Denmark bans bestiality in move against animal sex tourism - Feds keep on stockpiling ammo  - Obama gives amnesty to known gang member, ‘Top Model’ murder suspect -  Pumps at Fukushima plant halted, toxic water leaking into ocean - TEPCO - US Steel Warns Of Layoffs In Arkansas And Texas As Trans-Pacific Partnership Looms - Elementary students taught transgender story -


  • 00:17

    International Border Crossings

    in News

    I am back from my vacation and I will share with you what happened while we were on St. Maartin - an island in the West Indies that is shared by the Dutch and the French.