Posted on September 16, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Faith Sutkus, Strategic Account Manager/Field Sales for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.  What makes Royal Caribbean stand out from the other cruises?  Celebrating 50 years of pushing limits and crushing boundaries to deliv ... Read More

Posted on September 09, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Walter Littlejohn, Vice President & Managing Director for Crystal River Cruises.  Looking for true luxury in the heart of Europe, Crystal River Cruises has reimagined luxury river cruising across Europe with an extraordi ... Read More

Posted on September 09, 2019 by The Travel Authority
By Janet Steinberg

 

 

Beware! Fado fever is catching.

Fado is the national song of Portugal.  This melancholy singing expression of the state of the soul (from the ... Read More

Posted on September 03, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Today on Travel Talk by ALTOUR and The Travel Authority our guest Scott Kluesner, Vice President Strategic Accounts for award winning Oceania Cruises will unveil NEW GO LOCAL TOURS,  THE 2021 EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA COLLECTION and OCEANIA ... Read More

Posted on August 26, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Scott Kluesner, Vice President Strategic Accounts for award winning Oceania Cruises will unveil NEW GO LOCAL TOURS,  THE 2021 EUROPE & NORTH AMERICA COLLECTION and OCEANIA CRUISES NEW SIRENA EXOTIC COLLECTION.Savor the world ... Read More

Posted on August 19, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Faith Sutkus, Strategic Account Manager/Field Sales for Royal Caribbean International who is going to take us to Alaska.  Alaska is one of those destinations that’s filled with so much history, culture and beauty.  It& ... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is  Cindy Vezinau, Business Development Manager for Delta Vacations.  Delta Vacations gives you the benefits and flexibility to truly own your vacation experience with packages inspired by hundreds of destinations, thousands of ... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Jon Grutzner, President of Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold. Want to know what destinations are trending,  and how Jon Grutzner has positioned Insight Vacations to better serve the needs of the evolving traveler.  In sear ... Read More

Posted on August 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority
BY JANET STEINBERG

“People are always asking me about Eskimos,

but there are no Eskimos in Iceland.”

... Read More

Posted on July 22, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Join our Travel Talk today with John Stoll, Vice President of Chrystal Cruises Land Programs. John will take us ashore as we explore the world with a  variety of unique, intimate and exclusive opportunities beyond our imagination. Learn about ... Read More

Posted on July 17, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Today, on Travel Talk our guest is Allycia Auxier, Market Sales Manager for Celebrity Cruises who will tell us how to chart a course for uncharted experiences to stunning cruise destinations around the world. Celebrity cruise destinations allow us ... Read More

Posted on July 15, 2019 by The Travel Authority
BY JANET STEINBERG

 

 

“All experience is an arch where through

... Read More

Posted on July 09, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Introduction for our next podcast- How do you elevate the “1 River Cruise Line?"  Welcome to the art of river cruising with our guest Joseph Barney, Business Development Manager for Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.  Joseph is just ... Read More

Posted on July 01, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Catherine Reilly,  Managing Director for Brendan Vacations who is joining us from her office in Dublin, Ireland. This year marks Brendan Vacations 50th anniversary of welcoming guests to Ireland and Scotland. Choose th ... Read More

Posted on June 25, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Delight in the unexpected. Cruising on a Windstar small ship is like going to your favorite neighborhood restaurant, where you see friends at the table across the way, and the staff knows exactly what you’ll order.  It’s an intima ... Read More

Posted on June 24, 2019 by The Travel Authority

BY JANET STEINBERG

 

“It’s hot…it’s sweet ...it’s tea for two.” So claimed the classic 1950’s musical “Tea For Two” made famous by Hollywood icon Doris Day who passed away ... Read More

Posted on June 17, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Carol Herron, Vice President Field Sales for Regent Seven Seas Cruises will explain why  Regent Seven Seas Cruises is recognized as one of the world’s premier luxury lines as they keep with their brand promise of Luxury Goes Exploring.& ... Read More

Posted on June 10, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest today is Elizabeth Yanes, Manager National Accounts for the award winning AmaWaterways. Elizabeth will take us to the rivers of the world and share the launch of the AmaMagna, Europe’s’ most decked out new River Cruise as it ... Read More

Posted on June 03, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Sail away with AmaWaterways and experience the luxury of more.  Our guest today is Elizabeth Yanes, Manager National Accounts for the award winning AmaWaterways. Elizabeth will take us to the rivers of the world and share the launch of the Am ... Read More

Posted on June 03, 2019 by The Travel Authority
 

 

With summer almost upon us, it’s time to head for the beach...but not just any old beach! The beach of choice for summer 2019 is Normandy Beach on the austere northern coast of France.  June 6,  ... Read More

Posted on May 29, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Looking for a unique and interesting travel experience, customized just for you.  Look no more, our guest today is Ian Swain, President & Owner of Swain Destinations to share his vision for customizing travel experiences by creating dynam ... Read More

Posted on May 20, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Discover the treasures of the land by sea on board  luxurious yachts that are built on an intimate, five-star environment . Enjoy a travel experience that is simultaneously authentic and sophisticated, with unique itineraries that will transp ... Read More

Posted on May 13, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Joining Travel Talk today is Emilio Freeman, Vice President of Destinations & Revenue Management for Seadream Yacht Club,  a family run company so  passionate about the concept of small ship luxury.  What makes Seadream differen ... Read More

Posted on May 13, 2019 by The Travel Authority

BY: JANET STEINBERG

During Memorial Day month, the 1905 words of George Santayana, a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist ring truer than ever:  “Those who cannot ... Read More

Posted on May 06, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This episode we celebrate travel advisor day. We also discuss wine tours and guided tours in the United States and Canada. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 29, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This episode we have guest Cindy Vezinau, Business Development Manager for Delta Vacations who just got back from an amazing trip to Sicily.  Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the world and Cindy will share with us why.&nb ... Read More

Posted on April 22, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Scott Kluesner, Vice President, Strategic Accounts for Oceania Cruises.  Are you looking for Intimate & Luxurious Ships to worldwide boutique ports off-limits to larger vessels?  Are you looking to explore more, and stay ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This week we discussed the latest travel news and all- inclusive resorts. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Want to find out why River Cruising is the Hottest Thing Going. Our guest today is Julie Petschler, Business Development Manager for the Globus Family of Brands, to share with us one of the family, Avalon Waterways. Wit ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This week's we discussed the latest travel news and being prepared for travel delays.

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

Want to experience the luxury of more ?  More ways to travel, more ways to indulge, more onboard amenities ,more innovation, more cruise options, more staying in touch, more ways to relax, more entertainment, and more service  with the a ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

How do you elevate the #1 River Cruise Line?  Joseph Barney, District Sales Manager for Uniworld  Boutique River Cruises will explain the art of cruising with all of the exciting things happening at Uniworld. Find out how Uniworld is ele ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This week's we discussed the latest travel news. Popular destinations, spring and summer break trips, etc. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 12, 2019 by The Travel Authority

This week's we discussed the latest travel news from popular destinations to updates from the latest cruise and tour companies. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on December 04, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Traveling with Adventures by Disney is about immersing yourself in the cultures, stories and people of the world. Kelley Gettler, one of the amazing Adventures by Disney Guides is with us today to explain how travel throughout your Adventures by D ... Read More

Posted on December 04, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week's discussion was getting away from cold winter to a warm destination, Alaska is selling out fast for 2019, and important holiday travel trips. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on November 19, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Spark your imagination with our guest today from Abercrombie & Kent.  Bob Simpson , Vice President Expedition Cruising reveals a wealth of destinations, and experiences to help you plan a trip of a lifetime. Today we will focus on the Pol ... Read More

Posted on November 12, 2018 by The Travel Authority

If you’re waiting for some sort on intervention before booking your holiday travel, spring break or any travel, I have one word for you “don’t.”  We are currently making lots of reservations now for 2019 to Alaska ... Read More

Posted on November 05, 2018 by The Travel Authority
 

At its semi-annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA) announced the winners of its 2018 MARK TWAIN TRAVEL JOURNALISM CONTEST.

Janet Steinberg, who is our the travel writer for&n ... Read More

Posted on November 05, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week's podcast is with Debbie Iapalucci, Business Development Manager for Holland America Line. She discusses the OnStage Alaska Event in Traverse City, MI and about Alaska cruising. 

Click here to listen to this week's podc ... Read More

Posted on October 29, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest today is our very own travel consultant Tammy Sofonia. Tammy discusses Spring Break options and how to go about picking the right destination for your family. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on October 23, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest today is Tina White, Director Strategic Accounts at Oceania Cruises will tell us how award winning Oceania Cruies will further our cruies experience with increased sailings to exotic tropical get-a-ways, further north to Alaska and other ... Read More

Posted on October 15, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week's podcast is with Janet Anderson, Director of National Accounts at Insight Vacations. She discusses their plan for 2019. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on October 15, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Altour/The Travel Authority host Bonnie Pintozzi will share with you why Travel Insurance is so important! Trends with increased airline baggage fees and what Hotel Trends can you expect in 2019 and more. 

Click here to listen to this ... Read More

Posted on September 24, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week's podcast is with Brendan Halcomb with Celebrity Cruises. Brendan has extensive experience with Alaska and spent numerous years exploring interior of Alaska. He will discuss the "Why Go? Where Go? How Go?".

Click here to listen t ... Read More

Posted on September 17, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week's podcast is with Steve Smotrys, Director of Sales for Cunard. He will discuss Cunard's rich history, The Queens and returning to Alaska after being away for 20 years. 

Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on September 10, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Want to find out why small ship cruising can be 180 degrees from ordinary.  Dianna Rom, Regional Sales Manager with Windstar Cruises will share with us how no one goes so far to get travelers so close.  Where the allure and beauty and ma ... Read More

Posted on September 04, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Want to know what to expect when you are traveling on a Princess Cruise?  Join Dave Circo, Business Development Manager for Princess Cruises as we travel to amazing destination around the world.

Click here to listen to this week's pod ... Read More

Posted on August 27, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Want to find out why the South Pacific is one of the Bucket List Destinations for almost everyone?  Looking for a unique and exciting North America Vacation? Our guest today Julie Petschler and Wendy Mainerich will tell you how with the Globu ... Read More

Posted on August 20, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Let’s start out today with two words that define travel. They are Pleasant and Holidays.  Our guest today is Nancy Logan, Director of Sales for Pleasant Holidays a company that has been around since 1959. Want to find out about unique e ... Read More

Posted on August 13, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Want to know the difference between a good vacation and a great one.  Joining us today is Nora Berna, Strategic Account Manager for Classic Vacations to tell us how. We will discuss the Classic Vacations difference with extraordinary experien ... Read More

Posted on August 08, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Join Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for an intimate exploration into The World of Crystal Cruises. Gain insight from the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line and discover what is true luxury, not a sea of same ... Read More

Posted on August 01, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest is Julie Petschler, DSM at Avalon Waterways and the Globus Brand.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week was a freestyle show updating on Hawaii and the Caribbean islands and answering travel questions. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week was Shannon McGee Whitebread, Director of Sales at Insight Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week was Kevin Kline, Cherry Capital Airport Director. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week was Catherine Reilly, Managing Director for Brendan Vacations discussing all things Ireland. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week was Cindy Vezinau, Business Development Manager at Delta Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 09, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Janet Anderson from Insight Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on July 09, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Gillett Brescia from Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 18, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests this week are Faith Sutkus from Royal Caribbean and Richard Szczepaniak from ALTOUR discussing purchasing foreign currency. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 18, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests this week are Faith Sutkus from Royal Caribbean and Richard Szczepaniak from ALTOUR discussing purchasing foreign currency. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 14, 2018 by The Travel Authority

JANET STEINBERG, OFFICIAL BLOGGER FOR THE TRAVEL AUTHORITY, WINS HER 44th, 45th & 46th TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS

At its annual meeting in Amarillo, Texas, Central States Chapter of the Society of Amer ... Read More

Posted on June 11, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Nora Berna from Classic Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 11, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Nora Berna from Classic Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 04, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Julie Petschler From Globus Family of Brands. She discusses taking a river cruise on Avalon Waterways and pre and post trips with Globus.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on June 04, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest this week is Julie Petschler From Globus Family of Brands. She discusses taking a river cruise on Avalon Waterways and pre and post trips with Globus.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 29, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week Bonnie Pintozzi is live on board the new Norwegian Cruise Line's ship the Bliss. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 29, 2018 by The Travel Authority

This week Bonnie Pintozzi is live on board the new Norwegian Cruise Line's ship the Bliss. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 21, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Eric Bacon from Hurtigruten. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 21, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Eric Bacon from Hurtigruten. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 14, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Steve Smotrys from Cunard. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 14, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Steve Smotrys from Cunard. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 07, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show were Allycia Auxier from Celebrity Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on May 07, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Karl Kannstadter from Silverseas. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show were Allycia Auxier from Celebrity Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 30, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show were Allycia Auxier from Celebrity Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 23, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Barbara Davis from American Queen Steamboat Company. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 23, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Barbara Davis from American Queen Steamboat Company. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 16, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Alex Pinelo from AmaWaterways. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 16, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Alex Pinelo from AmaWaterways. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 09, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Mark Conray from Silverseas Cruises. We had the opportunity to take our listeners along on what it would be like to cruise with Silversea from the Classic Fleet to the Expeditions. The Silversea difference fr ... Read More

Posted on April 09, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Mark Conray from Silverseas Cruises. We had the opportunity to take our listeners along on what it would be like to cruise with Silversea from the Classic Fleet to the Expeditions. The Silversea difference fr ... Read More

Posted on April 02, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was KC Hoppe from Backroads.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on April 02, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was KC Hoppe from Backroads.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 19, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Catherine Reilly from Brendan Vacation speaking about all things Irish and Scott Kuesner from Oceania Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 19, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Catherine Reilly from Brendan Vacation speaking about all things Irish and Scott Kuesner from Oceania Cruises. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 12, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Janet Anderson from Insight Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 12, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Janet Anderson from Insight Vacations. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 06, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Debbie Iapalucci from Holland America Line and Seabourn. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on March 06, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Debbie Iapalucci from Holland America Line and Seabourn. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on February 26, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Gavin Tollman, CEO for Trafalgar Tours and he explored and shared with our listeners the richer and deeper experience of a Trafalgar Tour.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on February 26, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guest on this week's show was Gavin Tollman, CEO for Trafalgar Tours and he explored and shared with our listeners the richer and deeper experience of a Trafalgar Tour.  Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on February 23, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Balinda DeSantis from Rocky Mountaineer, who discussed exploring the Canadian Rockies in Luxury and our other guest was Faith Stukus from Royal Caribbean Cruise LIne, who discusssed Alaska cruises and the "wow" p ... Read More

Posted on February 19, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Balinda DeSantis from Rocky Mountaineer, who discussed exploring the Canadian Rockies in Luxury and our other guest was Faith Stukus from Royal Caribbean Cruise LIne, who discusssed Alaska cruises and the "wow" p ... Read More

Posted on February 12, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Gillett Brescia, Director of Sales for Regent Seven Sea Cruises and our very own Scott Davis from ALTOUR discussing travel trends. Click here to listen to this week's podcast. ... Read More

Posted on February 12, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Gillett Brescia, Director of Sales for Regent Seven Sea Cruises and our very own Scott Davis from ALTOUR discussing travel trends. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

Posted on February 06, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Scott Kluesner from Oceania Cruises and Scott Wiseman, President of Travel Impressions. Click here to listen to this week's podcast. ... Read More

Posted on February 06, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Janet Anderson from Insight Vacations and Debbie Iapalucci from Holland America. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.. ... Read More

Posted on February 06, 2018 by The Travel Authority

Our guests on this week's show was Scott Kluesner from Oceania Cruises and Scott Wiseman, President of Travel Impressions. Click here to listen to this week's podcast.  ... Read More

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