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Radio Guest List—Hotel Muse Bangkok, Thailand—May 20, 2017

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hotel-muse This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Hotel Muse Bangkok in Thailand. A member of the MGallery Collection, this boutique hotel is located right on Langsuan Road and offers an intimate experience along a bustling street. Joining us is the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, Dr. Mario Hardy, who encourages travelers to go beyond the well-known places in Thailand to more secondary and tertiary destinations in the country. His personal recommendation is Chang Rai, which is about 90 minutes away from the more well-known Chang Mai. Scott Mallon, American expat and author of They Call Me Farang, shares his favorite Bangkok spots, what brought him to Thailand, and how he’s gone through three different types of visas to stay there. Then we are joined by Mr. Christophe Lejeune, Vice President Talent and Culture for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, who speaks about AccorHotels’ WATCH (We Act Together for Children) program and the importance of equipping staff with the knowledge and resources to spot and stop human trafficking. There’s all of this and more when the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Hotel Muse Bangkok in Thailand.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Raymond Bickson, a legendary hotelier, says that there is no bad hotel in Thailand. The Thai have a natural spirit of hospitality that is hard to match. It is a spirit that is difficult to replicate, which makes Thailand a place that continues to enchant visitors.

Scott Mallon, American expat and author of They Call Me Farang, shares his favorite Bangkok spots and what brought him to Thailand. He also details the visa process to stay in the country.

Mr. Christophe Lejeune, Vice President Talent and Culture for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, explains the importance of hotels implementing the WATCH (We Act Together for Children) program to fight human trafficking and recognize warning signs.

Dr. Will Yaryan, American expat blogger and English teacher, explains how much further social security and retirement can go in Thailand compared to the United States. He talks about living in Thailand and why he decided to pack up his bags and start traveling when he was 65 years old.

Emma Thomas, British expat, blogger, and host of the podcast Two Ladies in the Kingdom, speaks out against discrimination in Muay Thai gyms and tells us what has kept her in Thailand for six years.

Mario Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, encourages travelers to go beyond the most known places in Thailand and to get off the beaten path to more secondary and tertiary destinations in the country. One of his personal favorites is Chang Rai, a northern Thailand destination that is only an hour flight from Bangkok. It’s less touristy, the food is different, and you get more of an authentic experience.

Luke Duggleby, British expat documentary photographer, talks about living in Thailand and photographing the entire region. Using Bangkok as a hub, he is able to shoot around all of Asia.

Nicholas Peth, General Manager of Hotel Muse Bangkok, explains what people mean when they refer to “Thai-ness,” and explains how visitors can see why Thailand is called the land of smiles.

Olivier Jager, Co-Founder and C.E.O. of ForwardKeys, details how it tracks people’s reactions to geopolitical events and the impact that has on travel booking. It is able to report on the immediate repercussions of events like terrorist attacks, economic downturns, and elections.

By Darra Stone for PeterGreenberg.com

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