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Talking Travel is a grassroots consumer information and advocacy radio show.On our regular Industry Guest spot, we dialogue with guests from the travel industry who offer insider information and perspectives.

If you represent a travel and tourist destination, or some other travel-related service that you think our listeners and readers need to know about, we would like to hear from you. Email us at info@ttrn.com



Doug Dyment, owner and author of One Bag: The Art and Science of Travelling Light

Kimberly Rielly, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau

Ron and Eva Stob, Directors of America's Great Loop Cruisers' Association.

Bill Wolf, President

Julian Harrison, Experience Africa Premier Tours

Kimberley Button, Disney Tips, and Bella Online: the Voice of Women.

Mayté Rodriguez-Cedillo, Publisher, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief, Baja Traveler Magazine

Jim Donnelly, Co-founder of IGoUgo.com

Bryan De Cort, General Manager, the New Hollywood Beach Marriott Hotel

Brian Gast, KOA Kampgrounds of America Inc

Laura Ell, Director of Communications and Membership, The International Ecotourism Society

André Gérondeau, Executive Vice-president, North-Central America Division, Sol Melia

Randy Russell, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing (and “Chief Romance Officer”), Couples Resorts

Linda Springmann
Marketing Director, Holland America Cruise Lines

Don Hicks, Cayman Airways

Ann Caradona, President Caradonna Tours

Andrew Warren - President and Managing Director, Condé Nast Johansens

Allan Cook, Marketing Manager, Discover Muskoka

Charles Handal, Regional Sales Manager

Darren McCoy, Director of Sales and Marketing, Bilmar Beach Resort

David Kendall, Fresco's Bayfront Bar and Restaurant

Marilee McInnis, Southwest Airlines Public Relations

Travel lawyer Al Anolik

Terry Murphy, Associate Publisher Recommend Magazine

Evan Eggers, President

Fred Piccolo, President

Gary Hohr, Director of Sales and Marketing

Gloria Szefreniec, Director of Marketing and Sales Hilton Hotel, Long Boat Key



Kristi Miller, Vice-president Scottsdale, Arizona Convention and Visitors Bureau

Lucy Powell, Commerial Manager of the Americas

Mark Hudson, Director of Marketing and Communications

Rick Blake, Vice-president Marketing and Sales

Rick Carr, Director of Operations Albert Whitted (private) Airport

Scott McMurren KFQD Anchorage, Alaska


The Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels

Steven Carroll, Regional Sales Manager (Caribbean)

Tony Stinson, Regional Manager Southeast USA

Trevor Sadler, Vice-president Sales and Marketing

Bob Burke, President

Brenda Elwell, author of Guide to Single Parent Travel Robert Hubbard, Vice-president of Sales and Marketing Travel Buzz Group Tours

Bill Ingram, Maître d'hôtel, Hilton Longboat Key

Arthur Pollock, President, Imperial Majesty Cruise Lines

Councillor Dennis O'Keefe

Karen Rangel, Director of Sales Holiday Inn Lido Beach

David Lyman, Editor, The Chivas Life Guide

Elaine Bispo-Smalling

Hugh Goodwin, Regional Sales Manager

Johnny Jet: Man About the World



Our guests come from all sectors of the travel industry and are experts in their respective fields.

They may be representatives of a particular destination, marketing experts, travel media specialists in fields such as consumer rights and the law, authors of books on diverse aspects of the industry, or they may have expertise in some other travel-related field.

With their help, we explore important consumer issues and provide useful insider information and tips.