Don’t tune out completely this Labor Day Weekend. Instead, tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide for all the travel news you can use. This weekend, Peter will be on air reporting on reduced legroom in coach, new airport security measures, the collapse of “people-to-people” trips to Cuba and much more. Plus we’ve got the latest on Florida travel with local historians, chefs and “Alligator Ron” joining Peter Greenberg Worldwide as he broadcasts from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Featured guests include:
George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog, explains how the new premium coach seats are creating less legroom for most passengers with as little as 28 inches between rows on Spirit Airlines’ flights.
April Kirk, executive director of the Historic Stranahan House Museum, discusses the history of the area including the Seminole War and the Seminole people.
Rick Antonson, author of Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main Street, shares stories of how Al Capone, the Harvey Girls, Salvador Dalí, Mickey Mantle, Dorothea Lange, Cyrus Avery (the Father of Route 66), and songster Bobby Troup all “got their kicks” on the famous Route 66.
Ron Bergeron, aka Alligator Ron, commissioner of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, offers up the history of alligator wrestling, his family’s history in the Everglades and his work in preserving the area.
Patrick Smith, author, columnist and founder of AskThePilot.com, talks about airline terminal madness and if iris scans are the future of airport security.
Chef Giovanni Genao, executive chef of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, breaks down all the local ingredients and flavor and shares a signature dish from his fall 2012 menu—check back on Saturday for the recipe.
Ellen Creager, travel writer for the Detroit Free Press, looks at the recent collapse of the “people-to-people” Cuba travel program and how the system is drowning in paperwork and non-renewed licenses for travel organizations.
Derek Davis, curator at the Old Dillard Museum, shares the African American History in Fort Lauderdale and the significance of the museum’s location.
Hugo Martin, business writer focusing on travel and tourism for the Los Angeles Times, looks at how U.S. hotels fees are reaching record highs and analyzes a recent survey that shows business travelers as perceived as being up to no good.
Blake Smith, global music manager at Hard Rock International, shows how music is at the heart of the brands programs and partnerships.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com