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at the World Tourism Awards ceremony
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TravelTalkMEDIA produces
Egyptian footage welcoming Americans.

Join
Sandy Dhuyvetter
Host of
Travel Talk Radio


In the studio


Channel 2 in Boise
CNN Local Headline
News in Southern CA
.


REMOTE Programs


Sandy and with Guest
Thomas Steinmetz
publisher of 
ETurboNews




Introducing the Ambassador from Tanzania to the US.



Village at Squaw Valley
Lake Tahoe
 



LIVE REMOTE from
HAMPTON VA


Sandy and
KING ABDULLAH II
from Jordan



Sandy and Egypt's
former Minister of Tourism
AHMED EL MAGHRABY


TravelTalkRADIO is distributed
by TalkStarRadio
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TravelTalkRADIO AUGUST 31, 2008
Broadcasting from the TravelTalkMEDIA studios in
Southern California
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Click on the names of guests to learn more about each segment or
continue to scroll down to see the entire page.
 

Thank you and enjoy this weeks program. 

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Segment  1
SANDY DHUYVETTER

Executive Producer
& Host
Segments 2 & 3
MONA NAFFA
Director of
STI Middle East
Segments 4 & 5
SAYED KHALIFA
USA and Latin America
Director for the Egyptian Tourism Authority

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Segment 6
SANDY DHUYVETTER
AND CREW
Executive Producer & Host
Segment 7
THOMAS STEINMETZ

Publisher of
eTurboNews
Segment 8 & 9
TILLIE FOSTER
Senior Advisor and Public Relations for the San Nicolas Hotel in Ensenada, Mexico

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Segments 10 & 11
ROY GRAFF

Managing Director
of ChinaContact

Segment 12
ROB KELLY
Producer and Director
Documentary Films
 

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SEGMENT 1
SANDY DHUYVETTER

Executive Producer & Host


Experience authentic kibbutz living in Israel, along the shores
of the Dead Sea. Listen to Sandy's
close friend Daniella Cohen talk about this beautiful area
HERE.   Visit the Ein Gedi Website, Click HERE

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Welcome to this week's program!

Sandy was recently featured in an article on Tourism-Review.com. Read Patricia Kutza's article
HERE.

Missed last week's show? Listen in as Peter Pantuso, President of the American Bus Association (ABA), talks about safety and security on motorcoaches and the ABA's Top 100 Events and Festivals. This list is an annual compendium of the best events for group travel in the US and Canada and will officially be released this September.

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SEGMENTS 2 & 3
MONA NAFFA

Middle East Manager,
STI Organization

Mona Naffa joins Sandy Dhuyvetter, Host and Executive Producer of TravelTalkRADIO, to discuss Jordan and the benefits of touring and traveling in the Middle Eastern country. Mona calls both Southern California and Jordan her homes and has been marketing Jordan as a tourism and meetings destination for years. Her company recently partnered with Expedia.com to offer even more travel and tour destinations to Amman. Listen in as she and Sandy describe the reasons you should take a tour in Jordan. Find out why you should visit.

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Click HERE to read about tours in Amman
on Expedia.com.


STI Middle East is a hospitality corporation based in Jordan. STI Middle East specializes in event coordination and management. STI manages custom tailored events for special occasions, new product launches, incentives, meetings and conferences. Whether the company is in the automotive, pharmaceutical, electronics or any other specialized business, STI will handle all aspects of the event. As a full service event company, all the clients needs are met from arrival to departure. Services include: meet and greet at the airport, entry visas, accommodations, transportations, culinary and dining outlets, meetings and conference facilities, tours and adventures, and other services customized to ones needs.

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SEGMENTS 4 & 5
SAYED KHALIFA

USA and Latin America Director
for the Egyptian Tourism Authority
Sayed Khalifa joins Sandy Dhuyvetter, Host and Executive Producer of TravelTalkRADIO, to talk about the American Tourism Society (ATS) and their 2008 Fall Conference in Egypt. Learn about the mission of the ATS. Find out about Egypt's three different types of water cruises. Egypt's slogan is "Nothing Compares!" Listen in and find out why!

For more information, contact the tourism office at 1-877-77-EGYPT or 212-332-2570.

Upcoming Conferences in Egypt:

American Tourism Society - 2008 Fall Conference,

Oct. 27 - Nov. 4, 2008, Click HERE for more info.

Society of American Travel Writers, February 2009, Click
HERE for Website.


Africa Travel Association - 34th Annual Congress,
May 2009, Click
HERE for more info.


United States Tour Operators Association, March 2009, Click
HERE for Website.

American Tourism Society - 2008 Fall Conference
Egypt Cairo and the Nile - October 27 to November 4, 2008


The slogan of Egyptian tourism is "Nothing Compares!" and for once, a slogan gets it right. The world is crowded with wonderful places to visit, but you can't beat Egypt. This October, the American Tourism Society will organize a spectacular trip to one of the world's earliest civilizations, with sights and sounds available nowhere else.
The ATS adventure will start and end in Cairo, founded in the 6th century by Arab settlers, today a metropolis with more than 16 million inhabitants.

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SEGMENT 6
SANDY DHUYVETTER

Executive Producer and Host
Join Sandy Dhuyvetter as she, Patrick and Nick talk about where they'll be popping up next. Learn what's on the horizon for the TravelTalkMEDIA Team.

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Patrick Peartree,
Vice President of Operations


Nick Gosling,
Travel Writer

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SEGMENT 7
THOMAS STEINMETZ

Publisher of eTurboNews

Listen in as Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkRADIO, talks with Thomas Steinmetz about tourism in Hawaii. Thomas says tourism numbers from the mainland US to the tropical destination have dropped recently, largely due to high gas and airfare prices and folding airlines. Learn how much Hawaii has put into marketing and promoting the island as tourist destination, and which markets to Hawaii are going strong. 

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eTurboNews
, our flagship news service, is a daily bulletin of reports written by a global team of contributing editors, writers, guest analysts and occasional correspondents, focused on events, company news, market trends, new routes and services, political and legislative developments relevant to travel, transport and tourism, and issues relating to tourism’s role in the fight against poverty, and the industry’s responsibility for the environment and human rights.


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SEGMENTS 8 & 9
TILLIE FOSTER

Senior Advisor and Public
 Relations for the San Nicolas Hotel in Ensenada, Mexico

Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer of TravelTalkRADIO, talks with Tillie Foster of Ensenada, Mexico, about how and why she moved to the Baja region from the United States. Find out Tillie's preferred mode of transportation to Orange County, California, to visit her children. Find out what San Nicolas Hotel owner Nico Saad has been up to also. Listen in!

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The San Nicolas Hotel








The pool is the largest in Ensenada
and the hotel is vintage with 40 years of serving visitors to the Ensenada community. You will find refurbished lounges and other surroundings. Keep an eye out for owner and operator Mr. Nico Saad.

The San Nicolas Hotel is a family owned business that started in 1968 by Nico. After completing his water skiing career as a show skier participating in many international and world events at the age of 24, he decided to enter the world of business and tourism. The hotel was his lifetime goal. He began with the help of his mother to build the smallest yet most exclusive hotel in Ensenada. The San Nicolas Hotel opened in June 13, 1968 with 21 rooms. Shortly after the opening of the hotel Nico was appointed by the Governor of Baja California as the Federal and State director of tourism, where he was able to learn more about the industry and meet many interesting people in the hospitality industry worldwide.

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SEGMENTS 10 & 11
ROY GRAFF

Managing Director of
ChinaContact

Roy Graff, Managing Director of ChinaContact, joins Sandy Dhuyvetter, Host and Executive Producer of TravelTalkRADIO, to talk about how and when his interest in working in China was first perked and how that interest led to the development of ChinaContact, a consultant company on Chinese tourism and hospitality and a tourism destination marketing company for Chinese citizens. Graff talks about ChinaContact's forum, titled "Bilateral Chinese Tourism Trade", which will be held at the World Travel Market in London on November 12. Find out what attendees can learn from the forum about tourism and trade in China.

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ChinaContact
director Roy Graff has made his career in travel and tourism business development with a strong emphasis on China. He has a deep understanding of China's culture and business practices from academia, public and private sector work.
Returning to Europe after a long period of travel industry work in China, Roy founded
ChinaContact in 2005 to assist tourism companies, travel providers and tourism promotion bodies eager to discover the tremendous potential of China as both market and destination.



Roy Graff's Outbound Travel Handbook is available online. Click
HERE to download the PDF version.

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SEGMENT 12
ROB KELLY


Independent Movie Director
and Producer

Join Sandy Dhuyetter, Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkRADIO, as she and Rob Kelly, freelance television director and producer, talk about his newest movie, High Tech Monorails. Rob's passion for videography has taken him around the world. Find out where Sandy and Rob first met and about what went into the production and development of High Tech Monorails.

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After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in film, Rob Kelly began his career in production at Paramount Studios working on TV shows and movies such as 7 Days, Star Trek Voyager, Deep SpaceNine,

and Star Trek Insurrection. Visit RAK (Rob A. Kelly) Productions online HERE. Buy Rob's movie on Amazon.com.

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For the latest in Business Travel, check out two weeks of NBTA Radio, live from the National Business Travel Association International Convention & Exposition in L.A. Click HERE for more info.

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TravelTalkMEDIA brings
our audiences the latest news from the Annual
Airline Distribution Conference
April 22 - 26 Kuala Lumpur


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Sandy gives you a
Tour of the Kimberly
Hotel in NYC on
YOUTUBE.com


While in NY stay at the
Kimberly Hotel



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The World Tourism Investment Summit brings together 500 global delegates, representing
over 50 countries, to generate
discussions on current tourism investment activity and how to harness the forces impacting both global tourism and financial sectors. This years summit will be held in Busan, South Korea, from October 6-9.

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TravelTalkRADIO is syndicated
to radio stations around
the world and online
by TalkStar.

 

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The American Bus Association (ABA)

TravelTalkRADIO thanks Virginia Beach and the American Bus Association Marketplace.

Touring by motorcoach is growing by leaps and bounds. Catch us talking about the 100 top events sponsored by the ABA every month!
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SAAGGI
Global Health Network
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Medical Tourism offered responsibly and
with confidence.

November 1, 2007 – San Jose, CA – SAAGII, Inc. Healthcare Network announced today a joint agreement with the TravelTalkMEDIA companies of TravelTalkRADIO and TV appointing executive producer and host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, as spokesperson

CLICK HERE TO READ
ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

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TRAVELERS CREDO for PEACE
Thank you International Institute
for Peace through Tourism
.

We hope you join us and print this reminder  of our responsibility as a traveler. Click
HERE

Go recreate yourself at SuperClubs!
All inclusive and our favorite
place to unwind!


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Special thanks to TANAPA
and NGORONGORO Crater
National Park

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TSA identifies and trains
puppies to become
the ace bomb-sniffing canines.

SAAGGI
Global Health Network

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Medical Tourism offered responsibly and
with confidence.

November 1, 2007 – San Jose, CA – SAAGII, Inc. Healthcare Network announced today a joint agreement with the TravelTalkMEDIA companies of TravelTalkRADIO and TV appointing executive producer and host, Sandy Dhuyvetter, as spokesperson

CLICK HERE TO READ
ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

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TravelTalkRADIO is syndicated
to radio stations around
the world and online
by TalkStar.

 

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Sandy's big sister.
If you would like to read more about Marcia, please Click HERE

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