This Week: November 1, 2008

Locations in this article:  Florence, Italy New Orleans, LA

November 1, 2008

Peter is broadcasting from the Big Easy this weekend! He’ll be talking travel from the Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino.

Roger Dow, President of Travel Industry Association, looks ahead and will talk about how economy and travel will fare over the next several months.

Robert Florence, historian and tour guide for Tour New Orleans, will give us a snapshot of some of the city’s must-see places.

Greg Melville, author of Greasy Rider, will share the tales of how he and a buddy drove their vegetable oil-powered car from one coast to the other, and the adventures that took place in between.

Marci Schramm, executive director of French Quarter Festivals gives us the rundown on upcoming festivals, places and food.

Sean Cummings, CEO of the New Orleans Building Corporation, will talk about the revitalization of the riverfront and what we can expect to see over the next several years to come.

Jay Weigel, executive director of the Contemporary Arts Center will fill us in on the city’s flourishing theater and performing arts scene.

The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler Matt Gross offers his advice on how to travel through Europe on less than €100 a day.

And, local jazz musician Jeremy Davenport will chat about the music of NOLA, and give us a sample treat, live on the air.

And … you! Don’t forget to call in with your travel questions to 1-888-88-PETER.