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Radio Guest List–WTTC Americas Summit–June 9, 2012

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Travel and tourism may be a $740 billion industry in the U.S., but in the last decade the country lost a third of its international long haul travel.

Find out latest efforts the Discover America tourism initiative as well as other key developments in global travel and tourism when Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the first Americas Summit of the World Travel & Tourism Council at The Grand Velas Riviera Maya.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10am until 1pm ET on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Have a travel question? Then ask Peter. Call 888-88-PETER (888-88-383), email him at, or tweet your questions to @petersgreenberg (include #askPeter)

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Guests include:

Thomas Nides, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of State, sits down with Peter to discuss the latest issues in U.S. tourism, the importance of the U.S. passport program and travel’s role in the global economy.

Geoffrey Kent, chairman and CEO of Abercrombie and Kent, shared the latest Abercrombie & Kent destinations and summer travel tours through Europe and Asia.

Roger Dow, President and CEO of the US Travel Association, looks at the latest efforts in U.S. tourism, recent industry statistics and reports and new initiative in the Discover America brand.

Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, reports on austerity measures in Greece and how belt tightening through the European Union will affect the summer travel season.

By Lily J. Kosner for

Feature image credit Robert Landau