Eye on Travel — Manhattan — May 21, 2022
This week’s broadcast of Eye on Travel comes from Manhattan’s Civilian Hotel in the heart of Broadway. Peter has all the latest travel updates, from the U.S. relaxing travel restrictions to Cuba, news on the power of the U.S. dollar worldwide, the latest on the investigation into the March crash of the Chinese Boeing 737, and the latest developments in the hostile takeover bid of Spirit by JetBlue. Peter is joined by Manhattan borough President Mark Levine, talking about everything from the subway to Broadway theatre to affordable housing to…bagels. Legendary architect David Rockwell stops by to discuss the future of hotel design — and one of Peter’s pet peeves in restaurant design. Then, a conversation with Gary Leff — viewfromthewing.com — on the real numbers behind airline flight scheduling and what airport runways can really handle — and not. Miguel Flecha, European lead for Accenture, chats about the role virtual and augmented reality could play in travel in the future. And Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, on how it navigated COVID-19, and its new summer season. And of course, Peter also answers your travel questions. There’s all this and more on this week’s Eye on Travel.