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This Week on TravelTalkRADIO Sunday mornings from 9 - 11AM Pacific Time.

Joining Sandy this week on TravelTalkRADIO are guests Terri Haack, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Terranea Resort, Victor Parra, President and CEO of the United Motorcoach Association, Bob Whitley, President and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), Stephen Hayes, President and CEO of The Corporate Council on Africa, and Craig Banikowski, President and CEO of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA). For more information and to listen to the program, Click HERE.

Welcome to this week's TravelTalkMEDIA Newsletter
Thank you for joining me this week. It's always fun when we can work in our own backyard and this week we are doing just that! San Diego is the host of the National Business Association's 2009 Annual  International Convention and Exposition and, for the next 4 days, the city welcomes thousands of delegates from all over the world.

We have always felt that business travelers are the true road warriors of modern society. Because of their relentless drive, their pioneering spirit and their willingness to go where only the most adventurous dare tread, the leisure traveler has greatly benefited. 'Road Warriors' have not only developed the destinations, they have defined and delineated travel processes, technologies and security systems that we, as leisure travelers enjoy each day.

Please join me this week and next week as we celebrate the experts in Business Travel and Lifestyle.


Sandy will be in San Diego this week.

Now for a closer look at this week's program and featured experts on TravelTalkRADIO. The live broadcast is from 9-11AM Pacific Time every Sunday and the archives are always available directly after the programming.

Terranea: Where Land Meets Sea
Terri Haack, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Terranea Resort
Perched high on California cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean is Terranea, a brand new luxury resort destination that just opened this summer.
 Continued

Motorcoaches: Low Flying Luxury for 40
Victor Parra, President and CEO of the United Motorcoach Association
With luxurious seating, WiFi and on-board entertainment, beverage service, and a commanding view of the world, the modern motorcoach is like a large, very tall limousine for 40. Continued

The Language of Travel
Bob Whitley,
President and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
Would you like escorted, package, independent or charter travel for your next vacation?
Continued

Africa in DC
Stephen Hayes,
President and CEO of The Corporate Council on Africa
If you want to do business in Africa, don’t go there! At least not until you’ve attended the 2009 US-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC in late September.
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This week! 2009 NBTA Expo Registration Tops 5K - One of Best Ever in Attendance
Craig Banikowski, NEW President and CEO of the National Business Travel Association (NBTA)
In an interview with the incoming president of NBTA, we learn that there is some very good news for the business travel industry. With one of its top 5 best registration numbers ever, the NBTA  just surpassed 5,000 delegates planning to attend its annual convention and exposition this week in San Diego, California. This US-based expo is only one of a multitude of events the NBTA will be organizing internationally throughout the remainder of this year and into 2010. Business travel must and will survive! Continued

We have been talking much this year about the Corporate Council on Africa. I have just been invited to present Interactive Tourism Marketing at the  upcoming 2009 US-Africa Business Summit in Washington DC in late September. This is the biggest event of its kind and we can expect well over 2,000 in attendance. This next week, we will be talking to president of the CCA, Stephen Hayes, about the great opportunity for all types businesses to attend. The Summit runs Sept 29 - Oct 02, 2009. Please join me there!


Next week we will be bringing you more information about our time at the NBTA Convention and Expo in San Diego
!
See you then and thank you again for keeping us in your busy lives. We answer all email and we welcome your comments and suggestions.

Warm regards,

Sandy Dhuyvetter
Executive Producer and Host
sandy@traveltalkmedia.com


Congratulations International Cruise Victims!
Legislations seems imminent!


Want to read transcripts of interviews
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We have a NEW FEATURE at TravelTalkMEDIA -
Transcripts of the 'Best of' TravelTalkRADIO!

We have taken our most popular interview segments and transcribed them for your reading pleasure! Here is a sampling of what you'll find on our transcripts page:


August 16, 2009
Josef Woodman - Author of Patients Beyond Borders
International Hospital Accreditation Skyrockets 1,000%
In the last five years, the number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited public and private hospitals around the world has increased by nearly 1,000%. Up from a mere 27 hospitals and health care organizations with that accreditation in 2004, currently over 250 such entities in 36 countries have now been accredited by the JCI. This extremely high standard of “American accreditation” now instills a new level of confidence in US citizens seeking affordable health care alternatives abroad. With the US Congress currently locked in a fierce battle over how to solve the national health care crisis, Josef Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders, joins Sandy Dhuyvetter on TravelTalkRADIO to discuss this extraordinarily relevant trend.
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July 26, 2009
Ken Carver - President of the International Cruise Victims Association
New Cruise Law About to Set Sail
The Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act has been opposed by the cruise industry for years, but after the valiant efforts of Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Doris Matsui, the International Cruise Line Association has finally seen the light and agreed to support this initiative. The law is a great start in providing some much needed safety and security provisions to protect passengers, but this is only one small step in taming the Wild, Wild Seas. Ken Carver, President of the International Cruise Victims Association, sits down with TravelTalkRADIO’s Executive Producer and Host, Sandy Dhuyvetter to explain why.
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The full radio interview is available for listening Click HERE

July 26, 2009
Robert P. Jackson -  Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. and Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco
Ugly American Makeover
Inspired by the book, The Ugly American, Rob Jackson decided in the 8th grade that, as Americans, "We can do better." After 28 years with the US State Department, Rob talked at length with TravelTalkRADIO host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, about US relations with Morocco. As Chief of Mission for the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, Rob has some great insight on Africa, on why Morocco is considered “Africa’s California,” and why a career in the Foreign Service may be one of the most interesting, positive and enjoyable professions available today.
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The full radio interview is available for listening Click HERE

July 16, 209
Kevin Maguire - President of the National Business Travel Association
NBTA’s 'Other' Members
Many folks know that the NBTA has about 4,500 members here in the US, but are somewhat amazed to learn that the organization also counts nearly 30,000 additional members around the world. Kevin fills us in on NBTA’s global outreach and international partnerships.
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The full radio interview is available for listening Click HERE

June 21, 2009
Alexander Anolik - Travel Attorney and Author Travellaw.com
This highly acclaimed author and travel attorney has defended the travel industry and travelers for decades. Al shares his views on the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act currently pending before the US Congress.  
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The full radio interview is available for listening
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Our promised interview with Executive VP and Managing Director, Terri Haack will be broadcast this week!



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Last week's program August 16, 2009 Archives Available

Joining Sandy last week were guests Josef Woodman, Author of Patients Beyond Borders, Boubker Mazoz, Public Affairs Specialist for the US Consulate in Rabat, Morocco, Mary White, Author of Running a Bed and Breakfast for Dummies, David Beirman, Director, Struan & Associates Tourism Crisis and Recovery Specialists, Carol Margolis, Founder and CEO of SmartWomenTravelers.com, and Adam Healey, Co-Founder & CEO of hotelicopter.com. For more information and to listen, Click HERE .


 

 

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