This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Annual Global Summit, from Bangkok, Thailand. Each year, heads of state, leaders of industry, ministers of tourism, and Fortune 500 CEOs in travel and tourism gather in a different country to discuss the cutting-edge issues facing the industry. This week, Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia, joins the show to discuss disruptor airlines and how budget carriers are changing the way the airline game is played. This includes new aircraft and some surprising new routes. David Scowsill, President and CEO of WTTC, talks about world travel in the era of the Trump presidency; Assie De Pecol, Founder of Expedition 196 and holder of two Guinness World Records—she just became the fastest person and fastest female to visit every sovereign nation in the world—talks about her 18-month and 10-day journey around the world. She even made it in—and out—of Syria. Kelly Craighead, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, discusses the growing global travel crisis. Brett Tollman, Chief Executive of the Travel Corporation, talks about a bizarre surge in travel to Russia, and what he thinks is behind it. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the WTTC Global Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.
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