This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from One Aldwych, one of the great design hotels in London, which is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor of The Independent, joins the show to discuss United Airlines’ retirement of the Boeing 747, and the aftermath of what happened when Monarch Air ceased operations, leaving tens of thousands of travelers stranded. Christopher Wood, Founder & Campaign Director of Flying Disabled, talks about his advocacy efforts on behalf of the wheelchair-bound in regards to aviation. He believes that similar to other businesses, airlines need to design planes to accommodate the disabled—and the airline industry is beginning to put serious effort into accessibility with ideas like slip seats, where aisle seats can move and wheelchairs can pass through the aisles easily. Leila Packer, Curator at The National Gallery in London, talks about the Gallery’s groundbreaking monochrome exhibit, the first major exhibition to trace the history of black and white paintings from the 12th century to today. The exhibit begins with black and white stained glass, and ends with a light installation in which the museum-goer becomes black and white. “Nomadic Matt” Matthew Kepnes, The New York Times Bestselling Author & Blogger, talks about his book How to Travel the World on $50 a Day. Then, Peter speaks with Stephen King from Conde Nast Traveller on Shanghai, Trisha Andres of the Telegraph on solo travel, and Susie Ellis, Chairwoman of the Global Wellness Institute, on the new definition of wellness, with some surprises. Simon Hirst, Managing Director of One Aldwych, also joins the show to discuss the hotel as a modern classic. There’s all of this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from One Aldwych in London.
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