"Hello, Mrs./Ms. Dhuyvetter.
I'm Colby Pierce. As of now I am a culinary student
finishing my senior year of high school, but, when I
graduate, I plan to take ITMI's program and work as a
tour director. I started listening to your program,
Travel Talk, through ITMI's website. Being that there is
very little information about the tour directing niche,
your monthly shows showcasing this career field are
“I've booked countless
author interviews and without a doubt, Sandy is one of
the best hosts I've worked with. She’s extremely
knowledgeable, knows how to engage the author and her
welcoming tone makes her a joy to listen to. Anyone who
is not trying to book an interview with Sandy is truly
"I have now been working for Sandy for
several years and it is such a pleasure to work with
her. She always responds right away, knows a lot of
people and comes with great ideas. She helped me to
develop my business. I highly recommend her."
a delight it was to appear on Sandy’s show! She is the
most knowledgeable, passionate, and well-traveled host
with whom I’ve ever had the privilege to have share the
airwaves. She is fueled with an insatiable curiosity, a
dangerous wanderlust, and an up-to-date passport with
extra pages, a combustible combination that ignites both
guests and audience. The only disappointment is when
her show comes to an end, as the conversation could wend
around the world endlessly. Sandy may just be the most
interesting woman in the world.”
talk to you... you are the one (who) really got me into
radio interviews. You were my teacher."
in AWE! so much talent in one person but the most
important thing I always see is the generosity &
kindness in your eyes. So glad to be in your orbit and
so is the Cardea Center for Women!"
"And while I'd like to
think it was a special experience just for me, I'd wager
that your other guests feel exactly the same way if they
noticed how smoothly it happened; honest Sandy - I do a
lot of interviews and this was so comfortable and every
question went in a different interesting direction or
added to what we'd just talked about. And, you lay down
a good piece of information -- interesting for the
listener all on its own -- before you then move it into
a question. That's something I'd now try and do myself
if I was ever on the interviewer's side of a talk!"
who has participated in hundreds of radio interviews, I
can say with assuredness that Sandy is one
of the best in her business. She's a delight to work
with, and knows how to put her guests at ease while
creating wonderful conversations for the benefit
of her listeners."
and great travel information about Bhutan. That is my dream
trip. Thanks for TravelTalkRADIO!
"I spent 25
years in TV news and really appreciate your on-air style.
You are so natural. It's like enjoying a great conversation
with a friend in my living room!"
Real News PR
Thanks so much for all your support. Our interview went so well I
hardly had any notion of the time passing. You have this gift of
getting the best out of people. The good news is that I got many
comments from friends that listened in or picked it up on the
you are the most efficient and dynamic person in the media industry. You
"Sunday is quickly becoming my biggest "radio listening" day (if I get up early enough). From 7am to 9am I've been listening to my good friend, writer Dave Marsh on his Sirius Show and then at 9 I listen to you talk about all the places I can't afford to go -- because I work in radio!!!!"
Mike Stark - Independent broadcaster.
''It was our pleasure to be on TravelTalkRADIO. Sandy is
lovely and gracious. We hope to see TravelTalkRadio back
here soon. Yours truly.''
"Thanks again for another big
win in news coverage that we couldn't have done without you!"
"Sandy has been doing a great
job, serving as a national media voice for travel and tourism.
Her background is at the grass roots of our industry, and her
commitment to get our messages out have helped to spread the
tourism message across the U.S. and beyond.”
“’You have a fantastic show.
I must find where you get all that energy.....special
"It's a wonderful show!"
It’s Roma calling. Thank
you so much that was an awesome piece. You looked great it was
super, super duper so
have one of the best shows on radio, I just want you to know that. I’ve
talked on your show before and it’s very good to start of this Easter
day with such good things as travel show, it’s excellent! ‘’
‘’I enjoy listening and
sometimes when there is places in the World I can reach I enjoy going to
see you as live
am relieved after the great Summit in Sao Paulo of which "Travel Talk
Radio" has been an integral part! Sandy was a FANTASTIC presenter,
brilliant really!! Regarding the interview, I am always delighted to be
on her show for she is relentlessly passionate, vivant and
''Upon opening my
mail, I was so pleased to receive your packet and two CD's of the taping
of our presentations at Rancho La Puerta. Thank you. It is so
beautifully packaged with pictures and pertinent information. You do a
"We have been in pursuit
of Sandy's show since the first week we took to the air last
September. "Travel Talk Radio Show" is not only interesting and
informative for the listener it is the MOST inclusive show of it's
type I have ever heard. We are excited to know that besides reaching
Mr. and Mrs. Traveler, we have a show which is listened to and
respected by travel industry leaders. Sandy brings to the show the 'movers'
and 'shakers' that make the travel world 'go round'.
Talk about a value added audience? No wonder we are pleased to bring
this show to our affiliates!
"I just wanted to write to
thank you again for having me on your show. I truly meant it when I said
you were AMAZING! I was very impressed. You are a true professional!."
"It’s easy to see why Travel Talk Radio is the #1 Sunday show on 760 KFMB. Sandy and her team are first of class in providing listeners an informative and entertaining program. People are listening. The www.calmaglev.com Web site experienced an immediate uptick in visitors after Sandy’s interview on the high-speed maglev system being planned for Southern California." Al Perdon, President of Albert Perdon & Associates / Executive Director of the Orange Line Development Authority
"It is always a real
pleasure to be on the Travel Talk Radio show with Sandy. The opportunity
to share some comments and insights on the San Diego Tourism scene with
your listeners is special. You are a great hostess and it is easy to see
why your travel show has done so well. I look forward to be invited back
on many future occasions."
It's always fun to work with Sandy and Patrick at Travel Talk Radio. Their knowledge of the tourism industry makes the conversations so easy and enjoyable and provides the guest an opportunity to get his or her story across smoothly."
Bruce Beckham, CTP, Executive Director, Travelers Conservation Foundation
"As a coda to our
weekend, I have to repeat that I have not met two more wonderful
people than you (Patrick) and Sandy for many a year. Your warmth, enthusiasm,
kindness, and complete commitment to our tasks were all just
unbelievable. Thank you so much for your great work here."
Peter de Jong, President and CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association
"Sandy, you're great.
what really strikes me is how constantly innovative you are and the fact
that you have fused radio, the web and the travel trade, is very
"It was a pleasure for me to have
the opportunity on behalf of the Tanzania Tourist Board to be part of
your travel talk radio program. The live broadcast and Internet archives
presented me with a unique format to reach a worldwide audience and tell
the listeners about Tanzania's diverse tourism product, our cultural
heritage programs and the steps that we are taking to protect the
environment. I was also pleased to be able to remind listeners from all
over the world, that Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania!. I look forward to
being on your program in the near future."
It was a pleasure to
participate in a TravelTalkRadio broadcast.TravelTalkRadio serves a
valuable function, providing a forum for information
exchange in the rapidly changing world of travel and travel distribution.
The more people understand what is happening, the better they will be
able to cope with the changes. I
appreciated the opportunity to be involved".
Travel Talk Radio
wonderful use of the traditional medium of radio, combined with the
Internet, with both being used to effectively inform the public about
the treasure chest of travel opportunities represented by tours and
What fun! Sandy was a great
host. She not only got things rolling with good questions, she had also
done her homework so that the interview was extremely relevant.
It was a
great pleasure to be on the show Sunday June 6th. Sandy made me feel at
ease immediately and I was truly impressed with her level of preparation
for the show. Her knowledge of Touring Club of Italy programs and
familiarity with our books was evident throughout the interview. The
show made for a great introduction of Touring Club publications to our
US audience and Sandy's enthusiasm was a real boost to our membership
program as well."
always a pleasurable experience to be guests on Travel Talk Radio! The
first time we heard Sandy, it was like listening-in on casual a
conversation between good friends and neighbors. It's great to have a
friend and neighbor like Sandy, complete with the best up to date
information on travel. Two Thumbs up."
easy to see why Travel Talk Radio is the #1 Sunday show on 760 KFMB.
Sandy and her team are first of class in providing listeners an
informative and entertaining program. People are listening. The
website experienced an immediate uptick in visitors after Sandy’s
interview on the high-speed maglev system being planned for Southern
Talk Radio was a) "Terrific experience. Like my first big overseas
trip--entertaining, light, easy fun.
"Sail with Sandy" cruise was a wonderful time!!. The company and food
were exceptionally good and I can't remember when I last laughed so
hard - must have had something to do with our terrific hosts, Sandy
Dhuyvetter and her fun sidekick, Patrick. The day trip to the wine
country north of Ensenada was one particular highlight of the trip. The
countryside was beautiful, the wine delicious and affordable. We were
also fortunate to enjoy a delicious authentic Mexican meal as part of
our excursion, at the lovely San Nicolas Hotel in Ensenada. Thanks for a
"Thank you Sandy and Travel Talk Radio for
letting me enjoy a great experience at Sea, in Ensenada and again on
your Sunday morning Show. I especially enjoyed the run from the B
Street pier to your studio. The interview went so easy due to your great
personality and charm. You provide a great service to everyone that
loves travel and has reserves about certain place to visit with
Knowledge, fun and great conversation . Thank You."
enjoyed the radio show on Sunday! You are such a great interviewer! It
certainly made it easier for me. And the fact that you are so familiar
with Walt Disney World was a plus."
appreciated the opportunity to do the interview with Sandy on
Traveltalkradio. You have a great concept and provide valuable
information to the traveling consumer and travel/tourism community.
Sandy is an excellent host!"
thrilled to have my book Travel Wise, Travel Safe be a feature on
Travel Talk Radio. Highlighting the aspects of travel health and what
travelers can do to protect themselves and companions such as emergency
medical tips and insurance was critical to get this message out. Thank
you Sandy for helping get the word out and sharing the Credo of the
Peaceful Traveler of the International Institute for Peace through
a genuine pleasure it was talking with you on "Travel Talk
Radio"! Your thoughtful lead-ins and
enthusiastic questions surely
helped us to bring out information about RVing that would both interest
and benefit your listeners.
Thank you so much for your kind words and
cordial mentions of my
book 301 Ways to Make RV Travel Safer, Easier, and More Fun, and
featuring it as the "Book of the Week" on your Web site."
was a privilege to have Lake Havasu City's Annual Boat Parade of Lights
featured on Travel Talk Radio! Sandy is a great interviewer, very well
prepared and familiar with our community and event. We look
forward to future opportunities to speak with Sandy and the Travel News
enjoyed every minute of our interview. You're a brilliant host! You
captured both the essence and the message of Have Work Will Travel
and made it fun for the listener as well. Travel Talk Radio provides
such a valuable service to people who want to get out and explore."
.you are the consummate talk show host!
was a delight to be interviewed by Sandy on Travel Talk Radio regarding
my book 'Old London Bridge' on the history of the longest inhabited
bridge in Europe. Sandy makes it so easy for California, England and
Canada (I'm Canadian living in England) to link up."
had the pleasure of being a guest on Travel Talk Radio
times. Each show is filled with laughs, great travel information
interesting topics. Being a freelance travel writer, Sandy's show gives
the insight I need to keep abreast of current
trends in the travel
industry. San Diego is lucky to have such a hard working, knowledgeable
educating listeners as to what is happening in the world of
you very much, Sandy, for the opportunity to talk about the Festival
yesterday. It was also f-u-n to hear ads and general San Diego stuff;
that brought back some memories!
There was a message on my machine this morning from a woman in
Lakeside wanting a Festival brochure. WOW!"
with show-time coming down to the wire, your whole team was so friendly
and professional, creating an atmosphere that was comfortable and
effortless. It was truly a joy chatting with you, Sandy. Your enthusiasm
for travel was truly infectious. Thanks again for your support and
interest with spreading the word about the historic Railway's journey to
the Grand Canyon."
course we know each other so little but I am struck by your zest for
life and how quickly you reach out to each new person that you come
so happy you were able to be a part of ABA's 2003 Marketplace. Your
coverage of our Marketplace was great, your presence at the show
exciting and your interviews with our delegates informative. Thanks
enjoyed speaking to you and your guests Kristen and Jim who are so
knowledgeable. Thank you for the fine segment on the Sea to Sea
Trail. Your show brings valuable information and interesting topics in a
pleasant format. We enjoy listening each week to you and your special
interest in providing your listeners with information on a diverse range
of travel options speaks to your understanding of the value and
importance of cross-cultural experiences."
and I both enjoyed the experience, and (approx.) 20-minute segment. It
gave us time to have some meaningful conversation and exchanges. Sandy,
were a fine - and knowledgeable - host. You
left us more eager to get to San
Diego this week". -- Chuck Day
"Travel Talk is the best travel show I've participated in, and I can
tell that Sandy has a loyal following from all the calls that came in
from listeners. Sandy makes talking about travel fun."
just want to share my thoughts with you, the interview, I enjoyed
so very much. I am so happy that you chose
Route 66 to talk about, in doing
so you have brought back many happy memories for many people".
have been convincing. One of the B&B owners said he got a call for a
reservation on Friday afternoon right after the broadcast!"
you for your help in promoting the San Diego Natural History Museum,
and for allowing Dee Parks and Maria Mitrani to
be on your show. Your show is terrific, and we look forward to working
with you again!"
love to wake up to your sweet kind voice...."
"Sandy's show was great. Lots of fun. And just as important, I saw a
big increase in my hits to my web site after I was a guest on her show."
so impressed by the fun, fast-paced format and the depth of coverage
your show provides about travel and travel-related products. The ONLINE
'simulcast/webcat" gives your at-home listeners a great way to get
"connected" to the show and your guests.
(Sandy) have restored my
faith in doing interviews--what a difference from previous experiences!
are a consummate professional! Your show is
fantastic and offers a
wonderful service for Southern California listeners interested in
could tell from your callers that they were
very enthusiastic about your
was a delightful experience appearing on Travel Talk Radio. I think
Travel Talk Radio is filling a very interesting
niche, and wish you the best of luck".
to thank you for having me on your radio show. I enjoyed our interview
and appreciated your kindness in making me feel so comfortable that I
forgot to be nervous. It was so wonderful sharing information about our
special island of Kauai".
felt extremely comfortable with you in your modern and professional
set-up and I must say that I found your broadcast concept truly superb.
The chance to listen to your talk and also work at my computer
simultaneously is a time-saving activity. I have signed on today as a
member of the fan club and will now be notified of your weekly talks to
which I look forward to hearing".
really enjoyed being on the air again, particularly with you. Your show
is great!! Your efforts really show, content and production is
Dhuyvetter has gone well beyond the "call of duty" to educate listeners
on the incredible opportunities available for those ready to truly
enhance their respective travel activities. Her passion for serving up a
menu of options with the appetizer of her enthusiasm and that of her
guests makes the program a most worthwhile listen on those early Sunday
mornings. VolunTours salutes Sandy for her vision and breadth of
coverage of issues and ideas that lead to a "soul-full" travel
experience. So much has changed since September 11th and travelers
really want to expand their horizons. Sandy and TravelTalkRadio are
making every effort to deliver these means to a more inspirational form
"Sandy, it was a pleasure visiting with you on Travel Talk Radio and
sharing insight about the group travel marketplace. We've already seen a
response from your listeners with new subscriptions coming in. Thanks
you, Sandy, for the opportunity to chat with you on Travel Talk Radio
last week. It was a lot of fun to discuss our sacred travel programs
with you and your listeners. What a great wealth of information you give
travelers during your broadcasts ! I know from the daily requests for
tour information that we get, that in these challenging times people are
looking for information sources on travel that they can trust. What you
offer through Travel Talk Radio is extremely helpful, as you cover many
(if not all!) aspects of a person's trip. There is useful information
for people who are just beginning to travel...as well as for the
seasoned globe-trotters. Thanks for being here for all of us. AND, by
the way, your "Traveler's Credo for Peace" that you have posted on your
website contains many of the suggestions that we include in our "Travel
Tips and Hints" for our sacred tour group members. In leading our tours,
I've found that when people can hold those thoughts in their minds and
hearts on a daily basis, their travel experiences are enriched
immeasurably...as are the lives of all those they come in contact !
Thanks for the reminders !"
you for the opportunity to speak directly to thousands of travel
industry professionals. We are at a critical time in the travel
marketing and distribution business and the more knowledge travel
professionals acquire the more successful their business will be.
Travel Talk Radio is a great medium to get out the message to thousands
in the Travel Industry. Thank you for the great opportunity!"
"Travel Talk Radio is an amazing resource for all sectors of the travel
industry, not only in terms of the radio show itself, but also the
website as well as Sandy. Sandy's enthusiasm for travel issues and
solutions to those issues is a much needed contribution in a time when
consumers and travel suppliers face uncertain times. I also enjoy the
eclectic approach Travel Talk Radio encompasses in acting as an
information source for travel companies. This approach reflects
EyeforTravel's in that we create an environment were all sections of the
travel Industry can pow-wow to create deals, gather resources, and
create alliances. This approach has always proved a success for us and
it does for Travel Talk Radio as well. We at Eye for Travel appreciate
and applaud the ongoing communication between us and Travel Talk Radio
on our upcoming events around the world, and will continue to support
and serve as a resource for the show"
would like to thank you for the opportunity to speak on Travel Talk
Radio. It is individual like you that make it easy for me to get a
message to the people who are most in need. I would like to thank you on
behalf of the San Diego AIDS Memorial Project and as a member of the San
Diego County HIV Prevention Board. By having me on your show we were
able to get a very important message out to thousand of your listeners.
That message was/is "Get tested, the HIV crisis is far from over and
infection numbers are dramatically increasing in women, Latinos, African
American, youth, and seniors. In addition, I would like to thank you for
helping get the word out about the Halloween Mexican Riviera fundraising
cruise for the SD AIDS Memorial Project. The memorial will be a monument
to education and reflection shedding light on this very devastating
pandemic. Over 22 million worldwide have died from AIDS and over 33
million worldwide are currently living with a killer to small to see. My
hat is off to you. It is people like you that make the difference. "
the past year, eTurbo News has added services and acquired alliances
with other organizations relevant to the travel trade. Travel Talk Radio
(TravelTalkRadio.com) is one of such partnerships that we are extremely
proud of because it has opened the door to a weekly radio news broadcast
in the United States and internationally through the Internet. With
Travel Talk Radio, eTurbo News is given yet another venue to educate the
travel trade with valuable information weekly. An archive is also made
available for those who wish to listen to past broadcasts."
you for the opportunity to speak with you (Sandy) and your audience on
Travel Talk Radio. Your genuine interest in contributing to the
"Building of a Culture of Peace through Tourism" through your program
has been most valuable and is very much appreciated. Your stimulating
questions and comments provided a high level of energy in our discussion
of "Peace through Tourism" in a way that was directly relevant to your
audience. We particularly appreciate your promoting the IIPT Credo of
the Peaceful Traveler on your website and your kind introduction to
Paula Savage, of the Peace Gardens Foundation - an earlier guest, was
very considerate of you. We have since had several exchanges of emails
and telephone discussions, and I anticipate that we will be
collaborating in our efforts in the near future".
much enjoyed being (taped) on your show and look forward to hearing it
on Sunday. You make a guest feel very comfortable. The team here
listened in and gave me high fives - so it was a big hit for us.
Appreciated the opportunity to chat with you and get such nice
visibility for PRA".
"Thanks for having Ruben H. Fleet Science Center on the show, we were
very happy to be a part of Travel Talk Radio. We hope the listeners
enjoyed hearing about San Diego's number one attraction".
you, again for having me on your show on April 4th. I really enjoyed the
experience. I am most impressed and grateful that you have provided a
much needed forum for travel industry professionals. You have done a
great job with providing interesting content and a medium in which
travel professionals can discuss difficult issues facing our industry.
Travel Talk Radio is immediate, timely, and interactive. I have become a
regular listener and look forward to participating in your program long
into the future. Keep up the good work, Sandy"!
would like to thank you Travel Talk Radio for the opportunity to appear
on the show last week. You provided a great opportunity to talk to a
targeted audience about all the events happening in London to celebrate
the Golden Jubilee and you had obviously researched the subject very
thanks for your help in spreading the word and I wish you continued
success with the program."
you for the most interesting hour last Thursday Sandy. I enjoyed it
greatly. Loved the format and found the whole
thing very refreshing".
just finished TourTalksRadio with Sandy. My name is Donna Zeigfinger and
I am the owner of Green Earth Travel (vegetarian travel). I loved doing
this segment. Sandy is such a pleasure to talk to! I emailed my list of
over 500 people to listen in and did have quite a few calls. She has a
wonderful show and does a great service for the public!"
talk is an informative romp around the world of travel, and is breaking
new ground by enabling listeners to tune in online, whenever they
"Terrific program. Sandy has a way of relaxing her guests and maximizing
the information in a pleasant way."
a great experience it was to be invited to be on Travel Talk Radio with
you and your staff. Your are really offering a great service to the
radio airways! "
"Travel Talk Radio provided real value to the California Maglev Program
and to our efforts to broaden public awareness of a high-speed, advanced
technology transportation system being developed in Southern California.
Sandy Dhuyvetter is a wonderful host and very adept at stimulating
informative and entertaining discussion on topics of interest to the
show's growing audience."
remembers what travel is all about...FUN. Her upbeat
personality and polished delivery presented our product in a most
positive light. We know what a great product we have. Thanks to Travel
Talk Radio, a
whole lot of other folks know as well."
appearance on Travel Talk Radio went smoothly and was a positive
experience. Sandy Dhuyvetter had obviously
taken the time to familiarize
herself with the background material I had sent. This made for a lively
discussion: Sandy asked relevant questions with
my information and her
listeners' needs in mind."
We want to
hear from you!