Can a regional airline get you into the largest city in Quebec? Will changes in hotel loyalty programs affect your stay there? This week, Peter sits down with experts and local to look at the latest travel industry changes and how Montreal is gearing up for the summer travel season.
Listen to Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio, broadcasting from the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Featured guests include:
Scott McCartney, author of Wall Street Journal’s Middle Seat column, discusses improved aviation fire safety.
Jennifer Campbell, editor in chief at “Diary of a Social Gal,” and Society Columnist at the Gazette, shares where to go out in Montreal and her favorite hidden spots in the city.
Daniel Boulud, restaurateur at Maison Boulud in the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, speaks about how his restaurant’s French cuisine highlights local products.
George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, discusses a 2013 hotel behavior survey and about how hotel loyalty programs are set to get rocked.
Bob Dotson, author of American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, shares stories of the inspiring people he met researching his latest book.
Peter Wortsman, author of Ghost Dance in Berlin: A Rhapsody in Gray, looks at Berlin’s ever evolving identity.
Marie Josée Pinsonneault of Tourism Montreal talks about the city’s history and the different neighborhoods and festivals happening this season.
Christian Léveque, executive chef with Intercontinental Hotels Group, discusses what’s on the menu and his favorite signature dishes.
Patrick Smith, airline pilot and founder of AskThePilot.com, explains the historical and aviation inaccuracies in the movie “Argo,” and other aviation news.
Laurent Saulnier, vice-president programming and production Montreal Jazz Festival, shares history and stats behind the annual festival.
Zac Unger, author of “Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye,” discusses his move from California to Manitoba and the story behind his book.
Jean-Pascal Lemire, florist at Bouquet par Jean-Pascal, describes his arrangements around the hotel and how he chooses a floral scent to match a space.
By Irene Moore for PeterGreenberg.com