This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The Rubens At The Palace in London, England. It’s a hotel whose history is ingrained in more than three hundred years of hosting royalty—even being taken up as an army headquarters during World War II. This week, award-winning travel writer Costas Christ discusses the impacts of tourism on various aspects of life for the locals of tourist hot spots. Editorial Director of Lonely Planet Tom Hall tells us the best spots for tourism in 2018. Editor of Eater London Adam Coghlan speaks about the vast improvement in London restaurants, particularly in recent years. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from The Rubens At The Palace in London, England.
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Costas Christ, Director of Sustainability and Editor-At-Large for National Geographic Traveler, talks about Red Carnation Hotels’ contribution to our environment, as well as what tourism has been doing to multiple locations around the world. He emphasizes the economic and environmental impact tourism has had on these places.
Tom Hall, Editorial Director of Lonely Planet, discusses where the hottest spots to travel will be in 2018, including his favorite place on the list, Chile, and why it is so popular. He then tells us his number two and three picks for hot places to travel, and how they got that way.
Adam Coghlan, Editor at Eater London, talks about how the quality of restaurants in London has vastly improved, particularly in just the past five years. He tells us about a new revolution that British chefs have been going through, and how street food plays into this revolution.
Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, discusses the decline of inbound travel to the U.S. for the second year in a row. He shares the impact that this will have on the economy, and what this means for many of the places still recovering from the recent onslaught of natural disasters.
David Hoskings, Director of The Travel Corporation and Treadright Foundation, talks about Treadright and how it came to be. The foundation is focused on sustaining the environment and monitoring the impact that tourism can have on the communities visited. It particularly partners with organizations that support women, wildlife protection, and aid.
Farhad Heydari, International Executive Editor at American Express Magazines, tells us about the tourist hot spots that dropped off the radar but are now making a comeback. Many places once considered dangerous are now rejuvenated. He also explains why there are some areas we might not want to visit right now due to political turmoil and possible terrorist activity.
Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director at Red Carnation Hotels, discusses Red Carnation’s policy of giving back, which includes programs that give to charities when guests reuse their sheets and towels. This effort goes deeper, as they make it their goal to reduce, reuse, and recycle everything they can to make less of a negative impact on the environment than other luxury hotels.
Julie Falconer, Founder and Editor of A Lady In London, discusses her recent visit to Greece, where she traveled the islands with her friends, and continues with her great road trip around England and Wales.
By Louis Kent for PeterGreenberg.com