Sunday • December 03
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Adventure Travel & Spa Vacations
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Ian and Tonya welcome Costas Christ, the global travel editor of National Geographic Adventure Magazine, who discusses sustainable travel and some emerging destinations for the adventure traveler. Then - Melena Knowles of Spa Finder Magazine shares tips on what to look for in a great spa vacation, and Johhny Jet lets you know where you can find some great airfare deals.
Episode Segments:
Responsible Tourism with Costas Christ
National Geographic Adventure Magazines Costas Christ joins Ian and Tonya to talk about sustainable travel, which has grown out of eco-tourism. Costas says urban settings & beach properties need to be as concerned with the environment as eco-lodges in distant locales, and he discusses some hotels which are setting a positive example that others should follow.
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Adventure Travel
Costas Christ talks about the new trends in adventure travel, and discusses some new emerging destinations such as Laos and Armenia. He also has some tips on where you can find resources on reliable adventure travel outfitters.
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Cheap Airfare Tips from Johnny Jet
Johnny Jet updates Ian and Tonya on some new travel sites to check out for budget travel & cheap airfare options. Then - Melena Knowles VP of Spa Operations for Spa Finder Magazine joins the program to talk about what makes a great spa, and some of the features of her website.
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Great Spa Destinations
Melena Knowles shares some of her some of her favorite spas and what they have to offer, including the great food, and a wide array of cross-culture experiences. She also talks about some local day spas for those looking for some pampering close to home.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Costas Christ
Costas serves as the Chairman for the World Travel and Tourism Council - Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, which recognizes the leading models in sustainable tourism that are helping to protect the natural and cultural heritage of our planet. He is the global travel editor and columnist with National Geographic Adventure magazine and was a founding member and former Chairman of the Board of The International Ecotourism Society. He is on the advisory board of the Adventure Travel World Summit, is President of the Adventure Council, and also serves on the board of directors of Sustainable Travel International. His travels and work have taken him to more than 120 countries across six continents. In addition to National Geographic Adventure, Costas' articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Sunday Times of London. He is the lead author of the landmark study, Tourism and Biodiversity: Mapping Tourismís Global Footprint and a contributing author in Wilderness: Earth's Last Wild Places and has appeared many times on television and radio, including Good Morning America, CNN, BBC, National Public Radio and PBS.

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