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Sandy Dhuyvetter
named
NBTA
International Correspondent
Announces 
Launch of
NBTA RADIO

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About the
Host of
NBTA Radio
Sandy

Dhuyvetter



Sunday August 3, 2008
LIVE from the NBTA International Convention & Exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center
Listen in at 9 am Pacific Time, noon East Coast Time
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Sandy Dhuyvetter,
Host and Executive Producer
of TravelTalkRADIO

Welcome to our second installment of National Business Travel Association Radio. Our guests this week include some of the most influential figures in the travel and tourism industry, including Scott Duffy, Founder and CEO of Virgin Charter and Mike Pratt, VP of Sales for Magnolia Hotels. Enjoy the show!

Segment 1 - approx 6 min.

Sandy and Patrick at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. near the Los Angeles Convention Center where the convention was held.

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Greg Hammermaster,
Senior Vice President,
SunTrust Commercial Card Services

Learn about SunTrust's commercial card business management solution, the Enterprise Spend Platform, designed for the leisure traveler who still needs to be connected to the office. Click HERE for more information.

Segment 2 - approx 7 min.

SunTrust Banks, Inc., with total assets of $179.0 billion on March 31, 2008, is one of the nation’s largest and strongest financial holding companies. Through its banking subsidiaries, the company provides deposit, credit, trust, and investment services to a broad range of retail, business, and institutional clients. Other subsidiaries provide mortgage banking, brokerage, investment management, equipment leasing, and capital market services.

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Thomas Steinmetz,
Publisher of eTurboNews

Segment 3 - approx 6 min.

eTurboNews, our flagship news service, is a daily bulletin of reports written by a global team of contributing editors, writers, guest analysts and occasional correspondents, focused on events, company news, market trends, new routes and services, political and legislative developments relevant to travel, transport and tourism, and issues relating to tourism’s role in the fight against poverty, and the industry’s responsibility for the environment and human rights.

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Adam Salerno,
Business Liaison for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Sandy and Adam discuss the Mobile Boarding Pass and the Global Entry Program.

Segment 4, 5 & 6 - approx 22 min.

Adam W. Salerno is a Business Liaison to the Private Sector Office at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He focuses on issues related to travel and tourism, Immigration, Model Ports, Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration. In this position he functions as both an advisor to and an advocate for the private sector inside of DHS. He is involved in projects to improve border security and increase efficiency and is committed to creating public private partnerships in an effort to finding new innovative ways to facilitate traffic and secure our ports of entry. Mr. Salerno has worked with the Secure Borders Open Doors Advisory Counsel (SBODAC).

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Adele Black,

President of the Affluent
Hospitality Group

Segments 7 - approx 6 min.

Adele Black, a dear friend of the business and representative of some of the best boutique products all over the world. We are adding her services to our content and will be publishing Adele Blacks, Affluent Hospitality Group Directory in the next week. Click HERE to see Adele's signature collection. Listen in to here more about BlueBay Hotels and Resorts.

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Mike Pratt,

VP of Sales and Marketing,
Magnolia Hotels

Segments 8 - approx 7 min.

Magnolia Hotels is a privately-held hotel management and development company headquartered in Denver, Colo. The current portfolio of Magnolia Hotels is comprised of four-star, award-winning independent hotels, all situated in historic buildings and prime downtown locations. Magnolia Hotels' philosophy is to offer a distinct contrast to the humdrum of large nationwide chains. The Magnolia hotels' core business district locations, along with the trademark Magnolia style, comfort, personality and unparalleled value, make Magnolia properties a favorite among a wide spectrum of visitors.

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DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA
with host Sandy Dhuyvetter

Sandy Dhuyvetter named NBTA International Correspondent


(July 18, 2008 – San Diego, CA) – TravelTalkMEDIA announced today that Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkMEDIA, RADIO and TV, has been named the National Business Travel Association’s International Correspondent for the NBTA International Convention & Exposition, to be held in Los Angeles at the end of this month.

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Scott Duffy,
Founder and CEO,
Virgin Charter

Segment 9 - approx 6 min.
It's another perfect pairing. Sir Richard Branson, maverick, visionary, and founder of Virgin — one of the most loved brands on the planet — meets Scott Duffy, ultra–successful high–tech entrepreneur and closet Neil Diamond fan. Sparks fly. A business is born. And the way private charter air travel is bought and sold is never the same again. Virgin Charter is made up of former NASA rocket scientists (for real), engineers, and razor–sharp business guys and gals from Google, Yahoo!, eBay, Expedia and more.
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Dennis Owen,
Cathay Pacific Vice President Marketing for the Americas


Segment 10 - approx 9 min.

American Roy C Farrell and Australian Sydney H de Kantzow founded Cathay Pacific Airways in Hong Kong on 24 September, 1946. Initially based in Shanghai, the two men eventually moved to Hong Kong and founded Cathay Pacific Airways. Legend has it that Farrell and a group of foreign correspondents thought up the airline's unique name in the bar at the Manila Hotel! The new company began to operate passenger flights to Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. Expansion was fast and, in 1948, one of Hong Kong's leading trading companies, Butterfield & Swire (today known as the Swire Group) took a 45% share in the company. The 1960s represented our coming of age. Between 1962 and 1967, business grew at an average rate of 20 percent a year.

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Michael Sinclair,
Marketing Director,
China One Call

Segment 11- approx 8 min.

China ONE call provides a 24/7 telephone link to professional English & Mandarin speaking staff who can communicate on your behalf. Using chinaONEcall will enhance your stay in China, whether on business or for pleasure. No longer will there be an obstacle in your way, no more puzzled expressions and bewilderment; no more uncomfortable smiles at the impatient taxi driver, ticket clerk, waiter, shop assistant or hotel receptionist. ChinaONEcall is so simple to use. Just sign up for a new account, best before you travel to China. Then call our interpreting service whenever you need to. Sign-up and credit top-up available through our website or over the telephone. Please click here for our full list of tariffs.  

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Sandy Dhuyvetter,
Host and Executive Producer
of TravelTalkRADIO

Sandy with friends at the
Westin Bonaventure in L.A.

Segment 12 - approx 4 min.

Patrick Peartree,
TravelTalkMEDIA's Vice President
of Operations, joins Sandy at the NBTA International Convention
and Exposition

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Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host of Popular TravelTalkMEDIA Programming, Will Fly Aboard the Newly Outfitted Emirates Airline Airbus A380 During Aircraft’s Inaugural Flight from Los Angeles

(August 03, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA) – TravelTalkMEDIA announced today that Sandy Dhuyvetter, Executive Producer and Host of TravelTalkMEDIA, RADIO and TV, will fly aboard the newly outfitted Emirates Airline Airbus A380 during the aircraft’s inaugural flight from Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 5.

About the event, Ms. Dhuyvetter said, “The TravelTalkMEDIA team and I are totally excited, as you can imagine, to take part in this historic event. We plan on filming as much of this experience as possible to show our audiences the all the features of the Airbus A380. We’ll experience first-hand the many amenities that this aircraft offers as the A380 ushers in as a whole new era of comfort for airline passengers previously only enjoyed on private jets.”

The A380 seats 489 passengers (14 first class, 76 business class and 399 economy class) in an upper and lower deck, three-class configuration, and offers top-of-the-line comfort, including fully-equipped bathrooms with shower facilities and two lounges for first and business class passengers with full bar service, sofas and a 42-inch LCD screen.

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When Sandy and the TravelTalkMEDIA Crew stay in L.A., they stay at the luxurious boutique hotel, The Belamar, in Manhattan Beach. Surf on complimentary high-speed Internet, slumber away in down comforters and 350+ thread count linens or dine supreme at the hotel's "Second
Story Restaurant".



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