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Sunday December 30, 2012

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Joining Sandy on TravelTalkRADIO
This week is
Richard Bangs, the Father of Modern Day Adventure Travel. Richard has returned from a trip where he took 50 US tourists to North Korea. Sound interesting?
He is doing it again next year twice! You can join him.

BusinessTravelRADIO guests include:
Gus Bodus, Best Roasted Chestnuts in London at WTM, 
Sharon Baron Lobo Airline Ambassadors International Member
and Tom Ciccone from Fare Buzz


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December 2012


SEGMENT 1- Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host TravelTalkRADIO

Welcome to TravelTalkRADIO
Happy Holidays and a very special New Year! As I mention in my broadcast, I am wishing you all a very special 2013. The number 13 has always been a lucky number in our family, so I am embracing the idea of 2013 being a very special year for all of us.

I can't think of a better guest to close up 2012 than Richard Bangs, he will talk about his trip to North Korea this year and what it was like for he and the 50 people he escorted.
Don't miss this informative interview.
Thanks for joining us! Buckle your seatbelt for another informative program!

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Richard Bangs, Returns from North Korea and talks about this one of a cultural exchange.

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Considering North Korea as a Tourism Destination

Richard Bangs not only considered it, he worked with the North Korean government for many years to finally bring the first US tourists to this 'Hermit Kingdom' in Sept of 2012.

These forerunners of North Korean tourism agreed to deposit their cell phones in plastic bags and hand them over for safe keeping while inside of North Korea. The US tourists were allowed to take cameras, laptops, and tablets inside the country.  

Richard (known as the Father of Modern Adventure Travel) is also the co founder of Expedia and Mountain Sobek Travel. He is passionate about leading unique tour experiences all over the world and his trip to North Korea is true to form.

Come listen at his knee as he describes in a fire side chat, the journey and the people he and his friends met along the way. His enthusiasm is infectious and his hope for a better future through travel is believable.

Interested in a trip to North Korea? Go to There are two trips on the agenda for next year!
Richard Bangs article in Huffingtonpost
Visiting North Korea, The Hermit Kingdom

Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host

Welcome to BusinessTravelRADIO!

We celebrate the industry with Sharon Baron Lobo this week as we discuss an organization that is close to my heart, Airline Ambassadors International. This non profit organization is an amazing organization filled with flight attendants that represent the needs of children around the world. Sharon, a flight attendant and a member of AAI will be talking about the RocknRoll Marathon and how it is supporting the AAI.
Sandy also has some fun with the Roasted Chestnut Man from London. If you have been to World Travel Mart, you might remember Gus who religiously attends to his station directly outside Excel
every night. Take a listen to this unique character, he is full of love, light and laughter. And then finally, we look at new company on our radar, called FareBuzz. Archives are ready for you to download or listen to on demand.

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Sharon Baron Lobo, Member of the Airline Ambassadors International

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Rock n Roll Marathon in Washington DC support Airline Ambassadors International (AAI)

AAI member Sharon Baron Lobo is excited about the Rock n Roll Marathon coming to Washington DC this coming March 16. After all, Sharon knows what DC has to offer. She is based in this capital city as a flight attendant and spends much of her time outside enjoying the historic surroundings with her new husband Andre Lobo.
When Andre announced to his wife that he wanted to run in the Rock n Roll Marathon for a charity, they were quick to sign up AAI as there supported charity.

Interested in supporting AAI
or your own charity?

The Rock n Roll Marathon,
full or half
is a fun filled event with live music
at every turn and a historic surroundings
to capture your imagination.

Enjoy the conversation with this proud bride who is thrilled to be supporting her charity, Airline Ambassadors Int'l. There is much to celebrate as we bring in the new year and there is much work to do to make our world better.
Please signup and support your charity and if you don't have one, please take a look at and see if is for you.

Gus Bodus, Best Roasted Chestnuts in London

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Gus's Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire Outside of World Travel Mart Every Year

This guy is a vendor like no other vendors. A man who has his priorities in line with loving his family and being passionate about helping others like himself who have dyslexia.

Known as the best chestnuts in London (look it up on Google) Gus gives credit to his wife and his father for his success. A charismatic man who has also authored children's books, Gus is determined to make his mark on the world. Take a look at his Web site. You will be impressed and if you go to Excel in London, look for Gus outside. His roasted chestnuts will be a welcoming site after a long day exhibiting. 

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Tom Ciccone, Director of Corporate Travel Services Fare Buzz

Fare Buzz, a C
oncierge for all your travel needs

While attending the Luxury Travel show in Las Vegas, the Fare Buzz exhibit caught Sandy's eye. Determined to find some new content for her radio show and realizing she knew nothing of them it seemed like a good connection! She talked with Tom Ciccone and decided, she wanted to share FareBuzz with her audiences around the world. So here you go!

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Fare Buzz is one of the leading travel providers in the industry. The company has created affiliations with vendors of various travel products. Due to their buying power, the company is able to negotiate aggressive deals on air, hotels, car rentals and now vacation rentals to pass the savings on to the consumer.

Additionally, Fare Buzz specializes in discounted business class tickets and corporate accounts for business professionals who travel frequently. Companies are able to book airline tickets, hotels and car rentals at discounted rates.

The Dan Hotels
The Dan Hotels celebrating with you! Come and enjoy.


Sandy's Photos of Haiti
while traveling with
Airline Ambassadors Intl.

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