The leaves are just starting to turn, but it’s not too early to plan your holiday travel or a winter beach getaway. This week, Peter heads to the Fairmont Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya where he finds more than a few surprises. Tune in to see how guests are now packing for a purpose, new efforts to promote sustainable tourism, and how traditional Mayan ingredients are taking shape in modern cuisine.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Featured guests include:
Sarah Dayboll, director of environmental affairs at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, explains how their brand-wide environmental programs set them apart.
Richard Silvester, executive chef Fairmont Mayakoba, discusses his use of Mayan ingredients to create contemporary dishes.
Ken Budd, executive editor of AARP The Magazine and author of The Voluntourist, talks about his voluntourism journeys around the world and what inspired him to chronicle his experiences.
Luis Garces, assistant restaurant manager and beer expert at Fairmont Mayakoba, spouts about Mexican craft brews and the best beer and food pairings.
Salo Shamah, minister of tourism of Panama, discusses the recent boom in tourism to Panama and what travelers can experience beyond the tourist trails.
Alonso Ortiz, resident marine biologist Rosewood Mayakoba, talks about playing a leading role in sustainable tourism in Mexico.
Roselia Flandes, spa director Fairmont Mayakoba, reveals the benefits of bringing ancient rituals and indigenous ingredients to modern spa treatments.
By Kari Adwell for PeterGreenberg.com