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Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams Radio Shows Archive
Archived November 2020
Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams Radio & Show Notes
November 29, 2020_Show ID 1717
Radio Show Travel Expert Stephanie Abrams shares insights into the effects of Covid-19 on travel providers including the closing of the historic New York City’s The Roosevelt Hotel.
November 28, 2020_Show ID 1716
Watch for archived audio for this show which will be available shortly!
Hour 1 Guest: Pat Gormally discusses Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, Sister City of Pittsfield, Massachusetts where President-Elect Joseph Biden’s father’s family emigrated from and the region in County Louth where Biden’s mother’s family traces her roots to.
Hour 2 Guest: Alison Parsons, Countess of Rosse, Birr Castle, County Offaly, Ireland. Stephanie Abrams discusses the connection between the US quiz show, Jeopardy and Birr Castle which caught Stephanie’s attention. The “answer” was “In 1869, Mary Ward was the first person to die this way.” The contestant created the correct question which was, “What is a car accident.” But no further info was provided connecting this accident to the town of Birr in County Offaly and the Rosse family nor did it connect Mary Ward, a member of the family of Lord Rosse who invested The Leviathan Telescope in the early 1800s and Castle Ward in County Down, Northern Ireland through her marriage to Henry Ward. The complex and fascinating histories of the two castles and the uniqueness of the families who have owned them make for fascinating listening!
Please watch for archived audio of this show on broadcast date
Today’s show takes you from the site of the Belfast Titanic in Northern Ireland to the nooks and crannies of Massachusetts before focusing on how to travel safely during the Covid era and what hotels are doing to assure safety of guests and staff.
Hour 1 Guest: Adrian McNally, General Manager, Titanic Hotel Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Guest: Andreas Schmidt, General Manager, Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico, www.VelasResorts.com
November 14, 2020_ShowID 1712
Hour 1 Guest: Linda Hart, Executive Director, Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holland, Michigan, USA www.Holland.org
Hour 2 Guest: A rare experience! Holland, Michigan’s innovative approach to turning the destination into a 12-month attraction in a region that is known for snowy and icy weather conditions dazzled travel expert Stephanie Abrams’ imagination so she continued the conversation into Hour 2 of today’s Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams, something she rarely does!
Linda Hart, Executive Director, Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Holland, Michigan, USA www.Holland.org
Hour 3 Guest: Stephanie Abrams updates listeners with tips on films including 2 related to Ireland and she interviews Steve Farrell, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Holland, Michigan, USA www.Marriott.com
November 8, 2020_Show ID 1711:
Guest: Joanne Walsh, General Manager, Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, UK, www.LoughErneResort.com
November 7, 2020_Show ID 1710:
Hour 1 Guest: Sean O’Driscoll, CEO, iNUA Hospitality, Hotels in Ireland, Based in County Cork, Ireland, www.iNUAHospitality.ie
Hour 2 Guests:
Arnie Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief, Travel Weekly, Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA, www.TravelWeekly.com
Elaine Fitzgerald, President of the Irish Hotel Federation & Marketing Director for family owned and operated Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Adare County Limerick, Ireland, www.Woodlands-Hotel.ie
Hour 3 Guest: Eamon O’Cuiv, TD, Member of Irish Parliament, Based in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland, www.EamonOCuiv.ie