September 28, 2020
Michelle Payette from Playa Resorts was our guest today. Playa Resorts operates 18 all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Rose Gray traveled to Cancun Sept. 20 – 24 and stayed at the Hyatt Ziva, one of the Playa Resorts. We discussed her experience including the safety/sanitary protocols in place. We also detailed the other components of the trip including the airline experience and transfers in Cancun.
Callers were curious whether it will be safe to cruise in the Caribbean in February, what the Disney World experience will be like in November and recommended hotels in Washington, DC.
September 21, 2020
Rose Gray started this weeks Travel Show with a BIG announcement. The Milwaukee charters (ENVF) for the 2021 Winter Season are out! This entails the following - Cancun: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, Punta Cana: Wednesday and Saturday and Montego Bay: Monday. These flights are going to be in high demand!
During the show Rose talks about what exactly a charter flight is and why they are so popular.
September 14, 2020
Rose Gray started this weeks Travel Show with good news that the TSA passenger count on 9/4 (968,673) was the highest since 3/17 (953,699)
Callers asked when is the best time to travel to Ireland and what should we do in Dublin? With a party of 10 adults, where should we stay in Florida? What feedback has Fox received regarding the studio (solo) cabins on NCL?
Rose also reminded listeners about the September Book Club.
September 8, 2020
Things are looking up for the travel industry. TSA checkpoint number was the highest it’s been since March 17 at 877,698. United, American and Delta airlines get rid of change fees, dropping the $200 penalty to change a domestic airline tickets.
This week callers also wanted to know:
- if Fox will offer a Peru group in 2022
- what hotel would Rose recommend in Budapest
- what cruise line to use for a Galapagos Islands adventure
- when the Global Entry offices will be open
August 31, 2020
Rose Gray kicked off this weeks travel show reminding listeners to sign up for the Fox World Travel Book Club on Sept. 29 at 6pm. Julie Durham, VP of Vacation travel will be the host, and the featured book is The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward who will also be joining us that evening.
Callers asked when they can book a cruise for early 2021 and should it be Hawaii or the Mexican Riviera as well as recommendations for a two week driving trip for the summer of 2021. This lead to a discussion of Route 66. One caller offered a couple of suggestions for Albuquerque.
One caller provided details of his flight from Chicago, Midway to Albany, NY.
August 24, 2020
Andrea Pradarelli who manages Fox's experienced team of Destination Wedding Consultants was this weeks featured guest. Rose and Andrea discussed the benefits of having a destination wedding and working with a destination wedding consultant. Announced during the show was CDC's decision to drop the recommended 14 day quarantine after traveling. Listeners also had questions, including what is the expected timeline for a river cruise refund, if a driving trip to the Smokey Mountain area is advised and if a trip to Badlands in the upcoming months would be a good idea.
August 17, 2020
This week Rose Gray recapped our visit with Mike Heck from last week's show when we discussed airline, hotel and car rental protocol. Listeners also asked about the timeline to obtain a passport, how to proceed with Global Entry applications and "medical tourism" in Cancun. Lastly, John a long time listener and Top Fan called to fill us in on his trip to some western National Parks. He describes has adventure, including flights, hotels and experiences.
August 10, 2020
Mike Heck, Fox World Travel Vice President of Supplier Solutions, was today’s guest. He gave the listeners valuable information about airlines, hotels, and car rental safety and health protocols. Listeners also had questions, including airline restrictions on animals, road trip safety and safety protocols at hotels.
August 3, 2020
To kick off this weeks show, Nancy Baumann from Globus Family of Brands joined us to discuss the Touring Safety Protocols for land tours as well as the Enhanced Onboard Protocols and Procedures for Avalon Waterways. She also introduced itineraries and highlights for three of our group departures with Globus for fall of 2021.
Rose touched base on the Fox World Travel Book Club. August will feature If You Live Here, I'd Know Your Name, by Heather Lende. Alaska Tour Manager, Colleen Alsberg will be joining Rose for the meeting on August 25th.
Callers also asked questions including, will my luggage be handled on the Burgundy and Provence trip? Will Fox World Travel offer a trip to Antarctica? Should I be worried about our family's trip to Cancun in September? and more!
July 27, 2020
This week callers had many questions, including is it too soon to start planning a family Disney cruise for 2022, what is the current status of REAL ID, when can we expect to see the non-stop flights from Milwaukee to Cancun, restaurant recommendations for Martha's Vineyard and how can I check on the status of my passport?