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Sunday December 13,  2009 - This week on TravelTalkRADIO we connect you to the Experts!  Sunday 9 - 11AM Pacific Time - Archives available after programming.

Joining Sandy as guests this week are Martin Warioba, Founder of Omong'we Travel & Tours in Tanzania, Africa and Alfredo Castellano, Attorney at Law and 7M Mile Star Alliance Platinum Member, Ruth McKinney, Recipient of the National Tour Association’s Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award, Jamie Jensen, Author of Road Trip USA, Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa, Andy Uhlig, Director of Business Development for ITI Marketing,

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Dr. Sam Saker, Creator of the MENA Travel Awards and President of Consultants of Hospitality Administrators (CHA) International, and Robert Reid, US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet and Author of The USA Book. Click HERE for more information on the program.

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Can you imagine a more significant time to be in the Holy Lands than during this month of December? We are very excited to be on our way to Palestine to produce programming for radio, TV and our friends at Group Travel Magazine.
We hope you can follow along with us for the next two weeks as we bring you the sights and sounds of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Sebastia, Hebron and Nablus.
Her Excellency, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Palestine, Dr. Kouloud Diabes, will join us throughout our visit at many of the traditional holiday events. I will be twittering, using Facebook and updating our Web site to keep you informed.

We will be arriving in Tel Aviv and traveling to Palestine for the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree in Bethlehem.  

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Let's take a look at this week's line-up on TravelTalkRADIO!


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Martin Warioba, Founder of Omong'we Travel & Tours in Tanzania, Africa and
Alfredo Castellano, Attorney at Law and 7M Mile Star Allliance Platinum Member

Puerto Rican based attorney Alfredo Castellano has visited 140 countries and logged over seven million miles along the way. He’s also toured Tanzania and Zanzibar using Martin Warioba’s Omong’we Travel services. Find out if it’s true that when you consistently provide your clientele with stellar service over many years, eventually some of those clients will become your best advertising pieces ever. Continued


Ruth, A Truly Great Babe

Ruth McKinney, Recipient of the National Tour Association’s Bob Everidge Lifetime Achievement Award

Meet the 2009 recipient of this most prestigious NTA award. Ruth is a diminutive gal from a small town who has made huge contributions to the tourism industry. Among many other tireless volunteer efforts she has undertaken over the years for the NTA and its membership, Ruth has served as the President of the National Tour Foundation, known today as Tourism Cares. This is a petite giant in travel. Continued


Virtual Road Trip

Jamie Jensen, Author of Road Trip USA

This great book is wonderful to actually guide your journeys across America, or just curl up with it in an armchair to virtually experience some of the most interesting stretches of highway in the world. Meet Jamie Jensen, the author of one of our favorite travel guide books of the year! Continued


Epic Undertaking

Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa

For the fifth year in a row, leaders from nearly every major industry imaginable will be meeting in Washington, DC in April to confer and plan the monumental task of continuing to build and standardize the critical infrastructure of Mother Africa. Held in tandem with the spring meeting of the World Bank (natch), this is the premiere event that must be targeted by any business that has a serious desire to becoming actively involved in this epic undertaking. Continued


eTicket to Ride

Andy Uhlig, Director of Business Development for ITI Marketing

Great mobile technologies are allowing organizations and business to effectively market and sell travel products and services anywhere, anytime. The smart phone rules Andy tells us how and why!  Continued


Oscar Night for MENA Travel

Dr. Sam Saker, Creator of the MENA Travel Awards and President of Consultants of Hospitality Administrators (CHA) International

The tourism industry in one of our favorite regions, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has its own special Oscar-like ceremony every year that honors true “Champions of Service Quality”. Now in its fifth year and built on a carefully structured, independent voting protocol that’s closely monitored by Price Waterhouse Coopers, these are definitely NOT “the best travel awards money can buy.” Meet the creator of the MENA Travel Awards, Dr. Sam Saker.



Easy Way to See the USA

Robert Reid, US Travel Editor for Lonely Planet and Author of The USA Book.

This is one of our most favorite coffee table books of the year and will give you hours of enjoyment getting to know the people, the places and the attractions that make up all 50 United States. Kick back and enjoy the sights and scenery of America! Continued


Inventing All-Inclusive Vacations

John Issa, Founder and Chairman of SuperClubs’ Breezes Resorts

No one is absolutely sure who came up with the concept of the all-inclusive vacation, but we think we have a pretty good idea who had it right first. John Issa’s recent brand expansion of his Breezes Resorts family and the launch of two new resorts in Panama and Brazil are just a few more facts suggesting that this hotelier is one super entrepreneur.  Continued

I am honored to have written the FOREWORD
of a brand new book that pushes the envelope of thought in regards to empirically measuring the relationship between tourism and peace. Eleven PhDs and other scholars have contributed to the making of this book. It will give me great pleasure to introduce it to our world wide audiences in May of 2010.

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Have a great week and remember, travel light
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Warm regards,

Sandy Dhuyvetter
Executive Producer and Host


This week on TravelTalkRADIO
Sandy talks to Martin Warioba

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This week on
DECEMBER 11, 2009
8 - 9 AM Pacific Time

Segment 1
Sean Kirkland
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Segment 2
Jim Tyner
Founder and President
of Group-Res

Group Reservation Systems allow you to Pay as you Play!
Jim, a veteran Travel expert since the early 80's decided a few years ago there was a read need to create a turn key piece of Software that allows big and small companies to take advantage of the new technology called cloud computing. If you need to put together a reservation system and if data is your bag, you will love the reporting system at group-res.com.
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Segment 3
Sharon Parris-Chambers
President Positive Tourism

The Power of Wellness
Sharon is the president and partner of Positive Tourism and is very committed and passionate being a beam of light for wellness and Travel. This April, she will e hosting a Wellness Conference, why not consider having your conference along side. After all, isn't wellness at the heart of everything we do? A credible Caribbean Travel expert, Sharon now introduces us to the Caribbean's first cousin, Panama.
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Segment 4
Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host and Patrick Peartree, Director of programming

Give me the News!
Sandy and Patrick discuss their upcoming trip to Palestine. The BusinessTravel RSS News feed is doing well and Sandy and Patrick discuss a few of the items that caught their eye. www.TravelTalkMEDIA.com
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This week, Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa joins Sandy on BusinessTravelRADIO
to talk about the Africa infrastructure conference in April 2010 in Washington DC.

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Joining Sandy last week were guests Peter Tarlow, President of Tourism & More/Student Safety Abroad, Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for Breezes Resorts, Martin Warioba, Founder of Omong'we Travel & Tours in Tanzania, Africa, Paula Savage, Director of Tourism Sales for Visit Rochester, New York, Oralena Valero, Station Manager and Program Director of Trinity Broadcasting of Arizona, Karl Bushong (Jesus) and Michael Job of the Holy Land Experience Theme Park in Orlando, Florida, Glenn Carano, Director of Marketing for the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada, and Catherine Greteman, Chairman and CEO of the National Tour Association.

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