This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Medellin Marriott Hotel in Medellin, Colombia. (Photo below is the grave of Pablo Escobar…Even though he was killed 25 years ago, some still consider him a hero and flowers still adorn the site). Joining the program is Patrick Smith, Author of Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections, on the preliminary investigation into the recent Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia. Jeff Paschke, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of MedellinGuru.com, talks about how much Medellin has changed from Pablo Escobar times. Megan Janetsky, Journalist at Colombia Reports, debunks the misconceptions that Americans tend to have about Medellin. Then, Peter Fankhauser, CEO of Thomas Cook Groups, explains his company’s decision to booking tour packages to SeaWorld — a major company stance on animal rights. There’s all this and more as Eye on Travel broadcasts from the Medellin Marriott Hotel in Medellin.
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