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Radio Guest List—IATA 70th Anniversary, Doha, Qatar—June 21, 2014

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iata_logo_2818Do you know where international travel is increasing outside of the United States? Saudi Prince Sultan Salman bin Abdulaziz joins Peter Greenberg to discuss travel at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Doha, Qatar. The IATA also celebrated its 70th anniversary from the Ritz Carlton in Doha.

The former Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security explains why clearing customs before you leave a country could save airlines and governments money. All this and more on this week’s Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio broadcast.

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James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, discusses the rapid growth of the airline. They are going back to the basics of making a good company based on solid customer service. They also talk about security profiling and how airlines working primarily in the Middle East work around these issues.

Dave Barger, CEO of JetBlue, breaks down how having fewer types of airplanes keeps JetBlue’s costs down. He also shares about the airline’s international markets and the company’s expansion.

John Slosar, chairman of Cathay Pacific, explains the changing global aviation business and how it is an industry that is consistently evolving. With the rise of the gulf coasts airline industry, the rest of the world has stepped up their game and Cathay Pacific added new features and class sections to planes to compete.

Saudi Prince Sultan Salman bin Abdulaziz explains the increase in travel for Saudi Arabians, who mainly visit countries other than the United States.

Doug Smith, former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, lays out the basics of Global Entry and why clearing customs before leaving a country saves both airlines and governments time and money.

Frits Van Paasschen, president and CEO of Starwood, talks about hotel branding and how different hotel brands are not only created for different people, but for the same person on different occasions.

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