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 Friday December 04, 2009

Thank you for joining us.
We are excited about the response to the new BusinessTravelRADIO program. Thank you for your comments.

BusinessTravelRADIO has been working with industry leaders to bring you a relevant and timely program. The archives are available directly after the programming where you will find links and photos to support the interviews. TravelTalkRADIO continues to broadcast as it has for the last 8 years on Sundays at 9AM Pacific Time and Noon Eastern Time. Join us for some Serious Fun,
Sandy Dhuyvetter

Sandy Dhuyvetter

Executive Producer
& Host

This week on BusinessTravelRADIO

DEC 04, 2009
BusinessTravelRADIO Guests
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Steven Hayes
President The Corporate Council
on Africa

Special Guest this Week.
Back with us to talk about the US - Africa Infrastructure Conference in April 2010.Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council of Africa, returns to BusinessTravelRADIO to discuss the upcoming 2010 U.S. – Africa 2010 Infrastructure Conference in Washington DC. Investors, subcontractors and networking are at the heart of the conference along with educational panels. Stephen talks about the extraordinary opportunities in Africa and why the US government has committed monies and time to the effort of building infrastructure. One interesting fact, Africa's population is as big China and India. Archives Available HERE


Dr. Sam Saker
Consultants of Hospitality Administrators

Business Travel and Middle Eastern Opportunity
Expert . Dr. Sam Saker, President and Founder of Consultants of Hospitality Administrators International talks about the opportunity in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) area.  Dr Saker talks about the cleansing process that has happened during the economic turndown and if there are any new development opportunities in the MENA area.. We also talk about the MENA Travel Awards and the growth of this ‘Oscars night for the best travel products’. Archives Available HERE


Richard Crum
President America

US Travel Promotion Act, have you heard of it?
Richard Crum is President of AirPlus in the US and serves as the President of the Assn of Corporate Travel Executives. Richard comes back to BusinessTravelRADIO and this time he talks about AirPlus and the survey the company has conducted regarding the US Promotion Travel Act. You might be surprised to learn that it has passed the House of Representative and yet 60% of the travel industry community have not heard of this legislation. We’ll talk about some of the specifics of the law including charging our visitors entry fees that will be used to market the US to the outside world.
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Thomas Steinmetz

eTurboNews thinks Abu Dhabi is hot and ready for take off!
Thomas Steinmetz, Publisher of eTurbonews talks about business travel in relationship to leisure travel in the Middle East.and spends time talking specifically Jordan's approach to building as 'the Switzerland of the Middle East'. Thomas takes a look at the United Arab Emirates and the differences within the states and in particular the differences between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and why Abu Dhabi is coming into its own. Move over Dubai!
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Ralph A. Kaiser
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for
Universal Air Travel Plan UATP

Interview on BusinessTravelRADIO
November 14, 2009

UATP Expands with New Issuer GOL;
Merchant Base to Include Hotels and Car Rentals

BusinessTravelRADIO takes a holiday and resumes broadcasting after Thanksgiving on new day,
Friday mornings at 11AM Eastern Time
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Saturday November 21, 2009
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Think Tank in UK Looks to the Future of Business Travel in 2020.

Rohit Talwar,
CEO of Fast Future

Sandy welcomes Rohit Talwar to BusinessTravelRADIO.

Join Sandy to look into the crystal ball and learn from one of today’s leading futurists, Rohit Talwar who runs a think tank in the UK where he and his colleagues study trends and futures in tourism and other industries.
Fast Future has posed and projected a number of scenarios regarding events and meetings in 2020 and is running a study on the future of convention centers for the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The first part of this study is a survey on what attendees will expect from live meetings, conventions and exhibitions in 2020.  Rohit will talk about what keeps him up at night at the think tank. Fast Future also welcomes your responses. If you are interested in the survey go to to weigh in on this worthwhile study.

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Mobile Phone Technology for Conference Attendees is Hot!

Andy Uhlig,
Director Business Development for
 ITI Marketing

Andy Uhlig joins Sandy from the main exhibit hall of the National Tour Association’s annual conference in Reno, Nevada.  This year, Sandy attended and participated in this world-class yearly event that draws travel industry specialists from all over the globe. Andy’s particular product served as the glue that held the NTA conference together with his mobile phone technology working as a meeting tracker and daily planner for many of the attendees. The service is deep in features and there is no doubt that our smart phones are as relevant as our computers.  Welcome to 2010! Join Sandy to learn more. Archives will be up directly after the program at

Find Out the Facts About Reservation Systems.

Tanni Kuo,
Vice President and Founder, Info Tree Inc.

With deep roots in software and travel, this 10 year-old company offers tour operators of every size and niche the opportunity to book tours and track and maintain their own booking engines. Flexible and adaptable, Info Tree Inc software serves over 150 companies and continues to offer many new customizable features. Tanni will talk about her ability to offer a simple in-house reservations system as well as the expanded capability of putting your travel products and services on the Internet for “real time” reservations. If you are considering such an implementation, you will enjoy meeting Tanni Kuo.  Archives will be up directly after the program at

This week's Special Guest
Surety' The Impact of Safety, Security, Economics and Health on the Business of Travel.

Dr. Peter Tarlow,
President and Founder of Tourism and More

Dr. Tarlow is a long time contributor to TravelTalkMEDIA’s programming and is an expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry, event risk management, and encouraging economic development through tourism. Dr. Tarlow has traveled the world to speak and educate tourism and security professionals, including local and regional police forces.  Dr Tarlow’s book, Event Risk Management and Safety is important reading for all tourism destinations and venues.  Dr. Tarlow talks to Sandy about ‘surety’: the combined concept of safety, security, economics, and health.  He will also talk about the relationship between hospitals and hospitality.  You might be amazed! Just a reminder that Dr Tarlow will be returning to Las Vegas in 2010 to offer a world-class conference on tourism safety and security. Archives will be up directly after the program at

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US Senator calls for tighter controls on frequent flier programs
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