Paul chats with Molly Jarvis about the reenactment of an historic visit from the Cherokee Nation to the court of George III in 1762 when three Cherokee Leaders visited the king in London. You can join in this commemoration if you act quickly by February 1. Check out CherokeeTourismOK.
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Ever wonder what it would be like to work as a flight attendant on a long haul flight? Paul finds out as he interviews the flight crew of an Air New Zealand Los Angeles to Auckland non stop flight. He finds an amazing group of Kiwis who are dedicated to their jobs and who love flying. Paul talks with crew in business class and economy and learns just why Air New Zealand has earned a reputation as one of the world’s great airlines.
Steve Kaufer the creator and CEO of Tripadvisor , joins Paul and Elizabeth to discuss the success of taking the world’s largest travel site public. Steve talks about the beginnings and the challenges along the way. He also discusses how Tripadvisor has revolutionized the travel experience for millions and how transparency in the process of choosing hotels, through informed crowd sourcing, has evolved. He also talks about how the Tripadvisor family of companies has grown and helped change other components of the travel experience from cruising to choosing the best seats on a plane.
Peter C. Yesawich, Vice Chairman, MMGY Global chats with Paul and Elizabeth about travel trends and his presentation at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on January 27. For many years, Peter’s team has compiled the Portrait of American Travelers, a long-running and highly respected yearly report and forecast on where travel trends are taking us. He discusses with Paul and Elizabeth some of the surprising results and what these trends may mean for travel ahead.
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Lady Penelope Cobham, who is chair of the VisitEngland Board of Directors chats with Paul about the plans for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this June. There’ll be some splendid royal ceremonies including a huge spectacle of water craft on the Thames. Lady Cobham also speaks of some of the events around the UK this summer and of course the Summer Olympics in London. The UK remains an affordable destination even with the international events during this year.
Los Angeles Times, travel writer, Christopher Reynolds chats with Paul about events surrounding the London Olympics including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June. Paul and Chris also talk about the opportunities to learn more about travel and photography from the award-winning journalists at the Los Angeles Times Travel Show, later this month.
Paul and Elizabeth chat with Jeff Krida about restoring the American Queen and once again sailing the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in the tradition of Mark Twain. The American Queen is an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that enters service this summer. This is a way to discover America and the tradition of riverboating but in comfort and luxury.
LA Times columnist Chris Erskine joins Paul once again to talk travel in the West. He discusses popular and not so popular ski resorts in the West. Erskine also gives a preview of the LA Times Travel Show on January 28 and 29th where LA Times photographers, writers and editors will share tips and experiences. It’s a chance to talk with real experts from around the world.
Tom Adkinson chats with Paul and Elizabeth about Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains, down home cooking, and Dollywood, a theme park with a difference. Tom also sheds light on why the largest museum of Titanic artifacts is located in Pigeon Forge. Oh yes, we also talk about chicken fried steak and other down home treats.