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Nancy Friedman: Get Great Service While Traveling

Nancy Friedman joins Paul to talk about decades of travel experience and the fundamentals that anyone can use to get great service while traveling. Nancy is a recognized expert on customer service and she shares with Paul her insights and tips to make travel as smooth as possible. They even talk about getting good service on the phone. 

 

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Steve Perillo Carries On The Family Tradition Touring Italy

Paul and Elizabeth chat with Steve Perillo, CEO of Perillo Tours, both a pioneer and a leader in escorted tours to Italy. Steve represents the third generation of the family business. And he shares how his family worked to make Italy a popular destination for American tourists after WW II. Today they are leaders in touring Italy.

 

 

 

 

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People — Marybeth Bond Finds Walking In France A Way To Meet Great People

Marybeth Bond joins Paul to talk about the joys of walking and hiking through the South of FranceOn Foot Holidays  an English walking company, offers 30+ self-guided walking tours in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, England, Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech R, Austria.

The walking tour may be done with a guide or customized just for you and friends.  The hikes are graded for difficulty and there are often shortening options. You will only carry your lunches, while your luggage was transferred to the next night’s accommodation.  A map with route instructions, all hotel reservations, breakfasts, most dinners and lunches were provided by On Foot Holidays.

 

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Shane Dallas Arab Travel Market

 

Travel Camel, Shane Dallas, is back to talk about the Arabian Travel Market and when is a good time to visit the Middle East and Africa. 

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Janice Wald Henderson Travels to India

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Travel to India is high on a lot of traveler’s bucket lists. Janice Wald Henderson visits the show to to share her recent experiences traveling to India. Most people choose to travel India one of two ways: backpacking and through in hostels, or with a luxury tour. Janice booked her trip through Cox and Kings which has been traveling to India since 1758. She shares about the vibrancy of the culture and insider travel tips to make any bucket list trip a success.

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Find Top-Rated Hotels Worldwide with Jetsetter.com Survey

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You might think that hotel rankings are done and don’t merit much attention. But with promotional efforts and partnerships with websites, how do you know if the list you’re reading is truly telling you the best hotels out there? Jetsetter.com compiled their list of The World’s Best Hotels by surveying their global correspondents in a myriad of categories including the expected (family friendly, all inclusive) to the unexpected (best looking guests, safari lodge). Clara joins the show to share highlights from the survey, insights, and more.

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High Speed Rail Comes to Florida

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Coming Summer 2017 is a high speed rail connecting Central and South Florida. The first phase of the Brightline railway will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Brightline estimates travel from Miami and Fort Lauderdale in 30 minutes, and Miami to West Palm Beach in 60 minutes. Phase two plans to extend the route to Orlando. With around 20 million people living in Florida and 100 million tourists a year, this presents an alternate way for people to see the state and lessens the number of cars on the roadway.

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Shane Dallas Utrecht

Photograph-Shane-Dallas-240x300Shane Dallas from The Travel Camel visits to share what he sees as travel trends to look for this year. In a recent trip to Utrecht in the Netherlands, Shane share the city’s draw with their beautiful canals and classic European feel. As the keynote speaker at a travel conference in the city, Shane shares what he learned from both customer and industry insiders, including recent trends of international travel to the United States.

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The Current State of Iran Travel

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Known as one of the cradles of civilization, Iran is a destination rich in history and amenities, but cloaked in misconceptions. In this episode, Steve Kutay from IranLuxuryTravel.com visits to talk about the historic locations, ski resorts, and more, while tackling some of these misconceptions. While many Americans assume travel is restricted, you only need a simple visa. Steve also talks about safety and the history of where these misconceptions arose.

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Greg Geronemus Smartours

Trinidad-4When planning travel, especially international travel, it’s always best to have an idea of what the current state of international travel is around the world. Greg Geronemus from smarTours gives an update regarding travel to Cuba (which since the podcast was recorded, embargo travel restrictions have changed), Japan, Africa, and Europe, as well as deals, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and more.

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