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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 Autumn series - talking to global adventurers, Egypt's Omar Nour & Omar Samra

    TravelWise Autumn series - talking to global adventurers, Egypt's Omar Nour & Omar Samra

    The new autumn series of PodTalks gets underway with Phil Blizzard talking to  two  of Eygpt's most accomplished  extreme sports athletes and adventure travellers. They recall their adventures and the challenges faced  as well as those faced on the journey to become successful serial entrepreneurs
    Omar Samra is the first Egyptian and one of less than 40 people in history to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam which involves skiing to both the north and south poles, climbing Everest, along with the  7 highest mountain summits.
    Omar Nour is a former professional triathlete and together with Omar Samra they rowed across the Atlantic ocean and in doing so became the first Arabs to accomplish the 1000km plus crossing.
    Look out for the movie -  "Beyond the Raging Sea" a documentary which they have produced about their epic row across the Atlantic Ocean
    The podcast was recorded at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, Sharjah 2021

    • 19 min
    TravelWise Summer Season - flying high with Emirates and news from flydubai

    TravelWise Summer Season - flying high with Emirates and news from flydubai

    Phil  Blizzard talks to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates at the Arabian Travel Market and sits comfortably in the new Premium Economy seat whilst talking to Adnan Kazim, COO, Emirates. In this podcast, the first for the summer season,  Aviation News features flydubai and their seasonal destinations, plus their special flights to Doha for the FIFA World Cup 

    • 14 min
    PodTalks - Phil Blizzard Retrospective with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

    PodTalks - Phil Blizzard Retrospective with Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

    A fascinating chat with Steve Wozniak as he reveals his philosophy for Apple, how a floppy disc took him out of California and onto to Las Vegas. Plus much more  - like the name he use to avoid recognition at university and why he did not adopt the American Dream! 

    The interview was recorded in Qatar at the the ‘Partnership Strategies for Corporate R&D’ conference, hosted by Qatar Science & Technology Park and first broadcast on AME Info Radio, Dubai.

    • 6 min
    TravelWise - Egypt's Intrepid Travellers Omar Nour & Omar Samra

    TravelWise - Egypt's Intrepid Travellers Omar Nour & Omar Samra

    A fascinating conversation between Phil Blizzard and  two  of Eygpt's most accomplished  extreme sports athletes and adventure travellers. They talk about their adventures and the challenges faced on  their travels, as well as those faced on the journey to become successful serial entrepreneurs

    Omar Samra is the first Egyptian and one of less than 40 people in history to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam which involves skiing to both the north and south poles, climbing Everest, along with the  7 highest mountain summits. 

    Omar Nour is a former professional triathlete and together with Omar Samra they rowed across the Atlantic ocean and in doing so became the first Arabs to accomplish the 1000km plus crossing. 

    Look out for the movie -  "Beyond the Raging Sea" a documentary which they have produced about their epic row across the Atlantic Ocean

    The podcast was recorded at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, Sharjah 2021

    • 19 min
    TravelWise with Martin Barth, President & CEO, World Tourism Forum Lucerne

    TravelWise with Martin Barth, President & CEO, World Tourism Forum Lucerne

    A conversation with Martin Barth,  President & CEO, World Tourism Forum Lucerne, at the recently held  'START - UP INNOVATION SUMMIT 2002' which took place at the Hilton DoubleTree, on Marjan Island.  Listen to to discover the aims of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne, what they do, why they are in Ras al Khaimah and on a lighter note  my favourite restaurant in this emirate!!! 

    • 12 min
    TravelWise with Raki Philips, CEO, RAKTDA talking MICE

    TravelWise with Raki Philips, CEO, RAKTDA talking MICE

    Raki Philips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development talks to Phil Blizzard about the exciting events taking place in the emirates during the first quarter of 2022, along with the  record breaking start to the year.  Events include - the World Travel Forum - Lucerne Innovation Summit, where this podcast is being recorded, the PGA European Tour Golf Tournament, Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, plus the Arab Aviation Summit and PATA Annual Summit.  PATA, the Pan Asia Tourism Association has moved this event to the MIddle East for the first time.

    MICE -  Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (Events) is a key revenue driver for the tourism industry and Raki explains the importance of this sector to Ras al Khaimah

    • 12 min

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