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Joining Sandy this week on TravelTalkRADIO are guests David Browne, Europe Editor of eTurboNews, Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO of Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP), Michael Premo, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Care, Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC), Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for SuperClubs, Michael Lato, Founder of HazelMail.com, Don Willingham, Sr. Director, Brand Sales, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Allen Nyhuis, Co-Author of America’s Best Zoos.

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Welcome to this week's TravelTalkMEDIA Newsletter
Thank you for joining me! This week on TravelTalkRADIO, it's all about business travel. We returned back to our studios from three days at the National Business Association's International Convention and Exposition in San Diego where I hosted a  two-hour special live remote broadcast on the wsRadio Network. Always on the cutting edge, they successfully distributed the broadcast using wireless technology. Great job considering we were entrenched deep within the convention center! You can listen to the archives of the wsRadio - Business Travel Radio programming HERE.

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The live broadcast is from 9-11AM Pacific Time every Sunday and the archives are always available directly after the programming.

Lockerbie Bomber
Release Controversy
David Browne, Europe Editor of eTurboNews,
Although Scotland is part of the United Kingdom, its legal system has always operated separate from and independent of the government of the UK. The Scottish high courts have recently granted a prison release to the Lockerbie Pan Am 103 bomber and there’s been quite an uproar. Find out some very good reasons why you shouldn’t boycott Scotland as a tourism destination, regardless of the “hero’s welcome” this terminal villain received upon his return to Libya. Continued

Planes to Trains
Ralph Kaiser, President and CEO of Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP)
Founded in 1936, UATP is a privately held payment network owned by the world’s airlines that processes $12B of corporate travel payments annually. Most of the credit cards issued by airlines to businesses run on UATP’s global “back office” network. And now we can buy Amtrak tickets through the UATP system? What gives? Continued

Sandy Dhuyvetter hosted a special live broadcast
distributed by wsRadio at the National Business Travel Association's International Convention & Exposition.
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California Thanks Terranea Resort

During the California fires, Terranea Resort has
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Terranea Resort
New Resort opens in Southern California -
Listen HERE to recent interview with Executive VP and Managing Director, Terri Haack

What the heck is an ARC number, anyway?
Michael Premo, Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Care, Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC)
In order to issue tickets for some 180+ airlines, travel agents must first be vetted and accredited by the Airline Reporting Corporation. For 25 years, ARC has provided a unified channel for the flow of financial transactions and data between travel agents and the air carriers. If your travel agent doesn’t have an ARC number, you might want to find out why! Continued

What, another trip to the Caribbean?!
Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for SuperClubs
Just back from ten days in Belize, our super-inclusive guru joins us in the studio to tell us the latest branding news at our beloved SuperClubs Resorts and let us in on some truly astounding deals for your next vacation in the sun! Continued

Postcards from the Edge of Technology
Michael Lato, Founder of HazelMail.com
There’s just something about a postcard that’s just warm, fuzzy and permanent. At HazelMail.com, you can now create your own custom postcard by merely uploading your personal digital photo, your message and a mailing address. That’s it! It’ll arrive in your recipient’s mailbox a few days later. All for about a dollar each! And now it’s available as an iPhone app! Learn about the history of the postcard and find out how it led to this modern postcard miracle. Continued

Home Suite Home
Don Willingham, Sr. Director, Brand Sales, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Homewood Suites by Hilton continues to set the bar high for providing a comfortable, homey refuge for road warriors and family weekends alike. With complimentary Suite Start hot breakfasts every day and Welcome Home Receptions four nights a week featuring stir fry, pasta dishes, and BBQs, we promise that you will not starve at the Homewood Suites. Heck, if that’s not enough, you’ll even have your own kitchen! And what’s this new feature, the Suite Selection, all about? You mean I can pick out my own room in advance?! Continued

Zoos: Animal Prisons or Noah’s Ark?
Allen Nyhuis, Co-Author of America’s Best Zoos
Did you now that Newt Gingrich is a big fan of zoos? Co-author, Allen Nyhuis, joins us to talk about why zoos are one of the best places an animal could possible live and, in fact, have been responsible for preventing the extinction of many of our species. So, which zoo is the very best - the Noah’s Yacht, if you will - of them all? 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!

We are announcing the soft launch of our Business Travel Web presence and invite you all to have a first look. Click HERE to view.

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Have a great week and remember to keep those seat belts on; they do save lives.

Warm regards,

Sandy Dhuyvetter
Executive Producer and Host

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Last week's program August 23, 2009 Archives Available

Joining Sandy last week on TravelTalkRADIO were 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, Click HERE .

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