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Radio Guest List–Peninsula Shanghai–July 6, 2013

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RB050116There are cutting edge hotels, hi-tech hotels, art hotels, boutique hotels — and of course stylish hotels. and then — every once in awhile there are hotels that are stylish and have substance. Hotels that anticipate your every need and then delivers the goods. And Peter’s choice for that amazing and truly exceptional hotel is The Peninsula Shanghai, where he is broadcasting this weekend.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, July 6, 2013.

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). Peter will be standing by to take your calls live on Saturday.

Featured guests include:

Joe Sharkey, six-time author and 13 year columnist for The New York Times, as well as a blogger for, talks about hotel critics and traveling.

Terry Crandall, Executive Chef at The Peninsula Hotel, talks about his job, why he took it and why he stayed, as well as local dishes and what’s on the summer menu.

Martha Honey, Co-Founder of CREST, talks about voluntourism, how it is proving profitable, and the ways in which it is manifesting in the travel industry, as well as about statistics from a recently released industry analysis from the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).

Peter Hibbard MBE, President of Royal Asian Society (RAS) and historian, talks about highlights of Shanghai history, foreign travel and tourism in China, first travelers, the people of Shanghai, and travelers today.

Patrick Smith, airline pilot, author, columnist, and founder of, talks about his new book, including information on topics such as how planes fly, pilot training and safety, and the dysfunction of the modern airport.

Lee Abbamonte, the youngest American to visit every country in the world, talks about where he as been since last being on the show, what his favorite and least favorite places are, what he will do now that he’s been to every country, and what would surprise someone to know.

Sarika Chawla, Managing Editor at Peter Greenberg Worldwide, talks about hidden gems in Panama and voluntourism spotlights.

George Hobica, founder of, talks about the best airfares and things people do on planes (like diaper changing on tray tables).

Nilou Motamed, Features Director of Travel and Leisure, talks about hidden gems, deals, and trends in travel.

Florent Bonnefoy, Travel Guides Manager for Michelin, talks about Shangai must-sees.