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Radio Guest List—Virtuoso Symposium, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, Canada—May 6, 2017

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58404_146651845374787_6171466_n23This week the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, one of the hosts for the Virtuoso Symposium. Joining Peter will be Virtuoso CEO Matthew Upchurch, who will discuss the world of luxury travel and common misconceptions around travel advisors.  Indu Brar, General Manager at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, talks about being the first female general manager since the hotel’s inception. Marc Telio, President of Entree Destinations Canada, talks about making previously unlikely travel destinations more accessible and celebrating Canada’s natives. Scott McCartney from The Wall Street Journal talks about passenger rights and the United Airline incidents that have shocked the travel industry in these last few weeks. There’s all that and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Virtuoso Symposium at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, Canada.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Matthew Upchurch, Virtuoso CEO, discusses the world of luxury travel, the misconception in regards to travel advisors, and airline transparency.

Marc Telio, President of Entree Destinations Canada, talks about making previously unlikely travel destinations more accessible and celebrating Canada’s natives.

Scott McCartney from The Wall Street Journal talks about passenger rights and the United Airline incidents that have shocked the travel industry in these last few weeks.

Tsh Oxenreider, Author of At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe, speaks about traveling with children and the 40 countries she visited during one school year.

John Atkin, Vancouver Civic Historian, discuss Vancouver’s amazing transit system and gives an interesting perspective to going to places you may not have thought of.

Grant Sceney, Canada’s Best Bartender of 2014 and the world’s fourth best, talks about Vancouver’s famous cocktail and his own favorites.

Neal McLennan, Food Editor at Vancouver Magazine, talks about the Vancouver food scene from a lawyer-gone-food-editor perspective.

Indu Brar, General Manager at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, talks about being the first female general manager since the hotel’s inception and the hotel’s very own chocolate.

Michael Wiebe, Vancouver Park Board Chair, talks about Stanley Park and the 240 other parks in Vancouver, biodiversity, and aiming to become the greenest city.

Karan Suri, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Waterfront, talks about sustainable food and his worldly food influences.

Bruce Northam, Author & Travel Editor, talks about his Thrillist article “9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live For Under $1,000 A Month” and the country that recently surprised him.

Dr. April Liu, Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Anthropology, talks about Vancouver’s rarely known culture and heritage.

Costas Christ, Senior Director of Sustainability and Editor-At-Large for at National Geographic Traveler, talks about the travel industry moving in a more sustainable direction and giving back to places, people and wildlife.

Mijune Pak, Top Chef Canada Judge and Blogger at FollowMeFoodie.com talks about being an “extreme foodie,” Vancouver’s Asian influences, and her favorite places in the city.

By Alessandra Bea and Mara Marski for PeterGreenberg.com

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