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January 10, 2010
Thank you for joining us this week for TravelTalkRADIO where we connect you to the experts in travel and lifestyle.

Joining us this week as guests are Dr. Kathleen Hall,  Founder and C.E.O. of The Stress Institute, The Mindful Living Network and Alter Your Life, Manuel Paulo, Vice President of Worldwide Contracting for Collette Vacations, Roy Graff, Director - New Business Development, Expedia Affiliate Network, Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for Breezes Resorts, Klaas-Wybo van der Hoek, Vice President of Stenden University in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, and Rafi Baeri, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Dan Hotels in Israel.


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We continue our travels this week by heading to the Moroccan Travel Market (MTM)  in Marrakech where we will introduce you to regional experts in travel. We will also take some time to rediscover one of the oldest marketplaces in the world.

Like all of the Middle East and North Africa regions we have visited, we are anxious to return and learn more about the trends for travel in the upcoming year. There have never been more destinations and products available than there are today. We all know that this creates a wonderful competition and raises the bar to develop better offerings. That's good for us all.  We will visit Moroccan suppliers and many American companies who will be exhibiting at MTM.

This week, we are excited to announce I have been selected to serve on the board for the MENA Travel Awards. Dr. Sam Saker, the creator of the awards, and I met this past week in Los Angeles and agreed that the MENA Travel Awards are important to both the recipients who work so hard to provide high quality services, and to the leisure traveler who benefits from these offerings. I was convinced to become part of this organization when I became aware of the involvement of Price Waterhouse Cooper which audits, inspects and certifies all votes. Dr. Saker has been a guest on both TravelTalkRADIO and BusinessTravelRADIO. I hope you can take a moment and get to know more about Sam. You will be hearing more about this formal awards ceremony that rivals the opulence of the Oscars in Hollywood.

This year is already shaping up to be one of the most hopeful years we have seen in our industry for a long time. The entire spectrum of travel and lifestyle experiences awaits us. In 2010, we'll
celebrate the 10,000th birthday of the oldest, continually inhabited community in the world: Jericho in Palestine. We'll examine everything from ancient destinations to the newest in travel technologies.

In 2010, we will also take a look at the amazing growth of non-profit organizations that offer opportunities for voluntourism, and the "pay it forward" concept. The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead. There seems to be a rush to help and nurture developing communities.

As we continue to welcome the new year with open arms, we would like to thank our many colleagues and the organizations who share our belief that tourism creates economic prosperity which is the basis for peace and happiness. We are grateful for the support and, most importantly, will continue to offer educational and timely programming to our audiences around the world.
 

Enjoy our two hour TravelTalkRADIO programming, below is an overview and links into our programming.

Hero or Victim?

Dr. Kathleen Hall, Founder and C.E.O. of The Stress Institute, The Mindful Living Network and Alter Your Life

Are you a hero or a victim when you move around this precious Earth? Stress may be an unavoidable part of our lives, especially when it involves travel, but know that how you deal with it isn’t just a personal matter. It may affect our future generations to come. Chill out and listen up. Continued
 

Must be tough!
Manuel Paulo, Vice President of Worldwide Contracting for Collette Vacations

With 33 years of experience in the tourism industry, this seasoned tour manager now travels internationally on a regular basis making sure that Collette Vacations customers receive the travel experience of a lifetime. “Must be a tough job,” we ask, to which Manuel dutifully replies “Yeah, but somebody’s got to do it!” Continued

China Call 2010

Roy Graff, Director - New Business Development, Expedia Affiliate Network
Our “go to guy” for tourism and travel in the Pacific Asia region talks a little bit about what to expect in 2010. He tells us that, although “The Chinese don’t do crystal balls” China is a travel market that is absolutely “bursting at the seams.” Also, we’ll figure out where Hainan Island and why Hawaiians should care.  
Continued

 

Shootin’ the Breeze about Breezes

Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for Breezes Resorts

Our all-inclusive vacation guru joins us to tell us how we can escape to paradise at Breezes Resorts. Mmm, take me away! Continued

 

Hospitality University Curriculum includes Peace
Klaas-Wybo van der Hoek
, Vice President of Stenden University in Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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commitment to the university's newly formed center for peace and tourism as well as to the media and entertainment department. These unique offerings result in a curriculum that provides an incredible array of opportunities for students to receive a truly cosmopolitan education and acquire world-class experience. Continued


13: A lucky number in Jewish tradition

Rafi Baeri, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Dan Hotels in Israel.

And that’s how many Dan Hotels there are in Israel: 13. From the historic King David Dan Hotel overlooking the Dome of the Rock and the walls of the ancient city of Jerusalem to the wide, sandy Mediterranean beaches of the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, we guarantee you will find accommodations that meet your budget and your mission. We always take delight in talking with our long time friend and colleague, Rafi Baeri. Continued

 


Tourism4Peace Conference at the King David Hotel, the Flagship hotel of Dan Hotels.  31 Oct  - 2 Nov, 2006  Raed Saadeh, President Arab (Palestinian) Hotel Association, Rafi Baeri, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Dan Hotels, Israel, Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer, TravelTalkMEDIA, Janos Damos, , Executive Director, Israel Hotel Managers Association, Abdul Hakeem Al-Hindi, Managing Director Jordanian Hospitality & Tourism Co., also  Assistant Chairman of the Board of the Jordan Hotel Association.


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Breezin’ on down the road

Greg Baxter, District Sales Manager for Breezes Resorts

Greg and Sandy depart on a jet ski bound, no doubt, for a fabulous Breezes Resort! Bye now! Continued

It will be a year of abundance and contrast. We also know contrast is the essence of vision. So, expect much eye-candy from us in 2010! 

We'll connect again from Morocco.
Warm regards and please keep your seat belts on, they do save lives.


Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host
program@traveltalkmedia.com


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We want to thank the the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Her Excellency Dr. Khouloud Diabes
and the entire Team for supporting our Palestinian trip. Our itinerary was thoughtfully prepared and
we were supported brilliantly as reported and captured stories and images of beautiful Palestine.




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Jan 03, 2010 programming - Last week's TravelTalkRADIO programming was produced while in Palestine during the holiday events and ceremonies.

Joining Sandy last week as guests were Husney W. Kohen, Priest and Director of the Samaritan's Museum on Mount Gerizim in Samarita, Kamel “Kam” Sinofrot, Executive Manager of the Telepherique & Sultan Tourist Center and the Mount Temptation Cable Car in Jericho, Richard Elias, General Manager of Golden Gate Tours & Travel in Bethlehem, Andrea Wrba, General Manager of the InterContinental Hotel in Jericho Sami Awad, Executive Director of the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Maha Saca, Founder and Director of the Palestinian Heritage Center in Bethlehem and Zein Nakash, VP Marketing from Breezes Resorts headquartered in Jamaica. More information on this week's program.


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