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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.
Actress Kate Linder, best known for her role as Ester Valentine on The Young and the Restless (CBS Daytime), also travels for a living as a United Airlines flight attendant. Really! Kate didn’t leave her daytime job even after landing the popular role on Y&R. She takes a break from Genoa City to join World Footprints talk about her dual roles and her work as Celebrity Spokesperson for the ALS Foundation. Then we’ll talk about the role that tourism plays in fostering peace with Lou D’Amore, Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism. Finally, Casey Wohl, the “Getaway Girl,” stops by to share a few great destination ideas for a girlfriends’ getaway and the guys who are seeking a “mancation.”
We are honored to welcome Camille Hoheb, Founder of Wellness Tourism Worldwide, as our keynote speaker for the Adirondack Wellness Summit held at the Lake Clear Lodge, Tuesday May13th, 2014
This episode is a short hello and welcome as she prepares for her trip from California to the Adirondacks.
She gives us a brief synopsis of her organization, and what she hopes to share with individuals and communities while she is here in the Adirondacks.
To register for the event go to www.adirondackspirit.com or call (518) 354-0317
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Guest: Carlos A. Roncal, CEO of World Language Schools in Dallas. We will look at "medical tourism" opportunities in Medellin, Colombia.
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The City Of New Orleans,LA is a Business and Tourism Mecca of the #DeepSouth so let's talk bout what is in store for the new year within this beautifully historic city which never sleeps plus it's rich history.
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Award winning writer and journalist, and author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of travel and Tourism, Elizabeth Becker describes both the global importance of the travel and tourism business, but also the challenges and problems created by that industry. Elizabeth Becker points out how travel and tourism is possibly the largest, yet most ignored industry in the world.. Elizabeth Becker provides information on how the indstry is still not even considered a business by many, resulting in it not being taken seriously by governments, writers, and travelers themselves. Elizabeth points out the three major areas of tourism, in the form of cultural, consumer, and nature destinations. She also discusses the new gigantic tourist market in China, as well as the old tourist giant USA. In an industry where the challenges include environmental and building deterioration, worker exploitation, and government failures, this is an industry that needs a closer examination. Elizabeth Becker pulls back the curtain on the enormous global travel and tourism industry.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of SuccessExpressMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio’s Success Express business show, airing live from the Best Western Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, AZ.
- John Garder – Director, Budget & Appropriations for National Parks Conservation Association
- Paul Salinger - VP of Marketing for Oracle, Past Global President of the Green Meetings Industry Council, Sustainable Meetings Conference Designer
- Robert Marshall – Inn Marin, Novato CA
- Kris Hillard – Inn Marin & President of Green Meetings Industry Council Northern CA Chapter
- Adam Roberts – CEO of Born Free USA
- Lisa Mayo – Sales & Marketing Director, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
- S. Ward Heinrichs, Esq. of Backstrom & Heinrichs Attorneys at Law in San Diego
- Bob Mckellar & Brittany McMahan – Historic Seven Sycamores Ranch in Ivanhoe, CA
On Renewable Now this week! Join Peter Arpin and co host Jack Gregg as they will be exploring sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industries . Tedd Saunders is the chief sustainability officer at Saunders Hotel group.He will be joining in on this discussion . Tedd Saunders also is president of ecological solutions and Co owner of the Lennox hotel,comfort inn and suites . This show will make you look at your travel and hotel accommodations in a different way . Be sure to visit ecological-solutions.net to learn more about Tedd's work and what ecological solutions might do for you .
Remember to be sure to listen to Renewable Now Radio in it's new time slot 1pm to 2pm Wednesdays both on 1320warlradio.com and blogtalkradio.com on the renewable Now channel . Renewable Now is all about the business side of Green!
Drexel University's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management presented their Hospitality and Tourism Lecture Series during the university's 2014 spring term. Each week, the series featured prominent executives in the gaming and hospitality industry who discussed important topics and new developments within the industry. Some of the speakers featured during the lecture series will join us today. First we will hear from Sherry Amos, principal at Sherry Amos and Associates Marketing. Amos is a veteran marketing professional with 28 years of experience in the marketing field and lent her insight and advice to the lecture series attendees. Also joining us will be Ed Burke, director of sales, training and communications at Scent Air. Burke has extensive experience in the operation of growth stage enterprises; he has overseen the growth at Scent Air for over 10 years. Burke used his sales, marketing and business development expertise to provide additional insight to the lecture series attendees. The lecture series was organized by Bob Ambrose, former Atlantic City gaming executive and current Hospitality and Gaming instructor at Drexel University. Join us as we are joined by our guests as we get their takeaways from the lecture series. This will definitely not be a show to miss!
Guests: Prof. Carlos A. Roncal, Founder & CEO of World Language Schools & Vicepresident of Education International Medical Tourism Chamber of Commerce
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George Neary comes to us from Hartford, Connecticut where his interests in history and preservation originated. He chose Miami Beach as home after being introduced to the Tropics when he was a former Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines from 1973-75. His next venture would be marked by a stark contrast in weather while working in New York for 20 years. He worked for AFS International/Intercultural Programs. He then worked as Director of US Marketing and Sales.
George moved to Miami Beach to manage Flamingo Terrace Enterprises.
His first big project was Art Deco Weekend 1992. That’s where the very seed of tourism began!
There would be other successes working with Michael Kinerk and Matti Bower, long time chairs overseeing 8 Art Deco Weekends and creating more historic districts for Miami Beach. Miami Beach became a world-wide phenomenon and the number 1 tourist destination.
In 1998 the Greater Miami Convention & Visitor’s Bureau hired George to oversee their heritage and cultural tourism efforts.
He also oversees the Bureau’s gay & lesbian marketing efforts to promote Miami as the premier LGBT destination. George serves on the Board of the Miami Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and The Gay Pride Committee (who plan the largest LGBT event in Miami-Dade, attracting more than 80,000 attendees this past year.) He was a founding Board member of Miami Beach’s Mayor Matti Bower’s LGBT business committee for 2 years. He was awarded the President’s award from the Miami-Dade Gay Chamber, the organization’s highest award.
He has also been a member of the Miami Beach Chamber since 1993. He has helped developed The Museum Mile, a Chamber/Bureau cultural program involving Miami Beach’s 5 museums; and holds the very first Miami Beach Chamber INcard ever issued.
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