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TODAY Friday, Mar 26, 2010

Zal Dastur
Partner of VenueMirror

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United States Next on VenueMirror.com Radar

A customized search engine that sits on your own site and globally distributes details of your meeting space and venue offerings across 60+ websites specifically created to serve meeting planners and corporate travel buyers. Perhaps this is the world’s best lead generator ever for resorts, hotels and convention centers. VenueMirror has taken the European and Asian markets by storm. It’s a young company that is rapidly transforming the way venues and meeting planers connect. Next stop USA. Find our more. http://www.venuemirror.com

Rohit Talwar
Global Futurist & Business Consultant

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Conventions and Meetings in the Year 2020

We’ll talk with renowned global futurist and innovator, Rohit Talwar, about the results of
the recent survey his company conducted on what the business meeting industry will
look like in 2020. Rohit tells us about the industry transformation that is already underway as well as new business models and career opportunities that await us in the next ten years. Hypercompetition, personalization, specialization, technology, sustainability, content, interaction and networking will all change the nature of events and meetings in 2020.

BusinessTravelRADIO  -  March 19, 2010

Helen Marano
Director, Office of Travel and Tourism Industries,
US Department of Commerce

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Todd Mera
Co-founder of AwardWallet.com

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Department of Commerce and the Travel Promotion Act
Gearing up for a more active role in light of the recent signing into law of the US Travel Promotion Act is the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries within the US Department of Commerce. In addition to continuing it's traditional role of tracking and estimating the economic domestic impact of international visitors to the US, the OTTI will be expanding its activities in the development and management of tourism policy, strategy and advocacy. Competing more robustly for the international travel dollar and bringing more inbound visitors to the US is the order of the day. http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/

What's in Your Award Wallet?

Learn about an innovative online system designed to manage and track all your frequent flier miles, rental car and hotel loyalty award programs, and even affinity credit card points all in one place. Worldwide, there are trillions of points worth billions of dollars and if you don’t pay attention, they can expire and be lost forever. AwardWallet is truly a killer app for both the road warrior and the corporate travel manager and it’s fully optimized for mobile access. The real surprise is how affordable this highly effective tracking tool really is. www.AwardWallet.com

BusinessTravelRADIO  -  March 12, 2010

Prof. Sree Sreenivasan,
Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

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Named one of AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter.
This self-described “evangelistic skeptic” explains why social media is currently “like TV in 1950” and that it is far from being too late to jump on the bandwagon.

Alexander Anolik

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Kirby Jones
President of Alamar Associates
Specializing in Cuba
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Al talks about incentive travel and why he believes it is one of the most important niches in the travel industry.

Mr. Anolik practices law in San Francisco and has been contributing to TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO since 2001.

Kirby Jones talks about the upcoming summit in Cancun Mexico where Cuban and American tour and travel businesses will meet and network. There is still time to sign up, but hurry! http://www.alamarcuba.com/
NTA Release on Cuba Summit 3/25/10

BusinessTravelRADIO  -  March 05, 2010

Roger Dow
President of the US Travel Assn

US Travel Promotion Act levels International playing field
for tourism.
Sandy Catches Up with Roger Dow, President of the US Travel Association for his message on President Obama's having signed into law the US Travel Promotion Act and why this "levels the playing field" with other foreign travel and tourism destinations.

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BusinessTravelRADIO  -  February 26, 2010

Elisa Camahort Page

COO of BlogHer.com

Should you jump in to the social media arena,
or not?
You'll know in
12 short minutes!

Adriana Miori

Buyer Office
Manager for TTG Italia

Why Italy Should be
in Your Future

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Listen to Audio of Interview HERE

Michael McCormick
Executive Director and COO of the National Business Travel Association


Sandy and Program Director, Patrick Peartree, share the news of the week from the TTM's studios in San Francisco Bay Area.

NBTA hands out Report Card to US Admin and FAA.

Give Me the News!

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Listen to Audio of Interview HERE

Thank you for joining us this week.  
Safe Travels!

Sandy Dhuyvetter,
Executive Producer and Host BusinessTravelRADIO

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