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Listen in to The Travel Guys where everyday people come to learn how to become a smarter traveler. Hosted by Mark Hoffmann and Tom Romano. The show airs live every Sunday, from 3-4pm on KFBK AM 1530 and Newstalk 93.1 FM in Sacramento, CA. The show also streams live from kfbk.com.

    Airlines are Selling Your Personal Information

    Airlines are Selling Your Personal Information

    On the Sunday, June 28th edition of The Travel Guys…



    * In the travel news, Washington State is the latest to require travelers to wear a mask, Hawaii announces a date for arrivals to resume and  Princess will headquarter two ships in The Golden State next year…

    * In the Smarter Traveler segment, Mark asks if it’s ok with you that American and United Airlines are selling your travel and web records for billons of dollars, via loans secured by their frequent flyer programs.  And we look into all the concerts and events that have been canceled.  Where are the refunds?

    * The second half of the show features a travel round table with Gwen Duncan of Cordially Yours Travel.  Gwen is an avid cruiser and we discuss when she might next get on the open seas. Then we ask our listeners the same question…



    Highlights



    * European Union Will Bar US Travelers When It Reopens

    * US Travel Reacts to EU’s Plans to Ban American Travelers

    * American Airlines to End Middle-Seat Blocking, Will Now Fill Flights to Capacity

    * Marriott CEO Says Wearing Masks ‘Significant Part’ of Hotel Industry Comeback

    * Majestic Princess Joins Sister Ships in Los Angeles for 2021/2022 Season

    * SkyTeam Airlines Adopt SkyCare&Protect Safety Pledge

    * Should airlines be allowed to pawn travel records to cover cash-flow problems?

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    Camping Tips and Taking an RV Road Trip

    Camping Tips and Taking an RV Road Trip

    On the Sunday, June 21st edition of The Travel Guys…









    * In the Travel News, ocean going cruises have been canceled through September 30.  Except one cruise line says they are sailing to Alaska in September.  Starting September 1st. Except Alaska has a 14-day quarantine.  So who is right?







     







    * Airlines have found a way to get everyone to mask up on board.  No mask, you don’t fly.  Not just today, you don’t fly on that airline again EVER.  And it’s working…







     







    * It’s our outdoors show, as we give you tips on what camping is like in the age of COVID, how you can rent an RV and take the Great American Road trip.  Did you know you can get your RV DELIVERED to the campground?  That’s what we are talkin’ about….







     







    * We are the Travel AND entertainment guys…and we have a special treat.  A former member of the band Chicago has co-written a great song perfect for Covid times.  It makes its Sacramento debut on our show!  “Everything is Gonna Work Out Fine.“







    Highlights



    * www.outdoorsy.com

    * RV rentals soaring during the pandemic

    * It’s a Matter of Time

    * inntowncampground.com



    Highlights from previous weeks



    * How the Travel Industry Can Do Its Part in the Fight Against Racism

    * Travel Pulse  with Alex Temblador

    * TravelAlaska.com

    * Is it safe to travel now? It depends

    * What Travel Insurance Does Not Cover After The Pandemic

    * Sacramento River Train – Railbikes

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    Sacramento River Train’s New Summer Activity and Fighting  Racism in the Travel Industry

    Sacramento River Train’s New Summer Activity and Fighting  Racism in the Travel Industry

    On the Sunday, June 14th edition of The Travel Guys:

     



    * In the Travel News, Hawaii extends their 14 day arrival quarantine until the end of July, Disneyland will reopen July 17th and we discuss how hotel breakfasts are changing in these “the buffet is gone” virus days.







    * Mark made a trip to Seattle this past week, to scout tour destinations and restaurants.  He shares some tips if you are thinking of traveling soon, as in take more than one mask and some other things you might not have thought of. The airline/airport number tell us more of you are getting on planes.







    * Chris Hart, our Northern California train man, checks in to tell us about the new rail cars in Sacramento.  FINALLY, something new and fun to do this summer!







    * We change gears in an extended final segment of the show as we welcome Alex Temblador.  Alex penned an article for the times, about where racism lurks in the travel industry and what the industry can do to fight back.  She joins us for a candid discussion.



    Highlights



    * How the Travel Industry Can Do Its Part in the Fight Against Racism

    * Travel Pulse  with Alex Temblador

    * TravelAlaska.com

    * Is it safe to travel now? It depends

    * What Travel Insurance Does Not Cover After The Pandemic

    * Sacramento River Train – Railbikes

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    Travel Updates from Hawaii

    Travel Updates from Hawaii

    On the Sunday, June 7th edition of The Travel Guys:





    * In the Travel News, Delta Airlines says they will guarantee a blocked middle seat through September, and Alaska keeps changing its mind about how to handle COVID and tourism arrivals in a state having a summer without cruise ships.

    * Speaking of states making traveler arrival decisions, Hawaii is trying to decide when to open for business.  Our guests, the hosts of www.beatofhawaii.com, share their insights and tell us about their favorite place on their home island of Kauai. (By the way, their site is a terrific place to get updates on Hawaii travel and culture.)

    * Not many people are traveling these days.  So what are airport and planes like?  Reporter Chris Galloway has the scoop, based on his own experiences this past week.

    * Sid Thrift and Dale Hanna, our local TSA men, join us to talk about how security is (and isn’t) different, during the pandemic.



    Highlights



    * Universal Orlando Resort Just Reopened – Here’s What It’s Like to Visit a Theme Park Now

    * beatofhawaii.com

    * Ancient Wailua Today in Unique Story, Dance, Chant

    * Tapas Old as Time: These Are the World’s Oldest Restaurants

    * What Should I Do With My Airline Points and Miles Right Now?

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    The importance of using a travel advisor, especially during uncertain times

    The importance of using a travel advisor, especially during uncertain times

    On the Sunday, May 31st edition of The Travel Guys… 



    * In the Travel News, Southwest says you can return to Hawaii starting July 1, except Hawaii hasn’t yet agreed and tickets are not on sale.  With Hertz and several of its affiliated companies headed to bankruptcy, is it curtains for the car rental industry? Broadway San Francisco announces its new 2021 season here, but hedges its bet just a bit, with the season starting next year, instead of the traditional fall roll out.







    * In his Just One Man’s Opinion commentary, Mark wonders why face masks have become a political statement instead of a possible life-saving device.







    * We make you a smarter traveler by answering the question, “Why is it so hard to get a refund for ANYTHING in the world of travel and entertainment these days?”







    * Gwen Duncan of Cordially Yours Travel stops by to address why the new complications of travel make it more important than ever to have an expert on your side.







    * Rob on the Road is one of KVIE’s most popular programs.  So what happens when a travel program can’t travel?  Rob at Home is born. We’ll talk to Rob about the challenges of doing a travel show from your house.



    Highlights



    * You Won’t See These Airports Anymore…

    * How Travel Has Changed Since The Pandemic — And How It Should Change

    * Broadway SF

    * With States Reopening, Which Now Require Travelers to Quarantine?

    * America’s Most Underrated National Parks

    * What Should I Do With My Airline Points and Miles Right Now?

    * Gallo Center for the Arts

    * Tapas Old as Time: These Are the World’s Oldest Restaurants

    * Portland Rose Festival  Parade online broadcasting

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    Changes in Airport Security and Virtual Theatre Performances

    Changes in Airport Security and Virtual Theatre Performances

    On the Sunday, May 24th, Memorial Day edition of The Travel Guys…

     



    * In the Travel News, restaurants and tourism attractions are opening all over the country, and some of us hold our collective breaths.  Las Vegas casinos are rolling the dice, and we get an update on when the lights might be back on Broadway.







    * The TSA has made some changes to how you’ll pass through security at the airport.  No more handing your boarding pass to the TSA staff, among other changes.  But missing from the new security list is temperature monitoring, which many people expected to be part of the new procedures. (We will have Sid Thrift and Dale Hanna, our local TSA guys, on with us next Sunday to discuss the changes.)







    * Theater companies all over the country are out of business for the summer.  Some are getting very creative on giving you virtual performances.  We highlight two today: The Transcendence Theater Company in Sonoma is offering concerts from ten years of Broadway shows  under the stars (donations); and Broadway itself is offering you the chance to see the premiere of a new show,   “Allegiance,“starring George Takei, premieres Friday night and you can watch it ($15 charge).







    * Just One Man’s Opinion highlights Memorial Day and why it’s important right now to acknowledge its meaning.



    Highlights



    * Allegiance – a new Broadway musical

    * Broadway Under the Stars – Transcendence Theatre Company

    * Donate to the San Francisco  Maritime National Park Association

    * American Pilot Jailed in Singapore for Breaking Quarantine

    * United CleanPlus

    * Broadway on demand

    * broadwaysacramento.com

    * www.autismtravelaz.com

    2020 Virtual Tour of the Nixon Library’s Gardens

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