Have you ever wondered how a mall can go green? This week, Peter is coming to you from the largest mall in America, the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. He’ll tell us about the mall’s eco-friendly features, the latest trends and how one vendor is offering an American take on the Canadian classic poutin. Listen to Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Featured Guests Include:
Roger Dow, president and CEO of US Travel Association, looks at life after the sequester, the impact of the “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” and what concerns still remain.
Paul Lynch, executive chef of Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, brings his favorite dishes to the table for the spring and summer.
Steve Beck, founding and managing partner at cg42, shares his expertise in growing customer bases through hotel loyalty programs.
Kamal Mohamed, founder of the Midwest Tomato Festival, unravels the story of how the messy 3-year-old event began.
Adam Goldstein, co-founder and CEO of Hipmunk, breaks down the current state of travel and tourism in 2013 as we head into the summer season.
Maureen Bausch, executive vice president of business development at Mall of America, discusses summer events, race for the cure, staying green, as well as surprising facts you might not have known.
Jenifer Willig, founder of Whole World Water, and Filmmaker Karena Albers discuss the organization’s push for the tourism industry to supply clean water worldwide.
Gordon McKinnon, executive vice president and chief branding officer for Carlson, explains how the Radisson Blu design was executed, how art was integrated into the concept, and the future of hotels in the next decade.
Carol Margolis, founder of Smart Women Travelers, lends her experience on how tight security measures of the past pop up in airports while traveling internationally.
Suzy Riesterer, executive vice president, finance and administration for Club Carlson, gets down to specifics on the Radisson Blu loyalty program and how points can offset your carbon footprint.
Tara Murphy, managing director of MN Fashion, talks about the Minneapolis- St Paul fashion weeks that are staffed entirely by volunteers.
Linda Lauren, the travel psychic, helps travelers decide their plans based on signs, when to stay or go, how to get rid of negative energies, and what she can do for you.
By Alex Thurnher for PeterGreenberg.com