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TravelWise with Phil Blizzard - News, Views and Interviews. A look at what is happening in the world of travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Middle East, plus further afield.

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TravelWise with Phil Blizzard - News, Views and Interviews. A look at what is happening in the world of travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Middle East, plus further afield.

    TravelWise - Koh Samui, Thailand reopens to international visitors

    TravelWise - Koh Samui, Thailand reopens to international visitors

    In this interview special  Phil Blizzard zoom's across to Koh Samui, Thailand to talk to Bruce Ryder, General Manager , Kamalaya Wellness Santuary.  With the island just opening to international visitors we hear about the procedure for travelling to Koh Samui - including the 'sealed route' from Bangkok. We talk about island life in this COVID era and discover what the santuary offers guests from across the world.

    Kamalaya Koh Samui is an multi award-winning Wellness Sanctuary with a unique & integral wellness approach with a synergy of healing therapies from East and West, a sublimely beautiful natural environment, inspired healthy cuisine, and holistic fitness practices. Guests are taken on a joyful inward journey to health, happiness and fulfilment. 

    • 11 min
    TravelWise Staycation Special - Park Hyatt, Dubai Pt 2

    TravelWise Staycation Special - Park Hyatt, Dubai Pt 2

    This Staycation Special from the Park Hyatt, Dubai continues as Phil Blizzard soaks up the atmosphere of the pools, talks spa relaxation with the resort managing director Stephan Schupbach. Exploration of the resort continues with culinary offerings - from France to Spain and the not to be missed legendary Boardwalk.  Located alongside the Dubai Creek the resort is a sanctuary in the very heart of Dubai with a multitude of restaurants, a white sandy beach,  swimming pools.  

    • 13 min
    TravelWise Staycation Special - Park Hyatt, Dubai Pt 1

    TravelWise Staycation Special - Park Hyatt, Dubai Pt 1

    Located alongside the Dubai Creek the resort is a sanctuary in the very heart of Dubai with a multitude of restaurants, a white sandy beach,  swimming pools.  Phil Blizzard checks into the Park Hyatt, Dubai to discover what the resort has to offer and is greeted by the Managing Director - Stephan Schupbach who provides an overview of the resort.  In this, the first part, Phil also talks to Patrick Fernandez,  Director F & B about the culinary tour which guests can enjoy and then heads off to Thailand as well as the Greek Islands! How .. just listen in.

    • 16 min
    TravelWise - Focus on flydubai, plus a link-up with Thailand's Surf Fm in Hua Hin

    TravelWise - Focus on flydubai, plus a link-up with Thailand's Surf Fm in Hua Hin

    In this edition Phil Blizzard has the latest travel news - including Italy and Phuket, Thailand to welcome international visitors - in June and July, respectively.  Flyduabi launches new services to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, plus Shamal Shiekh, Egypt. To find out more about flydubai's other summer destinations and the airlines adaptability to market opportunities Phil talks to Jeyhun Efendi, Snr VP - Commercial Operations, flydubai whilst attending the Arabian Travel Market. But first there is  a link up with Richard Jackson at Thailand's Surf FM radio station to talk about the travel situation, generally, and also a focus for visitors to Dubai

    • 15 min
    Arabian Travel Market - Day 3 Dubai Expo and Diriyah Gate, KSA

    Arabian Travel Market - Day 3 Dubai Expo and Diriyah Gate, KSA

    Breaking Travel News podcast from the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai with Phil Blizzard reporting on the latest news and talking to key players from the travel industry. On Day 3 the key interviews for this podcast include a look at Dubai Expo - what visitors from across the globe can expect. I have  a very lively conversation with Sumathi Ramanathan,  VP – Market Strategy & Sales, Expo 2020 Dubai  - fasten your seat belts for this!!  Plus a fascinating insight into one of the major projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with New Yorker Jerry Inzerillo, CEO,  Diriyah Gate Development Authority, KSA

    • 10 min
    Arabian Travel Market - Day 2

    Arabian Travel Market - Day 2

    Breaking Travel News podcast from the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai with Phil Blizzard reporting on the latest news and talking to key players from the travel industry. On Day 2 the big news is the announcement from Dubai Tourism on the relaxing of covid restrictions on hotels and the start of events - both outdoors and indoors. An the key interviews for this podcast included Adnan Kazim, COO,  Emirates Airline and  Raki Phiips, CEO, Rasl Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.

    • 9 min

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